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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

   

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

     
   

For the quarterly period ended February 27, 2016

     
   

OR

     

 

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

   

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

     
   

For the transition period from ________________ to ________________

 

Commission file number: 001-08504

 

UNIFIRST CORPORATION

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Massachusetts

 

04-2103460

(State or Other Jurisdiction of

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Incorporation or Organization)

 

Identification No.)

     

68 Jonspin Road, Wilmington, MA

 

01887

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

(978) 658-8888
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

Yes ☑     No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).      

 

Yes ☑     No

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer     

Accelerated filer     

Smaller Reporting Company      

Non-accelerated filer     

  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

Yes ☐     No

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

 

The number of outstanding shares of UniFirst Corporation Common Stock and Class B Common Stock at April 1, 2016 were 15,288,535 and 4,854,519, respectively. 

 

 
 

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UniFirst Corporation

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

For the Quarter ended February 27, 2016

 

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Part I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1 – Financial Statements

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Income for the Thirteen and Twenty-six Weeks ended February 27, 2016 and February 28, 2015

 
   

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Thirteen and Twenty-six Weeks ended February 27, 2016 and February 28, 2015

 
   

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of February 27, 2016 and August 29, 2015

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Twenty-six Weeks ended February 27, 2016 and February 28, 2015

 

 

 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

 

 

Item 2 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

 

 

Item 3 – Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

 

 

Item 4 – Controls and Procedures

 

 

 

Part II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1 – Legal Proceedings

 
   

Item 1A – Risk Factors

 
   

Item 2 – Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 
   

Item 3 – Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 
   

Item 4 – Mine Safety Disclosures

 
   

Item 5 – Other Information

 
   

Item 6 – Exhibits

 

 

 

Signatures

 
   

Exhibit Index

 
   

Certifications

 

 Ex-31.1 Section 302 Certification of CEO

 

 Ex-31.2 Section 302 Certification of CFO

 

 Ex-32.1 Section 906 Certification of CEO

 

 Ex-32.2 Section 906 Certification of CFO

 

 

 
 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

UniFirst Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)

 

   

Thirteen weeks ended

   

Twenty-six weeks ended

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

February 27,

2016

   

February 28,

2015

   

February 27,

2016

   

February 28,

2015

 
                                 

Revenues

  $ 363,097     $ 361,462     $ 736,481     $ 731,823  
                                 

Operating expenses:

                               

Cost of revenues (1)

    229,672       223,874       452,275       443,227  

Selling and administrative expenses (1)

    75,423       77,245       148,172       149,627  

Depreciation and amortization

    19,809       18,792       39,547       36,829  

Total operating expenses

    324,904       319,911       639,994       629,683  
                                 

Income from operations

    38,193       41,551       96,487       102,140  
                                 

Other (income) expense:

                               

Interest expense

    218       239       439       427  

Interest income

    (892

)

    (944

)

    (1,656

)

    (1,748

)

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

    (132

)

    880       347       1,251  

Total other (income) expense

    (806

)

    175       (870

)

    (70

)

                                 

Income before income taxes

    38,999       41,376       97,357       102,210  

Provision for income taxes

    15,501       15,930       37,969       39,351  
                                 

Net income

  $ 23,498     $ 25,446     $ 59,388     $ 62,859  
                                 

Income per share – Basic:

                               

Common Stock

  $ 1.23     $ 1.33     $ 3.10     $ 3.29  

Class B Common Stock

  $ 0.98     $ 1.06     $ 2.48     $ 2.63  
                                 

Income per share – Diluted:

                               

Common Stock

  $ 1.16     $ 1.26     $ 2.94     $ 3.11  
                                 

Income allocated to – Basic:

                               

Common Stock

  $ 18,691     $ 20,182     $ 47,232     $ 49,834  

Class B Common Stock

  $ 4,704     $ 5,041     $ 11,896     $ 12,472  
                                 

Income allocated to – Diluted:

                               

Common Stock

  $ 23,401     $ 25,235     $ 59,141     $ 62,335  
                                 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding – Basic:

                               

Common Stock

    15,241       15,185       15,230       15,156  

Class B Common Stock

    4,795       4,741       4,795       4,741  
                                 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding – Diluted:

                               

Common Stock

    20,138       20,065       20,127       20,028  
                                 

Dividends per share:

                               

Common Stock

  $ 0.0375     $ 0.0375     $ 0.0750     $ 0.0750  

Class B Common Stock

  $ 0.0300     $ 0.0300     $ 0.0600     $ 0.0600  

 

(1) Exclusive of depreciation on the Company’s property, plant and equipment and amortization of its intangible assets.

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these

Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 
 

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UniFirst Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(Unaudited)

 

   

Thirteen weeks ended

   

Twenty-six weeks ended

 

(In thousands)

 

February 27,

2016

   

February 28,

2015

   

February 27,

2016

   

February 28,

2015

 
                                 

Net Income

  $ 23,498     $ 25,446     $ 59,388     $ 62,859  
                                 

Other comprehensive (loss) income:

                               

Foreign currency translation adjustments

    (2,011

)

    (10,569

)

    (3,583

)

    (16,892

)

Pension benefit liabilities, net of income taxes

                (218

)

    (1,266

)

Change in fair value of derivatives, net of income taxes

    175       (644

)

    (48

)

    (644

)

Derivative financial instruments gain reclassified

    (93

)

          (165

)

     
                                 

Other comprehensive (loss) income

    (1,929

)

    (11,213

)

    (4,014

)

    (18,802

)

                                 

Comprehensive income

  $ 21,569     $ 14,233     $ 55,374     $ 44,057  

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these

Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 
 

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UniFirst Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

 

(In thousands, except share and par value data)

 

February 27,

2016(a)

   

August 29,

2015(b)

 
                 

Assets

               

Current assets:

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 334,992     $ 276,553  

Receivables, less reserves of $9,617 and $6,007

    157,947       151,851  

Inventories

    75,566       80,449  

Rental merchandise in service

    136,605       140,384  

Prepaid and deferred income taxes

    2,460       204  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    13,327       12,382  

Total current assets

    720,897       661,823  
                 

Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $641,328 and $618,269

    521,324       513,853  

Goodwill

    313,033       313,133  

Customer contracts, net

    33,960       38,024  

Other intangible assets, net

    1,642       2,025  

Deferred income taxes

          1,475  

Other assets

    2,978       2,904  
                 

Total assets

  $ 1,593,834     $ 1,533,237  
                 

Liabilities and shareholders’ equity

               

Current liabilities:

               

Loans payable

  $ 277     $ 1,385  

Accounts payable

    50,652       50,826  

Accrued liabilities

    112,603       113,022  

Accrued and deferred income taxes

          18,878  

Total current liabilities

    163,532       184,111  
                 

Accrued liabilities

    57,247       54,566  

Accrued and deferred income taxes

    73,344       52,352  
                 

Total liabilities

    294,123       291,029  
                 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 10)

               

Shareholders’ equity:

               

Preferred Stock, $1.00 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding

           

Common Stock, $0.10 par value; 30,000,000 shares authorized; 15,286,674 and 15,246,588 shares issued and outstanding as of February 27, 2016 and August 29, 2015, respectively

    1,529       1,525  

Class B Common Stock, $0.10 par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 4,854,519 shares issued and outstanding as of February 27, 2016 and August 29, 2015

    485       485  

Capital surplus

    71,173       67,611  

Retained earnings

    1,254,951       1,197,000  

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

    (28,427

)

    (24,413

)

                 

Total shareholders’ equity

    1,299,711       1,242,208  
                 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

  $ 1,593,834     $ 1,533,237  

 

(a) In the second fiscal quarter of 2016, the Company adopted updated accounting guidance on the presentation of deferred income taxes. This adoption required that deferred tax liabilities and assets be classified as noncurrent in the Consolidated Balance Sheet. The Company elected to account for this change in presentation prospectively and prior periods were not retroactively adjusted.

 

(b) Derived from audited financial statements

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these

Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 
 

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UniFirst Corporation and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

Twenty-six weeks ended

(In thousands)

 

February 27,

2016

   

February 28,

2015

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

               

Net income

  $ 59,388     $ 62,859  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:

               

Depreciation

    35,297       32,495  

Amortization of intangible assets

    4,250       4,334  

Amortization of deferred financing costs

    104       104  

Share-based compensation

    2,537       3,369  

Accretion on environmental contingencies

    334       302  

Accretion on asset retirement obligations

    398       316  

Deferred income taxes

    5,978       7,040  

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions:

               

Receivables, less reserves

    (6,528

)

    (11,048

)

Inventories

    4,733       (6,578

)

Rental merchandise in service

    3,477       718  

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    (851

)

    (7,187

)

Accounts payable

    (79

)

    (1,384

)

Accrued liabilities

    1,574       11,605  

Prepaid and accrued income taxes

    (5,131

)

    10,092  

Net cash provided by operating activities

    105,481       107,037  
                 

Cash flows from investing activities:

               

Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired

    (73

)

    (15,086

)

Capital expenditures

    (44,028

)

    (45,542

)

Other

    111       (202

)

Net cash used in investing activities

    (43,990

)

    (60,830

)

                 

Cash flows from financing activities:

               

Proceeds from loans payable and long-term debt

          4,937  

Payments on loans payable and long-term debt

    (1,046

)

    (6,887

)

Proceeds from exercise of share-based awards, including excess tax benefits

    1,026       4,975  

Payment of cash dividends

    (1,436

)

    (1,433

)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

    (1,456

)

    1,592  
                 

Effect of exchange rate changes

    (1,596

)

    (8,107

)

                 

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

    58,439       39,692  

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

    276,553       191,769  
                 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

  $ 334,992     $ 231,461  

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these

Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

 

 
 

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UniFirst Corporation and Subsidiaries

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

 

1. Basis of Presentation

 

These Consolidated Financial Statements of UniFirst Corporation (“Company”) have been prepared, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“US GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations; however, the Company believes that the information furnished reflects all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair statement of results for the interim period.

 

It is suggested that these Consolidated Financial Statements be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended August 29, 2015. There have been no material changes in the accounting policies followed by the Company during the current fiscal year. Results for an interim period are not indicative of any future interim periods or for an entire fiscal year.

 

2. Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued updated accounting guidance for revenue recognition, which they have subsequently modified. This modified update provides a comprehensive new revenue recognition model that requires revenue to be recognized in a manner to depict the transfer of goods or services to a customer at an amount that reflects the consideration expected to be received in exchange for those goods or services. This guidance will be effective for annual reporting periods, and any interim periods within those annual periods, that begin after December 15, 2017 and will be required to be applied retrospectively (full or modified), with early adoption permitted. Accordingly, the standard will be effective for the Company on August 26, 2018. The Company is currently evaluating the adoption method it will apply and the impact that this guidance will have on its financial statements and related disclosures. 

 

In February 2015, the FASB issued updated accounting guidance on consolidation requirements. This update changes the guidance with respect to the analysis that a reporting entity must perform to determine whether it should consolidate certain types of legal entities. This guidance is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2015, with early adoption permitted. Accordingly, the standard will be effective for the Company on August 28, 2016. The Company expects that adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on its financial statements.

 

In April 2015, the FASB issued updated guidance on the presentation of debt issuance costs. This update changes the guidance with respect to presenting such costs in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the related debt liability rather than as an asset. Amortization of the costs is reported as interest expense. This guidance is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2015, with early adoption permitted. Accordingly, the standard will be effective for the Company on August 28, 2016. The Company expects that adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on its financial statements.

 

In May 2015, the FASB issued updated guidance to remove the requirement to categorize within the fair value hierarchy all investments for which fair value is measured using the net asset value per share practical expedient. This guidance also removes the requirement to make certain disclosures for all investments that are eligible to be measured at fair value using the net asset value per share practical expedient. This guidance is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2015, and is to be applied retrospectively to all periods presented, with early adoption permitted. Accordingly, the standard will be effective for the Company on August 28, 2016. The Company expects that adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on its financial statements.

 

In July 2015, the FASB issued updated guidance which changes the measurement principle for inventory from the lower of cost or market to the lower of cost or net realizable value. Subsequent measurement is unchanged for inventory measured using last-in, first-out or the retail inventory method. This guidance is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2016, and is to be applied prospectively, with early adoption permitted. Accordingly, the standard will be effective for the Company on August 27, 2017. The Company expects that adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on its financial statements.

 

In September 2015, the FASB issued updated guidance that requires an entity to recognize adjustments made to provisional amounts that are identified in a business combination in the period such adjustments are determined, rather than retrospectively adjusting previously reported amounts. This guidance is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2015, and is to be applied prospectively, with early adoption permitted. Accordingly, the standard will be effective for the Company on August 28, 2016. The Company expects that adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on its financial statements.

 

 

In November 2015, the FASB issued updated guidance on the presentation of deferred income taxes. This update requires that deferred tax liabilities and assets be classified as noncurrent in a classified statement of financial position. This guidance is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2016 and is to be applied prospectively, and may also be applied retrospectively to all periods presented, with early adoption permitted. The Company adopted this standard prospectively on February 27, 2016 and prior periods were not retroactively adjusted.

 

In January 2016, the FASB issued updated guidance for the recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure of certain financial assets and liabilities. This guidance is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2017, with early adoption permitted. Accordingly, the standard will be effective for the Company on August 26, 2018. The Company expects that adoption of this guidance will not have a material impact on its financial statements.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued updated guidance that improves transparency and comparability among companies by recognizing lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and by disclosing key information about leasing arrangements. This guidance is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2018, with early adoption permitted. Accordingly, the standard will be effective for the Company on September 1, 2019. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that this guidance will have on its financial statements and related disclosures. 

 

In March 2016, the FASB issued updated guidance that simplifies several aspects of accounting for share-based payment transactions. This guidance is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2016 and, depending on the amendment, must be applied using a prospective transition method, retrospective transition method, modified retrospective transition method, prospectively and/or retroactively, with early adoption permitted. Accordingly, the standard will be effective for the Company on August 27, 2017. The Company is currently evaluating the impact that this guidance will have on its financial statements and related disclosures.

 

3. Business Acquisitions

 

During the twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016, the Company completed one business acquisition with an aggregate purchase price of approximately $0.1 million. The results of operations of this acquisition have been included in the Company’s consolidated financial results since its acquisition date. This acquisition was not significant in relation to the Company’s consolidated financial results and, therefore, pro forma financial information has not been presented.

 

4. Fair Value Measurements

 

US GAAP establishes a framework for measuring fair value and establishes disclosure requirements about fair value measurements. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. We considered non-performance risk when determining fair value of our derivative financial instruments.

 

The fair value hierarchy prescribed under US GAAP contains three levels as follows:

 

 

Level 1 –

 Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

 

Level 2 –  

Observable inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1, such as quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets and liabilities in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data.

 

 

Level 3 –  

Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities. This includes certain pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies and similar techniques that use significant unobservable inputs.

 

 

All financial assets or liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis (at least annually) have been segregated into the most appropriate level within the fair value hierarchy based on the inputs used to determine the fair value at the measurement date.  The assets or liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are summarized in the tables below (in thousands):

 

   

As of February 27, 2016

 
   

Level 1

   

Level 2

   

Level 3

   

Fair Value

 

Assets:

                               

Cash equivalents

  $ 51,575     $     $     $ 51,575  

Pension plan assets

          4,679             4,679  

Foreign currency forward contracts

          838             838  

Total assets at fair value

  $ 51,575     $ 5,517     $     $ 57,092  

 

   

As of August 29, 2015

 
   

Level 1

   

Level 2

   

Level 3

   

Fair Value

 

Assets:

                               

Cash equivalents

  $ 42,093     $     $     $ 42,093  

Pension plan assets

          4,757             4,757  

Foreign currency forward contracts

          524             524  

Total assets at fair value

  $ 42,093     $ 5,281     $     $ 47,374  

 

 

The Company’s cash equivalents listed above represent money market securities and are classified within Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy because they are valued using quoted market prices. The Company does not adjust the quoted market price for such financial instruments.  

 

The Company’s pension plan assets listed above represent guaranteed deposit accounts that are maintained and operated by Prudential Retirement Insurance and Annuity Company (“PRIAC”). All assets are merged with the general assets of PRIAC and are invested predominantly in privately placed securities and mortgages. At the beginning of each calendar year, PRIAC notifies the Company of the annual rates of interest which will be applied to the amounts held in the guaranteed deposit account during the next calendar year. In determining the interest rate to be applied, PRIAC considers the investment performance of the underlying assets of the prior year; however, regardless of the investment performance the Company is contractually guaranteed a minimum rate of return. As such, the Company’s pension plan assets are included within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

 

The Company’s foreign currency forward contracts represent contracts the Company has entered into to exchange Canadian dollars for U.S. dollars at fixed exchange rates in order to manage its exposure related to certain forecasted Canadian dollar denominated sales of one of its subsidiaries. The fair value of the forward contracts is based on similar exchange traded derivatives and are, therefore, included within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

 

5. Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities 

 

The Company uses derivative financial instruments to mitigate its exposure to fluctuations in foreign currencies on certain forecasted transactions denominated in foreign currencies. US GAAP requires that all of its derivative instruments be recorded on the balance sheet at fair value. All subsequent changes in a derivative’s fair value are recognized in income, unless specific hedge accounting criteria are met.

 

Derivative instruments that qualify for hedge accounting are classified as a hedge of the variability of cash flows to be received or paid related to a recognized asset, liability or forecasted transaction. Changes in the fair value of a derivative that is highly effective and designated as a cash flow hedge are recognized in accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income until the hedged item or forecasted transaction is recognized in earnings. The Company performs an assessment at the inception of the hedge and on a quarterly basis thereafter, to determine whether its derivatives are highly effective in offsetting changes in the value of the hedged items. Any changes in the fair value resulting from hedge ineffectiveness are immediately recognized as income or expense.

 

In January 2015, the Company entered into sixteen forward contracts to exchange Canadian dollars (“CAD”) for U.S. dollars at fixed exchange rates in order to manage its exposure related to certain forecasted CAD denominated sales of one of its subsidiaries. The hedged transactions are specified as the first amount of CAD denominated revenues invoiced by one of the Company’s domestic subsidiaries each fiscal quarter, beginning in the third fiscal quarter of 2015 and continuing through the second fiscal quarter of 2019. In total, the Company will sell approximately 31.0 million CAD at an average Canadian-dollar exchange rate of 0.7825 over these quarterly periods. The Company concluded that the forward contracts met the criteria to qualify as a cash flow hedge under US GAAP. Accordingly, the Company has reflected all changes in the fair value of the forward contracts in accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income, a component of shareholders’ equity. Upon the maturity of each foreign exchange forward contract, the gain or loss on the contract will be recorded as an adjustment to revenues.

 

As of February 27, 2016, the Company had forward contracts with a notional value of approximately 21.2 million CAD outstanding and recorded the fair value of the contracts of $0.5 million in other long-term assets and $0.3 million in prepaid expenses and other current assets with a corresponding gain in accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income of $0.5 million, which was recorded net of tax. During the twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016, the Company reclassified $0.2 million from accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income to revenue, related to the derivative financial instruments. The gain in accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income as of February 27, 2016 is expected to be reclassified to revenues prior to its maturity on February 22, 2019.

 

 
 

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6. Employee Benefit Plans

 

Defined Contribution Retirement Savings Plan

 

The Company has a defined contribution retirement savings plan with a 401(k) feature for all eligible employees not under collective bargaining agreements. The Company matches a portion of the employee’s contribution and may make an additional contribution at its discretion. Contributions charged to expense under the plan for the thirteen weeks ended February 27, 2016 and February 28, 2015 were $3.6 million and $3.8 million, respectively. Contributions charged to expense under the plan for the twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016 and February 28, 2015 were $7.3 million and $7.9 million, respectively.

 

Pension Plans and Supplemental Executive Retirement Plans

 

The Company maintains an unfunded Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan for certain eligible employees of the Company, a non-contributory defined benefit pension plan covering union employees at one of its locations, and a frozen pension plan the Company assumed in connection with its acquisition of Textilease Corporation in fiscal 2004. The amounts charged to expense related to these plans for both the thirteen weeks ended February 27, 2016 and February 28, 2015 were $0.9 million. The amounts charged to expense related to these plans for both the twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016 and February 28, 2015 were $1.7 million.

 

7. Net Income Per Share

 

The Company calculates net income per share in accordance with US GAAP, which requires the Company to allocate income to its unvested participating securities as part of its earnings per share (“EPS”) calculations. The following table sets forth the computation of basic earnings per share using the two-class method for amounts attributable to the Company’s shares of Common Stock and Class B Common Stock (in thousands, except per share data):

 

   

Thirteen weeks ended

   

Twenty-six weeks ended

 
   

February 27,

2016

   

February 28,

2015

   

February 27,

2016

   

February 28,

2015

 
                                 

Net income

  $ 23,498     $ 25,446     $ 59,388     $ 62,859  
                                 

Allocation of net income for Basic:

                               

Common Stock

  $ 18,691     $ 20,182     $ 47,232     $ 49,834  

Class B Common Stock

    4,704       5,041       11,896       12,472  

Unvested participating shares

    103       223       260       553  
    $ 23,498     $ 25,446     $ 59,388     $ 62,859  
                                 

Weighted average number of shares for Basic:

                               

Common Stock

    15,241       15,185       15,230       15,156  

Class B Common Stock

    4,795       4,741       4,795       4,741  

Unvested participating shares

    96       192       95       192  
      20,132       20,118       20,120       20,089  
                                 

Earnings per share for Basic:

                               

Common Stock

  $ 1.23     $ 1.33     $ 3.10     $ 3.29  

Class B Common Stock

  $ 0.98     $ 1.06     $ 2.48     $ 2.63  

 

 

The Company is required to calculate diluted EPS for Common Stock using the more dilutive of the following two methods:

 

 

The treasury stock method; or

 

 

The two-class method assuming a participating security is not exercised or converted.

 

 

For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016, the Company’s diluted EPS assumes the conversion of all vested Class B Common Stock into Common Stock and uses the two-class method for its unvested participating shares as it was the more dilutive of the two methods. The following table sets forth the computation of diluted earnings per share of Common Stock for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016 (in thousands, except per share data):

 

   

Thirteen weeks

ended February 27, 2016

   

Twenty-six weeks

ended February 27, 2016

 
   

Earnings

to Common

Shareholders

   

Common

Shares

   

EPS

   

Earnings

to Common

Shareholders

   

Common

Shares

   

EPS

 
                                                 

As reported - Basic

  $ 18,691       15,241     $ 1.23     $ 47,232       15,230     $ 3.10  
                                                 

Add: effect of dilutive potential common shares

                                               

Share-based awards

          102                     102          

Class B Common Stock

    4,704       4,795               11,896       4,795          
                                                 

Add: Undistributed earnings allocated to unvested participating shares

    100                     253                
                                                 

Less: Undistributed earnings reallocated to unvested participating shares

    (94

)

                  (240

)

             
                                                 

Diluted EPS – Common Stock

  $ 23,401       20,138     $ 1.16     $ 59,141       20,127     $ 2.94  

 

Share-based awards that would result in the issuance of 700 shares of Common Stock were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the thirteen weeks ended February 27, 2016 because they were anti-dilutive. Share-based awards that would result in the issuance of 3,909 shares of Common Stock were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016 because they were anti-dilutive.

 

For the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended February 28, 2015, the Company’s diluted EPS assumes the conversion of all vested Class B Common Stock into Common Stock and uses the two-class method for its unvested participating shares as it was the more dilutive of the two methods. The following table sets forth the computation of diluted earnings per share of Common Stock for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended February 28, 2015 (in thousands, except per share data):

 

   

Thirteen weeks

ended February 28, 2015

   

Twenty-six weeks

ended February 28, 2015

 
   

Earnings

to Common

Shareholders

   

Common

Shares

   

EPS

   

Earnings

to Common

Shareholders

   

Common

Shares

   

EPS

 
                                                 

As reported - Basic

  $ 20,182       15,185     $ 1.33     $ 49,834       15,156     $ 3.29  
                                                 

Add: effect of dilutive potential common shares

                                               

Share-based awards

          139                     131          

Class B Common Stock

    5,041       4,741               12,472       4,741          
                                                 

Add: Undistributed earnings allocated to unvested participating shares

    217                     540                
                                                 

Less: Undistributed earnings reallocated to unvested participating shares

    (205

)

                  (511

)

             
                                                 

Diluted EPS – Common Stock

  $ 25,235       20,065     $ 1.26     $ 62,335       20,028     $ 3.11  

 

Share-based awards that would result in the issuance of 25,901 shares of Common Stock were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the thirteen weeks ended February 28, 2015 because they were anti-dilutive. Share-based awards that would result in the issuance of 11,903 shares of Common Stock were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the twenty-six weeks ended February 28, 2015 because they were anti-dilutive.

 

 
 

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8. Inventories

 

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost or market value, net of any reserve for excess and obsolete inventory. Judgments and estimates are used in determining the likelihood that new goods on hand can be sold to customers or used in rental operations. Historical inventory usage and current revenue trends are considered in estimating both excess and obsolete inventories. If actual product demand and market conditions are less favorable than those projected by management, additional inventory write-downs may be required. The Company uses the first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) method to value its inventories.

 

The components of inventory as of February 27, 2016 and August 29, 2015 were as follows (in thousands):

 

   

February 27,

2016

   

August 29,

2015

 

Raw materials

  $ 13,958     $ 17,658  

Work in process

    3,572       2,415  

Finished goods

    58,036       60,376  

Total inventories

  $ 75,566     $ 80,449  

 

9. Asset Retirement Obligations

 

The Company recognizes asset retirement obligations in the period in which they are incurred if a reasonable estimate of fair value can be made. The associated asset retirement costs are capitalized as part of the carrying amount of the long-lived asset. The Company continues to depreciate, on a straight-line basis, the amount added to property, plant and equipment and recognizes accretion expense in connection with the discounted liability over the various remaining lives which range from approximately five to twenty-eight years.

 

A roll forward of the Company’s asset retirement liability is as follows (in thousands):

 

   

February 27,

2016

 

Beginning balance as of August 29, 2015

  $ 12,381  

Accretion expense

    398  

Effect of exchange rate changes

    (120

)

Asset retirement liabilities settled

    (269

)

Ending balance as of February 27, 2016

  $ 12,390  

 

Asset retirement obligations are included in long-term accrued liabilities in the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets.

 

10. Commitments and Contingencies

 

The Company and its operations are subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations governing, among other things, air emissions, wastewater discharges, and the generation, handling, storage, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste and other substances. In particular, industrial laundries use and must dispose of detergent waste water and other residues, and, in the past used perchloroethylene and other dry cleaning solvents. The Company is attentive to the environmental concerns surrounding the disposal of these materials and has, through the years, taken measures to avoid their improper disposal. In the past, the Company has settled, or contributed to the settlement of, actions or claims brought against the Company relating to the disposal of hazardous materials and there can be no assurance that the Company will not have to expend material amounts to remediate the consequences of any such disposal in the future.

 

US GAAP requires that a liability for contingencies be recorded when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be reasonably estimated. Significant judgment is required to determine the existence of a liability, as well as the amount to be recorded. The Company regularly consults with attorneys and outside consultants in its consideration of the relevant facts and circumstances before recording a contingent liability. Changes in enacted laws, regulatory orders or decrees, management’s estimates of costs, risk-free interest rates, insurance proceeds, participation by other parties, the timing of payments, the input of the Company’s attorneys and outside consultants or other factual circumstances could have a material impact on the amounts recorded for environmental and other contingent liabilities.

 

Under environmental laws, an owner or lessee of real estate may be liable for the costs of removal or remediation of certain hazardous or toxic substances located on, or in, or emanating from, such property, as well as related costs of investigation and property damage. Such laws often impose liability without regard to whether the owner or lessee knew of, or was responsible for the presence of such hazardous or toxic substances. There can be no assurances that acquired or leased locations have been operated in compliance with environmental laws and regulations or that future uses or conditions will not result in the imposition of liability upon the Company under such laws or expose the Company to third-party actions such as tort suits. The Company continues to address environmental conditions under terms of consent orders or otherwise negotiated with the applicable environmental authorities with respect to sites located in or related to Woburn, Massachusetts, Somerville, Massachusetts, Springfield, Massachusetts, Uvalde, Texas, Stockton, California, three sites related to former operations in Williamstown, Vermont, as well as sites located in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Wilmington, North Carolina and Landover, Maryland.

 

 

The Company has accrued certain costs related to the sites described above as it has been determined that the costs are probable and can be reasonably estimated. The Company has potential exposure related to a parcel of land (the "Central Area") related to the Woburn, Massachusetts site mentioned above. Currently, the consent decree for the Woburn site does not define or require any remediation work in the Central Area. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") has provided the Company and other signatories to the consent decree with comments on the design and implementation of groundwater and soil remedies at the Woburn site and investigation of environmental conditions in the Central Area. The Company, and other signatories, have implemented and proposed to do additional work at the Woburn site but many of the EPA’s comments remain to be resolved. The Company has accrued costs to perform certain work responsive to EPA's comments. The Company is also in discussions with EPA concerning its invoices for oversight costs with respect to the Woburn site and the Central Area. The Company has implemented mitigation measures and continues to monitor environmental conditions at the Somerville, Massachusetts site. In addition, the Company has reserved for costs it expects to incur associated with the construction of a planned municipal transit station in the area of its Somerville site.

 

The Company routinely reviews and evaluates sites that may require remediation and monitoring and determines its estimated costs based on various estimates and assumptions. These estimates are developed using its internal sources or by third party environmental engineers or other service providers. Internally developed estimates are based on:

 

 

Management’s judgment and experience in remediating and monitoring the Company’s sites;

 

 

Information available from regulatory agencies as to costs of remediation and monitoring;

 

 

The number, financial resources and relative degree of responsibility of other potentially responsible parties (“PRPs”) who may be liable for remediation and monitoring of a specific site; and

 

 

The typical allocation of costs among PRPs.

  

There is usually a range of reasonable estimates of the costs associated with each site. In accordance with US GAAP, the Company’s accruals reflect the amount within the range that it believes is the best estimate or the low end of a range of estimates if no point within the range is a better estimate. Where it believes that both the amount of a particular liability and the timing of the payments are reliably determinable, the Company adjusts the cost in current dollars using a rate of 3% for inflation until the time of expected payment and discounts the cost to present value using current risk-free interest rates. As of February 27, 2016, the risk-free interest rates utilized by the Company ranged from 1.8% to 2.6%.

 

For environmental liabilities that have been discounted, the Company includes interest accretion, based on the effective interest method, in selling and administrative expenses on the Consolidated Statements of Income. The changes to the Company’s environmental liabilities for the twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016 are as follows (in thousands):

 

   

February 27,

2016

 

Beginning balance as of August 29, 2015

  $ 23,307  

Costs incurred for which reserves had been provided

    (505

)

Insurance proceeds

    31  

Interest accretion

    334  

Change in discount rates

    630  
         

Balance as of February 27, 2016

  $ 23,797  

 

 

Anticipated payments and insurance proceeds of currently identified environmental remediation liabilities as of February 27, 2016, for the next five fiscal years and thereafter, as measured in current dollars, are reflected below.

 

(In thousands)

 

2016

   

2017

   

2018

   

2019

   

2020

   

Thereafter

   

Total

 

Estimated costs – current dollars

  $ 6,908     $ 1,829     $ 1,476     $ 1,309     $ 1,361     $ 12,494     $ 25,377  
                                                         

Estimated insurance proceeds

    (128

)

    (173

)

    (159

)

    (173

)

    (159

)

    (1,293

)

    (2,085

)

                                                         

Net anticipated costs

  $ 6,780     $ 1,656     $ 1,317     $ 1,136     $ 1,202     $ 11,201     $ 23,292  
                                                         

Effect of inflation

                                                    7,589  

Effect of discounting

                                                    (7,084

)

                                                         

Balance as of February 27, 2016

                                                  $ 23,797  

 

Estimated insurance proceeds are primarily received from an annuity received as part of a legal settlement with an insurance company. Annual proceeds of approximately $0.3 million are deposited into an escrow account which funds remediation and monitoring costs for three sites related to former operations in Williamstown, Vermont. Annual proceeds received but not expended in the current year accumulate in this account and may be used in future years for costs related to this site through the year 2027. As of February 27, 2016, the balance in this escrow account, which is held in a trust and is not recorded in the Company’s accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheet, was approximately $3.2 million. Also included in estimated insurance proceeds are amounts the Company is entitled to receive pursuant to legal settlements as reimbursements from three insurance companies for estimated costs at the site in Uvalde, Texas.

 

The Company’s nuclear garment decontamination facilities are licensed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (“NRC”), or, in certain cases, by the applicable state agency, and are subject to regulation by federal, state and local authorities. The Company also has nuclear garment decontamination facilities in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. These facilities are licensed and regulated by the respective country’s applicable federal agency. There can be no assurance that such regulation will not lead to material disruptions in the Company’s garment decontamination business.

 

From time to time, the Company is also subject to legal proceedings and claims arising from the conduct of its business operations, including personal injury claims, customer contract matters, employment claims and environmental matters as described above.

 

While it is impossible to ascertain the ultimate legal and financial liability with respect to contingent liabilities, including lawsuits and environmental contingencies, the Company believes that the aggregate amount of such liabilities, if any, in excess of amounts covered by insurance have been properly accrued in accordance with US GAAP. It is possible, however, that the future financial position or results of operations for any particular period could be materially affected by changes in the Company’s assumptions or strategies related to these contingencies or changes out of the Company’s control.

 

11. Income Taxes

 

The Company’s effective income tax rate was 39.7% and 39.0% for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016 respectively, as compared to 38.5% for both the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended February 28, 2015. The Company recognizes interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions as a component of income tax expense which is consistent with the recognition of these items in prior reporting periods. During the twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016, there were no material changes in the amount of unrecognized tax benefits or the amount accrued for interest and penalties.

 

U.S. and Canadian federal income tax statutes have lapsed for filings up to and including fiscal years 2011 and 2007, respectively, and the Company has concluded an audit of U.S. federal income taxes for 2010 and 2011. With a few exceptions, the Company is no longer subject to state and local income tax examinations for periods prior to fiscal 2010. The Company is not aware of any tax positions for which it is reasonably possible that the total amounts of unrecognized tax benefits will change significantly in the next 12 months.

 

12. Long-Term Debt

 

On May 5, 2011, the Company entered into a $250.0 million unsecured revolving credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with a syndicate of banks, which matures on May 4, 2016. Under the Credit Agreement, the Company is able to borrow funds at variable interest rates based on, at the Company’s election, the Eurodollar rate or a base rate, plus in each case a spread based on the Company’s consolidated funded debt ratio. Availability of credit requires compliance with certain financial and other covenants, including a maximum consolidated funded debt ratio and minimum consolidated interest coverage ratio as defined in the Credit Agreement. The Company tests its compliance with these financial covenants on a fiscal quarterly basis. At February 27, 2016, the interest rates applicable to the Company’s borrowings under the Credit Agreement would be calculated as LIBOR plus 75 basis points at the time of the respective borrowing. As of February 27, 2016, the Company had no outstanding borrowings, outstanding letters of credit amounting to $53.0 million and $197.0 million available for borrowing under the Credit Agreement. The Company is currently in the process of finalizing an amendment and extension to this Credit Agreement which it expects to execute in the third fiscal quarter of 2016.

 

 

As of February 27, 2016, the Company was in compliance with all covenants under the Credit Agreement.

 

13. Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income

 

The changes in each component of accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax, for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016 and February 28, 2015 were as follows (in thousands):

 

    Thirteen Weeks Ended February 27, 2016  
   

Foreign

Currency Translation

   

Pension-

related

   

Derivative

Financial

Instruments

   

Total

Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss)

Income

 

Balance as of November 28, 2015

  $ (21,995

)

  $ (4,937

)

  $ 434     $ (26,498

)

                                 

Other comprehensive (loss) income before reclassification

    (2,011

)

          175       (1,836

)

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss

                (93

)

    (93

)

Net current period other comprehensive (loss) income

    (2,011

)

          82       (1,929

)

                                 

Balance as of February 27, 2016

  $ (24,006

)

  $ (4,937

)

  $ 516     $ (28,427

)

  

    Twenty-six Weeks Ended February 27, 2016  
   

Foreign

Currency Translation

   

Pension-

related

   

Derivative

Financial

Instruments

   

Total

Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss)

Income

 

Balance as of August 29, 2015

  $ (20,423

)

  $ (4,719

)

  $ 729     $ (24,413

)

                                 

Other comprehensive (loss) income before reclassification

    (3,583

)

    (261

)

    (48

)

    (3,892

)

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss

          43       (165

)

    (122

)

Net current period other comprehensive (loss) income

    (3,583

)

    (218

)

    (213

)

    (4,014

)

                                 

Balance as of February 27, 2016

  $ (24,006

)

  $ (4,937

)

  $ 516     $ (28,427

)

 

    Thirteen Weeks Ended February 28, 2015  
   

Foreign

Currency Translation

   

Pension-

related

   

Derivative

Financial

Instruments

   

Total

Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss)

Income

 

Balance as of November 29, 2014

  $ (3,612

)

  $ (6,510

)

  $     $ (10,122

)

                                 

Other comprehensive (loss) income before reclassification

    (10,569

)

          (644

)

    (11,213

)

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss

                       

Net current period other comprehensive (loss) income

    (10,569

)

          (644

)

    (11,213

)

                                 

Balance as of February 28, 2015

  $ (14,181

)

  $ (6,510

)

  $ (644

)

  $ (21,335

)

 

    Twenty-six Weeks Ended February 28, 2015  
   

Foreign

Currency Translation

   

Pension-

related

   

Derivative

Financial

Instruments

   

Total

Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss)

Income

 

Balance as of August 30, 2014

  $ 2,711     $ (5,244

)

  $     $ (2,533

)

                                 

Other comprehensive (loss) income before reclassification

    (16,892

)

    (1,417

)

    (644

)

    (18,953

)

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss

          151             151  

Net current period other comprehensive (loss) income

    (16,892

)

    (1,266

)

    (644

)

    (18,802

)

                                 

Balance as of February 28, 2015

  $ (14,181

)

  $ (6,510

)

  $ (644

)

  $ (21,335

)

 

 

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax, for the thirteen and twenty-six weeks ended February 27, 2016 and February 28, 2015 were as follows (in thousands):

 

   

Thirteen weeks ended

   

Twenty-six weeks ended

 
   

February 27,

2016

   

February 28,

2015

   

February 27,

2016

   

February 28,

2015

 

Pension benefit liabilities, net:

                               

Actuarial losses

  $     $     $ 43 (a)    $ 151  

Total, net of tax

                43       151  

Derivative financial instruments, net:

                               

Forward contracts

    (93

)(b)

          (165

)(b)

     

Total, net of tax

    (93

)

          (165

)

     
                                 

Total amounts reclassified, net of tax

    (93

)

          (122

)

    151  

 

 

(a)

Amounts included in selling and administrative expenses in the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

 

(b)

Amounts included in revenues in the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

14. Segment Reporting

 

Operating segments are identified as components of an enterprise for which separate discrete financial information is available for evaluation by the chief operating decision-maker, or decision-making group, in making decisions on how to allocate resources and assess performance. The Company’s chief operating decision maker is the Company’s chief executive officer. The Company has six operating segments based on the information reviewed by its chief executive officer: US Rental and Cleaning, Canadian Rental and Cleaning, Manufacturing (“MFG”), Corporate, Specialty Garments Rental and Cleaning (“Specialty Garments”) and First Aid. The US Rental and Cleaning and Canadian Rental and Cleaning operating segments have been combined to form the US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning reporting segment, and as a result, the Company has five reporting segments.

 

The US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning reporting segment purchases, rents, cleans, delivers and sells, uniforms and protective clothing and non-garment items in the United States and Canada. The laundry locations of the US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning reporting segment are referred to by the Company as “industrial laundries” or “industrial laundry locations.”

 

The MFG operating segment designs and manufactures uniforms and non-garment items primarily for the purpose of providing these goods to the US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning reporting segment. MFG revenues are generated when goods are shipped from the Company’s manufacturing facilities, or its subcontract manufacturers, to other Company locations. These revenues are recorded at a transfer price which is typically in excess of the actual manufacturing cost. Manufactured products are carried in inventory until placed in service at which time they are amortized at this transfer price. On a consolidated basis, intercompany revenues and income are eliminated and the carrying value of inventories and rental merchandise in service is reduced to the manufacturing cost. Income before income taxes from MFG net of the intercompany MFG elimination offsets the merchandise amortization costs incurred by the US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning reporting segment as the merchandise costs of this reporting segment are amortized and recognized based on inventories purchased from MFG at the transfer price which is above the Company’s manufacturing cost.

 

The Corporate operating segment consists of costs associated with the Company’s distribution center, sales and marketing, information systems, engineering, materials management, manufacturing planning, finance, budgeting, human resources, other general and administrative costs and interest expense. The revenues generated from the Corporate operating segment represent certain direct sales made by the Company directly from its distribution center. The products sold by this operating segment are the same products rented and sold by the US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning reporting segment. The majority of expenses accounted for within the Corporate segment relate to costs of the US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning segment, with the remainder of the costs relating to the Specialty Garment and First Aid segments.

 

The Specialty Garments operating segment purchases, rents, cleans, delivers and sells, specialty garments and non-garment items primarily for nuclear and cleanroom applications and provides cleanroom cleaning services at limited customer locations. The First Aid operating segment sells first aid cabinet services and other safety supplies as well as maintains wholesale distribution and pill packaging operations.

 

 

The Company refers to the US and Canadian Rental and Cleaning, MFG, and Corporate reporting segments combined as its “Core Laundry Operations,” which is included as a subtotal in the following tables (in thousands):

 

Thirteen weeks ended

 

US and

Canadian

Rental and

Cleaning

   

MFG

   

Net Interco

MFG Elim

   

Corporate

   

Subtotal

Core Laundry

Operations

   

Specialty

Garments

   

First Aid

   

Total

 
                                                                 

February 27, 2016

                                                               

Revenues

  $ 326,101     $ 42,436     $ (42,436

)

  $ 5,264     $ 331,365     $ 20,451     $ 11,281     $ 363,097  
                                                                 

Income (loss) from operations

  $ 43,117     $ 14,051     $ 1,752     $ (22,791

)

  $ 36,129     $ 1,146     $ 918     $ 38,193  
                                                                 

Interest (income) expense, net

  $ (818

)

  $     $     $ 144     $ (674

)

  $     $     $ (674

)

                                                                 

Income (loss) before taxes

  $ 43,948     $ 14,098     $ 1,752     $ (23,040

)

  $ 36,758     $ 1,323     $ 918     $ 38,999  
                                                                 
                                                                 

February 28, 2015

                                                               

Revenues

  $ 327,950     $ 50,844     $ (50,844

)

  $ 4,118     $ 332,068     $ 18,661     $ 10,733     $ 361,462  
                                                                 

Income (loss) from operations

  $ 51,691     $ 17,003     $ (443

)

  $ (27,327

)(a)

  $ 40,924     $ (435

)

  $ 1,062     $ 41,551  
                                                                 

Interest (income) expense, net

  $ (901

)

  $     $     $ 196     $ (705

)

  $     $     $ (705

)

                                                                 

Income (loss) before taxes

  $ 52,605     $ 17,054     $ (443

)

  $ (27,654

)

  $ 41,562     $ (1,248

)

  $ 1,062     $ 41,376  
                                                                 

Twenty-six weeks ended

                                                               
                                                                 

February 27, 2016

                                                               

Revenues

  $ 655,881     $ 88,251     $ (88,251

)

  $ 10,521     $ 666,402     $ 47,221     $ 22,858     $ 736,481  
                                                                 

Income (loss) from operations

  $ 99,843     $ 30,595     $ 1,701     $ (43,038

)

  $ 89,101     $ 5,432     $ 1,954     $ 96,487