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Monster Beverage Corp 10-Q 2010

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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 March 31, 2010

 

Commission File Number 0-18761

 

HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Delaware

 

39-1679918

(State or other jurisdiction of

 

(I.R.S. Employer

incorporation or organization)

 

Identification No.)

 

550 Monica Circle, Suite 201

Corona, California 92880

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)

 

(951) 739 – 6200

(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 x  No o

 

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 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes o  No o

 

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 definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large Accelerated Filer x

 

Accelerated filer o

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer o

 

Smaller reporting company o

(Do not check if smaller reporting company)

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o  No x

 

The Registrant had 88,767,747 shares of common stock, par value $0.005 per share, outstanding as of April 28, 2010.

 

 

 



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HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

MARCH 31, 2010

 

INDEX

 

 

 

Page No.

 

 

 

Part I.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009

3

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the Three-Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009

4

 

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three-Months Ended March 31, 2010 and 2009

5

 

 

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

6

 

 

 

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

25

 

 

 

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

40

 

 

 

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

42

 

 

 

Part II.

OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

43

 

 

 

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

46

 

 

 

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

46

 

 

 

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

46

 

 

 

Item 4.

Reserved

46

 

 

 

Item 5.

Other Information

46

 

 

 

Item 6.

Exhibits

46

 

 

 

 

Signatures

47

 

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

 

HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF MARCH 31, 2010 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

(In Thousands, Except Par Value) (Unaudited)

 

 

 

March 31, 2010

 

December 31,
2009

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT ASSETS:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

375,908

 

$

328,349

 

Short-term investments

 

61,316

 

18,487

 

Trade accounts receivable, net

 

113,878

 

104,206

 

Distributor receivables

 

3,827

 

4,699

 

Inventories

 

119,145

 

108,143

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

14,612

 

11,270

 

Deferred income taxes

 

10,350

 

10,350

 

Total current assets

 

699,036

 

585,504

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVESTMENTS

 

64,442

 

80,836

 

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, net

 

32,267

 

33,314

 

DEFERRED INCOME TAXES

 

63,866

 

65,678

 

INTANGIBLES, net

 

36,930

 

33,512

 

OTHER ASSETS

 

4,395

 

1,226

 

Total Assets

 

$

900,936

 

$

800,070

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

83,445

 

$

48,863

 

Accrued liabilities

 

29,322

 

14,174

 

Deferred revenue

 

9,229

 

9,125

 

Accrued distributor terminations

 

2,553

 

2,977

 

Accrued compensation

 

3,887

 

7,623

 

Current portion of debt

 

174

 

206

 

Income taxes payable

 

7,032

 

761

 

Total current liabilities

 

135,642

 

83,729

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEFERRED REVENUE

 

129,324

 

131,388

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock - $0.005 par value; 120,000 shares authorized; 97,892 shares issued and 88,766 outstanding as of March 31, 2010; 97,285 shares issued and 88,159 outstanding as of December 31, 2009

 

489

 

486

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

152,988

 

137,040

 

Retained earnings

 

702,959

 

670,396

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(2,164

)

(4,667

)

Common stock in treasury, at cost; 9,126 shares as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively

 

(218,302

)

(218,302

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

635,970

 

584,953

 

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

$

900,936

 

$

800,070

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

FOR THE THREE-MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2010 AND 2009

(In Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three-Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET SALES

 

$

238,110

 

$

244,206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COST OF SALES

 

113,556

 

114,027

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROSS PROFIT

 

124,554

 

130,179

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING EXPENSES

 

73,769

 

64,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPERATING INCOME

 

50,785

 

65,777

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and other income, net

 

410

 

1,016

 

Gain (loss) on investments and put option, net (Note 3)

 

576

 

(3,539

)

Total other income (expense)

 

986

 

(2,523

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

 

51,771

 

63,254

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES

 

19,208

 

21,689

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME

 

$

32,563

 

$

41,565

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME PER COMMON SHARE:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.37

 

$

0.46

 

Diluted

 

$

0.35

 

$

0.44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OF COMMON STOCK AND COMMON STOCK EQUIVALENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

88,347

 

90,433

 

Diluted

 

93,031

 

95,316

 

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

FOR THE THREE-MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2010 AND 2009

(In Thousands) (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three-Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31, 2010

 

March 31, 2009

 

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

32,563

 

$

41,565

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of trademark

 

14

 

32

 

Depreciation and other amortization

 

2,640

 

1,069

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

 

10

 

62

 

Stock-based compensation

 

4,981

 

2,735

 

Gain on put option

 

(5,092

)

 

Loss on investments, net

 

4,515

 

3,539

 

Deferred income taxes

 

(4

)

 

Excess tax benefit from exercise of stock options

 

(6,474

)

(1,205

)

Effect on cash of changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

(10,336

)

(50,559

)

Distributor receivables

 

872

 

66,358

 

Inventories

 

(11,378

)

5,910

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

(1,568

)

(613

)

Prepaid income taxes

 

 

4,977

 

Accounts payable

 

35,250

 

(8,146

)

Accrued liabilities

 

15,494

 

12,279

 

Accrued distributor terminations

 

(424

)

(90,335

)

Accrued compensation

 

(3,741

)

(3,614

)

Income taxes payable

 

12,745

 

12,052

 

Deferred revenue

 

(2,064

)

186

 

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

68,003

 

(3,708

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Maturities of held-to-maturity investments

 

14,998

 

14,966

 

Sales of available-for-sale investments

 

3,675

 

11,629

 

Purchases of held-to-maturity investments

 

(44,989

)

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

(1,436

)

(3,354

)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

10

 

42

 

Additions to intangibles

 

(3,432

)

(660

)

Decrease in other assets

 

69

 

578

 

Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities

 

(31,105

)

23,201

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Principal payments on debt

 

(162

)

(397

)

Tax benefit from exercise of stock options

 

6,474

 

1,205

 

Issuance of common stock

 

4,524

 

1,031

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

10,836

 

1,839

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(175

)

990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

47,559

 

22,322

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, beginning of period

 

328,349

 

256,801

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of period

 

$

375,908

 

$

279,123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid during the period for:

 

 

 

 

 

Interest

 

$

3

 

$

16

 

Income taxes

 

$

6,446

 

$

4,662

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NON-CASH ITEMS

 

The Company entered into capital leases for the acquisition of promotional vehicles of $0.1 million and $0.6 million for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

 

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Tabular Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

1.                                       BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Reference is made to the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, in Hansen Natural Corporation and Subsidiaries (“Hansen” or the “Company”) Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 (“Form 10-K”) for a summary of significant accounting policies utilized by the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries and other disclosures, which should be read in conjunction with this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (“Form 10-Q”).

 

The Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements included in this Form 10-Q have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) rules and regulations applicable to interim financial reporting.  They do not include all the information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.  The information set forth in these interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 is unaudited and reflects all adjustments, which include only normal recurring adjustments and which in the opinion of management are necessary to make the interim condensed consolidated financial statements not misleading.  Results of operations for periods covered by this report may not necessarily be indicative of results of operations for the full year.

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP necessarily requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods.  Actual results could differ from these estimates.

 

The Company has reclassified $9.1 million of current deferred revenue from accrued liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2009 in order to conform to the current year presentation as a separate line item.

 

2.                                       RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In January 2010, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2010-06, “Improving Disclosures about Fair Value Measurements”. ASU 2010-06 requires additional disclosures about fair value measurements including transfers in and out of Levels 1 and 2, and a higher level of disaggregation for the different types of financial instruments. For the reconciliation of Level 3 fair value measurements, information about purchases, sales, issuances and settlements should be presented separately. The guidance also requires disclosure of valuation techniques and inputs used for fair value measurement of the Company’s Level 3 financial assets. The Company adopted the new guidance as of March 31, 2010, except for disclosures about purchases, sales, issuances and settlements in the roll forward of activity in Level 3 fair value measurements, which are required for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2010.  The new guidance requires expanded disclosures only, and did not and is not expected to have a material effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations and liquidity.

 

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HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Tabular Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

In June 2009, the FASB issued SFAS No. 167, “Amendments to FASB Interpretation No. 46(R)” (“SFAS No. 167”), primarily codified into Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 810.  This guidance amends the consolidation guidance applicable to variable interest entities and requires enhanced disclosures about an enterprise’s involvement in a variable interest entity. This statement also requires ongoing assessments of whether an enterprise is the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity. The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2010, which had no material effect on its financial position, results of operations and liquidity.

 

In September 2009, the FASB issued Update No. 2009-13, which updates the existing guidance regarding multiple-element revenue arrangements currently included under ASC 605-25. The revised guidance primarily provides two significant changes: 1) eliminates the need for objective and reliable evidence of the fair value for the undelivered element in order for a delivered item to be treated as a separate unit of accounting, and 2) eliminates the residual method to allocate the arrangement consideration. The guidance also expands the disclosure requirements for revenue recognition and will be effective for the first annual reporting period beginning on or after June 15, 2010, with early adoption permitted provided that the revised guidance is retroactively applied to the beginning of the year of adoption. The Company is currently evaluating the effect of this update on its financial position, results of operations and liquidity.

 

3.                                       FAIR VALUE OF CERTAIN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

 

ASC 820 provides a framework for measuring fair value and requires expanded disclosures regarding fair value measurements. ASC 820 defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. ASC 820 also establishes a fair value hierarchy which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs, where available. The three levels of inputs required by the standard that the Company uses to measure fair value are summarized below.

 

·                  Level 1: Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

 

·                  Level 2: Observable inputs other than Level 1 prices, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the related assets or liabilities.

 

·                  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.

 

ASC 820 requires the use of observable market inputs (quoted market prices) when measuring fair value and requires a Level 1 quoted price to be used to measure fair value whenever possible.

 

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HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Tabular Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

The following tables present the fair value of the Company’s financial assets recorded at fair value on a recurring basis segregated among the appropriate levels within the fair value hierarchy, at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009:

 

March 31, 2010

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

Cash

 

$

28,113

 

$

 

$

 

$

28,113

 

Money market funds

 

332,798

 

 

 

332,798

 

U.S. Treasuries

 

59,986

 

 

 

59,986

 

Auction rate securities

 

 

 

80,769

 

80,769

 

Put option related to auction rate securities

 

 

 

5,092

 

5,092

 

Total

 

$

420,897

 

$

 

$

85,861

 

$

506,758

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts included in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

375,908

 

$

 

$

 

$

375,908

 

Short-term investments

 

44,989

 

 

16,327

 

61,316

 

Investments

 

 

 

64,442

 

64,442

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

 

1,845

 

1,845

 

Other assets

 

 

 

3,247

 

3,247

 

Total

 

$

420,897

 

$

 

$

85,861

 

$

506,758

 

 

December 31, 2009

 

Level 1

 

Level 2

 

Level 3

 

Total

 

Cash

 

$

16,474

 

$

 

$

 

$

16,474

 

Money market funds

 

266,877

 

 

 

266,877

 

U.S. Treasuries

 

59,996

 

 

 

59,996

 

Auction rate securities

 

 

 

84,325

 

84,325

 

Total

 

$

343,347

 

$

 

$

84,325

 

$

427,672

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amounts included in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

328,349

 

$

 

$

 

$

328,349

 

Short-term investments

 

14,998

 

 

3,489

 

18,487

 

Investments

 

 

 

80,836

 

80,836

 

Total

 

$

343,347

 

$

 

$

84,325

 

$

427,672

 

 

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HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Tabular Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

The following table provides a summary of changes in fair value of the Company’s Level 3 financial assets as of March 31, 2010:

 

 

 

Level 3
Auction Rate
Securities

 

Level 3 Put
Option

 

Balance at December 31, 2009

 

$

84,325

 

$

 

Transfers to Level 3

 

 

 

Recognized gain included in income

 

 

5,092

 

Recognized loss included in income

 

(4,516

)

 

Unrealized gain included in other comprehensive loss

 

4,635

 

 

 

Net settlements

 

(3,675

)

 

Balance at March 31, 2010

 

$

80,769

 

$

5,092

 

 

The majority of the Company’s Level 3 assets are comprised of municipal or educational related or other public body notes with an auction reset feature (“auction rate securities”). A large portion of these notes carry an investment grade or better credit rating and are additionally backed by various federal agencies and/or monoline insurance companies. The applicable interest rate is reset at pre-determined intervals, usually every 7 to 35 days. Liquidity for these auction rate securities was typically provided by an auction process which allowed holders to sell their notes at periodic auctions.  During the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and the year ended December 31, 2009, the auctions for these auction rate securities failed. The auction failures have been attributable to inadequate buyers and/or buying demand and/or the lack of support from financial advisors and sponsors. In the event that there is a failed auction, the indenture governing the security in some cases requires the issuer to pay interest at a default rate that may be above market rates for similar instruments. The securities for which auctions have failed will continue to accrue and/or pay interest at their pre-determined rates and be auctioned every 7 to 35 days until their respective auction succeeds, the issuer calls the securities, they mature or the Company is able to sell the securities to third parties. As a result, the Company’s ability to liquidate and fully recover the carrying value of its auction rate securities in the near term may be limited. Consequently, these securities, except those that were redeemed at par after March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, or those that the Company intends to sell prior to March 31, 2011 as a result of the agreement described below, are classified as long-term investments in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.

 

In March 2010, the Company entered into an agreement (the “ARS Agreement”), related to $54.2 million in par value auction rate securities (“ARS Securities”).  Under the ARS Agreement, the Company has the right, but not the obligation, to sell these ARS Securities including all accrued but unpaid interest (the “Put Option”) as follows: (i) on or after March 22, 2011, up to $13.6 million aggregate par value; and (ii) semi-annual or annual installments thereafter with full sale rights available on or after March 22, 2013. The ARS Securities will continue to accrue interest until redeemed through the Put Option, or as determined by the auction process or the terms outlined in the prospectus of the ARS Securities when the auction process fails.

 

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HANSEN NATURAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Tabular Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

The ARS Agreement represents a firm commitment in accordance with ASC 815, which defines a firm commitment with an unrelated party, binding on both parties and usually legally enforceable, with the following characteristics: (i) the commitment specifies all significant terms, including the quantity to be exchanged, the fixed price, and the timing of the transaction; and (ii) the commitment includes a disincentive for nonperformance that is sufficiently large to make performance probable. The enforceability of the ARS Agreement results in a Put Option and should be recognized as a separate freestanding asset and is accounted for separately from the Company’s auction rate securities. The Put Option does not meet the definition of a derivative instrument under ASC 815.  Therefore, the Company elected the fair value option under ASC 825-10 in accounting for the Put Option.  As of March 31, 2010, the Company recorded $5.1 million as the fair market value of the Put Option ($1.8 million current portion included in prepaid expenses and other current assets and $3.3 million long-term portion included in other assets) in the condensed consolidated balance sheet, with a corresponding gain recorded in other income (expense) in the condensed consolidated statement of income for the three-months ended March 31, 2010.  The valuation of the Put Option utilized a mark-to-model approach which included estimates for interest rates, timing and amount of cash flows, adjusted for any bearer risk associated with the put issuer’s ability to repurchase the ARS Securities beginning March 22, 2011, and expected holding periods for the Put Option. These assumptions are typically volatile and subject to change as the underlying data sources and market conditions evolve. The Put Option will continue to be adjusted on each balance sheet date based on its then fair value, with changes in fair value recorded in earnings.

 

At March 31, 2010, the Company held auction rate securities with a face value of $92.7 million (amortized cost basis of $83.8 million). A Level 3 valuation was performed on the Company’s auction rate securities as of March 31, 2010 resulting in a fair value of $31.4 million for the Company’s available-for-sale auction rate securities (after a $7.0 million impairment) and $49.3 million for the Company’s trading auction rate securities, which are included in short- and long-term investments. This valuation utilized a mark-to-model approach which included estimates for interest rates, timing and amount of cash flows, credit and liquidity premiums, and expected holding periods for the auction rate securities. These assumptions are typically volatile and subject to change as the underlying data sources and market conditions evolve.

 

ASC 320-10-65 indicates that an other-than-temporary impairment must be recognized through earnings if an investor has the intent to sell the debt security or if it is more likely than not that the investor will be required to sell the debt security before recovery of its amortized cost basis.  However, even if an investor does not expect to sell a debt security, it must evaluate expected cash flows to be received and determine if a Credit Loss has occurred. In the event of a Credit Loss and absent the intent or requirement to sell a debt security before recovery of its amortized cost, only the amount associated with the Credit Loss is recognized as a loss in the income statement. The amount of loss relating to other factors is recorded in accumulated other comprehensive loss. ASC 320-10-65 also requires additional disclosures regarding the calculation of the Credit Loss and the factors considered in reaching a conclusion that an investment is not other-than-temporarily impaired.

 

In connection with the ARS Agreement, the Company reclassified $54.2 million of auction rate securities from available-for-sale to trading in accordance with ASC 320, as the Company has the ability and intent to exercise the related Put Option beginning March 22, 2011. As a result, the Company immediately recognized a loss on trading securities of $4.9 million through earnings during the three-months ended March 31, 2010.  In addition, the Company determined that of the

 

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$7.0 million impairment of its available-for-sale auction rate securities at March 31, 2010, $3.0 million was deemed temporary and $4.0 million was deemed other-than-temporary. The other-than-temporary impairment was deemed Credit Loss related.  The Company recorded a net $0.4 million gain through earnings as a result of the redemption, at par, of a previously other-than-temporary impaired security during the three-months ended March 31, 2010 ($3.9 million and $0.5 million had been previously deemed other-than-temporary Credit Loss related and were charged through earnings for the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively). At March 31, 2010, $3.0 million of temporary impairment has been recorded, less a tax benefit of $1.2 million, as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss. The factors evaluated to differentiate between temporary impairment and other-than-temporary impairment included the projected future cash flows, credit ratings actions, and assessment of the credit quality of the underlying collateral, as well as the other factors included in the valuation model for debt securities described above.

 

The net effect of the acquisition of the Put Option, the transfer from available-for-sale to trading of the ARS Securities and a recognized gain resulting from the redemption at par of a previously other-than-temporary impaired security, was a $0.6 million gain included in other income (expense) for the three-months ended March 31, 2010.

 

The Company holds additional auction rate securities that do not have a related put option.  These auction rate securities will continue to be held as available-for-sale.  The Company intends to retain its investment in the issuers until the earlier of the anticipated recovery in market value or maturity.

 

Based on the Company’s ability to access cash and cash equivalents and other short-term investments and based on the Company’s expected operating cash flows, the Company does not anticipate that the current lack of liquidity of these investments will have a material effect on its liquidity or working capital. If uncertainties in the credit and capital markets continue, or uncertainties in the expected performance of the issuer of the Put Option arise, or there are rating downgrades on the auction rate securities held by the Company, the Company may be required to recognize additional impairments on these investments.

 

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4.                                       INVESTMENTS

 

The following table summarizes the Company’s investments at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009:

 

March 31, 2010

 

Amortized
Cost

 

Gross
Unrealized
Holding
Gains

 

Gross
Unrealized
Holding
Losses

 

Fair
Value

 

Continuous
Unrealized
Loss
Position less
than 12
Months

 

Continuous
Unrealized
Loss
Position
greater than
12 Months

 

Held to Maturity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Treasuries

 

$

44,989

 

$

 

$

 

$

44,989

 

$

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available-for-sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auction rate securities

 

4,826

 

 

567

 

4,259

 

 

567

 

Long-term:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auction rate securities

 

29,646

 

 

2,460

 

27,186

 

 

2,460

 

Total

 

$

79,461

 

$

 

$

3,027

 

76,434

 

$

 

$

3,027

 

Trading

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auction rate securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12,068

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auction rate securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37,256

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

125,758

 

 

 

 

 

 

December 31, 2009

 

Amortized
Cost

 

Gross
Unrealized
Holding
Gains

 

Gross
Unrealized
Holding
Losses

 

Fair
Value

 

Continuous
Unrealized
Loss
Position less
than 12
Months

 

Continuous
Unrealized
Loss
Position
greater than
12 Months

 

Held to Maturity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Treasuries

 

$

14,998

 

$

 

$

 

$

14,998

 

$

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available-for-sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auction rate securities

 

3,651

 

 

162

 

3,489

 

 

162

 

Long-term:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auction rate securities

 

88,334

 

 

7,498

 

80,836

 

 

7,498

 

Total

 

$

106,983

 

$

 

$

7,660

 

$

99,323

 

$

 

$

7,660

 

 

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The following table summarizes the maturities of the Company’s investments at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009:

 

 

 

March 31, 2010

 

December 31, 2009

 

 

 

Amortized
Cost

 

Fair Value

 

Amortized
Cost

 

Fair Value

 

Less than 1 year

 

$

61,883

 

$

61,316

 

$

18,649

 

$

18,487

 

Due 1 - 10 years

 

283

 

283

 

300

 

282

 

Due 11 - 20 years

 

4,678

 

4,487

 

4,950

 

4,578

 

Due 21 - 30 years

 

47,509

 

45,240

 

58,925

 

53,570

 

Due 31 - 40 years

 

14,432

 

14,432

 

24,159

 

22,406

 

Total

 

$

128,785

 

$

125,758

 

$

106,983

 

$

99,323

 

 

5.                                       INVENTORIES

 

Inventories consist of the following at:

 

 

 

March 31,
2010

 

December 31,
2009

 

Raw materials

 

$

41,712

 

$

43,663

 

Finished goods

 

77,433

 

64,480

 

 

 

$

119,145

 

$

108,143

 

 

6.                                       PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT, Net

 

Property and equipment consist of the following at:

 

 

 

March 31,
2010

 

December 31,
 2009

 

Land

 

$

3,076

 

$

3,076

 

Leasehold improvements

 

2,370

 

2,365

 

Furniture and fixtures

 

1,797

 

1,752

 

Office and computer equipment

 

5,306

 

5,585

 

Computer software

 

8,287

 

8,313

 

Equipment

 

13,821

 

12,377

 

Vehicles

 

12,362

 

12,170

 

 

 

47,019

 

45,638

 

Less: accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

(14,752

)

(12,324

)

 

 

$

32,267

 

$

33,314

 

 

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7.                                       INTANGIBLES, Net

 

Intangibles consist of the following at:

 

 

 

March 31,
2010

 

December 31,
2009

 

Amortizing intangibles

 

$

1,047

 

$

1,073

 

Accumulated amortization

 

(416

)

(414

)

 

 

631

 

659

 

Non-amortizing intangibles

 

36,299

 

32,853

 

 

 

$

36,930

 

$

33,512

 

 

All amortizing trademarks have been assigned an estimated useful life and such trademarks are amortized on a straight-line basis over the number of years that approximate their respective useful lives ranging from one to 25 years (weighted-average life of 20 years).  Amortization expense was $0.01 million and $0.03 million for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

 

8.                                       DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS

 

Amounts received pursuant to distribution agreements entered into with certain distributors have been accounted for as deferred revenue in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets and are recognized as revenue ratably over the anticipated life of the respective distribution agreement, generally 20 years. Revenue recognized was $1.8 million and $1.9 million for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

 

9.                                       COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

The Company has purchase commitments aggregating approximately $30.3 million, which represent commitments made by the Company and its subsidiaries to various suppliers of raw materials for the manufacturing and packaging of its products.  These obligations vary in terms.

 

In addition to the above purchase obligations, pursuant to a can supply agreement between the Company and Rexam Beverage Can Company (“Rexam”), the Company has undertaken to purchase a minimum volume of 24-ounce re-sealable aluminum beverage cans through December 31, 2010. The Company’s remaining minimum purchase obligation under this agreement is approximately $8.3 million, subject to compliance by Rexam with certain conditions.

 

The Company has noncancelable contractual obligations aggregating approximately $47.5 million, which are related primarily to sponsorships and other marketing activities.

 

In 2008, the Company entered into licensing and programming agreements with SAP America, Inc. to use its global enterprise resource planning software initiative to replace the Company’s existing legacy software in North America. The Company also entered into agreements with Axon Solutions, Inc. and Vistex Inc. for the implementation and configuration of the SAP

 

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software. As of January 2010, the Company had completed its North American transition to the SAP enterprise resource planning system. The Company intends to complete its transition for the Company’s international operations over a multi-year period. The Company estimates the remaining cost for implementation of the initiative will be approximately $0.6 million.

 

Litigation — In September 2006, Christopher Chavez purporting to act on behalf of himself and a class of consumers yet to be defined filed an action in the Superior Court of the State of California, City and County of San Francisco, against the Company and its subsidiaries for unfair business practices, false advertising, violation of California Consumers Legal Remedies Act, fraud, deceit and/or misrepresentation alleging that the Company misleadingly labels its Blue Sky beverages as manufactured and canned/bottled wholly in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Defendants removed this Superior Court action to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (the “District Court”) under the Class Action Fairness Act, and filed motions for dismissal or transfer.  On June 11, 2007, the District Court granted the Company’s motion to dismiss Chavez’s complaint with prejudice.  On June 23, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit filed a memorandum opinion reversing the opinion of the District Court and remanded the case to the District Court for further proceedings.  The Company has filed a motion to dismiss the Consumer Legal Remedies Act claims; the plaintiff has filed a motion for a decision on a preemption issue; and the plaintiff filed a motion for class certification on April 22, 2010.  The District Court has set a hearing date for all three motions on May 27, 2010.  The Company believes it has meritorious defenses to the allegations and plans a vigorous defense.  Discovery has just begun.

 

On July 11, 2008, the Company initiated an action against Citigroup Inc., Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., and Citi Smith Barney, in the United States District Court, Central District of California, for violations of federal securities laws and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended, arising out of the Company’s purchase of auction rate securities.  The Court granted defendants’ motion to compel arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”).  The Company and the defendants resolved the matter on terms acceptable to the Company, and as a consequence, the arbitration proceeding before FINRA and the lawsuit initiated by the Company in the United States District Court were subsequently dismissed with prejudice, and the parties have released all of their claims against each other.

 

On August 28, 2008, the Company initiated an action against Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., and Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc., in the United States District Court, Central District of California, for violations of federal securities laws and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended, arising out of the Company’s purchase of auction rate securities.  The Oppenheimer action was deemed a related case to the Company’s action against Citigroup Inc. (described above).  After the Court granted the defendants’ motion to compel arbitration in the Citigroup Inc. case, the Company stipulated to arbitration before FINRA, where the matter is now proceeding and has been set for hearing in August 2010.  The Company has voluntarily dismissed, without prejudice, its claims against Oppenheimer Asset Management, Inc.  The FINRA panel denied Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc.’s motion to be dismissed from the proceeding.

 

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In May 2009, Avraham Wellman, purporting to act on behalf of himself and a class of consumers in Canada, filed a putative class action in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, in the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, against the Company and its former Canadian distributor, Pepsi-Cola Canada Ltd., as defendants.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendants misleadingly packaged and labeled Monster Energy® products in Canada by not including sufficiently specific statements with respect to contra-indications and/or adverse reactions associated with the consumption of the energy drink products.  The plaintiff’s claims against the defendants are for negligence, unjust enrichment, and making misleading/false representations in violation of the Competition Act (Canada), the Food and Drugs Act (Canada) and the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 (Ontario).  The plaintiff claims general damages on behalf of the putative class in the amount of CDN$20 million, together with punitive damages of CDN$5 million, plus legal costs and interest. The plaintiff’s certification motion materials have not yet been filed.  In accordance with class action practice in Ontario, the Company will not file an answer to the complaint until after the determination of the certification motion.  The Company believes that the plaintiff’s complaint is without merit and plans a vigorous defense.

 

In addition to the above matters, the Company is subject to litigation from time to time in the normal course of business, including claims from terminated distributors.  Although it is not possible to predict the outcome of such litigation, based on the facts known to the Company and after consultation with counsel, management believes that such litigation in the aggregate will likely not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.

 

Securities Litigation — On September 11, 2008, a federal securities class action complaint styled Cunha v. Hansen Natural Corp., et al. was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (the “District Court”). On September 17, 2008, a second federal securities class action complaint styled Brown v. Hansen Natural Corp., et al. was also filed in the District Court.

 

On July 14, 2009, the Court entered an order consolidating the actions and appointing lead counsel and the Structural Ironworkers Local Union #1 Pension Fund as lead plaintiff.  On August 28, 2009 lead plaintiff filed a Consolidated Complaint for Violations of Federal Securities Laws (the “Consolidated Class Action Complaint”).  The Consolidated Class Action Complaint purports to be brought on behalf of a class of purchasers of the Company’s stock during the period November 9, 2006 through November 8, 2007 (the “Class Period”).  It names as defendants the Company, Rodney C. Sacks, Hilton H. Schlosberg, and Thomas J. Kelly.  Plaintiff principally alleges that, during the Class Period, the defendants made false and misleading statements relating to the Company’s distribution coordination agreements with Anheuser-Busch, Inc. (“AB”) and its sales of “Allied” energy drink lines, and engaged in sales of shares in the Company on the basis of material non-public information.  Plaintiff also alleges that the Company’s financial statements for the second quarter of 2007 did not include certain promotional expenses.  The Consolidated Class Action Complaint alleges violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, and seeks an unspecified amount of damages.

 

On November 16, 2009, the defendants filed their motion to dismiss the Consolidated Class Action Complaint pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) and 9(b), as well as the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.  On January 8, 2010, lead plaintiff filed its opposition to defendants’ motion to dismiss.  Defendants’ reply brief was filed on February 8, 2010. The Court has scheduled a hearing on defendants’ motion to dismiss for July 12, 2010.

 

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Derivative Litigation — On October 15, 2008, a derivative complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (the “District Court”), styled Merckel v. Sacks, et al.  On November 17, 2008, a second derivative complaint styled Dislevy v. Sacks, et al. was also filed in the District Court.  The derivative suits were each brought, purportedly on behalf of the Company, by a shareholder of the Company who made no prior demand on the Company’s Board of Directors.

 

On June 29, 2009, the Court entered an order consolidating the Merckel and Dislevy actions.  On July 13, 2009, the Court entered an order re-styling the consolidated actions as In re Hansen Derivative Shareholder Litigation, appointing Raymond Merckel as lead plaintiff and appointing lead counsel, and establishing a schedule for the filing of a consolidated amended complaint and for defendants’ response to such complaint.

 

On October 13, 2009, a Consolidated Shareholder Derivative Complaint (the “Consolidated Derivative Complaint”) was filed.  The Consolidated Derivative Complaint names as defendants certain current and former officers, directors, and employees of the Company, including Rodney C. Sacks, Hilton H. Schlosberg, Harold C. Taber, Jr., Benjamin M. Polk, Norman C. Epstein, Mark S. Vidergauz, Sydney Selati, Thomas J. Kelly, Mark J. Hall, and Kirk S. Blower, as well as Hilrod Holdings, L.P.  The Company is named as a nominal defendant.  The factual allegations of the Consolidated Derivative Complaint are similar to those set forth in the Consolidated Class Action Complaint described above.  The Consolidated Derivative Complaint alleges that, from November 2006 to the present, the defendants caused the Company to issue false and misleading statements concerning its business prospects and failed to properly disclose problems related to its non-Monster energy drinks, the prospects for the Anheuser-Busch distribution relationship, and alleged “inventory loading” that affected the Company’s results for the second quarter of 2007.  The Consolidated Derivative Complaint further alleges that while the Company’s shares were purportedly artificially inflated because of those improper statements, certain of the defendants sold Company stock while in possession of material non-public information. The Consolidated Derivative Complaint asserts various causes of action, including breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty, violation of Cal. Corp. Code §§ 25402 and 25403 for insider selling, and unjust enrichment. The suit seeks an unspecified amount of damages to be paid to the Company and adoption of corporate governance reforms, among other things.

 

On January 8, 2010, the Company filed its motion to dismiss the Consolidated Derivative Complaint pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) and 23.1.  Plaintiff’s counsel filed an opposition to the motion on February 22, 2010, in which it stated that lead plaintiff Raymond Merckel was no longer communicating with counsel and that it had located another shareholder of the Company who was willing to act as lead plaintiff.   On March 2, 2010, Plaintiff’s counsel filed a motion to amend the Consolidated Derivative Complaint pursuant to Rule 15(a)(2) for the purpose of replacing Mr. Merckel as lead plaintiff.

 

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On March 15, 2010, the Company filed a reply brief in further support of its motion to dismiss and, on March 17, 2010, certain of the defendants filed a brief in opposition to the motion to amend.  Plaintiff’s counsel filed a reply brief in further support of its motion to amend on March 30, 2010.  The Company is awaiting a decision from the District Court on both motions.  None of the other defendants need answer, move to dismiss, or otherwise respond to the Consolidated Derivative Complaint until or unless the District Court orders the Company to file an answer, in which case the other defendants will have 45 days after the filing of the Company’s answer to move to dismiss or otherwise respond to the Consolidated Derivative Complaint.

 

Although the ultimate outcome of these matters cannot be determined with certainty, the Company believes that the allegations in the Consolidated Class Action Complaint and the Consolidated Derivative Complaint are without merit. The Company intends to vigorously defend against these lawsuits.

 

10.                                 COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

The components of comprehensive income are as follows:

 

 

 

Three-Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

Net income, as reported

 

$

32,563

 

$

41,565

 

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

Change in unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities, net of tax

 

2,818

 

1,771

 

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

(315

)

740

 

Comprehensive income

 

$

35,066

 

$

44,076

 

 

The components of accumulated other comprehensive loss are as follows:

 

 

 

March 31, 2010

 

December 31, 2009

 

Accumulated net unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities, net of tax benefit of $1.2 million and $3.1 million as of March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively

 

$

(1,771

)

$

(4,589

)

Foreign currency translation adjustments

 

(393

)

(78

)

Total accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

$

(2,164

)

$

(4,667

)

 

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11.                                 STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

 

The Company has two stock option plans under which shares were available for grant at March 31, 2010: the Hansen Natural Corporation Amended and Restated 2001 Stock Option Plan (the “2001 Option Plan”) and the 2009 Hansen Natural Corporation Stock Incentive Plan for Non-Employee Directors (the “2009 Directors Plan”).

 

Under the Company’s stock option plans, all grants are made at prices based on the fair value of the options on the date of grant. The Company recorded $5.0 million and $2.7 million of compensation expense relating to outstanding options during the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.  Refer to “Change in Estimated Forfeiture Rate”  within this Note 11 for additional information.

 

The Company records compensation expense for employee stock options based on the estimated fair value of the options on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing formula with the assumptions included in the table below. The Company records compensation expense for non-employee stock options based on the estimated fair value of the options as of the earlier of (1) the date at which a commitment for performance by the non-employee to earn the stock option is reached and (2) the date at which the non-employee’s performance is complete, using the Black-Scholes-Merton option pricing formula with the assumptions included in the table below. The Company uses historical data to determine the exercise behavior, volatility and forfeiture rate of the options. The following weighted-average assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of options granted during the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively:

 

 

 

Three-Months Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

Dividend yield

 

0.0%

 

0.0%

 

Expected volatility

 

60.6%

 

66.2%

 

Risk free interest rate

 

2.4%

 

1.8%

 

Expected term

 

5.7 Years

 

5.0 Years

 

 

Expected Volatility: The Company uses historical volatility as it provides a reasonable estimate of the expected volatility. Historical volatility is based on the most recent volatility of the stock price over a period of time equivalent to the expected term of the option.

 

Risk-Free Interest Rate: The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury zero coupon yield curve in effect at the time of grant for the expected term of the option.

 

Expected Term: The Company’s expected term represents the weighted-average period that the Company’s stock options are expected to be outstanding. The expected term is based on expected time to post-vesting exercise of options by employees. The Company uses historical exercise patterns of previously granted options to derive employee behavioral patterns used to forecast expected exercise patterns.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Tabular Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

The following table summarizes the Company’s activities with respect to its stock option plans as follows:

 

Options

 

Number of
Shares (In
Thousands)

 

Weighted-
Average
Exercise
Price Per
Share

 

Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Contractual
Term (In
Years)

 

Aggregate
Intrinsic
Value

 

Balance at January 1, 2010

 

10,705

 

$

15.37

 

5.9

 

$

248,288

 

Granted

 

74

 

$

39.42

 

 

 

 

 

Exercised

 

(607

)

$

7.46

 

 

 

 

 

Cancelled or forfeited

 

(15

)

$

34.98

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at March 31, 2010

 

10,157

 

$

15.99

 

5.8

 

$

278,483

 

Vested and expected to vest in the future at March 31, 2010

 

9,667

 

$

15.09

 

5.6

 

$

273,683

 

Exercisable at March 31, 2010

 

6,799

 

$

8.16

 

4.5

 

$

239,609

 

 

The weighted-average grant-date fair value of options granted during the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 was $22.08 per share and $19.04 per share, respectively. The total intrinsic value of options exercised during the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 was $20.8 million and $7.6 million, respectively.

 

Cash received from option exercises under all plans for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 was approximately $4.5 million and $1.0 million, respectively. The excess tax benefit realized for tax deductions from non-qualified stock option exercises and disqualifying dispositions of incentive stock options for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 was $6.5 million, and $1.2 million, respectively.

 

At March 31, 2010, there was $46.0 million of total unrecognized compensation expense related to nonvested shares granted to both employees and non-employees under the Company’s share-based payment plans. That cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 3.2 years.

 

At March 31, 2010, there were 4.2 million shares available for grant under the Company’s stock option plans.

 

Change in Estimated Forfeiture Rate

 

During the three-months ended March 31, 2009, based on historical experience, the Company modified the estimated annual forfeiture rate used in recognizing stock-based compensation expense for its most senior executives based on their dissimilar historical forfeiture experience as compared to non-senior executives.  This modification resulted in a change from a 3.0% forfeiture rate to an 11.2% forfeiture rate for the Company’s employees and non-senior executives. During the same period, the Company also realized a benefit from actual forfeiture experience that was higher than previously estimated for unvested stock options, resulting primarily from non-senior executives and other employee departures from the Company. The impact of these events was a benefit of approximately $1.1 million which was included in operating expenses in the condensed consolidated statement of income for the three-months ended March 31, 2009.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Tabular Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

12.                                 INCOME TAXES

 

The following is a roll forward of the Company’s total gross unrecognized tax benefits, not including interest and penalties, for the three-months ended March 31, 2010:

 

 

 

Gross Unrealized Tax
Benefits

 

Balance at December 31, 2009

 

$

397

 

Additions for tax positions related to the current year

 

 

Additions for tax positions related to the prior year

 

 

Decreases related to settlement with taxing authority

 

 

Balance at March 31, 2010

 

$

397

 

 

The Company recognizes accrued interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits in the provision for income taxes in the Company’s consolidated financial statements. As of March 31, 2010, the Company had approximately $0.01 million in interest and penalties related to recognized tax benefits accrued.  It is not expected that the amount of unrecognized tax benefits will change in the next 12 months.

 

The Company is subject to U.S. federal income tax as well as to income tax in multiple state and other jurisdictions.  Federal income tax returns of the Company are subject to IRS examination for the 2006 through 2009 tax years. State income tax returns are subject to examination for the 2005 through 2009 tax years.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Tabular Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

13.                                 EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

A reconciliation of the weighted-average shares used in the basic and diluted earnings per common share computations for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 is presented below:

 

 

 

Three-Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

88,347

 

90,433

 

Dilutive securities

 

4,684

 

4,883

 

Diluted

 

93,031

 

95,316

 

 

For the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, options outstanding totaling 2.0 million and 2.3 million shares, respectively, were excluded from the calculations as their effect would have been antidilutive.

 

14.                                 SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

The Company has two reportable segments, namely Direct Store Delivery (“DSD”), whose principal products comprise energy drinks, and Warehouse (“Warehouse”), whose principal products comprise juice based and soda beverages.  The DSD segment develops, markets and sells products primarily through an exclusive distributor network, whereas the Warehouse segment develops, markets and sells products primarily direct to retailers. Corporate and unallocated amounts that do not relate to DSD or Warehouse segments have been allocated to “Corporate & Unallocated.”

 

The net revenues derived from the DSD and Warehouse segments and other financial information related thereto for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 are as follows:

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Tabular Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

 

 

Three-Months Ended March 31, 2010

 

 

 

DSD

 

Warehouse

 

Corporate and
Unallocated

 

Total

 

Net sales

 

$

217,154

 

$

20,956

 

$

 

$

238,110

 

Contribution margin

 

73,056

 

265

 

 

73,321

 

Corporate and unallocated expenses

 

 

 

(22,536

)

(22,536

)

Operating income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50,785

 

Other income (expense)

 

58

 

 

928

 

986

 

Income before provision for income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51,771

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

1,464

 

11

 

1,165

 

2,640

 

Trademark amortization

 

 

11

 

3

 

14

 

 

 

 

Three-Months Ended March 31, 2009

 

 

 

DSD

 

Warehouse

 

Corporate and
Unallocated

 

Total

 

Net sales

 

$

220,919

 

$

23,287

 

$

 

$

244,206

 

Contribution margin

 

79,973

 

483

 

 

80,456

 

Corporate and unallocated expenses

 

 

 

(14,679

)

(14,679

)

Operating income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

65,777

 

Other income (expense)

 

(16

)

 

(2,507

)

(2,523

)

Income before provision for income taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63,254

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

564

 

8

 

497

 

1,069

 

Trademark amortization

 

 

11

 

21

 

32

 

 

During the first quarter of 2010, the Company reclassified the Rumba®, Samba and Tango brand energy juices, Lost® Energy™ brand energy drinks and Vidration™ vitamin enhanced water, which were previously reported in the DSD division, to the Warehouse division, and recast segment information for the first quarter of 2009. The reclassification resulted in an increase in net sales of the Warehouse division and a decrease in net sales of the DSD division of $1.6 million for the three-months ended March 31, 2009, respectively, from amounts previously reported. The reclassification also resulted in a decrease in contribution margin of the Warehouse division and an increase in contribution margin of the DSD division of $0.7 million for three-months ended March 31, 2009, respectively, from amounts previously reported.

 

Revenue is derived from sales to external customers.  Operating expenses that pertain to each segment are allocated to the appropriate segment.

 

Corporate and unallocated expenses were $22.5 million for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and included $13.0 million of payroll costs, of which $5.0 million was attributable to stock-based compensation expense (see Note 11, “Stock-Based Compensation”), $5.5 million attributable to professional service expenses, including accounting and legal costs, and $4.0 million of other operating expenses.  Corporate and unallocated expenses were $14.7 million for the three-months ended March 31, 2009 and included $8.7 million of payroll costs, of which $2.7 million was attributable to stock-based compensation expense (see Note 11, “Stock-Based Compensation”), $3.2 million attributable to professional service expenses, including accounting and legal costs, and $2.8 million of other operating expenses. Certain items, including operating assets and income taxes, are not allocated to individual segments and therefore are not presented above.

 

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Tabular Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Amounts) (Unaudited)

 

One customer accounted for approximately 35% of the Company’s net sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2010. Two customers accounted for approximately 28% and 11% of the Company’s net sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2009.

 

Net sales to customers outside the United States amounted to $29.4 million and $29.1 million for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Such sales were approximately 12.3% and 11.9% of net sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

 

The Company’s net sales by product line for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively, were as follows:

 

 

 

Three-Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

Energy drinks

 

$

210,977

 

$

220,638

 

Non-carbonated (primarily juice based beverages and Peace Tea™ iced teas)

 

17,145

 

14,013

 

Carbonated (primarily soda beverages)

 

7,716

 

7,613

 

Other

 

2,272

 

1,942

 

 

 

$

238,110

 

$

244,206

 

 

15.                                 RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

A director of the Company is a partner in a law firm that serves as counsel to the Company.  Expenses incurred in connection with services rendered by such firm to the Company during the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 were $1.3 million and $0.4 million, respectively.

 

Two directors and officers of the Company and their families are principal owners of a company that provides promotional materials to the Company. Expenses incurred with such company in connection with promotional materials purchased during the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 were $0.08 million and $0.2 million, respectively.

 

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ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Our Business

 

Overview

 

We develop, market, sell and distribute “alternative” beverage category natural sodas, fruit juices, juice blends, juice drinks, energy drinks and energy sports drinks, fruit juice smoothies and “functional” drinks, non-carbonated ready-to-drink iced teas, children’s multi-vitamin juice drinks, Junior Juice® juices, Junior Juice Water and flavored sparkling beverages under the Hansen’s® brand name.  We develop, market, sell and distribute energy drinks under the following brand names: Monster Energy®, Monster Hitman Energy Shooter™, Nitrous™ Monster Energy®, X-Presso Monster™-Hammer and Lost® Energy™ brand names as well as Rumba®, Samba and Tango brand energy juices. We market, sell and distribute the Java Monster™ line of non-carbonated dairy based coffee + energy drinks. We market, sell and distribute natural sodas, premium natural sodas with supplements, organic natural sodas, seltzer waters, sports drinks and energy drinks under the Blue Sky® brand name. We market, sell and distribute enhanced water beverages under the Vidration™ brand name. We market, sell and distribute ready-to-drink iced teas under the Peace Tea™ brand name. We market, sell and distribute beverages under the SELF Beauty Elixir™ brand name.

 

We have two reportable segments, namely DSD, whose principal products comprise energy drinks, and Warehouse, whose principal products comprise juice based and soda beverages. The DSD segment develops, markets and sells products primarily through an exclusive distributor network, whereas the Warehouse segment develops, markets and sells products primarily direct to retailers.

 

Our Monster Energy® brand energy drinks include Monster Energy® energy drinks, lo-carb Monster Energy® energy drinks, Monster Energy® Assault® energy drinks, Monster Energy® KhaosTM energy drinks, Monster Energy® M-80TM energy drinks (named “RIPPER” in certain countries), Monster Energy® Heavy Metal™ energy drinks, Monster Energy® MIXXD™ energy drinks, Monster Energy® Import energy drinks and Monster Energy® Dub Edition energy drinks.

 

Our Java MonsterTM line of non-carbonated dairy based coffee + energy drinks include Java Monster™ Originale™, Java Monster™ Loca Moca®, Java Monster™ Mean Bean®, Java Monster™ Russian, Java Monster™ Irish Blend™, Java Monster™ Chai Hai™, Java Monster™ Nut Up™ and Java Monster™ Lo-Ball as well as our X-Presso Monster™-Hammer energy drink.

 

Our gross sales of $270.6 million for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 were impacted by advance purchases made by our customers in the 2009 fourth quarter due to our announcement of a new per case marketing contribution program for our Monster Energy® distributors commencing January 1, 2010, as well as to avoid potential interruptions in product supply due to our announcement to transition our North American operations to the SAP enterprise resource planning system commencing January 2010 (the “Advance Purchases”). We previously estimated that gross sales for the three-months ended December 31, 2009 were increased by approximately 4% to 6% as a result of the Advance Purchases. We did not limit the amount of our customers’ purchases during the fourth quarter of 2009.

 

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A substantial portion of our gross sales are derived from our Monster Energy® brand energy drinks and our Java MonsterTM product line. Any decrease in sales of our Monster Energy® brand energy drinks and/or Java MonsterTM product line could have a significant adverse effect on our future revenues and net income. Our DSD segment represented 91.2% and 90.5% of our consolidated net sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Our Warehouse segment represented 8.8% and 9.5% of our consolidated net sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Competitive pressure in the energy drink category could adversely affect our operating results.

 

Our sales and marketing strategy for all our beverages is to focus our efforts on developing brand awareness through image enhancing programs and product sampling. We use our branded vehicles and other promotional vehicles at events where we offer samples of our products to consumers. We utilize “push-pull” methods to achieve maximum shelf and display space exposure in sales outlets and maximum demand from consumers for our products, including advertising, in-store promotions and in-store placement of point-of-sale materials, racks, coolers and barrel coolers. We also utilize prize promotions, price promotions, competitions, endorsements from selected public and extreme sports figures, personality endorsements, including from television and other well known sports personalities, coupons, sampling and sponsorship of selected causes, events, athletes and teams. In-store posters, outdoor posters, print, radio and television advertising, together with price promotions and coupons, may also be used to promote our brands.

 

We believe that one of the keys to success in the beverage industry is differentiation, such as making Hansen’s® products visually distinctive from other beverages on the shelves of retailers. We review our products and packaging on an ongoing basis and, where practical, endeavor to make them different, better and unique. The labels and graphics for many of our products are redesigned from time to time to maximize their visibility and identification, wherever they may be placed in stores, and we will continue to reevaluate the same from time to time.

 

All of our beverage products are manufactured by various third party bottlers and co-packers situated throughout the United States and abroad, under separate arrangements with each party.

 

Our growth strategy includes expanding our international business. Gross sales to customers outside the United States amounted to $37.8 million and $35.3 million for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Such sales were approximately 13.8% and 12.6% of gross sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively.

 

Our customers are primarily full service beverage distributors, retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, drug chains, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, health food distributors and food service customers. Gross sales to our various customer types for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009 are reflected below. Such information reflects sales made by us directly to the customer types concerned, which include our full service beverage distributors. Such full service beverage distributors in turn sell certain of our products to the customer types listed below. We do not have complete details of such full service distributors’ sales of our products to their respective customers and therefore limit our description of our customer types to include our sales to such full service distributors without reference to their sales to their own customers.

 

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Three-Months Ended
March 31,

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

Full service distributors

 

64%

 

63%

 

Club stores, drug chains & mass merchandisers

 

12%

 

15%

 

Outside the U.S.

 

14%

 

13%

 

Retail grocery, specialty chains and wholesalers

 

7%

 

6%

 

Other

 

3%

 

3%

 

 

Our customers include Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (“CCE”), Coca-Cola Bottling Company, CCBCC Operations, LLC, United Bottling Contracts Company, LLC and other Coca-Cola Company independent bottlers (collectively, the “TCCC North American Bottlers”), Wal-Mart, Inc. (including Sam’s Club), select Anheuser-Busch, Inc. (“AB”) distributors (the “AB Distributors”), Kalil Bottling Group, Trader Joe’s, John Lenore & Company, Swire Coca-Cola, Costco, The Kroger Co., Safeway Inc. and SUPERVALU, Inc.  A decision by any large customer to decrease amounts purchased from the Company or to cease carrying our products could have a material negative effect on our financial condition and consolidated results of operations. CCE, a customer of the DSD segment with sales within specific markets in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and certain countries in Europe, accounted for approximately 35% and 28% of our consolidated net sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. Wal-Mart, Inc. (including Sam’s Club), a customer of both the DSD and Warehouse divisions, accounted for approximately 11% of our net sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2009.

 

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Results of Operations

 

The following table sets forth key statistics for the three-months ended March 31, 2010 and 2009, respectively. (In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

 

Three-Months Ended
March 31,

 

Percentage
Change

 

 

 

2010

 

2009

 

10 vs. 09

 

Gross sales, net of discounts & returns *

 

$

270,566

 

$

278,854

 

(3.0

)%

Less: Promotional and other allowances**

 

32,456

 

34,648

 

(6.3

)%

Net sales

 

238,110

 

244,206

 

(2.5

)%

Cost of sales

 

113,556

 

114,027

 

(0.4

)%

Gross profit***

 

124,554

 

130,179

 

(4.3

)%

Gross profit margin as a percentage of net sales

 

52.3

%

53.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 

73,769

 

64,402

 

14.5

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses as a percentage of net sales

 

31.0

%

26.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

50,785

 

65,777

 

(22.8

)%

Operating income as a percentage of net sales

 

21.3

%

26.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and other income, net

 

410

 

1,016

 

(59.6

)%

Gain (loss) on investments and put option, net

 

576

 

(3,539

)

(116.3

)%

Total other income (expense)

 

986

 

(2,523

)

(139.1

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income before provision for income taxes

 

51,771

 

63,254

 

(18.2

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income taxes

 

19,208

 

21,689

 

(11.4

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

32,563

 

$

41,565

 

(21.7

)%

Net income as a percentage of net sales

 

13.7

%

17.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$