Hormel Foods 10-K 2006
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Washington, D.C. 20549
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR
For the Fiscal Year Ended OCTOBER 30, 2005 Commission File No. 1-2402
HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code (507) 437-5611
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:
(Title of Class)
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. Yes o No x
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, and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x No o
Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrants knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendments to this Form 10-K. x
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of accelerated filer and large accelerated filer in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer x Accelerated filer o Non-accelerated filer o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes o No x
The aggregate worldwide market value of the voting and non-voting common stock held by non-affiliates of the registrant as of April 29, 2005, (the last business day of the registrants most recently completed second fiscal quarter), was $2,275,574,402 based on the closing price of $31.14 per share on that date.
As of December 30, 2005, the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrants classes of common stock was as follows:
Common Stock, $.0586 Par Value137,803,610 shares
Common Stock Non-Voting, $.01 Par Value0 shares
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Portions of the Annual Stockholders Report for the year ended October 30, 2005, are incorporated by reference into Part I Items 1 and 1A, and Part II Items 5-8 and 9A, and included as Exhibit 13.1 filed herewith.
Portions of the Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting of the Stockholders to be held January 31, 2006, are incorporated by reference into Part III, Items 10-14.
Hormel Foods Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the Company), was founded by George A. Hormel in 1891 in Austin, Minnesota, as George A. Hormel & Company. The Company started as a processor of meat and food products and continues in this line of business. The Company name was changed to Hormel Foods Corporation on January 31, 1995. The Company is primarily engaged in the production of a variety of meat and food products and the marketing of those products throughout the United States. Although pork and turkey remain the major raw materials for Hormel products, the Company has emphasized for several years the manufacture and distribution of branded, consumer packaged items rather than the commodity fresh meat business.
The Companys branding strategy led to the development of a joint venture between Hormel Foods Corporation and Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation (formerly Excel Corporation), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cargill Incorporated. This joint venture began marketing and selling nationally branded fresh case ready beef and pork primarily under the existing Hormel Always Tender brand name in fiscal year 2003. This 51 percent owned joint venture, named Precept Foods, LLC, is based in Austin, Minn.
In fiscal 2001, the Jennie-O Turkey Store, Inc. (JOTS) business was formed as a result of merging the Companys existing Jennie-O Foods, Inc. business with the operations of The Turkey Store Company, which was acquired in the second quarter of fiscal 2001. The Turkey Store Company was a turkey processing business headquartered in Barron, Wisconsin. The merged JOTS operation is currently the largest turkey processor in the world. JOTS markets its turkey products through its own sales force and independent brokers.
The acquisitions of Diamond Crystal Brands Nutritional Products in April of fiscal 2001 and the Century Foods International business in July of fiscal 2003 strengthened the Companys presence in the nutritional food products and supplements market.
The Company acquired the Diamond Crystal Brands, Inc. business from Imperial Sugar Co. in December of fiscal 2003. Diamond Crystal Brands packages and sells various sugar, sugar substitute, salt and pepper products, savory products, drink mixes, and dessert mixes to retail and foodservice customers.
During the third quarter of fiscal 2004, the Company completed the sale of Vista International Packaging, Inc., its food packaging subsidiary in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The Company acquired the assets of Concept Foods Inc. (Concept) in October of fiscal 2004. Concept was renamed Alma Foods, LLC upon acquisition, and manufactures a wide variety of refrigerated entrées.
In December of fiscal 2005, the Company acquired all of the stock of Clougherty Packing Company (Clougherty). Clougherty was a privately held Southern California pork processor and is the maker of the Farmer John brand of pork products popular throughout the Southwestern United States. Clougherty was reorganized into Clougherty Packing, LLC (Farmer John) after the acquisition.
In January of fiscal 2005, the Company acquired Arriba Foods, Inc. (a/k/a Mexican Accent). Based in New Berlin, Wisconsin, Mexican Accent manufactures and distributes a wide variety of premium Mexican flour tortillas, corn tortillas, salsas, seasonings, and tortilla chips for retail markets and the foodservice industry. These products are marketed under the Mannys, Gringo Petes, and Mexican Accent brands.
In March of fiscal 2005, the Company acquired privately held Mark-Lynn Foods Inc. (Mark-Lynn) of Bremen, Georgia. Mark-Lynn manufactures and distributes a wide array of food products including salt and pepper packets, ketchup, mustard, sauces and salad dressings, creamers, sugar packets, jellies, desserts, and drink mixes.
In April of fiscal 2005, the Company completed the acquisition of Lloyds Barbecue Company (Lloyds). Lloyds has manufacturing operations in St. Paul, Minnesota, and offers a full range of barbeque products including original shredded pork, chicken and beef tubs, honey hickory shredded pork and chicken, barbeque pork spareribs, beef backribs, and pork babyback ribs, all under the Lloyds brand name.
Internationally, the Company markets its products through Hormel Foods International Corporation (HFIC), a wholly owned subsidiary. HFIC has a presence in the international marketplace through joint ventures and placement of personnel in strategic foreign locations such as China, Australia, and the Philippines. HFIC also has a global presence with minority positions in food companies in Mexico (Hormel Alimentos, 50% holding) and the Philippines (Purefoods-Hormel, 40% holding).
The Company has not been involved in any bankruptcy, receivership, or similar proceedings during its history. Substantially all of the assets of the Company have been acquired in the ordinary course of business.
The Company had no significant change in the type of products produced or services rendered, or in the markets or methods of distribution since the beginning of the fiscal year.
The Companys business is reported in five segments: Grocery Products, Refrigerated Foods, Jennie-O Turkey Store, Specialty Foods, and All Other. Net sales to unaffiliated customers and operating profit, and the presentation of certain other financial information by segment, are reported in Note K of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements and in the Managements Discussion and Analysis of the Annual Stockholders Report for the year ended October 30, 2005, incorporated herein by reference.
The Companys products primarily consist of meat and other food products. The meat products are sold fresh, frozen, cured, smoked, cooked, and canned. The percentages of total revenues contributed by classes of similar products for the last three fiscal years of the Company are as follows:
Reporting of revenues from external customers is based on similarity of products, as the same or similar products are sold across multiple distribution channels such as retail, foodservice, or international. Revenues reported are based on financial information used to produce the Companys general-purpose financial statements.
Perishable meat includes fresh meats, sausages, hams, wieners, and bacon (excluding JOTS products.) The Perishable meat category increased in fiscal 2005 mainly due to the acquisition of Farmer John in December 2004. Shelf-stable includes canned luncheon meats, shelf-stable microwaveable entrees, stews, chilies, hash, meat spreads, flour and corn tortillas, salsas, tortilla chips, and other items that do not require refrigeration, as well as frozen processed products. The Poultry category is composed primarily of JOTS products. The Other category primarily consists of nutritional food products and supplements, sugar
and sugar substitutes, creamers, salt and pepper products, sauces and salad dressings, dessert and drink mixes, and industrial gelatin products.
In fiscal 2005, the Company introduced deli luncheon meats with no preservatives for retail and foodservice customers using True Taste Technology high pressure processing. This initiative is proceeding on target with Company expectations. No other new product in fiscal 2005 required a material investment of the Company assets.
Domestically, the Company sells its products in all 50 states. Hormel products are sold through Company sales personnel, operating in assigned territories coordinated from sales offices located in most of the larger U.S. cities, as well as independent brokers and distributors. During fiscal 2004, dedicated sales teams were also developed to serve major retail customers and coordinate sales of both Grocery Products and Refrigerated Foods products. As of October 30, 2005, the Company had approximately 610 sales personnel engaged in selling its products. Distribution of products to customers is primarily by common carrier.
Through HFIC, the Company markets its products in various locations throughout the world. Some of the larger markets include Australia, Canada, China, England, Japan, Mexico, and Micronesia. The distribution of export sales to customers is by common carrier, while the China operations own and operate their own delivery system. The Company, through HFIC, has licensed companies to manufacture various Hormel products internationally on a royalty basis, with the primary licensees being Tulip International of Denmark and CJ Corp. of South Korea.
The Company has, for the past several years, been concentrating on processed branded products for consumers with year-round demand to minimize the seasonal variation experienced with commodity type products. Pork continues to be the primary raw material for Company products. Although the live pork industry has recently evolved to large, vertically integrated, year-round confinement operations, and supply contracts are becoming increasingly prevalent in the industry, there is still a seasonal variation in the supply of fresh pork materials. The Companys expanding line of processed items has reduced but not eliminated the sensitivity of Company results to raw material supply and price fluctuations.
The majority of the hogs harvested by the Company are purchased under supply contracts from producers located principally in Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, California, and Utah. The cost of hogs and the utilization of the Companys facilities are affected by both the level and the methods of pork production in the United States. The movement toward year-round confinement operations which operate under supply agreements with processors has resulted in fewer hogs being available on the spot cash market, which decreases the supply of hogs on the open market. The Company, along with others in the industry, uses supply contracts to manage the effects of this trend and to ensure a stable supply of raw materials. Contract costs are fully reflected in the Companys reported financial results. In fiscal 2005, the Company purchased 69 percent of its hogs under supply contracts. The Farmer John operation also procures a portion of its hogs through farms which the Company either owns or operates in Arizona, California, and Wyoming.
In fiscal 2005, JOTS raised approximately 55 percent of the turkeys needed to meet its raw material requirements for whole bird and processed turkey products. Turkeys not sourced within the Company are contracted with independent turkey growers. JOTS turkey-raising farms are located throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. Production costs in raising turkeys are primarily subject to fluctuations in feed grain prices and to a lesser extent fuel costs. To manage this risk, the Company periodically hedges its anticipated purchases of grain using futures contracts.
The Company has plants in Austin, Minnesota; Fremont, Nebraska; Vernon, California; and Beijing, China that harvest hogs for processing. Quality Pork Processors, Inc. of Dallas, Texas, operates the harvesting facility at Austin under a custom harvesting arrangement.
Facilities that produce manufactured items are located in Albert Lea, Minnesota; Algona, Iowa; Alma, Kansas; Aurora, Illinois; Austin, Minnesota; Beloit, Wisconsin; Bondurant, Iowa; Bremen, Georgia; Browerville, Minnesota; Ft. Dodge, Iowa; Fremont, Nebraska; Houston, Texas; Knoxville, Iowa; Long Prairie, Minnesota; Mitchellville, Iowa; New Berlin, Wisconsin; Osceola, Iowa; Perrysburg, Ohio; Quakertown, Pennsylvania; Rochelle, Illinois; Savannah, Georgia; Sparta, Wisconsin; St. Paul, Minnesota; Stockton, California; Tucker, Georgia; Vernon, California; Visalia, California; Wichita, Kansas; Beijing, China; and Shanghai, China. Albert Lea Select Foods, Inc. of Dallas, Texas, operates the processing facility at Albert Lea under a custom manufacturing agreement. Company products are also custom manufactured by several other companies. The following are the Companys larger custom manufacturers: Lakeside Packing Company, Manitowoc, Wisconsin; Schroeder Milk, Maplewood, Minnesota; Steuben Foods, Jamaica, New York; Power Packaging, St. Charles, Illinois; Criders, Stilmore, Georgia; and Tony Downs, St. James, Minnesota. Power Logistics, Inc., based in St. Charles, Illinois, operates distribution centers for the Company in Dayton, Ohio, and Osceola, Iowa.
The Companys turkey harvest and processing operations are located in Barron, Wisconsin; Faribault, Minnesota; Melrose, Minnesota; Montevideo, Minnesota; Pelican Rapids, Minnesota; and Willmar, Minnesota.
There are numerous patents and trademarks that are important to the Companys business. The Company holds seven foreign and 47 U.S. issued patents. Some of the trademarks are registered and some are not. In recognition of the importance of these assets, the Company created a subsidiary, Hormel Foods, LLC, in 1998 to create, own, maintain and protect most of the Companys trademarks and patents. Some of the more significant owned or licensed trademarks used in the Companys segments are:
HORMEL, ALWAYS TENDER, AMERICAN CLASSICS, AUSTIN BLUES, BLACK LABEL, BREAD READY, CAFÉ H, CALIFORNIA NATURAL, CARAPELLI, CHI-CHIS, CURE 81, CUREMASTER, DANS PRIZE, DI LUSSO, DINTY MOORE, DODGER DOGS, DUBUQUE, EL TORITO, FARMER JOHN, GRINGO PETES, FAST N EASY, HERB-OX, HERDEZ, HOMELAND, HOUSE OF TSANG, JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE, KIDS KITCHEN, LAYOUT, LITTLE SIZZLERS, LLOYDS, MANNYS, MARRAKESH EXPRESS, MARY KITCHEN, MEXICAN ACCENT, OLD SMOKEHOUSE, PATAKS, PELOPONNESE, PILLOW PACK, RANGE BRAND, ROSA, SANDWICH MAKER, SPAM, STAGG, SWEET THING, THICK & EASY and WRANGLERS.
The Companys patents expire after a term that is typically 20 years from the date of filing, with earlier expiration possible based on the Companys decision to pay required maintenance fees. As long as the Company intends to continue using its trademarks, they are renewed indefinitely.
During fiscal year 2005, no customer accounted for more than 10 percent of total Company sales. The five largest customers in each segment make up approximately the following percentage of segment sales: 47 percent of Grocery Products, 35 percent of Refrigerated Foods, 32 percent of JOTS, 35 percent of Specialty Foods, and 19 percent of All Other. The loss of one or more of the top customers in any of these segments could have a material adverse effect on the results of such segment. Backlog orders are not
significant due to the perishable nature of a large portion of the products. Orders are accepted and shipped on a current basis.
The production and sale of meat and food products in the United States and internationally are highly competitive. The Company competes with manufacturers of pork and turkey products, as well as national and regional producers of other meat and protein sources, such as beef, chicken, and fish. The Company believes that its largest domestic competitors for its Refrigerated Foods segment in 2005 were Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and ConAgra Foods; for its Grocery Products segment, ConAgra Foods, Dial Corp. and Campbell Soup Co.; and for JOTS, ConAgra Foods and Cargill, Inc.
All segments compete on the basis of price, product quality, brand identification, and customer service. Through aggressive marketing and strong quality assurance programs, the Companys strategy is to provide higher quality products that possess strong brand recognition, which would then support higher value perceptions from customers.
The Company competes using this same strategy in international markets around the world.
Research and development continues to be a vital part of the Companys strategy to extend existing brands and expand into new branded items. The expenditures for research and development for fiscal 2005, 2004, and 2003, respectively, were approximately $17,585,000, $15,944,000, and $13,165,000. There are 53 professional employees engaged in full time research, 25 in the area of improving existing products and 28 in developing new products.
As of October 30, 2005, the Company had approximately 17,600 active employees.
Total revenues attributed to the U.S. and all foreign countries in total for the last three fiscal years of the Company are as follows (in thousands):
Revenues from external customers are classified as domestic or foreign based on the final customer destination. No individual foreign country is material to the consolidated results. Additionally, the Companys long-lived assets located in foreign countries are not significant.
The Company makes available, free of charge on its Web site at www.hormel.com, its annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K, and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These reports are accessible under the Investor caption of the Companys Web site and are available as soon as reasonably practicable after such material is electronically filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is within 24 hours.
The Company has adopted a Code of Ethical Business Conduct that covers all employees, officers, and directors, which is available on the Companys Web site, free of charge, under the caption Corporate. The Company also adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines, which are available on the Companys Web site, free of charge, under the caption Investor.
The Companys Board of Directors conducts its business through meetings of the Board and the following standing committees: Audit, Compensation, Contingency, Governance, Pension Investment, and Executive. Each of the Audit, Compensation, Governance, Pension Investment, and Executive Committees has adopted and operates under a written charter. Charters for the Audit, Compensation, and Governance Committees are available on the Companys Web site, free of charge, under the caption InvestorCorporate Governance.
The documents noted above are also available in print, free of charge, to any stockholder who requests them.
No family relationship exists among the executive officers.
Executive officers are elected annually by the Board of Directors at the first meeting following the Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Vacancies may be filled and additional officers elected at any regular or special meeting.
Information on the Companys risk factors included in the Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations on pages 32 through 34 of the Annual Stockholders Report for the year ended October 30, 2005, is incorporated herein by reference.
Many of these properties are not exclusive to any one of the Companys segments and a few of the properties are utilized in all five segments of the Company. The Company has renovation or building projects in progress at Austin, Minnesota; Fremont, Nebraska; Albert Lea, Minnesota; and at various JOTS locations. The Company believes its operating facilities are well maintained and suitable for current production volumes and all volumes anticipated in the foreseeable future.
The Company is a party to various legal proceedings related to the on-going operation of its business. The resolution of any currently known matters is not expected to have a material effect on the Companys financial condition, results of operations, or liquidity.
No matters were submitted to stockholders during the fourth quarter of the 2005 fiscal year.
The high and low closing price of the Companys common stock and the dividends per share declared for each fiscal quarter of 2005 and 2004, respectively, are shown below:
Additional information about dividends, principal market of trade and number of stockholders on page 57 of the Annual Stockholders Report for the year ended October 30, 2005, is incorporated herein by reference. The Companys common stock has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since January 16, 1990.
Issuer purchases of equity securities in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005 are shown below:
(1) Shares repurchased during the quarter, other than through publicly announced plans or programs, represent purchases for the Companys employee awards program.
(2) On October 2, 2002, the Company announced that its Board of Directors had authorized the Company to repurchase up to 10,000,000 shares of common stock with no expiration date.
Selected Financial Data for the five years ended October 30, 2005, on page 17 of the Annual Stockholders Report for the year ended October 30, 2005, is incorporated herein by reference.
Information in the Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations on pages 17 through 34 of the Annual Stockholders Report for the year ended October 30, 2005, is incorporated herein by reference.
Information on the Companys exposure to market risk included in the Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations on page 34 of the Annual Stockholders Report for the year ended October 30, 2005, is incorporated herein by reference.
Consolidated Financial Statements, including unaudited quarterly data, on pages 38 through 54 and the Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm on page 37 of the Annual Stockholders Report for the year ended October 30, 2005, are incorporated herein by reference.
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
As of the end of the period covered by this report (the Evaluation Date), the Company carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of management, including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended [the Exchange Act]). In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognized that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives. Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of the Evaluation Date, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to provide reasonable assurance that information we are required to disclose in reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
Internal Control over Financial Reporting
(a) The report entitled Managements Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting on page 35 of the Annual Stockholders Report for the year ended October 30, 2005, is incorporated herein by reference.
(b) The report entitled Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm on page 36 of the Annual Stockholders Report for the year ended October 30, 2005, is incorporated herein by reference.
(c) During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005, there has been no change in the Companys internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Exchange Act) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Companys internal control over financial reporting.
Information under Item 1Election of Directors, contained on page 2 through page 4 and under Board of Director and Committee Meetings, on pages 5 and 6, and the second sentence of the second paragraph under Audit Committee Report, contained on page 7 of the definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held January 31, 2006, is incorporated herein by reference.
Information concerning Executive Officers is set forth in Item 1(f) of Part I pursuant to Instruction 3, Paragraph (b) of Item 401 of Regulation S-K.
Information under Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership Reporting Compliance, on page 18 of the definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held January 31, 2006, is incorporated herein by reference.
The Company has adopted a Code of Ethical Business Conduct in compliance with applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission that applies to its principal executive officer, its principal financial officer, and its principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions. A copy of the Code of Ethical Business Conduct is available on the Companys Web site at www.hormel.com, free of charge, under the caption, Corporate. The Company intends to satisfy any disclosure requirement under Item 5.05 of Form 8-K regarding an amendment to, or waiver from, a provision of this Code of Ethical Business Conduct by posting such information on the Companys Web site at the address and location specified above.
Information for the year ended October 30, 2005, commencing with Summary Compensation Table on page 14 through Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan on page 17 and Compensation of Directors on pages 6 and 7 of the definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held January 31, 2006, is incorporated herein by reference.
Information for the year ended October 30, 2005, under Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Security Ownership of Management on pages 9 and 10, and information under Equity Compensation Plan Information on page 23 of the definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held January 31, 2006, is incorporated herein by reference.
Information under Related Party Transactions for the year ended October 30, 2005, as set forth on page 18 of the definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held January 31, 2006, is incorporated herein by reference.
Information under Audit Fees through Audit Committee Preapproval Policies and Procedures on page 8 of the Companys definitive proxy statement for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held January 31, 2006, is incorporated herein by reference.
The response to Item 15 is submitted as a separate section of this report.
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K
The following consolidated financial statements of Hormel Foods Corporation included in the Annual Stockholders Report for the year ended October 30, 2005, are incorporated herein by reference in Item 8 of Part II of this report:
Consolidated Statements of Financial PositionOctober 30, 2005, and October 30, 2004.
Consolidated Statements of OperationsYears Ended October 30, 2005, October 30, 2004, and October 25, 2003.
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders InvestmentYears Ended October 30, 2005, October 30, 2004, and October 25, 2003.
Consolidated Statements of Cash FlowsYears Ended October 30, 2005, October 30, 2004, and October 25, 2003.
Notes to Financial StatementsOctober 30, 2005.
Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
The following consolidated financial statement schedule of Hormel Foods Corporation required pursuant to Item 15(c) is submitted herewith:
All other schedules for which provision is made in the applicable accounting regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission are not required under the related instructions or are inapplicable, and therefore have been omitted.
Condensed parent company financial statements of the registrant are omitted pursuant to Rule 5-04(c) of Article 5 of Regulation S-X.
Note (1)Uncollectible accounts written off.
Note (2)Recoveries on accounts previously written off.
Note (3)Increase in the reserve due to the inclusion of Diamond Crystal Brands accounts receivable.
Note (4)Increase in the reserve due to the inclusion of Century Foods International accounts receivable.
Note (5)Increase in the reserve due to the inclusion of Farmer John, Mexican Accent, and Mark-Lynn accounts receivable.
LIST OF EXHIBITS
HORMEL FOODS CORPORATION
(1) Document has previously been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is incorporated herein by reference.
(2) These Exhibits transmitted via EDGAR.
(3) Management compensatory plan.