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Sovos Brands Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Third Quarter Net Sales Increase 31% Due to Strong Consumption and the Addition of Birch Benders
Brand Net Sales Increase 17%
Provides Fiscal Year 2021 Net Sales and Adjusted EBITDA Guidance

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Nov. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sovos Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOVO), the fastest-growing food company of scale in the United States, today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 25, 2021.

Highlights:

  • Market share for Rao’s sauce reached an all-time high at 13.2%, closing the gap to the #2 player; household penetration for Rao’s sauce also reached a new record of 10.3%, up three percentage points versus the prior year1

  • Net sales were $178.7 million, a 31% increase over the prior year period, led by robust growth in Rao’s and noosa, as well as incremental sales from the acquisition of Birch Benders

  • Brand net sales2, which includes Birch Benders for both periods, increased 17% in the third quarter over the prior year period

  • Net loss was $4.6 million or a loss of $0.06 per diluted share; adjusted net income3 was $7.1 million or $0.10 per diluted share

  • Adjusted EBITDA3 was $25.8 million, a 31% increase over the prior year period, resulting in an adjusted EBITDA margin3 of 14.4% consistent with the prior year period

  • Expects full year net sales of $710-$715 million and adjusted EBITDA3 of $113-$115 million

Todd Lachman, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “Following our successful IPO, our strong third quarter results of double-digit sales and adjusted EBITDA growth reflect our proven track record of acquiring, developing, and accelerating 'one of a kind' food brands. Leveraging our Sovos Brands playbook, we are focused on accelerating the growth of our brands, increasing market share and outpacing the categories in which we compete.”

Mr. Lachman continued, “Dollar consumption of our brands in our three largest categories—pasta sauce, yogurt and frozen—increased by double digits during the quarter, demonstrating the momentum of our core businesses. Under the leadership of the Sovos Brands team, we remain laser focused on increasing household penetration, successful category expansion and accretive acquisitions, and I am confident our industry-leading, profitable growth will create attractive shareholder returns long-term.”

13 weeks ended

39 weeks ended

September 25,

September 26,

September 25,

September 26,

2021

2020

Change

2021

2020

Change

Net sales ($ millions)

$

178.7

$

136.9

31%

$

529.9

$

398.3

33%

Net income (loss) ($ millions)

$

(4.6

)

$

2.2

$

5.8

$

11.3

(49

)%

Diluted EPS

$

(0.06

)

$

0.03

$

0.08

$

0.15

(48

)%

Adjusted diluted EPS3

$

0.10

$

0.13

(23

)%

$

0.56

$

0.44

28%

Adjusted EBITDA3($ millions)

$

25.8

$

19.7

31%

$

88.7

$

67.0

32%

Adjusted EBITDA margin3(%)

14.4

%

14.4

%

%

16.7

%

16.8

%

(1

)%

Successful Initial Public Offering (IPO)

On September 22, 2021, the Company priced its initial public offering, in which it sold 23,334,000 shares resulting in net proceeds of $263.2 million on September 27, 2021. Subsequent to the IPO, the underwriters exercised their option to purchase an additional 3,500,100 shares of common stock and on October 5, 2021, the Company closed its sale of these shares, resulting in net proceeds of $39.5 million. As of October 5, 2021, shares outstanding were approximately 101 million.

Third Quarter 2021 Results

Net sales of $178.7 million represented an increase of $41.8 million, or 31%, for the 13 weeks ended September 25, 2021, compared to the 13 weeks ended September 26, 2020. The Birch Benders brand, which was acquired in October 2020 and was therefore not included in results for the 13 weeks ended September 25, 2020, contributed $13.8 million of the increase. The remainder of the net sales increase was primarily attributable to increased shipments, with Rao’s and noosa driving the most significant increases.

Gross profit of $49.9 million increased 9% versus the prior year period. Gross margin was 27.9% versus 33.3% for the prior year period. This decline was primarily due to higher logistics costs, input cost inflation and higher promotional spending compared to abnormally lower spending in the prior year period, as well as the acquisition of Birch Benders.

Total operating expenses of $38.4 million decreased 2% versus the prior year period. Depreciation and amortization expenses of $7.2 million increased 20% versus the prior year period due to the intangible assets amortized as part of the Birch Benders acquisition. Excluding adjustments of $4.6 million for the third quarter of 2021 and $5.1 million for the prior year period, adjusted operating expenses3 of $33.9 million declined by 1%, primarily due to the timing of marketing expenses and lower general and administrative expenses, partially offset by the inclusion of Birch Benders.

Operating income of $11.4 million grew 81% versus the prior year period. Interest expense was $12.5 million for the quarter compared to $4.3 million in the prior year period. The increase resulted from a higher balance of borrowings related to funding a June 2021 shareholder distribution, as well as the acquisition of Birch Benders.

Net loss was $4.6 million, or a loss of $0.06 per diluted share, versus a net income of $2.2 million, or $0.03 per diluted share in the prior year period. The decrease resulted from higher interest expense and higher tax expense related to non-deductible expenses for tax purposes, partially offset by the increase in operating income. Excluding after-tax costs of $11.8 million for acquisition related costs, initial public offering readiness, non-cash stock compensation expense, and other items detailed in the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures, adjusted net income3 of $7.1 million decreased by 26% compared to the prior year period. Adjusted diluted earnings per share3 for the quarter were $0.10 per share versus $0.13 per share in the prior year period.

Adjusted EBITDA3 of $25.8 million increased 31% versus the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA margin3 for the third quarter of 14.4% was consistent with the prior year period.

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Highlights

As of September 25, 2021, the end of the third quarter, cash and cash equivalents were $43.1 million and total debt was $774.8 million. The Company used the aggregate net proceeds of the IPO to pay down $299.2 million of long-term debt in the fourth quarter.

Accounts receivable increased to $80.3 million from $61.0 million at the end of 2020 due to the increase in net sales. The Company ended the quarter with inventory of $60.3 million compared to $47.1 million at the end of 2020, driven by the replenishment of low inventory levels from the high COVID-19 demand during the previous year, as well as investments in inventory to support the growth of the business.

Cash from operating activities was $18.3 million in the 39-week period ended September 25, 2021, compared to $52.8 million in the prior year period. The decline was driven by higher working capital to support the growth of the business and IPO preparation costs. Year-to-date capital expenditures were $5.1 million versus $2.9 million in the prior year period.

Fiscal 2021 Outlook

Based on year-to-date performance and expectations for the balance of the year, the Company introduced full year guidance for 2021 as follows:

Net sales

$710-$715 million

Adjusted EBITDA margin3

approx. 16%

Adjusted EBITDA3

$113-$115 million

The Company’s outlook assumes no significant disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic and that inflationary pressures will be partially absorbed by certain pricing actions and productivity improvements.

Sovos Brands cannot provide a reconciliation between its forecasted adjusted EBITDA and a forecasted net income without unreasonable effort due to the inherent difficulty of forecasting and providing reliable estimates for certain items. These items may reside outside the Company’s control and vary greatly between periods and could significantly impact future financial results. For more information regarding the use of non-GAAP measures, please see discussion provided under Non-GAAP Financial Information in this press release and the Company’s public filings.

Footnotes:
(1) Source: Market share performance refers to dollar sales as reported by IRI MULO in the 13-week period ended October 3, 2021. Household penetration refers to data reported by IRI All Outlet for the 52-week period ended October 3, 2021 and is compared to the 52-week period ended October 4, 2020.

(2) Brand net sales consist of net sales from the Rao’s, noosa, Birch Benders and Michael Angelo’s brands for the identified period(s) regardless of the Company’s ownership of the brand at that time. Brand net sales is a non-GAAP financial measure. For additional information, including a reconciliation of brand net sales to net sales, see the Non-GAAP Financial Information and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures sections of this release.

(3) EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted operating expense, adjusted net income, and adjusted EPS are non-GAAP measures. For additional information, including a reconciliation of adjusted results to the most directly comparable measures presented in accordance with GAAP, see the Non-GAAP Financial Information and Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures sections of this release.

Earnings Conference Call Details

Sovos will host a conference call and webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET today to discuss the results. Investors are invited to listen using the live webcast available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at ir.sovosbrands.com. A replay will be available within 24 hours of the conference call and will be available for 30 days after the event. The Company will also post a supplemental earnings presentation on Sovos Brands’ Investor Relations site, ir.sovosbrands.com, thirty minutes before the earnings conference call.

About Sovos Brands, Inc.

Sovos Brands, Inc. is a consumer-packaged food company focused on acquiring and building disruptive growth brands that bring today’s consumers great tasting food that fits the way they live. The Company’s product offerings include a variety of pasta sauces, dry pasta, soups, frozen entrées, yogurts, pancake and waffle mixes, other baking mixes, and frozen waffles, all of which are sold in the United States under the brand names Rao’s, Michael Angelo’s, noosa, and Birch Benders. All Sovos Brands’ products are built with authenticity at their core, providing consumers with one-of-a-kind food experiences that are genuine, delicious, and unforgettable. The Company is headquartered in Louisville, Colorado. For more information on Sovos Brands and its products, please visit www.sovosbrands.com.

Contacts

Investors:
Christina Cheng, CFA
IR@sovosbrands.com

Media:
Lauren Armstrong
media@sovosbrands.com

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In addition to the Company’s results which are determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (“GAAP”), the Company believes the following non-GAAP measures presented in this press release and discussed on the related teleconference call are useful in evaluating its operating performance: EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted operating expense, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and brand net sales. We define EBITDA as net income (loss) before net interest expense, income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted for impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, transaction and integration costs, initial public offering readiness, non-cash equity-based compensation, supply chain optimization and non-recurring costs. Adjusted EBITDA margin is determined by calculating the percentage Adjusted EBITDA is of net sales. Adjusted operating income is defined as total operating income adjusted for impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, transaction and integration costs, initial public offering readiness, non-cash equity-based compensation, supply chain optimization and non-recurring costs related to operating expenses. Adjusted net income consists of net income (loss) before impairment of goodwill and intangible assets, transaction and integration costs, initial public offering readiness, non-cash equity-based compensation, supply chain optimization, non-recurring costs, acquisition amortization and tax related adjustments that we do not consider in our evaluation of our ongoing operating performance from period to period. Adjusted diluted earnings per share is defined as adjusted net income divided by diluted weighted average shares outstanding. Brand net sales consists of net sales from the Rao’s, noosa, Birch Benders and Michael Angelo’s brands for the identified period regardless of our ownership of the brand at that time.

Management believes that EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted operating expense, adjusted net income, adjusted diluted earnings per share and brand net sales are helpful in highlighting performance trends because these metrics eliminate non-recurring and unusual items and non-cash expenses, which the Company does not consider indicative of ongoing operational performance. Company’s presentation of non-GAAP financial information should not be construed to imply that its future results will be unaffected by these items. The Company believes that by providing these non-GAAP financial measures it is enhancing the reader’s understanding of the Company’s business and its results of operations, as well as assisting the reader in evaluating how well the Company is executing its strategic initiatives. The Company’s management team uses these non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate business performance in comparison to budgets, forecasts, and prior period financial results. The non-GAAP financial information is presented for supplemental informational purposes only, has important limitations as analytical tools, should not be considered a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with GAAP and may be different from similarly titled non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In evaluating EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted operating expense, adjusted net income, and adjusted diluted earnings per share, readers should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses similar to those eliminated in this presentation. A reconciliation is provided herein for each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable financial measure stated in accordance with GAAP. Readers are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and the earnings call referencing this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including but not limited to statements regarding Sovos Brands’ market opportunity, anticipated growth, and future financial performance, including management’s outlook for the fiscal year ending December 25, 2021 and longer-term. These forward-looking statements are based on Sovos Brands’ current assumptions, expectations and beliefs and are subject to substantial risks, uncertainties, assumptions, and changes in circumstances that may cause Sovos Brands’ actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statement.

The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to: competition in the packaged food industry and our product categories; the COVID-19 pandemic and associated effects; our inability to identify, consummate or integrate new acquisitions or realize the projected benefits of acquisitions; our inability to effectively manage our growth; our inability to successfully introduce new products or failure of recently launched products to meet expectations or remain on-shelf; our inability to expand household penetration and successfully market our products; erosion of the reputation of one or more of our brands; issues with the major retailers, wholesalers, distributors and mass merchants on which we rely, including if they give higher priority to other brands or products, perform poorly or declare bankruptcy; our vulnerability to decreases in the supply of and increases in the price of raw materials and labor, manufacturing, distribution and other costs, and our inability to offset increasing costs through cost savings initiatives or pricing; our vulnerability to the impact of severe weather conditions, natural disasters and other natural events on our manufacturing facilities, co-packers or raw material supplies; failure by us or third-party co-packers or suppliers of raw materials to comply with food safety, environmental or other laws or regulations, or new laws or regulations; our dependence on third-party distributors and third-party co-packers, including one co-packer for the substantial majority of our Rao’s Homemade sauce products; failure to protect, or litigation involving, our tradenames or trademarks and other rights; our level of indebtedness and our duty to comply with covenants under each of our credit facilities; and the interests of our majority stockholder may differ from those of public stockholders. These risks and uncertainties are more fully described in Sovos Brands’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 25, 2021, and other filings and reports that Sovos Brands may file from time to time with the SEC. Moreover, Sovos Brands operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment. New risks emerge from time to time. It is not possible for management to predict all risks, nor can Sovos Brands assess the impact of all factors on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statements Sovos Brands may make. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, Sovos Brands cannot guarantee that future results, levels of activity, performance, achievements, or events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will occur. Forward-looking statements represent managements’ beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this press release. Sovos Brands disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements except as required by law.



SOVOS BRANDS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(amounts in thousands, except for share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

13 Weeks Ended

39 Weeks Ended

September 25,
2021

September 26,
2020

September 25,
2021

September 26,
2020

Net sales

$

178,733

$

136,928

$

529,942

$

398,336

Cost of sales

128,878

91,263

368,642

265,989

Gross profit

49,855

45,665

161,300

132,347

Selling general, and administrative expenses

31,189

33,311

91,367

83,510

Depreciation and amortization expenses

7,236

6,051

21,631

17,923

Loss on extinguishment of debt

9,717

Operating income

11,430

6,303

38,585

30,914

Interest expense

12,547

4,293

24,613

14,912

Income (loss) before income taxes

(1,117

)

2,010

13,972

16,002

Income tax (expense) benefit

(3,497

)

226

(8,213

)

(4,698

)

Net income (loss)

$

(4,614

)

$

2,236

$

5,759

$

11,304

Earnings (loss) per share:

Basic

$

(0.06

)

$

0.03

$

0.08

$

0.15

Diluted

$

(0.06

)

$

0.03

$

0.08

$

0.15

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

74,058,447

74,058,719

74,058,447

74,058,644

Diluted

74,058,447

76,394,135

74,058,453

76,259,190



SOVOS BRANDS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(amounts in thousands, except for par value and share data)

(Unaudited)

September 25, 2021

December 26, 2020

ASSETS

CURRENT ASSETS:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

43,115

$

37,026

Accounts receivable, net

80,269

60,996

Inventories

60,277

47,069

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

10,965

4,388

Total current assets

194,626

149,479

Property and equipment, net

56,558

59,481

Operating lease right-of-use assets

16,267

Goodwill

437,451

437,290

Intangible assets, net

471,465

491,895

Other long-term assets

6,934

6,681

TOTAL ASSETS

$

1,183,301

$

1,144,826

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Accounts payable

$

33,597

$

31,170

Accrued expenses

60,414

65,101

Current portion of long-term debt

5,897

3,818

Operating lease liabilities

3,176

Total current liabilities

103,084

100,089

Long-term debt, net of debt issuance costs

768,923

360,046

Deferred income taxes

81,248

74,733

Long-term operating lease liabilities

18,089

Other long-term liabilities

1,413

13,257

TOTAL LIABILITIES

972,757

548,125

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 11)

STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

Common Stock

74

6

Stockholder's note receivable

(6,000

)

Additional paid-in-capital

256,470

654,454

Accumulated deficit

(46,000

)

(51,759

)

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

210,544

596,701

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

$

1,183,301

$

1,144,826



SOVOS BRANDS, INC.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

(dollar amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

39 Weeks Ended

(In thousands)

September 25,
2021

September 26,
2020

Cash provided by (used in):

Operating activities

$

18,305

$

52,784

Investing activities

(5,111

)

(2,905

)

Financing activities

(7,105

)

(1,528

)

Change in cash and cash equivalents

$

6,089

$

48,351



SOVOS BRANDS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(dollar amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

13 Weeks Ended

39 Weeks Ended

September 25,
2021

September 26,
2020

September 25,
2021

September 26,
2020

Net sales

$

178,733

$

136,928

$

529,942

$

398,336

Birch Benders net sales prior to acquisition

15,851

45,440

Brand net sales

$

178,733

$

152,779

$

529,942

$

443,776



SOVOS BRANDS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(dollar amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

13 Weeks Ended

39 Weeks Ended

(In thousands)

September 25,
2021

September 26,
2020

September 25,
2021

September 26,
2020

Net income (loss)

$

(4,614

)

$

2,236

$

5,759

$

11,304

Interest

12,547

4,293

24,613

14,912

Income tax (expense) benefit

(3,497

)

226

(8,213

)

(4,698

)

Depreciation and amortization

9,494

8,287

28,302

24,747

EBITDA

20,924

14,590

66,887

55,661

Transaction and integration costs(1)

468

3,894

3,978

7,276

Initial public offering readiness(2)

3,117

576

5,176

730

Non-cash stock-based compensation(3)

979

483

2,084

1,456

Supply chain optimization(4)

(3

)

989

Non-recurring costs(5)

287

145

10,529

865

Adjusted EBITDA

$

25,775

$

19,685

$

88,654

$

66,977

EBITDA margin

11.7%

10.7%

12.6%

14.0%

Adjusted EBITDA margin

14.4%

14.4%

16.7%

16.8%


(1)

Consists of transaction costs and certain integration costs associated with the Birch Benders Acquisition as well as costs associated with incomplete potential acquisitions and substantial one-time costs related to a large uncompleted transaction. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 25, 2021, $298 and $298, respectively, are included in cost of sales, and $170 and $3,680, respectively, are included in total operating expenses. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 26, 2020, these costs are included in total operating expenses.

(2)

Consists of costs associated with preparing for an IPO, primarily comprised of professional fees. For all periods presented, these costs are included in total operating expenses.

(3)

Consists of non-cash equity-based compensation expense associated with the grant of equity-based compensation provided to officers, directors and employees. For all periods presented, these costs are included in total operating expenses.

(4)

Consists of expenses for professional fees related to supply chain manufacturing optimization and costs associated with SKU rationalization and certain other strategic initiatives. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 25, 2021, these costs are included in total operating expenses. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 26 2020, $0 and $586, respectively, are included in cost of sales, and ($3) and $403, respectively, are included in total operating expenses.

(5)

Consists of costs related to loss on extinguishment of debt, costs associated with the dividend, an ERP implementation related to integrating acquisitions, employee separation costs, and legal settlement and other costs related to the exit of facilities. For all periods presented, these costs are included in total operating expenses.



SOVOS BRANDS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(amounts in thousands)

(Unaudited)

13 Weeks Ended

39 Weeks Ended

(In thousands)

September
25, 2021

September
26, 2020

September
25, 2021

September
26, 2020

Selling, general and administrative

$

31,189

$

33,311

$

$

91,367

$

83,510

Depreciation and amortization

7,236

6,051

21,631

17,923

Loss on extinguishment of debt

9,717

Total operating expenses

38,425

39,362

122,715

101,433

Transaction and integration costs(1)

(170

)

(3,894

)

(3,680

)

(7,276

)

Initial public offering readiness(2)

(3,117

)

(576

)

(5,176

)

(730

)

Non-cash equity-based compensation(3)

(979

)

(483

)

(2,084

)

(1,456

)

Supply chain optimization(4)

3

(403

)

Non-recurring costs(5)

(287

)

(145

)

(10,529

)

(865

)

Total adjusted operating expenses

$

33,872

$

34,267

$

101,246

$

90,703


(1)

Consists of transaction costs and certain integration costs associated with the Birch Benders Acquisition as well as costs associated with incomplete potential acquisitions and substantial one-time costs related to a large uncompleted transaction. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 25, 2021, $298 and $298, respectively, are included in cost of sales, and $170 and $3,680, respectively, are included in total operating expenses. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 26, 2020, these costs are included in total operating expenses.

(2)

Consists of costs associated with preparing for an IPO, primarily comprised of professional fees. For all periods presented, these costs are included in total operating expenses.

(3)

Consists of non-cash equity-based compensation expense associated with the grant of equity-based compensation provided to officers, directors and employees. For all periods presented, these costs are included in total operating expenses.

(4)

Consists of expenses for professional fees related to supply chain manufacturing optimization and costs associated with SKU rationalization and certain other strategic initiatives. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 25, 2021, all costs are included in total operating expenses. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 26 2020, $0 and $586, respectively, are included in cost of sales, and ($3) and $403, respectively, are included in total operating expenses.

(5)

Consists of costs related to loss on extinguishment of debt, costs associated with the dividend, an ERP implementation related to integrating acquisitions, employee separation costs, and legal settlement and other costs related to the exit of facilities. For all periods presented, these costs are included in total operating expenses.



SOVOS BRANDS, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(amounts in thousands, except share and per share data)

(Unaudited)

13 Weeks Ended

39 Weeks Ended

(In thousands)

September 25,
2021

September 26,
2020

September 25,
2021

September 26,
2020

Net income (loss)

$

(4,614

)

$

2,236

$

5,759

$

11,304

Transaction and integration costs(1)

468

3,894

3,978

7,276

Initial public offering readiness(2)

3,117

576

5,176

730

Non-cash equity-based compensation(3)

979

483

2,084

1,456

Supply chain optimization(4)

(3

)

989

Non-recurring costs(5)

287

145

10,529

865

Acquisition amortization(6)

6,811

5,606

20,430

16,819

Tax effect of adjustments(7)

2,488

(3,327

)

(4,615

)

(6,148

)

One-time tax expense items(8)

(2,394

)

(2,074

)

Adjusted net income

$

7,142

$

9,610

$

41,267

$

33,291

Earnings (loss) per share:

Diluted:

$

(0.06

)

$

0.03

$

0.08

$

0.15

Adjusted diluted:

$

0.10

$

0.13

$

0.56

$

0.44

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Diluted for net loss:

74,058,447

76,394,135

74,058,457

76,259,190

Diluted for adjusted net income:

74,058,386

76,394,135

74,058,457

76,259,190


(1)

Consists of transaction costs and certain integration costs associated with the Birch Benders Acquisition as well as costs associated with incomplete potential acquisitions and substantial one-time costs related to a large uncompleted transaction. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 25, 2021, $298 and $298, respectively, are included in cost of sales, and $170 and $3,680, respectively, are included in total operating expenses. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 26, 2020, these costs are included in total operating expenses.

(2)

Consists of costs associated with preparing for an IPO, primarily comprised of professional fees. For all periods presented, these costs are included in total operating expenses.

(3)

Consists of non-cash equity-based compensation expense associated with the grant of equity-based compensation provided to officers, directors and employees. For all periods presented, these costs are included in total operating expenses.

(4)

Consists of expenses for professional fees related to supply chain manufacturing optimization and costs associated with SKU rationalization and certain other rationalization initiatives. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 25, 2021, these costs are included in total operating expenses. For the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended September 26 2020, $0 and $586, respectively, are included in cost of sales, and ($3) and $403, respectively, are included in total operating expenses.

(5)

Consists of costs related to loss on extinguishment of debt, costs associated with the dividend, an ERP implementation related to integrating acquisitions, employee separation costs, and legal settlement and other costs related to the exit of facilities. For all periods presented, these costs are included in total operating expenses.

(6)

Amortization costs associated with acquired trade names and customer lists.

(7)

Tax effect was calculated using the Company's adjusted annual effective tax rate.

(8)

Represents the removal for remeasurement of deferred taxes related to intangibles for changes in deferred rate and the removal of the tax effect of non-deductible transaction costs.