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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 October 2, 2016

Commission File Number: 001-36029

 

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware

32-0331600

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

5455 East High Street, Suite 111

Phoenix, Arizona 85054

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

(480) 814-8016

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes    No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes    No 

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

 

Large accelerated filer

Accelerated filer

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer

  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)

Smaller reporting company

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

As of November 2, 2016, there were outstanding 142,329,212 shares of the registrant’s common stock, $0.001 par value per share.

 

 

 


SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED OCTOBER 2, 2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Page

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

1

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of October 2, 2016 and January 3, 2016 (unaudited)

1

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015 (unaudited)

2

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016 and the year ended January 3, 2016 (unaudited)

3

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015 (unaudited)

4

 

 

 

 

Notes to Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements

5

 

 

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

17

 

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

28

 

 

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

29

 

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

 

 

Item 1. Legal Proceedings.

30

 

 

Item 1A. Risk Factors.

30

 

 

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

30

 

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

31

 

 

Signatures

32

 

 


Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains “forward-looking statements” that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. The statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (referred to as the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (referred to as the “Exchange Act”), including, but not limited to, statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions, strategies, future operations, future financial position, future revenue, projected expenses, and plans and objectives of management. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “project,” “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” “can,” “predict,” “potential,” “continue,” “objective,” or the negative of these terms, and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. However, not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements reflect our current views about future events and involve known risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievement to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed in the section titled “Risk Factors” included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2016, and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

As used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, unless the context otherwise requires, references to the “Company,” “Sprouts,” ”Sprouts Farmers Market,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. and, where appropriate, its subsidiaries.

 

 

 


PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1.  Financial Statements

SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(UNAUDITED)

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

January 3,

2016

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

50,290

 

 

$

136,069

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

21,762

 

 

 

20,424

 

Inventories

 

 

195,217

 

 

 

165,434

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

24,500

 

 

 

23,288

 

Total current assets

 

 

291,769

 

 

 

345,215

 

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation

 

 

577,409

 

 

 

494,067

 

Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization

 

 

197,958

 

 

 

198,601

 

Goodwill

 

 

368,078

 

 

 

368,078

 

Other assets

 

 

20,138

 

 

 

19,003

 

Deferred income tax asset

 

 

 

 

 

1,400

 

Total assets

 

$

1,455,352

 

 

$

1,426,364

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

162,275

 

 

$

134,480

 

Accrued salaries and benefits

 

 

25,759

 

 

 

30,717

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

 

47,502

 

 

 

50,253

 

Current portion of capital and financing lease obligations

 

 

9,419

 

 

 

14,972

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

244,955

 

 

 

230,422

 

Long-term capital and financing lease obligations

 

 

115,426

 

 

 

115,500

 

Long-term debt

 

 

205,000

 

 

 

160,000

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

111,907

 

 

 

97,450

 

Deferred income tax liability

 

 

18,719

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

696,007

 

 

 

603,372

 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Undesignated preferred stock; $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares

   authorized, no shares issued and outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 200,000,000 shares authorized,

   145,301,469 and 152,577,884 shares issued and outstanding,

   October 2, 2016 and January 3, 2016, respectively

 

 

145

 

 

 

153

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

594,281

 

 

 

577,393

 

Retained earnings

 

 

164,919

 

 

 

245,446

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

759,345

 

 

 

822,992

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

1,455,352

 

 

$

1,426,364

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.  

 

 

 

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SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(UNAUDITED)

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS)

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

 

Thirty-nine Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27, 2015

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27, 2015

 

Net sales

 

$

1,035,801

 

 

$

903,069

 

 

$

3,060,685

 

 

$

2,662,728

 

Cost of sales, buying and occupancy

 

 

744,288

 

 

 

641,612

 

 

 

2,156,857

 

 

 

1,879,839

 

Gross profit

 

 

291,513

 

 

 

261,457

 

 

 

903,828

 

 

 

782,889

 

Direct store expenses

 

 

216,932

 

 

 

177,990

 

 

 

617,817

 

 

 

518,561

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

29,664

 

 

 

27,075

 

 

 

91,482

 

 

 

74,492

 

Store pre-opening costs

 

 

3,446

 

 

 

1,825

 

 

 

11,625

 

 

 

7,105

 

Store closure and exit costs

 

 

24

 

 

 

167

 

 

 

159

 

 

 

1,711

 

Income from operations

 

 

41,447

 

 

 

54,400

 

 

 

182,745

 

 

 

181,020

 

Interest expense

 

 

(3,723

)

 

 

(3,685

)

 

 

(10,985

)

 

 

(13,990

)

Other income

 

 

135

 

 

 

171

 

 

 

326

 

 

 

345

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5,481

)

Income before income taxes

 

 

37,859

 

 

 

50,886

 

 

 

172,086

 

 

 

161,894

 

Income tax provision

 

 

(13,974

)

 

 

(18,900

)

 

 

(64,785

)

 

 

(61,119

)

Net income

 

$

23,885

 

 

$

31,986

 

 

$

107,301

 

 

$

100,775

 

Net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.16

 

 

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.72

 

 

$

0.66

 

Diluted

 

$

0.16

 

 

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.71

 

 

$

0.65

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

147,743

 

 

 

153,585

 

 

 

149,202

 

 

 

153,071

 

Diluted

 

 

150,024

 

 

 

155,952

 

 

 

151,568

 

 

 

155,841

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(UNAUDITED)

(IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AMOUNTS)

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Common

Stock

 

 

Additional

Paid In

Capital

 

 

Retained

Earnings

 

 

Total

Stockholders’

Equity

 

Balances at December 28, 2014

 

 

151,833,334

 

 

$

152

 

 

$

543,048

 

 

$

142,189

 

 

$

685,389

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

128,991

 

 

 

128,991

 

Issuance of shares under option plans

 

 

1,812,829

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

6,318

 

 

 

 

 

 

6,320

 

Repurchase and retirement of common

   stock

 

 

(1,068,279

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

(25,734

)

 

 

(25,735

)

Excess tax benefit for exercise of options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20,009

 

 

 

 

 

 

20,009

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,018

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,018

 

Balances at January 3, 2016

 

 

152,577,884

 

 

$

153

 

 

$

577,393

 

 

$

245,446

 

 

$

822,992

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

107,301

 

 

 

107,301

 

Issuance of shares under option plans

 

 

608,273

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,618

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,618

 

Repurchase and retirement of common

   stock

 

 

(8,169,510

)

 

 

(8

)

 

 

 

 

 

(187,828

)

 

 

(187,836

)

Excess tax benefit for exercise of options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,948

 

 

 

 

 

 

3,948

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,322

 

 

 

 

 

 

10,322

 

Balances at October 2, 2016

 

 

145,016,647

 

 

$

145

 

 

$

594,281

 

 

$

164,919

 

 

$

759,345

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

(IN THOUSANDS)

 

 

 

Thirty-nine Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27, 2015

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

107,301

 

 

$

100,775

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating

   activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

59,997

 

 

 

50,665

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligation and closed facility reserve

 

 

237

 

 

 

251

 

Amortization of financing fees and debt issuance costs

 

 

347

 

 

 

617

 

Loss on disposal of property and equipment

 

 

226

 

 

 

1,257

 

Equity-based compensation

 

 

10,322

 

 

 

4,776

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

5,481

 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

20,119

 

 

 

3,155

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(1,336

)

 

 

(11,150

)

Inventories

 

 

(29,784

)

 

 

(18,996

)

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(1,212

)

 

 

(25

)

Other assets

 

 

(1,480

)

 

 

(444

)

Accounts payable

 

 

24,050

 

 

 

28,641

 

Accrued salaries and benefits

 

 

(4,959

)

 

 

(6,251

)

Other accrued liabilities

 

 

(2,762

)

 

 

(370

)

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

14,971

 

 

 

20,709

 

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

196,037

 

 

 

179,091

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property and equipment

 

 

(142,571

)

 

 

(97,390

)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

 

662

 

 

 

49

 

Purchase of leasehold interests

 

 

(491

)

 

 

 

Cash flows used in investing activities

 

 

(142,400

)

 

 

(97,341

)

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from revolving credit facility

 

 

45,000

 

 

 

260,000

 

Payments on revolving credit facility

 

 

 

 

 

(100,000

)

Payments on term loan

 

 

 

 

 

(261,250

)

Payments on capital lease obligations

 

 

(531

)

 

 

(492

)

Payments on financing lease obligations

 

 

(2,613

)

 

 

(2,575

)

Payments of deferred financing costs

 

 

 

 

 

(1,896

)

Repurchase of common stock

 

 

(187,836

)

 

 

 

Excess tax benefit for exercise of stock options

 

 

3,948

 

 

 

19,584

 

Proceeds from the exercise of stock options

 

 

2,616

 

 

 

6,366

 

Cash flows used in financing activities

 

 

(139,416

)

 

 

(80,263

)

(Decrease) / Increase in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(85,779

)

 

 

1,487

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period

 

 

136,069

 

 

 

130,513

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

 

$

50,290

 

 

$

132,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for interest

 

$

10,942

 

 

$

14,174

 

Cash paid for income taxes

 

 

38,142

 

 

 

35,075

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash investing and financing

   activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment in accounts payable

 

$

19,919

 

 

$

11,141

 

Property acquired through capital and financing lease obligations

 

 

8,324

 

 

 

9,899

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

1. Basis of Presentation

Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc., a Delaware corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a healthy grocery store that offers fresh, natural and organic food through a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, meat and seafood, deli, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers’ growing interest in health and wellness. The “Company” is used to refer collectively to Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. and unless the context otherwise requires, its subsidiaries.

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial statements and are in the form prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. In the opinion of management, the accompanying consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, considered necessary for a fair statement of the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods indicated.  All material intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for any other interim period or for a full fiscal year. The information included in these consolidated financial statements and notes thereto should be read in conjunction with Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included herein and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations and the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2016 (“fiscal year 2015”) included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed on February 25, 2016.

The year-end balance sheet data was derived from audited financial statements, but does not include all disclosures required by GAAP.

The Company reports its results of operations on a 52- or 53-week fiscal calendar ending on the Sunday closest to December 31. The fiscal year ending January 1, 2017 (“fiscal year 2016”) is a 52-week year, and fiscal year 2015 was a 53-week year. The Company reports its results of operations on a 13-week quarter, except for 53-week fiscal years.

The Company has one reportable and one operating segment.

The Company’s business is subject to modest seasonality.  Average weekly sales fluctuate throughout the year and are typically highest in the first half of the fiscal year. Produce, which contributed 25% of the Company’s net sales for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016, is generally more available in the first six months of the fiscal year due to the timing of peak growing seasons.

All dollar amounts are in thousands, unless otherwise noted.

 

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SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2. Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements

In May 2014, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers.” ASU No. 2014-09 provides guidance for revenue recognition.  The standard’s core principle is that a company will recognize revenue when it transfers promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. In doing so, companies will need to use more judgment and make more estimates than under current guidance.  These may include identifying performance obligations in the contract, and estimating the amount of variable consideration to include in the transaction price attributable to each separate performance obligation.  Subsequent to the initial standards, the FASB has also issued several ASUs to clarify specific revenue recognition topics. This guidance will be effective for the Company for its fiscal year 2018, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of this guidance.

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03, “Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs.” ASU No. 2015-03 requires an entity to present debt issuance costs in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the related debt liability rather than as an asset. Amortization of the costs will continue to be reported as interest expense. This guidance is effective for the Company for its fiscal year 2016. The new guidance has been applied retrospectively to each prior period presented, and the adoption did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-05, “Customer's Accounting for Fees Paid in a Cloud Computing Arrangement.” ASU No. 2015-05 provides guidance to customers about whether a cloud computing arrangement includes a software license. If a cloud computing arrangement includes a software license, the customer should account for the software license element of the arrangement consistent with the acquisition of other software licenses. If the arrangement does not include a software license, the customer should account for a cloud computing arrangement as a service contract. This guidance is effective for the Company for its fiscal year 2016. The Company adopted this amendment prospectively and the adoption did not have a material effect on its consolidated financial statements.

In July 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-11, “Simplifying the Measurement of Inventory.” ASU No. 2015-11 changes the measurement principle for inventory from the lower of cost or market to lower of cost and net realizable value. Net realizable value is defined as the estimated selling prices in the ordinary course of business; less reasonably predictable costs of completion, disposal and transportation. This guidance will be effective for the Company for its fiscal year 2017. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of this guidance.

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases (ASC 842).” ASU No. 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize a right-of-use asset and corresponding lease liability for all leases with terms greater than twelve months. Recognition, measurement and presentation of expenses will depend on classification as a finance or operating lease. The new guidance also requires certain additional quantitative and qualitative disclosures. This guidance will be effective for the Company for its fiscal year 2019, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of this guidance.

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-04, “Liabilities-Extinguishments of Liabilities (Subtopic 405-20): Recognition of breakage for certain prepaid stored-value products.” ASU No. 2016-04 provides a narrow scope exception to the guidance in Subtopic 405-20 to require that stored-value breakage be accounted for consistently with the breakage guidance in Topic 606. The amendments in this update contain specific guidance for derecognition of prepaid stored-value product liabilities, thereby eliminating the current and potential future diversity. This guidance will be effective for the Company for its fiscal year 2019, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of this guidance.

In March 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09, “Compensation – Stock Compensation (Topic 718).” This update involves several aspects of the accounting for share-based transactions, including the

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SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

 

income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities, how to account for forfeitures, and classification on the statement of cash flows. The amendments in this update are effective for the Company for its fiscal year 2017, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of this guidance.  

In August 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-15, “Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230): Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments”. This update provides clarifications on the cash flow classification for eight specific cash flow issues: debt prepayment or debt extinguishment costs; settlement of zero-coupon debt instruments or other debt instruments with coupon interest rates that are insignificant in relation to the effective interest rate of the borrowing; contingent consideration payments made after a business combination; proceeds from the settlement of insurance claims; proceeds from the settlement of corporate-owned life insurance policies (COLIs) (including bank-owned life insurance policies (BOLIs)); distributions received from equity method investees; beneficial interests in securitization transactions; and separately identifiable cash flows and application of the predominance principle. The guidance will be effective for the Company for its fiscal year 2018, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the potential impact of this guidance.

No other new accounting pronouncements issued or effective during the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016 had, or are expected to have, a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

3. Fair Value Measurements

The Company records its financial assets and liabilities in accordance with the framework for measuring fair value in accordance with GAAP. This framework establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs used to measure fair value:

Level 1: Quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets.

Level 2: Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and model-derived valuations in which all significant inputs and significant value drivers are observable in active markets.

Level 3: Valuations derived from valuation techniques in which one or more significant inputs or significant value drivers are unobservable.

Fair value measurements of nonfinancial assets and nonfinancial liabilities are primarily used in the impairment analysis of goodwill, indefinite-lived intangible assets and long-lived assets and in the valuation of store closure and exit costs.

The determination of fair values of certain tangible and intangible assets for purposes of the Company’s goodwill impairment evaluation as described above was based upon a step zero assessment. Closed facility reserves are recorded at net present value to approximate fair value which is classified as Level 3 in the hierarchy. The estimated fair value of the closed facility reserve is calculated based on the present value of the remaining lease payments and other charges using a weighted average cost of capital, reduced by estimated sublease rentals. The weighted average cost of capital was estimated using information from comparable companies and management’s judgment related to the risk associated with the operations of the stores.

Cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other current assets, accounts payable, accrued salaries and benefits and other accrued liabilities approximate fair value because of the short maturity of those instruments. Based on open market transactions comparable to the Credit Facility (as defined in Note 6, “Long-Term Debt”), the fair value of the long-term debt approximates carrying value as of October 2, 2016 and January 3, 2016. The Company’s estimates of the fair value of long-term debt were classified as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy.

 

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4. Accounts Receivable

A summary of accounts receivable is as follows:

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

January 3,

2016

 

Vendor

 

$

14,268

 

 

$

11,649

 

Receivables from landlords

 

 

830

 

 

 

4,143

 

Other

 

 

6,664

 

 

 

4,632

 

Total

 

$

21,762

 

 

$

20,424

 

 

The Company had recorded allowances for certain vendor receivables of $0.1 million at both October 2, 2016 and January 3, 2016.

 

5. Accrued Salaries and Benefits

A summary of accrued salaries and benefits is as follows:

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

January 3,

2016

 

Accrued payroll

 

$

12,162

 

 

$

10,988

 

Vacation

 

 

10,831

 

 

 

8,916

 

Bonus

 

 

1,929

 

 

 

9,728

 

Other

 

 

837

 

 

 

1,085

 

Total

 

$

25,759

 

 

$

30,717

 

 

6. Long-Term Debt

A summary of long-term debt is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of

 

Facility

 

Maturity

 

Interest Rate

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

January 3,

2016

 

Senior secured debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$450.0 million Credit Facility

 

April 17, 2020

 

Variable

 

$

205,000

 

 

$

160,000

 

Total debt

 

 

 

 

 

 

205,000

 

 

 

160,000

 

Long-term debt

 

 

 

 

 

$

205,000

 

 

$

160,000

 

 

Senior Secured Revolving Credit Facility

April 2015 Refinancing

On April 17, 2015, the Company’s subsidiary, Sprouts Farmers Markets Holdings, LLC (“Intermediate Holdings”), as borrower, entered into a credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) to replace the Company’s former credit facility and term loan. The Credit Agreement provides for a revolving credit facility with an initial aggregate commitment of $450.0 million (the “Credit Facility”), which may be increased from time to time pursuant to an expansion feature set forth in the Credit Agreement.

Concurrently with the closing of the Credit Agreement, the Company borrowed $260.0 million to pay off its $257.8 million former term loan (the “April 2015 Refinancing”), and to terminate all commitments under its existing senior secured revolving credit facility, dated April 23, 2013, and to pay transaction costs related to the April 2015 Refinancing. Such repayment resulted in a $5.5 million loss on extinguishment of debt due to the write-off of deferred financing costs and original issue discount. The remaining proceeds of loans made under the Credit Facility were used for general corporate purposes.

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The Company capitalized debt issuance costs of $2.3 million related to the Credit Facility, which are being amortized on a straight-line basis to interest expense over the five-year term of the Credit Facility.

The Credit Agreement also provides for a letter of credit subfacility and a $15.0 million swingline facility. Letters of credit issued under the Credit Agreement reduce the borrowing capacity of the Credit Facility. Letters of credit totaling $1.7 million have been issued as of October 2, 2016, primarily to support the Company’s insurance programs.

Borrowings

During the thirteen weeks ended October 2, 2016, the Company borrowed a total of $45.0 million under the Credit Facility to be used in connection with the Company’s $250 million share repurchase program (see Note 11). The Company did not make any additional borrowings during the thirteen and thirty-nine weeks ended September 27, 2015.

Guarantees

Obligations under the Credit Facility are guaranteed by the Company and all of its current and future wholly-owned material domestic subsidiaries, and are secured by first-priority security interests in substantially all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiary guarantors, including, without limitation, a pledge by the Company of its equity interest in Intermediate Holdings.

Interest and Fees    

Loans under the Credit Facility bear interest, at the Company’s option, either at adjusted LIBOR plus 1.25% per annum, or a base rate plus 0.25% per annum. The interest rate margins are subject to adjustment pursuant to a pricing grid based on the Company’s total gross leverage ratio, as defined in the Credit Agreement. Under the terms of the Credit Agreement, the Company is obligated to pay a commitment fee on the available unused amount of the Credit Facility commitments equal to 0.15% per annum.

Outstanding letters of credit under the Credit Facility are subject to a participation fee of 1.25% per annum and an issuance fee of 0.125% per annum.

Payments and Borrowings    

The Credit Facility is scheduled to mature, and the commitments thereunder will terminate on April 17, 2020, subject to extensions as set forth in the Credit Agreement.

The Company may repay loans and reduce commitments under the Credit Agreement at any time in agreed-upon minimum principal amounts, without premium or penalty (except LIBOR breakage costs, if applicable).

Following the closing of the Credit Facility and the initial borrowing of $260.0 million during 2015, the Company made a total of $100.0 million of principal payments on the Credit Facility. During the thirteen weeks ended October 2, 2016, the Company borrowed an additional $45.0 million; resulting in total outstanding debt under the Credit Facility of $205.0 million as of October 2, 2016.

Covenants    

The Credit Agreement contains financial, affirmative and negative covenants.  The negative covenants include, among other things, limitations on the Company’s ability to:

 

incur additional indebtedness;

 

grant additional liens;

 

enter into sale-leaseback transactions;

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make loans or investments;

 

merge, consolidate or enter into acquisitions;

 

pay dividends or distributions;

 

enter into transactions with affiliates;

 

enter into new lines of business;

 

modify the terms of debt or other material agreements; and

 

change its fiscal year.

Each of these covenants is subject to customary and other agreed-upon exceptions.

In addition, the Credit Agreement requires that the Company and its subsidiaries maintain a maximum total net leverage ratio not to exceed 3.00 to 1.00 and minimum interest coverage ratio not to be less than 1.75 to 1.00. Each of these covenants is tested on the last day of each fiscal quarter.

The Company was in compliance with all applicable covenants under the Credit Agreement as of October 2, 2016.

 

7. Closed Facility Reserves

The following is a summary of closed facility reserve activity during the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016 and fiscal year ended January 3, 2016:

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

January 3,

2016

 

Beginning balance

 

$

2,017

 

 

$

1,785

 

Additions

 

 

 

 

 

1,144

 

Usage

 

 

(860

)

 

 

(1,332

)

Adjustments

 

 

43

 

 

 

420

 

Ending balance

 

$

1,200

 

 

$

2,017

 

 

Usage during 2016 relates to lease payments made during the period for closed stores. Additions made during 2015 include remaining lease payments for the corporate support office relocation, and usage during 2015 primarily related to lease payments made during the year for closed stores.     

 

8. Income Taxes

The Company’s effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015 was 36.9% and 37.1%, respectively. The decrease in the effective tax rate is mainly related to an increase in the enhanced deduction for charitable donations of food inventory, partially offset by an increase in the effective state income tax rate.

The Company’s effective tax rate for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015 was 37.7% and 37.8%, respectively.

Excess tax benefits associated with stock option exercises and vested restricted stock units are credited to stockholders’ equity.  The Company uses the tax law ordering approach of intraperiod allocation to allocate the benefit of windfall tax benefits based on provisions in the tax law that identify the sequence in which those amounts are utilized for tax purposes. The income tax benefits resulting from stock awards that were credited to stockholders’ equity were $3.9 million for the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016. The excess tax benefits are not credited to stockholders’ equity until the deduction reduces income taxes payable.

 

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9. Related-Party Transactions

A member of the Company’s board of directors is an investor in a company that is a supplier of coffee to the Company. During the thirteen weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015, purchases from this supplier were $2.1 million and $2.3 million, respectively. During the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015, purchases from this company were $7.3 million and $7.1 million, respectively.  At October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015, the Company had recorded accounts payable due to this supplier of $0.7 million and $0.7 million, respectively.

The Company’s Executive Chairman of the Board is the chief executive officer, an equity investor, and lender to a technology supplier to the Company. During the thirteen weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015, purchases from this supplier and its predecessors were $2.2 million and $1.9 million, respectively. During the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015, purchases from this supplier and its predecessors were $6.0 million and $5.2 million, respectively. At October 2, 2016 and September 27, 2015, the Company had recorded accounts payable due to the supplier of $0.5 million and $0.2 million, respectively.

 

10. Commitments and Contingencies

The Company is exposed to claims and litigation matters arising in the ordinary course of business and uses various methods to resolve these matters that are believed to best serve the interests of the Company’s stakeholders. The Company’s primary contingencies are associated with self-insurance obligations. Self-insurance liabilities require significant judgment and actual claim settlements and associated expenses may differ from the Company’s current provisions for loss.

Securities Action

On March 4, 2016, a complaint was filed in the Superior Court for the State of Arizona against the Company and certain of its directors and officers on behalf of a purported class of purchasers of shares of the Company’s common stock in the Company’s underwritten secondary public offering which closed on March 10, 2015 (the “March 2015 Offering”). The complaint purports to state claims under Sections 11, 12 and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, based on an alleged failure by the Company to disclose adequate information about produce price deflation in the March 2015 Offering documents. The complaint seeks damages on behalf of the purported class in an unspecified amount, rescission, and an award of reasonable costs and attorneys’ fees. On March 24, 2016, the Company removed the action to federal court in the District of Arizona. On April 18, 2016, the Company filed a motion to remand the case to state court, and that motion is currently under consideration. The Company intends to defend this case vigorously, but it is not possible at this time to reasonably estimate the outcome of, or any potential liability from, the case.

 

11. Stockholders’ Equity

Share Repurchase

On November 4, 2015, the Company’s board of directors authorized a $150 million share repurchase program for its common stock, which was completed during the thirteen weeks ended July 3, 2016. On September 6, 2016, the Company’s board of directors authorized a new $250 million share repurchase program for its common stock. The following table outlines the share repurchase programs authorized by the Board, and the related repurchase activity and available authorization as of October 2, 2016.

 

Effective date

 

Expiration date

 

Amount authorized

 

 

Cost of repurchases

 

 

Authorization available

 

November 4, 2015

 

Not applicable

 

$

150,000

 

 

$

150,000

 

 

$

 

September 6, 2016

 

December 31, 2017

 

 

250,000

 

 

 

63,572

 

 

 

186,428

 

 

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The shares under the Company’s repurchase programs may be purchased on a discretionary basis from time to time prior to the applicable expiration date, subject to general business and market conditions and other investment opportunities, through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, or other means, including through Rule 10b5-1 trading plans. The board’s authorization of the share repurchase programs does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of common stock, and the repurchase programs may be commenced, suspended, or discontinued at any time. The Company has used borrowings under its Credit Facility to assist with the repurchase program authorized on September 6, 2016 (see Note 6).

Share repurchase activity under the Company’s repurchase programs for the periods indicated was as follows:

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

 

Thirty-nine Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

Number of common shares acquired

 

 

3,189,818

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

8,169,510

 

 

 

-

 

Average price per common share acquired

 

$

19.93

 

 

 

-

 

 

$

22.99

 

 

 

-

 

Total cost of common shares acquired

 

$

63,572

 

 

 

-

 

 

$

187,836

 

 

 

-

 

 

Shares purchased under the Company’s repurchase programs were subsequently retired.

 

12. Net Income Per Share

The computation of net income per share is based on the number of weighted average shares outstanding during the period. The computation of diluted net income per share includes the dilutive effect of share equivalents consisting of incremental shares deemed outstanding from the assumed exercise of options, assumed vesting of restricted stock units (“RSUs”), assumed vesting of performance stock awards (“PSAs”), and assumed vesting of restricted stock awards (“RSAs”).

A reconciliation of the numerators and denominators of the basic and diluted net income per share calculations is as follows (in thousands, except per share amounts):

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

 

Thirty-nine Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

Basic net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

23,885

 

 

$

31,986

 

 

$

107,301

 

 

$

100,775

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

147,743

 

 

 

153,585

 

 

 

149,202

 

 

 

153,071

 

Basic net income per share

 

$

0.16

 

 

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.72

 

 

$

0.66

 

Diluted net income per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

 

$

23,885

 

 

$

31,986

 

 

$

107,301

 

 

$

100,775

 

Weighted average shares outstanding

 

 

147,743

 

 

 

153,585

 

 

 

149,202

 

 

 

153,071

 

Dilutive effect of equity-based awards:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assumed exercise of options to purchase shares

 

 

2,200

 

 

 

2,360

 

 

 

2,278

 

 

 

2,739

 

RSUs

 

 

28

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

49

 

 

 

31

 

RSAs

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

PSAs

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares and equivalent

   shares outstanding

 

 

150,024

 

 

 

155,952

 

 

 

151,568

 

 

 

155,841

 

Diluted net income per share

 

$

0.16

 

 

$

0.21

 

 

$

0.71

 

 

$

0.65

 

 

For the thirteen weeks ended October 2, 2016, the computation of diluted net income per share does not include 2.2 million options, 0.1 million RSUs, and 0.1 million PSAs as those awards would have

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been antidilutive or were unvested performance awards. For the thirteen weeks ended September 27, 2015, the computation of diluted net income per share does not include 2.9 million options, 0.1 million RSUs, and 0.1 million PSAs as those awards would have been antidilutive or were unvested performance awards.  

For the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016, the computation of diluted net income per share does not include 1.3 million options, 0.1 million RSUs, and 0.1 million PSAs as those awards would have been antidilutive or were unvested performance awards. For the thirty-nine weeks ended September 27, 2015, the computation of diluted net income per share does not include 0.8 million options and 0.1 million PSAs as those awards would have been antidilutive or were unvested performance awards,

 

13. Equity-Based Compensation

2013 Incentive Plan

The Company’s board of directors adopted, and its equity holders approved, the Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. 2013 Incentive Plan (the “2013 Incentive Plan”). The 2013 Incentive Plan became effective July 31, 2013 in connection with the Company’s initial public offering and replaced the Sprouts Farmers Markets, LLC Option Plan (the “2011 Option Plan”) (except with respect to outstanding options to acquire shares under the 2011 Option Plan).The 2013 Incentive Plan serves as the umbrella plan for the Company’s stock-based and cash-based incentive compensation programs for its directors, officers and other team members. On May 1, 2015, the Company’s stockholders approved the material terms of the performance goals under the 2013 Incentive Plan for purposes of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The aggregate number of shares of common stock that may be issued to team members and directors under the 2013 Incentive Plan may not exceed 10,089,072. Shares subject to awards granted under the 2013 Incentive Plan which are subsequently forfeited, expire unexercised or are otherwise not issued will not be treated as having been issued for purposes of the share limitation. At October 2, 2016, there were 3,588,916 stock awards outstanding and 6,292,391 shares remaining available for issuance under the 2013 Incentive Plan.

2011 Option Plan

In May 2011, the Company adopted the 2011 Option Plan to provide team members or directors of the Company with options to acquire shares of the Company. The Company had authorized 12,100,000 shares for issuance under the 2011 Option Plan. Options may no longer be issued under the 2011 Option Plan. At October 2, 2016, there were 3,854,113 options outstanding under the 2011 Option Plan.

Awards Granted

During the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016, the Company granted the following stock-based compensation awards:

 

Grant Date

 

Stock Options

 

 

RSUs

 

 

PSAs

 

 

RSAs

 

March 4, 2016

 

 

318,156

 

 

 

213,767

 

 

 

92,942

 

 

 

 

April 11, 2016

 

 

4,627

 

 

 

1,335

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 9, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

14,404

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 23, 2016

 

 

419,935

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

217,852

 

August 18, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

7,499

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

 

 

742,718

 

 

 

237,005

 

 

 

92,942

 

 

 

217,852

 

Weighted-average grant date fair value

 

$

7.43

 

 

$

27.93

 

 

$

28.21

 

 

$

24.48

 

Weighted-average exercise price

 

$

26.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Options

The Company uses the Black-Scholes option pricing model to estimate the fair value of options at grant date. Options vest in accordance with the terms set forth in the grant letter and vary depending on if they are time-based or performance-based.

Time-based options granted prior to 2016 generally vest ratably over a period of 12 quarters (three years), and time-based options granted in 2016 vest annually over a period of three years.

RSUs

The fair value of RSUs is based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the grant date. RSUs generally vest annually over a period of two or three years from the grant date.

PSAs

PSAs granted in 2015 are restricted shares that were subject to the Company achieving certain earnings per share performance targets, as well as additional time-vesting conditions. The fair value of PSAs is based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the grant date.  During the thirty-nine weeks ended October 2, 2016, the performance conditions with respect to 2015 earnings per share were deemed to have been met, and the PSAs will vest 50 percent at each of the second and third anniversary of the grant date.

PSAs granted in 2016 are restricted shares that are subject to the Company achieving certain earnings before interest and taxes (“EBIT”) performance targets on an annual and cumulative basis over a three-year performance period, as well as additional time-vesting conditions. The fair value of these PSAs is based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the grant date. The EBIT target resets annually for each of the three years during the performance period based on a percentage increase over the previous year’s actual EBIT, with each annual performance tranche independent of the previous and next tranche. Cumulative performance is based on the aggregate annual performance targets. Payout of the performance shares will either be 0% or range from 50% to 150% of the target number of shares granted. If the performance conditions are met, PSAs cliff vest on the third anniversary of the grant date.

RSAs

The fair value of RSAs is based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the grant date. RSAs will vest either ratably over a seven quarter period, beginning on December 31, 2016 or cliff vest on June 30, 2018.

Equity Award Revisions

In connection with the appointments of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President & Chief Operating Officer in August 2015, the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors approved a grant of stock options to purchase 1,200,000 and 500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $20.98 per share to these officers, respectively (the “August 2015 Options”) pursuant to the 2013 Incentive Plan. The August 2015 Options, taken together with other options granted under the 2013 Incentive Plan to such officers during 2015, exceeded the limit of 500,000 shares which may be granted pursuant to stock options and stock appreciation rights per calendar year to each participant under the 2013 Incentive Plan by 733,439 shares in the case of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and 33,439 shares in the case of the Company’s President & Chief Operating Officer (the “Excess Options”).  Accordingly, the Company has determined, and these officers have acknowledged, that the grants of the Excess Options were null and void.  

In order to satisfy the original intent with respect to these individuals’ compensation, on May 23, 2016, the Compensation Committee granted to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President & Chief Operating Officer under the 2013 Incentive Plan options to purchase 386,496 and 33,439 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $24.48 per share, respectively, and 215,251 and

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2,601 RSAs, respectively. The Company recognized compensation expense of $1.0 million during the thirteen weeks ended October 2, 2016 related to the options and RSAs granted.

Equity-based Compensation Expense

Equity-based compensation expense was reflected in the consolidated statements of operations as follows:

 

 

 

Thirteen Weeks Ended

 

 

Thirty-nine Weeks Ended

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

September 27,

2015

 

Cost of sales, buying and occupancy

 

$

244

 

 

$

187

 

 

$

726

 

 

$

418

 

Direct store expenses

 

 

339

 

 

 

294

 

 

 

1,015

 

 

 

762

 

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

3,414

 

 

 

1,861

 

 

 

8,581

 

 

 

3,594

 

Equity-based compensation expense before income

   taxes

 

 

3,997

 

 

 

2,342

 

 

 

10,322

 

 

 

4,774

 

Income tax benefit

 

 

(1,519

)

 

 

(885

)

 

 

(3,922

)

 

 

(1,804

)

Net equity-based compensation expense

 

$

2,478

 

 

$

1,457

 

 

$

6,400

 

 

$

2,970

 

 

The following equity-based awards were outstanding as of October 2, 2016 and January 3, 2016:

 

 

 

As of

 

 

 

October 2,

2016

 

 

January 3,

2016

 

 

 

(in thousands)

 

 

(in thousands)

 

Options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vested

 

 

5,401

 

 

 

5,287