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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
ý
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended January 1, 2017
 
OR
 
 
 
o
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
 
For the transition period from                    to                  
Commission file number 1-36597
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Vista Outdoor Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
47-1016855
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
262 N University Drive
Farmington, UT
 
84025
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (801) 447-3000

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 ý    No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§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 ý    No o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large Accelerated Filer ý
 
Accelerated Filer o
 
Non-Accelerated Filer  o
 (Do not check if a
smaller reporting company)
 
Smaller reporting company 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 ý
As of February 6, 2017, there were 57,054,063 shares of the registrant's voting common stock outstanding.
 




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PART I - Financial Information
 
PART II - Other Information
 


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PART I— FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
VISTA OUTDOOR INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(unaudited)
 
 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
(Amounts in thousands except per share data)
 
January 1, 2017
 
January 3, 2016
 
January 1, 2017
 
January 3, 2016
Sales, net
 
$
653,558

 
$
592,557

 
$
1,968,139

 
$
1,658,431

Cost of sales
 
484,952

 
425,053

 
1,442,747

 
1,202,611

Gross profit
 
168,606

 
167,504

 
525,392

 
455,820

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research and development
 
8,170

 
3,681

 
24,151

 
8,851

Selling, general, and administrative
 
95,893

 
88,591

 
303,060

 
252,011

Acquisition claim settlement gain, net
 

 

 
(30,027
)
 

Goodwill and intangibles impairment
 
449,199

 

 
449,199

 

Income (loss) before interest and income taxes
 
(384,656
)
 
75,232

 
(220,991
)
 
194,958

Interest expense, net
 
(10,551
)
 
(7,776
)
 
(32,657
)
 
(16,908
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
 
(395,207
)
 
67,456

 
(253,648
)
 
178,050

Income tax provision (benefit)
 
(17,548
)
 
24,297

 
21,663

 
68,326

Net income (loss)
 
$
(377,659
)
 
$
43,159

 
$
(275,311
)
 
$
109,724

Earnings (loss) per common share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
(6.48
)
 
$
0.70

 
$
(4.63
)
 
$
1.76

Diluted
 
$
(6.44
)
 
$
0.70

 
$
(4.60
)
 
$
1.75

Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
58,275

 
61,717

 
59,478

 
62,175

Diluted
 
58,634

 
62,092

 
59,819

 
62,534

 
 


 


 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) (from above)
 
$
(377,659
)
 
$
43,159

 
$
(275,311
)
 
$
109,724

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension and other postretirement benefit liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reclassification of prior service credits for pension and postretirement benefit plans recorded to net income, net of tax benefit of $162 and $158, respectively, for the quarter ended, and $486 and $474, respectively, for the nine months ended
 
(274
)
 
(267
)
 
(822
)
 
(801
)
Reclassification of net actuarial loss for pension and postretirement benefit plans recorded to net income, net of tax expense of $(734) and $(819), respectively, for the quarter ended, and $(2,202) and $(2,457), respectively, for the nine months ended
 
1,236

 
1,381

 
3,708

 
4,143

Change in derivatives, net of tax benefit (expense) of $0 and $2, respectively, for the quarter ended, and $0 and $(49), respectively, for the nine months ended
 

 
(3
)
 

 
83

Change in cumulative translation adjustment, net of tax benefit of $0 and $0, respectively, for the quarter ended, and $0 and $0, respectively, for the nine months ended
 
(10,711
)
 
(788
)
 
(15,255
)
 
(4,837
)
Total other comprehensive income (loss)
 
(9,749
)
 
323

 
(12,369
)
 
(1,412
)
Comprehensive income (loss)
 
$
(387,408
)
 
$
43,482

 
$
(287,680
)
 
$
108,312

See Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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VISTA OUTDOOR INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands except share data)
 
January 1, 2017
 
March 31, 2016
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
40,841

 
$
151,692

Net receivables
 
533,334

 
428,398

Net inventories
 
585,116

 
440,240

Income tax receivable
 
8,904

 

Other current assets
 
28,443

 
29,334

Total current assets
 
1,196,638

 
1,049,664

Net property, plant, and equipment
 
247,715

 
203,485

Goodwill
 
855,215

 
1,023,451

Net intangible assets
 
717,165

 
650,472

Deferred charges and other non-current assets
 
27,432

 
15,562

Total assets
 
$
3,044,165

 
$
2,942,634

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Current portion of long-term debt
 
$
222,000

 
$
17,500

Accounts payable
 
102,904

 
147,738

Accrued compensation
 
39,923

 
47,394

Accrued income taxes
 

 
12,171

Federal excise tax
 
31,196

 
27,701

Other current liabilities
 
181,421

 
116,397

Total current liabilities
 
577,444

 
368,901

Long-term debt
 
921,601

 
652,787

Deferred income tax liabilities
 
153,130

 
135,957

Accrued pension and postemployment liabilities
 
69,575

 
73,503

Other long-term liabilities
 
64,731

 
51,319

Total liabilities
 
1,786,481

 
1,282,467

Commitments and contingencies (Notes 10 and 13)
 

 

Common stock—$.01 par value:
 
 
 
 
Authorized—500,000,000 shares
 
 
 
 
Issued and outstanding— 57,722,723 shares at January 1, 2017 and 60,825,914 shares at March 31, 2016
 
577

 
608

Additional paid-in capital
 
1,755,742

 
1,743,371

(Accumulated deficit) Retained earnings
 
(108,890
)
 
166,421

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(122,583
)
 
(110,214
)
Common stock in treasury, at cost— 6,241,716 shares held at January 1, 2017 and 3,138,525 shares held at March 31, 2016
 
(267,162
)
 
(140,019
)
Total stockholders' equity
 
1,257,684

 
1,660,167

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
3,044,165

 
$
2,942,634

See Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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VISTA OUTDOOR INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
 
 
Nine months ended
(Amounts in thousands)
 
January 1, 2017
 
January 3, 2016
Operating Activities:
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
(275,311
)
 
$
109,724

Adjustments to net income(loss) to arrive at cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
 
Depreciation
 
40,805

 
28,134

Amortization of intangible assets
 
31,020

 
24,602

Goodwill and intangibles impairment
 
449,199

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs
 
3,474

 
1,831

Deferred income taxes
 
(30,171
)
 
697

Loss (gain) on disposal of property, plant, and equipment
 
140

 
(180
)
Stock-based compensation
 
9,603

 
9,055

Excess tax benefits from share-based plans
 

 
(206
)
Changes in assets and liabilities, net of acquisition of businesses:
 
 
 
 
Net receivables
 
(19,226
)
 
(36,387
)
Net inventories
 
(85,162
)
 
(75,437
)
Accounts payable
 
(79,414
)
 
(32,909
)
Accrued compensation
 
(18,871
)
 
5,328

Accrued income taxes
 
(15,863
)
 
(4,543
)
Federal excise tax
 
3,566

 
5,688

Pension and other postretirement benefits
 
635

 
3,458

Other assets and liabilities
 
43,467

 
32,433

Cash provided by operating activities
 
57,891

 
71,288

Investing Activities:
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures
 
(49,302
)
 
(26,301
)
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired
 
(458,149
)
 
(462,116
)
Proceeds from the disposition of property, plant, and equipment
 
92

 
696

Cash used for investing activities
 
(507,359
)
 
(487,721
)
Financing Activities:
 
 
 
 
Borrowings on line of credit
 
445,000

 
360,000

Payments on line of credit
 
(255,000
)
 
(360,000
)
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
 
307,500

 
350,000

Payment from former parent
 

 
6,500

Payments made on long-term debt
 
(24,000
)
 
(13,125
)
Payments made for debt issuance costs
 
(3,660
)
 
(4,379
)
Purchase of treasury shares
 
(122,860
)
 
(115,194
)
Deferred payments for acquisitions
 
(7,136
)
 

Excess tax benefits from share-based plans
 

 
206

Proceeds from employee stock compensation plans
 
75

 
438

Cash provided by financing activities
 
339,919

 
224,446

Effect of foreign exchange rate fluctuations on cash
 
(1,302
)
 
(830
)
Decrease in cash and cash equivalents
 
(110,851
)
 
(192,817
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
 
151,692

 
263,951

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
40,841

 
$
71,134

 
 
 
 
 
Supplemental Cash Flow Disclosures:
 
 
 
 
Non-cash investing activity:
 
 
 
 
Capital expenditures included in accounts payable
 
$
2,760

 
$
921

Non-cash financing activity:
 
 
 
 
Treasury shares purchased included in other accrued liabilities
 
$
4,479

 
$
1,934

 
  See Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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VISTA OUTDOOR INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(unaudited)
 
 
Common Stock $.01 Par Value
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Amounts in thousands except share data)
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Additional
Paid-In
Capital
 
(Accumulated Deficit) Retained
Earnings
 
Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
 
Treasury
Stock
 
Total
Equity
Balance, March 31, 2015
 
63,878,499

 
$
639

 
$
1,742,125

 
$
19,384

 
$
(110,303
)
 
$
(3,081
)
 
$
1,648,764

Comprehensive income
 

 

 

 
109,724

 
(1,412
)
 

 
108,312

Exercise of stock options
 
20,078

 

 
(426
)
 

 

 
864

 
438

Restricted stock grants net of forfeitures
 
68,272

 

 
(3,046
)
 

 

 
3,265

 
219

Share-based compensation
 

 

 
9,055

 

 

 

 
9,055

Restricted stock vested and shares withheld
 
(21,955
)
 

 
955

 

 

 
(1,157
)
 
(202
)
Treasury stock purchased
 
(2,607,436
)
 

 

 

 

 
(115,355
)
 
(115,355
)
Contribution from former parent and other
 
647

 
(26
)
 
(6,479
)
 

 

 
28

 
(6,477
)
Balance, January 3, 2016
 
61,338,105

 
$
613

 
$
1,742,184

 
$
129,108

 
$
(111,715
)
 
$
(115,436
)
 
$
1,644,754

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, March 31, 2016
 
60,825,914

 
$
608

 
$
1,743,371

 
$
166,421

 
$
(110,214
)
 
$
(140,019
)
 
$
1,660,167

Comprehensive income (loss)
 

 

 

 
(275,311
)
 
(12,369
)
 

 
(287,680
)
Exercise of stock options
 
4,892

 

 
(147
)
 

 

 
222

 
75

Restricted stock grants net of forfeitures
 
(22,289
)
 

 
(66
)
 

 

 
(365
)
 
(431
)
Share-based compensation
 

 

 
9,603

 

 

 

 
9,603

Restricted stock vested and shares withheld
 
4,881

 

 
(318
)
 

 

 
(440
)
 
(758
)
Treasury stock purchased
 
(3,095,952
)
 

 

 

 

 
(126,560
)
 
(126,560
)
Contribution from former parent and other
 
5,277

 
(31
)
 
3,299

 

 

 

 
3,268

Balance, January 1, 2017
 
57,722,723

 
$
577

 
$
1,755,742

 
$
(108,890
)
 
$
(122,583
)
 
$
(267,162
)
 
$
1,257,684

See Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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VISTA OUTDOOR INC.
NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited)
Quarter and nine months ended January 1, 2017
(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)
1. Basis of Presentation and Responsibility for Interim Financial Statements
Nature of Operations.    Vista Outdoor Inc. (together with our subsidiaries, "we", "our", and "us") is a leading global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. We operate in two segments, Outdoor Products and Shooting Sports. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Farmington, Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales, and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand. Vista Outdoor was incorporated in Delaware in 2014.

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with our consolidated and combined financial statements and notes included in our fiscal 2016 financial statements as filed on Form 8-K on August 11, 2016.

Basis of Presentation.    Our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for interim reporting. As permitted under those rules, certain disclosures and other financial information that are normally required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States can be condensed or omitted. Our accounting policies are described in the notes to the consolidated and combined financial statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016 (“fiscal 2016”). Management is responsible for the condensed consolidated financial statements included in this document, which are unaudited but, in the opinion of management, include all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of our financial position as of January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2016, our results of operations for the quarters and nine month periods ended January 1, 2017 and January 3, 2016 and our cash flows for the nine months ended January 1, 2017 and January 3, 2016.

New Accounting Pronouncements. On February 25, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standard Update ("ASU") 2016-02, Leases. The new guidance was issued to increase transparency and comparability among companies by requiring most leases be included on the balance sheet and by expanding disclosure requirements. Based on the current effective dates, the new guidance would first apply in the first quarter of our fiscal 2020. We are in the process of evaluating the effect of adoption on our financial statements.

On March 30, 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, which simplifies several aspects of the accounting for employee share-based payment transactions including the accounting for income taxes, forfeitures and classification in the statement of cash flows. The standard allows for early adoption. As of March 31, 2016, we elected to early adopt this standard and prospectively present the change to the financial statements given the immaterial nature of the prior period balances.

Besides those noted above and in our fiscal 2016 financial statements, there are no other new accounting pronouncements that are expected to have a significant impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.

2. Fair Value of Financial Instruments
The current authoritative guidance on fair value clarifies the definition of fair value, prescribes a framework for measuring fair value, establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the inputs used to measure fair value, and expands disclosures about the use of fair value measurements. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date.
The valuation techniques required by the current authoritative literature are based upon observable and unobservable inputs. Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect internal market assumptions. These two types of inputs create the following fair value hierarchy:
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 whose inputs are observable or whose significant value drivers are observable.
Level 3—Significant inputs to the valuation model are unobservable.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited) (Continued)
(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)
2. Fair Value of Financial Instruments (Continued)

The following section describes the valuation methodologies we used to measure our financial instruments at fair value.
Long-term debt—The fair value of the variable-rate long-term debt is calculated based on current market rates for debt of the same risk and maturities. The fair value of the fixed-rate long-term debt is based on market quotes for the outstanding notes. We consider these to be Level 2 instruments.
Contingent Consideration—The acquisition-related contingent consideration liability represents the estimated fair value of additional future earn-outs payable for acquisitions of businesses that included earn-out clauses. The valuation of the contingent consideration will be evaluated on an ongoing basis and is based on management estimates and entity-specific assumptions which are considered Level 3 inputs. See Note 4 for further details.
The following table presents our financial assets and liabilities that are not measured at fair value on a recurring basis. The carrying values and estimated fair values were as follows:
 
 
January 1, 2017
 
March 31, 2016
 
 
Carrying
amount
 
Fair
value
 
Carrying
amount
 
Fair
value
Fixed-rate debt
 
$
350,000

 
$
367,063

 
$
350,000

 
$
366,625

Variable-rate debt
 
806,000

 
806,000

 
332,500

 
332,500


3. Earnings (Loss) Per Share

The computation of earnings (loss) per share ("EPS") includes Basic EPS computed based upon the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for each period. Diluted EPS is computed based on the weighted average number of common shares and common equivalent shares. Common equivalent shares represent the effect of stock-based awards during each period presented, which, if exercised or earned, would have a dilutive effect on EPS.

In computing EPS for the quarters and nine month periods ended January 1, 2017 and January 3, 2016, earnings (loss), as reported for each respective period, is divided by:
 
 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 (in thousands)
 
January 1, 2017
 
January 3, 2016
 
January 1, 2017
 
January 3, 2016
Basic EPS shares outstanding
 
58,275

 
61,717

 
59,478

 
62,175

Dilutive effect of stock-based awards
 
359

 
375

 
341

 
359

Diluted EPS shares outstanding
 
58,634

 
62,092

 
59,819

 
62,534

Shares excluded from the calculation of diluted EPS because the option exercise/threshold price was greater than the average market price of the common shares
 
139

 
68

 
139

 
68

Share Repurchases
On February 25, 2015, our Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program of up to $200,000 worth of shares of our common stock, executable over two years. We completed this program during the nine months ended January 1, 2017. On August 25, 2016, our Board of Directors authorized a new share repurchase program of up to $100,000 worth of our common stock, executable through March 31, 2018. The shares may be purchased from time to time in open market, block purchase, or negotiated transactions, subject to compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The repurchase authorization also allows us to make repurchases under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. During the quarters ended January 1, 2017 and January 3, 2016, we repurchased 1,559,938 shares for $59,993 and 1,405,729 shares for $61,338, respectively. During the nine months ended January 1, 2017 and January 3, 2016, we repurchased 3,095,952 shares for $126,560 and 2,607,436 shares for $115,355, respectively. Since the inception of the programs through January 1, 2017, we have repurchased 6,437,038 shares for $275,630.
Any additional repurchases would be subject to market conditions and our compliance with our debt covenants.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited) (Continued)

(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)
4. Acquisitions


Acquisition of Camp Chef

On September 1, 2016, we completed the acquisition of privately owned Logan Outdoor Products, LLC and Peak Trades, LLC ("Camp Chef"), a leading provider of outdoor cooking solutions. Under the terms of the transaction, we paid $60,000, subject to customary working capital adjustments, utilizing cash on hand and borrowings under our existing credit facility. An additional $4,000 has been deferred and will be paid in equal installments on the first, second and third anniversary of the closing date, and $10,000 will be payable if incremental profitability growth milestones are met and key members of Camp Chef management continue their employment with us. The $10,000 will be expensed over the three-year measurement period and paid at each milestone date. The preliminary purchase price allocation is subject to further refinement and may require significant adjustments to arrive at the final purchase price allocation. A majority of the goodwill generated in this acquisition will be deductible for tax purposes. Camp Chef is an immaterial acquisition to our company.

Acquisition of Action Sports

On April 1, 2016, we completed the acquisition of BRG Sports Inc.’s Action Sports division, operated by Bell Sports Corp. ("Action Sports"). The acquisition includes brands Bell, Giro, Blackburn, CoPilot, Krash, and Raskullz. Under the terms of the transaction, we paid $400,000, subject to customary working capital adjustments, utilizing cash on hand and borrowings under our existing credit facilities, and additional contingent consideration payable if incremental profitability growth milestones within the Bell Powersports product line are achieved. We determined a value of the future contingent consideration as of the acquisition date of $4,272 utilizing the Black Scholes option pricing model; the total amount paid may differ from this value. The option pricing model requires us to make assumptions including the risk-free rate, expected volatility, cash flows, and expected life. The risk-free rate is based on U.S. Treasury zero-coupon issues with a remaining term that approximates the expected life assumed at the date of grant. The expected option life is based on the contractual term of the agreement. Expected volatility is based on the average volatility of similar public companies' stock over the past three years. The discounted cash flows are based on our estimates of future performance of the business.

Action Sports remains headquartered in Scotts Valley, California and operates facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. The acquisition of Action Sports includes more than 600 employees worldwide. The preliminary purchase price allocation is subject to further refinement and may require significant adjustments to arrive at the final purchase price allocation. A portion of the goodwill generated in this acquisition will be deductible for tax purposes.

Acquisition of CamelBak Products

On August 3, 2015, we completed the acquisition of CamelBak Products, LLC ("CamelBak") for total consideration of $412,500, subject to a customary working capital adjustment, utilizing cash on hand and borrowings under our existing credit facilities. CamelBak is the leading provider of personal hydration solutions for outdoor, recreation and military use. CamelBak’s products include hydration packs, reusable bottles and individual purification and filtration systems. CamelBak has approximately 300 employees worldwide. The purchase price allocation was completed during the quarter ended October 2, 2016. A portion of the goodwill generated in this acquisition will be deductible for tax purposes.

Acquisition of Jimmy Styks

On July 20, 2015, we completed the acquisition of Jimmy Styks, LLC ("Jimmy Styks"), using $40,000 of cash on hand with additional contingent consideration payable if incremental profitability growth milestones are achieved over the next three years. We determined a value of the future contingent consideration as of the acquisition date of $4,471 utilizing the Black Scholes option pricing model; the total amount paid may differ from this value. The option pricing model requires us to make assumptions including the risk-free rate, expected volatility, cash flows, and expected life. The risk-free rate is based on U.S. Treasury zero-coupon issues with a remaining term that approximates the expected life assumed at the date of grant. The expected option life is based on the contractual term of the agreement. Expected volatility is based on the average volatility of similar public companies' stock over the past three years. The discounted cash flows are based on our estimates of future performance of the business. As of January 1, 2017, the value of the future contingent consideration was $1,075. The reduction from the original estimate was primarily a result of not achieving the first growth milestone.


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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited) (Continued)
(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)
4. Acquisitions (Continued)


The purchase price allocation was completed during the quarter ended October 2, 2016. The majority of the goodwill generated in this acquisition will be deductible for tax purposes. Jimmy Styks is an immaterial acquisition to our company.

Current quarter results for acquisitions

For the quarter and nine months ended January 1, 2017, Vista Outdoor recorded sales of approximately $92,134 and $332,580 and gross profit of approximately $24,167 and $98,449, associated with the operations of these acquired businesses for periods in which they were not part of Vista Outdoor in the comparable prior year periods. Vista Outdoor recorded sales of approximately $41,265 and $65,636 for the quarter and nine months ended January 3, 2016 and gross profit of approximately $16,715 and $25,931 for the quarter and nine months ended January 3, 2016 associated with the operations of these acquired businesses. The results are reflected in the Outdoor Products segment results.

Bushnell acquisition settlement

During the nine months ended January 1, 2017, we finalized a settlement of claims that we brought against the previous owner of Bushnell Holdings and third party insurance providers relating to certain disputes arising under the purchase agreement with respect to the acquisition. A settlement was reached in which we received a total of $30,027 net of current period litigation costs associated with the claims. Separately, in accordance with the purchase agreement, we paid the previous owner for certain tax deductions in the amount of $7,136, which were taken on the final pre-acquisition income tax return of Bushnell Holdings.

Allocation of Consideration Transferred to Net Assets Acquired for Action Sports and CamelBak:

The following amounts represent the preliminary determination of the fair value of identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed from the Action Sports acquisition and the final determination for the CamelBak acquisition. The final determination of the fair value of certain assets and liabilities for Action Sports will be completed within the required measurement period, which will be no later than 12 months from the date of acquisition. The size and breadth of the Action Sports acquisition will necessitate the use of this measurement period to adequately analyze and assess a number of the factors used in establishing the asset and liability fair values as of the acquisition date, including the significant contractual and operational factors underlying the trade name and customer relationship intangible assets and the related tax impacts of any changes made. Any potential adjustments made could be material in relation to the preliminary values presented below:



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(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)
4. Acquisitions (Continued)


Action Sports Preliminary Purchase Price Allocation:
 
 
April 1, 2016
Purchase price net of cash acquired:
 
 
 
 
Cash paid
 
 
 
$
400,000

Estimated earnout value
 
 
 
4,272

Cash received for working capital
 
 
 
(1,289
)
Total purchase price
 
 
 
402,983

Fair value of assets acquired:
 
 
 
 
Receivables
 
$
79,328

 
 
Inventories
 
56,527

 
 
Tradename, customer relationship, and technology intangibles
 
155,100

 
 
Property, plant, and equipment
 
34,114

 
 
Other assets
 
6,876

 
 
Total assets
 
331,945

 
 
Fair value of liabilities assumed:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
30,240

 
 
Deferred tax liabilities
 
46,500

 
 
Other liabilities
 
33,168

 
 
Total liabilities
 
109,908

 
 
Net assets acquired
 
 
 
222,037

Goodwill
 
 
 
$
180,946



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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited) (Continued)
(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)
4. Acquisitions (Continued)


CamelBak Final Purchase Price Allocation:
 
 
August 3, 2015
Purchase price net of cash acquired:
 
 
 
 
Cash paid
 
 
 
$
412,500

Cash paid for working capital
 
 
 
8,472

Total purchase price
 
 
 
420,972

Fair value of assets acquired:
 
 
 
 
Receivables
 
$
30,093

 
 
Inventories
 
30,916

 
 
Tradename, customer relationship, and technology intangibles
 
133,800

 
 
Property, plant, and equipment
 
7,985

 
 
Deferred tax assets
 
5,857

 
 
Other assets
 
4,460

 
 
Total assets
 
213,111

 
 
Fair value of liabilities assumed:
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
8,219

 
 
Other liabilities
 
11,479

 
 
Total liabilities
 
19,698

 
 
Net assets acquired
 
 
 
193,413

Goodwill
 
 
 
$
227,559



Intangible assets above include:
 
 
Value
 
Useful life (years)
Action Sports
 
 
 
 
Indefinite lived tradenames
 
$
76,700

 
Indefinite

Definite lived tradenames
 
1,400

 
15

Customer relationships
 
74,700

 
15-20

Technology
 
2,300

 
10

 
 
 
 
 
CamelBak
 
 
 
 
Indefinite lived tradename
 
$
79,400

 
Indefinite

Customer relationships
 
49,400

 
10-20

Technology
 
5,000

 
7-17


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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited) (Continued)
(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)
4. Acquisitions (Continued)


Supplemental Pro Forma Data for Action Sports and CamelBak:

We used the acquisition method of accounting to account for these acquisitions and, accordingly, the results of Action Sports and CamelBak are included in our consolidated financial statements for the period subsequent to the date of acquisition. The following unaudited supplemental pro forma data for the quarter and nine months ended January 1, 2017 and January 3, 2016 present consolidated information as if the CamelBak acquisition had been completed on April 1, 2014 and the Action Sports acquisition had been completed on April 1, 2015. The pro forma results were calculated by combining our results with the standalone results of Action Sports and CamelBak for the pre-acquisition periods, which were adjusted to account for certain costs which would have been incurred during this pre-acquisition period:
 
 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
(Amounts in thousands except per share data)
 
January 1, 2017
 
January 3, 2016
 
January 1, 2017
 
January 3, 2016
Sales
 
$
653,558

 
$
670,771

 
$
1,968,139

 
$
1,969,945

Net income (loss)
 
(377,659
)
 
46,103

 
(273,858
)
 
120,845

Basic earnings (loss) per common share
 
(6.48
)
 
0.75

 
(4.60
)
 
1.94

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share
 
(6.44
)
 
0.74

 
(4.58
)
 
1.93


The unaudited supplemental pro forma data above include the following significant non-recurring adjustments made to account for certain costs which would have been incurred if the CamelBak acquisition had been completed on April 1, 2014 and the Action Sports acquisition had been completed on April 1, 2015, as adjusted for the applicable tax impact:
 
 
Quarter ended
 
Nine months ended
 
 
January 1, 2017
 
January 3, 2016
 
January 1, 2017
 
January 3, 2016
Inventory step-up, net(1)
 
$

 
$
(313
)
 
$
(502
)
 
$
(145
)
Fees for advisory, legal, accounting services(2)
 

 
(56
)
 
(946
)
 
(3,331
)
(1) Adjustment reflects the increased cost of goods sold expense resulting from the fair value step-up in inventory of $817 for Action Sports and $1,043 for CamelBak which was expensed over the first inventory cycle.
(2) We removed the fees that were incurred in connection with the acquisition of Action Sports from fiscal 2017 and considered those fees as incurred during the first quarter of fiscal 2016. Costs were recorded in Selling, general, and administrative expense. We have incurred total of $2,837 in fees in connection with the acquisition of Action Sports during fiscal 2016 and 2017. We removed the fees that were incurred in connection with the acquisition of CamelBak from fiscal 2016 and considered those fees as incurred during the first quarter of fiscal 2015.
5. Net Receivables
Net receivables are summarized as follows:
 
 
January 1, 2017
 
March 31, 2016
Trade receivables
 
$
553,932

 
$
446,032

Other receivables
 
3,023

 
1,778

Less: allowance for doubtful accounts and discounts
 
(23,621
)
 
(19,412
)
Net receivables
 
$
533,334

 
$
428,398

One customer represented 12% and 13% of the total trade receivables balance as of January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2016, respectively.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited) (Continued)
(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)

6. Net Inventories
Net inventories consist of the following:
 
 
January 1, 2017
 
March 31, 2016
Raw materials
 
$
116,220

 
$
91,898

Work in process
 
58,468

 
61,864

Finished goods
 
410,428

 
286,478

Net inventories
 
$
585,116

 
$
440,240

7. Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
The components of AOCL, net of income taxes, are as follows:
 
 
January 1, 2017
 
March 31, 2016
Pension and other postretirement benefits
 
$
(60,781
)
 
$
(63,667
)
Cumulative translation adjustment
 
(61,802
)
 
(46,547
)
Total AOCL
 
$
(122,583
)
 
$
(110,214
)
The following tables summarize the changes in the balance of AOCL, net of income tax:
 
Quarter ended January 1, 2017
 
Nine months ended January 1, 2017
 
Pension and other postretirement benefits
 
Cumulative translation adjustment
 
Total
 
Pension and other postretirement benefits
 
Cumulative translation adjustment
 
Total
Beginning balance in AOCL
$
(61,743
)
 
$
(51,091
)
 
$
(112,834
)
 
$
(63,667
)
 
$
(46,547
)
 
$
(110,214
)
Net actuarial losses reclassified from AOCL (1)
1,236

 

 
1,236

 
3,708

 

 
3,708

Prior service costs reclassified from AOCL (1)
(274
)
 

 
(274
)
 
(822
)
 

 
(822
)
Net change in cumulative translation adjustment

 
(10,711
)
 
(10,711
)
 

 
(15,255
)
 
(15,255
)
Ending balance in AOCL
$
(60,781
)
 
$
(61,802
)
 
$
(122,583
)
 
$
(60,781
)
 
$
(61,802
)
 
$
(122,583
)
(1)
Amounts related to our pension and other postretirement benefits that were reclassified from AOCL were recorded as a component of net periodic benefit cost for each period presented.

 
Quarter ended January 3, 2016
 
Nine months ended January 3, 2016
 
Derivatives
 
Pension and other postretirement benefits
 
Cumulative translation adjustment
 
Total
 
Derivatives
 
Pension and other postretirement benefits
 
Cumulative translation adjustment
 
Total
Beginning balance in AOCL
$
86

 
$
(55,927
)
 
$
(56,197
)
 
$
(112,038
)
 
$

 
$
(58,155
)
 
$
(52,148
)
 
$
(110,303
)
Net increase in fair value of derivatives
114

 

 

 
114

 
232

 

 

 
232

Net losses reclassified from AOCL, offsetting the price paid to suppliers (1)
(117
)
 

 

 
(117
)
 
(149
)
 

 

 
(149
)
Net actuarial losses reclassified from AOCL (2)

 
1,381

 

 
1,381

 

 
4,143

 

 
4,143

Prior service costs reclassified from AOCL (2)

 
(267
)
 

 
(267
)
 

 
(801
)
 

 
(801
)
Net change in cumulative translation adjustment

 

 
(788
)
 
(788
)
 

 

 
(4,837
)
 
(4,837
)
Ending balance in AOCL
$
83

 
$
(54,813
)
 
$
(56,985
)
 
$
(111,715
)
 
$
83

 
$
(54,813
)
 
$
(56,985
)
 
$
(111,715
)
(1) Amounts related to our derivative instruments that were reclassified from AOCL and recorded as a component of cost of sales.
(2) Amounts related to our pension and other postretirement benefits that were reclassified from AOCL were recorded as a component of net periodic benefit cost for each period presented.


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(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)

8. Goodwill and Net Intangible Assets
The changes in the carrying amount of goodwill by segment were as follows:
 
 
Outdoor Products
 
Shooting Sports
 
Total
Balance, March 31, 2016
 
$
818,560

 
$
204,891

 
$
1,023,451

Acquisitions
 
192,820

 

 
192,820

Impairment
 
(353,915
)
 

 
(353,915
)
Effect of foreign currency exchange rates
 
(6,941
)
 
(200
)
 
(7,141
)
Balance, January 1, 2017
 
$
650,524

 
$
204,691

 
$
855,215


The acquisitions in Outdoor Products related to the preliminary purchase price allocations for Action Sports and Camp Chef as previously discussed.

A challenging retail environment and other market pressures resulted in deeper discounting of Vista Outdoor’s accessories products during the quarter ending January 1, 2017. The deeper discounting caused a reduction in the projected cash flows of the Hunting and Shooting Accessories reporting unit. Given this drop in projected cash flows and a continued challenging retail environment, we determined a triggering event had occurred. The triggering event indicated it was more likely than not that the fair value of the reporting unit was less than the book value of the reporting unit. The fair value of the reporting unit is determined using both an income and market approach. The value estimated using a discounted cash flow model is weighted against the estimated value, which is derived from the guideline company market approach method. This market approach method estimates the price reasonably expected to be realized from the sale of the company based on comparable companies.

The goodwill recorded within the Outdoor Products segment above is presented net of $353,915 in current period impairment losses. In addition, as a result of the factors noted above, we evaluated the fair value of the other intangibles assets as well. We determined the fair value of the trade names and technology based on the relief of royalty method and used royalty rates in a range of .5% to 5% for the trade names and a royalty rate of .5% on technologies based on public guideline royalty-based transactions and profitability and a discount rate of 9.5%. This analysis resulted in a $34,230 non-cash impairment charge on non-amortizing trade names related primarily to the Bushnell trade name. The analysis also resulted in a $61,054 non-cash impairment charge related to a number of amortizing trade name and technology intangibles associated with the Bushnell acquisition completed in fiscal 2014 and the Blackhawk tradename. The remeasurement of goodwill and intangible assets is classified as a Level 3 fair value assessment as described in Note 2 due to the significance of unobservable inputs developed using company-specific information.

The goodwill recorded within the Outdoor Products and Shooting Sports segments are presented net of $47,791 and $41,020 of accumulated impairment losses, respectively, recorded prior to March 31, 2016.

Net intangibles consisted of the following:

 
 
January 1, 2017
 
March 31, 2016
 
 
Gross
carrying
amount
 
Accumulated
amortization
 
Total
 
Gross
carrying
amount
 
Accumulated
amortization
 
Total
Trade names
 
$
106,159

 
$
(15,110
)
 
$
91,049

 
$
185,162

 
$
(46,812
)
 
$
138,350

Patented technology
 
19,066

 
(7,470
)
 
11,596

 
27,900

 
(9,949
)
 
17,951

Customer relationships and other
 
370,326

 
(70,773
)
 
299,553

 
272,431

 
(50,757
)
 
221,674

Total
 
495,551

 
(93,353
)
 
402,198

 
485,493

 
(107,518
)
 
377,975

Non-amortizing trade names
 
314,967

 

 
314,967

 
272,497

 

 
272,497

Net intangibles
 
$
810,518

 
$
(93,353
)
 
$
717,165

 
$
757,990

 
$
(107,518
)
 
$
650,472



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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited) (Continued)
(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)
8. Goodwill and Net Intangible Assets (Continued)


The gross amount of amortizing and non-amortizing intangible assets increased from March 31, 2016 due to the acquisitions of Action Sports and Camp Chef partially offset by the impairments noted above. The assets in the table above are being amortized using a straight-line method over a weighted average remaining period of approximately 13.0 years. Amortization expense for the quarters and nine month periods ended January 1, 2017 and January 3, 2016 was $10,627 and $8,951 and $31,020 and $24,602, respectively. We expect amortization expense related to these assets to be as follows:

Remainder of fiscal 2017
 
$
9,204

Fiscal 2018
 
36,816

Fiscal 2019
 
34,072

Fiscal 2020
 
33,245

Fiscal 2021
 
33,229

Thereafter
 
255,632

Total
 
$
402,198



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(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)


9. Other Current and Non-current Liabilities
Other current and non-current liabilities consisted of the following:
 
 
January 1, 2017
 
March 31, 2016
Other current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
In-transit inventory and other
 
$
82,962

 
$
40,242

Rebate
 
46,501

 
17,957

Accrued advertising
 
15,424

 
10,315

Employee benefits and insurance
 
12,221

 
11,131

Warranty
 
9,117

 
8,611

Interest
 
5,559

 
13,157

Customer obligations
 
2,975

 
9,613

Freight accrual
 
2,499

 
2,446

Accrued taxes
 
2,350

 
1,303

Product liability
 
1,813

 
1,622

Total other current liabilities
 
$
181,421

 
$
116,397

 
 
 
 
 
Other non-current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
Non-current portion of accrued income tax liability
 
$
27,097

 
$
25,421

Contingent consideration and deferred purchase price
 
8,044

 
4,471

Product liability
 
4,193

 

Management non-qualified deferred compensation plan
 
3,185

 
2,668

Environmental remediation
 
740

 
745

Other
 
21,472

 
18,014

Total other non-current liabilities
 
$
64,731

 
$
51,319

We provide consumer warranties against manufacturing defects on certain products within the Outdoor Products and Shooting Sports segments with warranty periods ranging typically from one year to a lifetime. The estimated costs of such product warranties are recorded at the time the sale is recorded based upon actual past experience, our current production environment as well as specific and identifiable warranties as applicable. The warranty liability recorded at each balance sheet date reflects the estimated liability for warranty coverage for products delivered based on historical information and current trends. The following is a reconciliation of the changes in our product warranty liability during the period presented:
 
 
Balance, March 31, 2016
$
8,611

Payments made
(2,992
)
Warranties issued
2,575

Warranties assumed in acquisition
1,159

Changes related to preexisting warranties
(236
)
Balance, January 1, 2017
$
9,117


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(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data and unless otherwise indicated)

10. Long-term Debt
Long-term debt, including the current portion, consisted of the following:
 
 
January 1, 2017
 
March 31, 2016
Senior Credit Facility:
 
 
 
 
Term Loan
 
$
616,000

 
$
332,500

Revolving Credit Facility
 
190,000

 

Total principal amount of Credit Agreement
 
806,000

 
332,500

5.875% Senior Notes due 2023
 
350,000

 
350,000

Principal amount of long-term debt
 
1,156,000

 
682,500

Less: unamortized deferred financing costs
 
12,399

 
12,213

Carrying amount of long-term debt
 
1,143,601

 
670,287

Less: current portion
 
222,000

 
17,500

Carrying amount of long-term debt, excluding current portion
 
$
921,601

 
$
652,787


Credit Agreement

On April 1, 2016, we entered into an Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “2016 Credit Agreement”), which replaced our 2014 Credit Agreement. The 2016 Credit Agreement is comprised of a Term A Loan of $640,000 and a $400,000 Revolving Credit Facility, both of which mature on April 1, 2021. The Term A Loan is subject to quarterly principal payments of $8,000, with the remaining balance due on April 1, 2021. Borrowings under the 2016 Credit Agreement bear interest at a rate equal to either the sum of a base rate plus a specified margin or the sum of a Eurodollar rate plus a specified margin. Each margin is based on our consolidated leverage ratio, as defined in the 2016 Credit Agreement. Based on the ratio in effect as of January 1, 2017, the base rate margin was 0.75% and the Eurodollar margin was 1.75%. The weighted average interest rate for our borrowings under the 2016 Credit Agreement as of January 1, 2017 was 2.41%. We pay a commitment fee on the unused portion of the Revolving Credit Facility based on our consolidated leverage ratio, and based on the current ratio, this fee is 0.30%. As of January 1, 2017, we had $190,000 in borrowings against our $400,000 Revolving Credit Facility and had outstanding letters of credit of $26,015, which reduced amounts available on the Revolving Credit Facility to $183,985.

With the exception of assets owned by the legal entities operating the Camp Chef business, substantially all domestic tangible and intangible assets of Vista Outdoor and its subsidiaries, as well as the tangible and intangible assets of Advanced Arrow S. de R.L. de C.V. and Hydrosport, S. de R.L. de C.V., are pledged as collateral under the 2016 Credit Agreement. The domestic tangible and intangible assets of Camp Chef are expected to be pledged as collateral during fiscal 2017. Debt issuance costs of approximately $12,000 are being amortized over the term of the 2016 Credit Agreement.

In fiscal 2014, we entered into a credit agreement (the "2014 Credit Agreement"), which was comprised of a Term A Loan of $350,000 and a Revolving Credit Facility of $400,000, both of which were to mature on February 9, 2020. During the quarter ended July 3, 2016, we refinanced this agreement as noted above. In connection with this transaction, we wrote off $1,521 of unamortized deferred debt issuance costs in the nine months ended January 1, 2017.

5.875% Notes

On August 11, 2015, we issued $350,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes (the "5.875% Notes") that mature on October 1, 2023. These notes are unsecured and senior obligations. Interest on these notes is payable semi-annually in arrears on April 1 and October 1 of each year, starting on April 1, 2016. We have the right to redeem some or all of these notes from time to time on or after October 1, 2018, at specified redemption prices. Prior to October 1, 2018, we may redeem some or all of these notes at a price equal to 100% of their principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption and a specified make-whole premium. In addition, prior to October 1, 2018, we may redeem up to 35% of the aggregate principal amount of these notes with the net cash proceeds of certain equity offerings, at a price equal to 105.875% of their principal amount plus accrued and unpaid interest to the date of redemption. Debt issuance costs of approximately $4,300 are being amortized to interest expense over 8 years, the term of the notes.

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(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)
10. Long-term Debt (Continued)


Rank and Guarantees

The 2016 Credit Agreement obligations are guaranteed on a secured basis, jointly and severally and fully and unconditionally by substantially all of our domestic subsidiaries, with the exception of the legal entities operating the Camp Chef business, and by Advanced Arrow S. de R.L. de C.V. and Hydrosport, S. de R.L. de C.V.. Vista Outdoor (the parent company issuer) has no independent assets or operations. We own 100% of all of these guarantor subsidiaries. The 5.875% Notes are senior unsecured obligations and will rank equally in right of payment with any future senior unsecured indebtedness and senior in right of payment to any future subordinated indebtedness. The 5.875% Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed, jointly and severally, by our existing and future domestic subsidiaries that guarantee indebtedness under our 2016 Credit Agreement or that guarantee certain of our other indebtedness, or indebtedness of any subsidiary guarantor, in an aggregate principal amount in excess of $50,000. These guarantees are senior unsecured obligations of the applicable subsidiary guarantors. The guarantee by any subsidiary guarantor of our obligations in respect of the 5.875% Notes will be released in any of the following circumstances:

if, as a result of the sale of its capital stock, such subsidiary guarantor ceases to be a restricted subsidiary;
if such subsidiary guarantor is designated as an “Unrestricted Subsidiary;”
upon defeasance or satisfaction and discharge of the 5.875% Notes; or
if such subsidiary guarantor has been released from its guarantees of indebtedness under the 2016 Credit Agreement and all capital markets debt securities.

The guarantee by any subsidiary guarantor of our obligations in respect of the 2016 Credit Agreement will be released in any of the following circumstances:

if, as a result of the sale of its capital stock, such subsidiary guarantor ceases to be a subsidiary;
if such subsidiary guarantor ceases to be a Domestic Subsidiary; or
upon repayment of all obligations under the 2016 Credit Agreement.

Cash Paid for Interest on Debt

Cash paid for interest on debt, including commitment fees, for the nine months ended January 1, 2017 and January 3, 2016 totaled $15,034 and $6,387, respectively.
11. Employee Benefit Plans
The total expense for employee benefit plans for the quarter and nine months ended January 1, 2017 and January 3, 2016 was $1,690 and $1,825, and $5,072 and $5,475 respectively.
Employer Contributions. During the nine months ended January 1, 2017, we made the legally required minimum contribution of $4,400 directly to the pension trust, and no contributions to our other postretirement benefit plans. We made distributions of $10 directly to retirees under the non-qualified supplemental executive retirement plan. During the nine months ended January 3, 2016, we contributed $2,000 directly to the pension trust, made no contributions to our other postretirement benefit plans, and made no distributions to retirees under the non-qualified supplemental executive retirement plan. There are no additional contributions expected to be made directly to the pension trust and we expect to contribute approximately $174 to our other postretirement benefit plans, and distribute approximately $688 directly to retirees under our non-qualified supplemental executive retirement plans during the remainder of fiscal 2017.
12. Income Taxes
Our provision for income taxes includes federal, foreign, and state income taxes. Income tax provisions for interim periods are based on estimated effective annual income tax rates.

The income tax provisions for the quarters ended January 1, 2017 and January 3, 2016 represent effective tax rates of 4.4% and 36.0%, respectively. The change in the rate from the prior year quarter is primarily caused by the goodwill impairment charge in the current quarter that is nondeductible for tax purposes.


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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (unaudited) (Continued)
(Amounts in thousands except share and per share data unless otherwise indicated)
12. Income Taxes (Continued)

The income tax provision for the nine months ended January 1, 2017 and January 3, 2016 represent effective tax rates of (8.5)% and 38.4%, respectively. The decrease in the rate from the prior year period is primarily caused by the nondeductible goodwill impairment charge partially offset by a nontaxable acquisition claim settlement gain.

The 4.4% effective tax rate for the quarter ended January 1, 2017 differs from the statutory federal income tax rate of 35% primarily as a result of the nondeductible goodwill impairment charge. The (8.5)% effective tax rate for the nine months ended January 1, 2017 differs from the statutory federal income tax rate of 35% primarily as a result of the nondeductible goodwill impairment charge partially offset by the nontaxable treatment of the acquisition claim settlement gain related to the Bushnell acquisition.

We entered into a Tax Matters Agreement with Orbital ATK that governs the respective rights, responsibilities and obligations of Vista Outdoor and Orbital ATK after the distribution of all of the shares of our common stock on a pro rata basis to the holders of Alliant Techsystems Inc. common stock (the “Spin-Off”) with respect to tax liabilities and benefits, tax attributes, tax contests and other tax sharing regarding U.S. federal, state, local and foreign income taxes, other tax matters and related tax returns. We have joint and several liability with Orbital ATK to the IRS for the consolidated U.S. federal income taxes of the Orbital ATK consolidated group relating to the taxable periods in which we were part of that group. However, the Tax Matters Agreement specifies the portion, if any, of this tax liability for which we bear responsibility, and Orbital ATK agrees to indemnify us against any amounts for which we are not responsible. The Tax Matters Agreement also provides special rules for allocating tax liabilities in the event that the Spin-Off is determined not to be tax-free. Though valid as between the parties, the Tax Matters Agreement is not binding on the IRS.

Prior to the Spin-Off, Orbital ATK or one of its subsidiaries filed income tax returns in the U.S. federal and various U.S. state jurisdictions which included Vista Outdoor. In addition, certain of our subsidiaries filed income tax returns in foreign jurisdictions. After the Spin-Off we are filing income tax returns in the U.S. federal, foreign and various U.S. state jurisdictions. With a few exceptions, Orbital ATK and its subsidiaries and Vista are no longer subject to U.S. federal, state and local, or foreign income tax examinations by tax authorities prior to 2009. The IRS has completed the audits of Orbital ATK through fiscal 2014 and is currently auditing Orbital ATK for fiscal 2015. The IRS is currently auditing our tax return for the period that begins after the Spin-Off (February 9, 2015) and ends on March 31, 2015. We believe appropriate provisions for all outstanding issues relating to our portion of these returns have been made for all remaining open years in all jurisdictions.
Although the timing and outcome of audit settlements are uncertain, it is reasonably possible that a $2,512 reduction of the uncertain tax benefits will occur in the next 12 months. The settlement of these unrecognized tax benefits could result in earnings from $0 to $1,726.
13. Contingencies
Litigation.    From time to time, we are subject to various legal proceedings, including lawsuits, which arise out of, and are incidental to, the conduct of our business. We do not consider any of such proceedings that are currently pending, individually or in the aggregate, to be material to our business or likely to result in a material adverse effect on our operating results, financial condition, or cash flows.
Environmental Liabilities.    Our operations and ownership or use of real property are subject to a number of federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations, as well as applicable foreign laws and regulations, including those governing the discharge of hazardous materials, remediation of contaminated sites, and restoration of damage to the environment. We are obligated to conduct investigation and/or remediation activities at certain sites that we own or operate or formerly owned or operated.
We also have been identified as a potentially responsible party (“PRP”), along with other parties, in a regulatory agency action associated with hazardous waste sites. As a PRP, we may be required to pay a share of the costs of the investigation and clean-up of these sites. While uncertainties exist with respect to the amounts and timing of the ultimate environmental liabilities, based on currently available information, we have concluded that these matters, individually or in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse effect on our operating results, financial condition, or cash flows. We have recorded a liability for environmental remediation of $765 as of January 1, 2017 and March 31, 2016.
We could incur substantial additional costs, including cleanup costs, resource restoration, fines, and penalties or third-party property damage or personal injury claims, as a result of violations or liabilities under environmental laws or non-compliance with environmental permits. While environmental laws and regulations have not had a material adverse effect on

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13. Contingencies (Continued)

our operating results, financial condition, or cash flows in the past, and we have environmental management programs in place to mitigate these risks, it is difficult to predict whether they will have a material impact in the future.
14. Condensed Consolidating Financial Statements

The 5.875% Notes are guaranteed on an unsecured basis, jointly and severally and fully and unconditionally by substantially all of our domestic subsidiaries with the exception of the legal entities operating the Camp Chef business, and by Advanced Arrow S. de R.L. de C.V. and Hydrosport, S. de R.L. de C.V.

The parent company has no independent assets or operations. All of these guarantor subsidiaries are 100% owned by Vista Outdoor. These guarantees are senior or senior subordinated obligations, as applicable, of the applicable subsidiary guarantors. In conjunction with the registration of the 5.875% Notes the consolidating financial information of the guarantor and non-guarantor subsidiaries is presented on the following pages.

The guarantee by any subsidiary guarantor of our obligations in respect of the 5.875% Notes will be released in any of the following circumstances:

if, as a result of the sale of its capital stock, such subsidiary guarantor ceases to be a restricted subsidiary;
if such subsidiary guarantor is designated as an “Unrestricted Subsidiary;”
upon defeasance or satisfaction and discharge of the 5.875% Notes; or
if such subsidiary guarantor has been released from its guarantees of indebtedness under the Credit Agreement and all capital markets debt securities.


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14. Condensed Consolidating Financial Statements (Continued)

VISTA OUTDOOR INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(unaudited)
 
 
Quarter ended January 1, 2017
(Amounts in thousands)
 
Parent Issuer
 
Guarantors
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Sales, net
 
$

 
$
619,140

 
$
69,504

 
$
(35,086
)
 
$
653,558

Cost of sales
 

 
469,600

 
49,804

 
(34,452
)
 
484,952

Gross profit
 

 
149,540

 
19,700

 
(634
)
 
168,606

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research and development
 

 
8,020

 
150

 

 
8,170

Selling, general, and administrative
 

 
80,748

 
15,145

 

 
95,893

Goodwill and intangibles impairment
 

 
449,199

 

 

 
449,199

Income (loss) before interest and income taxes
 

 
(388,427
)
 
4,405

 
(634
)
 
(384,656
)
Equity in income of subsidiaries
 
(371,067
)
 
2,179

 

 
368,888

 

Interest expense, net
 
(10,551
)
 

 

 

 
(10,551
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
 
(381,618
)
 
(386,248
)
 
4,405

 
368,254

 
(395,207
)
Income tax provision (benefit)
 
(3,959
)
 
(15,181
)
 
1,838

 
(246
)
 
(17,548
)
Net income (loss)
 
$
(377,659
)
 
$
(371,067
)
 
$
2,567

 
$
368,500

 
$
(377,659
)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) (from above)
 
$
(377,659
)
 
$
(371,067
)
 
$
2,567

 
$
368,500

 
$
(377,659
)
Total other comprehensive loss
 
(9,749
)
 
(9,749
)
 
(10,711
)
 
20,460

 
(9,749
)
Comprehensive income (loss)
 
$
(387,408
)
 
$
(380,816
)
 
$
(8,144
)
 
$
388,960

 
$
(387,408
)

























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VISTA OUTDOOR INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(unaudited)
 
 
Quarter ended January 3, 2016
(Amounts in thousands)
 
Parent Issuer
 
Guarantors
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Sales, net
 
$

 
$
561,252

 
$
56,594

 
$
(25,289
)
 
$
592,557

Cost of sales
 

 
414,422

 
36,393

 
(25,762
)
 
425,053

Gross profit
 

 
146,830

 
20,201

 
473

 
167,504

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research and development
 

 
3,681

 

 

 
3,681

Selling, general, and administrative
 

 
75,628

 
12,963

 

 
88,591

Income before interest and income taxes
 

 
67,521

 
7,238

 
473

 
75,232

Equity in income of subsidiaries
 
48,017

 
5,653

 

 
(53,670
)
 

Interest expense, net
 
(7,776
)
 

 

 

 
(7,776
)
Income before income taxes
 
40,241

 
73,174

 
7,238

 
(53,197
)
 
67,456

Income tax provision (benefit)
 
(2,918
)
 
25,157

 
1,876

 
182

 
24,297

Net income
 
$
43,159

 
$
48,017

 
$
5,362

 
$
(53,379
)
 
$
43,159

Other comprehensive income, net of tax:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (from above)
 
$
43,159

 
$
48,017

 
$
5,362

 
$
(53,379
)
 
$
43,159

Total other comprehensive income (loss)
 
323

 
323

 
(788
)
 
465

 
323

Comprehensive income
 
$
43,482

 
$
48,340

 
$
4,574

 
$
(52,914
)
 
$
43,482


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14. Condensed Consolidating Financial Statements (Continued)

VISTA OUTDOOR INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(unaudited)
 
 
Nine months ended January 1, 2017
(Amounts in thousands)
 
Parent Issuer
 
Guarantors
 
Non-Guarantors
 
Eliminations
 
Consolidated
Sales, net
 
$

 
$
1,872,948

 
$
184,763

 
$
(89,572
)
 
$
1,968,139

Cost of sales
 

 
1,407,821

 
123,601

 
(88,675
)
 
1,442,747

Gross profit
 

 
465,127

 
61,162

 
(897
)
 
525,392

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Research and development
 

 
23,957

 
194

 

 
24,151

Selling, general, and administrative
 

 
258,027

 
45,033

 

 
303,060

Acquisition claim settlement gain, net
 
(30,027
)
 

 

 

 
(30,027
)
Goodwill and intangibles impairment
 

 
449,199

 

 

 
449,199

Income (loss) before interest and income taxes
 
30,027

 
(266,056
)
 
15,935

 
(897
)
 
(220,991
)
Equity in income of subsidiaries
 
(284,930
)
 
9,433

 

 
275,497

 

Interest expense, net
 
(32,657
)
 

 

 

 
(32,657
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
 
(287,560
)
 
(256,623
)
 
15,935

 
274,600

 
(253,648
)
Income tax provision (benefit)
 
(12,249
)
 
28,307

 
5,936

 
(331
)
 
21,663

Net income (loss)
 
$
(275,311