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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 July 28, 2012

Commission file number 1-14170

NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware 59-2605822
(State of incorporation) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
                                                                                                       
8100 SW Tenth Street, Suite 4000, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324
(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)

 (954) 581-0922
 (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 (ü)  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 (ü)  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 (ü)  Non-accelerated filer (  )  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 (ü)

The number of shares of registrant’s common stock outstanding as of August 30, 2012 was 46,298,555.
 



 
 

 
 
NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP.
QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
INDEX

 
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
   
Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited) Page
   
     Consolidated Balance Sheets as of July 28, 2012 and April 28, 2012 3
   
     Consolidated Statements of Income for the Three Months Ended July 28, 2012 and July 30, 2011 4
   
     Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Three Months Ended July 28, 2012 and July 30, 2011 5
   
     Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity for the Three Months Ended July 28, 2012 and July 30, 2011 6
   
     Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended July 28, 2012 and July 30, 2011 7
   
     Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements 8
   
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
11
   
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 13
   
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 13
   
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
   
Item 1A. Risk Factors 14
   
Item 6. Exhibits 14
   
Signature 15
 
 
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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.   FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except share amounts)

   
July 28,
   
April 28,
 
   
2012
   
2012
 
Assets
           
Current assets:
           
Cash and equivalents
  $ 46,605     $ 35,626  
Trade receivables - net of allowances of $433 ($399 at April 28)
    65,112       61,591  
Inventories
    44,068       40,862  
Deferred income taxes - net
    4,091       3,550  
Prepaid and other assets
    4,266       4,425  
Total current assets
    164,142       146,054  
Property, plant and equipment - net
    55,796       56,729  
Goodwill
    13,145       13,145  
Intangible assets
    1,615       1,615  
Other assets
    5,647       5,445  
    $ 240,345     $ 222,988  
                 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
               
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable
  $ 52,622     $ 54,875  
Accrued liabilities
    20,283       21,279  
Income taxes payable
    6,890       82  
Total current liabilities
    79,795       76,236  
Deferred income taxes - net
    14,054       14,214  
Other liabilities
    11,232       10,902  
Shareholders' equity:
               
Preferred stock, 7% cumulative, $1 par value, aggregate liquidation preference of $15,000 - 1,000,000 shares authorized; 150,000 shares issued
    150       150  
Common stock, $.01 par value - 75,000,000 shares authorized; 50,324,759 shares issued (50,321,559 shares at April 28)
    503       503  
Additional paid-in capital
    30,539       30,425  
Retained earnings
    123,592       109,200  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss
    (1,520 )     (642 )
Treasury stock - at cost:
               
Preferred stock - 150,000 shares
    (5,100 )     (5,100 )
Common stock - 4,032,784 shares
    (12,900 )     (12,900 )
Total shareholders' equity
    135,264       121,636  
    $ 240,345     $ 222,988  
 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
 
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NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
       
      Three Months Ended  
   
July 28,
   
July 30,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
Net sales
  $ 182,849     $ 169,080  
                 
Cost of sales
    124,556       108,006  
                 
Gross profit
    58,293       61,074  
                 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
    36,253       40,358  
                 
Interest expense
    32       23  
                 
Other expense - net
    36       23  
                 
Income before income taxes
    21,972       20,670  
                 
Provision for income taxes
    7,580       7,235  
                 
Net income
  $ 14,392     $ 13,435  
                 
Net income per share:
               
   Basic
  $ .31     $ .29  
   Diluted
  $ .31     $ .29  
                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
               
   Basic
    46,291       46,241  
   Diluted
    46,468       46,403  
 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
 
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NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)


    Three Months Ended  
   
July 28,
   
July 30,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
Net income
  $ 14,392     $ 13,435  
                 
Cash flow hedges, net of tax
    (878 )     (1,105 )
                 
Comprehensive income
  $ 13,514     $ 12,330  
 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
 
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NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
 
    Three Months Ended  
   
July 28,
   
July 30,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
Number of Common Shares Issued
           
Beginning of period
    50,322       50,262  
Stock options exercised
    3       41  
End of period
    50,325       50,303  
                 
Preferred Stock
               
Beginning and end of period
  $ 150     $ 150  
                 
Common Stock
               
Beginning and end of period
    503       503  
                 
Additional Paid-In Capital
               
Beginning of period
    30,425       29,725  
Stock options exercised
    24       58  
Stock-based compensation
    86       106  
Stock-based tax benefits
    4       113  
End of period
    30,539       30,002  
                 
Retained Earnings
               
Beginning of period
    109,200       65,207  
Net income
    14,392       13,435  
End of period
    123,592       78,642  
                 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) Income
               
Beginning of period
    (642 )     2,751  
Cash flow hedges, net of tax
    (878 )     (1,105 )
End of period
    (1,520 )     1,646  
                 
Treasury Stock - Preferred
               
Beginning and end of period
    (5,100 )     (5,100 )
                 
Treasury Stock - Common
               
Beginning and end of period
    (12,900 )     (12,900 )
                 
Total Shareholders' Equity
  $ 135,264     $ 92,943  
 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
 
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NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)
 
    Three Months Ended  
   
July 28,
   
July 30,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
Operating Activities:
           
Net income
  $ 14,392     $ 13,435  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
   provided by operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
    2,953       2,725  
Deferred income tax benefit
    (163 )     (134 )
Loss (gain) on disposal of property, net
    3       (2 )
Stock-based compensation
    86       106  
Changes in assets and liabilities:
               
Trade receivables
    (3,521 )     (1,464 )
Inventories
    (3,206 )     (6,383 )
Prepaid and other assets
    (825 )     (618 )
Accounts payable
    (2,253 )     3,052  
Accrued and other liabilities
    4,873       4,057  
Net cash provided by operating activities
    12,339       14,774  
                 
Investing Activities:
               
Additions to property, plant and equipment
    (1,397 )     (1,805 )
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment
    9       11  
Net cash used in investing activities
    (1,388 )     (1,794 )
                 
Financing Activities:
               
Proceeds from stock options exercised
    24       58  
Stock-based tax benefits
    4       113  
Net cash provided by financing activities
    28       171  
                 
Net Increase in Cash and Equivalents
    10,979       13,151  
                 
Cash and Equivalents - Beginning of Year
    35,626       7,372  
                 
Cash and Equivalents - End of Period
  $ 46,605     $ 20,523  
                 
Other Cash Flow Information:
               
Interest paid
  $ 32     $ 19  
Income taxes paid
  $ 487     $ 474  
 
See accompanying Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
 
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NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (UNAUDITED)

1.  SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation
National Beverage Corp. develops, manufactures, markets and sells a diverse portfolio of multi-flavored soft drinks, juice drinks, water and specialty beverages primarily in North America.  Incorporated in Delaware in 1985, National Beverage Corp. is a holding company for various operating subsidiaries.  When used in this report, the terms “we,”  “us,” “our,” “Company” and “National Beverage” mean National Beverage Corp. and its subsidiaries.

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of National Beverage Corp. and all subsidiaries.  All significant intercompany transactions and accounts have been eliminated.

The consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission for interim financial reporting.  Accordingly, they do not include all information and notes presented in the annual consolidated financial statements.  The consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the annual consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 28, 2012. The accounting policies used in these interim consolidated financial statements are consistent with those used in the annual consolidated financial statements.

The preparation of financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.  In our opinion, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.  Results for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of results which might be expected for the entire fiscal year.

Presentation of Comprehensive Income
In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) amended its guidance on the presentation of comprehensive income in financial statements to improve the comparability, consistency and transparency of financial reporting and to increase the prominence of items that are recorded in other comprehensive income. The new guidance requires entities to report components of comprehensive income in either a continuous statement of comprehensive income or two separate but consecutive statements. The Company elected to report components of comprehensive income in two separate but consecutive statements. The new guidance was effective for the fiscal quarter ended July 28, 2012 and was applied retrospectively. The Company’s adoption of the new guidance resulted in a change in the presentation of the Company’s consolidated financial statements but did not have any impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or liquidity.

Derivative Financial Instruments
We use derivative financial instruments to partially mitigate our exposure to changes in raw material costs.  All derivative financial instruments are recorded at fair value in our Consolidated Balance Sheets.  The estimated fair value of derivative financial instruments is calculated based on market rates to settle the instruments.  We do not use derivative financial instruments for trading or speculative purposes.  Credit risk related to derivative financial instruments is managed by requiring high credit standards for counterparties and frequent cash settlements.  See Note 6.

 
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2.  INVENTORIES

Inventories are stated at the lower of first-in, first-out cost or market.  Inventories at July 28, 2012 are comprised of finished goods of $25.7 million and raw materials of $18.3 million.  Inventories at April 28, 2012 are comprised of finished goods of $24.4 million and raw materials of $16.5 million.

3.  PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

Property consists of the following:
   
(In thousands)
 
   
July 28,
2012
   
April 28,
2012
 
Land
  $ 9,779     $ 9,779  
Buildings and improvements
    48,386       48,363  
Machinery and equipment
    137,196       136,019  
Total
    195,361       194,161  
Less accumulated depreciation
    (139,565 )     (137,432 )
Property – net
  $ 55,796     $ 56,729  

Depreciation expense was $2.3 million and $2.2 million for the three-month periods ended July 28, 2012 and July 30, 2011, respectively.

4.  DEBT

At July 28, 2012, a subsidiary of the Company maintained unsecured revolving credit facilities with banks aggregating $75 million (the “Credit Facilities”).  The Credit Facilities expire through July 8, 2013 and, currently, any borrowings would bear interest at .3% to .9% above LIBOR or, at our election, .5% below the banks’ reference rate.  At July 28, 2012, $2.4 million of the Credit Facilities was used for standby letters of credit and $72.6 million was available for borrowings.

The Credit Facilities require the subsidiary to maintain certain financial ratios, principally debt to net worth and debt to EBITDA (as defined in the loan agreements), and contain other restrictions, none of which are expected to have a material effect on our operations or financial position.   At July 28, 2012, we were in compliance with all loan covenants and approximately $1.2 million of retained earnings was restricted from distribution.

5.  STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

During the three months ended July 28, 2012, options to purchase 2,000 shares of common stock were granted (weighted average exercise price of $8.39 per share) and options to purchase 3,200 shares were exercised (weighted average exercise price of $7.49 per share).  At July 28, 2012, options to purchase 511,420 shares (weighted average exercise price of $7.24 per share) were outstanding and stock-based awards to purchase 2,978,864 shares of common stock were available for grant.

 
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6.  DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

We have entered into various aluminum swap contracts to partially mitigate our exposure to changes in the cost of aluminum cans through April 2013.  The financial instruments were designated and accounted for as a cash flow hedge.  Accordingly, gains or losses attributable to the effective portion of the cash flow hedge are reported in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (“AOCI”) and reclassified into earnings through cost of sales in the period in which the hedged transaction affects earnings.  The ineffective portion of the change in fair value of our cash flow hedge was immaterial.  The following summarizes the gains (losses) recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Income and AOCI relative to cash flow hedges for the three months ended July 28, 2012 and July 30, 2011:

   
(In thousands)
 
   
2012
 
2011
 
Recognized in AOCI:
         
   Loss before income taxes
  $ (2,318 )   $ (588 )
   Less income tax benefit
    (881 )     (219 )
   Net
  $ (1,437 )   $ (369 )
Reclassified from AOCI to cost of sales:
               
   Gain (loss) before income taxes
  $ (902 )   $ 1,143  
   Less income tax provision (benefit)
     (343 )      407  
   Net
  $ (559 )   $ 736  
Net change to AOCI
  $ (878 )   $ (1,105 )

As of July 28, 2012, the notional amount of our outstanding aluminum swap contracts was $18.9 million and, assuming no change in the commodity prices, $1.9 million of unrealized net loss (before tax) will be reclassified from AOCI and recognized in earnings over the next twelve months.  See Note 1.

As of July 28, 2012 and April 28, 2012, the fair value of the derivative liability was $1.9 million and $503,000, respectively, which was included in Accrued liabilities.  Such valuation does not entail a significant amount of judgment and the inputs that are significant to the fair value measurement are Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy as they are observable market based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data.

7.  COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

As of July 28, 2012, the Company guaranteed the residual value of certain leased equipment in the amount of $6.7 million.  On August 1, 2012, the lease term was extended for 12 months to August 1, 2013.  If the proceeds from the sale of such equipment are less than the balance required by the lease when the lease terminates, the Company shall be required to pay the difference up to such guaranteed amount.  The Company expects to have no loss on such guarantee.

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

OVERVIEW

National Beverage Corp. is a holding company for various subsidiaries that develop, manufacture, market and sell a diverse portfolio of beverage products.  In this report, the terms “we”, “us”, “our”, “Company” and “National Beverage” mean National Beverage Corp. and its subsidiaries.

Our brands include soft drinks, energy drinks and shots, juices, teas, still and sparkling waters and nutritionally enhanced beverages, and span both carbonated and non-carbonated offerings.  In addition, we produce soft drinks for certain retailers (“Allied Brands”) who also promote certain of our brands (“Strategic Alliances”).  We employ a philosophy that demands vertical integration wherever possible and our vertically integrated manufacturing model unites the procurement of raw materials, production of concentrates and manufacturing of finished products in our twelve manufacturing facilities.  To service a diverse customer base that includes numerous national retailers as well as hundreds of smaller “up-and-down-the-street” accounts, we developed a hybrid distribution system which promotes and utilizes customers’ warehouse distribution facilities and our own direct-store delivery fleet plus the direct-store delivery systems of independent distributors.

We consider ourselves to be a leader in the development and sale of flavored beverage products.  Our soft drink flavor development spans over 100 years originating with our flagship brands, Shasta® and Faygo®, and includes our Ritz® and Big Shot® brands.  For the health-conscious consumer, we offer a diverse line of flavored beverage products, including Everfresh®, Home Juice® and Mr. Pure® 100% juice and juice-based products; LaCroix®, Crystal Bay® and Clear Fruit® flavored, sparkling and spring water products; and Àsanté® nutritionally-enhanced beverages.  In addition, we produce and market Rip It® energy drinks and shots, Ohana® fruit-flavored non-carbonated drinks, Sundance® teas and lemonades and St. Nick’s® holiday soft drinks.  We refer to our portfolio of brands other than soft drinks as our “Power+ Brands”.

Our strategy emphasizes the growth of our products by (i) offering a beverage portfolio of proprietary flavors with distinctive packaging and broad demographic appeal, (ii) supporting the franchise value of regional brands, (iii) appealing to the “quality-value” expectations of the family consumer and (iv) responding to demographic trends by developing innovative products tailored toward healthy lifestyles or designed to expand distribution in higher-margin channels.

The majority of our sales are seasonal with the highest volume typically realized during the summer months.  As a result, our operating results from one fiscal quarter to the next may not be comparable.  Additionally, our operating results are affected by numerous factors, including fluctuations in the costs of raw materials, changes in consumer preference for beverage products, competitive pricing in the marketplace and weather conditions.

 
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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Three Months Ended July 28, 2012 (first quarter of fiscal 2013) compared to
Three Months Ended July 30, 2011 (first quarter of fiscal 2012)

Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 increased 8.1% to $182.8 million as compared to $169.1 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.  The sales improvement is due to case volume growth of 12.3% for our Power+ Brands and 10.2% for carbonated soft drinks.  This sales improvement was partially offset by a 2.4% decline in unit pricing primarily due to product mix changes.
 
Gross profit approximated 31.9% of net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to 36.1% of net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.  The gross profit decline is due to higher raw material costs and product mix changes.  Cost of sales increased 4.1% on a per unit basis.

Selling, general & administrative expenses were $36.3 million or 19.8% of net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to $40.4 million or 23.9% of net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.  The decrease in expenses was due to lower marketing and administration expenses.

Other expense includes interest income of $14,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and $10,000 for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.

The Company’s effective income tax rate, based upon estimated annual income tax rates, was 34.5% for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 and 35.0% for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.  The difference between the effective rate and the federal statutory rate of 35% was primarily due to the effect of state income taxes and the manufacturing deduction.

LIQUIDITY AND FINANCIAL CONDITION

Liquidity and Capital Resources
Our principal source of funds is cash generated from operations, which may be supplemented by borrowings available under our credit facilities.  We maintain $75 million unsecured revolving credit facilities of which $2.4 million was used for standby letters of credit at July 28, 2012.  We believe that existing capital resources will be sufficient to meet our liquidity and capital requirements for the foreseeable future.

Cash Flows
The Company’s cash position for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 increased $11.0 million from April 28, 2012, which compares to an increase of $13.2 million for the similar 2012 fiscal period.

Net cash provided by operating activities for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 amounted to $12.3 million compared to $14.8 million for the similar 2012 fiscal period.  For the first quarter of fiscal 2013, cash flow was principally generated by net income of $14.4 million and depreciation and amortization aggregating $3.0 million, offset in part by an increase in receivables and inventories.

Net cash used in investing activities for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, principally capital expenditures, amounted to $1.4 million compared to $1.8 million for the similar 2012 fiscal period.

 
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Financial Position
During the first quarter of fiscal 2013, working capital increased $14.5 million to $84.3 million due to cash generated from operations.  Trade receivables increased $3.5 million, which represents a reduction in days sales outstanding from approximately 33.9 days at year-end to 32.4 days, and inventories increased $3.2 million, which represents an increase in inventory turns from 11.0 at year-end to 11.3 times.  These increases are primarily due to higher demand related to seasonal requirements. The current ratio was 2.1 to 1 at July 28, 2012 and 1.9 to 1 at April 28, 2012.

ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

There have been no material changes in market risks from those reported in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 28, 2012.

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

As of the end of the period covered by this report, we carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of the Company’s management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our “disclosure controls and procedures” (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Exchange Act).  Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure information required to be disclosed by us in reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act is (1) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and (2) accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during our most recent fiscal quarter that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Form 10-Q”) constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such factors include, but are not limited to, the following:  general economic and business conditions, pricing of competitive products, success in acquiring other beverage businesses, success of new product and flavor introductions, fluctuations in the costs of raw materials, our ability to increase selling prices, continued retailer support for our products, changes in consumer preferences, success of implementing business strategies, changes in business strategy or development plans, government regulations, regional weather conditions and other factors referenced in this Form 10-Q.  For a further list and description of various risks, relevant factors and uncertainties that could cause future results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements, see the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 28, 2012 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  We disclaim an obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments.

 
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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

There have been no material changes in risk factors from those reported in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended April 28, 2012.

ITEM 6.  EXHIBITS

Exhibit No.                                                                Description

 
31.1
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 
31.2
Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 
 32.1
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 
 32.2
Certification of Principal Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 
 101
The following financial information from National Beverage Corp. Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended July 28, 2012, formatted in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language): (i) Consolidated Balance Sheets; (ii) Consolidated Statements of Income; (iii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income; (iv) Consolidated Statements of Shareholders’ Equity; (v) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows; and (vi) the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
 
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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

Date:  September 6, 2012
 
   National Beverage Corp.  
  (Registrant)  
       
 
By:
/s/ Dean A. McCoy  
    Dean A. McCoy  
   
Senior Vice President and
 
    Chief Accounting Officer  
 
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