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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM 10-Q
 
  
Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2012
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 0-22512
 
 
WEST MARINE, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
 
Delaware
77-0355502
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
500 Westridge Drive
Watsonville, CA 95076-4100
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (831) 728-2700
 
 
Indicate by a 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  Q    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  Q    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 (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). (Check one): 
Large accelerated filer
o
 
Accelerated filer
Q
 
 
 
 
 
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  Q
At July 23, 2012, the number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s common stock was 23,348,784.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
Page No.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
Item 5.
 
 
 
Item 6.

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1 – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

WEST MARINE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
JUNE 30, 2012, DECEMBER 31, 2011 AND JULY 2, 2011
(Unaudited and in thousands, except share data)
 
 
June 30,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
 
July 2,
2011
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
37,086

 
$
43,966

 
$
11,958

Trade receivables, net
9,156

 
5,771

 
8,428

Merchandise inventories
248,926

 
193,375

 
242,049

Deferred income taxes
4,567

 
7,118

 
7,204

Other current assets
21,225

 
13,792

 
21,091

Total current assets
320,960

 
264,022

 
290,730

Property and equipment, net
62,759

 
60,746

 
59,093

Long-term deferred taxes
7,481

 
7,800

 
10,314

Other assets
2,988

 
3,089

 
3,386

TOTAL ASSETS
$
394,188

 
$
335,657

 
$
363,523

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
53,168

 
$
25,085

 
$
43,351

Accrued expenses and other
51,728

 
41,007

 
50,288

Total current liabilities
104,896

 
66,092

 
93,639

Deferred rent and other
14,170

 
13,922

 
13,905

Total liabilities
119,066

 
80,014

 
107,544

Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
 
 
 
Preferred stock, $.001 par value: 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares outstanding

 

 

Common stock, $.001 par value: 50,000,000 shares authorized; 23,371,203 shares issued and 23,340,313 shares outstanding at June 30, 2012; 23,022,654 shares issued and 22,991,764 shares outstanding at December 31, 2011; and 22,780,249 shares issued and 22,749,359 shares outstanding at July 2, 2011
23

 
23

 
23

Treasury stock
(385
)
 
(385
)
 
(385
)
Additional paid-in capital
189,224

 
186,089

 
183,853

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(752
)
 
(727
)
 
(892
)
Retained earnings
87,012

 
70,643

 
73,380

Total stockholders’ equity
275,122

 
255,643

 
255,979

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
$
394,188

 
$
335,657

 
$
363,523

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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WEST MARINE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
FOR THE 13 WEEKS AND 26 WEEKS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND JULY 2, 2011
(Unaudited and in thousands, except per share data)
 
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
June 30, 2012
 
July 2, 2011
 
June 30, 2012
 
July 2, 2011
Net revenues
$
243,572

 
$
235,963

 
$
365,040

 
$
349,780

Cost of goods sold
157,719

 
151,117

 
249,687

 
240,253

Gross profit
85,853

 
84,846

 
115,353

 
109,527

Selling, general and administrative expense
47,415

 
44,592

 
87,318

 
81,463

Restructuring costs (recoveries)
150

 
(20
)
 
155

 
(97
)
Impairment of long-lived assets

 
28

 

 
28

Income from operations
38,288

 
40,246

 
27,880

 
28,133

Interest expense
224

 
273

 
444

 
440

Income before income taxes
38,064

 
39,973

 
27,436

 
27,693

Provision (benefit) for income taxes
15,448

 
(4,770
)
 
11,067

 
(4,705
)
Net income
$
22,616

 
$
44,743

 
$
16,369

 
$
32,398

Net income per common and common equivalent share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.97

 
$
1.97

 
$
0.71

 
$
1.43

Diluted
$
0.95

 
$
1.92

 
$
0.69

 
$
1.39

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
23,249

 
22,711

 
23,131

 
22,675

Diluted
23,720

 
23,258

 
23,652

 
23,250

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


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WEST MARINE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
FOR THE 13 WEEKS AND 26 WEEKS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND JULY 2, 2011
(Unaudited and in thousands)
 
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
June 30, 2012
 
July 2, 2011
 
June 30, 2012
 
July 2, 2011
Net income
$
22,616

 
$
44,743

 
$
16,369

 
$
32,398

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation adjustments
53

 
3

 
(25
)
 
(143
)
Other comprehensive income (loss)
53

 
3

 
(25
)
 
(143
)
Total comprehensive income
$
22,669

 
$
44,746

 
$
16,344

 
$
32,255

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.



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WEST MARINE, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE 26 WEEKS ENDED JUNE 30, 2012 AND JULY 2, 2011
(Unaudited and in thousands)
 
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
June 30,
2012
 
July 2,
2011
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Net income
$
16,369

 
$
32,398

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash used in operating activities:
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
7,673

 
7,026

Impairment of long-lived assets

 
28

Share-based compensation
1,586

 
1,171

Tax benefit (deficiency) from equity issuance
(464
)
 
103

Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation
(326
)
 
(103
)
Deferred income taxes
2,899

 
(16,107
)
Provision for doubtful accounts
122

 
78

Lower of cost or market inventory adjustments
999

 
1,749

Loss (gain) on asset disposals
99

 
(23
)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
 
 
 
Trade receivables
(3,507
)
 
(2,901
)
Merchandise inventories
(56,550
)
 
(42,210
)
Other current assets
(7,432
)
 
(4,352
)
Other assets
(66
)
 
(224
)
Accounts payable
26,788

 
15,069

Accrued expenses and other
11,129

 
7,353

Deferred items and other non-current liabilities
219

 
704

Net cash used in operating activities
(462
)
 
(241
)
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment
48

 
34

Purchases of property and equipment
(8,806
)
 
(10,633
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(8,758
)
 
(10,599
)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 
 
 
Borrowings on line of credit
3,925

 
27,639

Repayments on line of credit
(3,925
)
 
(27,639
)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
1,673

 
362

Proceeds from sale of common stock pursuant to Associates Stock Buying Plan
340

 
326

Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation
326

 
103

Net cash provided by financing activities
2,339

 
791

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
1

 
(12
)
NET DECREASE IN CASH
(6,880
)
 
(10,061
)
CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD
43,966

 
22,019

CASH AT END OF PERIOD
$
37,086

 
$
11,958

Other cash flow information:
 
 
 
Cash paid for interest
$
345

 
$
339

Cash paid (refunded) for income taxes
372

 
(580
)
Non-cash investing activities
 
 
 
Property and equipment additions in accounts payable
463

 
344


See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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WEST MARINE, INC.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Thirteen and Twenty-six Weeks Ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011
(Unaudited)

NOTE 1: BASIS OF PRESENTATION
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared from the records of West Marine, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information, the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring items) necessary to fairly present the financial position at June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, and the interim results of operations for the 13-week and 26-week periods then ended and cash flows for the 26-week periods then ended, have been included.
The condensed consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2011 presented herein has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company for the year then ended that was included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 (the “2011 Form 10-K”). These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements, including the notes thereto, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 that were included in the 2011 Form 10-K.
Accounting policies followed by the Company are described in Note 1 in the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011. Certain information and disclosures normally included in the notes to annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been omitted for purposes of the condensed consolidated interim financial statements presented herein. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The results of operations for the 13-week and 26-week periods ended June 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for any other interim period or for the fiscal year ending December 29, 2012. Historically, the Company's revenues and net income are higher in the second and third quarters and decrease in the first and fourth quarters of the fiscal year. The increase in revenues and earnings, principally during the period from April through August, is representative of the peak months for boat buying, usage and maintenance in most of the Company's retail markets.
The Company's fiscal year consists of 52 weeks, ending on the Saturday closest to December 31. The 2012 fiscal year and 2011 fiscal year consist of the 52 weeks ending on December 29, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. All quarters of both fiscal years 2012 and 2011 consist of 13 weeks. All references to years relate to fiscal years rather than calendar years.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Fair value is the exchange price that would be received for an asset or that would be paid to transfer a liability in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The fair value hierarchy prescribed under GAAP contains three levels, which prioritizes the inputs used in the valuation methodologies in measuring fair value:
Level 1 - Observable inputs that reflect quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
Level 2 - Include other inputs that are directly or indirectly observable in the marketplace.
Level 3 - Unobservable inputs which are supported by little or no market activity.
The fair value hierarchy also requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. As of December 31, 2011, the entire $44.0 million of the Company's cash consisted of cash on hand and bank deposits and is classified within Level 1 because they are valued using quoted market prices. As of June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, the entire $37.1 million and $12.0 million, respectively, of the Company's cash consisted of cash on hand and bank deposits and is classified within Level 1 because they are valued using quoted market prices.
NOTE 2: INCOME TAXES
The Company calculates its interim income tax provision by estimating the annual effective tax rate and applying that rate

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to its year-to-date ordinary earnings. The tax expense or benefit related to significant, unusual or extraordinary items that will be separately reported or reported net of their related tax effect are individually computed and recognized in the interim period in which those items occur. In addition, the effect of changes in tax laws, rates or status is recognized in the interim period in which the change occurs. The Company evaluates its effective income tax rate on a quarterly basis and updates its estimate of the full-year effective income tax rate as necessary.
The Company's effective income tax rate for the 13-week period ended June 30, 2012 was 40.6%, which resulted in a provision of $15.4 million, while the effective tax rate for the 13-week period ended July 2, 2011 was (11.9)%, which resulted in a benefit of $4.8 million. The Company's effective income tax rate for the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012 was 40.3%, which resulted in a provision of $11.1 million, while the effective tax rate for the 26-week period ended July 2, 2011 was (17.0)%, which resulted in a benefit of $4.7 million. During the second fiscal quarter of 2011, the Company determined that it was more likely than not that it would have sufficient future taxable income to utilize the majority of its deferred tax assets and, as a result, released approximately $15.7 million of the valuation allowance against these assets. The Company has returned to a more normalized effective tax rate this year. The Company continues to maintain a valuation allowance in the amount of $1.7 million against its South Carolina state tax credits until sufficient positive evidence exists to support the reversal of this valuation allowance.
NOTE 3: SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION
The Company recognized share-based compensation expense of $0.9 million for the 13-week period ended June 30, 2012 and $0.6 million for the 13-week period ended July 2, 2011, the majority of which was recorded as selling, general and administrative expense. The Company recognized share-based compensation expense of $1.6 million for the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012 and $1.2 million for the 26-week period ended July 2, 2011, the majority of which was recorded as selling, general and administrative expense. The tax deficiency associated with share-based compensation expense for the 13-week and 26-week periods ended June 30, 2012 were $(0.6) million and $(0.5) million, respectively. The tax benefit associated with share-based compensation expense for the 13-week and 26-week periods ended July 2, 2011 were $0.1 million and $0.1 million, respectively.
NOTE 4: SEGMENT INFORMATION
The Company has three reportable segments—Stores, Port Supply (wholesale) and Direct-to-Customer (which we formerly referred to as Direct Sales)—all of which sell merchandise directly to customers. The Stores segment sells products through the Company's store locations. The Port Supply segment sells products directly to wholesale customers through our wholesale website and our call center. The Direct-to-Customer segment sells products through our retail eCommerce website, direct mail catalogs and our call center. The customer base overlaps between the Company’s Stores and Port Supply segments, and between its Stores and Direct-to-Customer segments. All processes for the three segments within the supply chain are commingled, including purchases from vendors, distribution center activity and customer delivery. Revenues from external customers are derived from merchandise sales, and the Company does not rely on any major customers as a source of revenue.
The Company considers its individual stores to be operating segments. Each store's operating performance has been aggregated into one reportable segment. The Company's individual store operating segments are aggregated for financial reporting purposes because they are similar in each of the following areas: economic characteristics; class of consumer; nature of products; and distribution methods. The Company believes that disaggregating its operating segments would not provide meaningful additional information.
In addition to the Company’s 10 stores located in Canada and five franchised stores located in Turkey, revenues are attributed to geographic locations based on the location to which the Company ships its products. Through the Direct-to-Customer segment, the Company promotes and sells products internationally through both its website and call center. The Company operates primarily in the United States with foreign revenues representing less than 5% of total net revenues during each of the 13-week and 26-week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, and foreign long-lived assets totaled less than 2% of long-lived assets at each of these dates.
Segment assets are those directly allocated to an operating segment’s operations. For the Stores segment, assets primarily consist of leasehold improvements, computer assets, fixtures, land and buildings. For the Port Supply and Direct-to-Customer segments, assets primarily consist of information technology assets. Unallocated assets include merchandise inventory, shared technology infrastructure, distribution centers, corporate headquarters, prepaid expenses, deferred taxes and other assets. Capital expenditures and depreciation expense for each segment are allocated to the assets assigned to the segment. Contribution is defined as net revenues less product costs and direct expenses.
Following is financial information related to the Company’s business segments (in thousands):
 

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13 Weeks Ended
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
June 30, 2012
 
July 2, 2011
 
June 30, 2012
 
July 2, 2011
Net revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stores
$
222,881

 
$
214,842

 
$
330,975

 
$
315,000

Port Supply
8,061

 
8,438

 
14,324

 
14,933

Direct-to-Customer
12,630

 
12,683

 
19,741

 
19,847

Consolidated net revenues
$
243,572

 
$
235,963

 
$
365,040

 
$
349,780

Contribution:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stores
$
52,030

 
$
53,015

 
$
56,413

 
$
53,534

Port Supply
(435
)
 
(241
)
 
(1,422
)
 
(1,122
)
Direct-to-Customer
2,413

 
2,568

 
3,764

 
3,585

Consolidated contribution
$
54,008

 
$
55,342

 
$
58,755

 
$
55,997

Reconciliation of consolidated contribution to net income:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidated contribution
$
54,008

 
$
55,342

 
$
58,755

 
$
55,997

Less:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indirect costs of goods sold not included in consolidated contribution
(6,903
)
 
(6,974
)
 
(12,931
)
 
(12,467
)
General and administrative expense
(8,817
)
 
(8,122
)
 
(17,944
)
 
(15,397
)
Interest expense
(224
)
 
(273
)
 
(444
)
 
(440
)
Benefit (provision) for income taxes
(15,448
)
 
4,770

 
(11,067
)
 
4,705

Net income
$
22,616

 
$
44,743

 
$
16,369

 
$
32,398

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


13 Weeks Ended
 
26 Weeks Ended

June 30, 2012

 
July 2, 2011

 
June 30, 2012

 
July 2, 2011

Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stores
 
 
 
 
$
35,539

 
$
30,419

Port Supply
 
 
 
 
8,736

 
7,784

Direct-to-Customer
 
 
 
 
578

 
445

Unallocated
 
 
 
 
349,335

 
324,875

Total assets
 
 
 
 
$
394,188

 
$
363,523

Capital expenditures:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stores
$
4,642

 
$
4,156

 
$
7,707

 
$
8,161

Port Supply

 

 

 

Direct-to-Customer
303

 
27

 
610

 
27

Unallocated
460

 
1,188

 
489

 
2,445

Total capital expenditures
$
5,405

 
$
5,371

 
$
8,806

 
$
10,633

Depreciation and amortization:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stores
$
2,604

 
$
2,269

 
$
5,051

 
$
4,584

Port Supply
3

 
9

 
6

 
21

Direct-to-Customer
1

 
34

 
4

 
68

Unallocated
1,305

 
1,207

 
2,612

 
2,353

Total depreciation and amortization
$
3,913

 
$
3,519

 
$
7,673

 
$
7,026


NOTE 5: COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
Comprehensive income (loss) consists of net income (loss) and other comprehensive income (loss). Other comprehensive income (loss) includes income, expenses, gains and losses that bypass the income statement and are reported directly as a

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separate component of equity. The Company’s comprehensive income consists of net income and foreign currency translation adjustments for all periods presented, and did not differ significantly from the reported net income.

NOTE 6: CONTINGENCIES
The Company is party to various legal and administrative proceedings, claims and litigation and regulatory compliance audits arising from normal business activities. Additionally, many of these proceedings and audits raise complex factual and legal issues and are subject to uncertainties. The Company cannot predict with assurance the outcome of these matters. Accordingly, material adverse developments, settlements, or resolutions may occur and negatively impact results in the quarter in which such developments, settlements, or resolutions are reached.
Based on the facts currently available, the Company does not believe that the disposition of matters that are pending or asserted, individually or in the aggregate, will have a material adverse effect on future financial results. However, an adverse judgment by a court, administrative or regulatory agency, arbitrator or a settlement could adversely impact the Company’s results of operations in any given period.
For legal proceedings where the Company has determined that a loss is probable, there is no material difference between the amount accrued and the reasonably possible amount of loss. For legal proceedings where a loss is reasonably possible, the range of estimated loss is not material.

NOTE 7: RESTRUCTURING COSTS
Restructuring charges include severance costs, lease termination fees, legal and professional fees paid for lease termination negotiations, and other costs associated with the closure of facilities that are part of formal restructuring plans. Severance benefits are detailed in approved severance plans, which are specific as to number, position, location and timing. In addition, severance benefits are communicated in specific detail to affected employees and are unlikely to change when costs are recorded. Costs are recognized over the period services are rendered, otherwise they are recognized when they are communicated to the employees. These costs are not material to any reportable segment. Other associated costs, such as legal and professional fees, are expensed as incurred. Accrued liabilities related to costs associated with restructuring activities outstanding as of June 30, 2012 were $1.0 million. Costs and obligations (included in “Accrued liabilities” in the Company's condensed consolidated balance sheets) recorded by the Company in 2012, 2011 and 2010 in conjunction with the store closures and other restructuring costs are as follows (in thousands):


 
Termination
Benefits
and Other
Costs
 
Store Lease
Termination
Costs
 
Total
Beginning balance, January 2, 2010
$
590

 
$
3,936

 
$
4,526

Reduction in charges
(45
)
 
(216
)
 
(261
)
Payments
(252
)
 
(1,771
)
 
(2,023
)
Ending balance, January 1, 2011
$
293

 
$
1,949

 
$
2,242

Charges (reduction in charges)
19

 
(69
)
 
(50
)
Payments
(152
)
 
(976
)
 
(1,128
)
Ending balance, December 31, 2011
$
160

 
$
904

 
$
1,064

Charges
8

 
147

 
155

Payments
(10
)
 
(202
)
 
(212
)
Ending balance, June 30, 2012
$
158

 
$
849

 
$
1,007


NOTE 8: NET INCOME PER SHARE
Basic net income per share is computed by dividing net income available to common stock holders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted net income per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if unvested restricted shares vest and outstanding options to purchase common stock were exercised. Options to purchase approximately 0.4 million and 1.8 million shares of common stock that were outstanding for the quarters ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, respectively, have been excluded from the calculation of diluted income per share because inclusion of such shares would be anti-dilutive. Options to purchase approximately 0.4 million and 1.8 million shares of common stock that were outstanding for the first 26 weeks ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, respectively, have been excluded from the calculation of diluted income per share because inclusion of such shares would be anti-dilutive.

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The following is a reconciliation of the Company’s basic and diluted net income per share computations (shares in thousands):
 
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
June 30, 2012
 
July 2, 2011
 
Shares
 
Net Income
Per  Share
 
Shares
 
Net Income
Per  Share
Basic
23,249

 
$
0.97

 
22,711

 
$
1.97

Effect of dilutive stock options
471

 
(0.02
)
 
547

 
(0.05
)
Diluted
23,720

 
$
0.95

 
23,258

 
$
1.92

 
26 Weeks Ended
 
June 30, 2012
 
July 2, 2011
 
Shares
 
Net Income
Per  Share
 
Shares
 
Net Income
Per  Share
Basic
23,131

 
$
0.71

 
22,675

 
$
1.43

Effect of dilutive stock options
521

 
(0.02
)
 
575

 
(0.04
)
Dilutive
23,652

 
$
0.69

 
23,250

 
$
1.39




REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of
West Marine, Inc.
Watsonville, California

We have reviewed the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets of West Marine, Inc. and subsidiaries as of June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, and the related condensed consolidated statements of income and comprehensive income (loss) for the 13-week periods ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011 and the condensed consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income (loss) and cash flows for the 26-week periods then ended. These interim financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management.
We conducted our reviews in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). A review of interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical procedures and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the objective of which is the expression of an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.
Based on our reviews, we are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements for them to be in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

We have previously audited, in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the consolidated balance sheet of West Marine, Inc. and subsidiaries as of December 31, 2011, and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders' equity and comprehensive income (loss), and cash flows for the year then ended (not presented herein); and in our report dated March 7, 2012, we expressed an unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements. In our opinion, the information set forth in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2011, is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the consolidated balance sheet from which it has been derived.

/s/ GRANT THORNTON LLP

San Francisco, California

July 31, 2012

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

The following discussion and analysis is based upon our financial statements as of the dates and for the periods presented in this section. You should read this discussion and analysis in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto found in Item 1 of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 (the “2011 Form 10-K”). All references to the second quarter and the first six months of 2012 mean the 13-week and 26-week periods ended June 30, 2012, and all references to the second quarter and the first six months of 2011 mean the 13-week and 26-week periods ended July 2, 2011. Unless the context otherwise requires, “West Marine,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to West Marine, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Overview
West Marine is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories. We have three reportable segments — Stores, Port Supply (wholesale) and Direct-to-Customer (eCommerce, catalog and call center transactions) — all of which sell merchandise directly to customers. At the end of the second quarter of 2012, we offered our products through 307 company-operated stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and five franchised stores located in Turkey, on our eCommerce website, and through our catalogs and call center. We also are engaged in the wholesale distribution of boating products to commercial customers. Our principal executive offices are located at 500 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, California 95076-4100, and our telephone number is (831) 728-2700.
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
Our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial information pursuant to Regulation S-X. Preparing financial statements requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses. These estimates and assumptions are affected by management’s application of accounting policies. We have identified certain policies that require the application of significant judgment by management. Our most critical accounting policies are those related to inventory valuations (including valuation adjustments and capitalization of indirect costs), vendor allowances receivable, costs associated with exit activities (e.g., store closures), impairment of long-lived assets, deferred tax assets and applicable valuation allowance, liabilities for self-insurance or high-deductible losses, and share-based compensation. These critical accounting policies are described in Item 7, “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the 2011 Form 10-K. The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with such description of critical accounting policies and with our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included in Part I, Item 1 of this report.
Results of Operations
The following table sets forth certain statement of operations components expressed as a percentage of net revenues: 
 
13 Weeks Ended
 
 
26 Weeks Ended
 
 
June 30, 2012
 
 
July 2, 2011
 
 
June 30, 2012
 
 
July 2, 2011
 
Net revenues
100.0
%
 
100.0

%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0

%
Cost of goods sold
64.8
 
 
64.0

 
 
68.4
 
 
68.7

 
Gross profit
35.2
 
 
36.0

 
 
31.6
 
 
31.3

 
Selling, general and administrative expense
19.4
 
 
18.9

 
 
24.0
 
 
23.3

 
Restructuring costs (recoveries)
0.1
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
Impairment of long-lived assets
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
Income from operations
15.7
 
 
17.1

 
 
7.6
 
 
8.0

 
Interest expense
0.1
 
 
0.2

 
 
0.1
 
 
0.1

 
Income before income taxes
15.6
 
 
16.9

 
 
7.5
 
 
7.9

 
Provision (benefit) for income taxes
6.3
 
 
(2.1
)
 
 
3.0
 
 
(1.4
)
 
Net income
9.3
%
 
19.0

%
 
4.5
%
 
9.3

%

Thirteen Weeks Ended June 30, 2012 Compared to Thirteen Weeks Ended July 2, 2011

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Net revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $243.6 million, an increase of $7.6 million, or 3.2%, compared to net revenues of $236.0 million in the second quarter of 2011. The increase was primarily due to a $4.1 million increase in comparable store sales and $17.8 million in sales attributable to stores opened or expanded in 2011 and the first six months of 2012, partially offset by the impact of stores closed during the same periods, which closures effectively reduced net revenues by $14.5 million. All of the store closures occurred in connection with our ongoing real estate optimization strategy to evolve to fewer, larger stores. We experienced higher sales in our core categories, as well as electronics, during the second quarter. We also saw growth in our fishing and soft goods categories, which we believe reflects the success of our new store assortments and merchandise expansion strategies. Sales growth was also driven by increases in sales to wholesale customers through our store locations, which we believe resulted from our ongoing efforts to better serve this group of customers through our store locations. We had 307 company-operated stores and five franchised stores in Turkey open at the end of the second quarter of 2012, compared to 322 company-operated stores and three franchised stores in Turkey at the end of the second quarter of 2011. While the number of company-operated stores declined by 4.7% year-over-year, selling square footage decreased by only 0.1%.
Net revenues attributable to our Stores segment increased $8.0 million to $222.9 million in the second quarter of 2012, a 3.7% increase compared to the second quarter of 2011. The primary driver was the increase in comparable store sales discussed above. Wholesale (Port Supply) net revenues decreased $0.4 million, or 4.5%, to $8.1 million in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Our ongoing execution of real estate optimization, including adding hubs in our store locations that target the needs of our Port Supply wholesale customers, continued to shift revenue from the Port Supply segment to the Stores segment. We believe these initiatives improve our service model to our wholesale customers. Net revenues in our Direct-to-Customer segment decreased $0.1 million, or 0.4%, to $12.6 million in the second quarter of 2012, compared to the same period in 2011. Our domestic sales demonstrated solid growth; however, this growth was partially offset by the strong U.S. dollar and global economic uncertainty, particularly in European nations, adversely impacting our sales outside the U.S.
Gross profit increased by $1.0 million, or 1.2%, to $85.9 million in the second quarter of 2012, compared to $84.8 million for the same period last year. Gross profit decreased as a percentage of net revenues to 35.2% in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 36.0% for the same period last year, primarily due to a 0.6% reduction in raw product margins, due to a sales mix shift from higher-margin maintenance-related items toward lower-margin discretionary-type products such as electronics. The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of revenues also resulted from the de-leveraging of occupancy expense by 0.2% due to $1.4 million impact of store closure reserve provisions resulting from our real estate optimization program. This was specifically for a market where we closed three standard-size stores and opened a flagship store. The reduction in gross profit margin was partially offset by a 0.1% improvement in inventory shrink results.
Selling, general and administrative expense ("SG&A") was $47.4 million, an increase of $2.8 million, or 6.3%, compared to $44.6 million for the same period last year. SG&A increased as a percentage of net revenues to 19.4% in the second quarter of 2012, compared to 18.9% for the same period last year. Drivers of the higher SG&A included: $1.1 million in higher advertising for additional circulation of marketing materials and to perform market tests; $0.8 million in expense for new stores and higher store project expense reflecting the opening of five stores during the second quarter this year compared to three stores during the same period last year; $0.6 million in additional compensation expense related to the recent Chief Executive Officer transition; and $0.2 million of unfavorable foreign currency translation adjustments.
Our effective income tax rate for the 13-week period ended June 30, 2012 was 40.6%, which resulted in a provision of $15.4 million, while the effective tax rate for the 13-week period ended July 2, 2011 was (11.9)%, which resulted in a benefit of $4.8 million. The year-over-year change in our effective tax rate for the second quarter was primarily due to our valuation allowance release during the second quarter of 2011 of $15.7 million, which represented the majority of the valuation allowance against our deferred tax assets. As a result, we have returned to a more normalized effective tax rate this year. Our effective tax rate is subject to change based on the mix of income from different state jurisdictions that tax at different rates, as well as the change in status or outcome of uncertain tax positions. We evaluate our effective income tax rate on a quarterly basis and update our estimate of the full-year effective income tax rate as necessary.
Net income for the 13-week period ended June 30, 2012 was $22.6 million, a $22.1 million decline when compared to the same period last year. This decline primarily was driven by the tax benefit recorded in the second quarter of 2011 reversing to a tax expense this year.
Twenty-six Weeks Ended June 30, 2012 Compared to Twenty-six Weeks Ended July 2, 2011
Net revenues for the first 26 weeks of 2012 were $365.0 million, an increase of $15.3 million, or 4.4%, compared to net revenues of $349.8 million in the first 26 weeks of 2011. The increase was primarily due to a $7.8 million, or 2.8%, increase in comparable store sales and $31.6 million in sales attributable to stores opened or expanded in 2011 and the first six months of 2012, partially offset by the impact of stores closed during the same periods, which closures effectively reduced net revenues

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by $23.7 million. The majority of these closures occurred in connection with our ongoing real estate optimization strategy to evolve to fewer, larger stores.
Net revenues attributable to our Stores segment increased $16.0 million to $331.0 million in the first 26 weeks of 2012, a 5.1% increase compared to the first 26 weeks of 2011. The primary driver of the higher revenues was the increase in comparable store sales discussed above. Wholesale (Port Supply) net revenues decreased $0.6 million, or 4.1%, to $14.3 million in the first 26 weeks of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. Net revenues in our Direct-to-Customer segment decreased $0.1 million, or 0.5%, to $19.7 million in the first 26 weeks of 2012, compared to the same period in 2011.
Gross profit increased by $5.9 million, or 5.3%, to $115.4 million in the first 26 weeks of 2012, compared to $109.5 million for the same period last year. Gross profit increased as a percentage of net revenues to 31.6% in the first 26 weeks of 2012, compared to 31.3% for the same period last year, primarily by the leveraging of occupancy expense by 0.2% on the higher sales and a 0.1% improvement in shrink results.
SG&A was $87.3 million, an increase of $5.8 million, or 7.2%, compared to $81.5 million for the same period last year. SG&A increased as a percentage of net revenues to 24.0% in the first 26 weeks of 2012, compared to 23.3% for the same period last year. Drivers of the higher SG&A included: $2.0 million in higher store project expense reflecting the opening of eight stores during the first six months of this year compared to five stores last year; $0.9 million in higher advertising for additional circulation of marketing materials and to perform market tests; $0.8 million in higher store payroll to support the higher sales and for training related to our new point-of-sale system; $0.7 million in higher accrued bonus expense, reflecting higher performance versus full-year targets; $0.7 million in infrastructure expense which includes information technology spending; and $0.6 million in additional compensation expense related to the recent Chief Executive Officer transition.
Our effective income tax rate for the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012 was 40.3%, which resulted in a provision of $11.1 million, while the effective tax rate for the 26-week period ended July 2, 2011 was (17.0)%, which resulted in a benefit of $4.7 million. The year-over-year change in our effective tax rate for the first 26 weeks was primarily due to our valuation allowance release during the second quarter of 2011 of $15.7 million, which represented the majority of the valuation allowance against our deferred tax assets.
Net income for the 26-week period ended June 30, 2012 was $16.4 million, a $16.0 million decline when compared to the same period last year. This decline primarily was driven by the tax benefit recorded in the second quarter of 2011 reversing to a tax expense this year.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
We ended the second quarter of 2012 with $37.1 million of cash, as compared to $12.0 million at the end of the second quarter of 2011. Working capital, the excess of current assets over current liabilities, increased to $216.1 million at the end of the second quarter of 2012, compared with $197.1 million last year. The increase in working capital primarily was attributable to higher cash at the end of the period this year.
Operating Activities
During the first six months of 2012, net cash used in operating activities was $0.5 million, compared to $0.2 million of cash used in operating activities during the same period last year. The primary drivers of operating cash flows were our significant inventory purchases to prepare for our peak season, which investment also caused an increase in our accounts payable balance.
Investing Activities
We spent $8.8 million on capital expenditures during the first six months of 2012, which was a $1.8 million decrease compared to the same period in the prior year. During the first six months of 2012, we opened three flagship stores, four large-format stores and one standard-format store, as compared to three flagship stores, one large-format store and one standard-format store during the first six months of 2011. During the remaining six months of 2012, we expect to spend approximately $11.7 million on additional capital expenditures, mainly for store development and our real estate optimization strategy of moving to fewer larger stores in markets where we believe this is beneficial, and for a heightened focus on information technology investments for network improvements, enhancing our website functionality and capabilities, and aging software and hardware upgrades.
Financing Arrangements
Net cash provided by financing activities was $2.3 million for the first six months of 2012, mostly attributable to proceeds from the exercise of stock options.

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In August 2010, we entered into a four-year loan and security agreement pursuant to which we have up to $140.0 million in borrowing capacity. At our option and subject to certain conditions set forth in the loan agreement, we may increase our borrowing capacity up to an additional $25.0 million during the term. The amount available to be borrowed is based on a percentage of certain of our inventory (excluding capitalized indirect costs) and accounts receivable.
The revolving credit facility is guaranteed by West Marine, Inc. and West Marine Canada Corp. (an indirect subsidiary of West Marine, Inc.) and secured by a security interest in all of our accounts receivable and inventory, certain other related assets, and all proceeds thereof. The revolving credit facility is available for general working capital and general corporate purposes.
At our election, borrowings under the revolving credit facility will bear interest at one of the following options:
1.The prime rate, which is defined in the loan agreement as the highest of:
a.Federal funds rate, as in effect from time to time, plus one-half of one percent;
b.LIBOR rate for a one-month interest period plus one percent; or
c.The rate of interest in effect for such day as publicly announced from time to time by Wells Fargo as its “prime rate”
2.The LIBOR rate quoted by the British Bankers Association for the applicable interest period.
In each case, the applicable interest rate is increased by a margin imposed by the loan agreement. The applicable margin for any date will depend upon the amount of available credit under the revolving credit facility. The margin range for option (1) above is between 1.5% and 2.0% and for option (2) above is between 2.5% and 3.0%.
The loan agreement also imposes a commitment fee of 0.5% per annum on the unused portion of the revolving credit facility available. For the second quarter of 2012 and 2011, the weighted-average interest rate on all of our borrowings throughout the quarter was 4.8% and 3.2%, respectively. For the first six months of 2012 and 2011, the weighted-average interest rate on all of our outstanding borrowings was 4.8% and 3.1%, respectively. Although the loan agreement contains customary covenants, including, but not limited to, restrictions on our ability to incur liens, make acquisitions and investments, pay dividends and sell or transfer assets, it does not contain financial covenants, such as a requirement to maintain certain specific leverage, debt service or interest coverage ratios. Instead, our loan is asset-based (which means our lenders maintain a security interest in our inventory and accounts receivable which serve as collateral for the loan), and the amount we may borrow under our revolving credit facility at any given time is determined by the estimated value of these assets as determined by the lenders' appraisers. Additionally, we must maintain minimum revolving credit availability equal to the greater of $7 million or 10% of the borrowing base.
There are customary events of default under our loan agreement, including failure to comply with our covenants. If we fail to comply with any of the covenants contained in the loan agreement, an event of default occurs which, if not waived by our lenders or cured within the applicable time periods, results in the lenders having the right to accelerate repayment of all outstanding indebtedness under the loan agreement before the stated maturity date and the revolving credit facility could be terminated. These events of default include, after the expiration of any applicable grace periods, payment defaults to the lenders, material inaccuracies of representations and warranties, covenant defaults, material payment defaults (other than under the loan agreement), voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy proceedings, material money judgments, material ERISA events, change of control and other customary defaults. A default under our loan agreement also could significantly and adversely affect our ability to obtain additional or alternative financing. As of June 30, 2012, we were in compliance with the covenants under our loan agreement. At June 30, 2012, we had no amounts outstanding under our revolving credit facility and $135.3 million available for future borrowings. At June 30, 2012, the calculated borrowing base was $149.6 million, which exceeded the maximum borrowing capacity of $140.0 million. At July 2, 2011, we had no amounts outstanding under our revolving credit facility and $133.5 million available for future borrowings. At July 2, 2011, the calculated borrowing base was $148.2 million, which exceeded the maximum borrowing capacity of $140.0 million. At June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, we had $4.9 million and $6.5 million, respectively, of outstanding commercial and stand-by letters of credit.
Our borrowing base at June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011 consisted of the following (in millions): 

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June 30,
2012
 
July 2,
2011
Accounts receivable availability
$
12.2

 
$
13.7

Inventory availability
159.5

 
157.0

Less: reserves
(5.5
)
 
(6.1
)
Less: minimum availability
(16.6
)
 
(16.4
)
Less: suppressed availability
(9.6
)
 
(8.2
)
Total borrowing base
$
140.0

 
$
140.0


Our aggregate borrowing base was reduced by the following obligations (in millions): 
Ending loan balance/(overpayment)
$
(0.2
)
 
$

Outstanding letters of credit
4.9

 
6.5

Total obligations
$
4.7

 
$
6.5

Accordingly, our availability as of June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011, respectively, was (in millions):
 
 
 
Total borrowing base
$
140.0

 
$
140.0

Less: obligations
(4.7
)
 
(6.5
)
Total availability
$
135.3

 
$
133.5


Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements
Operating leases are the only financing arrangements not reported on our condensed consolidated balance sheets. We do not participate in transactions that generate relationships with unconsolidated entities or financial partnerships, such as special purpose entities or variable interest entities, which would have been established for the purpose of facilitating off-balance sheet arrangements or other limited purposes. As of June 30, 2012, we are not involved in any unconsolidated special purpose entities or variable interest entities.
Substantially all of the real property used in our business is leased under operating lease agreements, as described in Item 2, “Properties” and Note 7 to the consolidated financial statements in the 2011 Form 10-K.
Seasonality
Historically, our business has been highly seasonal. In 2011, approximately 65% of our net sales and all of our net income occurred during the second and third quarters, principally during the period from April through August, which represents the peak months for boat buying, usage and maintenance in most of our markets.
Business Trends
During the first half of 2011, we believe net revenues were negatively impacted by inclement weather in most of the country, which did not prompt boaters to prepare for the key boating season as early as they did in the prior year, when better weather prevailed during the first quarter of 2010. Late in the second quarter and into the third quarter of 2011, our general sales trend strengthened somewhat. We believe this was due to the weather warming up to seasonal levels later in the second quarter and continuing into the third quarter. As we moved into the first half of 2012, we experienced increased net revenues over the prior year, and we believe this growth was driven by both internal and external factors. We saw higher sales in most core categories, which appear to be related to the dry, warm weather and early Spring this year across most areas of the country. We also experienced growth in our fishing and soft goods categories, which we believe reflects the success of our new store assortments and merchandise expansion strategies. We are also experiencing solid growth domestically in our Direct-to-Customer segment; however, this growth is more than offset by declines in sales to international customers. We continue to see increased net revenues from some of our strategic initiatives including implementing our real estate optimization plan of moving to fewer, larger stores in markets where we believe this is beneficial, increasing sales to wholesale customers, and increasing soft goods sales. Although we believe we have seen some recovery in customer boat usage, we believe that the ongoing uncertainty in economic conditions has had, and may continue to have, an adverse impact on discretionary consumer spending in an already challenging climate for the boating industry, and we believe that economic uncertainty could continue to have an impact on our sales, with corresponding risks to our earnings and cash flow. For the remainder of 2012, we will continue to control expense growth and maximize cash flow.

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For more information see the "Overview," “Fiscal 2011 Compared with Fiscal 2010 - Segment Revenues,” and "Business Trends" discussions in Item 7, “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the 2011 Form 10-K.
Internet Address and Access to SEC Filings
Our Internet address is westmarine.com. Interested readers may access our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to those reports filed or furnished pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), in the “Investor Relations” portion of our website as well as through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website, sec.gov.
Forward-Looking Statements
All statements other than those that are purely historical are forward-looking statements. Words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” and similar expressions also identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements that relate to West Marine's future plans, expectations, objectives and business strategies, including our ability to continue to invest in inventory, maintain in-stock levels and improve financial performance; to experience increased sales and to control operating expenses in a challenging environment; to continue to successfully execute our real estate optimization program; to continue to grow sales to our wholesale customers; to improve our Direct-to-Customer business; and to develop an expanded merchandise and private label assortment, as well as facts and assumptions underlying these statements or projections. Actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements due to various risks, uncertainties or other factors.
West Marine's operations could be adversely affected if the current soft economic conditions and the decreased spending in the boating industry continue or worsen, if fuel prices were to increase, or if unseasonably cold weather, prolonged winter-like conditions, natural disasters such as hurricanes, man-made disasters or extraordinary amounts of rainfall occur during the peak boating season in the second and third quarters. Risk factors that may affect our earnings in the future include the risk factors set forth in the 2011 Form 10-K, and those risks which may be described from time to time in West Marine's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required by applicable law, West Marine assumes no responsibility to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
ITEM 3 – QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
We do not undertake any specific actions to diminish our exposure to interest rate or currency rate risk, and we are not a party to any interest rate or currency rate risk management transactions. We do not purchase or hold any derivative financial instruments. We believe there has been no material change in our exposure to market risk from that discussed in the 2011 Form 10-K.
Based on our operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, a 48-basis point change in the interest rate (10% of our weighted-average interest rate) affecting our floating financial instruments would have an effect of reducing our pre-tax income and cash flows by less than $0.1 million over the next year (see Note 5 to our consolidated financial statements in the 2011 Form 10-K).
A 10% increase in the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar versus the Canadian dollar would have an effect of reducing our pre-tax income and cash flows by approximately $0.8 million over the next year.
ITEM 4 – CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
We conducted, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, an evaluation of the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act. Based on our evaluation, we concluded that, as of June 30, 2012, our disclosure controls and procedures were effective.
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting during the second quarter of 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.


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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1 – LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
We are involved in various legal and administrative proceedings, claims and litigation and regulatory compliance audits arising in the ordinary course of business. Accordingly, material adverse developments, settlements or resolutions may occur and negatively impact our results in the quarter in which such developments, settlements or resolutions are reached. Based on the facts currently available, we do not believe that the disposition of legal or administrative proceedings that are pending or asserted, individually and in the aggregate, will have a material adverse effect on our financial position. However, an adverse judgment by a court, administrative or regulatory agency, arbitrator or a settlement could adversely impact our results of operations in any given period.
For legal proceedings where we have determined that a loss is probable, there is no material difference between the amount accrued and the reasonably possible amount of loss. For legal proceedings where a loss is reasonably possible, the range of estimated loss is not material. There has been no material change in any of the matters referenced in Item 3 of the 2011 Form 10-K, and no new matters have commenced since the filing of the 2011 Form 10-K that would be required to be disclosed. For more information, see Item 3, “Legal Proceedings” in the 2011 Form 10-K.
ITEM 1A – RISK FACTORS
We have included in Part I, Item 1A of the 2011 Form 10-K, a description of certain risks and uncertainties that could affect our business, future performance or financial condition, referred to as “Risk Factors.” These risk factors have not materially changed. Investors should consider these Risk Factors prior to making an investment decision with respect to our common stock.
ITEM 2 – UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
None.
ITEM 3 – DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
None.
ITEM 4 – MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURE
Not applicable.
ITEM 5 – OTHER INFORMATION
None.

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ITEM 6 – EXHIBITS
 
 
3.1
Certificate of Incorporation of West Marine, Inc., as amended (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 18, 2004).
 
 
3.2
Bylaws of West Marine, Inc., as amended (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 13, 2007).
 
 
4.1
Specimen Common Stock Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 33-69604)).
 
 
10.1*
Letter Agreement, dated as of May 17, 2012, between West Marine, Inc. and Matthew L. Hyde (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K dated May 17, 2012 and filed on May 17, 2012).
 
 
10.2*
First Amendment to Letter Agreement, dated as of May 17, 2012, between West Marine, Inc. and Matthew L. Hyde (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to the Company's Current Report on Form 8-K/A dated May 17, 2012 and filed on May 17, 2012).
 
 
15.1
Letter regarding Unaudited Interim Financial Information.
 
 
31.1
Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
 
 
31.2
Certification of Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
 
 
32.1
Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to Rule 13a-14(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
 
 
101.INS†
XBRL Instance Document.
 
 
101.SCH†
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
 
 
101.CAL†
XBRL Taxonomy Calculation Linkbase Document.
 
 
101.DEF†
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
 
 
101.LAB†
XBRL Taxonomy Label Linkbase Document.
 
 
101.PRE†
XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document.
 
*
Indicates a management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement with the meaning of Item 601(b)(10)(iii) of Regulation S-K.

Attached as Exhibit 101 to this report are the following documents formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language): (i) the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 and July 2, 2011; (ii) the condensed consolidated statements of income for the 13 weeks ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011 and 26 weeks ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011; (iii) the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income (loss) for the 13 weeks ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011 and 26 weeks ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011; and (iv) the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the 26 weeks ended June 30, 2012 and July 2, 2011. Users of this data are advised pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T that this interactive data file is deemed not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Section 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.

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SIGNATURES

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:
July 31, 2012
 
WEST MARINE, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Matthew L. Hyde
 
 
 
 
Matthew L. Hyde
 
 
 
 
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Thomas R. Moran
 
 
 
 
Thomas R. Moran
 
 
 
 
Chief Financial Officer

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