CODI-06.30.2014-10Q
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 10-Q
 
ý
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2014
Or
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                      to                     
 
COMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Delaware
 
001-34927
 
57-6218917
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission
file number)
 
(I.R.S. employer
identification number)
 
 
COMPASS GROUP DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
Delaware
 
001-34926
 
20-3812051
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(Commission
file number)
 
(I.R.S. employer
identification number)
 
Sixty One Wilton Road
Second Floor
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 221-1703
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  ý    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  ý    No  ¨
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Accelerated filer
 
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Smaller Reporting Company
 
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  ý
As of August 1, 2014, there were 48,300,000 shares of Compass Diversified Holdings outstanding.
 


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COMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS
QUARTERLY REPORT ON FORM 10-Q
For the period ended June 30, 2014
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
 
 
 
Page
Number
 
 
 
Part I
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
 
 
Item 3.
 
 
Item 4.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Part II
 
 
Item 1.
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
Item 6.
 
 
 
 
 


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NOTE TO READER
In reading this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, references to:

the “Trust” and “Holdings” refer to Compass Diversified Holdings;
“businesses,” “operating segments,” “subsidiaries” and “reporting units” refer to, collectively, the businesses controlled by the Company;
the “Company” refer to Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC;
the “Manager” refer to Compass Group Management LLC (“CGM”);
the “initial businesses” refer to, collectively, Staffmark Holdings, Inc. (“Staffmark”), Crosman Acquisition Corporation, Compass AC Holdings, Inc. (“ACI” or “Advanced Circuits”) and Silvue Technologies Group, Inc.;
the “2012 acquisition” refer to the acquisition of Arnold Magnetic Technologies Holdings Corporation (“Arnold” or “Arnold Magnetics”);
the “Trust Agreement” refer to the amended and restated Trust Agreement of the Trust dated as of November 1, 2010;
the “2011 Credit Facility” refer to a credit agreement (as amended) with a group of lenders led by Toronto Dominion (Texas) LLC, as agent, which provides for the Revolving Credit Facility and the Term Loan Facility;
the “2011 Revolving Credit Facility” refer to the $320 million Revolving Credit Facility provided by the 2011 Credit Facility;
the "2011 Term Loan Facility" refer to the Term Loan Facility provided by the 2011 Credit Facility;
the "2014 Credit Facility" refer to the credit agreement entered into on June 6, 2014 with a group of lenders led by Bank of America N.A. as administrative agent, which provides for a Revolving Credit Facility and a Term Loan Facility;
the “2014 Revolving Credit Facility” refer to the $400.0 million Revolving Credit Facility provided by the 2014 Credit Facility that matures in June 2019;
the “2014 Term Loan” refer to the $325.0 million Term Loan Facility, as of June 30, 2014, provided by the Credit Facility that matures in June 2021;
the “LLC Agreement” refer to the fourth amended and restated operating agreement of the Company dated as of January 1, 2012; and
“we,” “us” and “our” refer to the Trust, the Company and the businesses together.


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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, contains both historical and forward-looking statements. We may, in some cases, use words such as “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “potentially,” or “may,” or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control, including, among other things:

our ability to successfully operate our businesses on a combined basis, and to effectively integrate and improve future acquisitions;
our ability to remove CGM and CGM’s right to resign;
our organizational structure, which may limit our ability to meet our dividend and distribution policy;
our ability to service and comply with the terms of our indebtedness;
our cash flow available for distribution and reinvestment and our ability to make distributions in the future to our shareholders;
our ability to pay the management fee and profit allocation if and when due;
our ability to make and finance future acquisitions;
our ability to implement our acquisition and management strategies;
the regulatory environment in which our businesses operate;
trends in the industries in which our businesses operate;
changes in general economic or business conditions or economic or demographic trends in the United States and other countries in which we have a presence, including changes in interest rates and inflation;
environmental risks affecting the business or operations of our businesses;
our and CGM’s ability to retain or replace qualified employees of our businesses and CGM;
costs and effects of legal and administrative proceedings, settlements, investigations and claims; and
extraordinary or force majeure events affecting the business or operations of our businesses.
Our actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. Additional risks of which we are not currently aware or which we currently deem immaterial could also cause our actual results to differ.
In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking events discussed in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q may not occur. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


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PART I
FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. — FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Compass Diversified Holdings
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)
June 30,
2014
 
December 31,
2013
 
(unaudited)
 
 
Assets
 
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
115,349

 
$
113,229

Accounts receivable, less allowances of $4,236 at June 30, 2014 and $3,424 at December 31, 2013
137,215

 
111,736

Inventories
166,723

 
152,948

Prepaid expenses and other current assets
23,766

 
21,220

Total current assets
443,053

 
399,133

Property, plant and equipment, net
70,470

 
68,059

Goodwill
258,717

 
246,611

Intangible assets, net
331,121

 
310,359

Deferred debt issuance costs, less accumulated amortization of $331 at June 30, 2014 and $4,161 at December 31, 2013 (refer to Note G)
13,227

 
8,217

Other non-current assets
12,852

 
12,534

Total assets
$
1,129,440

 
$
1,044,913

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity
 
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
65,336

 
$
62,539

Accrued expenses
47,747

 
55,590

Due to related party
4,399

 
4,528

Current portion, long-term debt
5,750

 
2,850

Other current liabilities
4,760

 
4,623

Total current liabilities
127,992

 
130,130

Deferred income taxes
57,658

 
60,024

Long-term debt, less original issue discount
359,986

 
280,389

Other non-current liabilities
23,483

 
5,435

Total liabilities
569,119

 
475,978

Stockholders’ equity
 
 
 
Trust shares, no par value, 500,000 authorized; 48,300 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013
725,453

 
725,453

Accumulated other comprehensive income
788

 
693

Accumulated deficit
(276,800
)
 
(252,761
)
Total stockholders’ equity attributable to Holdings
449,441

 
473,385

Noncontrolling interest
110,880

 
95,550

Total stockholders’ equity
560,321

 
568,935

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity
$
1,129,440

 
$
1,044,913

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Compass Diversified Holdings
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)
 
Three months ended 
 June 30,
 
Six months ended 
 June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014

2013
(in thousands, except per share data)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net sales
$
269,084

 
$
245,775

 
$
515,132

 
$
487,342

Cost of sales
186,542

 
168,418

 
356,238

 
333,612

Gross profit
82,542

 
77,357

 
158,894

 
153,730

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expense
48,080

 
40,994

 
94,253

 
82,203

Supplemental put expense

 
8,912

 

 
15,308

Management fees
5,023

 
4,434

 
9,758

 
8,750

Amortization expense
7,678

 
7,444

 
15,027

 
15,074

Impairment expense

 
900

 

 
900

Operating income
21,761

 
14,673

 
39,856

 
31,495

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense, net
(4,810
)
 
(4,188
)
 
(9,382
)
 
(9,527
)
Amortization of debt issuance costs
(583
)
 
(526
)
 
(1,153
)
 
(1,011
)
Loss on debt extinguishment
(2,143
)
 
(1,785
)
 
(2,143
)
 
(1,785
)
Other income (expense), net
106

 
(343
)
 
290

 
(16
)
Income before income taxes
14,331

 
7,831

 
27,468

 
19,156

Provision for income taxes
2,012

 
5,875

 
7,776

 
13,574

Net income
12,319

 
1,956

 
19,692

 
5,582

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
6,600

 
2,525

 
9,314

 
4,557

Net income (loss) attributable to Holdings
$
5,719

 
$
(569
)
 
$
10,378

 
$
1,025

Basic and fully diluted income (loss) per share attributable to Holdings (refer to Note J)
$
0.11

 
$
(0.01
)
 
$
0.19

 
$
0.02

Weighted average number of shares of trust stock outstanding – basic and fully diluted
48,300

 
48,300

 
48,300

 
48,300

Cash distributions declared per share (refer to Note J)
$
0.36

 
$
0.36

 
$
0.72

 
$
0.72

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


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Compass Diversified Holdings
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(unaudited)
 
Three months ended 
 June 30,
 
Six months ended 
 June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
(in thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
$
12,319

 
$
1,956

 
$
19,692

 
$
5,582

Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency translation and other
104

 
293

 
95

 
(425
)
Total comprehensive income, net of tax
$
12,423

 
$
2,249

 
$
19,787

 
$
5,157

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


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Compass Diversified Holdings
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity
(unaudited)
(in thousands)
Number of
Shares
 
Amount
 
Accumulated
Deficit
 
Accum. Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
 
Stockholders’
Equity Attrib.
to Holdings
 
Non-
Controlling
Interest
 
Total
Stockholders’
Equity
Balance — January 1, 2014
48,300

 
$
725,453

 
$
(252,761
)
 
$
693

 
$
473,385

 
$
95,550

 
$
568,935

Net income

 

 
10,378

 

 
10,378

 
9,314

 
19,692

Other comprehensive loss – foreign currency translation and other

 

 

 
95

 
95

 

 
95

Option activity attributable to noncontrolling shareholders

 

 

 

 

 
6,375

 
6,375

Effect of subsidiary stock options exercise

 

 
359

 

 
359

 
(359
)
 

Distributions paid

 

 
(34,776
)
 

 
(34,776
)
 

 
(34,776
)
Balance — June 30, 2014
48,300

 
$
725,453

 
$
(276,800
)
 
$
788

 
$
449,441

 
$
110,880

 
$
560,321

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


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Compass Diversified Holdings
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited)
 
Six months ended 
 June 30,
(in thousands)
2014
 
2013
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income
$
19,692

 
$
5,582

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

Depreciation expense
9,507

 
8,050

Amortization expense
15,027

 
15,074

Impairment expense

 
900

Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount
1,699

 
1,666

Loss on debt extinguishment
2,143

 
1,785

Supplemental put expense

 
15,308

Unrealized (gain) loss on interest rate and foreign currency derivatives
273

 
(481
)
Noncontrolling stockholder stock based compensation
2,969

 
2,312

Excess tax benefit from subsidiary stock options exercised
(1,662
)
 

Deferred taxes
(2,935
)
 
(1,573
)
Other
228

 
46

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisition:

 

Increase in accounts receivable
(24,105
)
 
(26,148
)
Increase in inventories
(5,056
)
 
(15,843
)
Increase in prepaid expenses and other current assets
(3,389
)
 
(3,667
)
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued expenses
(3,071
)
 
24,991

Payment of profit allocation

 
(5,603
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
11,320

 
22,399

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired
(43,014
)
 

Purchases of property and equipment
(7,601
)
 
(9,008
)
Payment of interest rate swap
(996
)
 

Proceeds from sale leaseback transaction

 
4,372

Other investing activities
29

 
272

Net cash used in investing activities
(51,582
)
 
(4,364
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Borrowings under credit facility
388,000

 
70,000

Repayments under credit facility
(307,000
)
 
(48,350
)
Distributions paid
(34,776
)
 
(34,776
)
Net proceeds provided by noncontrolling shareholders
1,750

 

Distributions paid to noncontrolling shareholders

 
(3,090
)
Debt issuance costs
(7,370
)
 
(1,843
)
Excess tax benefit from subsidiary stock options exercised
1,662

 

Other
(35
)
 
(69
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
42,231

 
(18,128
)
Foreign currency impact on cash
151

 
(300
)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
2,120

 
(393
)
Cash and cash equivalents — beginning of period
113,229

 
18,241

Cash and cash equivalents — end of period
$
115,349

 
$
17,848

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.


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Compass Diversified Holdings
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)
June 30, 2014

Note A — Organization and business operations
Compass Diversified Holdings, a Delaware statutory trust (“the Trust”), was incorporated in Delaware on November 18, 2005. Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability Company (the “Company”), was also formed on November 18, 2005 with equity interests which were subsequently reclassified as the “Allocation Interests”. The Trust and the Company were formed to acquire and manage a group of small and middle-market businesses headquartered in North America. In accordance with the amended and restated Trust Agreement, dated as of April 25, 2006 (the “Trust Agreement”), the Trust is sole owner of 100% of the Trust Interests (as defined in the Company’s amended and restated operating agreement, dated as of April 25, 2006 (as amended and restated, the “LLC Agreement”)) of the Company and, pursuant to the LLC Agreement, the Company has, outstanding, the identical number of Trust Interests as the number of outstanding shares of the Trust. Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company is the operating entity with a board of directors and other corporate governance responsibilities, similar to that of a Delaware corporation.
The Company is a controlling owner of eight businesses, or reportable operating segments, at June 30, 2014. The segments are as follows: CamelBak Acquisition Corp. (“CamelBak”), The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc. (“Ergobaby”), Fox Factory, Inc. (“FOX”), Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc. (“Liberty Safe” or “Liberty”), Compass AC Holdings, Inc. (“ACI” or “Advanced Circuits”), American Furniture Manufacturing, Inc. (“AFM” or “American Furniture”), AMT Acquisition Corporation (“Arnold” or “Arnold Magnetics”) and Tridien Medical, Inc. (“Tridien”). Refer to Note D for further discussion of the operating segments. Compass Group Management LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“CGM” or the “Manager”), manages the day to day operations of the Company and oversees the management and operations of our businesses pursuant to a management services agreement (“MSA”).

Note B — Presentation and principles of consolidation
The condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013, are unaudited, and in the opinion of management, contain all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the condensed consolidated financial statements. Such adjustments consist solely of normal recurring items. Interim results are not necessarily indicative of results for a full year or any subsequent interim period. The condensed consolidated financial statements and notes are prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) and presented as permitted by Form 10-Q and do not contain certain information included in the annual consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes of the Company. These interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.
Seasonality
Earnings of certain of the Company’s operating segments are seasonal in nature. Earnings from AFM are typically highest in the months of January through April of each year, coinciding with homeowners’ tax refunds. Revenue and earnings from FOX are typically highest in the third quarter, coinciding with the delivery of product for the new bike year. Earnings from Liberty are typically lowest in the second quarter due to lower demand for safes at the onset of summer. Earnings from CamelBak are typically higher in the spring and summer months as this corresponds with warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere and an increase in hydration related activities.
Consolidation
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Holdings and all majority owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.
FOX Initial Public Offering
On August 13, 2013, the Company’s FOX operating segment completed an initial public offering of its common stock pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 (the "FOX IPO"). FOX sold 2,857,143 of its shares, and certain of its shareholders, including the Company, sold 7,000,000 shares at an initial offering price of $15.00 per share. FOX trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker “FOXF”. The Company’s ownership interest in FOX was reduced from 75.8% to 53.9% on a primary basis and from 70.6% to 49.8% on a fully diluted basis as a result of the FOX IPO.

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Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements
In July 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued an accounting standards update intended to provide guidance on the presentation of unrecognized tax benefits, reflecting the manner in which an entity would settle, at the reporting date, any additional income taxes that would result from the disallowance of a tax position when net operating loss carryforwards, similar tax losses, or tax credit carryforwards exist. The accounting standard was effective for the Company on January 1, 2014. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations.
In March 2013, the FASB issued an accounting standards update intended to provide guidance on a parent’s accounting for the cumulative translation adjustment upon derecognition of certain subsidiaries or groups of assets within a foreign entity or of an investment in a foreign entity. This accounting standard was effective for the Company on January 1, 2014. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations.

Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
In April 2014, the FASB issued an accounting standard update related to reporting discontinued operations and disclosures of disposals of components of an entity which changes the criteria for determining which disposals can be presented as discontinued operations and modifies related disclosure requirements. Under the new guidance, a discontinued operation is defined as a disposal of a component or group of components that is disposed of or is classified as held for sale and “represents a strategic shift that has (or will have) a major effect on an entity’s operations and financial results.” The new standard applies prospectively to new disposals and new classifications of disposal groups as held for sale after the effective date. The amendment is effective for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2014, which for the Company is January 1, 2015, and interim periods within those annual periods. The adoption of this standard is not expected to change the manner in which the Company currently presents discontinued operations in the consolidated financial statements.

In May 2014, the FASB issued a comprehensive new revenue recognition standard. The new standard outlines a new, single comprehensive model for entities to use in accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers and supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance. The core principle of the revenue model is that an entity should recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. The standard is designed to create greater comparability for financial statement users across industries, jurisdictions and capital markets and also requires enhanced disclosures. The guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2016. Early adoption is not permitted. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of this standard on its consolidated financial statements.


Note C — Acquisition
On March 31, 2014, the Company’s majority owned subsidiary, FOX, acquired certain assets and assumed certain liabilities of Sport Truck USA, Inc. (“Sport Truck”) a privately held global distributor, primarily of its own branded aftermarket suspension solutions and a reseller of FOX products. The transaction was accounted for as a business combination. FOX paid cash consideration of approximately $40.8 million, which is subject to certain working capital adjustments in accordance with the asset purchase agreement. Certain members of Sport Truck’s executive committee have agreed to refund up to $1.4 million of the proceeds from the sale, on a graduated basis, if they terminate their employment prior to March 31, 2017. As a result, such payments have been excluded from the acquisition consideration, and will be recognized as compensation expense over the three year service period. As of June 30, 2014, prepaid compensation expense of $0.5 million and $0.8 million is included in prepaid expenses and other current assets and other non-current assets, respectively, in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet. The transaction was financed with debt and includes a potential earn-out opportunity of up to a maximum of $29.3 million payable over the next three years contingent upon the achievement of certain performance based financial targets. The contingent consideration was fair valued at $19.0 million, based on probability weighted models. Refer to Note I — “Fair value measurements.” FOX will continue to assess the probability that the performance based financial targets will be met, and any subsequent changes in the estimated fair value of the liability will be reflected in earnings until the liability is fully settled. The total consideration was increased by the effective settlement of trade receivables of approximately $0.5 million.

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The purchase price of Sport Truck is allocated to the assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated respective fair values as of March 31, 2014 with the excess purchase price allocated to goodwill. The allocation of the purchase price to the net tangible and intangible assets acquired and liabilities assumed is as follows:

Sport Truck
Amounts
Recognized as
of Acquisition Date
(in thousands)
 
Assets:
 
Cash
$

Accounts receivable, net
1,240

Inventory
8,540

Property, plant and equipment
4,488

Intangible assets
35,270

Goodwill (1)
11,962

Other assets
754

Total assets
$
62,254

 
 
Liabilities:
 
Current liabilities
$
1,976

Total liabilities
$
1,976

Net assets acquired
$
60,278

 
 
(1) Goodwill is expected to be deductible for tax purposes.
 
 
 
Acquisition Consideration
 
(in thousands)
 
Cash
$
40,770

Settlement of pre-existing accounts
473

Contingent consideration
19,035

Total consideration at closing
$
60,278

The intangible assets recorded in connection with the Sport Truck acquisition are as follows (in thousands):

Intangible assets
Amount
 
Estimated
Useful Life
Customer relationships
$
19,000

 
15
Trade name
16,270

 
Indefinite
 
$
35,270

 
 
The values assigned to the identifiable intangible assets were determined by discounting the estimated future cash flows associated with these assets to their present value. The goodwill of $12.0 million reflects the strategic fit of Sport Truck with FOX’s operations. Sport Truck is well-aligned with FOX’s mission of improving vehicle performance, delivering best in-class service, and entering into strategic and adjacent markets. FOX incurred approximately $0.2 million and $1.2 million in transaction costs for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 in connection with the acquisition of Sport Truck, which were expensed as incurred and included in selling, general and administrative expense in the accompanying condensed consolidated income statement.





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Note D — Operating segment data
At June 30, 2014, the Company had eight reportable operating segments. Each operating segment represents a platform acquisition. The Company’s operating segments are strategic business units that offer different products and services. They are managed separately because each business requires different technology and marketing strategies. A description of each of the reportable segments and the types of products and services from which each segment derives its revenues is as follows:

CamelBak is a diversified hydration and personal protection platform, offering products for outdoor, recreation and military applications. CamelBak offers a broad range of recreational / military hydration packs, reusable water bottles, specialized military gloves and performance accessories. Through its global distribution network, CamelBak products are available in more than 65 countries worldwide. CamelBak is headquartered in Petaluma, California.

Ergobaby is a premier designer, marketer and distributor of wearable baby carriers and related baby wearing products, as well as infant travel systems (strollers, car seats and accessories). Ergobaby offers a broad range of wearable baby carriers, infant travel systems and related products that are sold through more than 450 retailers and web shops in the United States and throughout the world. Ergobaby has two main product lines: baby carriers (baby carriers and accessories) and infant travel systems (strollers, car seats and accessories). Ergobaby is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

FOX is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance suspension products used primarily on mountain bikes, side-by-side vehicles, on-road vehicles with off-road capabilities, off-road vehicles and trucks, all-terrain vehicles, or ATVs, snowmobiles, specialty vehicles and applications, and motorcycles. FOX’s products offer innovative design, performance, durability and reliability that enhance ride dynamics by improving performance and control. FOX is headquartered in Scotts Valley, CA.

Liberty Safe is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of premium home and gun safes in North America. From it’s over 204,000 square foot manufacturing facility, Liberty produces a wide range of home and gun safe models in a broad assortment of sizes, features and styles. Liberty is headquartered in Payson, Utah.

Advanced Circuits, an electronic components manufacturing company, is a provider of prototype, quick-turn and volume production rigid printed circuit boards. ACI manufactures and delivers custom printed circuit boards to customers primarily in North America. ACI is headquartered in Aurora, Colorado.

American Furniture is a low cost manufacturer of upholstered furniture sold to major and mid-sized retailers. American Furniture operates in the promotional-to-moderate priced upholstered segment of the furniture industry, which is characterized by affordable prices, fresh designs and fast delivery to the retailers. American Furniture was founded in 1998 and focuses on 3 product categories: (i) stationary, (ii) motion (reclining sofas/loveseats) and (iii) recliners. AFM is headquartered in Ecru, Mississippi and its products are sold in the United States.

Arnold Magnetics is a leading global manufacturer of engineered magnetic solutions for a wide range of specialty applications and end-markets, including energy, medical, aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, general industrial and automotive. Arnold Magnetics produces high performance permanent magnets (PMAG), flexible magnets (FlexMag) and precision foil products (Precision Thin Metals) that are mission critical in motors, generators, sensors and other systems and components. Based on its long-term relationships, Arnold has built a diverse and blue-chip customer base totaling more than 2,000 clients worldwide. Arnold Magnetics is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

Tridien is a leading designer and manufacturer of powered and non-powered medical therapeutic support surfaces and patient positioning devices serving the acute care, long-term care and home health care markets. Tridien is headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida and its products are sold primarily in North America.
The tabular information that follows shows data for each of the operating segments reconciled to amounts reflected in the consolidated financial statements. The results of operations of each of the operating segments are included in consolidated operating results as of their date of acquisition.
Segment profit is determined based on internal performance measures used by the Chief Executive Officer to assess the performance of each business. Segment profit excludes certain charges from the acquisitions of the Company’s initial businesses not pushed down to the segments which are reflected in the Corporate and other line item. There were no significant inter-segment transactions.
A disaggregation of the Company’s consolidated revenue and other financial data for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 is presented below (in thousands):


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Net sales of operating segments
Three months ended 
 June 30,
 
Six months ended 
 June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
CamelBak
$
40,879

 
$
34,511

 
$
79,649

 
$
77,266

Ergobaby
19,467

 
16,420

 
39,039

 
32,627

FOX
86,373

 
70,316

 
142,481

 
125,195

Liberty
18,957

 
31,854

 
47,852

 
61,586

ACI
21,286

 
22,667

 
42,148

 
44,431

American Furniture
32,651

 
22,225

 
67,491

 
53,041

Arnold Magnetics
32,767

 
32,651

 
63,446

 
63,024

Tridien
16,704

 
15,131

 
33,026

 
30,172

Total
269,084

 
245,775

 
515,132

 
487,342

Reconciliation of segment revenues to consolidated revenues:

 

 

 

Corporate and other

 

 

 

Total consolidated revenues
$
269,084

 
$
245,775

 
$
515,132

 
$
487,342

International Revenues
Three months ended 
 June 30,
 
Six months ended 
 June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
CamelBak
$
8,817

 
$
6,740

 
$
19,015

 
$
15,812

Ergobaby
10,588

 
8,529

 
21,693

 
17,680

FOX
47,231

 
43,868

 
79,306

 
79,841

Arnold Magnetics
15,321

 
15,213

 
29,588

 
30,145

 
$
81,957

 
$
74,350

 
$
149,602

 
$
143,478

Profit (loss) of operating segments(1)
Three months ended 
 June 30,
 
Six months ended 
 June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
CamelBak
$
5,829

 
$
3,888

 
$
11,684

 
$
12,826

Ergobaby
4,228

 
3,250

 
8,558

 
5,964

FOX
11,736

 
10,143

 
16,483

 
16,205

Liberty
(2,247
)
 
3,319

 
(537
)
 
6,176

ACI
5,179

 
6,323

 
10,581

 
12,230

American Furniture
1,017

 
(221
)
 
2,137

 
352

Arnold Magnetics
2,636

 
3,159

 
4,060

 
4,769

Tridien
523

 
(163
)
 
1,158

 
591

Total
28,901

 
29,698

 
54,124

 
59,113

Reconciliation of segment profit to consolidated income from continuing operations before income taxes:

 

 

 

Interest expense, net
(4,810
)
 
(4,188
)
 
(9,382
)
 
(9,527
)
Other income, net
106

 
(343
)
 
290

 
(16
)
Corporate and other (2)
(9,866
)
 
(17,336
)
 
(17,564
)
 
(30,414
)
Total consolidated income from continuing operations before income taxes
$
14,331

 
$
7,831

 
$
27,468

 
$
19,156


(1)
Segment profit (loss) represents operating income (loss).
(2)
Primarily relates to fair value adjustments related to the supplemental put liability during 2013, management fees expensed and payable to CGM and corporate overhead expenses during 2014 and 2013.

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Accounts receivable
June 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
CamelBak
$
30,743

 
$
18,054

Ergobaby
9,010

 
8,626

FOX
39,837

 
34,197

Liberty
9,685

 
13,029

ACI
6,259

 
5,542

American Furniture
16,872

 
11,502

Arnold Magnetics
20,248

 
16,922

Tridien
8,797

 
7,288

Total
141,451

 
115,160

Reconciliation of segment to consolidated totals:

 

Corporate and other

 

Total
141,451

 
115,160

Allowance for doubtful accounts
(4,236
)
 
(3,424
)
Total consolidated net accounts receivable
$
137,215

 
$
111,736


 
Goodwill
June 30,
 
Goodwill
Dec. 31,
 
Identifiable
Assets
June 30,
 
Identifiable
Assets
Dec. 31,
 
Depreciation and Amortization
Expense
Three months ended June 30,
Depreciation and Amortization
Expense
Six months ended June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014(1)
 
2013(1)
 
2014
 
2013
2014
 
2013
Goodwill and identifiable assets of operating segments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CamelBak
$
5,546

 
$
5,546

 
$
208,997

 
$
218,081

 
$
3,475

 
$
3,243

$
6,849

 
$
6,439

Ergobaby
41,664

 
41,664

 
63,690

 
65,838

 
957

 
905

1,906

 
1,816

FOX
43,887

 
31,924

 
155,231

 
93,700

 
2,495

 
1,928

4,533

 
3,813

Liberty
32,827

 
32,684

 
42,419

 
49,247

 
1,557

 
1,470

3,081

 
3,220

ACI
57,615

 
57,615

 
20,014

 
22,044

 
1,278

 
1,203

2,558

 
2,408

American Furniture

 

 
33,991

 
32,851

 
41

 
46

100

 
89

Arnold Magnetics
51,767

 
51,767

 
83,866

 
87,921

 
2,113

 
2,080

4,211

 
4,059

Tridien
16,762

 
16,762

 
15,699

 
15,324

 
633

 
556

1,296

 
1,124

Total
250,068

 
237,962

 
623,907

 
585,006

 
12,549

 
11,431

24,534

 
22,968

Reconciliation of segment to consolidated total:

 

 

 

 

 


 

Corporate and other identifiable assets

 

 
109,601

 
101,560

 

 
82


 
156

Amortization of debt issuance costs and original issue discount

 

 

 

 
835

 
821

1,699

 
1,666

Goodwill carried at Corporate level (2)
8,649

 
8,649

 

 

 

 


 

Total
$
258,717

 
$
246,611

 
$
733,508

 
$
686,566

 
$
13,384

 
$
12,334

$
26,233

 
$
24,790


(1)
Does not include accounts receivable balances per schedule above.
(2)
Represents goodwill resulting from purchase accounting adjustments not “pushed down” to the segments. This amount is allocated back to the respective segments for purposes of goodwill impairment testing.


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Note E — Property, plant and equipment and inventory
Property, plant and equipment
Property, plant and equipment is comprised of the following at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 (in thousands):

 
June 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Machinery and equipment
$
102,457

 
$
90,717

Office furniture, computers and software
9,728

 
11,385

Leasehold improvements
13,837

 
15,354

Buildings and land
3,652

 
425

 
129,674

 
117,881

Less: accumulated depreciation
(59,204
)
 
(49,822
)
Total
$
70,470

 
$
68,059

Depreciation expense was $4.9 million and $9.5 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, and $4.1 million and $8.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively.
Inventory
Inventory is comprised of the following at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 (in thousands):

 
June 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
Raw materials and supplies
$
91,143

 
$
74,325

Work-in-process
14,686

 
13,579

Finished goods
71,616

 
73,664

Less: obsolescence reserve
(10,722
)
 
(8,620
)
Total
$
166,723

 
$
152,948


Note F — Goodwill and other intangible assets
Goodwill represents the difference between purchase cost and the fair value of net assets acquired in business acquisitions. Indefinite lived intangible assets, representing trademarks and trade names, are not amortized unless their useful life is determined to be finite. Long-lived intangible assets are subject to amortization using the straight-line method. Goodwill and indefinite lived intangible assets are tested for impairment annually as of March 31st and more often if a triggering event occurs, by comparing the fair value of each reporting unit to its carrying value. Each of the Company’s businesses represents a reporting unit, except Arnold, which comprises three reporting units.
2014 Annual goodwill impairment testing
At March 31, 2014, the Company elected to use the qualitative assessment alternative to test goodwill for impairment for each of the reporting units that maintain a goodwill carrying value. The Company determined that two of Arnold’s three reporting units required further quantitative testing (Step 1) since the Company could not conclude that the fair value of Arnold’s reporting units exceeded their carrying values based solely on qualitative factors. Results of the quantitative analysis indicated that the fair value of these reporting units exceeds their carrying value.

2013 Interim goodwill impairment testing
At December 31, 2013, the Company performed an interim impairment analysis at the Tridien operating segment as a result of continuing revenue decreases and a 2014 forecast that indicated little to no growth. The result of the interim impairment analysis (Step 1) indicated that goodwill was impaired as of December 31, 2013. The completion of Step 2 resulted in a write down of goodwill of $11.5 million and intangible assets of $0.5 million as of December 31, 2013.

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A reconciliation of the change in the carrying value of goodwill for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and the year ended December 31, 2013, is as follows (in thousands):

 
Six months ended June 30, 2014
 
Year ended 
 December 31, 2013
Beginning balance:
 
 
 
Goodwill
$
299,514

 
$
298,962

Accumulated impairment losses
(52,903
)
 
(41,435
)
 
246,611

 
257,527

Impairment losses

 
(11,468
)
Acquisition of businesses (1)
12,106

 
552

Total adjustments
12,106

 
(10,916
)
Ending balance:

 

Goodwill
311,620

 
299,514

Accumulated impairment losses
(52,903
)
 
(52,903
)
 
$
258,717

 
$
246,611


(1)
Primarily relates to add-on acquisitions by FOX in the fourth quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014.
Other intangible assets
2014 Annual indefinite lived impairment testing
At March 31, 2014, the Company elected to use the qualitative assessment alternative to test indefinite lived intangible assets for impairment for each of the reporting units that maintain indefinite lived intangible assets. Results of the qualitative analysis indicate that the carrying value of the Company’s indefinite-lived intangible assets did not exceed their fair value.

Other intangible assets are comprised of the following at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 (in thousands):

 
June 30, 2014
 
December 31,
2013
 
Weighted
Average
Useful Lives
Customer relationships
$
211,615

 
$
192,387

 
13
Technology and patents
90,066

 
89,443

 
8
Trade names, subject to amortization
7,722

 
7,595

 
8
Licensing and non-compete agreements
7,768

 
7,736

 
5
Distributor relations and other
606

 
606

 
5
 
317,777

 
297,767

 
 
Accumulated amortization:

 

 
 
Customer relationships
(73,667
)
 
(64,752
)
 
 
Technology and patents
(49,733
)
 
(44,703
)
 
 
Trade names, subject to amortization
(2,969
)
 
(1,895
)
 
 
Licensing and non-compete agreements
(7,192
)
 
(6,798
)
 
 
Distributor relations and other
(606
)
 
(606
)
 
 
Total accumulated amortization
(134,167
)
 
(118,754
)
 
 
Trade names, not subject to amortization
147,511

 
131,346

 
 
Total intangibles, net
$
331,121

 
$
310,359

 
 


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Amortization expense related to intangible assets was $7.7 million and $15.0 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, and $7.4 million and $15.1 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively. Estimated charges to amortization expense of intangible assets over the next five years, is as follows, (in thousands):

July 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2014
 
$
14,138

2015
 
25,825

2016
 
18,415

2017
 
15,418

2018
 
14,497

 
 
$
88,293


Note G — Debt
2011 Credit Agreement
On October 27, 2011, the Company entered into a Credit Agreement with a group of lenders led by TD Securities for a $515 million credit facility, with an optional $135 million increase (the "2011 Credit Facility"). The 2011 Credit Facility provided for (i) a revolving line of credit of $290 million which was subsequently increased to $320 million (the "2011 Revolving Credit Facility"), and (ii) a $225 million term loan which was subsequently increased to $279 million (the "2011 Term Loan"). The 2011 Term Loan was issued at an original issuance discount of 96%. Amounts borrowed under the 2011 Revolving Credit Facility bore interest based on a leverage ratio defined in the credit agreement at either LIBOR plus a margin ranging from 2.50% to 3.50%, or base rate plus a margin ranging from 1.50% to 2.50%. Amounts outstanding under the 2011 Term Loan bore interest at LIBOR plus 4.00% with a LIBOR floor of 1.00%, or base rate plus a margin ranging from 1.50% to 2.50%. The 2011 Revolving Credit Facility was set to mature in October 2016, and the 2011 Term Loan required quarterly payments of approximately $0.71 million, with the final payment of all remaining outstanding principle and interest due in October 2017. The 2011 Credit Facility was terminated in June 2014. The Company was required to pay commitment fees of 1% per annum of the unused portion of the 2011 Revolving Credit Facility.

2014 Credit Agreement

On June 6, 2014, the Company obtained a $725 million credit facility from a group of lenders (the “2014 Credit Facility”) led by Bank of America N.A. as Administrative Agent. The 2014 Credit Facility provides for (i) a revolving credit facility of $400 million (the “2014 Revolving Credit Facility”) and (ii) a $325 million term loan (the “2014 Term Loan”). The 2014 Credit Facility permits the Company to increase the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility commitment and/ or obtain additional term loans in an aggregate of up to $200 million.

2014 Revolving Credit Facility

The 2014 Revolving Credit Facility will become due in June 2019. The Company can borrow, prepay and reborrow principal under the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility from time to time during its term. Advances under the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility can be either LIBOR rate loans or base rate loans. LIBOR rate revolving loans bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the London Interbank Offered Rate (the “LIBOR Rate”) plus a margin ranging from 2.00% to 2.75% based on the ratio of consolidated net indebtedness to adjusted consolidated earnings before interest expense, tax expense and depreciation and amortization expenses (the “Consolidated Leverage Ratio”). Base rate revolving loans bear interest at a fluctuating rate per annum equal to the greatest of (i) the prime rate of interest, (ii) the Federal Funds Rate plus 0.5% or (iii) LIBOR Rate plus 1% (the “Base Rate”), plus a margin ranging from 1.00% to 1.75% based upon the Consolidated Leverage Ratio.

2014 Term Loan
 
The 2014 Term Loan expires in June 2021 and requires quarterly payments of approximately $0.81 million commencing September 30, 2014, with a final payment of all remaining principal and interest due on June 6, 2021. The 2014 Term Loan was issued at an original issue discount of 99.5% of par value and bears interest at either the applicable LIBOR Rate plus 3.25% per annum, or Base Rate plus 2.25% per annum. The LIBOR Rate applicable to both base rate loans and LIBOR rate loans shall in no event be less than 1.00% at any time. The initial term loan was advanced as a LIBOR rate loan.




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Use of Proceeds
The proceeds of the 2014 Term Loan Facility and advances under the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility were/will be used to (i) refinance existing indebtedness of the Company, (ii) pay fees and expense, (iii) fund acquisitions of additional businesses, (iv) fund working capital needs and (v) to fund permitted distributions. The Company used approximately $290.0 million of the 2014 Term Loan Facility proceeds to pay all amounts outstanding under the 2011 Credit Agreement and to pay the closing costs. In addition, approximately $1.2 million of the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility commitment was utilized in connection with the issuance of letters of credit.


Other

The 2014 Credit Facility provides for sub-facilities under the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility pursuant to which an aggregate amount of up to $100.0 million in letters of credit may be issued, as well as swing line loans of up to $25.0 million outstanding at one time. The issuance of such letters of credit and the making of any swing line loan reduces the amount available under the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility. The Company will pay (i) commitment fees on the unused portion of the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility ranging from 0.45% to 0.60% per annum based on its Consolidated Leverage Ratio, (ii) quarterly letter of credit fees, and (iii) administrative and agency fees. In connection with entering into the 2014 Credit Facility in which the loan syndication consisted of previous members of the syndication under the 2011 Credit Facility who either maintained or increased their position as well as new syndication members, the debt issuance costs associated with the 2011 Credit Facility and the 2014 Credit Facility have been classified as either debt modification costs which have been capitalized and will be amortized over the term of the 2014 Credit Facility, or debt extinguishment costs which have been recorded as an expense in the accompanying condensed consolidated statement of operations. The Company paid debt issuance costs of $7.3 million in connection with the 2014 Credit Facility (of which $0.2 million was expensed as debt modification and extinguishment costs and $7.1 million is being amortized over the term of the related debt in the 2014 Credit Facility) and recorded additional debt modification and extinguishment costs of $2.1 million to write-off previously capitalized debt issuance costs. The 2014 Revolving Credit Facility and the 2014 Term Loan are secured by all of the assets of the Company, including all of its equity interests in, and loans to, its subsidiaries (with the exception of FOX - see “FOX Credit Facility” below).

Availability under the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility was approximately $388.4 million at June 30, 2014. Letters of credit outstanding at June 30, 2014 totaled approximately $1.2 million. At June 30, 2014, the Company was in compliance with all covenants in the 2014 Credit Agreement.
FOX Credit Facility
FOX entered into a $60 million revolving credit facility with SunTrust Bank and other lenders (the “FOX Credit Facility”) in August 2013 in connection with the FOX IPO. In March 2014, FOX amended the FOX Credit Facility in connection with the FOX acquisition of Sport Truck (the “FOX Amended Credit Agreement”). The FOX Amended Credit Agreement added FOX’s wholly owned subsidiary, ST USA Holding Corp., as a borrower, extended the term through March 31, 2019, and provided for a term loan facility of $50 million, in addition to the $60 million revolving credit facility which includes up to $10 million in letters of credit, up to $5 million in swingline loans. The facility is secured by substantially all of FOX’s tangible and intangible personal property. The term loan facility requires quarterly payments of approximately $0.6 million from June 30, 2014 through March 31, 2016, $0.9 million from June 30, 2016 through March 31, 2018, $1.3 million from June 30, 2018 through December 31, 2018, with the final payment of principal and interest due March 31, 2019. The proceeds of the term loan were used, in part, to fund the purchase of Sport Truck and to pay down existing amounts outstanding under the revolving credit facility.
The term loan and advances under the revolving credit portion of the FOX Amended Credit Agreement bear interest at either LIBOR plus an applicable margin ranging from 1.50% to 2.50%, or the Prime Rate, plus an applicable margin ranging from 0.50% to 1.50%. In addition to interest on amounts borrowed under the FOX Amended Credit Agreement, FOX will pay a quarterly commitment fee on the unused portion of the commitment as defined in the FOX Amended Credit Agreement, which can range from 0.20% to 0.30%. FOX is subject to certain customary affirmative and restrictive covenants arising under the FOX Credit Facility. In addition, FOX is required to maintain certain financial covenants, including a maximum total leverage ratio and a fixed charge coverage ratio. FOX was in compliance with applicable covenants of the FOX Amended Credit Agreement as of June 30, 2014.

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The following table provides the Company’s debt holdings at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 (in thousands):

 
June 30, 2014
 
December 31,
2013
Revolving Credit Facility
$

 
$

FOX Revolving Credit Facility

 
8,000

FOX Term Loan
45,375

 

Term Loan
325,000

 
279,750

Original issue discount
(4,639
)
 
(4,511
)
Total debt
$
365,736

 
$
283,239

Less: Current portion, term loan facilities
(5,750
)
 
(2,850
)
Less: Current portion, revolving credit facilities

 

Long term debt
$
359,986

 
$
280,389


Note H — Derivative instruments and hedging activities
The 2011 Credit Agreement required the Company to hedge the interest on 50 percent of the outstanding debt under the 2011 Term Loan. The Company purchased the following derivative on October 31, 2011:

A three-year interest rate swap (the “Swap”) with a notional amount of $200 million effective January 1, 2014 through March 31, 2016. The agreement requires the Company to pay interest on the notional amount at the rate of 2.49% in exchange for the 3-month LIBOR rate, with a floor of 1.5%. At June 30, 2014, the Swap had a fair value loss of $3.4 million. The fair value is reflected in other current liabilities of $2.0 million and other non-current liabilities of $1.4 million with its periodic mark-to-market value reflected as a component of interest expense.
The Company did not elect hedge accounting for the above derivative transaction and as a result, periodic mark-to-market changes in fair value are reflected as a component of interest expense in the consolidated statement of operations.

Note I — Fair value measurement
The following table provides the assets and liabilities carried at fair value measured on a recurring basis at June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013 (in thousands):

 
Fair Value Measurements at June 30, 2014
 
Carrying
Value
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Call option of noncontrolling shareholder (1)
$
25

 
$

 
$

 
$
25

Put option of noncontrolling shareholders (2)
50

 

 

 
50

Contingent consideration - Sport Truck (3)
19,035

 

 

 
19,035

Interest rate swap
3,392

 

 
3,392

 

Total recorded at fair value
$
22,502

 
$

 
$
3,392

 
$
19,110


(1)
Represents a noncontrolling shareholder’s call option to purchase additional common stock in Tridien.
(2)
Represents put options issued to noncontrolling shareholders in connection with the Liberty acquisition.
(3)
Represents contingent purchase price consideration in connection with the Company’s FOX subsidiary’s acquisition of Sport Truck on March 31, 2014.

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Fair Value Measurements at December 31, 2013
 
Carrying
Value
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate cap
$

 
$

 
$

 
$

Liabilities:

 

 

 

Call option of noncontrolling shareholder (1)
25

 

 

 
25

Put option of noncontrolling shareholders (2)
50

 

 

 
50

Interest rate swap
4,126

 

 
4,126

 

Total recorded at fair value
$
4,201

 
$

 
$
4,126

 
$
75

Reconciliations of the change in the carrying value of our Level 3 fair value measurements from January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2014 and from January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013 are as follows (in thousands):

 
2014
 
2013
Balance at January 1
$
75

 
$
51,673

Supplemental put expense (1)

 
6,396

Contingent consideration - Sport Truck
19,035

 

Balance at March 31
$
19,110

 
$
58,069

Supplemental put expense (1)

 
8,912

Payment of supplemental put liability

 
(5,603
)
Balance at June 30
$
19,110

 
$
61,378


(1)
As a result of the termination of the Supplemental Put Agreement on July 1, 2013, the Company has derecognized the supplemental put liability.
Valuation Techniques
The Company has not changed its valuation techniques in measuring the fair value of any of its financial assets and liabilities during the period. For details of the Company’s fair value measurement policies under the fair value hierarchy, refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.
Contingent Consideration
FOX entered into a contingent consideration arrangement in connection with the purchase of Sport Truck on March 31, 2014. The earnout provision provides for the payments of cash of up to $29.3 million upon achievement of adjusted EBITDA targets by the acquired business through 2016. The contingent consideration was valued at $19.0 million using Level 3 unobservable inputs, primarily probability weighted models.

2014 Term Loan
At June 30, 2014, the carrying value of the principal under the Company’s outstanding 2014 Term Loan, including the current portion, was $325.0 million, which approximates fair value because it has a variable interest rate that reflects market changes in interest rates and changes in the Company's net leverage ratio. The estimated fair value of the outstanding 2014 Term Loan is based on quoted market prices for similar debt issues and is, therefore, classified as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy.

Note J — Stockholders’ equity
Trust Shares
The Trust is authorized to issue 500,000,000 Trust shares and the Company is authorized to issue a corresponding number of LLC interests. The Company will at all times have the identical number of LLC interests outstanding as Trust shares. Each Trust share represents an undivided beneficial interest in the Trust, and each Trust share is entitled to one vote per share on any matter with respect to which members of the Company are entitled to vote.

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Allocation Interests
The Allocation Interests represent the original equity interest in the Company. The holders of the Allocation Interests (“Holders”) are entitled to receive distributions pursuant to a profit allocation formula upon the occurrence of certain events. The distributions of the profit allocation is paid upon the occurrence of the sale of a material amount of capital stock or assets of one of the Company’s businesses (“Sale Event”) or, at the option of the Holders, at each five year anniversary date of the acquisition of one of the Company’s businesses (“Holding Event”). The Manager, as the original holder of the Allocation Interests, previously had the right to cause the Company to purchase the Allocation Interests upon termination of the MSA in accordance with a Supplemental Put Agreement. On July 1, 2013, the Company and the Manager amended the MSA to provide for certain modifications related to the Manager’s registration as an investment advisor under the Investment Advisor’s Act of 1940, as amended (the “Advisor’s Act”). In connection with the amendment resulting from the Managers’ registration as an investment advisor under the Advisor’s Act, the Company and the Manager agreed to terminate the Supplemental Put Agreement. The Company historically recorded the obligation associated with the Supplemental Put agreement as a liability that represented the amount the Company would have to pay to physically settle the purchase of the Allocation Interests upon termination of the MSA. As a result of the termination of the Supplemental Put Agreement, the Company currently records distributions of the profit allocation to the Holders upon occurrence of a Sale Event or Holding Event as dividends declared on Allocation Interests to stockholders’ equity when they are approved by the Company’s board of directors.
Earnings per share
Prior to the termination of the Supplemental Put Agreement, basic and diluted earnings per share attributable to Holdings were calculated on a weighted average basis. Since the termination of the Supplemental Put Agreement, basic and diluted earnings per share is calculated using the two-class method which requires the Company to allocate participating securities that have rights to earnings that otherwise would have been available only to Trust shareholders as a separate class of securities in calculating earnings per share. The Allocation Interests are considered participating securities that contain participating rights to receive profit allocations upon the occurrence of a Holding Event or Sale Event. The calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 reflects the incremental increase during the period in the profit allocation distribution to Holders related to Holding Events.
Basic and diluted earnings per share for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 is calculated as follows:

 
Three Months Ended 
 June 30, 2014
 
Six Months Ended 
 June 30, 2014
Net income attributable to Holdings
$
5,719

 
$
10,378

Less: Effect of contribution based profit - Holding Event
573

 
1,196

Net income from Holdings attributable to Trust shares
$
5,146

 
$
9,182

 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding
48,300

 
48,300

Net income per share - basic and fully diluted
$
0.11

 
$
0.19


Distributions

On January 30, 2014, the Company paid a distribution of $0.36 per share to holders of record as of January 23, 2014. This distribution was declared on January 9, 2014.
On April 30, 2014, the Company paid a distribution of $0.36 per share to holders of record as of April 23, 2014. This distribution was declared on April 10, 2014.
On July 30, 2014, the Company paid a distribution of $0.36 per shares to holders of record as of July 23, 2014. This distribution was declared on July 10, 2014.

Note K — Warranties
The Company’s CamelBak, Ergobaby, FOX, Liberty and Tridien operating segments estimate their exposure to warranty claims based on both current and historical product sales data and warranty costs incurred. The Company assesses the adequacy of its recorded warranty liability quarterly and adjusts the amount as necessary. A reconciliation of the change in the carrying value of the Company’s warranty liability for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and the year ended December 31, 2013 is as follows (in thousands):


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Six Months Ended 
 June 30, 2014
 
Year ended 
 December 31, 2013
Warranty liability:
 
 
 
Beginning balance
$
5,815

 
$
6,410

Accrual
2,189

 
6,713

Warranty payments
(1,706
)
 
(7,308
)
Ending balance
$
6,298

 
$
5,815


Note L — Noncontrolling interest

Noncontrolling interest represents the portion of the Company’s majority-owned subsidiary’s net income (loss) and equity that is owned by noncontrolling shareholders. The following tables reflect the Company’s ownership percentage of its majority owned operating segments and related noncontrolling interest balances as of June 30, 2014 and December 31, 2013:

 
% Ownership (1)
June 30, 2014
 
% Ownership (1)
December 31, 2013
 
Primary
 
Fully
Diluted
 
Primary
 
Fully
Diluted
CamelBak
89.9
 
79.7
 
89.9
 
79.7
Ergobaby
81.0
 
74.3
 
81.0
 
75.0
FOX (refer to Note B)
53.3
 
49.3
 
53.9
 
49.8
Liberty
96.2
 
84.8
 
96.2
 
84.8
ACI
69.4
 
69.3
 
69.4
 
69.4
American Furniture
99.9
 
99.9
 
99.9
 
99.9
Arnold Magnetics
96.7
 
87.2
 
96.7
 
87.2
Tridien
81.3
 
64.7
 
81.3
 
66.5

(1) The principal difference between primary and diluted percentages of our operating segments is due to stock option issuances of operating segment stock to management of the respective businesses.

 
Noncontrolling Interest Balances
(in thousands)
June 30, 2014
 
December 31,
2013
CamelBak
$
14,329

 
$
13,519

Ergobaby
13,519

 
12,571

FOX
76,683

 
64,949

Liberty
2,473

 
2,339

ACI
(1,042
)
 
(2,529
)
American Furniture
260

 
260

Arnold Magnetics
1,890

 
1,808

Tridien
2,668

 
2,533

Allocation Interests
100

 
100

 
$
110,880

 
$
95,550


Note M — Income taxes
Each fiscal quarter the Company estimates its annual effective tax rate and applies that rate to its interim pre-tax earnings. In this regard, the Company reflects the full year’s estimated tax impact of certain unusual or infrequently occurring items and the effects of changes in tax laws or rates in the interim period in which they occur.
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permanent and temporary differences and the likelihood of recovering deferred tax assets generated in the current year. The accounting estimates used to compute the provision for income taxes may change as new events occur, as additional information is obtained or as the tax environment changes.
The reconciliation between the Federal Statutory Rate and the effective income tax rate for the six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013 are as follows:

 
Six months ended June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
United States Federal Statutory Rate
35.0
 %
 
35.0
 %
Foreign and State income taxes (net of Federal benefits) (1)
(10.0
)
 
6.0

Expenses of Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC representing a pass through to shareholders (2)
8.7

 
30.6

Impact of subsidiary employee stock options
0.6

 
1.1

Domestic production activities deduction
(2.8
)
 
(3.5
)
Non-recognition of NOL carryforwards at subsidiaries
(0.9
)
 
0.6

Other
(2.3
)
 
1.1

Effective income tax rate
28.3
 %
 
70.9
 %

(1)
During the quarter ended June 30, 2014, the Company's FOX operating segment recognized a discrete tax benefit of $3.8 million related to the apportionment of income amongst the jurisdictions where FOX does business. The benefit relates to the tax years 2009 through 2013 and results from a detailed study of FOX's business practice undertaken as a result of a series of legal interpretations regarding apportionment laws and court cases, and includes the impact of a reduction in the rate used to measure FOX's deferred tax liability and unrecognized tax benefit. The benefit has been accounted for as a change in estimate, and FOX anticipates filing amended state tax returns in the affected jurisdictions.
(2)
The effective income tax rate for all periods includes a significant loss at the Company's parent which is taxed as a partnership.

Note N — Defined Benefit Plan
In connection with the acquisition of Arnold, the Company has a defined benefit plan covering substantially all of Arnold’s employees at its Lupfig, Switzerland location. The benefits are based on years of service and the employees’ highest average compensation during the specific period.
The unfunded liability of $1.2 million is recognized in the consolidated balance sheet as a component of other non-current liabilities at June 30, 2014. Net periodic benefit cost consists of the following for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013:

 
Three months ended June 30,
 
Six months ended June 30,
 
2014
 
2013
 
2014
 
2013
Service cost
$
118

 
$
114

 
$
236

 
$
228

Interest cost
75

 
70

 
151

 
141

Expected return on plan assets
(83
)
 
(208
)
 
(280
)
 
(355
)
Net periodic benefit cost
$
110

 
$
(24
)
 
$
107

 
$
14

During the three months and six months ended June 30, 2014, Arnold has contributed $0.1 million and $0.3 million to the plan, respectively. For the remainder of 2014, the expected contribution to the plan will be approximately $0.3 million.
The plan assets are pooled with assets of other participating employers and are not separable; therefore the fair values of the pension plan assets at June 30, 2014 were considered Level 3.


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Note O - Subsequent Event
On July 10, 2014, the Company’s FOX operating segment, which completed an initial public offering of its shares in August 2013, used a registration statement on Form S-1 under the Securities Act filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for a public offering of its common stock (the “FOX Secondary Offering”) held by certain shareholders (the "Selling Stockholders").  The Selling Stockholders sold 5,750,000 shares of FOX common stock in the FOX Secondary Offering, which included an underwriters’ option to purchase an additional 750,000 shares, at an offering price of $15.50 per share.  CODI sold 4,466,569 shares of FOX common stock, including 633,955 shares sold in connection with the underwriters’ exercise of their full option to purchase additional shares of common stock, and received net proceeds from the sale of approximately $65.5 million. FOX did not receive any proceeds from the FOX Secondary Offering.
As a result of the sale of the shares by the Company in the FOX Secondary Offering, the Company’s ownership interest in FOX will decrease to approximately 41%, which will result in the deconsolidation of the FOX operating segment in the Company’s consolidated financial statements effective as of the date of the FOX Secondary Offering. The Company has elected to account for its investment in FOX at fair value using the equity method beginning on the date the investment became subject to the equity method of accounting. The Company uses the equity method of accounting when it has the ability to exercise significant influence, but not control, over the operating and financial policies of the investee. For equity method investments which the Company has elected to measure at fair value, unrealized gains and losses are reported in the consolidated statement of operations as income (loss) from equity method investments.
Subsequent to the sale of the shares of FOX common stock by the Company, the Company will own approximately 15.1 million shares of FOX common stock, which had a fair value of $234.2 million at July 10, 2014 based on the offering price per share. The Company will recognize a gain in the quarter ended September 30, 2014 of approximately $76.5 million related to the shares that were sold in connection with the FOX Secondary Offering, and a gain of approximately $187.8 million related to the Company’s retained interest in FOX, for a total gain of approximately $264.2 million.


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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
This Item 2 contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are beyond our control. Our actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. Additional risks of which we are not currently aware or which we currently deem immaterial could also cause our actual results to differ, including those discussed in the sections entitled “Forward-Looking Statements” included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report as well as those risk factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013.
Overview
Compass Diversified Holdings, a Delaware statutory trust (“Holdings” or the “Trust”), was incorporated in Delaware on November 18, 2005. Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability Company (the “Company”), was also formed on November 18, 2005. The Trust and the Company (collectively “CODI”) were formed to acquire and manage a group of small and middle-market businesses headquartered in North America. The Trust is the sole owner of 100% of the Trust Interests, as defined in our LLC Agreement, of the Company. Pursuant to the LLC Agreement, the Trust owns an identical number of Trust Interests in the Company as exist for the number of outstanding shares of the Trust. Accordingly, our shareholders are treated as beneficial owners of Trust Interests in the Company and, as such, are subject to tax under partnership income tax provisions. The Company is the operating entity with a board of directors whose corporate governance responsibilities are similar to that of a Delaware corporation. The Company’s board of directors oversees the management of the Company and our businesses and the performance of Compass Group Management LLC (“CGM” or our “Manager”). Certain members of our Manager receive a profit allocation as owners of 53.6% of the Allocation Interests in us, as defined in our LLC Agreement.
The Trust and the Company were formed to acquire and manage a group of small and middle-market businesses headquartered in North America. We characterize small to middle market businesses as those that generate annual cash flows of up to $60 million. We focus on companies of this size because of our belief that these companies are often more able to achieve growth rates above those of their relevant industries and are also frequently more susceptible to efforts to improve earnings and cash flow.
In pursuing new acquisitions, we seek businesses with the following characteristics:
North American base of operations;
stable and growing earnings and cash flow;
maintains a significant market share in defensible industry niche (i.e., has a “reason to exist”);
solid and proven management team with meaningful incentives;
low technological and/or product obsolescence risk; and
a diversified customer and supplier base.
Our management team’s strategy for our businesses involves:
utilizing structured incentive compensation programs tailored to each business to attract, recruit and retain talented managers to operate our businesses;
regularly monitoring financial and operational performance, instilling consistent financial discipline, and supporting management in the development and implementation of information systems to effectively achieve these goals;
assisting management in their analysis and pursuit of prudent organic cash flow growth strategies (both revenue and cost related);
identifying and working with management to execute attractive external growth and acquisition opportunities; and
forming strong subsidiary level boards of directors to supplement management in their development and implementation of strategic goals and objectives.
We are dependent on the earnings of, and cash receipts from our businesses to meet our corporate overhead and management fee expenses and to pay distributions. These earnings and distributions, net of any minority interests in these businesses, are generally available:
first, to meet capital expenditure requirements, management fees and corporate overhead expenses;
second, to fund distributions from the businesses to the Company; and
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2014 Highlights

Debt Refinancing
On June 6, 2014 we obtained a $725 million credit facility led by Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Swing Line Lender and L/C issuer for a group of lenders. The 2014 Credit Facility provides for (i) revolving loans, swing line loans and letters of credit up to a maximum aggregate amount of $400 million, and (ii) a $325 million term loan. The 2014 Term Loan was issued at an original issuance discount of 99.5% of par value. The 2014 Term Loan requires quarterly payments of $812,500 commencing September 30, 2014 with a final payment of all remaining principal and interest due on June 6, 2021, which is the 2014 Term Loan maturity date. All amounts outstanding under the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility will become due on June 6, 2019, which is the maturity date of loans advanced under the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility and the termination date of the revolving loan commitment. The 2014 Credit Facility also permits us, prior to the applicable maturity date, to increase the revolving loan commitment and/or obtain additional term loans in an aggregate amount of up to $200 million subject to certain restrictions and conditions.
We used approximately $290.0 million of the 2014 Term Loan proceeds to pay all amounts outstanding under the 2011 Credit Facility and to pay the closing costs. In addition, at closing, approximately $1.2 million of the revolving loan commitment was utilized in connection with the issuance of letters of credit.
Advances under the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility will be used to finance working capital, capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes (including to fund acquisitions of additional businesses, permitted distributions and loans to our businesses and, in the case of any incremental loans that are term loans, to repay amounts outstanding under the 2014 Revolving Credit Facility.

FOX acquisition of Sport Truck USA, Inc.
On March 31, 2014, FOX completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Sport Truck USA, Inc. (“Sport Truck”), a full service, globally recognized distributor of aftermarket suspension solutions. Sport Truck primarily designs, markets, and distributes high quality lift kit solutions through its brands, BDS Suspension and Zone Offroad Products.
FOX acquired substantially all of the assets of Sport Truck for approximately $41 million, which is subject to working capital adjustments, in accordance with the asset purchase agreement. The transaction was financed with new term debt and includes a potential earn-out opportunity of up to a maximum of $29.3 million payable over the next three years contingent upon the achievement of certain performance-based financial targets.
In connection with FOX’s acquisition of Sport Truck on March 31, 2014, FOX amended its credit facility which now provides for a secured term loan in the principal amount of $50 million, subject to quarterly amortization payments. FOX also extended the term of its credit facility through March 31, 2019. The proceeds of the term loan were used to fund the purchase of the assets of Sport Truck and to pay down its revolver.

Sale of FOX common stock
On July 10, 2014, 5,750,000 shares of FOX common stock, held by certain FOX shareholders, including us, were sold in a secondary offering at a price of $15.50 per share for total net proceeds to selling shareholders of approximately $84.4 million.
As a selling shareholder we sold a total of 4,466,569 shares of FOX common stock, including 633,955 shares sold in connection with underwriters’ exercise of the over-allotment option in full, for total net proceeds of approximately $65.5 million. Upon completion of the offering, our ownership in FOX was lowered from approximately 53% to 41%, or 15,108,718 shares of FOX’s common stock and as a result we anticipate deconsolidating FOX as of July 10, 2014 which is consistent with our intention to streamline our consolidated financial reporting. In connection with the FOX deconsolidation we expect to record a gain of approximately $264 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Outlook
Middle market deal flow in the first half of 2014 increased relative to 2013, both in terms of quantity and quality, in part due to attractive valuations for sellers. High valuation levels continue to be driven by the availability of debt capital with favorable terms and financial and strategic buyers seeking to deploy available equity capital.

We are dependent on the earnings of, and cash receipts from, the businesses that we own to meet our corporate overhead and management fee expenses and to pay distributions. These earnings and distributions, net of any minority interests in these businesses, will be available:

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     First, to meet capital expenditure requirements, management fees and corporate overhead expenses;

     Second, to fund distributions from the businesses to the Company; and

     Third, to be distributed by the Trust to shareholders.


Results of Operations
We were formed on November 18, 2005 and acquired our existing businesses (segments) as follows:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 16, 2006
 
August 1, 2006
  
August 31, 2007
  
January 4, 2008
  
March 31, 2010
 
 
 
 
 
Advanced Circuits
 
Tridien
  
American Furniture
  
FOX
  
Liberty Safe
 
 
 
 
 
September 16, 2010
 
August 24, 2011
  
March 5, 2012
  
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ergobaby
 
CamelBak
  
Arnold Magnetics
  
 
  
 

In the following results of operations, we provide (i) our actual consolidated results of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013, which includes the historical results of operations of our businesses (operating segments) from the date of acquisition and (ii) comparative results of operations for each of our businesses on a stand-alone basis for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014 and 2013.
Consolidated Results of Operations – Compass Diversified Holdings and Compass Group Diversified Holdings LLC
 
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended 
 June 30, 2014
 
Three Months Ended 
 June 30, 2013
 
Six Months Ended 
 June 30, 2014
 
Six Months Ended 
 June 30, 2013
Net sales
$
269,084

 
$
245,775

 
$
515,132

 
$
487,342

Cost of sales
186,542

 
168,418

 
356,238

 
333,612

Gross profit
82,542

 
77,357

 
158,894

 
153,730

Selling, general and administrative expense
48,080

 
40,994

 
94,253

 
82,203

Supplemental put expense

 
8,912

 

 
15,308

Fees to manager
5,023

 
4,434

 
9,758

 
8,750

Amortization of intangibles
7,678

 
7,444

 
15,027

 
15,074

Impairment expense

 
900

 

 
900

Operating income
$
21,761

 
$
14,673

 
$
39,856

 
$
31,495


Net sales
On a consolidated basis, net sales for the three months ended June 30, 2014 increased by approximately $23.3 million or 9.5% and for the six months ended June 30, 2014 increased $27.8 million or 5.7%, each when compared to comparable prior year periods.   Notable sales increases for both periods at FOX, American Furniture, CamelBak and Ergobaby were offset by decreased sales at Liberty Safe for both periods.  The increase in sales at FOX is principally the result of the inclusion of Sport Truck operations acquired on March 31, 2014. The decrease in sales at Liberty Safe is the result of a steep market decline in gun safe purchases. Refer to “Results of Operations - Our Businesses” for a more detailed analysis of net sales by business segment.

We do not generate any revenues apart from those generated by the businesses we own. We may generate interest income on the investment of available funds, but we expect such earnings to be minimal. Our investment in our businesses is typically in the form of loans from the Company to such businesses, as well as equity interests in those companies. Cash flows coming to the

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Trust and the Company are the result of interest payments on those loans, amortization of those loans and, in the future, potentially, dividends on our equity ownership. However, on a consolidated basis these items will be eliminated.

Cost of sales
On a consolidated basis, cost of sales increased approximately $18.1 million and $22.6 million during the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014, respectively, compared to the corresponding periods in 2013. This increase is in line with the increase in net sales. Gross profit as a percentage of sales was approximately 30.7% and 30.8% in the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, compared to 31.5% in each of the same periods in 2013. The decrease in gross profit as a percentage of sales in both the three and six month periods in 2014 is principally due to a larger proportion of sales in 2014 at those businesses that historically earn a lower margin and a steep decrease in gross profit margins at Liberty Safe resulting from a sudden market decline, inventory write down and decrease in sales backlog. Refer to “Results of Operations - Our Businesses” for a more detailed analysis of cost of sales by business segment.

Selling, general and administrative expense
On a consolidated basis, selling, general and administrative expense increased approximately $7.1 million and $12.0 million during the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014, respectively, compared to the corresponding period in 2013. $4.8 million and $7.5 million of this increase in each respective period is attributable to FOX, with a portion of that increase supported by incremental costs at Sport Truck and approximately $1.2 million being spent for acquisition costs in connection with Sport Truck. Selling, general and administrative costs increased $1.2 million and $1.8 million in the three and six month periods, respectively, at Ergobaby with the bulk of those incremental costs spent on new product promotion and support. Refer to “Results of Operations - Our Businesses” for a more detailed analysis of selling, general and administrative expense by business segment. At the corporate level, selling, general and administrative expense increased $0.4 million and $0.8 million in the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively, compared to the same period in 2013 as a result of unsuccessful acquisition costs of $0.4 million incurred in the three months ended June 30, 2014 and higher audit fees aggregating $0.4 million incurred in the first quarter of 2014.

Fees to manager
Pursuant to the Management Services Agreement, we pay CGM a quarterly management fee equal to 0.5% (2.0% annually) of our consolidated adjusted net assets. We accrue for the management fee on a quarterly basis. For the three and six -months ended June 30, 2014, we incurred approximately $5.0 million and $9.8 million, respectively, in expense for these fees compared to $4.4 million and $8.8 million for the corresponding periods in 2013. The increase is principally due to management fees incurred on the increase in cash on hand resulting from the sale of shares of FOX common stock in August 2013 and proceeds from debt refinancing.

Supplemental put expense
The supplemental put agreement between us and our Manager was terminated as of July 1, 2013.

Impairment expense
During the second quarter of 2013, one of Tridien’s largest customers lost a large contract program that was being serviced substantially with Tridien product. The expected lost sales and net income were significant enough to trigger an interim goodwill and indefinite-lived asset impairment analysis. The result of these analyses supported the carrying value of goodwill but indicated that sales of product reliant on trade names could not fully support the carrying value of Tridien’s trade names. As such, we wrote down the value of the trade names by $0.9 million to a carrying value of approximately $0.6 million at June 30, 2013. There was no indication of impairment in 2014.

Results of Operations — Our Businesses

We categorize the businesses we own into two separate groups of businesses (i) branded consumer businesses and, (ii) niche industrial businesses. Branded consumer businesses are characterized as those businesses that we believe capitalize on a valuable brand name in their respective market sector. We believe that our branded consumer businesses are leaders in their particular category. Niche industrial businesses are characterized as those businesses that focus on manufacturing and selling particular products within a specific market sector. We believe that our niche industrial businesses are leaders in their specific market sector.

The following discussion reflects a comparison of the historical results of operations of each of our businesses for the three and six-month periods ending June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013 on a stand-alone basis. We believe this is the most meaningful comparison of the operating results for each of our business segments. The following results of operations at each our businesses are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for a full year.


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Branded Consumer Businesses
CamelBak
Overview
CamelBak, headquartered in Petaluma, California, is a premier designer and manufacturer of personal hydration products for outdoor, recreation and military applications. CamelBak offers a broad range of recreational and military personal hydration packs, reusable water bottles, specialty military gloves and performance accessories.

As the leading supplier of hydration products to specialty outdoor, cycling and military retailers, CamelBak maintains the leading market share position in recreational markets for hands-free hydration packs and the leading market share position for reusable water bottles in specialty channels. CamelBak is also the dominant supplier of hydration packs to the military, with a leading market share in post-issue hydration packs. Over its more than 25-year history, CamelBak has developed a reputation as the preferred supplier for the hydration needs of the most demanding athletes and warfighters. Across its markets, CamelBak is respected for its innovation, leadership and authenticity.
Historical Financial Performance
On August 24, 2011, we made loans to, and purchased a controlling interest in, CamelBak for approximately $258.6 million, representing approximately 90% of the equity in CamelBak.
Results of Operations
The table below summarizes the income from operations data for CamelBak for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013.
 
 
Three months ended
 
Six months ended
(in thousands)
June 30, 2014

June 30, 2013

June 30, 2014

June 30, 2013
Net sales
$
40,879


$
34,511

 
$
79,649

 
$
77,266

Cost of sales
23,500


19,550

 
45,365

 
42,687

Gross profit
17,379


14,961

 
34,284

 
34,579

Selling, general and administrative expense
9,247


8,670

 
17,994

 
16,947

Fees to manager
125


125

 
250

 
250

Amortization of intangibles
2,178


2,278

 
4,356

 
4,556

Income from operations
$
5,829


$
3,888

 
$
11,684

 
$
12,826

Three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2013

Net sales
Net sales for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were approximately $40.9 million, an increase of $6.4 million, or 18.5%, compared to the same period in 2013. The increase in gross sales is a result of increased sales in Bottles ($6.7 million), and Accessories ($0.2 million), offset in part by a decrease in sales in Hydration systems ($0.6 million) and Gloves ($0.1 million). The increase in Bottle sales during the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 is primarily attributable to an increase in international bottle sales including, eddyTM, the Podium line of insulated bottles, Chute, an ergonomic high-flow water bottle and the introduction of the filtered pitcher, Relay, and the continued expansion in its customer base, including new and existing customers, for all product lines. The decrease in Glove sales during the same period is the result of timing of government orders which are sporadic in nature. The decrease in sales of Hydration systems during the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 2013 is primarily attributable to Marine Corps contract sales in the 2013 quarter ($0.7 million). There were no Marine Corps contract sales in the 2014 quarter.

Sales of Hydration Systems and Bottles represented approximately 88% of gross sales for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 86% for the same period in 2013. Military sales were approximately 17% of gross sales for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 27% for the same period in 2013. International sales were approximately 21% of gross sales for the three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 19% for the same period in 2013. The decrease in Military sales is attributable to the absence of Marine Corps contract sales and a decrease in other Military sales, including gloves, due to decreased demand as

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a result of the drawdown of U.S. combat troops. The increase in international sales is attributable to continued growth in that portion of the business.

Cost of sales
Cost of sales for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was approximately $23.5 million compared to approximately $19.6 million in the same period of 2013. The increase of $3.9 million is due principally to the corresponding increase in sales. Gross profit as a percentage of sales decreased to 42.5% for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 compared to 43.4% in the quarter ended June 30, 2013. The decrease is principally attributable to increased bottle supplier costs not passed on to customers and unfavorable sales mix in Hydration systems.

Selling, general and administrative expense
Selling, general and administrative expense for the three months ended June 30, 2014 increased to approximately $9.2 million or 22.6% of net sales compared to $8.7 million or 25.1% of net sales for the same period of 2013. This increase is attributable to increases in marketing costs to support new product launches in 2014 and severance costs in connection with closing a foreign sales office.

Income from operations
Income from operations for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was approximately $5.8 million, an increase of $1.9 million when compared to the same period in 2013, based on the factors described above.

Six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2013.

Net sales
Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were approximately $79.6 million, an increase of $2.4 million, or 3.1%, compared to the same period in 2013. The increase in gross sales is a result of increased sales in Bottles ($9.5 million), and Gloves ($0.7 million), offset in part by a decrease in sales in Hydration systems ($7.0 million) and Accessories ($1.0 million). The increase in Bottle sales during the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the same period in 2013 is primarily attributable to an increase in international bottle sales including, eddyTM, the Podium line of insulated bottles, Chute, an ergonomic high-flow water bottle and the introduction of the filtered pitcher, Relay, and the continued expansion in its customer base, including new and existing customers, for all product lines. The increase in Glove sales during the same period is the result of timing of government orders which are sporadic in nature. The decrease in sales of Hydration systems during the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 2013 is primarily attributable to Marine Corps contract sales in the 2013 period ($6.5 million). There were no Marine Corps contract sales in 2014.
 
Sales of Hydration Systems and Bottles represented approximately 88% of gross sales for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 87% for the same period in 2013. Military sales were approximately 18% of gross sales for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 32% for the same period in 2013. International sales were approximately 24% of gross sales for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 20% for the same period in 2013. The steep decrease in Military sales is attributable to the absence of Marine Corps contract sales and a decrease in other Military sales, due to decreased demand as a result of the drawdown of U.S. combat troops. The increase in international sales is attributable to continued growth in that portion of the business.

Cost of sales
Cost of sales for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were approximately $45.4 million compared to approximately $42.7 million in the same period of 2013. Gross profit as a percentage of sales decreased to 43.0% during the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 44.8% in the same period in 2013. The decrease is attributable to an unfavorable sales mix in Bottles and Hydration Systems and a decrease in obsolescence reserve in the first quarter of 2013, offset in part by an increase in gross margin attributable to Glove sales as a result of non-recurring discounted Glove sales in the first quarter of 2013.

Selling, general and administrative expense
Selling, general and administrative expense for the six months ended June 30, 2014 increased to approximately $18.0 million or 22.6% of net sales compared to $16.9 million or 21.9% of net sales for the same period of 2013. This increase is attributable to increases in marketing costs to support new product launches in 2014 and severance costs in connection with closing a foreign sales office.

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Income from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2014 was approximately $11.7 million, a decrease of $1.1 million when compared to the same period in 2013, based on the factors described above.

Ergobaby
Overview
Ergobaby, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a premier designer, marketer and distributor of wearable baby carriers and related baby wearing products, as well as infant travel systems consisting of strollers, car seats and accessories. Ergobaby offers a broad range of wearable baby carriers, infant travel systems and related products that are sold through more than 450 retailers and web shops in the United States and throughout the world. Ergobaby has two main product lines: baby carriers (baby carriers and accessories) and infant travel systems (strollers, car seats and accessories).
On September 16, 2010, we made loans to and purchased a controlling interest in Ergobaby for approximately $85.2 million, representing approximately 84% of the equity in Ergobaby.
On November 18, 2011, Ergobaby acquired all the outstanding stock of Orbit Baby for $17.5 million. Orbit Baby produces and markets a premium line of infant travel systems. Orbit Baby’s high-quality products include stroller frames, seats, car seats and bassinets that are interchangeable using a patented hub ring.
Results of Operations
The table below summarizes the income from operations data for Ergobaby for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013.
 
 
Three months ended
 
Six months ended
(in thousands)
June 30, 2014
 
June 30, 2013
 
June 30, 2014
 
June 30, 2013
Net sales
$
19,467


$
16,420

 
$
39,039

 
$
32,627

Cost of sales
7,079


6,253

 
14,261

 
12,301

Gross profit
12,388


10,167

 
24,778

 
20,326

Selling, general and administrative expense
7,279


6,049

 
14,459

 
12,626

Fees to manager
125


125

 
250

 
250

Amortization of intangibles
756


743

 
1,511

 
1,486

Income from operations
$
4,228


$
3,250

 
$
8,558

 
$
5,964

Three months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2013

Net sales
Net sales for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were $19.5 million, an increase of $3.0 million or 18.6% compared to the same period in 2013. During the three-months ended June 30, 2014 international sales were approximately $10.6 million, representing an increase of $2.1 million over the corresponding period in 2013. International baby carrier and accessory sales increased by approximately $2.3 million and international infant travel systems sales decreased by approximately $0.2 million. The growth in international baby carrier sales was due to shipments of the new Ergobaby 360 four position carrier as well as increased shipments of Ergobaby’s bundle of joy (baby carrier plus infant insert). Domestic sales were $8.9 million in the second quarter of 2014 reflecting an increase of $0.9 million over the corresponding period in 2013. The increase in domestic sales in the second quarter of 2014 compared to 2013 is attributable to increased sales of both baby carrier and accessories ($0.5 million) to national and specialty retail accounts and infant travel systems and accessories ($0.4 million) to national retail and online. The baby carrier sales were attributable to the launch of Ergobaby’s 360 four position carrier as well as increases in bundle of joy sales. Ergobaby released the new Orbit Baby G3 infant travel system, which includes stroller bases, various seats and accessories, during the first quarter of 2014 into the domestic market, which accounts for the majority of this increase. The G3 infant travel system was launched in Korea in the first quarter of 2014 and will be available to the international market in July of this year. Baby carriers and accessories represented 83.7% of sales in the three-months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 81.9% in the same period in 2013.


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Cost of sales
Cost of sales for the three months ended June 30, 2014 were approximately $7.1 million compared to $6.3 million in the same period of 2013. The increase of $0.8 million is principally due to the increase in sales in 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. Gross profit as a percentage of sales was 63.6% for the quarter ended June 30, 2014 compared to 61.9% for the same period in 2013. The 1.7% increase is primarily attributable to increased gross profit margins attributable to domestic infant travel systems sales resulting from improved margins for the new Orbit Baby G3 product line and to improved gross profit margins for domestic baby carrier sales. Gross margins for the quarter ended June 30, 2013 were negatively impacted by discounts given to customers as the Company transitioned to its new logo.

Selling, general and administrative expenses
Selling, general and administrative expense for the three months ended June 30, 2014 increased to approximately $7.3 million or 37.4% of net sales compared $6.0 million or 36.8% of net sales for the same period of 2013. The $1.2 million increase is primarily attributable to increases in marketing expenses, in support of new product launches and consumer engagement activities, and to increases in employee related costs due to increased headcount to support business growth.

Income from operations
Income from operations for the three months ended June 30, 2014 increased $1.0 million, to $4.3 million, compared to $3.3 million for the same period of 2013, based on the factors described above.
Six-months ended June 30, 2014 compared to the six-months ended June 30, 2013.

Net sales
Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were $39.0 million, an increase of $6.4 million or 19.7% compared to the same period in 2013. During the six-months ended June 30, 2014 international sales were approximately $21.7 million, representing an increase of $4.1 million over the corresponding period in 2013. International baby carrier and accessory sales increased by approximately $4.1 million and international infant travel system sales were flat. The growth in international baby carrier sales was due in part to shipments of the new Ergobaby 360 four position carrier as well as geographic exclusive carriers to international markets and increases in shipments of Ergobaby’s bundles of joy (baby carrier plus infant insert). Domestic sales were $17.3 million during the six months ended June 30, 2014 reflecting an increase of $2.3 million over the corresponding period in 2013. The increase in domestic sales in the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 2013 is primarily attributable to increased sales of infant travel systems and accessories ($1.5 million) to specialty retail accounts and online sales and baby carrier sales ($0.8 million) to national retail accounts. Ergobaby released the new Orbit Baby G3 infant travel systemr in the first quarter of 2014 in the domestic market, which accounts for the majority of the infant travel system sales increase. The G3 infant travel system was released in the Korean market in the first quarter and will be available to the international market in July of this year. The increase in baby carrier and accessory sales during the six months ended June 30, 2014 over the corresponding period in 2013 is attributable to the launch of the Ergobaby 360 four position carrier as well as increases in Ergobaby’s bundle of joy sales. These increases were partially offset by sales of old logo product in 2013. Baby carriers and accessories represented 81.2% of sales in the six-months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 82.0% in the same period in 2013.

Cost of sales
Cost of sales for the six months ended June 30, 2014 were approximately $14.3 million compared to $12.3 million in the same period of 2013. The increase of $2.0 million is principally due to the increase in sales in 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. Gross profit as a percentage of sales was 63.5% in the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to 62.3% for the same period in 2013. The 1.2% increase is primarily attributable to increased gross profit margins attributable to domestic infant travel system sales resulting from improved margins for the new Orbit Baby G3 product line. Gross margins for the six months ended June 30, 2013 were negatively impacted by discounts given to customers as the Company transitioned to its new logo.

Selling, general and administrative expenses
Selling, general and administrative expense for the six months ended June 30, 2014 increased to approximately $14.5 million or 37.0% of net sales compared $12.6 million or 38.7% of net sales for the same period of 2013. The $1.8 million increase is primarily attributable to increases in marketing expenses in support of new product launches and consumer engagement activities, and to increases in employee related costs due to increased headcount to support business growth.

Income from operations
Income from operations for the six months ended June 30, 2014 increased $2.6 million, to $8.6 million, compared to $6.0 million the same period of 2013, based on the factors described above.

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FOX
Overview

FOX, headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, is a branded action sports company that designs, manufactures and markets high-performance suspension products for mountain bikes and power sports, which include: snowmobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and other off-road vehicles.

FOX’s products are recognized by manufacturers and consumers as being among the most technically advanced suspension products currently available in the marketplace in their respective product categories. FOX’s technical success is demonstrated by its large number of award winning performances by professional athletes who use its suspension products. As a result, FOX’s suspension components are incorporated by original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) customers on their high-performance models product categories in the mountain bike and powered vehicle sector. OEMs seek to capitalize on the strength of FOX’s brand to maintain and expand their own sales and margins. In the Aftermarket channel, consumers seeking higher performance select FOX’s suspension components to enhance their existing equipment.

FOX sells to more than 150 OEM and 2,500 retail dealers and distributors across its market product categories worldwide. In each of the years 2014, 2013, and 2012, approximately 80% of sales were to OEM customers. The remaining sales were to Aftermarket customers. In each of the years 2014, 2013 and 2012, approximately two-thirds of sales were attributable to mountain bike product the remaining sales were attributable to powered vehicles product.
On March 31, 2014, FOX completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Sport Truck USA, Inc., a full service, globally recognized distributor of aftermarket suspension solutions for approximately $41 million. The transaction includes a potential earn-out opportunity of up to a maximum of $29.3 million payable over the next three years, contingent upon the achievement of certain performance-based financial targets. Sport Truck primarily designs, markets, and distributes high quality lift kit solutions through its brands, BDS Suspension and Zone Off road Products.
As of July 10, 2014 we own approximately 41% of FOX on a primary basis.
Results of Operations
The table below summarizes the income from operations data for FOX for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2013.
 
 
Three months ended
 
Six months ended
(in thousands)
June 30, 2014
 
June 30, 2013
 
June 30, 2014
 
June 30, 2013
Net sales
$