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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
 
 
þ
 
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2015
OR
o
 
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
For the transition period from                      to                     
Commission file number 1-9172
 
 
NACCO INDUSTRIES, INC.
 
 
 
 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DELAWARE 
 
34-1505819
 
 
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5875 LANDERBROOK DRIVE, SUITE 220, CLEVELAND, OHIO 
 
44124-4069
 
 
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip code)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(440) 229-5151
 
 
 
 
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
N/A
 
 
 
 
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
 

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 þ NO o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

YES þ NO o

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

Large accelerated filer o
 
Accelerated filer þ 
 
Non-accelerated filer o
 
Smaller reporting company o
 
 
 
 
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

YES o NO þ

Number of shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding at April 30, 2015: 5,487,987
Number of shares of Class B Common Stock outstanding at April 30, 2015: 1,572,627




NACCO INDUSTRIES, INC.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
 
 
 
 
Page Number
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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Part I
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements

NACCO INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
MARCH 31
2015
 
DECEMBER 31
2014
 
MARCH 31
2014
 
(In thousands, except share data)
ASSETS
 

 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
29,312

 
$
61,135

 
$
70,070

Accounts receivable, net
92,007

 
123,466

 
74,788

Accounts receivable from affiliates
2,119

 
57,421

 
32,247

Inventories, net
187,096

 
190,382

 
193,913

Deferred income taxes
17,562

 
18,566

 
10,721

Prepaid expenses and other
26,918

 
14,743

 
21,498

Total current assets
355,014

 
465,713

 
403,237

Property, plant and equipment, net
156,551

 
159,644

 
245,858

Goodwill
6,253

 
6,253

 

Other Intangibles, net

59,737

 
60,821

 
58,920

Deferred income taxes
11,660

 
15,806

 
736

Other non-current assets
64,422

 
62,283

 
71,249

Total assets
$
653,637

 
$
770,520

 
$
780,000

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 

 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
101,011

 
$
133,668

 
$
103,642

Revolving credit agreements of subsidiaries - not guaranteed by the parent company
22,512

 
55,000

 
47,364

Current maturities of long-term debt of subsidiaries - not guaranteed by the parent company
1,476

 
1,467

 
7,868

Accrued payroll
24,135

 
23,567

 
10,351

Other current liabilities
36,083

 
40,979

 
32,836

Total current liabilities
185,217

 
254,681

 
202,061

Long-term debt of subsidiaries - not guaranteed by the parent company
164,935

 
191,431

 
168,069

Mine closing reserves
37,875

 
37,399

 
29,878

Pension and other postretirement obligations
10,498

 
10,616

 
7,409

Deferred income taxes

 

 
22,918

Other long-term liabilities
52,162

 
64,919

 
60,122

Total liabilities
450,687

 
559,046

 
490,457

Stockholders' equity
 

 
 
 
 
Common stock:
 

 
 
 
 
Class A, par value $1 per share, 5,574,814 shares outstanding (December 31, 2014 - 5,662,214 shares outstanding; March 31, 2014 - 6,218,289 shares outstanding)
5,575

 
5,662

 
6,218

Class B, par value $1 per share, convertible into Class A on a one-for-one basis, 1,572,647 shares outstanding (December 31, 2014 - 1,573,292 shares outstanding; March 31, 2014 - 1,580,870 shares outstanding)
1,573

 
1,573

 
1,581

Capital in excess of par value

 

 

Retained earnings
216,927

 
224,428

 
294,183

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(21,125
)
 
(20,189
)
 
(12,439
)
Total stockholders' equity
202,950

 
211,474

 
289,543

Total liabilities and equity
$
653,637

 
$
770,520

 
$
780,000


See notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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NACCO INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 
THREE MONTHS ENDED
 
MARCH 31
 
2015
 
2014
 
(In thousands, except per share data)
Revenues
$
193,734

 
$
177,413

Cost of sales
155,545

 
141,242

Gross profit
38,189

 
36,171

Earnings of unconsolidated mines
12,553

 
12,438

Operating expenses
 
 
 
Selling, general and administrative expenses
46,416

 
48,429

Amortization of intangible assets
1,085

 
765

 
47,501

 
49,194

Operating profit (loss)
3,241

 
(585
)
Other expense (income)
 

 
 
Interest expense
2,125

 
1,454

Income from other unconsolidated affiliates
(1,172
)
 
(388
)
Closed mine obligations
402

 
316

Other, net, including interest income
479

 
122

 
1,834

 
1,504

Income (loss) before income tax provision (benefit)
1,407

 
(2,089
)
Income tax provision (benefit)
380

 
(565
)
Net income (loss)
$
1,027

 
$
(1,524
)
 
 

 
 
Basic earnings (loss) per share
$
0.14

 
$
(0.19
)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
$
0.14

 
$
(0.19
)
 
 
 
 
Dividends per share
$
0.2575

 
$
0.2500

 
 

 
 
Basic weighted average shares outstanding
7,189

 
7,848

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding
7,208

 
7,848


See notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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NACCO INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

 
THREE MONTHS ENDED
 
MARCH 31
 
2015
 
2014
 
(In thousands)
Net income (loss)
$
1,027

 
$
(1,524
)
Foreign currency translation adjustment
(823
)
 
(174
)
Deferred gain on available for sale securities
38

 
63

Current period cash flow hedging activity, net of $320 and $225 tax benefit in the three months ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014, respectively.
(595
)
 
(407
)
Reclassification of hedging activities into earnings, net of $99 and $96 tax benefit in the three months ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014, respectively.
185

 
180

Reclassification of pension and postretirement adjustments into earnings, net of $108 and $83 tax benefit in the three months ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014, respectively.
259

 
158

Total other comprehensive loss
$
(936
)
 
$
(180
)
Comprehensive income (loss)
$
91

 
$
(1,704
)

See notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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NACCO INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED
 
MARCH 31
 
2015
 
2014
 
(In thousands)
Operating activities
 

 
 
Net income (loss)
$
1,027

 
$
(1,524
)
Adjustments to reconcile from net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used for) operating activities:
 

 
 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization
5,758

 
5,979

Amortization of deferred financing fees
631

 
184

Deferred income taxes
5,150

 
1,796

Other
(8,216
)
 
(3,559
)
Working capital changes:
 

 
 
Accounts receivable
83,716

 
46,307

Inventories
3,286

 
(9,469
)
Other current assets
(8,641
)
 
(7,949
)
Accounts payable
(24,800
)
 
(26,899
)
Other current liabilities
(20,439
)
 
(30,882
)
Net cash provided by (used for) for operating activities
37,472

 
(26,016
)
 
 

 
 
Investing activities
 

 
 
Expenditures for property, plant and equipment
(2,386
)
 
(31,845
)
Other
864

 
(57
)
Net cash used for investing activities
(1,522
)
 
(31,902
)
 
 

 
 
Financing activities
 

 
 
Additions to long-term debt
2,876

 
1,553

Reductions of long-term debt
(363
)
 
(354
)
Net additions (reductions) to revolving credit agreements
(61,488
)
 
38,352

Cash dividends paid
(1,850
)
 
(1,964
)
Purchase of treasury shares
(6,911
)
 
(4,986
)
Other
(21
)
 

Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities
(67,757
)
 
32,601

 
 

 
 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash
(16
)
 
(3
)
Cash and cash equivalents
 

 
 
Decrease for the period
(31,823
)
 
(25,320
)
Balance at the beginning of the period
61,135

 
95,390

Balance at the end of the period
$
29,312

 
$
70,070


See notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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NACCO INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
 
 
Class A Common Stock
Class B Common Stock
Capital in Excess of Par Value
Retained Earnings
Foreign Currency Translation Adjustment
Deferred Gain (Loss) on Available for Sale Securities
Deferred Gain (Loss) on Cash Flow Hedging
Pension and Postretirement Plan Adjustment
 
Total Stockholders' Equity
 
(In thousands, except per share data)
Balance, January 1, 2014
$
6,290

$
1,581

$
941

$
301,227

 
$
(803
)
 
$
1,021

 
$
676

 
$
(13,153
)
 
$
297,780

Stock-based compensation
19


398


 

 

 

 

 
417

Purchase of treasury shares
(91
)

(1,339
)
(3,556
)
 

 

 

 

 
(4,986
)
Net loss



(1,524
)
 

 

 

 

 
(1,524
)
Cash dividends on Class A and Class B common stock: $0.25 per share



(1,964
)
 

 

 

 

 
(1,964
)
Current period other comprehensive income (loss)




 
(174
)
 
63

 
(407
)
 

 
(518
)
Reclassification adjustment to net income (loss)




 

 

 
180

 
158

 
338

Balance, March 31, 2014
$
6,218

$
1,581

$

$
294,183

 
$
(977
)
 
$
1,084

 
$
449

 
$
(12,995
)
 
$
289,543

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance, January 1, 2015
$
5,662

$
1,573

$

$
224,428

 
$
(2,699
)
 
$
1,463

 
$
56

 
$
(19,009
)
 
$
211,474

Stock-based compensation
34


112


 

 

 

 

 
146

Purchase of treasury shares
(121
)

(112
)
(6,678
)
 

 

 

 

 
(6,911
)
Net income



1,027

 

 

 

 

 
1,027

Cash dividends on Class A and Class B common stock: $0.2575 per share



(1,850
)
 

 

 

 

 
(1,850
)
Current period other comprehensive income (loss)




 
(823
)
 
38

 
(595
)
 

 
(1,380
)
Reclassification adjustment to net income (loss)




 

 

 
185

 
259

 
444

Balance, March 31, 2015
$
5,575

$
1,573

$

$
216,927

 
$
(3,522
)
 
$
1,501

 
$
(354
)
 
$
(18,750
)
 
$
202,950


See notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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NACCO INDUSTRIES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
MARCH 31, 2015
(In thousands, except as noted and per share amounts)

NOTE 1—Basis of Presentation

The accompanying Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of NACCO Industries, Inc. (the “parent company” or “NACCO”) and its wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively, “NACCO Industries, Inc. and Subsidiaries” or the “Company”). Intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated in consolidation. The Company's subsidiaries operate in the following principal industries: mining, small appliances and specialty retail. The Company manages its subsidiaries primarily by industry.
 
The North American Coal Corporation and its affiliated companies (collectively, “NACoal”) mine and market steam and metallurgical coal for use in power generation and steel production and provide selected value-added mining services for other natural resources companies. Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. (“HBB”) is a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small electric household and specialty housewares appliances, as well as commercial products for restaurants, bars and hotels. The Kitchen Collection, LLC (“KC”) is a national specialty retailer of kitchenware in outlet and traditional malls throughout the United States.

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("U.S. GAAP") for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position of the Company at March 31, 2015 and the results of its operations, comprehensive income (loss), cash flows and changes in equity for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014 have been included. These Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

The balance sheet at December 31, 2014 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information or notes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements.

Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the remainder of the year ending December 31, 2015. The HBB and KC businesses are seasonal and a majority of revenues and operating profit typically occurs in the second half of the calendar year when sales of small electric household appliances to retailers and consumers increase significantly for the fall holiday selling season. For further information regarding seasonality of these businesses, refer to the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

NOTE 2—Recently Issued Accounting Standards

Accounting Standards Not Yet Adopted: In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers," which supersedes most current revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance, and requires entities to recognize revenue in a way that depicts the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. ASU 2014-09 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2016, and is to be applied retrospectively, with early application not permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact of implementing this guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations, cash flows and related disclosures.  

In August 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-15, "Preparation of Financial Statements - Going Concern: Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity's Ability to Continue as a Going Concern," to provide guidance about management’s responsibility to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern and to provide related footnote disclosures.  Specifically, the amendments (1) provide a definition of the term “substantial doubt,” (2) require an evaluation every reporting period, (3) provide principles for considering the mitigating effect of management’s plans, (4) require certain disclosures when substantial doubt is alleviated as a result of consideration of management’s plans, (5) require an express statement and other disclosures when substantial doubt is not alleviated, and (6) require an assessment for a period of one year after the date that financial statements are issued.  ASU 2014-15 is effective for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2016, and for annual periods and interim periods thereafter.  Early application is

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permitted. The Company does not expect the adoption of this guidance to have an effect on the Company's financial position, results of operations, cash flows or related disclosures.

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03, "Interest—Imputation of Interest," to simplify the presentation of debt issuance costs by requiring that debt issuance costs related to a recognized debt liability be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of that debt liability, consistent with debt discounts. ASU 2015-03 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2016. Early application is permitted. The Company does not expect the adoption of this guidance to have a material effect on the Company's financial position, results of operations, cash flows or related disclosures.

NOTE 3—Inventories

Inventories are summarized as follows:

 
MARCH 31
2015
 
DECEMBER 31
2014
 
MARCH 31
2014
Coal - NACoal
$
26,306

 
$
29,576

 
$
29,521

Mining supplies - NACoal
19,445

 
19,774

 
17,920

Total inventories at weighted average cost
45,751

 
49,350

 
47,441

Sourced inventories - HBB
104,258

 
104,746

 
97,322

Retail inventories - KC
37,087

 
36,286

 
49,150

Total inventories at FIFO
141,345

 
141,032

 
146,472

 
$
187,096

 
$
190,382

 
$
193,913



NOTE 4—Stockholders' Equity

Stock Repurchase Program: On November 12, 2013, the Company's Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program (the "2013 Stock Repurchase Program") providing for the purchase of up to $60 million of the Company's Class A Common Stock outstanding through December 31, 2015. The timing and amount of any repurchases under the 2013 Stock Repurchase Program are determined at the discretion of the Company's management based on a number of factors, including the availability of capital, other capital allocation alternatives and market conditions for the Company's Class A Common Stock. The 2013 Stock Repurchase Program does not require the Company to acquire any specific number of shares. It may be modified, suspended, extended or terminated by the Company at any time without prior notice and may be executed through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise. All or part of the repurchases under the 2013 Stock Repurchase Program may be implemented under a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan, which would allow repurchases under pre-set terms at times when the Company might otherwise be prevented from doing so under applicable securities laws.

During the three months ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014, the Company repurchased 121,763 and 90,978 shares of Class A Common Stock for an aggregate purchase price of $6.9 million and $5.0 million under the 2013 Stock Repurchase Program at a weighted average purchase price of $56.76 and $54.80 per share, respectively.



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Amounts Reclassified out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss): The following table summarizes the amounts reclassified out of Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) ("AOCI") and recognized in the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations:

 
 
Amount Reclassified from AOCI
 
 
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED
 
 
 
 
March 31
 
 
Details about AOCI Components
 
2015
 
2014
 
Location of (gain) loss reclassified from AOCI into income (loss)
(Gain) loss on cash flow hedging
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign exchange contracts
 
$
(85
)
 
$
(88
)
 
Cost of sales
Interest rate contracts
 
369

 
364

 
Interest expense
 
 
284

 
276

 
Total before income tax benefit
 
 
(99
)
 
(96
)
 
Income tax benefit
 
 
$
185

 
$
180

 
Net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pension and postretirement plan
 
 
 
 
 
 
Actuarial loss
 
$
381

 
$
260

 
(a) 
Prior-service credit
 
(14
)
 
(19
)
 
(a) 
 
 
367

 
241

 
Total before income tax benefit
 
 
(108
)
 
(83
)
 
Income tax benefit
 
 
$
259

 
$
158

 
Net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total reclassifications for the period
 
$
444

 
$
338

 
Net of tax

(a) These AOCI components are included in the computation of pension and postretirement health care (income) expense. See Note 10 for further discussion.



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NOTE 5—Fair Value Disclosure

Recurring Fair Value Measurements: The following table presents the Company's assets and liabilities accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis:

 
 
 
 
Fair Value Measurements at Reporting Date Using
 
 
 
 
Quoted Prices in
 
 
 
Significant
 
 
 
 
Active Markets for
 
Significant Other
 
Unobservable
 
 
 
 
Identical Assets
 
Observable Inputs
 
Inputs
Description
 
Date
 
(Level 1)
 
(Level 2)
 
(Level 3)
 
 
March 31, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets:
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Available for sale securities
 
$
7,279

 
$
7,279

 
$

 
$

Foreign currency exchange contracts
 
634

 

 
634

 

 
 
$
7,913

 
$
7,279

 
$
634

 
$

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swap agreements
 
$
1,242

 
$

 
$
1,242

 
$

 
 
$
1,242

 
$

 
$
1,242

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available for sale securities
 
$
7,220

 
$
7,220

 
$

 
$

Interest rate swap agreements
 
181

 

 
181

 

Foreign currency exchange contracts
 
292

 

 
292

 

 
 
$
7,693

 
$
7,220

 
$
473

 
$

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swap agreements

 
412

 

 
412

 

 
 
$
412

 
$

 
$
412

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Available for sale securities
 
$
6,638

 
$
6,638

 
$

 
$

Interest rate swap agreements
 
594

 

 
594

 

Foreign currency exchange contracts
 
125

 

 
125

 

 
 
$
7,357

 
$
6,638

 
$
719

 
$

Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foreign currency exchange contracts

 
$
46

 
$

 
$
46

 
$

Contingent consideration
 
1,589

 

 

 
1,589

 
 
$
1,635

 
$

 
$
46

 
$
1,589


Bellaire Corporation (“Bellaire”) is a non-operating subsidiary of the Company with legacy liabilities relating to closed mining operations, primarily former Eastern U.S. underground coal mining operations. In connection with Bellaire's normal permit renewal with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP"), Bellaire established a $5.0 million mine water treatment trust (the "Mine Water Treatment Trust") to provide a financial assurance mechanism in order to assure the long-term treatment of post-mining discharges. Bellaire's Mine Water Treatment Trust invests in available for sale securities that are reported at fair value based upon quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets; therefore, they are classified as Level 1 within the fair value hierarchy.

The Company uses significant other observable inputs to value derivative instruments used to hedge foreign currency and interest rate risk; therefore, they are classified within Level 2 of the valuation hierarchy. The fair value for these contracts is determined based on exchange rates and interest rates, respectively.


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There were no transfers into or out of Levels 1, 2 or 3 during the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.

Other Fair Value Measurement Disclosures: The carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable approximate fair value due to the short-term nature of these instruments. Revolving credit agreements and long-term debt are recorded at carrying value in the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The fair value of revolving credit agreements approximates their carrying value as the stated rates of the debt reflect recent market conditions. The fair values of revolving credit agreements and long-term debt, excluding capital leases, were determined using current rates offered for similar obligations taking into account subsidiary credit risk, which is Level 2 as defined in the fair value hierarchy. At March 31, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, both the fair value and the book value of the revolving credit agreements and long-term debt, excluding capital leases, was $177.6 million, $236.3 million and $210.6 million, respectively.


NOTE 6—Unconsolidated Subsidiaries

NACoal has two consolidated mining operations: Mississippi Lignite Mining Company (“MLMC”) and Centennial Natural Resources ("Centennial"), and provides dragline mining services for independently owned limerock quarries in Florida. Reed Minerals was renamed Centennial on January 1, 2015 for coal marketing and other operational reasons. NACoal also has the following wholly owned unconsolidated subsidiaries that each meet the definition of a variable interest entity and are accounted for using the equity method:

The Coteau Properties Company ("Coteau")
The Falkirk Mining Company ("Falkirk")
The Sabine Mining Company ("Sabine")
Demery Resources Company, LLC (“Demery”)
Caddo Creek Resources Company, LLC (“Caddo Creek”)
Coyote Creek Mining Company, LLC (“Coyote Creek”)
Camino Real Fuels, LLC (“Camino Real”)
Liberty Fuels Company, LLC (“Liberty”)
NoDak Energy Services, LLC ("NoDak")

The unconsolidated subsidiaries, with the exception of NoDak (collectively, the "Unconsolidated Mines"), were formed to develop, construct and operate surface coal mines under long-term contracts and are capitalized primarily with debt financing provided by or supported by their respective customers, and without recourse to NACCO and NACoal. Coteau, Falkirk, Sabine, Liberty and Coyote supply lignite coal for power generation. Demery and Caddo Creek supply lignite coal for the production of activated carbon. Camino Real supplies sub-bituminous coal for power generation. NoDak operates and maintains a coal processing facility.

The contracts with the customers of the Unconsolidated Mines provide for reimbursement at a price based on actual costs plus an agreed pre-tax profit per ton of coal sold or actual costs plus a management fee. Although NACoal owns 100% of the equity and manages the daily operations of these entities, the Company has determined that the equity capital provided by NACoal is not sufficient to adequately finance the ongoing activities or absorb any expected losses without additional support from the customers. The customers have a controlling financial interest and have the power to direct the activities that most significantly affect the economic performance of the entities. As a result, NACoal is not the primary beneficiary and, therefore, does not consolidate these entities' financial positions or results of operations. The income taxes resulting from the operations of the Unconsolidated Mines are solely the responsibility of the Company. The pre-tax income from the Unconsolidated Mines is reported on the line “Earnings of unconsolidated mines” in the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, with related income taxes included in the provision for income taxes. The Company has included the pre-tax earnings of the Unconsolidated Mines above operating profit because they are an integral component of the Company's business and operating results. The pre-tax income from NoDak is reported on the line "(Income) loss from other unconsolidated affiliates" in the "Other expense (income)" section of the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations, with the related income taxes included in the provision for income taxes.

North American Coal Corporation India Private Limited ("NACC India") was formed to provide technical business advisory services to the third-party owner of a coal mine in India.  During the third quarter of 2014, NACC India's customer defaulted on its contractual payment obligations and as a result of this default, NACC India has terminated its contract with the customer and is pursuing contractual remedies. Prior to contract termination, NACC India met the definition of a variable interest entity of which NACoal was not the primary beneficiary and was accounted for using the equity method with net income or loss reported on the line "(Income) loss from other unconsolidated affiliates" in the "Other expense (income)" section of the

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Consolidated Statements of Operations. Subsequent to contract termination, NACC India is no longer a variable interest entity and its financial position and results of operations are consolidated by NACoal as of the contract termination date. 

The investments in the Unconsolidated Mines and related tax positions totaled $31.2 million, $28.2 million and $34.1 million at March 31, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively. These amounts are included on the line “Other Non-current Assets” in the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The Company's maximum risk of loss relating to these entities is limited to its invested capital, which was $4.0 million at both March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, and $5.3 million at March 31, 2014, respectively.

Included in "Accounts receivable from affiliates" was $53.2 million and $29.6 million as of December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively, due from Coyote Creek, primarily for the purchase of a dragline from NACoal and mine development. Coyote Creek repaid NACoal the amount outstanding during the first quarter of 2015 as a result of Coyote Creek’s completion of third party financing. 

NACoal is a party to certain guarantees related to Coyote Creek. Under certain circumstances of default or termination of Coyote Creek’s Lignite Sales Agreement (“LSA”), NACoal would be obligated for payment of a "make-whole" amount to Coyote Creek’s third party lenders. The “make-whole” amount is based on the excess, if any, of the discounted value of the remaining scheduled debt payments over the principal amount. In addition, in the event Coyote Creek’s LSA is terminated on or after January 1, 2024 by Coyote Creek’s customers, NACoal is obligated to purchase Coyote Creek’s dragline and rolling stock for the then net book value of those assets. To date, no payments have been required from NACoal since the inception of these guarantees. The Company believes that the likelihood of NACoal’s future performance under the guarantees is remote, and no amounts related to these guarantees have been recorded.

Summarized financial information for the Unconsolidated Mines is as follows:
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED
 
MARCH 31
 
2015
 
2014
Revenues
$
148,071

 
$
138,523

Gross profit
$
18,878

 
$
19,493

Income before income taxes
$
13,119

 
$
13,168

Net income
$
10,155

 
$
10,146



NOTE 7—Contingencies

Various legal and regulatory proceedings and claims have been or may be asserted against NACCO and certain subsidiaries relating to the conduct of their businesses, including product liability, patent infringement, asbestos-related claims, environmental and other claims. These proceedings and claims are incidental to the ordinary course of business of the Company. Management believes that it has meritorious defenses and will vigorously defend the Company in these actions. The Company's policy is to expense legal fees as services are rendered and to accrue for liabilities when losses are probable and reasonably estimable. Although the ultimate disposition of these proceedings is not presently determinable, management believes, after consultation with its legal counsel, that the likelihood is remote that material losses will be incurred in excess of accruals already recognized.

HBB is investigating or remediating historical environmental contamination at some current and former sites operated by HBB or by businesses it acquired. Based on the current stage of the investigation or remediation at each known site, HBB estimates the total investigation and remediation costs and the period of assessment and remediation activity required for each site. The estimate of future investigation and remediation costs is primarily based on variables associated with site clean-up, including, but not limited to, physical characteristics of the site, the nature and extent of the contamination and applicable regulatory programs and remediation standards. No assessment can fully characterize all subsurface conditions at a site. There is no assurance that additional assessment and remediation efforts will not result in adjustments to estimated remediation costs or the time frame for remediation at these sites.

HBB's estimates of investigation and remediation costs may change if it discovers contamination at additional sites or additional contamination at known sites, if the effectiveness of its current remediation efforts change, if applicable federal or state regulations change or if HBB's estimate of the time required to remediate the sites changes. HBB's revised estimates may differ materially from original estimates.


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At March 31, 2015, December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2014, HBB had accrued undiscounted obligations of $9.3 million, $9.7 million and $6.8 million, respectively, for environmental investigation and remediation activities. In addition, HBB estimates that it is reasonably possible that it may incur additional expenses in the range of zero to $5.0 million related to the environmental investigation and remediation at these sites.

NOTE 8—Product Warranties

HBB provides a standard warranty to consumers for all of its products. The specific terms and conditions of those warranties vary depending upon the product brand. In general, if a product is returned under warranty, a refund is provided to the consumer by HBB's customer, the retailer. Generally, the retailer returns those products to HBB for a credit. The Company estimates the costs which may be incurred under its standard warranty programs and records a liability for such costs at the time product revenue is recognized.

The Company periodically assesses the adequacy of its recorded warranty liabilities and adjusts the amounts as necessary. Factors that affect the Company's warranty liability include the number of units sold, historical and anticipated rates of warranty claims and the cost per claim.

Changes in the Company's current and long-term recorded warranty liability are as follows:
 
2015
Balance at January 1
$
5,856

Warranties issued
2,164

Settlements made
(2,815
)
Balance at March 31
$
5,205



NOTE 9—Income Taxes

The income tax provision includes U.S. federal, state and local, and foreign income taxes and is based on the application of a forecasted annual income tax rate applied to the current quarter's year-to-date pre-tax income or loss. In determining the estimated annual effective income tax rate, the Company analyzes various factors, including projections of the Company's annual earnings, taxing jurisdictions in which the earnings will be generated, the impact of state and local income taxes, the Company's ability to use tax credits and net operating loss carryforwards, and available tax planning alternatives. Discrete items, including the effect of changes in tax laws, tax rates and certain circumstances with respect to valuation allowances or other unusual or non-recurring tax adjustments are reflected in the period in which they occur as an addition to, or reduction from, the income tax provision, rather than included in the estimated effective annual income tax rate.


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NOTE 10—Retirement Benefit Plans

The Company maintains various defined benefit pension plans that provide benefits based on years of service and average compensation during certain periods. The Company's policy is to make contributions to fund these plans within the range allowed by applicable regulations. Plan assets consist primarily of publicly traded stocks and government and corporate bonds. Pension benefits were frozen for all employees effective as of the close of business on December 31, 2013. All eligible employees of the Company, including employees whose pension benefits are frozen, receive retirement benefits under defined contribution retirement plans.

The Company also maintains postretirement health care plans which provide benefits to eligible retired employees. All health care plans of the Company have a cap on the Company's share of the costs. These plans have no assets. Under the Company's current policy, plan benefits are funded at the time they are due to participants.

The components of pension and postretirement health care expense (income) are set forth below:

 
THREE MONTHS ENDED
 
MARCH 31
 
2015
 
2014
U.S. Pension and Postretirement Health Care
 
 
 
Service cost
$
17

 
$
18

Interest cost
717

 
794

Expected return on plan assets
(1,277
)
 
(1,267
)
Amortization of actuarial loss
311

 
244

Amortization of prior service credit
(14
)
 
(19
)
Total
$
(246
)
 
$
(230
)
Non-U.S. Pension
 
 
 
Interest cost
$
39

 
$
49

Expected return on plan assets
(70
)
 
(74
)
Amortization of actuarial loss
11

 
16

Total
$
(20
)
 
$
(9
)



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NOTE 11—Business Segments

NACCO is a holding company with the following principal subsidiaries: NACoal, HBB and KC. See Note 1 for a discussion of the Company's industries and product lines. NACCO's non-operating segment, NACCO and Other, includes the accounts of the parent company and Bellaire Corporation ("Bellaire"), a non-operating subsidiary of the Company.
 
Financial information for each of NACCO's reportable segments is presented in the following table. The line “Eliminations” in the Revenues section eliminates revenues from HBB sales to KC. The amounts of these revenues are based on current market prices of similar third-party transactions. No other sales transactions occur among reportable segments.
 
THREE MONTHS ENDED
 
MARCH 31
 
2015
 
2014
Revenues
 
 
 
NACoal
$
41,319

 
$
39,872

HBB
123,293

 
101,325

KC
29,967

 
36,876

Eliminations
(845
)
 
(660
)
Total
$
193,734

 
$
177,413

 
 
 
 
Operating profit (loss)
 

 
 

NACoal
$
5,207

 
$
6,653

HBB
2,188

 
937

KC
(3,045
)
 
(6,514
)
NACCO and Other 
(1,289
)
 
(1,352
)
Eliminations
180

 
(309
)
Total
$
3,241

 
$
(585
)
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
 
 
 
NACoal
$
4,547

 
$
5,705

HBB
618

 
350

KC
(1,893
)
 
(4,033
)
NACCO and Other
(1,239
)
 
(1,197
)
Eliminations
(1,006
)
 
(2,349
)
Total
$
1,027

 
$
(1,524
)

NOTE 12—Acquisition

Weston Brands: On December 16, 2014, HBB completed the asset acquisition of Weston Products, LLC, which HBB refers to as Weston Brands, in exchange for cash consideration of $25.4 million, of which $25.0 million was paid at closing. The final purchase price was subject to customary post-closing adjustments based on net working capital and EBITDA calculations. The net working capital and EBITDA adjustment is $0.4 million and will be paid in the second quarter of 2015. During 2014 and the first three months of 2015, the Company incurred $0.4 million and less than $0.1 million, respectively, in acquisition costs related to Weston Brands.

Weston Brands markets a range of game and garden food processing equipment including, but not limited to, meat grinders, bag sealers, dehydrators and meat slicers under the Weston® brand as well as several private label brands. The results of Weston Brands operations have been included in the Company's Consolidated Financial Statements since the date of acquisition.

The Weston Brands acquisition allows HBB to expand beyond its small kitchen and commercial appliance businesses into the growing, hunting, wild game processing, specialty food processing and specialty housewares industries.  The acquisition is also fully supportive of HBB's strategic initiatives, including enhancing placements in the North American consumer market, enhancing internet sales and participating in the only-the-best market.  



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The following table summarizes the fair values of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed of Weston Brands as of the acquisition date:
Accounts receivable
$
6,100

Inventory
5,113

Other current assets
624

Property, plant and equipment
590

Intangible assets
10,100

Total assets acquired
22,527

Current liabilities acquired
3,367

Net assets acquired
19,160

Purchase price
25,413

Goodwill
$
6,253


The goodwill arising from the acquisition is expected to be deductible for tax purposes.


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Item 2. - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
(Dollars in thousands, except as noted and per share data)

NACCO Industries, Inc. (the “parent company” or “NACCO”) and its wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) operate in the following principal industries: mining, small appliances and specialty retail. Results of operations and financial condition are discussed separately by subsidiary, which corresponds with the industry groupings.

The North American Coal Corporation and its affiliated coal companies (collectively, “NACoal”) mine and market steam and metallurgical coal for use in power generation and steel production and provide selected value-added mining services for other natural resources companies. Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc. (“HBB”) is a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small electric household and specialty housewares appliances, as well as commercial products for restaurants, bars and hotels. The Kitchen Collection, LLC (“KC”) is a national specialty retailer of kitchenware in outlet and traditional malls throughout the United States.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES
Please refer to the discussion of the Company's Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates as disclosed on pages 34 through 37 in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. The Company's Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates have not materially changed since December 31, 2014.

THE NORTH AMERICAN COAL CORPORATION

NACoal mines and markets steam and metallurgical coal for use in power generation and steel production and provides selected value-added mining services for other natural resources companies. Coal is surface mined from NACoal's developed mines in North Dakota, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. Total coal reserves approximate 2.0 billion tons with approximately 1.1 billion tons committed to customers pursuant to long-term contracts.

NACoal has two consolidated mining operations: Mississippi Lignite Mining Company (“MLMC”) and Centennial Natural Resources ("Centennial"), and provides dragline mining services for independently owned limerock quarries in Florida. Reed Minerals was renamed Centennial on January 1, 2015. NACoal also has the following wholly owned unconsolidated subsidiaries that each meet the definition of a variable interest entity and are accounted for using the equity method:

The Coteau Properties Company ("Coteau")
The Falkirk Mining Company ("Falkirk")
The Sabine Mining Company ("Sabine")
Demery Resources Company, LLC (“Demery”)
Caddo Creek Resources Company, LLC (“Caddo Creek”)
Coyote Creek Mining Company, LLC (“Coyote Creek”)
Camino Real Fuels, LLC (“Camino Real”)
Liberty Fuels Company, LLC (“Liberty”)
NoDak Energy Services, LLC ("NoDak")

The unconsolidated subsidiaries, with the exception of NoDak, were formed to develop, construct and operate surface coal mines under long-term contracts and are capitalized primarily with debt financing provided by or supported by their respective customers, and without recourse to NACCO and NACoal. Coteau, Falkirk, Sabine, Liberty and Coyote supply lignite coal for power generation. Demery and Caddo Creek supply lignite coal for the production of activated carbon. Camino Real supplies sub-bituminous coal for power generation. NoDak operates and maintains a coal processing facility.

Coteau, Falkirk and Sabine were developed between 1974 and 1981. Demery commenced delivering coal to its customer in 2012 and full production levels are expected to be reached in 2016. Liberty commenced production in 2013 but has not delivered any coal to its customer. Production levels are expected to increase gradually beginning in the second half of 2015 to full production of approximately 4.4 million tons of coal annually beginning in 2020. Construction of the Kemper County Energy Facility adjacent to Liberty is still in process, and the pace of completion may affect the pace of the increase in deliveries. Caddo Creek commenced delivering coal in late 2014. Camino Real expects initial deliveries in the second half of 2015, and expects to mine approximately 2.5 million to 3.0 million tons of coal annually when at full production. Coyote Creek received its mining permit in October 2014 and is developing a mine in Mercer County, North Dakota, from which it expects to deliver approximately 2.5 million tons of coal annually beginning in mid-2016.


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The contracts with the customers of the unconsolidated subsidiaries provide for reimbursement to the company at a price based on actual costs plus an agreed pre-tax profit per ton of coal sold or actual costs plus a management fee.

North American Coal Corporation India Private Limited (“NACC India”) was formed to provide technical business advisory services to the third-party owner of a coal mine in India.  During the third quarter of 2014, NACC India's customer defaulted on its contractual payment obligations and, as a result of this default, NACC India has terminated its contract with the customer and is pursuing contractual remedies.

FINANCIAL REVIEW

Tons of coal sold by NACoal's operating mines were as follows for the three months ended March 31:
 
2015
 
2014
 
(In millions)
Coteau
3.8

 
4.0

Falkirk
1.9

 
2.0

Sabine
1.0

 
1.1

Other
0.1

 

Unconsolidated mines
6.8

 
7.1

MLMC
0.9

 
0.6

     Centennial
0.1

 
0.2

Consolidated mines
1.0

 
0.8

Total tons sold
7.8

 
7.9


The limerock dragline mining operations sold 4.5 million and 5.0 million cubic yards of limerock in the three months ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014, respectively.

The results of operations for NACoal were as follows for the three months ended March 31:
 
2015
 
2014
Revenue - consolidated mines
$
39,087

 
$
37,496

Royalty and other
2,232

 
2,376

Total revenues
41,319

 
39,872

Cost of sales - consolidated mines
39,666

 
36,582

Cost of sales - royalty and other
500

 
445

Total cost of sales
40,166

 
37,027

Gross profit
1,153

 
2,845

Earnings of unconsolidated mines (a)
12,553

 
12,438

Selling, general and administrative expenses
7,759

 
7,865

Amortization of intangible assets
740

 
765

Operating profit
5,207

 
6,653

Interest expense
1,681

 
1,071

Other (income) or loss, including (income) loss from other unconsolidated affiliates
(1,485
)
 
(473
)
Income before income tax provision
5,011

 
6,055

Income tax provision
464

 
350

Net income
$
4,547

 
$
5,705

 


 


Effective income tax rate (b)
9.3
%
 
5.8
%

(a) See Note 6 to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for a discussion of the Company's unconsolidated subsidiaries, including summarized financial information.
(b) The NACoal effective income tax rate is affected by the benefit of percentage depletion. See further information regarding the consolidated effective income tax rate in Note 9 to the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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First Quarter of 2015 Compared with First Quarter of 2014

The following table identifies the components of change in revenues for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014:
 
Revenues
2014
$
39,872

Increase (decrease) from:
 
Consolidated mining operations
1,651

Royalty and other income
(204
)
2015
$
41,319


Revenues increased in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014 due to an increase in revenues at the consolidated mining operations. The increase in revenues at the consolidated mining operations was primarily the result of more tons sold at MLMC, as its customer's power plant did not have a planned outage in the first quarter of 2015 in contrast to a significant outage during the first quarter of 2014, and increased reimbursable costs at the limerock dragline mining operations. The increase in revenues at MLMC and the limerock dragline mining operations was partially offset by a decrease in revenues at Centennial primarily due to reduced coal requirements at a customer's power plant, in part as a result of a significant planned outage during the first quarter of 2015.

The following table identifies the components of change in operating profit for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014:
 
Operating Profit
2014
$
6,653

Increase (decrease) from:
 
Consolidated mining operations
(1,468
)
Royalty and other income
(199
)
Earnings of unconsolidated mines
116

Selling, general and administrative expenses
105

2015
$
5,207

Operating profit decreased in the first quarter of 2015 from the first quarter of 2014 primarily as a result of lower operating results at the consolidated mining operations. The decrease at the consolidated mining operations was primarily attributable to a higher operating loss at Centennial resulting from a reduction in tons sold and no capitalized costs related to mine development in the first quarter of 2015, partially offset by a substantial improvement in operating results at MLMC due to an increase in tons sold in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014.

NACoal recognized net income of $4.5 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared with net income of $5.7 million in the first quarter of 2014. The decrease in net income was primarily due to the factors affecting operating profit and increased interest expense as a result of higher debt outstanding during the first quarter of 2015, partially offset by $0.9 million in other income related to a dividend received in the first quarter of 2015.
 

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LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Cash Flows

The following tables detail the changes in cash flow for the three months ended March 31:
 
2015
 
2014
 
Change
Operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
$
4,547

 
$
5,705

 
$
(1,158
)
Depreciation, depletion and amortization
4,403

 
4,778

 
(375
)
Other
(3,548
)
 
(4,237
)
 
689

Working capital changes
66,025

 
11,770

 
54,255

Net cash provided by operating activities
71,427

 
18,016

 
53,411

 
 
 
 
 
 
Investing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Expenditures for property, plant and equipment
(1,065
)
 
(30,936
)
 
29,871

Other
808

 
(189
)
 
997

Net cash used for investing activities
(257
)
 
(31,125
)
 
30,868

 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flow before financing activities
$
71,170

 
$
(13,109
)
 
$
84,279


The increase in net cash provided by operating activities was primarily the result of working capital changes during the first three months of 2015 compared with the first three months of 2014. The change in working capital was mainly attributable to a significant decrease in accounts receivable from affiliates as well as a decrease in intercompany taxes and a decrease in inventory, all slightly offset by a decrease in accounts payable. Accounts receivable from affiliates, primarily to fund the purchases by Coyote Creek, an unconsolidated mine, of a dragline from NACoal, additional equipment and mine development costs, decreased as NACoal received payment from Coyote Creek. Inventory was lower as MLMC's coal stockpile decreased during the first three months of 2015 compared with an increase in the first three months of 2014 due to the planned outage at the customer's power plant.

The decrease in net cash used for investing activities was primarily attributable to a reduction in expenditures for property, plant and equipment. In the first three months of 2014, capital expenditures were mainly for the refurbishment of a dragline and purchase of equipment at Centennial.
 
2015
 
2014
 
Change
Financing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Net additions (reductions) to long-term debt and revolving credit agreements
$
(71,334
)
 
$
10,094

 
$
(81,428
)
Capital contribution from NACCO

 
3,000

 
(3,000
)
Other
(18
)
 

 
(18
)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities
$
(71,352
)
 
$
13,094

 
$
(84,446
)

The change in net cash provided by (used for) financing activities was primarily due to repayments on NACoal's revolver as a result of the payment received from Coyote Creek, an unconsolidated mine, during the first three months of 2015.

Financing Activities

NACoal has an unsecured revolving line of credit of up to $225.0 million (the “NACoal Facility”) that expires in November 2018. Borrowings outstanding under the NACoal Facility were $108.0 million at March 31, 2015. At March 31, 2015, the excess availability under the NACoal Facility was $115.9 million, which reflects a reduction for outstanding letters of credit of $1.1 million.

The NACoal Facility has performance-based pricing, which sets interest rates based upon achieving various levels of debt to EBITDA ratios, as defined in the NACoal Facility. Borrowings bear interest at a floating rate plus a margin based on the level of debt to EBITDA ratio achieved. The applicable margins, effective March 31, 2015, for base rate and LIBOR loans were 1.25% and 2.25%, respectively. The NACoal Facility has a commitment fee which is based upon achieving various levels of debt to EBITDA ratios. The commitment fee was 0.40% on the unused commitment at March 31, 2015. The floating rate of

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interest applicable to the NACoal Facility at March 31, 2015 was 3.56% including the floating rate margin and the effect of the interest rate swap agreement discussed below.

To reduce the exposure to changes in the market rate of interest, NACoal has entered into an interest rate swap agreement for a portion of the NACoal Facility. Terms of the interest rate swap agreement require NACoal to receive a variable interest rate and pay a fixed interest rate. NACoal has interest rate swaps with notional values totaling $100.0 million at March 31, 2015 at an average fixed rate of 1.4%.

The NACoal Facility contains restrictive covenants, which require, among other things, NACoal to maintain a maximum debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.50 to 1.00 and an interest coverage ratio of not less than 4.00 to 1.00. The NACoal Facility provides the ability to make loans, dividends and advances to NACCO, with some restrictions based on maintaining a maximum debt to EBITDA ratio of 3.00 to 1.00 in conjunction with maintaining unused availability thresholds of borrowing capacity, as defined in the NACoal Facility, of $15.0 million. At March 31, 2015, NACoal was in compliance with all financial covenants in the NACoal Facility.

NACoal has a demand note payable to Coteau which bears interest based on the applicable quarterly federal short-term interest rate as announced from time to time by the Internal Revenue Service. At March 31, 2015, the balance of the note was $3.8 million and the interest rate was 0.41%.

NACoal believes funds available from cash on hand at the Company, the NACoal Facility and operating cash flows will provide sufficient liquidity to meet its operating needs and commitments arising during the next twelve months and until the expiration of the NACoal Facility.

Contractual Obligations, Contingent Liabilities and Commitments

Since December 31, 2014, other than a reduction in the borrowings outstanding on NACoal's Facility, there have been no significant changes in the total amount of NACoal's contractual obligations, contingent liabilities or commercial commitments, or the timing of cash flows in accordance with those obligations as reported on page 46 in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. See Note 6 for a discussion of certain guarantees related to Coyote Creek.

Capital Expenditures

Expenditures for property, plant and equipment were $1.1 million during the first three months of 2015. NACoal estimates that its capital expenditures for the remainder of 2015 will be an additional $11.4 million, primarily for mine machinery and equipment. These expenditures are expected to be funded from internally generated funds and bank borrowings.

Capital Structure

NACoal's capital structure is presented below:
 
MARCH 31
2015
 
DECEMBER 31
2014
 
Change
Cash and cash equivalents
$
21

 
$
203

 
$
(182
)
Other net tangible assets
180,229

 
246,519

 
(66,290
)
Coal supply agreements, net
50,039

 
50,779

 
(740
)
Net assets
230,289

 
297,501

 
(67,212
)
Total debt
(123,111
)
 
(194,445
)
 
71,334

Total equity
$
107,178

 
$
103,056

 
$
4,122

Debt to total capitalization
53%
 
65%
 
(12)%

The decrease in other net tangible assets and total debt during the first three months of 2015 was primarily due to the collection of accounts receivable from affiliates as NACoal received payment from Coyote Creek. NACoal used the payment from Coyote Creek primarily to pay down the NACoal Facility.

OUTLOOK

NACoal expects overall improved operating performance at its coal mining operations in 2015 compared with 2014.

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At the consolidated coal mining operations, tons sold and results from operations are expected to be substantially higher than in 2014 at MLMC because no planned outages are scheduled at the customer's power plant. Two significant planned outages took place in 2014 at the plant that are not expected to reoccur in 2015.

Faced with the ongoing weakness in the Alabama and global coal markets, and higher anticipated coal processing costs related to more stringent coal quality requirements, NACoal is focused on managing the Centennial business based on cash generation. The management team is managing operations in line with conservative volume estimates, altering mining plans, identifying and implementing less costly coal processing methods, managing production methods and volumes to optimize cash flow, and evaluating capital employed, including selling certain non-core assets. In this context, Centennial expects mining areas to be reduced from three currently to a single mine area during the second half of 2015. Centennial’s operating results, cash flow before financing and EBITDA are expected to improve significantly in the last three quarters of 2015 compared with 2014, excluding the asset impairment charge recognized in 2014, largely due to increased tons sold, improved cost effectiveness and reduced capital employed. A reduction in Centennial's annual depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $6.0 million as a result of the asset impairment charge taken in 2014 will be reflected in the improved 2015 results. However, operating results in 2015 at Centennial, including non-cash charges, are expected to remain in a substantial loss position due in part to the loss incurred in the first quarter of 2015 and also to increasing coal processing costs in the remaining three quarters of 2015 to comply with a change in customer requirements for coal to be sold beginning in the fourth quarter of 2015. Cash expenditures in the remainder of 2015 will include required final reclamation at some mine areas where mining will have been concluded. Although cash flow before financing activities is expected to improve from 2014, Centennial is still expected to have cash losses in the remaining three quarters of 2015. Management believes that actions taken during 2015 will position Centennial for further improvement in cash generation in 2016, assuming that market conditions do not deteriorate. The Company believes that efforts to manage the Centennial business around conservative volume expectations and manage for cash will help to position this business to take advantage of any rebound in the coal market that may occur over time.

Limerock deliveries in 2015 are expected to be lower than in 2014 as a result of reduced customer requirements, but operating results are expected to improve as a result of the absence of a $1.2 million pre-tax charge incurred in the second quarter of 2014 to reimburse a customer for damaged equipment. Also, royalty and other income is expected to decline in 2015 compared with 2014.

At the unconsolidated mining operations, steam coal tons delivered in 2015 are expected to increase from 2014 based on customers' currently planned power plant operating levels and as a result of production increases at the newer mines. Demery commenced delivering coal to its customer in 2012 and full production levels are expected to be reached in 2016. Liberty commenced production in 2013 but has not delivered any coal to its customer. Production levels at Liberty are expected to increase gradually beginning in the second half of 2015 to full production of approximately 4.4 million tons of coal annually beginning in 2020. Construction of the Kemper County Energy Facility adjacent to Liberty is still in process, and the pace of completion may affect the pace of the increase in deliveries. Caddo Creek commenced delivering coal in late 2014.

Unconsolidated mines currently in development are expected to continue to generate modest income in 2015. The mining permit needed to commence mining operations was issued in 2013 for the Camino Real project in Texas. Camino Real expects initial deliveries in the second half of 2015, and expects to mine approximately 2.5 million to 3.0 million tons of coal annually when at full production. Coyote Creek received its mining permit in October 2014 and is developing a mine in Mercer County, North Dakota, from which it expects to deliver approximately 2.5 million tons of coal annually beginning in mid-2016.

Overall, excluding the 2014 asset impairment charge of $105.1 million, or $66.4 million after tax of $38.7 million, and gains on the sale of assets, 2015 income before income taxes is expected to increase significantly over 2014 income before income taxes. Cash flow before financing activities is expected to be positive, as compared with the negative cash flow before financing activities in 2014. Capital expenditures for 2015 are now expected to be $12.4 million, a decrease from the $24.1 million projected at the end of 2014. Capital expenditures during the last three quarters of 2015 are expected to be $11.4 million, comprised largely of $9.0 million for replacement equipment and land at MLMC and approximately $1.6 million at Centennial. The reduction in expected capital expenditures reflects NACoal's continued efforts to manage capital employed at appropriate levels.

Over the longer-term, NACoal’s goal is to increase earnings of its unconsolidated mines by approximately 50% by 2017 from the 2012 level of $45.2 million through the development and maturation of its newer mines and normal escalation of contractual compensation at its existing mines. The power plant served by MLMC, a consolidated mine, received significant improvements and upgrades in 2014 during planned power plant outages, which are expected to improve the operating performance and reliability of that power plant. NACoal expects that these improvements will increase tons sold and

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profitability of this mining operation above historical levels in 2015 and beyond, except when planned or unplanned power plant outages occur. The outlook at Centennial is poor at this time due to low coal prices, low demand and higher coal processing costs. NACoal is currently not prepared to forecast significant GAAP earnings at Centennial and will not do so until these price and demand conditions improve.

NACoal expects to continue its efforts to develop new mining projects. The company is actively pursuing domestic opportunities for new or expanded coal mining projects, but opportunities are likely to be very limited. In addition, NACoal continues to pursue additional non-coal mining opportunities, principally in aggregates.

HAMILTON BEACH BRANDS, INC.

HBB is a leading designer, marketer and distributor of small electric household and specialty housewares appliances, as well as commercial products for restaurants, bars and hotels. HBB’s products are marketed primarily to retail merchants and wholesale distributors. HBB's business is seasonal, and a majority of its revenues and operating profit typically occurs in the second half of the year when sales of small electric appliances to retailers and consumers increase significantly for the fall holiday selling season.

FINANCIAL REVIEW

The results of operations for HBB were as follows for the three months ended March 31:
 
2015
 
2014
Revenues
$
123,293

 
$
101,325

Operating profit
$
2,188

 
$
937

Interest expense
$
420

 
$
295

Other expense (income)
$
832

 
$
220

Net income
$
618

 
$
350

Effective income tax rate
34.0
%
 
17.1
%

First Quarter of 2015 Compared with First Quarter of 2014

The following table identifies the components of change in revenues for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014:
 
Revenues
2014
$
101,325

Increase (decrease) from:
 
Unit volume and product mix
20,547

Weston Brands
3,929

Foreign currency
(2,040
)
Other
(468
)
2015
$
123,293


Revenues for the first quarter of 2015 increased 21.7%, or 17.8% excluding the sales from the Weston Brands acquisition, compared with the first quarter of 2014. Revenues increased primarily due to increased sales volumes of higher-priced and new products, mainly in the U.S. and international consumer markets and the commercial market. The increase was partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency movements as both the Mexican peso and Canadian dollar weakened against the U.S. dollar.

The following table identifies the components of change in operating profit for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014:
 
Operating Profit
2014
$
937

Increase (decrease) from:
 
Gross profit
4,469

Selling, general and administrative expenses
(1,760
)
Weston Brands
(791
)
Foreign currency
(667
)
2015
$
2,188


HBB's operating profit increased in the first quarter of 2015 from the first quarter of 2014 due to higher gross profit partially offset by increased selling, general and administrative expenses, an operating loss at Weston Brands and unfavorable foreign currency movements. The improvement in HBB's gross profit was mainly attributable to an increase in sales of higher margin products. Selling, general and administrative expenses increased primarily as a result of higher employee-related expenses and costs to implement HBB's strategic initiatives.

Weston Brands generated gross profit but incurred an operating loss in the seasonally weak first quarter of 2015. The first quarter results include certain integration costs, including relocation and employee severance expenses, as well as amortization expense on acquired intangibles.

HBB recognized net income of $0.6 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared with $0.4 million in the first quarter of 2014 primarily due to the factors affecting operating profit partially offset by unfavorable foreign currency movements.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

Cash Flows

The following tables detail the changes in cash flow for the three months ended March 31:
 
2015
 
2014
 
Change
Operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
$
618

 
$
350

 
$
268

Depreciation and amortization
878

 
634

 
244

Other
313

 
1,496

 
(1,183
)
Working capital changes
(11,970
)
 
(18,556
)
 
6,586

Net cash used for operating activities
(10,161
)
 
(16,076
)
 
5,915

 
 
 
 
 
 
Investing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Expenditures for property, plant and equipment
(1,167
)
 
(495
)
 
(672
)
Net cash used for investing activities
(1,167
)
 
(495
)
 
(672
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flow before financing activities
$
(11,328
)
 
$
(16,571
)
 
$
5,243

 
Net cash used for operating activities decreased by $5.9 million in the first three months of 2015 compared with the first three months of 2014 primarily as a result of a change in working capital. The change in working capital was mainly due to less of an increase in inventory and less of a decrease in accounts payable and accrued payroll in the first three months of 2015 compared with 2014. These items were partially offset by a smaller decrease in accounts receivable in the first three months of 2015 compared with 2014 primarily due to higher sales during 2015.
 
2015
 
2014
 
Change
Financing activities:
 
 
 
 
 
Net additions (reductions) to revolving credit agreement and other
$
11,959

 
$
19,189

 
$
(7,230
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
$
11,959

 
$
19,189

 
$
(7,230
)

The change in net cash provided by financing activities was mainly the result of a decrease in borrowings as HBB required less cash to fund working capital during the first three months of 2015 than in the first three months of 2014.

Financing Activities

HBB has a $115.0 million senior secured floating-rate revolving credit facility (the “HBB Facility”) that expires in July 2019. The obligations under the HBB Facility are secured by substantially all of HBB's assets. The approximate book value of HBB's assets held as collateral under the HBB Facility was $236.0 million as of March 31, 2015. At March 31, 2015, the borrowing base under the HBB Facility was $109.8 million and borrowings outstanding under the HBB Facility were $64.8 million. At March 31, 2015, the excess availability under the HBB Facility was $44.9 million.


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The maximum availability under the HBB Facility is governed by a borrowing base derived from advance rates against eligible accounts receivable, inventory and trademarks of the borrowers, as defined in the HBB Facility. Adjustments to reserves booked against these assets, including inventory reserves, will change the eligible borrowing base and thereby impact the liquidity provided by the HBB Facility. A portion of the availability is denominated in Canadian dollars to provide funding to HBB's Canadian subsidiary. Borrowings bear interest at a floating rate, which can be a base rate or LIBOR, as defined in the HBB Facility, plus an applicable margin. The applicable margins, effective March 31, 2015, for base rate loans and LIBOR loans denominated in U.S. dollars were 0.00% and 1.50%, respectively. The applicable margins, effective March 31, 2015, for base rate loans and bankers' acceptance loans denominated in Canadian dollars were 0.00% and 1.50%, respectively. The HBB Facility also required a fee of 0.25% per annum on the unused commitment. The margins and unused commitment fee under the HBB Facility are subject to quarterly adjustment based on average excess availability. The floating rate of interest applicable to the HBB Facility at March 31, 2015 was 2.74% including the floating rate margin and the effect of interest rate swap agreements discussed below.

To reduce the exposure to changes in the market rate of interest, HBB has entered into interest rate swap agreements for a portion of the HBB Facility. Terms of the interest rate swap agreements require HBB to receive a variable interest rate and pay a fixed interest rate. HBB has interest rate swaps with notional values totaling $20.0 million at March 31, 2015 at an average fixed rate of 1.4%.

The HBB Facility includes restrictive covenants, which, among other things, limit the payment of dividends to NACCO, subject to achieving availability thresholds. Dividends are discretionary to the extent that for the thirty days prior to the dividend payment date, and after giving effect to the dividend payment, HBB maintains excess availability of not less than $25.0 million. The HBB Facility also requires HBB to achieve a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio in certain circumstances, as defined in the HBB Facility. At March 31, 2015, HBB was in compliance with all financial covenants in the HBB Facility.

HBB believes funds available from cash on hand at the Company, the HBB Facility and operating cash flows will provide sufficient liquidity to meet its operating needs and commitments arising during the next twelve months and until the expiration of the HBB Facility.

Contractual Obligations, Contingent Liabilities and Commitments

In the three months ended March 31, 2015, there were no significant changes in the total amount of HBB's contractual obligations, contingent liabilities or commercial commitments, or the timing of cash flows in accordance with those obligations as reported on page 53 in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014.

Capital Expenditures

Expenditures for property, plant and equipment were $1.2 million for the first three months of 2015 and are estimated to be an additional $7.2 million for the remainder of 2015. These planned capital expenditures are primarily for tooling for new products and improvements to HBB's information technology infrastructure. These expenditures are expected to be funded from internally generated funds and bank borrowings.

Capital Structure

Working capital is significantly affected by the seasonality of HBB's business. The following is a discussion of the changes in HBB's capital structure at March 31, 2015 compared with both March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2014.

March 31, 2015 Compared with March 31, 2014
 
MARCH 31
2015
 
MARCH 31
2014
 
Change
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,057

 
$
2,626

 
$
(569
)
Other net tangible assets
97,068

 
87,400

 
9,668

Goodwill and intangible assets, net
15,951

 

 
15,951

Net assets
115,076

 
90,026

 
25,050

Total debt
(65,412
)
 
(37,636
)
 
(27,776
)
Total equity
$
49,664

 
$
52,390

 
$
(2,726
)
Debt to total capitalization
57
%
 
42
%
 
15
%

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Net assets increased $25.1 million from March 31, 2014 primarily due to the acquisition of Weston Brands resulting in $16.0 million of goodwill and intangible assets, net, as well as an increase in other net tangible assets. Other net tangible assets increased $9.7 million from March 31, 2014 mainly as a result of an increase in accounts receivable and inventory partially offset by an increase in accounts payable. The increases in accounts receivable and inventory were primarily attributable to higher sales in the first three months of 2015 compared with the first three months of 2014 and the increase in accounts payable was mainly the result of the increase in inventory purchases.

Total debt increased $27.8 million due to additional borrowings made during the fourth quarter of 2014 to fund the acquisition of Weston Brands.

March 31, 2015 Compared with December 31, 2014
 
MARCH 31
2015
 
DECEMBER 31
2014
 
Change
Cash and cash equivalents
$
2,057

 
$
1,442

 
$
615

Other net tangible assets
97,068

 
85,329

 
11,739

Goodwill and intangible assets, net
15,951

 
16,295

 
(344
)
Net assets
115,076

 
103,066

 
12,010

Total debt
(65,412
)
 
(53,453
)
 
(11,959
)
Total equity
$
49,664

 
$
49,613

 
$
51

Debt to total capitalization
57
%
 
52
%
 
5
%

Other net tangible assets increased $11.7 million from December 31, 2014 primarily due to a decrease in accounts payable and payroll-related accruals partially offset by a decrease in accounts receivable during the first three months of 2015. The changes in accounts receivable and accounts payable were primarily attributable to the seasonality of the business. The decrease in payroll-related accruals was due to payments made during the first three months of 2015.

Total debt increased $12.0 million mainly as a result of the seasonality of the business and the required funding of operations during the first three months of 2015.

OUTLOOK

While the economy appears to be improving, HBB's target consumer, the middle-market mass consumer, continues to remain under pressure financially. This situation and weakened consumer traffic to retail locations are creating continued uncertainty about the ongoing strength of the retail market for small appliances. As a result, sales volumes in the middle-market portion of the U.S. small kitchen appliance market in which HBB's core brands participate are projected to grow only moderately in 2015. The Canadian retail market is expected to follow U.S. trends. Other international markets and commercial product markets in which HBB participates are also anticipated to grow moderately in 2015 compared with 2014. HBB believes the underlying market conditions in the hunting, gardening and food enthusiast markets will continue to generate increasing interest and demand in the categories in which the company's new subsidiary, Weston Brands, participates.  Given these market conditions, HBB expects sales volumes in its core small kitchen appliance business to grow more favorably than the market in 2015 due to broader placements of products. In addition, the company believes there are a number of existing placements and market opportunities that can be secured for the Weston business. As a result, 2015 Weston sales volumes are expected to grow at or above the growth rate experienced by the core HBB small kitchen appliance business. Finally, HBB's international and commercial product sales volumes are anticipated to grow in 2015 compared with 2014 as a result of the company's strategic initiatives.

HBB continues to focus on strengthening its North American consumer market position through product innovation, promotions, increased placements and branding programs, together with appropriate levels of advertising for the company's highly successful and innovative product lines and its new line of Weston products. HBB expects the FlexBrewTM coffee maker, launched in late 2012, and the Hamilton Beach® Breakfast Sandwich Maker line, launched in early 2013, to continue to gain market position. In addition, during 2015, HBB expects to expand both product lines with products offering a broader range of features. The company is continuing to introduce other innovative products and upgrades to certain products in several small appliance categories, as well as in its growing global commercial business. HBB expects the commercial business to benefit from several new products, including the FuryTM and EclipseTM high-performance blenders, the Blend-in-Cup mixer and the PrimePour "cocktails-on-tap" machine. Finally, HBB's new Jamba® blenders and juicing products and Wolf Gourmet® -branded products are expected to enter the market in the first half of 2015 and expand and gain market position

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during the remainder of 2015. These products, as well as other new product introductions in the pipeline for 2015, and the line of Weston products, are expected to enhance both revenues and operating profit. As a result of these new products and execution of the company's strategic initiatives, both domestically and internationally, HBB expects an increase in revenues in 2015 compared with 2014.

Overall, HBB expects full-year 2015 net income to be moderately higher than 2014. The anticipated increase in sales volumes attributable to the continued implementation and execution of HBB's strategic initiatives, along with a full year of revenue from the Weston Brands acquisition, is expected to be partially offset by a full year of operating expenses, including amortization on acquired intangibles, for Weston Brands. Costs to implement HBB's strategic initiatives, increases in transportation costs and the absence of the $1.6 million tax benefit realized in 2014 are also expected to partially offset the benefits from increased sales volumes. In addition, the negative effects of foreign currency fluctuations are currently expected to increase in 2015 compared with 2014. HBB continues to monitor both currency effects and commodity costs closely and intends to adjust product prices and product placements, as appropriate, if these costs continue to increase.

Excluding the cash paid for the acquisition of Weston Brands, HBB expects cash flow before financing activities in 2015 to be higher than 2014. Capital expenditures are expected to be $7.2 million in the remainder of 2015.

Longer term, HBB will work to improve return on sales through economies of scale derived from market growth and its five strategic volume growth initiatives: (1) enhancing its placements in the North American consumer business through consumer-driven innovative products and strong sales and marketing support, (2) enhancing internet sales by providing best-in-class retailer support and increased consumer content and engagement, (3) participating in the "only-the-best" market with a strong brand and broad product line, including investing in new products to be sold under the Jamba® and Wolf Gourmet® brand names, (4) expanding internationally in the emerging Asian and Latin American markets by increasing product offerings and expanding its distribution channels and sales and marketing capabilities, and (5) achieving global Commercial market leadership through a commitment to an enhanced global product line for chains and distributors serving the global food service and hospitality markets. HBB expects to make continued progress in the execution of its strategic initiatives in 2015.

THE KITCHEN COLLECTION, LLC

KC is a national specialty retailer of kitchenware in outlet and traditional malls throughout the United States. KC's business is seasonal, and a majority of its revenues and operating profit typically occurs in the second half of the year when sales of kitchenware to consumers increase significantly for the fall holiday selling season.

FINANCIAL REVIEW

The results of operations for KC were as follows for the three months ended March 31:
 
2015
 
2014
Revenues
$
29,967

 
$
36,876

Operating loss
$
(3,045
)
 
$
(6,514
)
Interest expense
$
24

 
$
88

Other expense, net
$
23

 
$
18

Net loss
$
(1,893
)
 
$
(4,033
)
Effective income tax rate
38.8
%
 
39.1
%


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First Quarter of 2015 Compared with First Quarter of 2014

The following table identifies the components of change in revenues for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014:
 
Revenues
2014
$
36,876

Increase (decrease) from: