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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-K

 

ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF

THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2016

Commission file Number 1-7829

 

BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter.)

 

MARYLAND

54-0646173

(State of Incorporation)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

6446 Edsall Road, Alexandria, Virginia               22312

(Address of principal executive offices)     (Zip Code)

 

(703) 941-6300

Registrant's telephone number, including area code

 

Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of Class

Name of Exchange on which registered

 

 

Class A Common stock (par value $.10)

NYSE MKT

                                                                            

     Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. YES [ ] NO [X]

 

     Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act. YES[ ] NO [X]

 

     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 [X] 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 (Section 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 [X] NO [ ]

 

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K, (Section 229.405) is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendments to this Form 10-K. [ ]

 

 
 

 

 

     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 definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

 

Large Accelerated Filer [ ]

Accelerated Filer [ ]

 
 

Non-accelerated Filer [ ]

Smaller reporting company [X]

 

 

     Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Act).  YES [ ] NO [X]

 

     As of December 24, 2015, the last business day of the registrant's most recently completed second quarter, 3,746,454 Class A common shares were outstanding, and the aggregate market value of the Class A common shares (based upon the closing price of these shares of $14.40 per share as reported on the NYSE MKT) of Bowl America Incorporated held by non-affiliates of the registrant was approximately $35 million. As of that date 1,414,517 Class B common shares were outstanding. Class B common shareholders have the right to convert their Class B common stock to Class A common stock on a share for share basis. If all of the Class B shares were converted to Class A shares as of December 24, 2015, the total aggregate market value for both classes of common stock held by non-affiliates would be approximately $37 million.

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:

 

 

Shares outstanding at

September 16, 2016

   

Class A Common Stock $.10 par value

3,746,454

Class B Common Stock $.10 par value

1,414,517

 

 
 

 

 

 DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

 

     Portions of registrant's definitive proxy statement, which will be filed with the Commission not later than 120 days after July 3, 2016, are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Form 10-K. The Selected Financial Data (Item 6), Management’s Discussion & Analysis (Item 7), Financial Statements (Item 8) and Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (Item 9A) attached to this filing as exhibits are incorporated herein by reference.

 

 
 

 

  

BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED

INDEX TO FISCAL 2016 10-K FILING

 

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PART I
 

ITEM 1.

 

Business

 
  (a)

General Development of Business

1

 

(b)

Financial Information about Industry Segments

1

 

(c)

Narrative Description of Business

1

 

(d)

Financial Information about Geographic Areas

1

       

ITEM 2.

 

Properties

2
       

ITEM 3.

 

Legal Proceedings

2
       

ITEM 4.

 

Mine Safety Disclosures

2
       

PART II

       

ITEM 5.

 

Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

2
       

ITEM 6.

 

Selected Financial Data

3
       

ITEM 7.

 

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

3
        

ITEM 8.

 

Financial Statements and Supplementary Data

3
       

ITEM 9.

 

Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure

3
       

ITEM 9A

Controls and Procedures

3
       

PART III

       

ITEM 10.

Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance

4
       

ITEM 11.

Executive Compensation

4
       

ITEM 12.

Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters

4
     

 

ITEM 13.

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence

4
       

ITEM 14.

Principal Accountant Fees and Services

4
       

PART IV

       

ITEM 15.

Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules

5
  (a)

Financial Statements

5

 

(b)

Exhibits

5

       

Signatures

 

6-7

 

 
 

 

 

PART I

 

ITEM 1. BUSINESS

 

(a) General Development of Business

Bowl America Incorporated (herein referred to as the “Company”) was incorporated in 1958. The Company commenced business with one bowling center in 1958, and at the end of fiscal year 2016, the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries operated 18 bowling centers.

 

(b) Financial Information about Industry Segments

The Company operates in one segment. Its principal source of revenue consists of fees charged for the use of bowling lanes and other facilities and from the sale of food and beverages for consumption on the premises. At the end of the fiscal year 2016, the Company had operating revenues from continuing operations of approximately $24.1 million, and approximately $32 million in total assets. Merchandise sales, including food and beverages, were approximately 30% of operating revenues. The balance of operating revenues (approximately 70%) represents fees for bowling and related services. Earnings per share for fiscal 2016 were $0.42.

 

(c) Narrative Description of Business

As of September 1, 2016 the Company operated 10 bowling centers in the greater metropolitan area of Washington, D.C., one bowling center in the greater metropolitan area of Baltimore, Maryland, three bowling centers in the greater metropolitan area of Jacksonville, Florida, and four bowling centers in the greater metropolitan area of Richmond, Virginia. These 18 bowling centers contain a total of 726 lanes.

 

These establishments are fully air-conditioned with facilities for service of food and beverages, game rooms, rental lockers, and meeting room facilities. All centers provide shoes for rental, and bowling balls are provided free. In addition, each center sells retail bowling accessories. Most locations are equipped for glow-in-the-dark bowling, popular for parties and non-league bowling.

 

The bowling equipment essential for the Company's operation is readily available. The Company’s major source of equipment is Brunswick Corporation.

 

The bowling business is a seasonal one, and most of the business takes place from October through May. It is highly competitive, but the Company has managed to maintain its position in the markets in which it operates. The principal method of competition is the quality of service furnished to the Company's customers. Its primary competitor is Bowlmor AMF.

 

Compliance with federal, state and local environmental protection laws has not materially affected the Company.

 

The number of persons employed by the Company and its subsidiaries is approximately 500 including approximately 250 full time employees.

 

(d) Financial Information about Geographic Areas

 

The Company has no foreign operations.

 

 
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ITEM 2. PROPERTIES

 

The Company owns its general offices which are located at 6446 Edsall Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22312.

 

Two of the Company's bowling centers are located in leased premises, and the remaining sixteen centers are owned by the Company. The Company's leases expire in fiscal 2020. The specific locations of the bowling centers are discussed under Item 1(c).

 

ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

There are no material pending legal proceedings other than ordinary routine litigation incidental to the business.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not Applicable.

 

PART II

 

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES

 

Market Information

The principal market on which the Company's Class A Common Stock is traded is the NYSE MKT. The Company's Class B Common Stock is not listed on any exchange and is not publicly traded. Each share of Class B Common Stock can be converted to one share of Class A Common Stock at any time.

 

The table below presents the high and low sales price of the Company's Class A Common Stock in each quarter of fiscal years 2016 and 2015 as reported by the NYSE MKT.

 

 

2016

 

1st Qtr

   

2nd Qtr

   

3rd Qtr

   

4th Qtr

 
                                 

High

  $ 15.50     $ 15.31     $ 14.70     $ 15.15  

Low

  $ 14.28     $ 13.22     $ 13.61     $ 14.00  

 

2015

 

1st Qtr

   

2nd Qtr

   

3rd Qtr

   

4th Qtr

 
                                 

High

  $ 15.50     $ 15.45     $ 15.50     $ 15.50  

Low

  $ 13.12     $ 13.79     $ 14.08     $ 14.27  

 

 Holders

As of July 3, 2016, the approximate number of holders of record of the Company's Class A Common Stock was 283 and of the Company's Class B Common Stock was 19.

  

 Cash Dividends

The table below presents the quarterly cash dividends per share of Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock paid, and the quarter in which the payment was made during fiscal 2016 and 2015.

 

Class A Common Stock

Quarter

2016

2015

     

First

17 cents

17 cents

Second

17 cents

17 cents

Third

17 cents

17 cents

Fourth

17 cents

17 cents

 

 
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Class A Common Stock

Quarter

2016

2015

     

First

17 cents

17 cents

Second

17 cents

17 cents

Third

17 cents

17 cents

Fourth

17 cents

17 cents

 

 

The Board of Directors decides the amount and timing of any dividend at its quarterly meetings based on its appraisal of the state of the business, the economic climate and estimate of future opportunities at such time.

 

ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

 

The information is set forth in the section of Exhibit 99(a) entitled "Selected Financial Data" on page 13 of this Form 10-K and is incorporated herein by reference. Such information should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements.

 

ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The information is set forth in the section of Exhibit 99(b) entitled "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" on Pages 9 through 12 of this Form 10-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

 

The financial statements and notes thereto are set forth in Exhibit 99(c) on pages 16 through 28 of this Form 10-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Supplementary data is not required.

 

ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

 

None   

 

ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

The Company's disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed by it in its periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms. Based on an evaluation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures conducted by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, such officers concluded that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of July 3, 2016. Additionally, the Company’s officers concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of July 3, 2016 to ensure that information required to be disclosed in the reports filed under the Exchange Act was accumulated and communicated to management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures.

 

 
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Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

(a) Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

In accordance with Section 404(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and Item 308(a) of Regulation S-K, the report of management on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting is set forth in Exhibit 99(d) in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and is included herein by reference.

 

(b) Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

There was no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the fourth quarter ended July 3, 2016 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART III

 

 

ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

 

Pursuant to General Instruction G(3) of Form 10-K, the information called for by this item regarding directors and executive officers is hereby incorporated by reference from the Company's definitive proxy statement to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report.

 

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

Pursuant to General Instruction G(3) of Form 10-K, the information called for by this item is hereby incorporated by reference from the Company's definitive proxy statement to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report.

 

ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

 

Pursuant to General Instruction G(3) of Form 10-K, the information called for by this item is hereby incorporated by reference from the Company's definitive proxy statement to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report.

 

ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

 

Pursuant to General Instruction G(3) of Form 10-K, the information called for by this item is hereby incorporated by reference from the Company's definitive proxy statement to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report.

 

ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTANT FEES AND SERVICES

 

Pursuant to General Instruction G(3) of Form 10-K, the information called for by this item is hereby incorporated by reference from the Company's definitive proxy statement to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report.

 

 
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PART IV

 

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES

(a)   Financial Statements

The following consolidated financial statements of Bowl America Incorporated and its subsidiaries are incorporated by reference in Part II, Item 8:

 

Reports of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firms

 

Consolidated balance sheets as of July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015

 

Consolidated statements of earnings and comprehensive earnings - years ended July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015

 

Consolidated statements of stockholders' equity - years ended July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015

 

Consolidated statements of cash flows - years ended July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015

 

Notes to the consolidated financial statements - years ended July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015

 

(b)   Exhibits:

3(i)(a) Articles of Incorporation of the Registrant and amendments through December 1994 thereto (Incorporated by reference from exhibit number 3 to the Annual Report for 1989 on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended July 2, 1989.)

 

3(i)(b) Amendment to and restatement of Article FIFTH (b) III 2.2 of the Registrant's Articles of Incorporation (Incorporated by reference from the Registrant's Form 8-K filed December 9, 1994.)

 

3(ii) By-laws of the Registrant (Incorporated by reference from exhibit 3 to the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended July 2, 1989.)

 

10.1     Amended Employment Agreement, dated as of June 22, 2015, between the Company and Leslie H. Goldberg (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed on June 22, 2015).

 

10.2     Amended Employment Agreement, dated as of June 22, 2015, between the Company and Cheryl A. Dragoo (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to Form 8-K filed on June 22, 2015).

 

20     Press release dated September 29, 2016

 

21 Subsidiaries of registrant (Incorporated by reference from exhibit number 21 to the Registrant's Annual Report on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended June 30, 2002.)

 

31.1 Written statement of Chief Executive Officer (Rule 13a-14a Certification)

31.2 Written statement of Chief Financial Officer (Rule 13a-14a Certification)

32    Written statement of Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officers (Section 1350 Certifications)

 

99(a) Selected Financial Data (Item 6), set forth as page 13 hereof

 

99(b) Management’s Discussion & Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (Item 7), set forth as pages 9-12 hereof

 

99(c) Consolidated Financial Statements (Item 8), set forth as pages 16-28 hereof

 

99(d) Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting, (Item 9-A) set forth as page 8 hereof

 

101 Interactive files formatted in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language)

 

 
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BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED

 

 

/s/ Leslie H. Goldberg

Leslie H. Goldberg

President

Chief Executive and Operating Officer

 

Date: September 29, 2016

 

 

/s/ Cheryl A. Dragoo

Cheryl A. Dragoo

Chief Financial Officer,

Senior Vice President

Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

 

Date: September 29, 2016

 

 
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SIGNATURES

 

         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and the dates indicated.

 

Name, Title, Capacity

 

 

/s/ Leslie H. Goldberg

Leslie H. Goldberg

President, Principal Executive

& Operating Officer and Director

 

Date: September 29, 2016

 

 

 

/s/ Ruth Macklin

/s/ Cheryl A. Dragoo

Ruth Macklin

Cheryl A Dragoo

Senior Vice President, Secretary,

Senior Vice President, Principal Financial

Treasurer and Director

& Accounting Officer and Director

 

 

Date: September 29, 2016

Date: September 29, 2016

 

 

 

/s/ Warren T. Braham

/s/ Nancy Hull

Warren T. Braham

Nancy Hull

Director

Director

 

 

Date: September 29, 2016

Date: September 29, 2016

                                                                      

                                                 

                                  

/s/ Allan L. Sher

/s/ Merle Fabian

Allan L. Sher

Merle Fabian

Director

Director

 

 

Date: September 29, 2016 Date: September 29, 2016

 

 

 

/s/ Arthur H. Bill

Arthur H. Bill

Director

 

Date: September 29, 2016

 

 
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Exhibit 99(d) Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

 

The following sets forth, in accordance with Section 404(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and Item 308(a) of Regulation S-K, the annual report of management of the Company on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

1. Management of the Company is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting in a process designed by, or under the supervision of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and effected by the Company’s Board of Directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and includes those policies and procedures that:

 

 

Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Company;

 

 

Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the Company; and

 

 

Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the Company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.

 

2. Management of the Company, in accordance with Rule 13a-15(d) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and with the participation of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of July 3, 2016. The framework on which management’s evaluation of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting is based is the “Internal Control-Integrated Framework” published in 1992 by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (“COSO”) of the Treadway Commission.

 

3. Management has determined that the Company’s internal control over financial reporting, as of July 3, 2016, was effective. No material weaknesses in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting were identified by management. Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

4. This annual report does not include an attestation report of the Company’s registered public accounting firm regarding internal control over financial reporting. Management’s report was not subject to attestation by the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm pursuant to a permanent exemption for non-accelerated filers from the internal control audit requirements of Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

 
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  Exhibit 99(b) MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Annual Report of Form 10-K contains forward-looking statements concerning our business, operations and financial performance and condition as well as our plans, objectives and expectations for our business operations and financial performance and condition that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about our business, our sales and the industry in which we operate and our management’s beliefs and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or development and involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that are in some cases beyond our control. The forward-looking statements included in this Annual Report on Form 10-K are made as of the date hereof. We are under no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

 

OVERVIEW

 

The Company is in the entertainment business which, by its nature, has ups and downs based on consumer tastes and preferences. Generally, promotional and open play bowling, which depends on the public’s discretionary budget dollars and their choices, accounts for more than half of our business. An unstable economy can lead many to participate in entertainment that is close to home and relatively inexpensive. Bowling has those advantages. However, the longer the economic recovery remains unstable, the less willing people are to spend on other than necessities. Current economic and political conditions continue to create challenges, but our response is helped by having the resources to be able to promote the sport. Weather is also a factor, especially for casual bowlers. While extreme heat or rainy weather prompt people to look for indoor activities, heavy snow storms can keep customers from reaching the centers. The “Blizzard of 2016” occurred on the weekend of January 22-24, 2016 causing the closure of all of our northern market locations for up to 3 days. Weekends tend to be heaviest for open play while the majority of league play occurs on weekdays. Postponed league games are made up later in the season, but lost open play income is never recovered.

 

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

 

The Company views a strong financial position as a major benefit to shareholders and emphasizes payment of dividends as part of its financial plan. A portion of earnings has consistently been invested to create a reserve to protect the Company during downturns in business, to capitalize on opportunities for expansion and modernization, to provide a secure source of income and to provide a predictable return to its owners. For these reasons, the Company prefers a conservative approach to investing rather than taking greater risk for possible rapid growth. The Company balances market volatility by using both fixed income and equity investments in managing its reserve funds. Any equity security is subject to price fluctuation, however, the stocks held by the Company have relatively low volatility. The Company has long been invested in a Government National Mortgage Association (“Ginnie Mae”) fund and domestically domiciled stocks with the perceived potential of appreciation, primarily telecommunications stocks. This diversity also provides a measure of safety of principal.

 

With the exception of an additional 13,120 shares of Verizon, the common stocks in our portfolio have come from spin-offs, mergers and acquisitions of AT&T and United Telecommunications (now Sprint) purchased in 1979 and 1984 and from one insurance company acquired at no cost when that company demutualized. While not all stocks in the portfolio are domestic American companies any longer, since the original purchases at an approximate cost of $630,000, we have received approximately $967,000 from mergers and sales, and over $4,400,000 in dividends, the majority of which were tax favored in the form of exclusion from federal taxable income. The exclusion continues into the current year. These marketable securities are carried at their fair value on the last day of each reporting period. The fair value of the securities on July 3, 2016 was approximately $6,002,000. The value of securities held at June 28, 2015 was approximately $5,200.000.

 

The Company’s original investment in the Vanguard GNMA bond fund began in 1988 with purchases of shares in the fund totaling approximately $1,400,000. The fund is carried at fair value on the last day of the reporting period and at July 3, 2016, the value was approximately $2,823,000. In August 2015 approximately $1,000,000 of this fund was redeemed to meet the August 2015 dividend payment.

 

 
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Short-term investments consisting mainly of Certificates of Deposits, and cash and cash equivalents totaled $1,471,000 at the end of fiscal 2016 compared to $912,000 at the end of fiscal 2015. In August 2016 the Company secured a short-term loan for $500,000 partially collateralized with $350,000 in certificates of deposits, to fund the August dividend.

 

The Company's position in all the above investments is a source of expansion capital. Potential volatility in the trading prices of the marketable securities held by the Company could impact the Company’s opportunities for expansion. The Board of Directors reviews the portfolio weekly and any use of this reserve at its quarterly meetings. The Company made no application for third party funding in fiscal 2016 as cash and cash flows were sufficient to finance all contemplated purchases and to meet short-term purchase commitments and operating lease commitments.

 

Cash flow provided by operating activities for the year ended July 3, 2016, was $3,442,000. Equipment purchases during fiscal year 2016 used approximately $320,000. Proceeds from Ginnie Mae dividends totaling approximately $72,000 in fiscal year 2016 were used to purchase additional shares in the fund. The Company sold a storage warehouse and some equipment, no longer needed, for $50,000 in June 2016. Cash on hand and the $1,000,000 redemption of the Vanguard fund mentioned above was used to meet the balance of $3,509,000 required to pay regular dividends during the fiscal year.

 

The Company paid cash dividends totaling approximately $3.5 million, or $.68 per share, to shareholders during the 2016 fiscal year. In June 2016, the Company declared a quarterly $.17 per share dividend, paid in August 2016. The economic climate is part of the consideration at the Directors quarterly reviews of future estimates of cash flows. The Board of Directors decides the amount and timing of any dividend at its quarterly meeting based on its appraisal of the state of the business and estimate of opportunities at such time.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following table sets forth the items in our consolidated summary of operations for the fiscal fourth quarters ended July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015, respectively, and the dollar and percentage changes therein.

 

   

Fourteen weeks ended July 3, 2016 and

 
   

Thirteen weeks ended June 28, 2015

 
   

Dollars in thousands

 
   

2016

   

2015

   

Change

   

% Change

 

Operating Revenues:

                               

Bowling and other

  $ 4,001     $ 3,497     $ 504       14.4

%

Food, beverage & merchandise sales

    1,749       1,512       237       15.7  
      5,750       5,009       741       14.8  

Operating Expenses:

                               

Compensation & benefits

    2,823       2,674       149       5.6  

Cost of bowling & other

    1,431       1,285       146       11.4  

Cost of food, beverage & merchandise sales

    563       485       78       16.1  

Depreciation & amortization

    144       268       (124

)

    (46.3

)

General & administrative

    89       222       (133

)

    (59.9

)

      5,050       4,934       116       2.4  

Loss on disposal of assets

    (10

)

    (4

)

    6       150.0  

Operating income

    690       71       619       871.8  

Interest, dividend and other income

    110       120       (10

)

    (8.3

)

Earnings before taxes

    800       191       609       318.8  

Income taxes

    281       (13

)

    294       2261.5  

Net Earnings

  $ 519     $ 204     $ 315       154.4  

 

 
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The following table sets forth the items in our consolidated summary of operations for the 53 week fiscal year ended July 3, 2016 and 52 week fiscal year ended June 28, 2015, respectively, and the dollar and percentage changes therein.

 

   

Fifty-three weeks ended July 3, 2016 and

 
   

Fifty-two weeks ended June 28, 2015

 
   

Dollars in thousands

 
   

2016

   

2015

   

Change

   

% Change

 

Operating Revenues:

                               

Bowling and other

  $ 16,878     $ 16,309     $ 569       3.5

%

Food, beverage & merchandise sales

    7,220       6,816       404       5.9  
      24,098       23,125       973       4.2  

Operating Expenses:

                               

Compensation & benefits

    11,071       11,014       57       0.5  

Cost of bowling & other

    5,947       5,950       (3

)

    (0.1

)

Cost of food, beverage & merchandise sales

    2,203       2,086       117       5.6  

Depreciation & amortization

    1,153       1,255       (102

)

    (8.1

)

General & administrative

    853       910       (57

)

    (6.2

)

      21,227       21,215       12       0.1  

(Loss) gain on disposal of assets

    (10

)

    (4

)

    6       150.0  

Operating income

    2,861       1,906       955       50.1  

Interest, dividend and other income

    450       495       (45

)

    (9.1

)

Earnings before taxes

    3,311       2,401       910       37.9  

Income taxes

    1,160       761       399       52.4  

Net Earnings

  $ 2,151     $ 1,640     $ 511       31.1  

 

Net Earnings were $518,712 or $.10 per share for the fourteen week period and $2,151,025 or $.42 per share for the fifty-three week period ended July 3, 2016. For the thirteen week and fifty-two week periods ended June 28, 2015 net earnings were $203,752 or $.04 per share and $1,640,229 or $.32 per share, respectively. Fiscal 2016 consisted of 53 weeks with the extra week included in the fourth quarter and 2015 consisted of 52 weeks. Eighteen centers were in operation throughout both years.

 

Operating Revenues

 

Total operating revenue increased 4.2%, or $973,000, to $24.1 million in fiscal 2016 compared to an increase of 1.5%, or $345,000, to $23.1 million in fiscal 2015. Bowling and other revenue increased $569,000 in fiscal 2016 versus an increase of $214,000 in fiscal 2015. Food, beverage and merchandise sales increased $404,000 and $130,000 in fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015, respectively.

 

Management believes that open play revenue was lost in both years as a result of snow storms in the normally busiest months of fiscal years 2016 and 2015. Promotional pricing throughout both fiscal years also depressed bowling revenue.

 

Operating Expenses

 

As discussed in more detail below, total operating expenses increased 0.1%, or $12,000, in fiscal year 2016 versus a decrease of 1.7%, or $367,000 in fiscal 2015. Costs for employee compensation and benefits were up 0.5% or $57,000 in fiscal 2016 versus a decrease of 1% or $110,000 in fiscal 2015. Group health insurance costs declined primarily due to plan offerings and lower premiums. This category includes contributions to our two benefit plans, both of which are defined contribution plans. The contributions can only be made from profits and there is no additional obligation beyond the current year contribution.

 

 
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Cost of bowling and other services decreased $3,000 or 0.1% in the year ended July 3, 2016 versus a decrease of $159,000 or 2.6% in the prior fiscal year. Maintenance expense was flat in fiscal 2016 and decreased $59,000 or 6.2% in fiscal 2015. Snow removal costs in both fiscal years were high due to winter storms. Utility costs were down 4.5% in the current fiscal year as telephone, electric and gas expense decreased versus in increase in the prior fiscal year. Supplies expense increased 1% in both fiscal 2016 and 2015. Advertising costs decreased 2.1% and 24.8% in fiscal 2016 and 2015, respectively.

 

Cost of food, beverage and merchandise sales increased $117,000 or 5.6% in fiscal 2016 and $24,000 or 1.2% in fiscal 2015, the result of higher food and beverage sales.

 

Depreciation expenses decreased approximately $102,000 or 8.1% in fiscal 2016 versus a decrease of approximately $69,000 or 5.2% in the prior year after several large assets became fully depreciated.

 

Operating income increased 50.1% or $955,000 to $2.9 million in fiscal year 2016 from $1.9 million in fiscal 2015.

 

Interest, Dividend and Other Income

 

Interest and dividend income decreased $45,000 or 9.1% in fiscal 2016 and $168,000 or 25.4% in the prior year.

 

Income taxes

 

Effective income tax rates on continuing operations for the Company were 35.0% for fiscal 2016 and 31.7% for fiscal 2015, the difference from statutory rates is primarily due to the partial exclusion of dividends received on investments which, in fiscal 2015 was a higher portion of income than in the prior year.

 

Net Earnings

 

Net earnings from continuing operations in fiscal 2016 were $2.2 million, or $.42 per share, compared to $1.6 million, or $.32 per share in fiscal 2015.

 

 

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

We have identified accounting for marketable investment securities as a critical accounting policy due to the significance of the amounts included in our balance sheet. The Company exercises judgment in determining the classification of its investment securities as available-for-sale and in determining their fair value. The Company records these investments at their fair value based on quoted market prices with the unrealized gain or loss recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income, a component of stockholders' equity, net of deferred taxes. Additionally, from time to time the Company must assess whether write-downs are necessary for other than temporary declines in value. 

 

We have identified accounting for the impairment of long-lived assets as a critical accounting policy due to the significance of the amounts included in our balance sheet under the caption of Land, Buildings and Equipment. The Company reviews long-lived assets whenever events or changes indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. In making such evaluations, the Company compares the expected future cash flows to the carrying amount of the assets. An impairment loss equal to the difference between the assets' fair value and carrying value is recognized when the estimated undiscounted future cash flows are less than the carrying amount. There were no impairment losses recorded in fiscal 2016 or 2015.

 

 
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Exhibit 99(a) Selected Financial Data

 

 

BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS

 

 

Selected Financial Data

 

   

For the Years Ended

 
   

July 3,

   

June 28,

   

June 29,

   

June 30,

   

July 1,

 
   

2016

   

2015

   

2014

   

2013

   

2012

 

Operating revenues

  $ 24,097,862     $ 23,124,541     $ 22,780,017     $ 23,857,281     $ 24,343,024  

Operating expenses

    21,226,560       21,214,632       21,581,531       22,095,866       22,742,905  

(Loss) gain on disposal of land, building and equipment

    (10,035

)

    (3,854

)

    8,820       980       25,924  

Interest, dividend and other income

    449,998       494,645       662,693       435,141       499,873  

Earnings from continuing operations before provision for income taxes

    3,311,265       2,400,700       1,869,999       2,197,536       2,125,916  

Provision for income taxes

    1,160,240,       760,471       496,831       711,763       626,677  

Earnings from continuing operations

  $ 2,151,025     $ 1,640,229     $ 1,373,168     $ 1,485,773     $ 1,499,239  

(Loss) gain from discontinued operations - net of tax

    -       -       (2,774

)

    1,669,449       (74,398

)

Net Earnings

  $ 2,151,025     $ 1,640,229     $ 1,370,394     $ 3,155,222     $ 1,424,841  

Weighted average shares outstanding- Basic & Diluted

    5,160,971       5,160,971       5,160,971       5,151,784       5,151,471  
                                         

Earnings per share-Basic & diluted

                                       

Continuing operations

  $ .42     $ .32     $ .27     $ .29     $ .29  

Discontinued operations

    .00       .00       .00       .32       (.01

)

Net earnings per share-Basic & diluted

  $ .42     $ .32     $ .27     $ .61     $ .28  
                                         

Net cash provided by operating activities

  $ 3,441,813     $ 3,052,817     $ 2,053,510     $ 2,206,533     $ 2,769,286  
                                         

Cash dividends paid

  $ 3,509,461     $ 3,509,460     $ 3,406,243     $ 5,949,951     $ 3,296,942  

Cash dividends paid Per share  - Class A

  $ 0.68     $ 0.68     $ 0.66     $ 1.155     $ 0.64  

- Class B

  $ 0.68     $ 0.68     $ 0.66     $ 1.155     $ 0.64  
                                         

Total assets

  $ 31,851,135     $ 32,062,409     $ 34,363,780     $ 36,725,050     $ 39,368,174  
                                         

Stockholders' equity

  $ 26,149,342     $ 26,974,079     $ 28,978,731     $ 31,031,801     $ 33,685,154  
                                         

Net book value per share

  $ 5.07     $ 5.23     $ 5.61     $ 6.01     $ 6.54  
                                         

Net earnings as a % of beginning stockholders' equity

    8.0

%

    5.7

%

    4.4

%

    9.4

%

    4.0

%

                                         

Lanes in operation

    726       726       726       726       756  

Centers in operation

    18       18       18       18       19  

 

 
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1395 Piccard Drive, Suite 240

Rockville, Maryland 20850

Phone 301.337.3305

 

 

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

 

 

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders of

Bowl America Incorporated

Alexandria, Virginia

 

We have audited the accompanying Consolidated Balance Sheets of Bowl America Incorporated and Subsidiaries as of July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015, and the related Consolidated Statements of Earnings and Comprehensive Earnings, Stockholders' Equity and Cash Flows for the years ended July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015. Bowl America Incorporated and Subsidiaries’ management is responsible for these consolidated financial statements. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audits.

 

We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the consolidated financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audit included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Bowl America Incorporated and Subsidiaries as of July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015, and the results of their operations and their cash flows for the years ended July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

/s/ MN Blum LLC

 

MN Blum, LLC

Rockville, Maryland

September 29, 2016

 

 
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Exhibit 99(c) Consolidated Financial Statements

 

BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

   

As of

 
   

July 3,

   

June 28,

 
   

2016

   

2015

 

ASSETS

 

CURRENT ASSETS:

               

Cash and cash equivalents (Note 2)

  $ 986,193     $ 778,367  

Short-term investments (Note 3)

    484,558       133,729  

Inventories

    561,217       552,889  

Prepaid expenses and other

    664,379       488,212  

Income taxes refundable

    -       51,309  

TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

    2,696,347       2,004,506  

LAND, BUILDINGS & EQUIPMENT, net (Note 4)

    19,523,856       20,417,454  

OTHER ASSETS:

               

Marketable investment securities (Note 3)

    8,824,456       8,866,392  

Cash surrender value-life insurance

    740,161       707,592  

Other

    66,315       66,465  

TOTAL OTHER ASSETS

    9,630,932       9,640,449  

TOTAL ASSETS

  $ 31,851,135     $ 32,062,409  
                 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

CURRENT LIABILITIES:

               

Accounts payable

  $ 660,711     $ 709,453  

Accrued expenses

    1,193,463       1,001,754  

Dividends payable

    877,365       877,365  

Income taxes payable

    207,840       -  

Other current liabilities

    325,982       290,833  

Current deferred income taxes (Note 7)

    27,850       9,113  

TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES

    3,293,211       2,888,518  

LONG-TERM DEFERRED COMPENSATION

    23,620       28,897  

NONCURRENT DEFERRED INCOME TAXES (Note 7)

    2,384,962       2,170,915  

TOTAL LIABILITIES

    5,701,793       5,088,330  
                 

COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (Note 5)

               
                 

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (Note 8)

               

Preferred stock, par value $10 a share:

               

Authorized and unissued, 2,000,000 shares

    -       -  

Common stock, par value $.10 a share:

               

Authorized, 10,000,000 shares

               

Class A issued and outstanding 3,746,454

    374,645       374,645  

Class B issued and outstanding 1,414,517

    141,452       141,452  

Additional paid-in capital

    7,854,108       7,854,108  

Accumulated other comprehensive earnings- Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities, net of tax

    2,986,587       2,452,888  

Retained earnings

    14,792,550       16,150,986  

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS'EQUITY

    26,149,342       26,974,079  
                 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS'EQUITY

  $ 31,851,135     $ 32,062,409  

 

The accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 
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  BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS AND COMPREHENSIVE EARNINGS

   

   

For the Years Ended

 
   

July 3,

   

June 28,

 
   

2016

   

2015

 

Operating Revenues:

               

Bowling and other

  $ 16,878,423     $ 16,308,611  

Food, beverage and merchandise sales

    7,219,439       6,815,930  

Total Operating Revenue

    24,097,862       23,124,541  
                 

Operating Expenses:

               

Employee compensation and benefits

    11,070,655       11,014,082  

Cost of bowling and other services

    5,947,418       5,950,351  

Cost of food, beverage and merchandise sales

    2,202,901       2,086,079  

Depreciation and amortization

    1,153,121       1,254,541  

General and administrative

    852,465       909,579  

Total Operating Expense

    21,226,560       21,214,632  

Loss on disposal of land, buildings and equipment

    (10,035

)

    (3,854

)

Operating Income

    2,861,267       1,906,055  

Interest, dividend and other income

    449,998       494,645  

Earnings before provision for income taxes

    3,311,265       2,400,700  

Provision for income taxes (Note 7)

               

Current

    1,258,674       886,134  

Deferred

    (98,434

)

    (125,663

)

Total Provision for Income Taxes     1,160,240       760,471  

Net Earnings

  $ 2,151,025     $ 1,640,229  
                 

Earnings per share-basic & diluted

  $ .42     $ .32  
                 

Weighted average shares outstanding

    5,160,971       5,160,971  
                 

Dividends paid

  $ 3,509,461     $ 3,509,460  
                 

Per share, dividends paid, Class A

  $ 0.68     $ 0.68  
                 

Per share, dividends paid, Class B

  $ 0.68     $ 0.68  
                 

Net Earnings

  $ 2,151,025     $ 1,640,229  

Other comprehensive earnings- net of tax Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for–sale securities net of tax (benefit) of $334,549 and ($85,995)

    548,740       (139,715

)

Reclassification adjustment for gain included in Net Income, net of tax of $9,258

    (15,041

)

    -  
                 

Comprehensive earnings

  $ 2,684,724     $ 1,500,514  

 

The accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 
-16-

 

  

BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

   

COMMON STOCK

           

Accumulated

         
   

Class A

Shares

   

Class A

Amount

   

Class B

Shares

   

Class B

Amount

   

Additional

Paid-In

Capital

   

Other Comprehensive Earnings

   

Retained

Earnings

 

Balance, June 29, 2014

    3,746,454     $ 374,645       1,414,517     $ 141,452     $ 7,849,814     $ 2,592,603     $ 18,020,217  

Cash dividends paid

    -       -       -       -       -       -       (2,632,095

)

Accrued dividends declared June 16, 2015 payable August 12, 2015

    -       -       -       -       -       -       (877,365

)

Change in unrealized gain on available-for- sale securities (shown net of tax)

    -       -       -       -       -       (139,715

)

    -  

Repayment of employee loan

    -       -       -       -       4,294       -       -  

Net earnings for the year

    -       -       -       -       -       -       1,640,229  

Balance, June 28, 2015

    3,746,454     $ 374,645       1,414,517     $ 141,452     $ 7,854,108     $ 2,452,888     $ 16,150,986  

Cash dividends paid

    -       -       -       -       -       -       (2,632,095

)

Accrued dividends declared June 21, 2016, payable August 17, 2016

    -       -       -       -       -       -       (877,366

)

Change in unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities (shown net of tax)

    -       -       -       -       -       548,740       -  

Reclassification adjustment for gain

    -       -       -       -       -       -       -  

Included in net income, net of tax

    -       -       -       -       -       (15,041

)

    -  

Net earnings for the year

    -       -       -       -       -       -       2,151,025  

Balance, July 3, 2016

    3,746,454     $ 374,645       1,414,517     $ 141,452     $ 7,854,108     $ 2,986,587     $ 14,792,550  

 

The accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 
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BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 

   

For the Years Ended

 
   

July 3,

   

June 28,

 
   

2016

   

2015

 

Cash Flows From Operating Activities

               

Net earnings

  $ 2,151,025     $ 1,640,229  

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

               

Depreciation and amortization

    1,153,121       1,254,541  

Decrease in deferred income tax

    (95,712

)

    (126,898

)

Loss on disposition of assets-net

    10,035       3,854  

Gain on sale of available-for-sale securities

    (24,299

)

    -  

Changes in assets and liabilities

               

Increase in inventories

    (8,328

)

    (32,534

)

(Increase) decrease in prepaid and other

    (176,167

)

    122,204  

Decrease in income taxes refundable

    51,309       261,547  

Decrease in other long-term assets

    150       13,700  

(Decrease) increase in accounts payable

    (48,742

)

    27,944  

Increase (decrease) in accrued expenses

    191,709       (89,344

)

Increase in income taxes payable

    207,840       -  

Increase (decrease) in other current liabilities

    35,149       (17,235

)

Decrease in long-term deferred compensation

    (5,277

)

    (5,191

)

                 

Net cash provided by operating activities

    3,441,813       3,052,817  
                 

Cash Flows From Investing Activities

               

Expenditures for land, building and equipment

    (319,558

)

    (796,622

)

Sale of assets

    50,000       7,900  

Net (purchases) sales and maturities of short-term investments

    (350,829

)

    1,319,597  

Purchases of marketable securities

    (71,570

)

    (112,603

)

Proceeds from sale of marketable securities

    1,000,000       -  

Increase in cash surrender value

    (32,569

)

    (29,670

)

                 

Net cash provided by investing activities

    275,474       388,602  
                 

Cash Flows From Financing Activities

               

Payment of cash dividends

    (3,509,461

)

    (3,509,460

)

Repayment of stock loan

    -       4,294  
                 

Net cash used in financing activities

    (3,509,461

)

    (3,505,166

)

                 

Net Change in Cash and Equivalents

    207,826       (63,747

)

                 

Cash and Equivalents, Beginning of period

    778,367       842,114  
                 

Cash and Equivalents, End of period

  $ 986,193     $ 778,367  
                 

Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information

               

Cash Paid During the Period for:

               

Income taxes

  $ 934,026     $ 633,000  

                                    

The accompanying notes to the consolidated financial statements are an integral part of these financial statements.

 

 
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BOWL AMERICA INCORPORATED AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

 

1. ORGANIZATION AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Organization

Bowl America Incorporated is engaged in the operation of 18 bowling centers, with food and beverage service in each center. Ten centers are located in metropolitan Washington D.C., one center in metropolitan Baltimore, Maryland, four centers in metropolitan Richmond, Virginia, and three centers in metropolitan Jacksonville, Florida. These 18 centers contain a total of 726 lanes. The Company operates in one segment.

 

Principles of Consolidation

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and all of its wholly-owned subsidiary corporations. All significant inter-company items have been eliminated in the consolidated financial statements.

 

Fiscal Year

The Company's fiscal year ends on the Sunday nearest to June 30. Fiscal year 2016 ended July 3, 2016, and fiscal year 2015 ended June 28, 2015. Fiscal year 2016 consisted of 53 weeks and fiscal year 2015 consisted of 52 weeks.

 

Subsequent Events

The Company has evaluated subsequent events through the date of filing these financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 29, 2016. In August 2016 the Company secured a short-term loan of $500,000 collateralized by $350,000 in certificates of deposits to meet the August 2016 dividend payment.

 

 

Estimates

The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions. These estimates and assumptions affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results may differ from those estimates.Significant estimates include the deferred compensation liability for executives and key employees including survivor benefits, depreciation expense, cash surrender value of officers' life insurance, the Federal and State income taxes (current and deferred), and market assumptions used in estimating the fair value of certain assets such as marketable securities and long-lived assets.

 

Revenue Recognition

The Company records revenue for fees charged for use of bowling lanes and other facilities at the time the services are provided. Food, beverage and merchandise sales are recorded as revenue at the time the product is given to the customer.

 

 
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Depreciation and Amortization

Depreciation and amortization for financial statement purposes are calculated by use of the straight-line method. Amortization of leasehold improvements is calculated over the estimated useful life of the asset or term of the lease, whichever is shorter. The categories of property, plant, and equipment and the ranges of estimated useful lives on which depreciation and amortization rates are based are as follows:

 

Bowling lanes and equipment (years)

3

-

10

Building and building improvements (years)

10

-

39

Leasehold improvements (years)

5

-

15

Amusement games (years)

3

-

5

 

Maintenance and repairs and minor replacements are charged to expense when incurred. Major replacements and betterments are capitalized. The accounts are adjusted for the sale or other disposition of property, and the resulting gain or loss is credited or charged to income.

 

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

The Company reviews long-lived assets whenever events or changes indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. In making such evaluations, the Company compares the expected future cash flows to the carrying amount of the assets. An impairment loss, equal to the difference between the assets' fair value and carrying value, is recognized when the estimated undiscounted future cash flows are less than the carrying amount.

 

Dividends

It is the Company's policy to accrue a dividend liability at the time the dividends are declared.

 

Advertising Expense

It is the Company's policy to expense advertising expenditures as they are incurred. The Company's advertising expenses for the years ending July 3, 2016, and June 28, 2015, were $319,129 and $325,914, respectively.

 

Inventories

Inventories are stated at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out method) or market. Inventories consist of resale merchandise including food and beverage and bowling supplies.

 

Income Taxes

Deferred income tax liabilities and assets are based on the differences between the financial statement and tax bases of assets and liabilities, using tax rates currently in effect. A valuation allowance is provided when it is more likely than not that a deferred tax asset will not be realized.

 

Investment Securities

All of the Company's readily marketable debt and equity securities are classified as available-for-sale. Accordingly, these securities are recorded at fair value with any unrealized gains and losses excluded from earnings and reported, net of deferred taxes, within a separate component of stockholders' equity until realized. Realized gains or losses on the sale of debt and equity securities are reported in earnings and determined using the adjusted cost of the specific security sold.

 

Earnings Per Share

Earnings per share basic and diluted, have been calculated using the weighted average number of shares of Class A and Class B common stock outstanding of 5,160,971, for both fiscal years 2016 and 2015.

 

 
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Comprehensive Earnings

A consolidated statement of comprehensive earnings reflecting the aggregation of net earnings and unrealized gain or loss on available-for-sale securities, the Company's principal components of other comprehensive earnings, has been presented for the years ended July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015.

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents

For purposes of the consolidated statements of cash flows, the Company considers money market funds and certificates of deposits, with original maturities of three months or less to be cash equivalents. The Company maintains cash accounts which may exceed federally insured limits during the year, but does not believe that this results in any significant credit risk.

 

Other Current Liabilities

Other current liabilities include prize fund monies held by the Company for bowling leagues. The funds are returned to the leagues at the end of the league bowling season. At July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015 other current liabilities included $314,599 and $278,560, respectively, in prize fund monies.

 

Reclassifications

Certain previous year amounts have been reclassified to conform with the current year presentation.

 

Recently adopted accounting guidance

 

Recent accounting guidance not yet adopted

In January 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued guidance on equity securities that requires entities to recognize changes in unrealized gains and losses on equity securities in income in the current period unless the entity is recording the related investment under the equity method or consolidating the related entity. This amendment is effective for the Company’s fiscal year ending June 2019 with earlier adoption permitted. Management is currently assessing the impact of this standard on the Company’s financial statements.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued guidance on leases which requires entities to recognize right-of-use assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet for the rights and obligations created by all leases, including operating leases, with terms of more than 12 months. The new guidance also requires additional disclosures on the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases. These disclosures include qualitative and quantitative information. This amendment is effective for the Company’s fiscal year ending June 2020 with early adoption permitted. We are in the process of evaluating the impact the adoption of this guidance will have on our consolidated financial statements and related disclosures

 

 
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2. CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

Cash and cash equivalents consisted of the following:

 

   

July 3, 2016 

   

June 28, 2015

 
                 

Demand deposits and cash on hand

  $ 543,639     $ 558,364  

Money market funds

    442,554       220,003  
CASH & CASH EQUIVALENTS    $ 986,193     $ 778,367  

 

The account balances at times exceed federally insured limits. The Company does not believe this poses any significant risk.

 

3. INVESTMENTS

The Company’s marketable securities are categorized as available-for-sale securities. The cost for marketable securities was determined using the specific identification method. The fair values of marketable securities are based on the quoted market price for those securities. Short-term investments consist of certificates of deposits with maturities of generally three months to one year. At July 3, 2016, the fair value of short-term investments was $484,558. At June 28, 2015, the fair value of short-term investments was $133,729. Non-current investments are marketable securities which primarily consist of telecommunications stocks and a mutual fund that invests in mortgage backed securities. Unrealized gains and losses are reported as a component of accumulated other comprehensive earnings in Stockholders’ Equity.

 

As of July 3, 2016, the Company had $108,755 of gross unrealized gains from its investments in federal agency mortgage backed securities owned through a mutual fund which had a fair value of $2,822,615. In August 2015 the Company redeemed $1,000,000 of this fund to meet the August 2015 dividend payment. As of June 28, 2015, $58,014 in gross unrealized gains were from its investments in federal agency mortgage backed securities which had a fair value of $3,676,005. The Company’s investments were as follows:

 

   

Original

Cost

   

Unrealized

Gain

   

Unrealized

 Loss

   

Fair

Value

 
July 3, 2016                                

Equity securities

  $ 1,285,759     $ 4,721,885     $ (5,804 )   $ 6,001,841  
                                 

Mutual fund

    2,713,860       108,755       -       2,822,615  
                                 

Certificates of deposits

    484,558       -       -       484,558  
                                 

June 28, 2015

                               

Equity securities

  $ 1,285,759     $ 3,910,144     $ (5,516 )   $ 5,190,387  
                                 

Mutual fund

    3,617,991       58,014       -       3,676,005  
                                 

Certificates of deposits

    133,729       -       -       133,729  

 

 
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During fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2015, the Company had certain equity securities with cumulative unrealized losses of $5,804 and $5,516 respectively.

 

    Less than 12 months     12 Months or greater     Total  
July 3, 2016  

Fair 

Value 

   

Unrealized

 loss

   

Fair 

Value

   

Unrealized 

loss

   

Fair 

Value

   

Unrealized

 loss

 
Equity securities   $ -     $ -     $ 41     $ (5,804 )   $ 41     $ (5,804 )

 

 

    Less than 12 months     12 Months or greater     Total  
July 3, 2016  

Fair 

Value 

   

Unrealized

 loss

   

Fair 

Value

   

Unrealized 

loss

   

Fair 

Value

   

Unrealized

 loss

 
Equity securities   $ -     $ -     $ 329     $ (5,516 )   $ 329     $ (5,516 )

 

   The equity securities portfolio includes the following stocks:

 

AT&T shares

    82,112  

Manulife shares

    2,520  

DexMedia shares

    412  

NCR shares

    774  

Teradata shares

    774  

Vodafone shares

    6,471  

CenturyLink shares

    4,398  

Frontier Communications shares

    4,508  

Sprint shares

    40,000  

Verizon shares

    31,904  

Windstream shares

    679  

CSAL shares

    815  

 

On August 1, 2016 Dex Media completed a financial restructure. Previous shares of its common stock were cancelled with no distribution to shareholders.

 

During the year ended June 28, 2015 Windstream spun off Communication Sales & Leasing (CSAL) and followed immediately with a 1-for-6 reverse split of Windstream shares.

 

As stated in Note 1, the Company records its readily marketable debt and equity securities at fair value. These assets are valued in accordance with a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in measuring fair value as follows:

 

 

Level 1.

Observable inputs such as quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;

 

Level 2.

Inputs, other than the quoted prices in active markets, that are observable either directly or indirectly; and

 

Level 3.

Unobservable inputs in which there is little or no market data, which require the reporting entity to develop its own assumptions.

 

A financial instrument’s level within the fair value hierarchy is based on the lowest level of any input that is significant to the fair value measurement.

 

 
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The fair value of these assets as of July 3, 2016 is as follows:

 

   

Quoted

   

Significant

           

Unrealized

   

Cumulative

 
   

Price for

   

Other

   

Significant

   

gains/(losses)

   

Unrealized

 
   

Identical

   

Observable

   

Unobservable

   

for the

   

gains/(losses)

 
   

Assets

   

Inputs

   

Inputs

   

Year Ended

   

as of

 

Description

 

(Level 1)

   

(Level 2)

   

(Level 3)

   

July 3, 2016

   

July 3, 2016

 
                                         

Equity securities

  $ 6,001,841     $ -     $ -     $ 811,454     $ 4,716,081  
                                         

Mutual fund

    2,822,615       -       -       66,629       108,755  
                                         

Certificates of deposits

    -       484,558       -       -       -  

TOTAL

  $ 8,824,456     $ 484,558       -     $ 878,083     $ 4,824,836  

 

The fair value of these assets as of June 28, 2015 was as follows:

 

   

Quoted

   

Significant

           

Unrealized

   

Cumulative

 
   

Price for

   

Other

   

Significant

   

gains/(losses)

   

Unrealized

 
   

Identical

   

Observable

   

Unobservable

   

for the

   

gains/(losses)

 
   

Assets

   

Inputs

   

Inputs

   

Year Ended

   

as of

 

Description

 

(Level 1)

   

(Level 2)

   

(Level 3)

   

June 28, 2015

   

June 28, 2015

 
                                         

Equity securities

  $ 5,190,387     $ -     $ -     $ (183,599 )   $ 3,904,627  
                                         

Mutual fund

    3,676,005       -       -       (42,111 )     58,014  
                                         

Certificates of deposits

    -       133,729       -       -       -  

TOTAL

  $ 8,866,392     $ 133,729       -     $ (225,710 )   $ 3,962,641  

 

The fair value of certificates of deposits is estimated using net present value techniques and comparing the values to certificates with similar terms.

 

4. LAND, BUILDINGS, AND EQUIPMENT

Land, buildings, and equipment, at cost, consisted of the following:

 

   

July 3,

   

June 28,

 
   

2016

   

2015

 

Buildings

  $ 18,666,152     $ 18,741,152  

Leasehold and building improvements

    8,068,521       8,102,338  

Bowling lanes and equipment

    22,429,142       22,404,206  

Land

    10,516,607       10,526,607  

Amusement games

    726,471       739,007  

Bowling lanes and equipment not yet in use

    104,506       141,938  
TOTAL LAND, BUILDINGS, AND EQUIPMENT      60,511,399       60,655,248  

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

    40,987,543       40,237,794  
LAND, BUILDINGS, AND EQUIPMENT, NET    $ 19,523,856     $ 20,417,454  

 

 
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Depreciation and amortization expense for buildings and equipment for fiscal years 2016 and 2015 was $1,153,121, and $1,254,541, respectively. The Company includes construction in progress costs in the bowling lanes and equipment not yet in use category until completion of the project. Bowling lanes and equipment not yet in use are not depreciated.

 

5. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Lease Commitments

The Company and its subsidiaries are obligated under long-term real estate lease agreements for two bowling centers. Certain of the Company's real estate leases provide for increases in real estate taxes.

 

At July 3, 2016, the minimum fixed rental commitments related to all non-cancelable leases, were as follows:

 

Year Ending        

2017

  $ 318,000  

2018

    318,000  

2019

    318,000  

2020

    33,834  

Thereafter

    -  

Total minimum lease payments

  $ 987,834  

 

Net rent expense was as follows:

 

    For the Years Ended   
   

July 3, 2016

   

June 28, 2015

 
                 

Minimum rent under operating leases

  $ 318,000     $ 315,500  

Excess percentage rents

    -       -  
NET RENT EXPENSE    $ 318,000     $ 315500  

 

Purchase Commitments

The Company's purchase commitments at July 3, 2016 are for materials, supplies, services and equipment as part of the normal course of business.

 

6. PROFIT-SHARING AND ESOP PLAN

The Company has two defined contribution plans. The first is a profit-sharing plan which, generally, covers all employees who on the last day of the fiscal year or December 29 have been employed for one year with at least one thousand hours of service. The Plan provides for Company contributions as determined by the Board of Directors. For the years ended July 3, 2016 and June 28, 2015, contributions in the amounts of $75,000 and $57,500, respectively, were charged to operating expense.

 

Effective March 31, 1987, the Company adopted an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) which generally covers all individuals who were employed at the end of the fiscal year and had one thousand or more hours of service during that fiscal year. The Plan provides for Company contributions as determined by the Board of Directors. The Company contributed $75,000 for fiscal year 2016 and $57,500 for fiscal year 2015. The Company has no defined benefit plan or other post retirement plan.

 

 
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7. INCOME TAXES

The Company is required to analyze all material positions it has taken or plans to take in all tax returns that have been filed or should have been filed with all taxing authorities for all years still subject to challenge by those taxing authorities. If the position taken is “more-likely-than-not” to be sustained by the taxing authority on its technical merits and if there is more than a 50% likelihood that the position would be sustained if challenged and considered by the highest court in the relevant jurisdiction, the tax consequences of that position should be reflected in the taxpayer’s financial statements.

 

The Company had no material unrecognized tax benefits at July 3, 2016 nor does it expect any significant change in that status during the next twelve months. No accrued interest or penalties on uncertain tax positions have been included on the consolidated statements of earnings and comprehensive earnings or the consolidated balance sheet. Should the Company adopt tax positions for which it would be appropriate to accrue interest and penalties, such costs would be reflected in the tax expense for the period in which such costs accrued. The Company is subject to U.S. Federal income tax and to several state jurisdictions. Returns filed for tax periods ending after July 1, 2012 are still open to examination by those relevant taxing authorities.

 

The significant components of the Company's deferred tax assets and liabilities were as follows:

 

   

July 3,

2016

   

June 28,

2015

 
Deferred tax:                

Land, buildings, and equipment

  $ 596,688     $ 696,244  

Unrealized gain on available-for-sale securities

    1,840,861       1,509,633  

Prepaid expenses and other

    (24,725 )     (25,849 )

Deferred tax liabilities

  $ 2,412,824     $ 2,180,028  

 

Income tax expense differs from the amounts computed by applying the U.S. Federal income tax rate to income before tax for the following reasons:

 

   

For the Years Ended

 
   

2016

   

2015

 

Taxes computed at statutory rate

    34.0 %     34.0 %

State income taxes, net of Federal income tax benefit

    4.1