Landec ended the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 with $13.7 million in cash and marketable securities. During the first nine months of fiscal year 2013, cash and marketable securities decreased by $8.4 million due primarily to (1) capital expenditures of $4.5 million for property, plant and equipment, (2) principal debt payments of $12.1 million and (3) the full earn-out payment of $10 million related to the acquisition of Lifecore. These decreases were partially offset by (1) $13.5 million in cash flow from operations, (2) a $2.7 million tax benefit from stock based compensation and (3) $1.4 million in cash from employees exercising stock options. At February 24, 2013, the Company had $26.0 million available to borrow under its lines of credit.
Landec Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call
A conference call will follow this release at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 during which senior management of Landec will present an overview of results for the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal year 2013. Interested parties have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live on the Internet on Landec's web site at www.Landec.com/earningscall . A replay of the webcast will be available for 30 days. Additionally, investors can listen to the call by dialing (866) 206-7202 or (703) 639-1112 at least 5 minutes prior to the start. A replay of the call will be available through Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by calling (888) 266-2081 or(703) 925-2533, code #1607492.
Landec Corporation is a materials science company that leverages its proprietary polymer technologies, application development and innovation capabilities to develop and commercialize new products in food and biomaterials markets. Landec's subsidiary, Apio, has become the leader in US fresh-cut specialty packaged vegetables sold in North America, based on combining Landec's proprietary food packaging technology and the strength of two major national brands, Eat Smart and GreenLine, with the capabilities of a large national food supplier, processor and distributor. Through its subsidiary, Lifecore Biomedical, Landec is a premium supplier of hyaluronan-based materials and medical products to ophthalmic, orthopedic and veterinary markets worldwide. In addition, Landec will periodically work with market-leading companies to develop and commercialize differentiated polymer-based products. For more information about the Company, visit Landec's website at www.landec.com .Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including such factors among others, as the timing and expenses associated with operations, the ability to achieve acceptance of the Company's new products in the market place, the ability to integrate GreenLine's operations into the Company, weather conditions that can affect the supply and price of produce, the amount and timing of research and development funding and license fees from the Company's collaborative partners, the timing of regulatory approvals, the mix between domestic and international sales, and the risk factors listed in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 27, 2012 (See item 1A: Risk Factors) which may be updated in Part II. Item 1A Risk Factors in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. As a result of these and other factors, the Company expects to continue to experience significant fluctuations in quarterly operating results and there can be no assurance that the Company will remain consistently profitable. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new developments or otherwise.