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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549

FORM 10-Q
(mark one)

x
Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the quarterly period ended December 2, 2006
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: 000-04892

CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
 64-0500378
(State or other Jurisdiction of
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
Incorporation or Organization)
 

3320 Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, Mississippi 39209
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(601) 948-6813
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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 o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of accelerated filer and large accelerated filer as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
 
Large Accelerated filer  o
Accelerated filer  x
Non- Accelerated filer o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes o      No x 

  
APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS:
Indicate number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock (exclusive of treasury shares), as of December 29, 2006.
Common Stock, $0.01 par value
21,102,891 shares
   
Class A Common Stock, $0.01 par value
2,400,000 shares
 

 
CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INDEX
 
 
 
 
  Page
Part I.        Financial Information
 Number
       
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements 
 
       
   
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
3
       
   
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets -
 
   
December 2, 2006 and June 3, 2006
3
       
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations -
 
   
Thirteen Weeks and Twenty-Six Weeks Ended
 
 
 
December 2, 2006 and November 26, 2005
4
       
   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows -
 
   
Twenty-Six Weeks Ended December 2, 2006 and
 
 
 
November 26, 2005
5
       
   
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
6
       
 
Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of
 
   
Financial Condition and Results of Operations
9
       
 
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
14
 
     
 
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
15
       
Part II.        Other Information
 
       
 
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
15
       
 
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
16
       
 
Item 4.
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
16
 
     
 
Item 5.
Other Information
16
 
     
 
Item 6.
Exhibits
16
       
 
Signatures
 
17
 
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
 
   
December 2,
2006
 
June 3,
2006
 
   
(unaudited)
 
(note1)
 
ASSETS
         
Current assets:
         
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
11,364
 
$
13,295
 
Investments
   
10,000
   
25,000
 
Trade and other receivables
   
43,745
   
24,955
 
Recoverable federal income taxes
   
1,086
   
1,177
 
Inventories
   
60,369
   
57,843
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
   
1,544
   
3,408
 
Total current assets
   
128,108
   
125,678
 
               
Notes receivable and investments
   
8,496
   
8,316
 
Goodwill
   
4,016
   
4,016
 
Other assets
   
2,652
   
2,833
 
               
Property, plant and equipment
   
346,805
   
339,831
 
Less accumulated depreciation
   
(172,271
)
 
(163,556
)
     
174,534
   
176,275
 
TOTAL ASSETS
 
$
317,806
 
$
317,118
 
               
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
             
Current liabilities:
         
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
$
44,325
 
$
34,642
 
Current maturities of purchase obligation
   
5,435
   
6,884
 
Current maturities of long-term debt
   
12,930
   
11,902
 
Deferred income taxes
   
11,690
   
11,450
 
Total current liabilities
   
74,380
   
64,878
 
               
Long-term debt, less current maturities
   
90,650
   
92,010
 
Minority interest
   
752
   
919
 
Purchase obligation, less current maturities
   
9,479
   
16,751
 
Other non-current liabilities
   
3,920
   
3,860
 
Deferred income taxes
   
18,355
   
18,925
 
Total liabilities
   
197,536
   
197,343
 
               
Stockholders’ equity:
             
Common stock $0.01 par value per share:
             
Authorized shares - 60,000
             
Issued 35,130 shares and 21,103 shares outstanding at December 2, 2006 and June 3, 2006
   
351
   
351
 
Class A common stock $0.01 par value per share, authorized
issued and outstanding 2,400 shares at December 2, 2006 and
June 3, 2006
   
24
   
24
 
Paid-in capital
   
28,809
   
28,700
 
Retained earnings
   
112,569
   
112,183
 
Common stock in treasury-14,027 shares at December 2, 2006
and June 3, 2006
   
(21,483
)
 
(21,483
)
Total stockholders’ equity
   
120,270
   
119,775
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
$
317,806
 
$
317,118
 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
 
   
13 Weeks Ended
 
26 Weeks Ended 
 
   
December 2, 2006
 
November 26, 2005
 
December 2, 2006
 
November 26, 2005
 
                   
Net sales
 
$
137,737
 
$
138,288
 
$
253,045
 
$
218,043
 
Cost of sales
   
112,782
   
120,479
   
219,683
   
199,274
 
Gross profit
   
24,955
   
17,809
   
33,362
   
18,769
 
Selling, general and administrative
   
14,458
   
16,729
   
28,928
   
27,647
 
Operating income (loss)
   
10,497
   
1,080
   
4,434
   
(8,878
)
Other income (expense):
                         
Interest expense, net
   
(1,764
)
 
(2,294
)
 
(3,559
)
 
(3,989
)
Other
   
824
   
192
   
681
   
(256
)
     
(940
)
 
(2,102
)
 
(2,878
)
 
(4,245
)
Income (loss) before income taxes
   
9,557
   
(1,022
)
 
1,556
   
(13,123
)
Income tax expense (benefit)
   
3,156
   
(337
)
 
586
   
(4,330
)
Net income (loss)
 
$
6,401
 
$
(685
)
$
970
 
$
(8,793
)
Net income (loss) per common share:
                         
Basic
 
$
0.27
 
$
(0.03
)
$
0.04
 
$
(0.37
)
Diluted
 
$
0.27
 
$
(0.03
)
$
0.04
 
$
(0.37
)
Dividends per common share
 
$
.0125
 
$
.0125
 
$
.0250
 
$
.0250
 
Weighted average shares outstanding:
                         
Basic
   
23,503
   
23,495
   
23,503
   
23,492
 
Diluted
   
23,597
   
23,495
   
23,596
   
23,492
 
 
 See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
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CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

   
26 Weeks Ended
 
   
December 2, 2006
 
November 26, 2005
 
Cash provided by (used in) operations
 
$
2,345
 
$
(12,668
)
               
Investing activities:
             
Sales of short-term investments
   
15,000
   
26,384
 
Acquisition of businesses, net of cash acquired
   
-
   
(23,804
)
Purchases of property, plant and equipment
   
(12,065
)
 
(2,838
)
Payments received on notes receivable and from investments
   
560
   
1,433
 
Increase in notes receivable and investments
   
(1,030
)
 
(519
)
Net proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment
   
277
   
1,568
 
Net cash provided by investing activities
   
2,742
   
2,224
 
               
Financing activities:
Payment of purchase obligation
   
(6,102
)
 
-
 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock from treasury
   
-
   
46
 
Proceeds from long-term borrowings
   
3,000
   
28,000
 
Principal payments on long-term debt
   
(3,331
)
 
(24,283
)
Payments of dividends
   
(585
)
 
(584
)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
   
(7,018
)
 
3,179
 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents
   
(1,931
)
 
(7,265
)
               
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
   
13,295
   
20,221
 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
11,364
 
$
12,956
 

See notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
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CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(in thousands, except share amounts)
December 2, 2006
(unaudited)
 
1. Presentation of Interim Information

The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with 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 generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the three-month and six-month periods ended December 2, 2006 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending June 2, 2007.

The balance sheet at June 3, 2006 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.
 
For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.'s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 3, 2006.
 
 Hillandale Acquisition

On July 28, 2005, we entered into an Agreement to Form a Limited Liability Company with Hillandale Farms, Inc. and Hillandale Farms of Florida, Inc. (together, “Hillandale”), and the Hillandale shareholders (the “Agreement”). Under the terms of the Agreement, we acquired 51% of the Units of Membership in Hillandale, LLC, formed under the Agreement, for cash of approximately $27 million on October 12, 2005, with the remaining 49% of the Units of Membership to be acquired in essentially equal annual installments over a four-year period. The purchase price of the Units equals their book value at the time of purchase as calculated under the terms of the Agreement.

In August 2006, in accordance with the Agreement, we purchased, for $6.1 million, an additional 13% of the Units of Hillandale, LLC based on their book value as of July 29, 2006. Our ownership of Hillandale, LLC currently is 64%. Our obligation to acquire the remaining 36% of Hillandale, LLC is recorded at its present value of $14.9 million as of December 2, 2006, of which $5.4 million is included in current liabilities and $9.5 million is included in other non-current liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheet. We will purchase an additional 12% of Hillandale LLC based on the book value of the Membership Units as of July 29, 2007.

Prior to the acquisition of our Units of Membership in Hillandale, LLC, we had a 44% membership interest in American Egg Products, LLC (“AEP”) and Hillandale, LLC had a 27.5% membership interest in AEP. Prior to the acquisition of Hillandale, LLC, our membership interest in AEP was accounted for by the equity method. Effective with our acquisition of Hillandale, LLC, we own a majority of the membership interests in AEP. Accordingly, the financial statements of AEP have been consolidated with our financial statements effective July 29, 2005.

We gained effective control of the Hillandale, LLC operations upon signing of the Agreement. Accordingly, the acquisition date for accounting purposes was July 28, 2005. The operations of Hillandale, LLC were consolidated with our operations beginning July 29, 2005. Because all of the information to close the accounting records of Hillandale, LLC was not available at August 27, 2005, we did not include the financial statements of Hillandale, LLC in our consolidated financial statements until the second fiscal quarter of 2006.
 
The unaudited financial information in the table below summarizes the combined results of our operations and Hillandale, LLC, on a pro forma basis, as though we had been combined as of the beginning of the earliest period presented. The pro forma financial information is presented for informational purposes only and is not indicative of the results of operations that would have been achieved if the acquisition had taken place at the beginning of the earliest period presented.
 
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26 Weeks Ended
 
   
December 2,
2006
 
November 26,
2005
 
           
Net sales
 
$
253,045
 
$
231,017
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
970
 
$
(12,949
)
Basic net income (loss) per share
 
$
0.04
 
$
(0.55
)
Diluted net income (loss) per share
 
$
0.04
 
$
(0.55
)
 
Stock Based Compensation

In December 2004, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (“SFAS”) Statement No. 123 (revised 2004) (“SFAS No.123(R)”), "Share-Based Payment," which is a revision of SFAS No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation." SFAS No. 123(R) supersedes Accounting Principles Board (“APB”) Opinion No. 25, "Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees", and amends SFAS No. 95, "Statement of Cash Flows". SFAS No. 123(R) requires all share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, restricted stock and performance-based shares to be recognized in the income statement based on their fair values. SFAS No. 123(R) also requires the benefits of tax deductions in excess of recognized compensation cost to be reported as a financing cash flow, rather than as an operating cash flow as required under current literature. This requirement will reduce net operating cash flows and increase net financing cash flows in periods after adoption. In the first quarter of fiscal 2007, we adopted SFAS No. 123(R) using the modified prospective method. Under the modified prospective method, compensation cost will be recognized for all share-based payments granted after the adoption of SFAS No. 123(R) and for all awards granted to employees prior to the adoption date of SFAS No. 123R that remain unvested on the adoption date. Accordingly, no restatements were made to prior periods. We recognized stock based compensation expense of $93 and $253 for the thirteen week and twenty-six week periods ended December 2, 2006.

Prior to adoption of SFAS No. 123(R), we applied Accounting Principles Board (“APB”) No. 25 in accounting for our employee stock compensation plans and generally recognized no compensation expense for employee stock options. Under the provisions of APB No. 25, we recognized a liability for Stock Appreciation Rights (“SARS”) and Tandem Stock Appreciation Rights (“TSARS”) (collectively, “Rights”) based upon the intrinsic value of vested SARS and TSARS at each period end. Under SFAS No. 123(R), we are required to recognize a liability for vested SARS and TSARS based upon their fair value at each period end using a Black-Scholes option pricing model and to record a cumulative effect adjustment for the change in method of accounting for such liability awards. The cumulative effect resulting from the adoption of SFAS No. 123(R) was insignificant and is included in stock based compensation expense for the current fiscal year.

Our stock-based compensation plans are described in note 1 of the notes to consolidated financial statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 3, 2006. On August 24, 2006, in accordance with provisions of our 2005 Stock Appreciation Rights Plan (the “SARs Plan”), our Board of Directors approved an amendment to the SARs Plan providing that exercises under the SARs Plan be settled in cash and not with shares of our common stock.

A summary of our equity award activity and related information for the twenty-six weeks ended December 2, 2006 is as follows:
 
   
Number
 
Weighted
 
Weighted
Average
Remaining
 
Aggregate
 
   
of
 
Exercise Price
 
Contractual
 
Intrinsic
 
   
Options
 
Per Share
 
Life (in Years)
 
Value
 
Outstanding, June 3, 2006
   
473,400
 
$
4.97
             
Granted
   
-
   
-
             
Exercised
   
-
   
-
             
Forfeited
   
-
   
-
             
Outstanding, December 2, 2006
   
473,400
 
$
4.97
   
7.84
 
$
1,415
 
                           
Exercisable, December 2, 2006
   
159,840
 
$
3.71
   
6.71
 
$
680
 

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The number and weighted average grant-date fair value of non-vested equity awards was as follows:

           
       
Weighted
 
   
Number
 
Average
 
   
of
 
Grant-Date Fair
 
   
Shares
 
Value Per Share
 
Nonvested, June 3, 2006
   
395,760
 
$
2.56
 
Granted
   
-
   
-
 
Vested
   
(82,200
)
 
2.52
 
Forfeited
   
-
   
-
 
               
Nonvested, December 2, 2006
   
313,560
 
$
2.58
 

A summary of our liability award activity and related information for the twenty-six weeks ended December 2, 2006 is as follows:

           
Weighted
     
       
Weighted
 
Average
     
   
Number
 
Average
 
Remaining
 
Aggregate
 
   
Of
 
Strike Price
 
Contractual
 
Intrinsic
 
   
Rights
 
Per Right
 
Life (in Years)
 
Value
 
Outstanding, June 3, 2006
   
586,000
 
$
5.69
             
Granted
   
15,000
 
$
6.93
             
Exercised
   
4,500
 
$
8.29
             
Forfeited
   
-
                   
                           
Outstanding, December 2, 2006
   
596,500
 
$
5.72
   
8.44
 
$
1,336
 
                           
Exercisable, December 2, 2006
   
143,300
 
$
4.93
   
7.54
 
$
435
 

The fair value of liability awards was estimated as of December 2, 2006 using a Black-Scholes option pricing model using the following weighted-average assumptions: risk-free interest rate of 4.4%; dividend yield of 1%; volatility factor of the expected market price of our stock of 27.9%; and a weighted-average expected life of the rights of 5 years.

2. Inventories

Inventories consisted of the following ( in thousands):

   
December 2,
2006
 
June 3,
2006
 
           
Flocks
 
$
38,144
 
$
39,092
 
Eggs
   
5,637
   
3,820
 
Feed and supplies
   
16,588
   
14,931
 
   
$
60,369
 
$
57,843
 

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3. Legal Proceedings
 
We are defendants in certain legal actions. It is our opinion, based on advice of legal counsel, that the outcome of these actions will not have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial position or operations. Please refer to Part II, Item 1, of this report for a description of certain pending legal proceedings.
 
4. Net Income (Loss) per Common Share

Basic income (loss) per share is based on the weighted average common shares outstanding. Diluted income (loss) per share includes any dilutive effects of options and warrants. Options and warrants representing 121,400 shares were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share for the thirteen and twenty-six week periods ended November 26, 2005 because of the net loss for the periods.
 
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

This report contains numerous forward-looking statements relating to our shell egg business, including estimated production data, expected operating schedules, expected capital costs and other operating data. Such forward-looking statements are identified by the use of words such as "believes," "intends," "expects," "hopes," "may," "should," "plan," "projected," "contemplates," "anticipates" or similar words. Actual production, operating schedules, results of operations and other projections and estimates could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements include (i) the risk factors set forth under Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 3, 2006, (ii) the risks and hazards inherent in the shell egg business (including disease, pests, and weather conditions), (iii) changes in the market prices of shell eggs, and (iv) changes or obligations that could result from our future acquisition of new flocks or businesses. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. We disclaim any intent or obligation to update publicly these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

OVERVIEW

Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (“we”, “us”, “our”, or the “Company”) is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packaging, marketing and distribution of fresh shell eggs. Our fiscal year end is the Saturday closest to May 31.

Our operations are fully integrated. At our facilities we hatch chicks, grow and maintain flocks of pullets (young female chickens, usually under 20 weeks of age), layers (mature female chickens) and breeders (male or female birds used to produce fertile eggs to be hatched for egg production flocks), manufacture feed, and produce, process and distribute shell eggs. We are the largest producer and marketer of shell eggs in the United States. We market the majority of our shell eggs in 30 states, primarily in the southwestern, southeastern, mid-western and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. We market our shell eggs through our extensive distribution network to a diverse group of customers, including national and regional grocery store chains, club stores, foodservice distributors and egg product manufacturers.

We currently produce approximately 75% of the total number of shell eggs sold by us, with approximately 10% of such total shell egg production being through the use of contract producers. Contract producers operate under agreements with us for the use of their facilities in the production of shell eggs by layers owned by us. We own the shell eggs produced under these arrangements. Approximately 25% of the total number of shell eggs sold by us is purchased from outside producers for resale, as needed, by us.
 
Our operating income or loss is significantly affected by wholesale shell egg market prices, which can fluctuate widely and are outside of our control. Retail sales of shell eggs are generally greatest during the fall and winter months and lowest during the summer months. Prices for shell eggs fluctuate in response to seasonal factors and a natural increase in egg production during the spring and early summer.
 
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Our cost of production is materially affected by feed costs, which average about 55% of our total shell egg farm production cost. Changes in feed costs result in changes in cost of goods sold. The cost of feed ingredients is affected by a number of supply and demand factors such as crop production and weather, and other factors, such as the level of grain exports, over which we have little or no control.
 
The acquisition of Hillandale, LLC and the financial consolidation of American Egg Products, LLC described above in Item 1 are collectively referred to below as the “Acquisitions".

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain items from our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations expressed as a percentage of net sales.

    
   
Percentage of Net Sales 
 
   
13 Weeks Ended 
 
26 Weeks Ended 
 
   
Dec. 2, 2006
 
Nov. 26, 2005
 
Dec. 2, 2006
 
Nov. 26, 2005
 
                   
Net sales
   
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
 
100.0
%
Cost of sales
   
81.9
   
87.1
   
86.8
   
91.4
 
Gross profit
   
18.1
   
12.9
   
13.2
   
8.6
 
Selling, general & administrative expense
   
10.5
   
12.1
   
11.4
   
12.7
 
Operating income (loss)
   
7.6
   
.8
   
1.8
   
(4.1
)
Other expense
   
(.7
)
 
(1.5
)
 
(1.2
)
 
(1.9
)
Income (loss) before taxes
   
6.9
   
(.7
)
 
.6
   
(6.0
)
Income tax (benefit)
   
2.3
   
(.2
)
 
.2
   
(2.0
)
Net income (loss)
   
4.6
%
 
(.5
)%
 
.4
%
 
(4.0
)%
   
 
NET SALES
 
 Currently, approximately 96% of our net sales consist of shell egg sales, 2% consisting of incidental feed sales to outside producers, with the remaining 2% balance consisting of sales of egg products. Net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2007 were $137.7 million, a decrease of $600,000, or .5%, compared to net sales of $138.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2006. Total dozens of eggs sold decreased and egg selling prices increased in the current quarter as compared with fiscal 2006. Dozens sold for the current quarter were 172.1 million dozen, a decrease of 16.8 million dozen, or 8.9% as compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2006.The decrease in dozens sold is primarily attributable to 17 weeks of operations of the Acquisitions included in the quarter ended November 26, 2005 compared to 13 weeks of operations in the current quarter. The operations of the Acquisitions were consolidated with our operations beginning July 29, 2005. Because all of the information to close the accounting records of the Acquisitions was not available, we did not include the financial statements of Hillandale, LLC in our consolidated financial statements until the second fiscal quarter of 2006. In the current quarter, domestic demand for shell eggs improved as compared to a year ago, and overall egg production was approximately level as compared to a year ago. This resulted in higher shell egg selling prices during the current quarter. Our net average selling price per dozen for the fiscal 2007 second quarter was $.765, compared to $.643 for the second quarter of fiscal 2006, an increase of 19.0%. The net average selling price is the blended price for all sizes and grades of shell eggs, including non-graded egg sales, breaking stock and undergrades.
 
Net sales for the twenty-six week period ended December 2, 2006 were $253.0 million, an increase of $35.0 million, or 16.1%, compared to net sales of $218.0 million for the fiscal 2006 twenty-six week period. Dozens sold for the current twenty-six week period were 344.4 million compared to 324.4 million for fiscal 2006, an increase of 20.0 million dozen, or 6.2%. The increase in dozens sold is primarily due to the Acquisitions in the prior fiscal year. As in the current quarter, favorable egg market conditions resulted in increased shell egg selling prices. For the fiscal 2007 twenty-six week period, our net average selling price per dozen was $.698, compared to $.607 per dozen for fiscal 2006, an increase of $.091 per dozen, or 15.0%.
 
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COST OF SALES

Cost of sales consists of costs directly related to production and processing of shell eggs, including feed costs, and purchases of shell eggs from outside egg producers. Total cost of sales for the second quarter ended December 2, 2006 was $112.8 million, a decrease of $7.7 million, or 6.4%, as compared to the cost of sales of $120.5 million for the fiscal 2006 second quarter. This decrease is the net result of a decrease in dozens sold, offset by the higher cost of feed ingredients and cost of shell eggs purchased from outside producers. Due to the increase in shell egg selling prices, outside egg purchase cost increased. Feed cost for the second quarter ended December 2, 2006 was $.229 per dozen, an increase of 11.2%, as compared to the fiscal 2006 second quarter cost per dozen of $.206. Other operating costs have increased slightly above last fiscal year. Increases in shell egg selling prices offset an increase in feed ingredients and resulted in a net increase in gross profit from 12.9% of net sales for the quarter ended November 26, 2005 to 18.1% of net sales the quarter ended December 2, 2006.

For the twenty-six week period ended December 2, 2006, total cost of sales was $219.7 million, an increase of $20.4 million, or 10.2%, as compared to cost of sales of $199.3 million for the twenty-six week period ended November 26, 2005. The increase in cost of sales is the result of increased dozens sold, higher cost of eggs purchased from outside producers and an increase in the cost of feed ingredients. Feed cost for the current twenty-six weeks was $.222 per dozen, compared to $.212 per dozen for the twenty-six week period ended November 26, 2005, an increase of 4.7%. Gross profit increased to 13.2% of net sales for the twenty-six week period ended December 2, 2006 from 8.6% for the comparable twenty-six week period ended November 26, 2005.
 
SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

Selling, general and administrative expenses include costs of marketing, distribution, accounting and corporate overhead. Selling, general and administrative expense for the second quarter ended December 2, 2006 was $14.5 million, a decrease of $2.2 million, or 13.2%, as compared to $16.7 million for the quarter ended November 26, 2005. The decrease is primarily attributable to a decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses of the Acquisitions attributable to the 17 weeks of operations of the Acquisitions included in the prior second quarter On a cost per dozen sold basis, selling, general and administrative expense was $.084 per dozen for the current quarter as compared to $.088 for the second quarter of fiscal 2006. As a percent of net sales, selling, general and administrative expense decreased from 12.1% for the second quarter of fiscal 2006 to 10.5% for the second quarter of fiscal 2007.

For the twenty-six weeks ended December 2, 2006, selling, general and administrative expense was $28.9 million, an increase of $1.3 million, or 4.7%, as compared to $27.6 million for the same period in fiscal 2006. In the twenty-six weeks ended December 2, 2006, franchise fees and promotional expenses pertaining to our increasing specialty egg business increased almost $1.0 million. In the fiscal 2006 period, approximately $400,000 was recovered in bad debts. Fuel expense continues to be a major distribution cost increase. On a cost per dozen sold basis, selling, general and administrative expense was $.084 for the current twenty-six weeks as compared to $.085 for the comparable period last fiscal year. As a percent of net sales, selling, general and administrative expense decreased from 12.7% for the twenty-six weeks of fiscal 2006 to 11.4% for the current comparable period in fiscal 2007.
 
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

As the result of the above, operating income was $10.5 million for the second quarter ended December 2, 2006, as compared to operating income of $1.1 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2006. As a percent of net sales, the current fiscal 2007 quarter had a 7.6% operating income, compared to 0.8% for the comparable period in fiscal 2006.
 
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For the twenty-six weeks ended December 2, 2006, operating income was $4.4 million, compared to operating loss of $8.9 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2006. As a percent of net sales, the current fiscal 2007 period had 1.8% operating income, compared to 4.1% operating loss for the same period in fiscal 2006.
 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE)
 
Other income or expense consists of costs or income not directly charged to, or related to, operations such as interest expense and equity in income from affiliates. Other expense for the second quarter ended December 2, 2006 was $940,000, a decrease of $1.2 million, as compared to $2.1 million for last year’s second quarter. This net decrease for the second fiscal 2007 quarter was primarily the result of a $530,000 decrease in net interest expense and a $632,000 increase in other income. Net interest decreased due to lower long-term borrowing balances. Other income increased due to equity in income of affiliates. As a percent of net sales, other expense was .7% for the twenty-six weeks ended December 2, 2006, compared to 1.5% for the comparable period last year.

For the twenty-six weeks ended December 2, 2006, other expense was $2.9 million, a decrease of $1.4 million as compared to an expense of $4.2 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2006. For the current fiscal 2007 period, net interest expense decreased $431,000, primarily due to lower borrowing balances and an increase in interest income. Other income increased $840,000 from equity in income of affiliates. As a percent of net sales, other expense was 1.2% for the current fiscal 2007 period, as compared to 1.9% for the comparable period in fiscal 2006.

INCOME TAXES

As a result of the above, the pre-tax income was $9.6 million for the quarter ended December 2, 2006, compared to pre-tax loss of $1.0 million for last year’s comparable quarter. For the second 2007 fiscal quarter, income tax expense of $3.2 million was recorded with an effective tax rate of 33.0%, as compared to an income tax benefit of $337,000 with an effective rate of 33.0% for last year’s comparable quarter.

For the twenty-six week period ended December 2, 2006, pre-tax income was $1.6 million, compared to pre-tax loss of $13.1 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2006. For the current fiscal 2007 twenty-six week period, income tax expense of $586,000 was recorded with an effective tax rate of 37.7%, as compared to an income tax benefit of $4.3 million, with an effective rate of 33.0% for last year’s comparable period. Our effective tax rate differs from the federal statutory income tax rate of 35% due to state income taxes and certain items included in income for financial reporting purposes that are not included in taxable income or loss for income tax purposes, including tax exempt interest income, certain stock option expense and 36% of the Acquisitions’ profits and losses held by its minority owners.
 
NET INCOME (LOSS)

Net income for the second quarter ended December 2, 2006 was $6.4 million, or $0.27 per basic and diluted share, compared to net loss of $685,000 million, or $0.03 per basic and diluted share for fiscal 2006.

For the twenty-six week period ended December 2, 2006, net income was $970,000, or $0.04 per basic and diluted share, compared to a fiscal 2006 net loss of $8.8 million, or $0.37 per basic share and diluted share.
 
 CAPITAL RESOURCES AND LIQUIDITY

Our working capital at December 2, 2006 was $53.7 million compared to $60.8 million at June 3, 2006. Our current ratio was 1.72 at December 2, 2006 as compared with 1.94 at June 3, 2006. Our need for working capital generally is highest in the last and first fiscal quarters ending in May and August, respectively, when egg prices are normally at seasonal lows. Seasonal borrowing needs frequently are higher during these quarters than during other fiscal quarters. We have a $40.0 million line of credit with three banks, $2.7 million of which was utilized for a standby letter of credit at December 2, 2006. Our long-term debt at December 2, 2006, including current maturities, amounted to $103.6 million, as compared to $103.9 million at June 3, 2006.
 
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For the twenty-six weeks ended December 2, 2006, $2.3 million in net cash was provided by operating activities. This compares to net cash used in operating activities of $12.7 million for the 26 weeks ended November 26, 2005. For the twenty-six weeks ended December 2, 2006, $15.0 million was provided from the reduction of short-term investments and $470,000 was used for notes receivable and investments. Approximately $277,000 was provided from disposal of property, plant and equipment, $12.1 million was used for purchases of property, plant and equipment and $6.1 million was used for payment on the purchase obligation for the Acquisitions. Borrowings of $3.0 million were received in additional long-term debt and approximately $585,000 was used for payments of dividends on the common stock and $3.3 million was used for principal payments on long-term debt. The net result of these activities was a decrease in cash and cash equivalents of $1.9 million since June 3, 2006.

For the twenty-six weeks ended November 26, 2005, approximately $26.4 million was provided from the reduction of short-term investments and $914,000 was provided from notes receivable and investments. Approximately $1.5 million was provided from disposal of property, plant and equipment, $2.8 million was used for purchases of property, plant and equipment and $23.8 million was used for the purchase of the Acquisitions. Borrowings of $28.0 million were received in additional long-term debt and approximately $584,000 was used for payments of dividends on the common stock and $24.2 million was used for principal payments on long-term debt. The net result of these activities was a decrease in cash and cash equivalents of $7.3 million since May 28, 2005.
 
Substantially all trade receivables and inventories collateralize our revolving line of credit and property, plant and equipment collateralize our long-term debt under our loan agreements with our lenders. Unless otherwise approved by our lenders, we are required by provisions of these loan agreements to (1) maintain minimum levels of working capital (ratio of not less than 1.25 to 1) and net worth (minimum of $90.0 million tangible net worth); (2) limit dividends to an aggregate amount not to exceed $500,000 per quarter (allowed if no default), capital expenditures (not to exceed depreciation for the same four fiscal quarters), lease obligations and additional long-term borrowings (total funded debt to total capitalization not to exceed 55%); and (3) maintain various cash-flow coverage ratios (1.25 to 1), among other restrictions. At December 2, 2006, we were in compliance with the provisions of all loan agreements. Under certain of the loan agreements, the lenders have the option to require the prepayment of any outstanding borrowings in the event we undergo a change in control.

Under the terms of our Agreement with Hillandale and the Hillandale shareholders, a new Florida limited liability company named Hillandale, LLC was formed. In fiscal 2006, we purchased 51% of the Units of Membership in Hillandale, LLC, with the remaining Units to be acquired in essentially equal annual installments over a four-year period. The purchase price of the Units is equal to their book value as calculated in accordance with the terms of the Agreement. In fiscal 2007, we purchased, pursuant to the Agreement, an additional 13% of the Units of Membership for $6.1 million from our cash balances. We have recorded the obligation to acquire the remaining 36% at its present value of $14.9 million. The actual remaining purchase price may be higher or lower when the acquisitions are completed. Future funding is expected to be provided by our cash balances and borrowings under our revolving credit agreement.
 
We currently have a $1.9 million deferred tax liability due to a subsidiary's change from a cash basis to an accrual basis taxpayer on May 29, 1988. The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997 provides that this liability is payable ratably over the 20 years beginning in fiscal 1999. However, such taxes will be due in their entirety in the first fiscal year in which there is a change in ownership control so that we no longer qualify as a "family farming corporation." We are currently making annual payments of approximately $150,000 related to this liability. However, while these current payments reduce cash balances, payment of the $1.9 million deferred tax liability would not impact our consolidated statement of operations or stockholders' equity, as these taxes have been accrued and are reflected on our consolidated balance sheet.
 
Impact of Recently Issued Accounting Standards.  
 
In November 2004, the FASB issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 151, “Inventory Costs, an amendment of ARB No. 43, Chapter 4.” SFAS No. 151 amends Accounting Research Bulletin No. 43, Chapter 4, to clarify that abnormal amounts of idle facility expense, freight handling costs and wasted materials (spoilage) should be recognized as current-period charges. In addition, SFAS No. 151 requires that allocation of fixed production overhead to inventory be based on the normal capacity of the production facilities during fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2005. We adopted SFAS No. 151 in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 and it did not have a significant impact on our results of operations, financial position or cash flows.
 
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In December 2004, the FASB issued SFAS Statement No. 123 (revised 2004), "Share-Based Payment," which is a revision of SFAS No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation." SFAS No. 123(R) supersedes APB Opinion No. 25, "Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees", and amends SFAS No. 95, "Statement of Cash Flows". SFAS No. 123(R) requires all share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, restricted stock and performance-based shares to be recognized in the income statement based on their fair values. SFAS No. 123(R) also requires the benefits of tax deductions in excess of recognized compensation cost to be reported as a financing cash flow, rather than as an operating cash flow as required under current literature. This requirement will reduce net operating cash flows and increase net financing cash flows in periods after adoption. In the first quarter of fiscal 2007, we adopted SFAS No. 123(R) using the modified prospective method. Under the modified prospective method, compensation cost will be recognized for all share-based payments granted after the adoption of SFAS No. 123(R) and for all awards granted to employees prior to the adoption date of SFAS No. 123R that remain unvested on the adoption date. Accordingly, no restatements were made to prior periods.

Prior to adoption of SFAS No. 123(R), we applied APB No. 25 in accounting for our employee stock compensation plans and generally recognized no compensation expense for employee stock options. Under the provisions of APB No. 25, we recognized a liability for Stock Appreciation Rights (“SARS”) and Tandem Stock Appreciation Rights (“TSARS”) based upon the intrinsic value of vested SARS and TSARS at each period end. Under SFAS No. 123(R), we are required to recognize a liability for vested SARS and TSARS based upon their fair value at each period end using a Black-Scholes option pricing model and to record a cumulative effect adjustment for the change in method of accounting for such liability awards. The cumulative effect resulting from the adoption of SFAS No. 123(R) was insignificant and is included in stock based compensation expense for fiscal 2007.

On July 13, 2006, the FASB issued Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for "Uncertainty in Income Taxes—an interpretation of FASB Statement No. 109". Interpretation 48 clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in a company's financial statements in accordance with Statement 109 and prescribes a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for financial statement disclosure of tax positions taken or expected to be taken on a tax return. Additionally, Interpretation 48 provides guidance on derecognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure and transition. Interpretation 48 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2006, with early adoption permitted. We are currently evaluating whether the adoption of Interpretation 48 will have a material effect on our consolidated financial position, results of operations or cash flows.

In September 2006, the FASB issued FASB Statement No.157, Fair Value Measurements (“FAS 157”). FAS 157 establishes a single authoritative definition of fair value, sets out a framework for measuring fair value, and expands on required disclosures about fair value measurement. FAS 157 is effective for us on June 1, 2008 and will be applied prospectively. The provisions of FAS 157 are not expected to have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

  
 Critical Accounting Policies.  We suggest that our Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, as described in Note 1 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. and Subsidiaries annual report on Form10-K for the fiscal year ended June 3, 2006, be read in conjunction with this Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. There have been no changes to critical accounting policies identified in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 3, 2006.

ITEM 3. QUANTATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

There have been no material changes in the market risk reported in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 3, 2006.
 
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ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
 
Our disclosure controls and procedures are designed to provide reasonable assurance that information we are required to be disclosed in our 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 our disclosure controls and procedures conducted by our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, together with other financial officers, such officers concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are effective as of the end of the period covered by this report. There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting identified in connection with the evaluation that occurred during our last fiscal quarter that has significantly affected or is reasonably likely to materially affect our internal controls over financial reporting.
 
PART II.     OTHER INFORMATION


ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
 Except as noted below, there have been no new matters or changes to matters discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 3, 2006.
 
 Chicken Litter Litigation

Cal-Maine Farms, Inc.(“Cal-Maine Farms”), one of our subsidiaries, is presently a defendant in two personal injury cases in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Arkansas. Those cases are styled, McWhorter vs. Alpharma, Inc., et al. (“McWhorter”), and Carroll, et al. vs. Alpharma, Inc., et al. (“Carroll”). Cal-Maine Farms was named as a defendant in the McWhorter case on February 3, 2004, and as a defendant in the Carroll case on May 2, 2005. Co-defendants in both cases include other integrated poultry companies such as Tyson Foods, Inc., Cargill, Incorporated, George’s Farms, Inc., Peterson Farms, Inc., Simmons Foods, Inc., and Simmons Poultry Farms, Inc. Alpharma, Inc. and Alpharma Animal Health, Co., manufacturers of an additive for broiler feed also are included as defendants.

Both cases allege that the plaintiffs have suffered medical problems resulting from living near land upon which “litter” from the defendants’ flocks was spread as fertilizer. The McWhorter case focuses on mold and fungi allegedly created by the application of litter. The Carroll case also alleges injury from mold and fungi, but focuses primarily on the broiler feed ingredient as the cause of the alleged medical injuries.

Several other separate, but related, cases were prosecuted in the same venue by the same attorneys. The same theories of liability were prosecuted in all of the cases. No Cal-Maine company was named as a defendant in any of those other cases. The plaintiffs selected one of those cases, Green, et al. vs. Alpharma, Inc., et al., as a bellwether case to go to trial first. All of the poultry defendants were granted summary judgment in the Green case on August 2, 2006. The case against the Alpharma defendants resulted in a verdict for the defendants on September 25, 2006. The result in the Green case is not dispositive of the issues raised in McWhorter and Carroll, but it clearly colors the plaintiffs’ prospects for success.

The plaintiffs’ attorneys have not yet indicated their intentions regarding the remaining cases. It is possible that the McWhorter and Carroll plaintiffs can present fundamentally different proof than was presented in the Green case, but that does not appear likely at present. While the potential exposure, if any, in the McWhorter and Carroll cases appears to be diminished as a result of the outcome in the Green case, but at this point it is still not possible to evaluate any potential exposure with certainty.

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State of Oklahoma Watershed Pollution Litigation

On June 18, 2005, the State of Oklahoma filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma against a number of companies including us and Cal-Maine Farms. An Answer on behalf of us and Cal-Maine Farms was filed on October 3, 2005. The State of Oklahoma claims that through the disposal of chicken litter the defendants have polluted the Illinois River Watershed. This watershed provides water to eastern Oklahoma. The Complaint seeks injunctive relief and monetary damages. We no longer have any operations in the Illinois River Watershed. Accordingly, we do not anticipate that we will be materially affected by any injunctive relief granted or monetary damages awarded.

The Court has under advisement motions to dismiss filed by all defendants. Merit discovery is underway. We presently are not able to provide an opinion regarding the ultimate resolution of this action.

 ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
 
There have been no material changes in the risk factors previously disclosed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 3, 2006.

 
ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
 
The Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders was held on October 5, 2006.
 
The following persons were nominated and elected to serve as members of the Board of Directors until our next annual meeting of shareholders and until their successors are elected and qualified. Fred R. Adams, Jr. (40,612,051 votes for and 915,071 votes withheld), Richard K. Looper (40,599,990 votes for and 927,132 votes withheld), Adolphus B. Baker (40,650,591 votes for and 876,531 votes withheld), James E. Poole (41,434,611 votes for and 92,511 votes withheld), R. Faser Triplett (40,387,236 votes for and 139,386 votes withheld), Letitia C. Hughes (41,398,572 votes for and 128,550 votes withheld), and Timothy A. Dawson (40,648,380 votes for and 878,742 votes withheld).

No other matters were voted upon at the annual meeting.

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION 

On August 24, 2006, in accordance with provisions of our 2005 Stock Appreciation Rights Plan (the “SARs Plan”), our Board of Directors approved an amendment to the SARs Plan providing that exercises under the SARs Plan be settled in cash and not with shares of our common stock.

On January 3, 2007, we issued a press release announcing our financial results for the quarter ended December 2, 2006.

ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

No.
 
Description
10.15
 
Loan Agreement, dated as of November 13, 2006, between Metropolitan Life Insurance
   
Company and Cal-Maine Foods Inc. (without exhibits)
31.1
 
Certification of The Chief Executive Officer
31.2
 
Certification of The Chief Financial Officer
32.0
 
Written Statement of The Chief Executive Officer and The Chief Financial Officer
99.1
 
Press release dated January 2, 2007 announcing interim period financial information
 
 
(Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 99.1 of our Form 8-K dated January 3, 2007.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

   
CAL-MAINE FOODS, INC.
   
(Registrant)
     
     
Date: January 8, 2007
/s/ Timothy A. Dawson                                                                           
   
Timothy A. Dawson
   
Vice President/Treasurer
   
(Principal Financial Officer)
     
     
Date: January 8, 2007
/s/ Charles F. Collins                                                                                
   
Charles F. Collins
   
Vice President/Controller
   
(Principal Accounting Officer)

 
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