Cedar Fair-10Q-1-2014
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 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 March 30, 2014
OR
o
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from              to             .
Commission file number 1-9444
CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
DELAWARE
 
34-1560655
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
One Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio 44870-5259
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
(419) 626-0830
(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 has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer
 
x
  
Accelerated filer
 
o
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
o (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
  
Smaller reporting company
 
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
 
 
 
Title of Class
 
Units Outstanding As Of May 1, 2014
Units Representing
Limited Partner Interests
 
55,837,975


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CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
INDEX
FORM 10 - Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
  

 
 
 
Item 2.
 
  
31-37

 
 
 
Item 3.
 
  
37-38

 
 
 
Item 4.
 
  
38

 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
 
  
38-39

 
 
 
Item 1A.
 
 
39

 
 
 
 
 
Item 6.
 
  
40

 
 
  
41

 
 
  
42




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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands)
 
 
3/30/2014
 
12/31/2013
 
3/31/2013
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
8,867

 
$
118,056

 
$
10,038

Receivables
 
19,630

 
21,333

 
13,342

Inventories
 
38,264

 
26,080

 
39,063

Current deferred tax asset
 
26,653

 
9,675

 
36,022

Prepaid advertising
 
20,101

 
2,228

 
16,396

Other current assets
 
9,919

 
9,125

 
11,319

 
 
123,434

 
186,497

 
126,180

Property and Equipment:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Land
 
279,992

 
283,313

 
301,469

Land improvements
 
349,245

 
350,869

 
338,777

Buildings
 
581,525

 
584,659

 
587,603

Rides and equipment
 
1,485,418

 
1,494,112

 
1,446,904

Construction in progress
 
85,854

 
44,550

 
63,509

 
 
2,782,034

 
2,757,503

 
2,738,262

Less accumulated depreciation
 
(1,248,072
)
 
(1,251,740
)
 
(1,167,410
)
 
 
1,533,962

 
1,505,763

 
1,570,852

Goodwill
 
233,528

 
238,089

 
243,653

Other Intangibles, net
 
38,920

 
39,471

 
40,323

Other Assets
 
43,391

 
44,807

 
34,648

 
 
$
1,973,235

 
$
2,014,627

 
$
2,015,656

LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current maturities of long-term debt
 
$
1,450

 
$

 
$
6,300

Accounts payable
 
45,028

 
13,222

 
37,443

Deferred revenue
 
70,148

 
44,521

 
66,184

Accrued interest
 
10,073

 
23,201

 
8,339

Accrued taxes
 
6,452

 
19,481

 
9,000

Accrued salaries, wages and benefits
 
24,519

 
29,200

 
20,182

Self-insurance reserves
 
22,696

 
23,653

 
23,557

Other accrued liabilities
 
4,896

 
5,521

 
7,867

 
 
185,262

 
158,799

 
178,872

Deferred Tax Liability
 
157,281

 
158,113

 
154,587

Derivative Liability
 
27,789

 
26,662

 
31,031

Other Liabilities
 
7,755

 
11,290

 
7,685

Long-Term Debt:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revolving credit loans
 
55,000

 

 
96,000

Term debt
 
617,400

 
618,850

 
623,700

Notes
 
901,957

 
901,782

 
901,255

 
 
1,574,357

 
1,520,632

 
1,620,955

Commitments and Contingencies (Note 10)
 

 

 

Partners’ Equity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Special L.P. interests
 
5,290

 
5,290

 
5,290

General partner
 
1

 
2

 

Limited partners, 55,835, 55,716 and 55,712 units outstanding at March 30, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013, respectively
 
29,537

 
148,847

 
36,550

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(14,037
)
 
(15,008
)
 
(19,314
)
 
 
20,791

 
139,131

 
22,526

 
 
$
1,973,235

 
$
2,014,627

 
$
2,015,656

    
The accompanying Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

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CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In thousands, except per unit amounts)
 
 
Three months ended
 
Twelve months ended
 
 
3/30/2014
 
3/31/2013
 
3/30/2014
 
3/31/2013
Net revenues:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Admissions
 
$
19,067

 
$
20,023

 
$
646,051

 
$
620,422

Food, merchandise and games
 
16,386

 
16,692

 
355,799

 
346,374

Accommodations and other
 
5,013

 
5,084

 
131,389

 
115,259


 
40,466

 
41,799

 
1,133,239

 
1,082,055

Costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of food, merchandise, and games revenues
 
4,985

 
5,037

 
91,720

 
95,998

Operating expenses
 
80,350

 
76,657

 
476,037

 
456,775

Selling, general and administrative
 
21,404

 
21,039

 
152,777

 
141,366

Depreciation and amortization
 
4,307

 
4,786

 
122,008

 
127,013

Gain on sale of other assets
 

 

 
(8,743
)
 
(6,625
)
Loss on impairment / retirement of fixed assets, net
 
997

 
600

 
2,936

 
30,844


 
112,043

 
108,119

 
836,735

 
845,371

Operating income (loss)
 
(71,577
)
 
(66,320
)
 
296,504

 
236,684

Interest expense
 
24,732

 
25,763

 
102,040

 
109,579

Net effect of swaps
 
371

 
9,211

 
(1,957
)
 
8,689

Loss on early debt extinguishment
 

 
34,573

 

 
34,573

Unrealized/realized foreign currency loss
 
17,184

 
8,958

 
37,167

 
8,152

Other income
 
(73
)
 
(40
)
 
(187
)
 
(92
)
Income (loss) before taxes
 
(113,791
)
 
(144,785
)
 
159,441

 
75,783

Provision (benefit) for taxes
 
(30,251
)
 
(35,659
)
 
25,651

 
17,638

Net income (loss)
 
(83,540
)
 
(109,126
)
 
133,790

 
58,145

Net income (loss) allocated to general partner
 
(1
)
 
(1
)
 
1

 
1

Net income (loss) allocated to limited partners
 
$
(83,539
)
 
$
(109,125
)
 
$
133,789

 
$
58,144

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
(83,540
)
 
$
(109,126
)
 
$
133,790

 
$
58,145

Other comprehensive income (loss), (net of tax):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment
 
1,621

 
301

 
4,076

 
1,839

Unrealized income (loss) on cash flow hedging derivatives
 
(650
)
 
8,885

 
1,201

 
8,685

Other comprehensive income (loss), (net of tax)
 
971

 
9,186

 
5,277

 
10,524

Total comprehensive income (loss)
 
$
(82,569
)
 
$
(99,940
)
 
$
139,067

 
$
68,669

Basic earnings per limited partner unit:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average limited partner units outstanding
 
55,500

 
55,854

 
55,531

 
55,694

Net income (loss) per limited partner unit
 
$
(1.51
)
 
$
(1.95
)
 
$
2.41

 
$
1.04

Diluted earnings per limited partner unit:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average limited partner units outstanding
 
55,500

 
55,854

 
55,910

 
56,056

Net income (loss) per limited partner unit
 
$
(1.51
)
 
$
(1.95
)
 
$
2.39

 
$
1.04

The accompanying Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

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CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF PARTNERS’ EQUITY
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 30, 2014
(In thousands)

 
Three months ended
 
3/30/14
Limited Partnership Units Outstanding
 
Beginning balance
55,716

Limited partnership unit options exercised
7

Issuance of limited partnership units as compensation
112

 
55,835

Limited Partners’ Equity
 
Beginning balance
$
148,847

Net loss
(83,539
)
Partnership distribution declared ($0.70 per limited partnership unit)
(39,091
)
Expense recognized for limited partnership unit options
223

Tax effect of units involved in option exercises and treasury unit transactions
(568
)
Issuance of limited partnership units as compensation
3,665

 
29,537

General Partner’s Equity
 
Beginning balance
2

Net loss
(1
)
 
1

Special L.P. Interests
5,290

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
 
Cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment:
 
Beginning balance
5

Current period activity, net of tax ($932)
1,621

 
1,626

Unrealized loss on cash flow hedging derivatives:
 
Beginning balance
(15,013
)
Current period activity, net of tax $106
(650
)
 
(15,663
)
 
(14,037
)
Total Partners’ Equity
$
20,791







The accompanying Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of this statement.


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CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)

 
 
Three months ended
 
Twelve months ended
 
 
3/30/2014
 
3/31/2013
 
3/30/2014
 
3/31/2013
CASH FLOWS FROM (FOR) OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
 
$
(83,540
)
 
(109,126
)
 
$
133,790

 
58,145

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash from operating activities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
4,307

 
4,786

 
122,008

 
127,013

Loss on early debt extinguishment
 

 
34,573

 

 
34,573

Loss on impairment / retirement of fixed assets, net
 
997

 
600

 
2,936

 
30,844

Gain on sale of other assets
 

 

 
(8,743
)
 
(6,625
)
Net effect of swaps
 
371

 
9,211

 
(1,957
)
 
8,689

Non-cash expense
 
21,546

 
13,867

 
50,679

 
22,127

Net change in working capital
 
(6,338
)
 
7,057

 
1,031

 
18,152

Net change in other assets/liabilities
 
(20,599
)
 
(29,635
)
 
9,338

 
5,029

Net cash from (for) operating activities
 
(83,256
)
 
(68,667
)
 
309,082

 
297,947

CASH FLOWS FROM (FOR) INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sale of other assets
 

 

 
15,297

 
16,058

Capital expenditures
 
(40,342
)
 
(35,829
)
 
(124,826
)
 
(103,262
)
Net cash for investing activities
 
(40,342
)
 
(35,829
)
 
(109,529
)
 
(87,204
)
CASH FLOWS FROM (FOR) FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net borrowings (payments) on revolving credit loans
 
55,000

 
96,000

 
(41,000
)
 
(59,004
)
Term debt borrowings
 

 
630,000

 

 
630,000

Note borrowings
 

 
500,000

 

 
500,000

Term debt payments, including early termination penalties
 

 
(1,131,100
)
 
(11,150
)
 
(1,156,100
)
Distributions paid to partners
 
(39,091
)
 
(34,820
)
 
(147,728
)
 
(101,482
)
Exercise of limited partnership unit options
 

 
28

 
24

 
57

Payment of debt issuance costs
 

 
(23,491
)
 
242

 
(23,491
)
Excess tax benefit from unit-based compensation expense
 
(568
)
 
(127
)
 
414

 
1,519

Net cash from (for) financing activities
 
15,341

 
36,490

 
(199,198
)
 
(208,501
)
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
 
(932
)
 
(786
)
 
(1,526
)
 
477

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net increase (decrease) for the period
 
(109,189
)
 
(68,792
)
 
(1,171
)
 
2,719

Balance, beginning of period
 
118,056

 
78,830

 
10,038

 
7,319

Balance, end of period
 
$
8,867

 
$
10,038

 
$
8,867

 
$
10,038

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash payments for interest expense
 
$
36,966

 
$
31,291

 
$
96,509

 
$
102,703

Interest capitalized
 
406

 
516

 
1,500

 
1,086

Cash payments for income taxes, net of refunds
 
605

 
1,952

 
13,475

 
3,597

The accompanying Notes to Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are an integral part of these statements.

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CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE PERIODS ENDED MARCH 30, 2014 AND MARCH 31, 2013
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared from the financial records of Cedar Fair, L.P. (the Partnership) without audit and reflect all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) which are, in the opinion of management, necessary to fairly present the results of the interim periods covered in this report.
Due to the highly seasonal nature of the Partnership’s amusement and water park operations, the results for any interim period are not indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year. Accordingly, the Partnership has elected to present financial information regarding operations and cash flows for the preceding fiscal twelve-month periods ended March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2013 to accompany the quarterly results. Because amounts for the fiscal twelve months ended March 30, 2014 include actual 2013 season operating results, they may not be indicative of 2014 full calendar year operations.

(1) Significant Accounting and Reporting Policies:
The Partnership’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the periods ended March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2013 included in this Form 10-Q report have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies described in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2013, which were included in the Form 10-K filed on February 26, 2014. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission). These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Form 10-K referred to above.
New Accounting Pronouncements

In February 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-04, “Obligations Resulting from Joint and Several Liability Arrangements for Which the Total Amount of the Obligation Is Fixed at the Reporting Date,” which requires an entity to measure obligations resulting from joint and several liability arrangements for which the total amount of the obligation within the scope of this guidance is fixed at the reporting date, as the sum of the following:

The amount the reporting entity agreed to pay on the basis of its arrangement among its co-obligors.
Any additional amount the reporting entity expects to pay on behalf of its co-obligors.

The guidance in this Update also requires an entity to disclose the nature and amount of the obligation as other information about those obligations. The amendments in the Update are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2013, however early adoption is permitted. The Partnership adopted this guidance in the first quarter of 2014 and the December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013 Unaudited Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheets in Note 12 reflect the effect of the adoption of this guidance.

On July 18, 2013, the FASB issued ASU 2013-11 "Income Taxes (Topic 740): Presentation of an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When a Net Operating Loss Carryforward, a Similar Tax Loss, or a Tax Credit Carryforward Exists (a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force)". The ASU provides guidance on financial statement presentation of an unrecognized tax benefit ("UTB") when a net operating loss ("NOL") carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward exists. The FASB’s objective in issuing this ASU is to eliminate diversity in practice resulting from a lack of guidance on this topic in current U.S. GAAP. Under the ASU, an entity must present a UTB, or a portion of a UTB, in the financial statements as a reduction to a deferred tax asset ("DTA") for an NOL carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward except when:

An NOL carryforward, a similar tax loss, or a tax credit carryforward is not available as of the reporting date under the governing tax law to settle taxes that would result from the disallowance of the tax position.
The entity does not intend to use the DTA for this purpose (provided that the tax law permits a choice).

If either of these conditions exists, an entity should present a UTB in the financial statements as a liability and should not net the UTB with a DTA. New recurring disclosures are not required because the ASU does not affect the recognition or measurement of uncertain tax positions under ASC 740. The ASU’s amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2013, and interim periods within those years. The Partnership adopted this guidance in the first quarter of 2014 and it did not impact its consolidated financial statements.



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(2) Interim Reporting:
The Partnership owns and operates eleven amusement parks, three separately gated outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. Virtually all of the Partnership’s revenues from its seasonal amusement parks, as well as its outdoor water parks and other seasonal resort facilities, are realized during a 130- to 140-day operating period beginning in early May, with the major portion concentrated in the third quarter during the peak vacation months of July and August. Knott's Berry Farm is open daily on a year-round basis. Castaway Bay is generally open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day, plus a limited daily schedule for the balance of the year.
To assure that these highly seasonal operations will not result in misleading comparisons of current and subsequent interim periods, the Partnership has adopted the following accounting and reporting procedures for its seasonal parks: (a) revenues on multi-day admission tickets are recognized over the estimated number of visits expected for each type of ticket and are adjusted periodically during the season, (b) depreciation, advertising and certain seasonal operating costs are expensed during each park’s operating season, including certain costs incurred prior to the season which are amortized over the season, and (c) all other costs are expensed as incurred or ratably over the entire year.


(3) Long-Lived Assets:
Long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment upon the occurrence of events or changes in circumstances that would indicate that the carrying value of the assets may not be recoverable. In order to determine if an asset has been impaired, assets are grouped and tested at the lowest level for which identifiable, independent cash flows are available. A significant amount of judgment is involved in determining if an indicator of impairment has occurred. Such indicators may include, among others: a significant decline in expected future cash flows; a sustained, significant decline in equity price and market capitalization; a significant adverse change in legal factors or in the business climate; unanticipated competition; and slower growth rates. Any adverse change in these factors could have a significant impact on the recoverability of these assets and could have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

The long-lived operating asset impairment test involves a two-step process. The first step is a comparison of each asset group's carrying value to its estimated undiscounted future cash flows expected to result from the use of the assets, including disposition. Projected future cash flows reflect management's best estimates of economic and market conditions over the projected period, including growth rates in revenues and costs, estimates of future expected changes in operating margins and cash expenditures. Other significant estimates and assumptions include terminal value growth rates and future estimates of capital expenditures. If the carrying value of the asset group is higher than its undiscounted future cash flows, there is an indication that impairment exists and the second step must be performed to measure the amount of impairment loss. The amount of impairment is determined by comparing the implied fair value of the asset group to its carrying value in a manner consistent with the highest and best use of those assets.

The Partnership estimates fair value of operating assets using an income, market, and/or cost approach. The income approach uses an asset group's projection of estimated operating results and cash flows that is discounted using a weighted-average cost of capital reflective of current market conditions. The market approach uses prices and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets or liabilities. The cost approach is based on the amount currently required to replace the service capacity of an asset adjusted for obsolescence. If the implied fair value of the assets is less than their carrying value, an impairment charge is recorded for the difference.

Non-operating assets are evaluated for impairment based on changes in market conditions. When changes in market conditions are observed, impairment is estimated using a market-based approach. If the estimated fair value of the non-operating assets is less than their carrying value, an impairment charge is recorded for the difference.

At the end of the third quarter of 2012, the Partnership concluded based on 2012 operating results and updated forecasts, that a review of the carrying value of operating long-lived assets at Wildwater Kingdom was warranted. After performing its review, the Partnership determined that a portion of the park's fixed assets were impaired. Also, at the end of the third quarter of 2012, the Partnership concluded that market conditions had changed on the adjacent non-operating land of Wildwater Kingdom. After performing its review of the updated market value of the land, the Partnership determined the land was impaired. The Partnership recognized a total of $25.0 million of fixed-asset impairment during the third quarter of 2012 which was recorded in "Loss on impairment / retirement of fixed assets, net" on the condensed consolidated statement of operations.





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(4) Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets:
In accordance with the applicable accounting rules, goodwill is not amortized, but, along with indefinite-lived trade-names, is evaluated for impairment on an annual basis or more frequently if indicators of impairment exist. As of March 30, 2014, there were no indicators of impairment. The Partnership's annual testing date is December 31.
The Partnership tested goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangibles for impairment on December 31, 2013 and no impairment was indicated.
A summary of changes in the Partnership’s carrying value of goodwill for the three months ended March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2013 is as follows:
(In thousands)
 
Goodwill
(gross)
 
Accumulated
Impairment
Losses
 
Goodwill
(net)
Balance at December 31, 2012
 
$
326,089

 
$
(79,868
)
 
$
246,221

Foreign currency translation
 
(2,568
)
 

 
(2,568
)
Balance at March 31, 2013
 
$
323,521

 
$
(79,868
)
 
$
243,653

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at December 31, 2013
 
$
317,957

 
$
(79,868
)
 
$
238,089

Foreign currency translation
 
(4,561
)
 

 
(4,561
)
Balance at March 30, 2014
 
$
313,396

 
$
(79,868
)
 
$
233,528

At March 30, 2014, December 31, 2013, and March 31, 2013 the Partnership’s other intangible assets consisted of the following:
March 30, 2014
 
Gross
Carrying
Amount
 
Accumulated
Amortization
 
Net
Carrying
Value
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade names
 
$
38,424

 
$

 
$
38,424

License / franchise agreements
 
881

 
385

 
496

Total other intangible assets
 
$
39,305

 
$
385

 
$
38,920

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade names
 
$
39,070

 
$

 
$
39,070

License / franchise agreements
 
800

 
399

 
401

Total other intangible assets
 
$
39,870

 
$
399

 
$
39,471

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other intangible assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trade names
 
$
39,858

 
$

 
$
39,858

License / franchise agreements
 
834

 
369

 
465

Total other intangible assets
 
$
40,692

 
$
369

 
$
40,323

Estimated amortization expense is expected to total less than $75,000 in each year from 2014 through 2018.

(5) Long-Term Debt:

In July 2010, the Partnership issued $405 million of 9.125% senior unsecured notes, maturing in 2018, in a private placement, including $5.6 million of Original Issue Discount ("OID") to yield 9.375%. Concurrently with this offering, the Partnership entered into a new $1,435 million credit agreement (the "2010 Credit Agreement”), which included a $1,175 million senior secured term loan facility and a $260 million senior secured revolving credit facility. The net proceeds from the offering of the notes, along with borrowings under the 2010 Credit Agreement, were used to repay in full all amounts outstanding under the previous credit

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facilities. The facilities provided under the 2010 Credit Agreement were collateralized by substantially all of the assets of the Partnership.

The Partnership's $405 million of senior unsecured notes pay interest semi-annually in February and August, with the principal due in full on August 1, 2018. The notes may be redeemed, in whole or in part, at any time prior to August 1, 2014 at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes redeemed plus a “make-whole” premium together with accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date. Thereafter, the notes may be redeemed, in whole or in part, at various prices depending on the date redeemed.

In February 2011, the Partnership amended the 2010 Credit Agreement (as so amended, the “Amended 2010 Credit Agreement”) and extended the maturity date of the term loan portion of the credit facilities by one year. The extended U.S. term loan was scheduled to mature in December 2017 and bore interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 300 bps, with a LIBOR floor of 100 bps.

In March 2013, the Partnership issued $500 million of 5.25% senior unsecured notes, maturing in 2021, in a private placement, with no OID. Concurrently with this offering, the Partnership entered into a new $885 million credit agreement (the "2013 Credit Agreement"), which included a $630 million senior secured term loan facility and a $255 million senior secured revolving credit facility. The terms of the senior secured term loan facility include a maturity date of March 6, 2020 and bear interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 250 bps with a LIBOR floor of 75 bps. The term loan amortizes at $6.3 million annually. The net proceeds from the notes and borrowings under the 2013 Credit Agreement were used to repay in full all amounts outstanding under the previous credit facilities. The facilities provided under the 2013 Credit Agreement are collateralized by substantially all of the assets of the Partnership.

Terms of the 2013 Credit Agreement include a revolving credit facility of a combined $255 million. Under the 2013 Credit Agreement, the Canadian portion of the revolving credit facility has a sub-limit of $15 million. U.S. denominated and Canadian denominated loans made under the revolving credit facility bear interest at a rate of LIBOR plus 225 bps (with no LIBOR floor). The revolving credit facility is scheduled to mature in March 2018 and also provides for the issuance of documentary and standby letters of credit. The 2013 Credit Agreement requires the Partnership to pay a commitment fee of 38 bps per annum on the unused portion of the credit facilities.

The 2013 Credit Agreement requires the Partnership to maintain specified financial ratios, which if breached for any reason, including a decline in operating results, could result in an event of default under the agreement. The most restrictive of these ratios is the Consolidated Leverage Ratio which is measured quarterly on a trailing-twelve month basis. The Consolidated Leverage Ratio was set at 6.25x consolidated total debt (excluding the revolving debt)-to-Consolidated EBITDA at the end of the first quarter in 2014, and the ratio will decrease by 0.25x each second quarter beginning with the second quarter of 2014 until it reaches 5.25x. As of March 30, 2014, the Partnership’s Consolidated Leverage Ratio was 3.63x, providing $175.2 million of consolidated EBITDA cushion on the ratio as of the end of the first quarter. The Partnership was in compliance with all other covenants under the 2013 Credit Agreement as of March 30, 2014.

The 2013 Credit Agreement also includes provisions that allow the Partnership to make restricted payments of up to $60 million annually, so long as no default or event of default has occurred and is continuing. These restricted payments are not subject to any specific covenants. Additional restricted payments are allowed to be made based on an Excess-Cash-Flow formula, should the Partnership’s pro-forma Consolidated Leverage Ratio be less than or equal to 5.00x. Per the terms of the indenture governing the Partnership's notes maturing in 2018, which is more restrictive than the indenture governing the Partnership's notes maturing in 2021, we can make restricted payments of $20 million annually so long as no default or event of default has occurred and is continuing, and our ability to make additional restricted payments in 2013 and beyond is permitted should the Partnership's pro forma trailing-twelve-month Total-Indebtedness-to-Consolidated-Cash-Flow Ratio be less than or equal to 4.75x.

The Partnership's $500 million of senior unsecured notes pay interest semi-annually in March and September, with the principal due in full on March 15, 2021. The notes may be redeemed, in whole or in part, at any time prior to March 15, 2016 at a price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the notes redeemed plus a “make-whole” premium together with accrued and unpaid interest, if any, to the redemption date. Thereafter, the notes may be redeemed, in whole or in part, at various prices depending on the date redeemed. Prior to March 15, 2016, up to 35% of the notes may be redeemed with the net cash proceeds of certain equity offerings at 105.25%.

As market conditions warrant, the Partnership may from time to time repurchase debt securities issued by the Partnership, in privately negotiated or open market transactions, by tender offer, exchange offer or otherwise.



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(6) Derivative Financial Instruments:
Derivative financial instruments are used within the Partnership’s overall risk management program to manage certain interest rate and foreign currency risks. By utilizing a derivative instrument to hedge our exposure to LIBOR rate changes, the Partnership is exposed to credit risk. Credit risk is the failure of the counterparty to perform under the terms of the derivative contract. To mitigate this risk, hedging instruments are placed with a counterparty that the Partnership believes poses minimal credit risk.
The Partnership does not use derivative financial instruments for trading purposes.

We have entered into several interest rate swaps that fix all of our variable rate term-debt payments. As of March 30, 2014, we have $800 million of variable-rate debt to fixed rates swaps that mature in December 2015 and fix LIBOR at a weighted average rate of 2.38%. These swaps have been de-designated as cash flow hedges. During the third quarter and fourth quarter of 2013, we entered into four forward-starting interest rate swap agreements that will effectively convert $500 million of variable-rate debt to fixed rates beginning in December of 2015. These swaps, which were designated as cash flow hedges, mature on December 31, 2018 and fix LIBOR at a weighted average rate of 2.94%.
Fair Value of Derivative Instruments and the Classification in Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet:
(In thousands)
 
Condensed Consolidated
Balance Sheet Location
 
Fair Value as of
 
Fair Value as of
 
Fair Value as of
March 30, 2014
 
December 31, 2013
 
March 31, 2013
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps
 
Derivative Liability
 
$
(6,657
)
 
$
(3,916
)
 
$
(23,388
)
Total derivatives designated as hedging instruments
 
 
 
$
(6,657
)
 
$
(3,916
)
 
$
(23,388
)
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swaps
 
Derivative Liability
 
$
(21,132
)
 
$
(22,746
)
 
$
(7,643
)
Total derivatives not designated as hedging instruments
 
 
 
$
(21,132
)
 
$
(22,746
)
 
$
(7,643
)
Net derivative liability
 
 
 
$
(27,789
)
 
$
(26,662
)
 
$
(31,031
)
 
Derivatives Designated as Hedging Instruments
Changes in fair value of highly effective hedges are recorded as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss in the unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets. Any ineffectiveness is recognized immediately in income. Amounts recorded as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss are reclassified into earnings in the same period the forecasted transactions affect earnings. As of March 30, 2014 we have no amounts that are forecasted to be reclassified into earnings in the next twelve months. As of March 31, 2013, $600 million of our portfolio qualified for hedge accounting and the fair value of these swaps are reflected in the above table. Subsequently, these derivatives were de-designated in the third quarter of 2013, as the hedge effectiveness testing indicated that these swaps would be ineffective throughout the remaining periods until maturity.
Derivatives Not Designated as Hedging Instruments
Certain interest rate swap contracts were deemed ineffective in prior years and no longer qualified for hedge accounting. As a result of discontinued hedge accounting, the instruments are prospectively adjusted to fair value each reporting period through Net effect of swaps on the unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive income. The amounts that were previously recorded as a component of accumulated other comprehensive loss prior to the de-designation are reclassified to earnings and a corresponding realized gain or loss will be recognized when the forecasted cash flow occurs. As of March 30, 2014, approximately $11.8 million of losses remain in accumulated comprehensive loss related to the effective cash flow hedge contracts prior to de-designation. We estimate that losses of $7.9 million will be reclassified to earnings within the next 12 months. As of March 31, 2013, $200 million of the derivative portfolio did not qualify for hedge accounting as the amount of variable rate debt decreased to less than the total amount of our derivative portfolio, and the fair value of these swaps are reflected in the above table.

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The following table presents our derivative portfolio along with their notional amounts and their fixed interest rates.
 
Interest Rate Swaps
($'s in thousands)
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments
 
Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments
 
Notional Amounts
 
LIBOR Rate
 
Notional Amounts
 
LIBOR Rate
 
$
200,000

 
3.00
%
 
$
200,000

 
2.27
%
 
100,000

 
3.00
%
 
150,000

 
2.43
%
 
100,000

 
3.00
%
 
75,000

 
2.30
%
 
100,000

 
2.70
%
 
70,000

 
2.54
%
 
 
 
 
 
50,000

 
2.54
%
 
 
 
 
 
50,000

 
2.54
%
 
 
 
 
 
50,000

 
2.43
%
 
 
 
 
 
50,000

 
2.29
%
 
 
 
 
 
50,000

 
2.29
%
 
 
 
 
 
30,000

 
2.54
%
 
 
 
 
 
25,000

 
2.30
%
Total $'s / Average Rate
$
500,000

 
2.94
%
 
$
800,000

 
2.38
%

Effects of Derivative Instruments on Income (Loss) and Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the three-month periods ended March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2013:
 
(In thousands)
 
Amount of Gain (Loss) Recognized in  Accumulated OCI on Derivatives (Effective Portion)
 
Amount and Location of Gain (Loss)
Reclassified from Accumulated OCI into Income
(Effective Portion)
 
Amount and Location of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income on Derivative
(Ineffective Portion)
Derivatives designated as
Cash Flow Hedging
Relationships
 
Three months ended
 
Three months ended
 
 
 
Three months ended
 
Three months ended
 
 
 
Three months ended
 
Three months ended
 
3/30/14
 
3/31/13
 
 
 
3/30/14
 
3/31/13
 
 
 
3/30/14
 
3/31/13
Interest rate swaps
 
$
(2,742
)
 
$
2,266

 
Interest Expense
 
$

 
$
(2,797
)
 
Net effect of swaps
 
$

 
$
435

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(In thousands)
 
Amount and Location of Gain (Loss) Recognized
in Income on Derivative
Derivatives not designated as Cash Flow
Hedging Relationships
 
 
 
Three months ended
 
Three months ended
 
 
 
3/30/14
 
3/31/13
Interest rate swaps
 
Net effect of swaps
 
1,617

 
(1,471
)
 
 
 
 
$
1,617

 
$
(1,471
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
During the quarter ended March 30, 2014, in addition to gains of $1.6 million recognized in income on the derivatives not designated as cash flow hedges (as noted in the tables above), $2.0 million of expense representing the regular amortization of amounts in AOCI was recorded in the condensed consolidated statements of operations for the quarter. The effect of these amounts resulted in a charge to earnings of $0.4 million recorded in “Net effect of swaps.”

For the three-month period ended March 31, 2013, in addition to the $435 thousand gain recognized in income on the ineffective portion of derivatives and $1.5 million loss recognized in income on the derivatives not designated as cash flow hedges (as noted in the tables above), $7.8 million of expense related to the write off of OCI balances on our May 2011 swaps and $330 thousand of expense representing the amortization of amounts in AOCI was recorded in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. The effect of these amounts resulted in a charge to earnings of $9.2 million recorded in “Net effect of swaps.”


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Effects of Derivative Instruments on Income (Loss) and Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the twelve-month periods ended March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2013:
(In thousands)
 
Amount of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Accumulated OCI on Derivatives
(Effective Portion)
 
Amount and Location of Gain (Loss)
Reclassified from Accumulated OCI into Income
(Effective Portion)
 
Amount and Location of Gain (Loss)
Recognized in Income on Derivative
(Ineffective Portion)
Derivatives designated as
Cash Flow Hedging
Relationships
 
Twelve months ended
 
Twelve months ended
 
 
 
Twelve months ended
 
Twelve months ended
 
 
 
Twelve months ended
 
Twelve months ended
 
3/30/14
 
3/31/13
 
 
 
3/30/14
 
3/31/13
 
 
 
3/30/14
 
3/31/13
Interest rate swaps
 
$
(6,658
)
 
$
2,286

 
Interest Expense
 
$
(2,797
)
 
$
(12,031
)
 
Net effect of swaps
 
$
3,268

 
$
435

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

(In thousands)
 
Amount and Location of Gain (Loss) Recognized
in Income on Derivative
Derivatives not designated as Cash Flow Hedging
Relationships
 
 
 
Twelve months ended
 
Twelve months ended
 
 
 
3/30/14
 
3/31/13
Interest rate swaps
 
Net effect of swaps
 
6,635

 
(1,471
)
 
 
 
 
$
6,635

 
$
(1,471
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In addition to the $3.3 million gain recognized in income on the ineffective portion of derivatives and $6.6 million gain recognized in income on derivatives not designated as cash flow hedges (as noted in the tables above), $7.9 million of expense representing the amortization of amounts in AOCI for the swaps was recorded during the trailing twelve months ended March 30, 2014 in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. The net effect of these amounts resulted in a benefit to earnings for the trailing twelve month period of $2.0 million recorded in “Net effect of swaps.”
For the twelve-month period ending March 31, 2013, in addition to the $435 thousand gain recognized in income on the ineffective portion of designated derivatives and $1.5 million of loss recognized in income on the derivatives not designated as cash flow hedges as noted in the tables above, $7.8 million of expense related to the write off of OCI balances on our May 2011 swaps and $192 thousand of income representing the amortization of amounts in AOCI for the swaps was recorded during the trailing twelve months ended March 31, 2013 in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. The net effect of these amounts resulted in expense for the trailing twelve month period of $8.7 million recorded in “Net effect of swaps.”
 
(7) Fair Value Measurements:
The FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) relating to fair value measurements emphasizes that fair value is a market-based measurement that should be determined based on assumptions (inputs) that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability. Inputs may be observable or unobservable, and valuation techniques used to measure fair value should maximize the use of relevant observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs. Accordingly, the FASB’s ASC establishes a hierarchal disclosure framework that ranks the quality and reliability of information used to determine fair values. The hierarchy is associated with the level of pricing observability utilized in measuring fair value and defines three levels of inputs to the fair value measurement process—quoted prices are the most reliable valuation inputs, whereas model values that include inputs based on unobservable data are the least reliable. Each fair value measurement must be assigned to a level corresponding to the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety.
The three broad levels of inputs defined by the fair value hierarchy are as follows:
 
Level 1 – inputs to the valuation methodology are quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets.
 
Level 2 – inputs to the valuation methodology include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, and inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the financial instrument.
 
Level 3 – inputs to the valuation methodology are unobservable and significant to the fair value measurement.

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

The table below presents the balances of assets and liabilities measured at fair value as of March 30, 2014, December 31, 2013, and March 31, 2013 on a recurring basis:
 
 
Total
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
March 30, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swap agreements (1)
 
$
(6,657
)
 
$

 
$
(6,657
)
 
$

Interest rate swap agreements (2)
 
(21,132
)
 

 
(21,132
)
 

Net derivative liability
 
$
(27,789
)
 
$

 
$
(27,789
)
 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swap agreements (1)
 
$
(3,916
)
 
$

 
$
(3,916
)
 
$

Interest rate swap agreements (2)
 
$
(22,746
)
 
$

 
$
(22,746
)
 
$

Net derivative liability
 
$
(26,662
)
 
$

 
$
(26,662
)
 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swap agreements (1)
 
$
(23,388
)
 
$

 
$
(23,388
)
 
$

Interest rate swap agreements (2)
 
$
(7,643
)
 
$

 
$
(7,643
)
 
$

Net derivative liability
 
$
(31,031
)
 
$

 
$
(31,031
)
 
$

(1)
Designated as cash flow hedges and are included in “Derivative Liability” on the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
(2)
Not designated as cash flow hedges and are included in "Derivative Liability" on the Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
Fair values of the interest rate swap agreements are determined using significant inputs, including the LIBOR forward curves, that are considered Level 2 observable market inputs. In addition, the Partnership considered the effect of its credit and non-performance risk on the fair values provided, and recognized an adjustment decreasing the net derivative liability by approximately $0.6 million as of March 30, 2014.
The carrying value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and accrued liabilities approximates fair value because of the short maturity of these instruments.
There were no assets measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis at March 30, 2014 or March 31, 2013, except for as described below.
At the end of the third quarter in 2012, the Partnership concluded based on operating results, as well as updated forecasts, and changes in market conditions, that a review of the carrying value of long-lived assets at Wildwater Kingdom was warranted. After performing its review, the Partnership determined that a portion of the park's fixed assets were impaired. Based on Level 3 unobservable valuation assumptions and other market inputs, the assets were marked to a fair value of $19.8 million resulting in an impairment charge of $25.0 million.
The fair value of term debt at March 30, 2014 was approximately $618.9 million based on borrowing rates currently available to the Partnership on long-term debt with similar terms and average maturities. The fair value of the Partnership's notes at March 30, 2014 was approximately $938.6 million based on public trading levels as of that date. The fair value of the term debt was based on Level 2 inputs and the notes were based on Level 1 inputs.


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(8) Earnings per Unit:
Net income per limited partner unit is calculated based on the following unit amounts:
 
 
Three months ended
 
Twelve months ended
 
 
3/30/2014
 
3/31/2013
 
3/30/2014
 
3/31/2013
 
 
(In thousands except per unit amounts)
Basic weighted average units outstanding
 
55,500

 
55,854

 
55,531

 
55,694

Effect of dilutive units:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unit options and restricted unit awards
 

 

 
209

 
63

Phantom units
 

 

 
170

 
299

Diluted weighted average units outstanding
 
55,500

 
55,854

 
55,910

 
56,056

Net income per unit - basic
 
$
(1.51
)
 
$
(1.95
)
 
$
2.41

 
$
1.04

Net income per unit - diluted
 
$
(1.51
)
 
$
(1.95
)
 
$
2.39

 
$
1.04

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The effect of out-of-the-money and/or antidilutive unit options on the three and twelve months ended March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2013, respectively, had they not been out of the money or antidilutive, would have been immaterial in all periods presented.
 
(9) Income and Partnership Taxes:
Under the applicable accounting rules, income taxes are recognized for the amount of taxes payable by the Partnership’s corporate subsidiaries for the current year and for the impact of deferred tax assets and liabilities, which represent future tax consequences of events that have been recognized differently in the financial statements than for tax purposes. The income tax provision (benefit) for interim periods is determined by applying an estimated annual effective tax rate to the quarterly income (loss) of the Partnership’s corporate subsidiaries. In addition to income taxes on its corporate subsidiaries, the Partnership pays a publicly traded partnership tax (PTP tax) on partnership-level gross income (net revenues less cost of food, merchandise and games). As such, the Partnership’s total provision (benefit) for taxes includes amounts for both the PTP tax and for income taxes on its corporate subsidiaries.
As of the first quarter of 2014 the Partnership has recorded $1.1 million of unrecognized tax benefits including interest and/or penalties related to state and local tax filing positions. The Partnership recognizes interest and/or penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits in the income tax provision. The Partnership does not anticipate that the balance of the unrecognized tax benefit will change significantly over the next 12 months.

(10) Contingencies:

The Partnership is a party to a number of lawsuits arising in the normal course of business. In the opinion of management, none of these matters is expected to have a material effect in the aggregate on the Partnership's financial statements.



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(11) Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) by Component:

The following tables reflect the changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) related to limited partners' equity for the three- and twelve-month periods ended March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2013:

 
Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income by Component (1)
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gains and Losses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
on Cash Flow Hedges
 
Foreign Currency Items
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
Balance at December 31, 2013
 
$
(15,013
)
 
$
5

 
$
(15,008
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications, net of tax $413 and ($932), respectively
 
(2,328
)
 
1,621

 
(707
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax ($307) (2)
 
1,678

 

 
1,678

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net other comprehensive income
 
(650
)
 
1,621

 
971

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 30, 2014
 
$
(15,663
)
 
$
1,626

 
$
(14,037
)

(1) All amounts are net of tax. Amounts in parentheses indicate debits.
(2) See Reclassifications Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income table below for reclassification details.

 
Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income by Component (1)
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gains and Losses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
on Cash Flow Hedges
 
Foreign Currency Items
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
Balance at December 31, 2012
 
$
(25,749
)
 
$
(2,751
)
 
$
(28,500
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications, net of tax $326 and ($174), respectively
 
1,940

 
301

 
2,241

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax ($1,229) (2)
 
6,945

 

 
6,945

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net other comprehensive income
 
8,885

 
301

 
9,186

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2013
 
$
(16,864
)
 
$
(2,450
)
 
$
(19,314
)

(1) All amounts are net of tax. Amounts in parentheses indicate debits.
(2) See Reclassifications Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income table below for reclassification details.


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Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income by Component (1)
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gains and Losses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
on Cash Flow Hedges
 
Foreign Currency Items
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
Balance at March 31, 2013
 
$
(16,864
)
 
$
(2,450
)
 
$
(19,314
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications, net of tax $1,144 and ($2,343), respectively
 
(5,514
)
 
4,076

 
(1,438
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax ($1,228) (2)
 
6,715

 

 
6,715

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net other comprehensive income
 
1,201

 
4,076

 
5,277

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 30, 2014
 
$
(15,663
)
 
$
1,626

 
$
(14,037
)

(1) All amounts are net of tax. Amounts in parentheses indicate debits.
(2) See Reclassifications Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income table below for reclassification details.

 
Changes in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income by Component (1)
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gains and Losses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
on Cash Flow Hedges
 
Foreign Currency Items
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
Balance at March 25, 2012
 
$
(25,549
)
 
$
(4,289
)
 
$
(29,838
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications, net of tax ($298) and ($1,058), respectively
 
1,988

 
1,839

 
3,827

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax ($1,445) (2)
 
6,697

 

 
6,697

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net other comprehensive income
 
8,685

 
1,839

 
10,524

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2013
 
$
(16,864
)
 
$
(2,450
)
 
$
(19,314
)

(1) All amounts are net of tax. Amounts in parentheses indicate debits.
(2) See Reclassifications Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income table below for reclassification details.

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Reclassifications Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (1)
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Details about Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income Components
 
Amount Reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
 
Affected Line Item in the Statement Where Net Income is Presented
Gains and losses on cash flow hedges
 
3 months ended 3/30/14
 
3 months ended 3/31/13
 
12 months ended 3/30/14
 
12 months ended 3/31/13
 
 
 
Interest rate contracts
 
$
1,985

 
$
8,174

 
$
7,943

 
$
8,142

 
Net effect of swaps
 
 
 
$
1,985

 
$
8,174

 
$
7,943

 
$
8,142

 
Total before tax
 
 
 
(307
)
 
(1,229
)
 
(1,228
)
 
(1,445
)
 
Benefit for taxes
 
 
 
$
1,678

 
$
6,945

 
$
6,715

 
$
6,697

 
Net of tax

(1) Amounts in parentheses indicate debits.

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(12) Consolidating Financial Information of Guarantors and Issuers:

Cedar Fair, L.P., Canada's Wonderland Company ("Cedar Canada"), and Magnum Management Corporation ("Magnum") are the co-issuers of the Partnership's 9.125% notes and the 5.25% notes (see Note 5). The notes have been fully and unconditionally guaranteed, on a joint and several basis, by each 100% owned subsidiary of Cedar Fair (other than Cedar Canada and Magnum) that guarantees the Partnership's senior secured credit facilities. There are no non-guarantor subsidiaries.

The following consolidating schedules present condensed financial information for Cedar Fair, L.P., Cedar Canada, and Magnum, the co-issuers, and each 100% owned subsidiary of Cedar Fair (other than Cedar Canada and Magnum), the guarantors (on a combined basis), as of March 30, 2014, December 31, 2013, and March 31, 2013 and for the three and twelve month periods ended March 30, 2014 and March 31, 2013. In lieu of providing separate unaudited financial statements for the guarantor subsidiaries, the Partnership has included the accompanying condensed consolidating financial statements.

The Partnership adopted ASU 2013-04, “Obligations Resulting from Joint and Several Liability Arrangements for Which the Total Amount of the Obligation Is Fixed at the Reporting Date" as of January 1, 2014. The debt disclosed on the unaudited balance sheets as of March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013 reflect the adoption of this guidance. For the periods ended December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013, the debt disclosed and related items have been adjusted to reflect only the amounts of debt Cedar Fair, L.P, Cedar Canada, and Magnum have recorded on their books.

In addition to making the retrospective adjustments to the balance sheets related to the adoption of ASU 2013-14, the Unaudited Condensed Consolidating Statements of Cash Flows for the three and twelve month periods ended March 31, 2013 have been revised to correct the presentation of income from investments in affiliates and other intercompany transactions as an adjustment to cash flows from operating activities. We previously reported the following amounts as cash flows from (for) investing activities.
(in thousands)
 
Cedar Fair L.P. (Parent)
 
Co-Issuer Subsidiary (Magnum)
 
Co-Issuer Subsidiary (Cedar Canada)
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Eliminations
 
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investment in joint ventures and affiliates
 
$
65,636

 
$
58,171

 
$
(2,442
)
 
$
32,098

 
$
(153,463
)
 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twelve months ended March 31, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investment in joint ventures and affiliates
 
43,043

 
(49,642
)
 
(2,479
)
 
4,568

 
4,510

 


In addition, the Unaudited Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows for the twelve month period ended March 31, 2013 has been revised to correct the presentation of cash received by a co-issuer subsidiary (Magnum), related to intercompany term debt as cash flows from investing activities. We previously reported an $104.2 million intercompany term debt receipt as cash flows from financing activities.

These revisions had no effect on the Partnership's Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income, Statements of Partner's Equity, or Statements of Cash Flows.

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CEDAR FAIR, L.P.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATING BALANCE SHEET
March 30, 2014
(In thousands)
 
 
Cedar Fair L.P. (Parent)
 
Co-Issuer Subsidiary (Magnum)
 
Co-Issuer Subsidiary (Cedar Canada)
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Eliminations
 
Total
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Assets:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$

 
$
571

 
$
3,524

 
$
4,772

 
$

 
$
8,867

Receivables
 
59

 
96,547

 
76,669

 
530,662

 
(684,307
)
 
19,630

Inventories
 

 
3,794

 
2,841

 
31,629

 

 
38,264

Current deferred tax asset
 

 
22,409

 
800

 
3,444

 

 
26,653

Other current assets
 
325

 
10,578

 
5,589

 
15,891

 
(2,363
)
 
30,020

 
 
384

 
133,899

 
89,423

 
586,398

 
(686,670
)
 
123,434

Property and Equipment (net)
 
455,780

 
8,110

 
240,175

 
829,897

 

 
1,533,962

Investment in Park
 
443,179

 
744,425

 
138,604

 
35,052

 
(1,361,260
)
 

Goodwill
 
9,061

 

 
113,249

 
111,218

 

 
233,528

Other Intangibles, net
 

 

 
16,037

 
22,883

 

 
38,920

Deferred Tax Asset
 

 
30,296

 

 
117

 
(30,413
)
 

Intercompany Receivable
 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Assets
 
12,213

 
22,179

 
6,087

 
2,912

 

 
43,391

 
 
$
920,617

 
$
938,909

 
$
603,575

 
$
1,588,477

 
$
(2,078,343
)
 
$
1,973,235

LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current Liabilities:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Current maturities of long-term debt
 
$
827

 
$
590

 
$
33

 
$

 
$

 
$
1,450

Accounts payable
 
173,364

 
230,516

 
10,818

 
314,637

 
(684,307
)
 
45,028

Deferred revenue
 

 
85

 
4,048

 
66,015

 

 
70,148

Accrued interest
 
2,580

 
1,567

 
5,926

 

 

 
10,073

Accrued taxes
 
4,757

 
849

 

 
3,209

 
(2,363
)
 
6,452

Accrued salaries, wages and benefits
 

 
18,183

 
503

&#