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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 26, 2022
OR
  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 001-39609
Hillman Solutions Corp.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware85-2096734
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
10590 Hamilton Avenue45231
Cincinnati,Ohio
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (513851-4900
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each ClassTrading Symbol(s)Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per shareHLMNThe Nasdaq Stock Market LLC
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      No  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes      No  

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b‑2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):
Large accelerated filer   Accelerated filer 
Non-accelerated filer 
  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
  Smaller reporting company 
Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.   
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes      No  
On May 2, 2022, 194,098,271 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, were outstanding.


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HILLMAN SOLUTIONS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
INDEX
 
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATIONPAGE
Item 1.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Item 5.
Item 6.

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HILLMAN SOLUTIONS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

 March 26,
2022
December 25,
2021
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$19,375 $14,605 
Accounts receivable, net of allowances of $2,813 ($2,891 - 2021)
130,513 107,212 
Inventories, net565,716 533,530 
Other current assets17,396 12,962 
Total current assets733,000 668,309 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $296,866 ($284,069 - 2021)
173,429 174,312 
Goodwill826,055 825,371 
Other intangibles, net of accumulated amortization of $368,562 ($352,695 - 2021)
782,295 794,700 
Operating lease right of use assets79,481 82,269 
Deferred tax assets1,460 1,323 
Other assets24,280 16,638 
Total assets$2,620,000 $2,562,922 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$196,913 $186,126 
Current portion of debt and financing lease liabilities11,750 11,404 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities12,848 13,088 
Accrued expenses:
Salaries and wages15,516 8,606 
Pricing allowances9,823 10,672 
Income and other taxes5,181 4,829 
Interest1,751 1,519 
Other accrued liabilities41,265 41,052 
Total current liabilities295,047 277,296 
Long-term debt932,615 906,531 
Deferred tax liabilities139,886 137,764 
Operating lease liabilities71,691 74,476 
Other non-current liabilities14,387 16,760 
Total liabilities$1,453,626 $1,412,827 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 7)
Stockholders' equity:
Common stock, $0.0001 par, 500,000,000 shares authorized, 194,136,319 issued and 194,048,014 outstanding at March 26, 2022 and 194,083,625 issued and 193,995,320 outstanding at December 25, 2021
20 20 
Additional paid-in capital1,393,428 1,387,410 
Accumulated deficit(212,068)(210,181)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(15,006)(27,154)
Total stockholders' equity1,166,374 1,150,095 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$2,620,000 $2,562,922 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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HILLMAN SOLUTIONS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (Unaudited)
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)


Thirteen Weeks Ended
March 26, 2022
Thirteen Weeks Ended
March 27, 2021
Net sales$363,013 $341,281 
Cost of sales (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below)213,273 201,298 
Selling, general and administrative expenses114,538 103,179 
Depreciation13,254 16,341 
Amortization15,521 14,909 
Management fees to related party 126 
Other (income) expense, net(2,422)(352)
Income (loss) from operations8,849 5,780 
Interest expense, net11,628 19,019 
Interest expense on junior subordinated debentures 3,152 
(Gain) loss on mark-to-market adjustments (673)
Investment income on trust common securities (95)
Income (loss) before income taxes(2,779)(15,623)
Income tax provision (benefit)(892)(6,653)
Net income (loss)$(1,887)$(8,970)
Basic and diluted income (loss) per share$(0.01)$(0.10)
Weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding194,00791,179
Net income (loss) from above$(1,887)$(8,970)
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation adjustments3,735 2,473 
Hedging activity8,413  
Total other comprehensive income (loss) 12,148 2,473 
Comprehensive income (loss)$10,261 $(6,497)

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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HILLMAN SOLUTIONS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(dollars in thousands)
 Thirteen Weeks Ended
March 26, 2022
Thirteen Weeks Ended
March 27, 2021
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss)$(1,887)$(8,970)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization28,775 31,250 
Deferred income taxes1,293 (5,955)
Deferred financing and original issue discount amortization1,299 904 
Stock-based compensation expense6,018 1,741 
Change in fair value of contingent consideration(1,470) 
Other non-cash interest and change in fair value of interest rate swap (673)
Changes in operating items:
Accounts receivable, net(22,304)(15,155)
Inventories, net(29,529)(55,407)
Other assets(3,854)(5,405)
Accounts payable9,910 18,485 
Other accrued liabilities8,169 (6,204)
Net cash used for operating activities(3,580)(45,389)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisition of business, net of cash received(2,500) 
Capital expenditures(12,541)(9,077)
Net cash used for investing activities(15,041)(9,077)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Repayments of senior term loans(2,128)(2,652)
Borrowings on revolving credit loans70,000 62,000 
Repayments of revolving credit loans(43,000)(14,000)
Principal payments under finance lease obligations(259)(227)
Proceeds from exercise of stock options328 1,643 
Cash payments related to hedging activities(467) 
Net cash provided by financing activities24,474 46,764 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash(1,083)94 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents4,770 (7,608)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period14,605 21,520 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period$19,375 $13,912 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
Interest paid on junior subordinated debentures, net$ $3,057 
Interest paid9,681 22,156 
Income taxes paid370 8 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (Unaudited)
(dollars in thousands)


Common Stock
Shares AmountAdditional Paid-in-capitalAccumulated DeficitAccumulated Other Comprehensive LossTotal Stockholders' Equity
Thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022
Balance at December 25, 2021193,995,320 $20 $1,387,410 $(210,181)$(27,154)$1,150,095 
Net income (loss)— — — (1,887)— (1,887)
Stock-based compensation— — 6,018 — — 6,018 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options52,694 —  — —  
Hedging activity— — — — 8,413 8,413 
Change in cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment — — — — 3,735 3,735 
Balance at March 26, 2022194,048,014 $20 $1,393,428 $(212,068)$(15,006)$1,166,374 
Thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021
Balance at December 27, 202090,934,930 $9 $565,815 $(171,849)$(29,388)$364,587 
Net income (loss)— — — (8,970)— (8,970)
Stock-based compensation— — 1,741 — — 1,741 
Proceeds from exercise of stock options268,253 — 1,643 — — 1,643 
Change in cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment — — — — 2,473 2,473 
Balance at March 27, 202191,203,183 $9 $569,199 $(180,819)$(26,915)$361,474 


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.
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1. Basis of Presentation:

The accompanying condensed financial statements include the consolidated accounts of the Hillman Solutions Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively “Hillman” or the “Company”). The accompanying unaudited financial statements include the condensed consolidated accounts of the Company for the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022. Unless the context requires otherwise, references to "Hillman," "we," "us," "our," or "our Company" refer to Hillman Solutions Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.

The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements present information in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial information and the instructions to Form 10-Q and applicable rules of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all information or footnotes required by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. Operating results for the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 do not necessarily indicate the results that may be expected for the full year. For further information, refer to the Consolidated Financial Statements for the year ended December 25, 2021 and notes thereto included in the Form 10-K filed on March 16, 2022 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”).

On July 14, 2021, privately held HMAN Group Holdings Inc. ("Old Hillman"), and Landcadia Holdings III, Inc. (“Landcadia”
and after the business combination described herein, “New Hillman”), a special purpose acquisition company ("SPAC")
consummated the previously announced business combination (the “Closing”) pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and Plan
of Merger, dated as of January 24, 2021 (as amended on March 12, 2021, the "Merger Agreement”) by and among Landcadia,
Helios Sun Merger Sub, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Landcadia (“Merger Sub”), HMAN Group Holdings Inc., a Delaware
corporation (“Hillman Holdco”) and CCMP Sellers’ Representative, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company in its
capacity as the Stockholder Representative thereunder (the “Stockholder Representative”). Pursuant to the terms of the Merger
Agreement, Merger Sub merged with and into Hillman Holdco with Hillman Holdco surviving the merger as a wholly owned
subsidiary of New Hillman, which was renamed “Hillman Solutions Corp.” (the “Merger” and together with the other
transactions contemplated by the Merger Agreement, the “Business Combination”). Unless the context indicates otherwise, the
discussion of the Company and its financial condition and results of operations is with respect to New Hillman following the
closing date and Old Hillman prior to the closing date. See Note 3 - Merger Agreement for more information.

In connection with the closing of the Business Combination on July 14, 2021, Landcadia changed its name from “Landcadia
Holdings III, Inc." to “Hillman Solutions Corp.” and the Company’s common stock and warrants began trading on The Nasdaq
Stock Market under the trading symbols “HLMN” and “HLMNW”, respectively. As of December 25, 2021, the Company exercised and redeemed all outstanding warrants.


2. Summary of Significant Accounting Policies:
The significant accounting policies should be read in conjunction with the significant accounting policies included in the Form 10-K filed on March 16, 2022 with the SEC.
Use of Estimates in the Preparation of Financial Statements:
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the dates of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the reporting periods. Actual results may differ from these estimates.
The extent to which COVID-19 impacts the Company’s business and financial results will depend on numerous evolving factors including, but not limited to: the magnitude and duration of COVID-19, the extent to which it will impact worldwide macroeconomic conditions including interest rates, employment rates and health insurance coverage, the speed of the anticipated recovery, and governmental and business reactions to the pandemic. The Company assessed certain accounting matters that generally require consideration of forecasted financial information in context with the information reasonably available to the Company and the unknown future impacts COVID-19 as of March 26, 2022 and through the date of this
report. The accounting matters assessed included, but were not limited to the carrying value of the goodwill and other long-lived assets. While there was not a material impact to the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements for the
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thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022, the Company’s future assessment of the magnitude and duration of COVID-19, as well as other factors, could result in material impacts to the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in future reporting periods.

Revenue Recognition:

Revenue is recognized when control of goods or services is transferred to our customers, in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. Sales and other taxes the Company collects concurrent with revenue-producing activities are excluded from revenue.
The Company offers a variety of sales incentives to its customers primarily in the form of discounts and rebates. Discounts are
recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements at the date of the related sale. Rebates are based on the revenue to date and
the contractual rebate percentage to be paid. A portion of the cost of the rebate is allocated to each underlying sales transaction.
Discounts and rebates are included in the determination of net sales.

The Company also establishes reserves for customer returns and allowances. The reserve is established based on historical rates
of returns and allowances. The reserve is adjusted quarterly based on actual experience. Returns and allowances are included
in the determination of net sales.

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The following table displays our disaggregated revenue by product category:

Thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022
Hardware and Protective SolutionsRobotics and Digital SolutionsCanadaTotal Revenue
Fastening and Hardware$189,307 $ $33,659 $222,966 
Personal Protective77,108  442 77,550 
Keys and Key Accessories 48,376 674 49,050 
Engraving 13,263 15 13,278 
Resharp 169  169 
Consolidated$266,415 $61,808 $34,790 $363,013 
Thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021
Hardware and Protective SolutionsRobotics and Digital SolutionsCanadaTotal Revenue
Fastening and Hardware$166,602 $ $34,091 $200,693 
Personal Protective84,327  13 84,340 
Keys and Key Accessories 42,094 361 42,455 
Engraving 13,778 8 13,786 
Resharp 7  7 
Consolidated$250,929 $55,879 $34,473 $341,281 


The following table disaggregates our revenue by geographic location:

Thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022
Hardware and Protective SolutionsRobotics and Digital SolutionsCanadaTotal Revenue
United States$261,062 $60,978 $ $322,040 
Canada1,786 830 34,790 37,406 
Mexico3,567   3,567 
Consolidated$266,415 $61,808 $34,790 $363,013 

Thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021
Hardware and Protective SolutionsRobotics and Digital SolutionsCanadaTotal Revenue
United States$246,797 $55,300 $ $302,097 
Canada1,229 579 34,473 36,281 
Mexico2,903   2,903 
Consolidated$250,929 $55,879 $34,473 $341,281 


Our revenue by geography is allocated based on the location of our sales operations. Our Hardware and Protective Solutions segment contains sales of Big Time Products personal protective equipment into Canada. Our Robotics and Digital Solutions segment contains sales of MinuteKey Canada.
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Hardware and Protective Solutions revenues consist primarily of the delivery of fasteners, anchors, specialty fastening products, and personal protective equipment such as gloves and eye-wear, as well as in-store merchandising services for the related product category.

Robotics and Digital Solutions revenues consist primarily of sales of keys and identification tags through self-service key
duplication and engraving kiosks. It also includes our associate-assisted key duplication systems and key accessories.

Canada revenues consist primarily of the delivery to Canadian customers of fasteners and related hardware items, threaded rod, keys, key duplicating systems, accessories, personal protective equipment, and identification items as well as in-store merchandising services for the related product category.

The Company’s performance obligations under its arrangements with customers are providing products, in-store merchandising
services, and access to key duplicating and engraving equipment. Generally, the price of the merchandising services and the
access to the key duplicating and engraving equipment is included in the price of the related products. Control of products is
transferred at the point in time when the customer accepts the goods, which occurs upon delivery of the products. Judgment is
required in determining the time at which to recognize revenue for the in-store services and the access to key duplicating and
engraving equipment. Revenue is recognized for in-store service and access to key duplicating and engraving equipment as the
related products are delivered, which approximates a time-based recognition pattern. Therefore, the entire amount of
consideration related to the sale of products, in-store merchandising services, and access to key duplicating and engraving
equipment is recognized upon the delivery of the products.

The costs to obtain a contract are insignificant, and generally contract terms do not extend beyond one year. Therefore, these
costs are expensed as incurred. Freight and shipping costs and the cost of our in-store merchandising services teams are
recognized in selling, general, and administrative expense when control over products is transferred to the customer.

The Company used the practical expedient regarding the existence of a significant financing component as payments are due in
less than one year after delivery of the products.

3. Merger Agreement:

On July 14, 2021, the Merger between Old Hillman and Landcadia was consummated. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the
closing date of the Merger, the outstanding shares of Old Hillman common stock were converted into 91,220,901 shares of New
Hillman common stock as calculated pursuant to the Merger Agreement.

The Merger was accounted for as a reverse recapitalization, with no goodwill or other intangible assets recorded, in accordance
with GAAP ("Generally Accepted Accounting Principles"). Under this method of accounting, Landcadia is treated as the “acquired” company for financial reporting purposes.

This determination was based primarily on Old Hillman having the ability to appoint a majority of the initial Board of the
combined entity, Old Hillman's senior management comprising the majority of the senior management of the combined
company, and the ongoing operations of Old Hillman comprising the ongoing operations of the combined company.
Accordingly, for accounting purposes, the Merger was treated as the equivalent of New Hillman issuing shares for the net assets
of Landcadia, accompanied by a recapitalization. The net assets of Landcadia were stated at carrying value, with no goodwill or
other intangible assets recorded. The historical statements of the combined entity prior to the Merger are presented as those of
Old Hillman with the exception of the shares and par value of equity recast to reflect the exchange ratio on the Closing Date,
adjusted on a retroactive basis. A summary of the impact of the reverse recapitalization on the cash, cash equivalents and
restricted cash, change in net assets and the change in common shares is included in the tables below.

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Landcadia cash and cash equivalents (1)
$479,602 
PIPE investment proceeds (2)
375,000
Less cash paid to underwriters and other transaction costs, net of tax(3)
(36,140)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents as a result of recapitalization$818,462 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets (1)
132
Accounts payable and other accrued expenses (1)
(81)
Warrant liabilities (1)(4)
(77,190)
Change in net assets as a result of recapitalization $741,323 

The change in number of shares outstanding as a result of the reverse recapitalization is summarized as follows:

Common shares issued to New Hillman Shareholders (5)
91,220,901 
Shares issued to SPAC sponsors and public shareholders (6)
58,672,000 
Common shares issued to PIPE investors (2)
37,500,000 
Common Shares outstanding immediately after the Business Combination187,392,901 

1.These assets and liabilities represent the reported balances as of the Closing Date immediately prior to the Business
Combination. The recapitalization of the assets and liabilities from Landcadia's balance sheet was a non-cash financing
activity.
2.In connection with the Business Combination, Landcadia entered into subscription agreements with certain investors (the “PIPE Investors”), pursuant to which it issued 37,500,000 shares of common stock at $10.00 per share (the “PIPE Shares”) for an aggregate purchase price of $375,000 (the “PIPE Financing”), which closed simultaneously with the consummation of the Business Combination.
3.In connection with the Business Combination, the Company incurred $36,140 of transaction costs, net of tax, consisting of underwriting, legal and other professional fees which were recorded as accumulated deficit as a reduction of proceeds.
4.The warrants acquired in the Merger include (a) redeemable warrants issued by Landcadia and sold as part of the units in the Landcadia IPO (whether they were purchased in the Landcadia IPO or thereafter in the open market), which are exercisable for an aggregate of 16,666,628 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $11.50 per share (the “Public Warrants”) and (b) warrants issued by Landcadia to the sponsors in a private placement simultaneously with the closing of the Landcadia IPO, which are exercisable for an aggregate of 8,000,000 shares of common stock at a purchase price of $11.50 per share (the “Private Placement Warrants”).
5.The Company issued 91,220,901 common shares in exchange for 553,439 Old Hillman common shares resulting in an exchange ratio of 164.83. This exchange ratio was applied to Old Hillman's common shares which further impacted common stock held at par value and additional paid in capital, as well as the calculation of weighted average shares outstanding and loss per common share.
6.The Company issued 50,000,000 shares to the public shareholders and 8,672,000 shares to the SPAC sponsor shareholders at the Closing Date.


4. Recent Accounting Pronouncements:

In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting, which provides optional guidance for a limited time to ease the potential burden in accounting for reference rate reform. The new guidance provides optional expedients and exceptions for applying GAAP to contracts, hedging relationships and other transactions affected by reference rate reform if certain criteria are met. The amendments apply only to contracts and hedging relationships that reference LIBOR or another reference rate expected to be discontinued due to reference rate reform. These amendments are effective immediately and may be applied prospectively to contract modifications made and hedging relationships entered into or evaluated on or before December 31, 2022. The Company is currently evaluating its contracts and the optional expedients provided by the new standard.
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In January 2021, FASB issued ASU 2021-01, Reference Rate Reform, to expand the scope of ASU 2020-04 by allowing an
entity to apply the optional expedients, by stating that a change to the interest rate used for margining, discounting or contract
price alignment for a derivative is not considered to be a change to the critical terms of the hedging relationship that requires
designation. The entity may apply the contract modification relief provided in ASU 2020-04 and continue to account for the
derivative in the same manner that existed prior to the changes resulting from reference rate reform or the discounting
transition. The Company is currently evaluating its contracts and the optional expedients provided by the new standard.

In October 28, 2021, the FASB issued ASU 2021-08, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Accounting for Contract Assets and
Contract Liabilities from Contracts with Customers, which amends ASC 805 to require acquiring entities to apply Topic 606 to
recognize and measure contract assets and contract liabilities in a business combination. Under current GAAP, an acquirer
generally recognizes such items at fair value on the acquisition date. This update is intended to improve the accounting for
acquired revenue contracts with customers in a business combination by addressing diversity in practice and inconsistency
related to 1) the recognition of an acquired contract liability, and 2) payment terms and their effect on subsequent revenue
recognized by the acquirer. The amendment is effective on December 15, 2022. The Company is currently evaluating the
impact provided by the new standard.


5. Acquisitions:

On April 16, 2021, the Company completed its acquisition of Oz Post International, LLC ("OZCO"), a leading manufacturer of superior quality hardware that offers structural fasteners and connectors used for decks, fences and other outdoor structures, for a total purchase price of $39,834. The Company entered into an amendment ("OZCO Amendment") to the term loan credit agreement dated May 31, 2018 (the "2018 Term Loan"), which provided $35,000 of incremental term loan funds to be used to finance the acquisition. OZCO has business operations throughout North America and its financial results reside in the Company's Hardware and Protective Solutions reportable segment.

The following table reconciles the fair value of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities to the preliminary total purchase price of OZCO. The total purchase price is preliminary as the Company is in the process of finalizing certain working capital adjustments.

Accounts receivable$1,341 
Inventory3,435 
Other current assets26 
Property and equipment595
Goodwill9,093 
Customer relationships23,500 
Trade names2,600 
Technology4,000 
Total assets acquired44,590 
Less:
Liabilities assumed(4,756)
Total purchase price$39,834 

Pro forma financial information has not been presented for OZCO as their associated financial results are insignificant to the financial results of the Company on a standalone basis.

On March 7, 2022, the Company completed its acquisition of the Irvine, California-based Monkey Hook, LLC ("Monkey Hook") for a total purchase price of $2,800, which includes $300 in holdback that remains payable to the seller. Monkey Hook products are designed to hang artwork on drywall where no stud is present. Monkey Hook sells its products throughout North America and its financial results reside in the Company's Hardware and Protective Solutions reportable segment. The total purchase price is preliminary as the Company is in the process of finalizing certain working capital adjustments.
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6. Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets:
Goodwill amounts by reportable segment are summarized as follows:
Goodwill at
Acquisitions (1)
Dispositions
Other (2)
Goodwill at
December 25, 2021March 26, 2022
Hardware and Protective Solutions$574,698 $(158)$ $102 $574,642 
Robotics and Digital Solutions220,936    220,936 
Canada29,737   740 30,477 
Total$825,371 $(158)$ $842 $826,055 
 
(1)The amount relates to the Ozco acquisition, see Note 5 - Acquisitions for additional information.
(2)The "Other" change to goodwill relates to adjustments resulting from fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates for the Canada and Mexico reporting units.
Other intangibles, net, as of March 26, 2022 and December 25, 2021 consist of the following: 
Estimated
Useful Life
(Years)
March 26, 2022December 25, 2021
Customer relationships13-20$965,935 $965,054 
Trademarks - IndefiniteIndefinite85,771 85,591 
Trademarks - Other7-1531,387 29,000 
Technology and patents8-1267,764 67,750 
Intangible assets, gross1,150,857 1,147,395 
Less: Accumulated amortization368,562 352,695 
Other intangibles, net$782,295 $794,700 
The amortization expense for intangible assets, including the adjustments resulting from fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates for the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 was $15,521. Amortization expense for the thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021 was $14,909.

The Company tests goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment annually in the fourth quarter. Impairment is also tested when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying values of the assets may be greater than their fair values. During the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 and the thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021, the Company did not identify any triggering events that would result in an impairment analysis outside of the annual assessment.


7. Commitments and Contingencies:

The Company self-insures its general liability including product liability, automotive and workers' compensation losses up to $500 per occurrence. Catastrophic coverage has been purchased from third party insurers for occurrences up to $60,000. The two risk areas involving the most significant accounting estimates are workers' compensation and automotive liability. Actuarial valuations performed by the Company's outside risk insurance expert were used by the Company's management to form the basis for workers' compensation and automotive liability loss reserves. The actuary contemplated the Company's specific loss history, actual claims reported, and industry trends among statistical and other factors to estimate the range of reserves required. Risk insurance reserves are comprised of specific reserves for individual claims and additional amounts expected for development of these claims, as well as for incurred but not yet reported claims. The Company believes that the liability of approximately $2,703 recorded for such risks is adequate as of March 26, 2022.

As of March 26, 2022, the Company has provided certain vendors and insurers letters of credit aggregating to $32,790 related to our product purchases and insurance coverage for product liability, workers’ compensation, and general liability.
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The Company self-insures group health claims up to an annual stop loss limit of $300 per participant. Historical group insurance loss experience forms the basis for the recognition of group health insurance reserves. Provisions for losses expected under these programs are recorded based on an analysis of historical insurance claim data and certain actuarial assumptions. The Company believes that the liability of approximately $2,526 recorded for such risks is adequate as of March 26, 2022.
The Company imports large quantities of fastener products which are subject to customs requirements and to tariffs and quotas set by governments through mutual agreements and bilateral actions. The Company could be subject to the assessment of additional duties and interest if it or its suppliers fail to comply with customs regulations or similar laws. The U.S. Department of Commerce has received requests from petitioners to conduct administrative reviews of compliance with anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty laws for certain nail products sourced from Asian countries. The Company sourced products under review from vendors in China and Taiwan during the periods selected for review. The Company accrues for the duty expense once it is determined to be probable and the amount can be reasonably estimated.
On June 1, 2021, Hy-Ko Products Company LLC ("Hy-Ko"), a manufacturer of key duplication machines, filed a complaint for patent infringement against Hillman in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Marshall Division). The case was assigned Civil Action No. 2:21-cv-0197. Hy-Ko's complaint alleges that Hillman's KeyKrafter and PKOR key duplication machines infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 9,656,332, 9,682,432, 9,687,920, and 10,421,113, which are assigned to Hy-Ko, and seeks damages and injunctive relief against Hillman. Hy-Ko's complaint additionally contains allegations of unfair competition under the Federal Lanham Act and conversion/receipt of stolen property, as well as a cause of action for "replevin" for return of stolen property.
On August 2, 2021, Hy-Ko filed an Amended Complaint which did not deviate substantially from the initial Complaint. Hillman responded on August 16, 2021, by filing a Motion to Dismiss the conversion and replevin claims because they are barred by the statute of limitations. In its Motion to Dismiss, Hillman also requested that the Court strike numerous paragraphs of Hy-Ko's Amended Complaint that, on their face, have nothing to do with Hy-Ko's patent infringement, unfair competition, or conversion and replevin claims. Hillman also requested that the Court order Hy-Ko to provide a more definite statement regarding its unfair competition claim. Briefing on Hillman's Motion to Dismiss was completed on September 14, 2021. On January 14, 2022, the Court denied Hillman’s motion. Hillman filed an answer with counterclaims (for declaratory judgment and for breach of a prior settlement agreement) on February 1, 2022 and Hy-Ko responded to that pleading on February 22, 2022.
The Court held a claim construction hearing on February 17, 2022. On March 10, 2022, the Court issued its claim construction order, and on March 24, 2022, Hillman filed objections to certain aspects of the claim construction order. On April 11, 2022, Hy-Ko filed a notice withdrawing certain claims from its infringement contentions. Discovery in the matter is ongoing, and the discovery deadline is July 6, 2022. Trial has been set for October 3, 2022.
Management and legal counsel for Hillman are still investigating this recent suit but are initially of the opinion that Hy-Ko's claims are without merit and Hillman intends to vigorously defend the claims. Hillman is unable to estimate the possible loss or range of loss at this early stage in the case.

8. Related Party Transactions:
The Company has recorded aggregate management fee charges and expenses from CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and Oak Hill Funds of $126 for the thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021. Subsequent to the Business Combination on July 14, 2021, the Company is no longer being charged management fees. See Note 3 - Merger Agreement for additional details on the Business Combination. Two members of our Board of Directors, Rich Zannino and Joe Scharfenberger, are partners at CCMP. Another director, Teresa Gendron, is the CFO of Jefferies.

At the Closing, Hillman, the Sponsors, CCMP Investors and the Oak Hill Investors entered into the A&R Registration Rights
Agreement, pursuant to which, among other things, the parties to the A&R Registration Rights Agreement agreed not to effect
any sale or distribution of any equity securities of Hillman held by any of them during the lock-up period described therein and
were granted certain registration rights with respect to their respective shares of Hillman common stock, in each case, on the
terms and subject to the conditions therein.

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9. Income Taxes:

Accounting Standards Codification 740 (“ASC 740”) requires companies to apply their estimated annual effective tax rate on a year-to-date basis in each interim period. These rates are derived, in part, from expected annual pre-tax income or loss. In the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 and the thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021, the Company applied an estimated annual effective tax rate based on expected annual pre-tax income to the interim period pre-tax loss to calculate the income tax benefit.

For the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022, the effective income tax rate was 32.1%. The Company recorded an income tax benefit for the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 of $892. The effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 was the result of non-deductible stock compensation, an estimated increase in GILTI from the Company's Canadian operations, and state and foreign income taxes.

For the thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021, the effective income tax rate was 42.6%. The Company recorded an income tax benefit for the thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021 of $6,653. The effective tax rate for the thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021 was primarily due to non-deductible stock compensation, and state and foreign income taxes.


10. Long-Term Debt:

The following table summarizes the Company’s debt:
March 26, 2022December 25, 2021
Revolving loans$120,000 $93,000 
Senior term loan, due 2028848,873 851,000 
Finance leases2,268 1,782 
971,141 945,782 
Unamortized discount on Senior term loan(5,715)(5,948)
Current portion of long-term debt and financing lease liabilities(11,750)(11,404)
Deferred financing fees (21,061)(21,899)
Total long-term debt, net$932,615 $906,531 

As of March 26, 2022, the ABL Revolver had an outstanding amount of $120,000 and outstanding letters of credit of $32,790. The Company has $97,210 of available borrowings under the revolving credit facility as a source of liquidity as of March 26, 2022.


11. Leases:

Lessee

The Company determines if a contract is or contains a lease at inception or modification of a contract. A contract is or contains
a lease if the contract conveys the right to control the use of an identified asset for a period in exchange for consideration.
Control over the use of the identified asset means the lessee has both 1) the right to obtain substantially all of the economic
benefits from the use of the asset and 2) the right to direct the use of the asset. The Company leases certain distribution center
locations, vehicles, forklifts, computer equipment, and its corporate headquarters with expiration dates through 2032. Certain
lease arrangements include escalating rent payments and options to extend the lease term. Expected lease terms include these
options to extend or terminate the lease when it is reasonably certain the Company will exercise the option. The Company's
leasing arrangements do not contain material residual value guarantees, nor material restrictive covenants.

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The components of operating and finance lease costs for the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 and thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021 were as follows:
Thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022Thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021
Operating lease costs$4,994 $5,094 
Short term lease costs1,657 887 
Variable lease costs522 303 
Finance lease costs:
Amortization of right of use assets265 215 
Interest on lease liabilities26 34 


Rent expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the expected lease term. Rent expense totaled $7,173 in the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 and $6,284 in the thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021. Rent expense includes operating lease costs as well as expenses for non-lease components such as common area maintenance, real estate taxes, real estate insurance, variable costs related to our leased vehicles and also short-term rental expenses.

The implicit rate is not determinable in most of the Company’s leases, as such management uses the Company’s incremental
borrowing rate based on the information available at commencement date in determining the present value of future payments.
The weighted average remaining lease terms and discount rates for all of our operating leases were as follows as of March 26, 2022 and December 25, 2021:

March 26, 2022December 25, 2021
Operating LeasesFinance LeasesOperating LeasesFinance Leases
Weighted average remaining lease term6.442.536.602.60
Weighted average discount rate7.89%4.59%7.88%5.59%


Supplemental balance sheet information related to the Company's finance leases was as follows as of March 26, 2022 and December 25, 2021:
March 26, 2022December 25, 2021
Finance lease assets, net, included in property plant and equipment$1,828 $1,768 
Current portion of long-term debt1,163 767 
Long-term debt, less current portion1,105 1,015 
Total principal payable on finance leases$2,268 $1,782 

Supplemental cash flow information related to the Company's operating leases was as follows for the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 and thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021:

Thirteen Weeks Ended
March 26, 2022
Thirteen Weeks Ended
March 27, 2021
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:
Operating cash outflow from operating leases$4,844 $4,907 
Operating cash outflow from finance leases27 35 
Financing cash outflow from finance leases259 227 

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As of March 26, 2022, our future minimum rental commitments are immaterial for lease agreements beginning after the current reporting period. Maturities of our lease liabilities for all operating and finance leases are as follows as of March 26, 2022:
Operating LeasesFinance Leases
Less than one year $18,818 $1,079 
1 to 2 years 16,854 822 
2 to 3 years 15,980 356 
3 to 4 years15,147 99 
4 to 5 years14,353 19 
After 5 years 26,472  
Total future minimum rental commitments107,624 2,375 
Less - amounts representing interest(23,085)(107)
Present value of lease liabilities$84,539 $2,268 

In late 2022, the Company will have an additional operating lease for a new property located in Shannon, Georgia for the purposes of office, warehouse, and distribution. Occupancy has not yet commenced. The estimated future minimum rental commitments are approximately $26,721.

Lessor

The Company has certain arrangements for key duplication equipment under which we are the lessor. These leases meet the criteria for operating lease classification. Lease income associated with these leases is not material.


12. Equity and Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income:

Common Stock

The Hillman Solutions Corp. has one class of common stock.

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

The following is detail of the changes in the Company's accumulated other comprehensive loss from December 26, 2020 to March 26, 2022, including the effect of significant reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (net of tax):
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
Balance at December 26, 2020$(29,388)
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications1,849 
Amounts reclassified from other comprehensive income385 
Net current period other comprehensive income 1
2,234 
Balance at December 25, 2021(27,154)
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications11,913 
Amounts reclassified from other comprehensive income 2
235 
Net current period other comprehensive income12,148 
Balance at March 26, 2022$(15,006)

1.During the year ended December 25, 2021, the Company obtained and amended its interest rate swap agreements to
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hedge against effective cash flows (i.e. interest payments) on floating-rate debt associated with the Company's new Term Credit Agreement. In accordance with ASC 815, derivatives designated and that qualify as cash flow hedges of interest rate risk record the associated gain or loss within other comprehensive income. For the year ended December 25, 2021, the Company deferred a gain of $2,982, reclassified a loss of $385 and a net of tax of $850 into other comprehensive income due to hedging activities. The amounts reclassified out of other comprehensive income were recorded as interest expense. See Note 15 - Derivatives and Hedging for additional information on the interest rate swaps.
2.During the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022, the Company deferred a gain of $11,012, reclassified a loss of $235 net of tax of $2,834 into other comprehensive income due to hedging activities. The amounts reclassified out of other comprehensive income were recorded as interest expense. See Note 15 - Derivatives and Hedging for additional information on the interest rate swaps.


13. Stock Based Compensation:

2014 Equity Incentive Plan

Following the Merger and in connection with the Business Combination described in Note 3 - Merger Agreement, Landcadia Holdings III, Inc. (“Landcadia”) became the direct parent company of Old Hillman and was renamed Hillman Solutions Corp. (“New Hillman”). Shares of Class A common stock of New Hillman (“New Hillman Shares”) are publicly traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Consequently, the outstanding stock options issued under the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan (the “Prior Plan”) prior to the Merger were converted and modified to purchase New Hillman Shares.

At the Closing, each outstanding option to acquire common stock of Hillman Holdco (a “Hillman Holdco Option”), whether vested or unvested, was assumed by New Hillman and converted into an option to purchase common stock of New Hillman (“New Hillman Option”) with substantially the same terms and conditions (including expiration date and exercise provisions) as applicable to the Hillman Holdco Option immediately prior to the Closing, except both the number of shares and the exercise price were modified using the conversion ratio at Closing. Each New Hillman Option is generally subject to the same vesting conditions as the Hillman Holdco Option from which it was converted, except that the performance-based vesting conditions of any Hillman Holdco Option granted prior to 2021 were adjusted such that the performance-based portion of the associated New Hillman Option will vest upon certain pre-established stock price hurdles. For all time based options and performance options granted during 2021, the change in fair value was immaterial and as such no additional compensation cost was recognized. For the performance options granted prior, the modification of the vesting criteria resulted in $11,542 of additional compensation expense, $8,228 of which was recognized in 2021 and $3,254 of which was recognized in the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022.

At the Closing, (i) each share of unvested restricted Hillman Holdco common stock was cancelled and converted into the right to receive a number of shares of New Hillman restricted stock equal to the Closing Stock Per Restricted Share Amount (as defined in the Merger Agreement) with substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable to the related share of Hillman Holdco restricted stock immediately prior to the Closing (including with respect to vesting and termination-related provisions), and (ii) each Hillman Holdco restricted stock unit was assumed by New Hillman and converted into a New Hillman restricted stock unit award with substantially the same terms and conditions as were applicable to such Hillman Holdco restricted stock unit immediately prior to the Closing (including with respect to vesting and termination-related provisions).

Upon closing, the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan may grant options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, and other stock-based awards for up to an aggregate of 14,523,510 shares of its common stock.

Stock Options
The fair value of stock options is determined at the grant date using the Black-Scholes option pricing model. The time-based stock option awards generally vest evenly over four years from the grant date and performance-based options vest based on specified targets such as Company performance and Company stock price hurdles.

Restricted Stock
The Company granted restricted stock at the grant date fair value of the underlying common stock securities. The restrictions lapse in one quarter increments on each of the three anniversaries of the award date, and one quarter on the completion of the relocation of the recipient to the Cincinnati area or earlier in the event of a change in control. The associated expense is recognized over the service period.
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Restricted Stock Units
The restricted stock units ("RSUs") granted to employees for service generally vest after three years, subject to continued employment. The RSUs granted to non-employee directors generally vest in full on the first anniversary of the grant date.

The 2014 Equity Incentive Plan had stock compensation expense of $5,756 and $1,741 recognized in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 and for the thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021, respectively.

2021 Equity Incentive Plan

Effective July 14, 2021, the Company established the 2021 Equity Incentive Plan. Under the 2021 Equity Incentive Plan (the “2021 Plan”), the maximum number of shares of common stock that may be delivered in satisfaction of awards under the 2021 Plan as of the Effective Date is (i) 7,150,814 shares, plus (ii) the number of shares of stock underlying awards under the 2014 Equity Incentive Plan that on or after the Effective Date expire or become unexercisable, or are forfeited, cancelled or otherwise terminated, in each case, without delivery of shares or cash therefore, and would have become available again for grant under the Prior Plan in accordance with its terms (not to exceed 14,523,510 shares of common stock in the aggregate).

Restricted Stock Units
The RSUs granted to employees for service generally vest after three years, subject to continued employment. The RSUs granted to non-employee directors generally vest in full on the first anniversary of the grant date.

The 2021 Equity Incentive Plan had stock compensation expense of $262 recognized in the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) for the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022.


14. Earnings Per Share:

Basic earnings per share is computed based on the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period. Diluted earnings per share include the dilutive effect of stock options, restricted stock awards and units, and warrants. The following is a reconciliation of the basic and diluted earnings per share ("EPS") computations for both the numerator and denominator (in thousands, except per share data):

Thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022
Earnings
(Numerator)
Shares
(Denominator)
Per Share
Amount
Net loss$(1,887)194,007 $(0.01)
Dilutive effect of stock options and awards—  — 
Net loss per diluted common share$(1,887)194,007 $(0.01)

Thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021
Earnings
(Numerator)
Shares
(Denominator)
Per Share
Amount
Net loss$(8,970)91,179 $(0.10)
Dilutive effect of stock options and awards—  — 
Net loss per diluted common share$(8,970)91,179 $(0.10)
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Stock options and awards outstanding totaling 2,113,883 and 2,923,458 were excluded from the computation for the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 and the thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021, respectively, as they would have had an antidilutive effect under the treasury stock method.



15. Derivatives and Hedging:
FASB ASC 815, Derivatives and Hedging ("ASC 815"), provides the disclosure requirements for derivatives and hedging activities with the intent to provide users of financial statements with an enhanced understanding of: (a) how and why an entity uses derivative instruments, (b) how the entity accounts for derivative instruments and related hedged items, and (c) how derivative instruments and related hedged items affect an entity's financial position, financial performance, and cash flows. Further, qualitative disclosures are required that explain the Company's objectives and strategies for using derivatives, as well as quantitative disclosures about the fair value of and gains and losses on derivative instruments.

The Company uses derivative financial instruments to manage its exposures to (1) interest rate fluctuations on its floating rate
senior term loan and (2) fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates. The Company measures those instruments at fair value and recognizes changes in the fair value of derivatives in earnings in the period of change, unless the derivative qualifies as an effective hedge that offsets certain exposures.
The Company does not enter into derivative transactions for speculative purposes and, therefore, holds no derivative instruments for trading purposes.
Interest Rate Swap Agreements
On January 8, 2018, the Company entered into a forward Interest Rate Swap Agreement ("2018 Swap 1") with three-year terms for a notional amount of $90,000. The forward start date of the 2018 Swap 1 was September 30, 2018 and the termination date was June 30, 2021. The 2018 Swap 1 has a determined interest rate of 2.3%. The 2018 Swap 1 was terminated on June 30, 2021. In accordance with ASC 815, the 2018 Swap 1 was not designated as a cash flow hedge and therefore changes in fair value were recorded in (Gain) loss on mark-to-market adjustments on the Company's Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss).
On November 8, 2018, the Company entered into another new forward Interest Rate Swap Agreement ("2018 Swap 2") for $60,000 notional amount. The forward start date of the 2018 Swap 2 was November 30, 2018 and the termination date is November 30, 2022. The 2018 Swap 2 has a pay fixed interest rate of 3.1%. The 2018 Swap 2 was effectively terminated on July 16, 2021 in connection with the Merger as described in Note 3 - Merger Agreement. In accordance with ASC 815, the 2018 Swap 2 was not designated as a cash flow hedge and therefore changes in fair value were recorded in (Gain) loss on mark-to-market adjustments on the Company's Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss).
On July 9, 2021, the Company entered into an interest swap agreement ("2021 Swap 1") for a notional amount of $144,000. The forward start date of the 2021 Swap 1 was July 30, 2021 and the termination date is July 31, 2024. The 2021 Swap 1 has a determined pay fixed interest rate of 0.75%. In accordance with ASC 815, the Company determined the 2021 Swap 1 constituted an effective cash flow hedge and therefore changes in fair value are recorded within other comprehensive income within the Company's Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss) and the deferred gains or losses are reclassified out of Other comprehensive income into interest expense in the same period during which the hedged transactions affect earnings.
On July 9, 2021, the Company entered into an interest swap agreement ("2021 Swap 2") for a notional amount of $216,000. The forward start date of the 2021 Swap 2 was July 30, 2021 and the termination date is July 31, 2024. The 2021 Swap 2 has a determined pay fixed interest rate of 0.76%. In accordance with ASC 815, the Company determined the 2021 Swap 2 constituted an effective cash flow hedge and therefore changes in fair value are recorded within other comprehensive income within the Company's Statement of Comprehensive Income (Loss) and the deferred gains or losses are reclassified out of Other comprehensive income into interest expense in the same period during which the hedged transactions affect earnings.
On July 16, 2021, the Company modified its original 2018 Swap 2 derivative instrument ("2021 Swap 3") for a notional amount of $60,000. The forward start date of the 2021 Swap 3 was July 30, 2021 and the termination date is November 30, 2022. The 2021 Swap 3 has a determined pay fixed interest rate of 3.63%. In accordance with ASC 815, the Company determined the 2021 Swap 3 constituted an effective cash flow hedge and therefore changes in fair value are recorded within accumulated other
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comprehensive loss within the Company's Consolidated Balance Sheets and the deferred gains or losses are reclassified out of other comprehensive income into interest expense in the same period during which the hedged transactions affect earnings. Due to an other-than-insignificant financing element from the modification, the swap entered into during 2021 is considered a hybrid instrument, with a financing component treated as a debt instrument with an embedded at-market derivative. Within the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, the financing components are carried at amortized cost and the embedded at-market derivatives are carried at fair value.
The following table summarizes the Company's derivatives financial instruments:
Asset DerivativesLiability Derivatives
As of
March 26, 2022
As of
December 25, 2021
As of
March 26, 2022
As of
December 25, 2021
Balance Sheet
Location
Fair ValueFair ValueBalance Sheet
Location
Fair ValueFair Value
Derivatives designated as hedging instruments:
2021 Swap 1Other current/other non-current assets$5,707 $1,513 Other accrued expenses$ $(170)
2021 Swap 2Other current/other non-current assets8,530 2,250 Other accrued expenses (270)
2021 Swap 3Other current/other non-current assets383 59 Other accrued expenses/other non-current liabilities(1,402)(1,880)
Total hedging instruments$14,620 $3,822 $(1,402)$(2,320)
Additional information with respect to the fair value of derivative instruments is included in Note 16 - Fair Value Measurements.

16. Fair Value Measurements:

The Company uses the accounting guidance that applies to all assets and liabilities that are being measured and reported on a fair value basis. The guidance defines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The guidance also establishes a fair value hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. Assets and liabilities carried at fair value are classified and disclosed in one of the following three categories:
Level 1: Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2: Observable market-based inputs or unobservable inputs that are corroborated by market data.
Level 3: Unobservable inputs reflecting the reporting entity’s own assumptions.
The accounting guidance establishes a hierarchy which requires an entity to maximize the use of quoted market prices and
minimize the use of unobservable inputs. An asset or liability's level is based on the lowest level of input that is significant to
the fair value measurement.
The following tables set forth the Company’s financial assets and liabilities that were measured at fair value on a recurring basis during the period, by level, within the fair value hierarchy:
 
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 As of March 26, 2022
 Level 1Level 2Level 3Total
Trading securities$1,472 $ $ $1,472 
Interest rate swaps 13,218  13,218 
Contingent consideration payable  (10,839)(10,839)
 As of December 25, 2021
 Level 1Level 2Level 3Total
Trading securities$1,686 $ $ $1,686 
Interest rate swaps 1,502  1,502 
Contingent consideration payable  (12,347)(12,347)

Trading securities are valued using quoted prices on an active exchange. Trading securities represent assets held in a Rabbi Trust to fund deferred compensation liabilities and are included as Other assets on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

The Company utilizes interest rate swap contracts to manage our targeted mix of fixed and floating rate debt, and these contracts are valued using observable benchmark rates at commonly quoted intervals for the full term of the swap contracts. As of March 26, 2022 and December 25, 2021, the Company's interest rate swaps were recorded on the accompanying Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets in accordance with ASC 815.

The contingent consideration represents future potential earn-out payments related to the Resharp acquisition in fiscal 2019 and the Instafob acquisition in the first quarter of 2020. The estimated fair value of the contingent earn-outs was determined using a Monte Carlo analysis examining the frequency and mean value of the resulting earn-out payments. The resulting value captures the risk associated with the form of the payout structure. The risk neutral method is applied, resulting in a value that captures the risk associated with the form of the payout structure and the projection risk. The carrying amount of the liability may fluctuate significantly and actual amounts paid may be materially different from the estimated value of the liability. As of March 26, 2022, the total contingent consideration was recorded as $593 in other accrued expenses and $10,246 in other non-current liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets, in addition to $38 in payments made during the quarter. As of December 25, 2021, the total contingent consideration was recorded as $476 in other accrued expenses and $11,871 in other non-current liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets in addition to $36 of payments made during the year. As of March 26, 2022, compared to December 25, 2021, the Company recorded a $1,139 and $331 decrease in the Resharp and Instafob contingent consideration liability, respectively. The total $1,470 gain on the revaluation was determined by using a simulation model of the Monte Carlo analysis that included updated projections applicable to the liability as of March 26, 2022 compared to the prior valuation period and was recorded within other income in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss).
Cash, accounts receivable, short-term borrowings and accounts payable are reflected in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at book value, which approximates fair value, due to the short-term nature of these instruments. The carrying amount of the long-term debt under the revolving credit facility approximates the fair value at March 26, 2022 and December 25, 2021 as the interest rate is variable and approximates current market rates. The Company also believes the carrying amount of the long-term debt under the senior term loan approximates the fair value at March 26, 2022 and December 25, 2021 because, while subject to a minimum LIBOR floor rate, the interest rate approximates current market rates of debt with similar terms and comparable credit risk.

Additional information with respect to the derivative instruments is included in Note 15 - Derivatives and Hedging.


17. Segment Reporting:

The Company’s segment reporting structure uses the Company’s management reporting structure as the foundation for how the Company manages its business. The Company periodically evaluates its segment reporting structure in accordance with ASC 350-20-55 and has concluded that it has three reportable segments as of March 26, 2022: Hardware and Protective Solutions, Robotics and Digital Solutions, and Canada. The Company evaluates the performance of its segments based on revenue and
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income (loss) from operations, and does not include segment assets nor non-operating income/expense items for management reporting purposes.

The table below presents revenues and income (loss) from operations for our reportable segments for the thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022 and thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021.

 
Thirteen weeks ended March 26, 2022Thirteen weeks ended March 27, 2021
Revenues
Hardware and Protective Solutions$266,415 $250,929 
Robotics and Digital Solutions61,808 55,879 
Canada34,790 34,473 
Total revenues$363,013 $341,281 
Segment income (loss) from operations
Hardware and Protective Solutions$(2,396)$6,050 
Robotics and Digital Solutions