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PPC Pilgrim`s Pride

Filed: 28 Jul 21, 8:00pm

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 27, 2021
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 1-9273
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PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware75-1285071
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
1770 Promontory Circle80634-9038
GreeleyCO
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (970) 506-8000
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of Exchange on which Registered
Common Stock, Par Value $0.01PPCThe 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  ý    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files).    Yes  ý    No  ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a 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.
Large Accelerated FilerýAccelerated Filer 
Non-accelerated FilerSmaller 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  ý
Number of shares outstanding of the issuer’s common stock, $0.01 par value per share, as of July 28, 2021, was 243,675,522.





INDEX


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PART I.     FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1.     CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
 (In thousands)
Cash and cash equivalents$391,805 $547,624 
Restricted cash and cash equivalents98,212 782 
Trade accounts and other receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts866,476 741,992 
Accounts receivable from related parties868 1,084 
Inventories1,530,014 1,358,793 
Income taxes receivable51,351 69,397 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets190,574 183,039 
Total current assets3,129,300 2,902,711 
Deferred tax assets5,494 5,471 
Other long-lived assets26,837 24,780 
Operating lease assets, net295,391 288,886 
Identified intangible assets, net589,536 589,913 
Goodwill1,024,900 1,005,245 
Property, plant and equipment, net2,677,387 2,657,491 
Total assets$7,748,845 $7,474,497 
Accounts payable$1,092,164 $1,028,710 
Accounts payable to related parties8,595 9,650 
Revenue contract liabilities36,275 65,918 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities1,051,546 807,847 
Income taxes payable30,681 
Current maturities of long-term debt25,453 25,455 
Total current liabilities2,244,714 1,937,580 
Noncurrent operating lease liability, less current maturities221,345 217,432 
Long-term debt, less current maturities2,270,298 2,255,546 
Deferred tax liabilities318,159 339,831 
Other long-term liabilities99,817 148,761 
Total liabilities5,154,333 4,899,150 
Common stock2,614 2,612 
Treasury stock(345,134)(345,134)
Additional paid-in capital1,959,558 1,954,334 
Retained earnings906,090 972,569 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)59,354 (20,620)
Total Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation stockholders’ equity2,582,482 2,563,761 
Noncontrolling interest12,030 11,586 
Total stockholders’ equity2,594,512 2,575,347 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$7,748,845 $7,474,497 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 June 27, 2021June 28, 2020June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
 (in thousands, except per share data)
Net sales$3,637,698 $2,824,023 $6,911,123 $5,898,951 
Cost of sales3,257,457 2,704,164 6,269,639 5,601,993 
Gross profit380,241 119,859 641,484 296,958 
Selling, general and administrative expense503,372 92,570 606,151 185,283 
Operating income (loss)(123,131)27,289 35,333 111,675 
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest50,651 32,323 80,985 65,011 
Interest income(842)(1,158)(3,208)(2,848)
Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)4,145 5,525 6,659 (12,860)
Miscellaneous, net(770)(45)(8,614)(34,233)
Income (loss) before income taxes(176,315)(9,356)(40,489)96,605 
Income tax expense (benefit)(9,812)(2,956)25,546 35,556 
Net income (loss)(166,503)(6,400)(66,035)61,049 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests184 (364)444 (183)
Net income (loss) attributable to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation$(166,687)$(6,036)$(66,479)$61,232 
Weighted average shares of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation common stock outstanding:
Basic243,675 246,687 243,627 248,017 
Effect of dilutive common stock equivalents291 
Diluted243,675 246,687 243,627 248,308 
Net income (loss) attributable to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation per share of common stock outstanding:
Basic$(0.68)$(0.02)$(0.27)$0.25 
Diluted$(0.68)$(0.02)$(0.27)$0.25 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.


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PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
(Unaudited)
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
(In thousands)
Net income (loss)$(166,503)$(6,400)$(66,035)$61,049 
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Foreign currency translation adjustment:
Gains (losses) arising during the period15,847 (18,782)49,138 (115,547)
Derivative financial instruments designated as cash flow hedges:
Gains (losses) arising during the period741 (2,147)2,209 1,901 
Income tax effect25 32 
Reclassification to net earnings for losses (gains) realized(1,080)(162)(1,248)580 
Income tax effect(40)(72)
Available-for-sale securities:
Gains arising during the period14 
Income tax effect(1)(4)
Reclassification to net earnings for gains realized(12)(12)
Income tax effect
Defined benefit plans:
Gains (losses) arising during the period9,876 (34,151)39,103 (44,961)
Income tax effect(3,588)6,459 (9,918)9,164 
Reclassification to net earnings of losses realized384 375 955 751 
Income tax effect(90)(94)(225)(187)
Total other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax22,075 (48,510)79,974 (148,298)
Comprehensive income (loss)(144,428)(54,910)13,939 (87,249)
Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests184 (364)444 (183)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation$(144,612)$(54,546)$13,495 $(87,066)
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
(Unaudited)
Six Months Ended June 27, 2021Common StockTreasury StockAdditional
Paid-in
Capital
Retained EarningsAccumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
Noncontrolling
Interest
Total
SharesAmountSharesAmount
(In thousands)
Balance at December 27, 2020261,185 $2,612 (17,673)$(345,134)$1,954,334 $972,569 $(20,620)$11,586 $2,575,347 
Net loss— — — — — (66,479)— 444 (66,035)
Other comprehensive income, net of tax— — — — — — 79,974 — 79,974 
Stock-based compensation plans:
Common stock issued under compensation plans162 — — (2)— — — 
Requisite service period recognition— — — — 5,226 — — — 5,226 
Balance at June 27, 2021261,347 $2,614 (17,673)$(345,134)$1,959,558 $906,090 $59,354 $12,030 $2,594,512 
Three Months Ended June 27, 2021Common StockTreasury StockAdditional
Paid-in
Capital
Retained EarningsAccumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
Noncontrolling
Interest
Total
SharesAmountSharesAmount
(In thousands)
Balance at March 28, 2021261,338 $2,613 (17,673)$(345,134)$1,956,375 $1,072,777 $37,279 $11,846 $2,735,756 
Net loss— — — — — (166,687)— 184 (166,503)
Other comprehensive income, net of tax— — — — — — 22,075 — 22,075 
Stock-based compensation plans:
Common stock issued under compensation plans— — (1)— — — 
Requisite service period recognition— — — — 3,184 — — — 3,184 
Balance at June 27, 2021261,347 $2,614 (17,673)$(345,134)$1,959,558 $906,090 $59,354 $12,030 $2,594,512 

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Six Months Ended June 28, 2020Common StockTreasury StockAdditional
Paid-in
Capital
Retained EarningsAccumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
Noncontrolling
Interest
Total
SharesAmountSharesAmount
(In thousands)
Balance at December 29, 2019261,119 $2,611 (11,547)$(234,892)$1,955,261 $877,812 $(75,129)$10,397 $2,536,060 
Net income— — — — — 61,232 — (183)61,049 
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax— — — — — — (148,298)— (148,298)
Stock-based compensation plans:
Common stock issued under compensation plans66 — — (1)— — — 
Requisite service period recognition— — — — 3,467 — — — 3,467 
Common stock purchased under share repurchase program— — (4,121)(77,879)— — — — (77,879)
Balance at June 28, 2020261,185 $2,612 (15,668)$(312,771)$1,958,727 $939,044 $(223,427)$10,214 $2,374,399 
Three Months Ended June 28, 2020Common StockTreasury StockAdditional
Paid-in
Capital
Retained EarningsAccumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
Noncontrolling
Interest
Total
SharesAmountSharesAmount
(In thousands)
Balance at March 29, 2020261,185 $2,612 (13,013)$(262,798)$1,955,936 $945,080 $(174,917)$10,578 $2,476,491 
Net loss— — — — — (6,036)— (364)(6,400)
Other comprehensive loss, net of tax— — — — — — (48,510)— (48,510)
Stock-based compensation plans:
Common stock issued under compensation plans— — — — — — — — — 
Requisite service period recognition— — — — 2,791 — — — 2,791 
Common stock purchased under share repurchase program— — (2,655)(49,973)— — — — (49,973)
Balance at June 28, 2020261,185 $2,612 (15,668)$(312,771)$1,958,727 $939,044 $(223,427)$10,214 $2,374,399 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
Six Months Ended
 June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
 (In thousands)
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss)$(66,035)$61,049 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization182,260 164,376 
Deferred income tax expense (benefit)(32,809)25,255 
Loss on early extinguishment of debt recognized as a component of interest expense24,254 
Stock-based compensation5,168 3,467 
Gain on property disposals(5,057)(1,587)
Loan cost amortization2,279 2,422 
Accretion of discount related to Senior Notes675 491 
Amortization of premium related to Senior Notes(167)(334)
Loss (gain) on equity-method investments(8)304 
Negative adjustment to previously recognized gain on bargain purchase1,740 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Trade accounts and other receivables(117,610)29,920 
Inventories(173,947)16,350 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets(6,027)(22,072)
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities266,487 (122,191)
Income taxes46,638 (27,350)
Long-term pension and other postretirement obligations(9,507)(1,908)
Other operating assets and liabilities(1,642)10,794 
Cash provided by operating activities114,952 140,726 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Acquisitions of property, plant and equipment(183,744)(148,175)
Proceeds from property disposals21,385 9,894 
Purchase of acquired business, net of cash acquired(4,216)
Cash used in investing activities(162,359)(142,497)
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from revolving line of credit and long-term borrowings1,540,133 356,547 
Payments on revolving line of credit, long-term borrowings and finance lease obligations(1,522,416)(20,105)
Payment on early extinguishment of debt(21,258)
Payment of capitalized loan costs(8,650)
Payment of equity distribution under Tax Sharing Agreement between JBS USA Food Company Holdings and Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation(650)
Purchase of common stock under share repurchase program(77,879)
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities(12,841)258,563 
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents1,859 (2,896)
Increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(58,389)253,896 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period548,406 280,577 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period$490,017 $534,473 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(Unaudited)
 
1.    GENERAL
Business
Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (referred to herein as “Pilgrim’s,” “PPC,” “the Company,” “we,” “us,” “our,” or similar terms) is one of the largest chicken producers in the world, with operations in the United States (“U.S.”), the United Kingdom (“U.K.”), Mexico, France, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. Pilgrim’s products are sold to foodservice, retail and frozen entrée customers. The Company’s primary distribution is through retailers, foodservice distributors and restaurants throughout the countries listed above. Additionally, the Company exports chicken and pork products to approximately 120 countries. Pilgrim’s fresh products consist of refrigerated (nonfrozen) whole chickens, whole cut-up chickens, selected chicken parts that are either marinated or non-marinated, primary pork cuts, added value pork and pork ribs. The Company’s prepared products include fully cooked, ready-to-cook and individually frozen chicken parts, strips, nuggets and patties, some of which are either breaded or non-breaded and either marinated or non-marinated, processed sausages, bacon, slow-cooked, smoked meat and gammon joints. The Company’s other products include ready-to-eat meals, multi-protein frozen foods, vegetarian foods and desserts, pre-packed meats, sandwich, deli counter meats, pulled pork balls, meat balls and coated foods. As a vertically integrated company, we control every phase of the production of our products. We operate feed mills, hatcheries, processing plants and distribution centers in 14 U.S. states, the U.K., Mexico, France, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands. As of June 27, 2021, Pilgrim’s had approximately 54,700 employees. As of June 27, 2021, PPC had the capacity to process approximately 45.8 million birds per work week for a total of more than 13.3 billion pounds of live chicken annually. Approximately 4,800 contract growers supply chicken for the Company’s operations. As of June 27, 2021, PPC had the capacity to process approximately 45,000 pigs per week for a total of 449.4 million pounds of live pork annually and approximately 275 contract growers supply pork for the Company’s operations. As of June 27, 2021, JBS S.A., through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries (together, “JBS”), beneficially owned 80.2% of the Company’s outstanding common stock.
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal and recurring adjustments unless otherwise disclosed) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. Operating results for the six months ended June 27, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 26, 2021. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2020.
The Company operates on the basis of a 52/53 week fiscal year ending on the Sunday falling on or before December 31. Any reference we make to a particular year (for example, 2021) in the notes to these Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements applies to our fiscal year and not the calendar year. The three months ended June 27, 2021 represents the period from March 29, 2021 through June 27, 2021. The six months ended June 27, 2021 represents the period from December 28, 2020 through June 27, 2021. The three months ended June 28, 2020 represents the period from March 30, 2020 through June 28, 2020. The six months ended June 28, 2020 represents the period from December 30, 2019 through June 28, 2020.
The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of the Company and its majority-owned subsidiaries. We eliminate all significant affiliate accounts and transactions upon consolidation.
The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in conformity with U.S. GAAP using management’s best estimates and judgments. These estimates and judgments affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of the contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements. The estimates and judgments will also affect the reported amounts for certain revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ materially from these estimates and judgments. Significant estimates made by the Company include the allowance for doubtful accounts, reserves related to inventory obsolescence or valuation, useful lives of long-lived assets, goodwill, valuation of deferred tax assets, insurance accruals, valuation of pension and other postretirement benefits obligations, income tax accruals, certain derivative positions, certain litigation reserves and valuations of acquired businesses.

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The functional currency of the Company’s U.S. and Mexico operations and certain holding-company subsidiaries in Luxembourg, the U.K., Malta and Ireland is the U.S. dollar. The functional currency of its U.K. operations is the British pound. The functional currency of the Company’s operations in France and the Netherlands is the euro. For foreign currency-denominated entities other than the Company’s Mexico operations, translation from local currencies into U.S. dollars is performed for most assets and liabilities using the exchange rates in effect as of the balance sheet date. Income and expense accounts are remeasured using average exchange rates for the period. Adjustments resulting from translation of these financial records are reflected as a separate component of Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. For the Company’s Mexico operations, remeasurement from the Mexican peso to U.S. dollars is performed for monetary assets and liabilities using the exchange rate in effect as of the balance sheet date. Remeasurement is performed for non-monetary assets using the historical exchange rate in effect on the date of each asset’s acquisition. Income and expense accounts are remeasured using average exchange rates for the period. Net adjustments resulting from remeasurement of these financial records, as well as foreign currency transaction gains and losses, are reflected in Foreign currency transaction loss (gain) in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.
Sale and purchase agreement
On June 17, 2021, the Company entered into a sale and purchase agreement (the “SPA”) with Kerry Group plc, a public limited company incorporated in the Republic of Ireland and listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (the “Seller”) and certain wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Company, Onix Investments UK Limited, a company incorporated in England and Wales, and Arkose Investments ULC, a company incorporated in the Republic of Ireland (together, the “Designated Buyers”), pursuant to which the Designated Buyers shall acquire the entire issued share capital of certain target companies which are wholly-owned indirect subsidiaries of the Seller, that conduct the meats and meals businesses of the Seller (“Kerry Meats” and “Kerry Meals” respectively) in the United Kingdom and Ireland (the “Target Companies”) for an aggregate purchase price of £680,000,000 (or approximately $952,000,000 based on a USD to GBP exchange rate of 1.40 as of June 16, 2021) (the “Acquisition”) to be paid by the Designated Buyers (or, failing which, by the Company) in cash upon the Closing (the “Closing”), subject to certain routine closing adjustments in respect of working capital and net indebtedness.
Restricted Cash
The Company is required to maintain cash balances with a broker as collateral for exchange traded futures contracts. These balances are classified as restricted cash as they are not available for use by the Company to fund daily operations. The balance of restricted cash may also include investments in U.S. Treasury Bills that qualify as cash equivalents, as required by the broker, to offset the obligation to return cash collateral.
The following table reconciles cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash as reported in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets to the total of the same amounts shown in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows:
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
(In thousands)
Cash and cash equivalents$391,805 $547,624 
Restricted cash98,212 782 
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash shown in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows$490,017 $548,406 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements Adopted as of December 28, 2020
In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU 2019-12, Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes, which is intended to improve consistency and simplify several areas of existing guidance. ASU 2019-12 removes certain exceptions to the general principles related to the approach for intraperiod tax allocation, the methodology for calculating income taxes in an interim period and the recognition of deferred tax liabilities for outside basis differences. The new guidance also clarifies the accounting for transactions that result in a step-up in the tax basis of goodwill. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on our financial statements.

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In January 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-01, Clarifying the Interactions between Topic 321, Topic 323, and Topic 815, which clarifies that an entity should consider observable transactions that require it to either apply or discontinue the equity method of accounting for the purposes of applying the measurement alternative in accordance with Topic 321 immediately before applying or upon discontinuing the equity method. This update also specifies that for the purpose of applying paragraph 815-10-15-1419(a) an entity should not consider whether, upon the settlement of the forward contract or exercise of the purchased option, individually or with existing investments, the underlying securities would be accounted for under the equity method in Topic 323 or the fair value option in accordance with the financial instruments guidance in Topic 825. The entity also would evaluate the remaining characteristics in paragraph 815-10-15-141 to determine the accounting for those forward contracts and purchased options. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on our financial statements.
In October 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-10, Codification Improvements, which provided codification updates for technical corrections such as conforming amendments, clarifications to guidance, simplifications to wording or structure of guidance, and other minor improvements. Additionally, changes to clarify the codification or correct unintended application of guidance that are not expected to have a significant effect on current accounting practice or create a significant administrative cost to most entities were also included in this update. The adoption of this guidance did not have a material impact on our financial statements.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements Not Yet Adopted as of June 27, 2021
In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting, which provides optional expedients and exceptions to the application of current GAAP to existing contracts, hedging relationships and other transactions affected by reference rate reform. The new guidance will ease the transition to new reference rates by allowing entities to update contracts and hedging relationships without applying many of the contract modification requirements specific to those contracts. The provisions of the new guidance will be effective beginning March 12, 2020, extending through December 31, 2022 with the option to apply the guidance at any point during that time period. In January 2021, the FASB issued ASU 2021-01, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848), which provides further clarification on the scope of Topic 848 so that derivatives affected by the discounting transition are explicitly eligible for certain optional expedients and exceptions in Topic 848. Once an entity elects an expedient or exception it must be applied to all eligible contracts or transactions. We currently have hedging transactions and debt agreements that reference LIBOR and will apply the new guidance as these contracts are modified to reference other rates.
2.    REVENUE RECOGNITION
The vast majority of the Company’s revenue is derived from contracts which are based upon a customer ordering our products. While there may be master agreements, the contract is only established when the customer’s order is accepted by the Company. The Company accounts for a contract, which may be verbal or written, when it is approved and committed by both parties, the rights of the parties are identified along with payment terms, the contract has commercial substance and collectability is probable.
The Company evaluates the transaction for distinct performance obligations, which are the sale of its products to customers. Since its products are commodity market-priced, the sales price is representative of the observable, standalone selling price. Each performance obligation is recognized based upon a pattern of recognition that reflects the transfer of control to the customer at a point in time, which is upon destination (customer location or port of destination), which faithfully depicts the transfer of control and recognition of revenue. There are instances of customer pick-up at the Company’s facility, in which case control transfers to the customer at that point and the Company recognizes revenue. The Company’s performance obligations are typically fulfilled within days to weeks of the acceptance of the order.
The Company makes judgments regarding the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows arising from revenue and cash flows with customers. Determination of a contract requires evaluation and judgment along with the estimation of the total contract value and if any of the contract value is constrained. Due to the nature of our business, there is minimal variable consideration, as the contract is established at the acceptance of the order from the customer. When applicable, variable consideration is estimated at contract inception and updated on a regular basis until the contract is completed. Allocating the transaction price to a specific performance obligation based upon the relative standalone selling prices includes estimating the standalone selling prices including discounts and variable consideration.

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Disaggregated Revenue
Revenue has been disaggregated into the categories below to show how economic factors affect the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows:
Three Months Ended June 27, 2021
(In thousands)
FreshPreparedExportOtherTotal
U.S. chicken$1,807,640 $207,309 $115,844 $117,676 $2,248,469 
U.K. and Europe chicken218,002 245,397 76,167 22,126 561,692 
Mexico chicken402,295 29,738 21,350 453,383 
Total chicken2,427,937 482,444 192,011 161,152 3,263,544 
U.K. and Europe pork61,966 280,372 18,646 13,170 374,154 
Total net sales$2,489,903 $762,816 $210,657 $174,322 $3,637,698 

Three Months Ended June 28, 2020
(In thousands)
FreshPreparedExportOtherTotal
U.S. chicken$1,452,519 $156,268 $97,470 $92,432 1,798,689 
U.K. and Europe chicken224,554 137,573 42,761 16,083 420,971 
Mexico chicken236,690 18,514 12,929 268,133 
Total chicken1,913,763 312,355 140,231 121,444 2,487,793 
U.K. and Europe pork168,315 138,907 16,093 12,915 336,230 
Total net sales$2,082,078 $451,262 $156,324 $134,359 $2,824,023 
Six Months Ended June 27, 2021
(In thousands)
FreshPreparedExportOtherTotal
U.S. chicken$3,405,063 $401,581 $229,815 $211,570 $4,248,029 
U.K. and Europe chicken428,448 461,709 139,717 33,728 1,063,602 
Mexico chicken775,016 57,143 40,356 872,515 
Total chicken4,608,527 920,433 369,532 285,654 6,184,146 
U.K. and Europe pork238,407 440,180 34,477 13,913 726,977 
Total net sales$4,846,934 $1,360,613 $404,009 $299,567 $6,911,123 
Six Months Ended June 28, 2020
(In thousands)
FreshPreparedExportOtherTotal
U.S. chicken$2,994,159 $372,355 $156,323 $202,731 $3,725,568 
U.K. and Europe chicken456,507 331,978 101,873 31,786 922,144 
Mexico chicken529,602 43,485 20,832 593,919 
Total chicken3,980,268 747,818 258,196 255,349 5,241,631 
U.K. and Europe pork332,997 256,537 34,144 33,642 657,320 
Total net sales$4,313,265 $1,004,355 $292,340 $288,991 $5,898,951 
Shipping and Handling Costs
In the rare case when shipping and handling activities are performed after a customer obtains control of the good, the Company has elected to account for shipping and handling as activities to fulfill the promise to transfer the good. When revenue is recognized for the related good before the shipping and handling activities occur, the related costs of those shipping and handling activities are accrued. Shipping and handling costs are recorded within cost of sales.

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Taxes
The Company excludes all taxes assessed by a governmental authority that are both imposed on and concurrent with a specific revenue-producing transaction and collected by the entity from a customer (for example, sales, use, value added and some excise taxes) from the transaction price.
Contract Balances
The Company receives payment from customers based on terms established with the customer. Payments are typically due within two weeks of delivery. Revenue contract liabilities relate to payments received in advance of satisfying the performance under the customer contract. The revenue contract liability relates to customer prepayments and the advanced consideration, such as cash, received from governmental agency contracts for which performance obligations to the end customer have not been satisfied.
Changes in the revenue contract liabilities balance are as follows:
June 27, 2021
(In thousands)
Balance, beginning of period$65,918 
Revenue recognized(54,875)
Cash received, excluding amounts recognized as revenue during the period25,232 
Balance, end of period$36,275 
Accounts Receivable
The Company records accounts receivable when revenue is recognized. The Company records an allowance for doubtful accounts to reduce the receivables balance to an amount it estimates is collectible from customers. Estimates used in determining the allowance for doubtful accounts are based on historical collection experience, current trends, aging of accounts receivable and periodic credit evaluations of customers’ financial condition. The Company writes off accounts receivable when it becomes apparent, based upon age or customer circumstances, that such amounts will not be collected. Generally, the Company does not require collateral for its accounts receivable.
3.     DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
The Company utilizes various raw materials in its operations, including corn, soybean meal, soybean oil, wheat, natural gas, electricity and diesel fuel, which are all considered commodities. The Company considers these raw materials generally available from a number of different sources and believes it can obtain them to meet its requirements. These commodities are subject to price fluctuations and related price risk due to factors beyond our control, such as economic and political conditions, supply and demand, weather, governmental regulation and other circumstances. Generally, the Company purchases derivative financial instruments, specifically exchange-traded futures and options, in an attempt to mitigate price risk related to its anticipated consumption of commodity inputs for approximately the next twelve months. The Company may purchase longer-term derivative financial instruments on particular commodities if deemed appropriate.
The Company has operations in Mexico, the U.K., France and the Netherlands. Therefore, it has exposure to translational foreign exchange risk when the financial results of those operations are remeasured in U.S. dollars. The Company has purchased foreign currency forward contracts to manage this translational foreign exchange risk.
The Company has exposure to variability in cash flows from interest payments due to the use of variable interest rates on certain long-term debt arrangements in the U.S. reportable segment. The Company has purchased an interest rate swap contract to convert the variable interest rate to a fixed interest rate on a portion of its outstanding long-term debt arrangements in order to manage this interest rate risk and add stability to interest expense and cash flows.
The fair value of derivative assets is included in the line item Prepaid expenses and other current assets on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets while the fair value of derivative liabilities is included in the line item Accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the same statements. The Company’s counterparties require that it post collateral for changes in the net fair value of the derivative contracts. This cash collateral is reported in the line item Restricted cash and cash equivalents on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

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Undesignated contracts may include contracts not designated as a hedge or for which the normal purchase normal sales (“NPNS”) exception was not elected, contracts that do not qualify for hedge accounting and derivatives that do not or no longer qualify for the NPNS scope exception. The fair value of each of these derivatives is recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets within Prepaid expenses and other current assets or Accrued expenses and other current liabilities. Changes in fair value of each derivative are recognized immediately in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income within Net sales, Cost of sales, Selling, general and administrative expense, or Foreign currency transaction loss (gain) depending on the risk the derivative is intended to mitigate. While management believes these instruments help mitigate various market risks, they are not designated and accounted for as hedges as a result of the extensive record keeping requirements.
The Company has elected not to apply the NPNS exemption to a fixed-price product sales contract with a certain customer in order to mitigate various risk exposures and to try to achieve an accounting result that aligns the accounting for the derivative with the economics achieved through the use of the derivative. Transactions originating from this contact are accounted for as undesignated derivatives and recognized at fair value.
The Company does not apply hedge accounting treatment to certain derivative financial instruments that it has purchased to mitigate commodity purchase exposures in the U.S. and Mexico or foreign currency transaction exposures on our Mexico operations. Therefore, the Company recognized changes in the fair value of these derivative financial instruments immediately in earnings. Gains or losses related to the commodity derivative financial instruments are included in the line item Cost of sales in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income. Gains or losses related to the foreign currency derivative financial instruments are included in the line item Foreign currency transaction loss (gain) and Cost of sales in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.
The Company does apply hedge accounting to certain derivative financial instruments related to its U.K. and Europe reportable segment that it has purchased to mitigate foreign currency transaction exposures. Before the settlement date of the financial derivative instruments, the Company recognizes changes in the fair value of the cash flow hedge into accumulated other comprehensive income (“AOCI”). When the derivative financial instruments are settled, the amount in AOCI is then reclassified to earnings. Gains or losses related to these derivative financial instruments are included in the line item Net sales and Cost of sales in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.
The Company does apply hedge accounting to a derivative financial instrument related to its U.S. reportable segment that it has purchased to mitigate variable interest rate exposures. The interest rate swap has monthly settlement dates. Upon each settlement date, the Company recognizes changes in the fair value of the cash flow hedge into AOCI. Upon settlement of the derivative instrument, the amount in AOCI is then reclassified to earnings. Gains or losses related to the interest rate swap derivative financial instrument are included in the line item Interest expense, net of capitalized interest in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.
Information regarding the Company’s outstanding derivative instruments and cash collateral posted with brokers is included in the following table:
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
 (In thousands)
Fair values:
Commodity derivative assets$28,838 $24,059 
Commodity derivative liabilities(86,806)(6,531)
Foreign currency derivative assets2,957 2,204 
Foreign currency derivative liabilities(135)(428)
Interest rate swap derivative liabilities(478)(640)
Sales contract derivative assets5,133 
Cash collateral posted with brokers(a)
98,210 782 
Derivatives coverage(b):
Corn28.6 %16.0 %
Soybean meal31.8 %24.0 %
Period through which stated percent of needs are covered:
CornMay 2022December 2021
Soybean mealJuly 2022December 2021
(a)Collateral posted with brokers consists primarily of cash, short-term treasury bills, or other cash equivalents.
(b)Derivatives coverage is the percent of anticipated commodity needs covered by outstanding derivative instruments through a specified date.

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    The following table presents the gains and losses of each derivative instrument held by the Company not designated or qualifying as hedging instruments:
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
Gains (Losses) by Type of ContractJune 27, 2021June 28, 2020June 27, 2021June 28, 2020Affected Line Item in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(In thousands)
Foreign currency derivatives gain (loss)$(8,822)$(5,475)$(3,482)$27,556 Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)
Commodity derivative gain (loss)1,420 (5,154)18,798 (10,425)Cost of sales
Sales contract derivative gain23,237 5,133 Net sales
Total$15,835 $(10,629)$20,449 $17,131 
    
The following tables present the components of the gain or loss on derivatives that qualify as cash flow hedges:
Gain (Loss) Recognized in Other Comprehensive Income on Derivative
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
(In thousands)
Foreign currency derivatives$824 $(1,423)$2,309 $2,700 
Interest rate swap derivatives(98)(929)(127)(929)
Total$726 $(2,352)$2,182 $1,771 

Three Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
Net salesCost of salesInterest expense, net of capitalized interestNet salesCost of salesInterest expense, net of capitalized interest
(In thousands)
Total amounts of income and expense line items presented in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income in which the effects of cash flow hedges are recorded$3,637,698 $3,257,457 $50,651 $2,824,023 $2,704,164 $32,323 
Gain (loss) on cash flow hedging relationships:
Interest rate swaps— — (158)— — 2
Foreign currency contracts1,582 (344)— (199)359 — 

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Six Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
Net salesCost of salesInterest expense, net of capitalized interestNet salesCost of salesInterest expense, net of capitalized interest
(In thousands)
Total amounts of income and expense line items presented in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income in which the effects of cash flow hedges are recorded$6,911,123 $6,269,639 $80,985 $5,898,951 $5,601,993 $65,011 
Gain (loss) on cash flow hedging relationships:
Interest rate swaps— — (290)— — 2
Foreign currency contracts2,408 (870)— (450)(132)— 
At June 27, 2021, the pre-tax deferred net gains on foreign currency derivatives recorded in AOCI that are expected to be reclassified to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income during the next twelve months are $1.4 million. This expectation is based on the anticipated settlements on the hedged investments in foreign currencies that will occur over the next twelve months, at which time the Company will recognize the deferred losses to earnings.
At June 27, 2021, the pre-tax deferred net losses on interest rate swap derivatives recorded in AOCI that are expected to be reclassified to the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income during the next twelve months are $0.5 million. This expectation is based on the anticipated settlements on the hedged interest rate that will occur over the next twelve months, at which time the Company will recognize the deferred losses or gains to earnings.
4.    TRADE ACCOUNTS AND OTHER RECEIVABLES
Trade accounts and other receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts, consisted of the following:
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
 (In thousands)
Trade accounts receivable$800,959 $691,499 
Notes receivable29,441 25,712 
Other receivables43,817 31,954 
Receivables, gross874,217 749,165 
Allowance for doubtful accounts(7,741)(7,173)
Receivables, net$866,476 $741,992 
Accounts receivable from related parties(a)
$868 $1,084 
(a)    Additional information regarding accounts receivable from related parties is included in “Note 16. Related Party Transactions.”
Activity in the allowance for doubtful accounts was as follows:
June 27, 2021
(In thousands)
Balance, beginning of period$(7,173)
Provision charged to operating results(517)
Account write-offs and recoveries(2)
Effect of exchange rate(49)
Balance, end of period$(7,741)

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5.    INVENTORIES
Inventories consisted of the following:
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
 (In thousands)
Raw materials and work-in-process$1,044,299 $868,369 
Finished products354,015 356,052 
Operating supplies62,640 66,495 
Maintenance materials and parts69,060 67,877 
Total inventories$1,530,014 $1,358,793 
6.    INVESTMENTS IN SECURITIES
The Company recognizes investments in available-for-sale securities as cash equivalents, current investments or long-term investments depending upon each security’s length to maturity. The following table summarizes our investments in available-for-sale securities:
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
CostFair ValueCostFair Value
(In thousands)
Cash equivalents:
Fixed income securities$34,123 $34,123 $178,677 $178,677 
Gross realized gains during the three months ended and six months ended June 27, 2021 related to the Company’s available-for-sale securities totaled $0.8 million and $2.9 million while gross realized losses were immaterial. Gross realized gains during the three months ended and six months ended June 28, 2020 related to the Company’s available-for-sale securities totaled $1.0 million and $2.4 million while gross realized losses were immaterial. Proceeds received from the sale or maturity of available-for-sale securities investments are historically disclosed in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. Net unrealized holding gains and losses on the Company’s available-for-sale securities recognized during the six months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020 that have been included in accumulated other comprehensive loss and the net amount of gains and losses reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive loss to earnings during the six months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020 are disclosed in “Note 12. Stockholders’ Equity”.

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7.     GOODWILL AND INTANGIBLE ASSETS
The activity in goodwill by segment for the six months ended June 27, 2021 was as follows:
December 27, 2020Currency TranslationJune 27, 2021
(In thousands)
U.S.$41,936 $$41,936 
U.K. and Europe835,505 19,655 855,160 
Mexico127,804 127,804 
Total$1,005,245 $19,655 $1,024,900 
Identified intangible assets consisted of the following:
December 27, 2020AmortizationCurrency TranslationJune 27, 2021
(In thousands)
Cost:
Trade names$78,343 $— $$78,343 
Customer relationships297,062 — 3,209 300,271 
Non-compete agreements320 — 320 
Trade names not subject to amortization405,240 — 9,262 414,502 
Accumulated amortization:
Trade names(47,486)(984)(48,470)
 Customer relationships(143,246)(10,677)(1,187)(155,110)
 Non-compete agreements(320)(320)
Identified intangible assets, net$589,913 $(11,661)$11,284 $589,536 
Intangible assets are amortized over the estimated useful lives of the assets as follows:
Customer relationships3-16 years
Trade names20 years
Non-compete agreements3 years
At June 27, 2021, the Company assessed if events or changes in circumstances indicated that the asset group-level carrying amounts of its identified intangible assets subject to amortization might not be recoverable. There were no indicators present that required the Company to test the recoverability of the asset group-level carrying amounts of its identified intangible assets subject to amortization at that date.
8.    PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
Property, plant and equipment (“PP&E”), net consisted of the following:
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
(In thousands)
Land$251,602 $255,171 
Buildings1,972,410 1,983,823 
Machinery and equipment3,305,901 3,230,199 
Autos and trucks73,227 73,647 
Finance leases2,182 2,182 
Construction-in-progress254,811 199,161 
PP&E, gross5,860,133 5,744,183 
Accumulated depreciation(3,182,746)(3,086,692)
PP&E, net$2,677,387 $2,657,491 
The Company recognized depreciation expense of $89.9 million and $79.4 million during the three months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020, respectively. The Company recognized depreciation expense of $170.6 million and $153.9 million during the six months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020, respectively.

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During the six months ended June 27, 2021, Pilgrim’s spent $183.7 million on capital projects and transferred $129.4 million of completed projects from construction-in-progress to depreciable assets. Capital expenditures were primarily incurred during the six months ended June 27, 2021 to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. During the six months ended June 28, 2020, the Company spent $148.2 million on capital projects and transferred $153.6 million of completed projects from construction-in-progress to depreciable assets.
During the three and six months ended June 27, 2021, the Company sold certain PP&E for $8.3 million and $21.4 million, respectively, in cash and recognized net gains on these sales of $2.7 million and $5.1 million, respectively. PP&E sold during the six months ended June 27, 2021 consisted of a broiler farm in Mexico, two processing plants within the U.K. and other miscellaneous equipment. During the three and six months ended June 28, 2020, the Company sold miscellaneous equipment for cash of $9.3 million and $9.9 million, respectively, and recognized net gains on these sales of $1.1 million and $1.6 million, respectively.
The Company has closed or idled various facilities in the U.S. and in the U.K. The Board of Directors has not determined if it would be in the best interest of the Company to divest any of these idled assets. Management is therefore not certain that it can or will divest any of these assets within one year, is not actively marketing these assets and, accordingly, has not classified them as assets held for sale. The Company continues to depreciate these assets. As of June 27, 2021, the carrying amounts of these idled assets totaled $43.3 million based on depreciable value of $206.2 million and accumulated depreciation of $162.9 million.
As of June 27, 2021, the Company assessed if events or changes in circumstances indicated that the asset group-level carrying amounts of its property, plant and equipment held for use might not be recoverable. There were no indicators present that required the Company to test the recoverability of the asset group-level carrying amounts of its property, plant and equipment held for use at that date.
9.    CURRENT LIABILITIES
Current liabilities, other than current notes payable to banks, income taxes and current maturities of long-term debt, consisted of the following components:
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
(In thousands)
Accounts payable:
Trade accounts$1,010,576 $904,674 
Book overdrafts64,056 106,435 
Other payables17,532 17,601 
Total accounts payable1,092,164 1,028,710 
Accounts payable to related parties(a)
8,595 9,650 
Revenue contract liabilities(b)
36,275 65,918 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities:
Legal settlements391,000 75,000 
Compensation and benefits171,905 189,767 
Derivative liabilities87,419 7,599 
Taxes74,901 67,812 
Current maturities of operating lease liabilities73,643 71,592 
Insurance and self-insured claims66,120 61,212 
Accrued sales rebates25,561 44,708 
Interest and debt-related fees22,736 29,559 
U.S. Department of Justice agreement110,524 
Other accrued expenses138,261 150,074 
Total accrued expenses and other current liabilities1,051,546 807,847 
Total accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities$2,188,580 $1,912,125 
(a)    Additional information regarding accounts payable to related parties is included in “Note 16. Related Party Transactions.”
(b)    Additional information regarding revenue contract liabilities is included in “Note 2. Revenue Recognition.”

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\10.    INCOME TAXES
The Company recorded income tax expense of $25.5 million, a (63.1)% effective tax rate, for the six months ended June 27, 2021 compared to income tax expense of $35.6 million, a 36.8% effective tax rate, for the six months ended June 28, 2020. The decrease in income tax expense in 2021 resulted primarily from a decrease in pre-tax income partially offset by the recognition of deferred tax expense of $32.2 million related to enactment of the U.K. tax rate change to 25% effective April 1, 2023.
In assessing the realizability of deferred tax assets, management considers whether it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which those temporary differences become deductible. Management considers the scheduled reversal of deferred tax liabilities (including the impact of available carry back and carry forward periods), projected future taxable income and tax-planning strategies in making this assessment. As of June 27, 2021, the Company did not believe it had sufficient positive evidence to conclude that realization of a portion of its foreign net deferred tax assets are more likely than not to be realized.
For the six months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020, there is a tax effect of $(10.2) million and $9.0 million, respectively, reflected in other comprehensive income.
For the six months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020, there are immaterial tax effects reflected in income tax expense due to excess tax benefits and shortfalls related to stock-based compensation.
The Company and its subsidiaries file a variety of consolidated and standalone income tax returns in various jurisdictions. In the normal course of business, our income tax filings are subject to review by various taxing authorities. In general, tax returns filed by the Company and its subsidiaries for years prior to 2011 are no longer subject to examination by tax authorities.
As of July 27, 2020, JBS owns in excess of 80% of Pilgrim’s. JBS has a federal tax election to file a consolidated tax return with subsidiaries in which it holds an ownership of at least 80%. The Company is currently analyzing the related impacts to our federal and state tax return filings.
11.    DEBT
Long-term debt and other borrowing arrangements, including current notes payable to banks, consisted of the following components:
MaturityJune 27, 2021December 27, 2020
 (In thousands)
Senior notes payable, net of discount at 4.25%2031$990,190 $
Senior notes payable, net of discount at 5.875%2027845,508 845,149 
Senior notes payable, net of premium and discount at 5.75%20251,001,693 
U.S. Credit Facility (defined below):
Term note payable at 1.34%2023437,500 450,000 
Revolving note payable at 3.50%202340,500 
Moy Park Bank of Ireland Revolving Facility with notes payable at LIBOR or EURIBOR plus 1.25% to 2.00%2023
Mexico Credit Facility (defined below) with notes payable at TIIE plus 1.50%2023
Secured loans with payables at weighted average of 3.34%202223 38 
Finance lease obligationsVarious1,456 1,664 
Long-term debt2,315,177 2,298,544 
Less: Current maturities of long-term debt(25,453)(25,455)
Long-term debt, less current maturities2,289,724 2,273,089 
Less: Capitalized financing costs(19,426)(17,543)
Long-term debt, less current maturities, net of capitalized financing costs$2,270,298 $2,255,546 

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U.S. Senior Notes
On March 11, 2015, the Company completed a sale of $500.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.75% senior notes due 2025. On September 29, 2017, the Company completed an add-on offering of $250.0 million of these senior notes. The issuance price of this add-on offering was 102.0%, which created gross proceeds of $255.0 million. The additional $5.0 million will be amortized over the remaining life of the senior notes. On March 7, 2018, the Company completed another add-on offering of $250.0 million of these senior notes (together with the senior notes issued in March 2015 and September 2017, the “Senior Notes due 2025”). The issuance price of this add-on offering was 99.25%, which created gross proceeds of $248.1 million. The $1.9 million discount will be amortized over the remaining life of the senior notes. Each issuance of the Senior Notes due 2025 is treated as a single class for all purposes under the 2015 Indenture (defined below) and have the same terms.
The Senior Notes due 2025 are governed by, and were issued pursuant to, an indenture dated as of March 11, 2015 by and among the Company, its guarantor subsidiaries and Regions Bank, as trustee (the “2015 Indenture”). The 2015 Indenture provides, among other things, that the Senior Notes due 2025 bear interest at a rate of 5.75% per annum from the date of issuance until maturity, payable semi-annually in cash in arrears, beginning on September 15, 2015 for the Senior Notes due 2025 that were issued in March 2015 and beginning on March 15, 2018 for the Senior Notes due 2025 that were issued in September 2017 and March 2018.
On April 8, 2021, the Company announced the early tender results in connection with its previously announced offer to purchase for cash any and all of the $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of the Senior Notes due 2025. Outstanding principal totaling $896.1 million, representing 89.6% of the Senior Notes due 2025, was validly tendered. On April 14, 2021, the Company redeemed $103.9 million, which represented the remaining outstanding principal balance of the Senior Notes due 2025. Tender and call premium of $21.3 million, capitalized financing costs of $4.6 million, remaining original issue premium of $2.6 million from the add-on offering in September 2017 and remaining original issue discount of $1.1 million from the add-on offering in March 2018 were recognized in earnings during the second quarter of 2021.
On September 29, 2017, the Company completed a sale of $600.0 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.875% senior notes due 2027. On March 7, 2018, the Company completed an add-on offering of $250.0 million of these senior notes (together with the senior notes issued in September 2017, the “Senior Notes due 2027”). The issuance price of this add-on offering was 97.25%, which created gross proceeds of $243.1 million. The $6.9 million discount will be amortized over the remaining life of the Senior Notes due 2027. Each issuance of the Senior Notes due 2027 is treated as a single class for all purposes under the 2017 Indenture (defined below) and have the same terms.
The Senior Notes due 2027 are governed by, and were issued pursuant to, an indenture dated as of September 29, 2017 by and among the Company, its guarantor subsidiaries and Regions Bank, as trustee (the “2017 Indenture”). The 2017 Indenture provides, among other things, that the Senior Notes due 2027 bear interest at a rate of 5.875% per annum from the date of issuance until maturity, payable semi-annually in cash in arrears, beginning on March 30, 2018 for the Senior Notes due 2027 that were issued in September 2017 and beginning on March 15, 2018 for the Senior Notes due 2027 that were issued in March 2018.
On April 8, 2021, the Company completed a sale of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of its 4.25% sustainability-linked senior notes due 2031 (“Senior Notes due 2031”). The Company used the net proceeds, together with cash on hand, to redeem the Senior Notes due 2025. The issuance price of this offering was 98.994%, which created gross proceeds of $989.9 million. The $10.1 million discount will be amortized over the remaining life of the Senior Notes due 2031. Each issuance of the Senior Notes due 2031 is treated as a single class for all purposes under the 2021 Indenture (defined below) and have the same terms.
The Senior Notes due 2031 are governed by, and were issued pursuant to, an indenture dated as of April 8, 2021 by and among the Company, its guarantor subsidiaries and Regions Bank, as trustee (the “2021 Indenture”). The 2021 Indenture provides, among other things, that the Senior Notes due 2031 bear interest at a rate of 4.25% per annum payable semi-annually on April 15 and October 15 of each year, beginning on October 15, 2021. From and including October 15, 2026, the interest rate payable on the notes shall be increased to 4.50% per annum unless the Company has notified the trustee at least 30 days prior to October 15, 2026 that in respect of the year ended December 31, 2025, (1) the Company’s greenhouse gas emissions intensity reduction target of 17.679% by December 31, 2025 from a 2019 baseline (the “Sustainability Performance Target”) has been satisfied and (2) the satisfaction of the Sustainability Performance Target has been confirmed by a qualified provider of third-party assurance or attestation services appointed by the Company to review the Company’s statement of the greenhouse gas emissions intensity in accordance with its customary procedures.

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The Senior Notes due 2025, the Senior Notes due 2027 and the Senior Notes due 2031 were and are each guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by the Company’s guarantor subsidiaries. In addition, any of the Company’s other existing or future domestic restricted subsidiaries that incur or guarantee any other indebtedness (with limited exceptions) must also guarantee the Senior Notes due 2027 and the Senior Notes due 2031. The Senior Notes due 2025, the Senior Notes due 2027 and the Senior Notes due 2031 and related guarantees were and are unsecured senior obligations of the Company and its guarantor subsidiaries and rank equally with all of the Company’s and its guarantor subsidiaries’ other unsubordinated indebtedness. The Senior Notes due 2027, the 2017 Indenture, the Senior Notes due 2031 and the 2021 Indenture also contain customary covenants and events of default, including failure to pay principal or interest on the Senior Notes due 2027 and the Senior Notes due 2031, respectively, when due, among others.
U.S. Credit Facility
On July 20, 2018, the Company, and certain of the Company’s subsidiaries entered into a Fourth Amended and Restated Credit Agreement (the “U.S. Credit Facility”) with CoBank, ACB, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and the other lenders party thereto. The U.S. Credit Facility provides for a $750.0 million revolving credit commitment and a term loan commitment of up to $500.0 million (the “Term Loans”). The Company used the proceeds from the term loan commitment under the U.S. Credit Facility, together with cash on hand, to repay the outstanding loans under the Company’s previous credit agreement with Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch, as administrative agent, and the other lenders and financial institutions party thereto.
The U.S. Credit Facility includes an accordion feature that allows the Company, at any time, to increase the aggregate revolving loan and term loan commitments by up to an additional $1.25 billion, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions, including obtaining the lenders’ agreement to participate in the increase.
The revolving loan commitment under the U.S. Credit Facility matures on July 20, 2023. All principal on the Term Loans is due at maturity on July 20, 2023. Installments of principal are required to be made, in an amount equal to 1.25% of the original principal amount of the Term Loans, on a quarterly basis prior to the maturity date of the Term Loans. Covenants in the U.S. Credit Facility also require the Company to use the proceeds it receives from certain asset sales and specified debt or equity issuances and upon the occurrence of other events to repay outstanding borrowings under the U.S. Credit Facility. As of June 27, 2021, the Company had outstanding borrowings under the term loan commitment of $437.5 million. As of June 27, 2021, the Company had outstanding borrowings, outstanding letters of credit and available borrowings under the revolving credit commitment of $40.5 million, $38.5 million and $671.0 million, respectively.
The U.S. Credit Facility includes a $75.0 million sub-limit for swingline loans and a $125.0 million sub-limit for letters of credit. Outstanding borrowings under the revolving loan commitment and the Term Loans bear interest at a per annum rate equal to (1) in the case of LIBOR loans, LIBOR plus 1.25% through August 2, 2018 and, thereafter, based on the Company’s net senior secured leverage ratio, between LIBOR plus 1.25% and LIBOR plus 2.75% and (2) in the case of alternate base rate loans, the base rate plus 0.25% through August 2, 2018 and, based on the Company’s net senior secured leverage ratio, between the base rate plus 0.25% and base rate plus 1.75% thereafter.
The U.S. Credit Facility contains customary financial and other various covenants for transactions of this type, including restrictions on the Company’s ability to incur additional indebtedness, incur liens, pay dividends, make certain restricted payments, consummate certain asset sales, enter into certain transactions with the Company’s affiliates, or merge, consolidate and/or sell or dispose of all or substantially all of its assets, among other things. The U.S. Credit Facility requires the Company to comply with a minimum level of tangible net worth covenant. The U.S. Credit Facility also provides that the Company may not incur capital expenditures in excess of $500.0 million in any fiscal year.
All obligations under the U.S. Credit Facility continue to be unconditionally guaranteed by certain of the Company’s subsidiaries and continue to be secured by a first priority lien on (1) the accounts receivable and inventory of the Company and its domestic subsidiaries, To-Ricos, Ltd and To-Ricos Distribution, Ltd, (2) 100% of the equity interests in the Company’s domestic subsidiaries, To-Ricos, Ltd. and To-Ricos Distribution, Ltd., and 65% of the equity interests in its direct foreign subsidiaries and (3) substantially all of the assets of the Company and the guarantors under the U.S. Credit Facility. The Company is currently in compliance with the covenants under the U.S. Credit Facility.

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Moy Park Bank of Ireland Revolving Facility Agreement
On June 2, 2018, Moy Park Holdings (Europe) Ltd. and its subsidiaries entered into an unsecured multicurrency revolving facility agreement (the “Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement”) with the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, as agent, and the other lenders party thereto. The Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement provides for a multicurrency revolving loan commitment of up to £100.0 million. The multicurrency revolving loan commitments under the Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement mature on June 2, 2023. Outstanding borrowings under the Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement bear interest at a rate per annum equal to the sum of (1) LIBOR or, in relation to any loan in euros, EURIBOR, plus (2) a margin, ranging from 1.25% to 2.00% based on Leverage (as defined in the Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement). All obligations under the Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement are guaranteed by certain of Moy Park’s subsidiaries. As of June 27, 2021, the U.S. dollar-equivalent loan commitment and borrowing availability were both $138.8 million. As of June 27, 2021, there were 0 outstanding borrowings under the Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement.
The Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement contains representations and warranties, covenants, indemnities and conditions that the Company believes are customary for transactions of this type. Pursuant to the terms of the Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement, Moy Park is required to meet certain financial and other restrictive covenants. Additionally, Moy Park is prohibited from taking certain actions without consent of the lenders, including, without limitation, incurring additional indebtedness, entering into certain mergers or other business combination transactions, permitting liens or other encumbrances on its assets and making restricted payments, including dividends, in each case except as expressly permitted under the Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement. The Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement contains events of default that the Company believes are customary for transactions of this type. If a default occurs, any outstanding obligations under the Bank of Ireland Facility Agreement may be accelerated.
Mexico Credit Facility
On December 14, 2018, certain of the Company’s Mexican subsidiaries entered into an unsecured credit agreement (the “Mexico Credit Facility”) with Banco del Bajio, Sociedad Anónima, Institución de Banca Múltiple, as lender. The loan commitment under the Mexico Credit Facility is $1.5 billion Mexican pesos and can be borrowed on a revolving basis. Outstanding borrowings under the Mexico Credit Facility accrue interest at a rate equal to the 28-Day Interbank Equilibrium Interest Rate plus 1.5%. The Mexico Credit Facility contains covenants and defaults that the Company believes are customary for transactions of this type. The Mexico Credit Facility will be used for general corporate and working capital purposes. The Mexico Credit Facility will mature on December 14, 2023. As of June 27, 2021, the U.S. dollar-equivalent of the loan commitment and borrowing availability was $75.7 million. As of June 27, 2021, there were 0 outstanding borrowings under the Mexico Credit Facility.
12.    STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
The following tables provide information regarding the changes in accumulated other comprehensive income:
Six Months Ended June 27, 2021(a)
Gains Related to Foreign Currency TranslationLosses on Derivative Financial Instruments Classified as Cash Flow HedgesLosses Related to Pension and Other Postretirement BenefitsGains (losses) on Available-for-Sale SecuritiesTotal
(In thousands)
Balance, beginning of period$82,782 $(1,191)$(102,211)$$(20,620)
Other comprehensive income before reclassifications49,138 2,214 29,185 80,537 
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to net income(1,320)730 (590)
Currency translation27 27 
Net current period other comprehensive income49,138 921 29,915 79,974 
Balance, end of period$131,920 $(270)$(72,296)$$59,354 
(a)     All amounts are net of tax. Amounts in parentheses represent income (expenses) related to results of operations.
Six Months Ended June 28, 2020(a)
Losses Related to Foreign Currency TranslationGains on Derivative Financial Instruments Classified as Cash Flow HedgesLosses Related to Pension and Other Postretirement BenefitsGains on Available-for-Sale SecuritiesTotal
(In thousands)
Balance, beginning of period$(1,108)$(2,406)$(71,615)$$(75,129)
Other comprehensive income (loss) before reclassifications(115,547)2,003 (35,797)10 (149,331)
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive loss to net income580 564 (9)1,135 
Currency translation(102)(102)
Net current period other comprehensive income (loss)(115,547)2,481 (35,233)(148,298)
Balance, end of period$(116,655)$75 $(106,848)$$(223,427)
(a)    All amounts are net of tax. Amounts in parentheses represent income (expenses) related to results of operations.
Amount Reclassified from Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income(a)
Details about Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income ComponentsSix Months Ended June 27, 2021Six Months Ended June 28, 2020Affected Line Item in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(In thousands)
Realized gain (loss) on settlement of foreign currency derivatives classified as cash flow hedges$1,282 $(582)Net sales
Realized gain on settlement of foreign currency derivatives classified as cash flow hedges255 Cost of sales
Realized loss on settlement of interest rate swap derivatives classified as cash flow hedges(289)Interest expense, net of capitalized interest
Realized gain on sale of securities12 Interest income
Amortization of pension and other postretirement plan actuarial losses(b)
(955)(751)Miscellaneous, net
Total before tax293 (1,319)
Tax expense297 184 
Total reclassification for the period$590 $(1,135)
(a)    Positive amounts represent income to the results of operations while amounts in parentheses represent expenses to the results of operations.
(b)    These accumulated other comprehensive loss components are included in the computation of net periodic pension cost. See “Note 13. Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits.”
Share Repurchase Program and Treasury Stock
On October 31, 2018, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a $200.0 million share repurchase authorization. The Company repurchased shares through open market purchases. As of June 27, 2021, the Company repurchased approximately 6.3 million shares under this program with a market value of approximately $113.4 million. The Company accounted for the shares repurchased using the cost method. The Company currently plans to maintain these shares as treasury stock. This program expired on February 16, 2021.
Restrictions on Dividends
Both the U.S. Credit Facility and the indentures governing the Company’s senior notes restrict, but do not prohibit, the Company from declaring dividends. Additionally, the Moy Park Multicurrency Revolving Facility Agreement restricts Moy Park’s ability and the ability of certain of Moy Park’s subsidiaries to, among other things, make payments and distributions to the Company.

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13.    PENSION AND OTHER POSTRETIREMENT BENEFITS
The Company sponsors programs that provide retirement benefits to most of its employees. These programs include qualified defined benefit pension plans such as the Pilgrim’s Pride Retirement Plan for Union Employees (the “Union Plan”) the Pilgrim’s Pride Pension Plan for Legacy Gold Kist Employees (the “GK Pension Plan”), the Tulip Limited Pension Plan and the Geo Adams Group Pension Fund (together, the “U.K. Plans”), nonqualified defined benefit retirement plans, a defined benefit postretirement life insurance plan and defined contribution retirement savings plan. Expenses recognized under all retirement plans totaled $4.0 million and $3.5 million in the three months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020, respectively, and $9.3 million and $7.1 million in the six months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020, respectively.
Defined Benefit Plans Obligations and Assets
The change in benefit obligation, change in fair value of plan assets, funded status and amounts recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets for the defined benefit plans were as follows:
Six Months Ended
 June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
Pension BenefitsOther BenefitsPension BenefitsOther Benefits
(In thousands)
Change in projected benefit obligation
Projected benefit obligation, beginning of period$404,194 $1,593 $369,066 $1,527 
Interest cost2,437 4,050 18 
Actuarial loss (gain)(28,552)(35)28,806 64 
Benefits paid(5,978)(70)(9,965)(80)
Curtailments and settlements(2,689)
Prior service cost11 
Currency translation loss (gain)10,196 (11,001)
Projected benefit obligation, end of period$379,608 $1,496 $380,967 $1,529 
Six Months Ended
 June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
 Pension BenefitsOther BenefitsPension BenefitsOther Benefits
(In thousands)
Change in plan assets
Fair value of plan assets, beginning of period$305,983 $$294,589 $
Actual return on plan assets14,564 (9,948)
Contributions by employer6,832 70 5,173 80 
Benefits paid(5,978)(70)(9,965)(80)
Curtailments and settlements(2,689)
Expenses paid from assets(169)(526)
Currency translation gain (loss)8,764 (9,849)
Fair value of plan assets, end of period$327,307 $$269,474 $
 June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
 Pension BenefitsOther BenefitsPension BenefitsOther Benefits
(In thousands)
Funded status
Unfunded benefit obligation, end of period$(52,301)$(1,496)$(98,211)$(1,593)

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 June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
 Pension BenefitsOther BenefitsPension BenefitsOther Benefits
(In thousands)
Amounts recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at end of period
Current liability$(819)$(167)$(7,510)$(169)
Long-term liability(51,482)(1,329)(90,701)(1,424)
Recognized liability$(52,301)$(1,496)$(98,211)$(1,593)
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
Pension BenefitsOther BenefitsPension BenefitsOther Benefits
(In thousands)
Amounts recognized in accumulated other comprehensive loss at end of period
Net actuarial loss$55,846 $138 $95,522 $174 
The accumulated benefit obligation for the Company’s defined benefit pension plans was $379.6 million and $404.2 million at June 27, 2021 and December 27, 2020, respectively. Each of the Company’s defined benefit pension plans had accumulated benefit obligations that exceeded the fair value of plan assets at both June 27, 2021 and December 27, 2020. As of June 27, 2021, the weighted average duration of the Company’s defined benefit pension obligation is 19.67 years.
Net Periodic Benefit Costs
Net defined benefit pension and other postretirement costs included the following components:
Three Months Ended June 27, 2021Three Months Ended June 28, 2020Six Months Ended June 27, 2021Six Months Ended June 28, 2020
Pension BenefitsOther BenefitsPension BenefitsOther BenefitsPension BenefitsOther BenefitsPension BenefitsOther Benefits
(In thousands)
Interest cost$987 $$2,011 $$2,437 $$4,050 $18 
Estimated return on plan assets(1,815)(3,215)(4,456)(6,498)
Settlement loss837 837 
Expenses paid from assets91 93 169 537 
Amortization of net loss381 375 946 751 
Amortization of past service cost
Net costs(a)
$484 $$(736)$$(59)$$(1,160)$18 
(a)    Net costs are included in the line item Miscellaneous, net on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income.
Economic Assumptions
The weighted average assumptions used in determining pension and other postretirement plan information were as follows:
 June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
 Pension BenefitsOther BenefitsPension BenefitsOther Benefits
Assumptions used to measure benefit obligation at end of period
Discount rate2.31 %2.20 %1.83 %1.80 %
Six Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
Pension BenefitsOther BenefitsPension BenefitsOther Benefits
Assumptions used to measure net pension and other postretirement cost
Discount rate1.86 %1.80 %2.57 %2.77 %
Expected return on plan assets3.53 %NA4.67 %NA

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The discount rate represents the interest rate used to determine the present value of future cash flows currently expected to be required to settle the Company’s pension and other benefit obligations. The discount rate assumptions used to determine future pension obligations at June 27, 2021 and December 27, 2020 were based on Prudential Financial, Inc.’s (“Prudential”) Pru Above Mean yield curve, which was designed by Prudential to provide a means for plan sponsors to value the liabilities of their postretirement benefit plans. The Pru Above Mean yield curve represents a series of annual discount rates from bonds with an AA minimum average credit quality rating as rated by Moody’s Investor Service, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings. The expected benefit payments were discounted by each corresponding discount rate on the yield curve. For payments beyond 30 years, the Company extended the curve assuming the discount rate derived in year 30 is extended to the end of the plan’s payment expectations. Once the present value of the string of benefit payments was established, the Company determined the single rate on the yield curve, that when applied to all obligations of the plan, would exactly match the previously determined present value. The discount rate assumptions used to determine future pension obligations for the U.K. pension plans at June 27, 2021 and December 27, 2020 were based on corporate bond spot yield curves provided by Merrill Lynch. Merrill Lynch bases this calculation entirely on AA1-AA3 rated bonds. As part of the evaluation of pension and other postretirement assumptions, the Company applied assumptions for mortality that incorporate generational white and blue collar mortality trends. In determining its benefit obligations, the Company used generational tables that take into consideration increases in plan participant longevity. As of June 27, 2021 and December 27, 2020, the U.S. pension and other postretirement benefit plans used variations of the Pri-2012 mortality table and the MP2020 mortality improvement scale. As of June 27, 2021 and December 27, 2020, the U.K. pension plans used variations of the AxC00 mortality table in combination with the CMI_2019 Sk=7.5 mortality improvement scale for pre-retirement employees and the S3PMA mortality table in combination with the CMI_2019 Sk=7.5 mortality improvement scale for postretirement employees.
The sensitivity of the projected benefit obligation for pension benefits to changes in the discount rate is set out below. The impact of a change in the discount rate of 0.25% on the projected benefit obligation for other benefits is less than $1,000. This sensitivity analysis is based on changing one assumption while holding all other assumptions constant. In practice, this is unlikely to occur, and changes in some of the assumptions may be correlated. When calculating the sensitivity of the defined benefit obligation to variations in significant actuarial assumptions, the same method (present value of the defined benefit obligation calculated with the projected unit credit method at the end of the reporting period) has been applied as for calculating the liability recognized in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.
Increase in Discount Rate of 0.25%Decrease in Discount Rate of 0.25%
(In thousands)
Impact on projected benefit obligation for pension benefits$(10,162)$10,698 
The expected rate of return on plan assets was primarily based on the determination of an expected return and for each plan’s current asset portfolio that the Company believes are likely to prevail over long periods. This determination was made using assumptions for return and volatility of the portfolio. Asset class assumptions were set using a combination of empirical and forward-looking analysis. To the extent historical results were affected by unsustainable trends or events, the effects of those trends or events were quantified and removed. The Company also considered anticipated asset allocations, investment strategies and the views of various investment professionals when developing this rate.

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Plan Assets
The following table reflects the pension plans’ actual asset allocations:
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
Cash and cash equivalents%%
Pooled separate accounts for the Union Plan(a):
Equity securities%%
Fixed income securities%%
Pooled separate accounts and common collective trust funds for the GK Pension Plan(a):
Equity securities20 %20 %
Fixed income securities12 %13 %
Real estate%%
Pooled separate accounts for the U.K. Plans(a):
Equity securities36 %35 %
Fixed income securities19 %20 %
Real estate%%
Total assets100 %100 %
(a)    Pooled separate accounts (“PSAs”) and common collective trust funds (“CCTs”) are two of the most common types of alternative vehicles in which benefit plans invest. These investments are pooled funds that look like mutual funds, but they are not registered with the SEC. Often times, they will be invested in mutual funds or other marketable securities, but the unit price generally will be different from the value of the underlying securities because the fund may also hold cash for liquidity purposes, and the fees imposed by the fund are deducted from the fund value rather than charged separately to investors. Some PSAs and CCTs have no restrictions as to their investment strategy and can invest in riskier investments, such as derivatives, hedge funds, private equity funds, or similar investments.
Absent regulatory or statutory limitations, the target asset allocation for the investment of pension assets in the PSAs for the Union Plan is 50% in each of fixed income securities and equity securities, the target asset allocation for the investment of pension assets in the PSAs and/or CCTs for the GK Pension Plan is 35% in fixed income securities, 60% in equity securities and 5% in real estate and investment of pension assets in the PSAs for the U.K. Plans is 28% in fixed income securities, 62% in equity securities and 10% in real estate. The plans only invest in fixed income and equity instruments for which there is a readily available public market. The Company develops its expected long-term rate of return assumptions based on the historical rates of returns for equity and fixed income securities of the type in which its plans invest.

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The fair value measurements of plan assets fell into the following levels of the fair value hierarchy as of June 27, 2021 and December 27, 2020:
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
Level 1(a)
Level 2(b)
Level 3(c)
Total
Level 1(a)
Level 2(b)
Level 3(c)
Total
 (In thousands)
Cash and cash equivalents$6,170 $$$6,170 $1,487 $$$1,487 
PSAs for the Union Plan:
Large U.S. equity funds(d)
2,776 2,776 3,100 3,100 
Small/Mid U.S. equity funds(e)
1,116 1,116 392 392 
International equity funds(f)
2,175 2,175 1,874 1,874 
Fixed income funds(g)
5,042 5,042 5,365 5,365 
PSAs and CCTs for the GK Pension Plan:
Large U.S. equity funds(d)
32,409 32,409 29,602 29,602 
Small/Mid U.S. equity funds(e)
16,636 16,636 17,569 17,569 
International equity funds(f)
16,600 16,600 16,320 16,320 
Fixed income funds(g)
39,229 39,229 38,944 38,944 
Real estate(h)
4,852 4,852 5,677 5,677 
PSAs for the U.K. Plans:
Large U.S. equity funds(d)
46,814 46,814 39,002 39,002 
International equity funds(f)
73,672 73,672 69,251 69,251 
Fixed income funds(g)
61,276 61,276 60,212 60,212 
Real estate(h)
18,540 18,540 17,188 17,188 
Total assets$6,170 $321,137 $$327,307 $1,487 $304,496 $$305,983 
(a)    Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets are used to determine fair value.
(b)    Quoted prices in active markets for similar assets and inputs that are observable for the asset are used to determine fair value.
(c)    Unobservable inputs, such as discounted cash flow models or valuations, are used to determine fair value.
(d)    This category is comprised of investment options that invest in stocks, or shares of ownership, in large, well-established U.S. companies. These investment options typically carry more risk than fixed income options but have the potential for higher returns over longer time periods.
(e)    This category is generally comprised of investment options that invest in stocks, or shares of ownership, in small to medium-sized U.S. companies. These investment options typically carry more risk than larger U.S. equity investment options but have the potential for higher returns.
(f)    This category is comprised of investment options that invest in stocks, or shares of ownership, in companies with their principal place of business or office outside of the U.S.
(g)    This category is comprised of investment options that invest in bonds, or debt of a company or government entity (including U.S. and non-U.S. entities). These investment options typically carry more risk than short-term fixed income investment options, but less overall risk than equities.
(h)    This category is comprised of investment options that invest in real estate investment trusts or private equity pools that own real estate. These long-term investments are primarily in office buildings, industrial parks, apartments or retail complexes. These investment options typically carry more risk, including liquidity risk, than fixed income investment options.

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Benefit Payments
The following table reflects the benefits as of June 27, 2021 expected to be paid through 2030 from the Company’s pension and other postretirement plans. The Company’s pension plans are primarily funded plans. Therefore, anticipated benefits with respect to these plans will come primarily from the trusts established for these plans. The Company’s other postretirement plans are unfunded. Therefore, anticipated benefits with respect to these plans will come from the Company’s own assets.
Pension BenefitsOther Benefits
 (In thousands)
2021$17,363 $99 
202216,792 163 
202316,348 156 
202415,962 149 
202515,607 140 
2026-203071,821 555 
Total$153,893 $1,262 
As required by funding regulations or laws, the Company anticipates contributing $4.8 million and $0.2 million to its pension plans and other postretirement plans, respectively, during the remainder of 2021.
Unrecognized Benefit Amounts in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income
The amounts in accumulated other comprehensive income that were not recognized as components of net periodic benefits cost and the changes in those amounts are as follows:
Six Months Ended
 June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
 Pension BenefitsOther BenefitsPension BenefitsOther Benefits
 (In thousands)
Net actuarial loss, beginning of period$95,522 $174 $58,239 $91 
Amortization(954)(1)(751)
Curtailment and settlement adjustments(837)
Actuarial loss (gain)(28,552)(35)28,806 64 
Asset loss (gain)(10,109)16,438 
Currency translation loss (gain)776 (202)
Net actuarial loss, end of period$55,846 $138 $102,530 $155 
Risk Management
Through its defined benefit plans, the Company is exposed to a number of risks, the most significant of which are detailed below:
Asset volatility. The plan liabilities are calculated using a discount rate set with reference to corporate bond yields; if plan assets under perform this yield, this will create a deficit. The pension plans hold a significant proportion of equities, which are expected to outperform corporate bonds in the long-term while contributing volatility and risk in the short-term. The Company monitors the level of investment risk but has no current plan to significantly modify the mixture of investments. The investment position is discussed more below.
Changes in bond yields. A decrease in corporate bond yields will increase plan liabilities, although this will be partially offset by an increase in the value of the plans’ bond holdings.
The investment position is managed and monitored by a committee of individuals from various departments. This group actively monitors how the duration and the expected yield of the investments are matching the expected cash outflows arising from the pension obligations. The group has not changed the processes used to manage its risks from previous periods. The group does not use derivatives to manage its risk. Investments are well diversified, such that the failure of any single investment would not have a material impact on the overall level of assets. The majority of equities are in U.S. large and small cap companies with some global diversification into international entities.

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Remeasurement
The Company remeasures both plan assets and obligations on a quarterly basis.
Defined Contribution Plans
The Company sponsors 2 defined contribution retirement savings plans in the U.S. reportable segment for eligible U.S. and Puerto Rico employees. The Company maintains 3 postretirement plans for eligible employees in the Mexico reportable segment, as required by Mexico law, which primarily cover termination benefits. The Company maintains 2 defined contribution retirement savings plans in the U.K. and Europe reportable segment for eligible U.K. and Europe employees, as required by U.K. and Europe law. The Company’s expenses related to its defined contribution plans totaled $3.5 million in the three months ended June 27, 2021 and $8.1 million in the six months ended June 27, 2021.
14.    STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
For the three months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020, we recognized total stock-based compensation expense of $3.2 million and $3.2 million, respectively. For the three months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020, the total income tax benefit recognized for stock-based compensation arrangements was $0.8 million and $0.8 million, respectively.
For the six months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020, we recognized total stock-based compensation expense of $5.2 million and $3.9 million, respectively. For the six months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020, the total income tax benefit recognized for stock-based compensation arrangements was $1.3 million and $1.0 million, respectively.
During the six months ended June 27, 2021, we granted 145,000 time-vesting restricted stock units at a grant date price of $19.73 per unit. Theses awards will vest equally on July 1, 2022, July 1, 2023 and July 1, 2024. We also granted 561,236 performance-based restricted stock units at a grant date price of $22.39 per unit. These awards will convert to time-vesting restricted stock units in the first quarter of 2022 if or when the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors certifies the achievement of 2021 performance targets. Once converted to time-vesting restricted stock units, the awards will vest equally on December 31, 2022, December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2024. During the same period we also granted 400,000 performance-based restricted stock units at a grant date price of $19.73 per unit. These awards will convert to time-vesting restricted stock units in the first quarter of 2024 if or when the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors certifies the achievement of performance targets over a three-year period of January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2023. Once converted to time-vesting restricted stock units, the awards will vest equally on July 1, 2024, July 1, 2025 and July 1, 2026. We also granted 63,000 time-vesting restricted stock units on May 3, 2021 at a grant date price of $23.81 per unit and 2,951 restricted stock units on April 6, 2021 at a grant date price of $24.16.
15.    FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Fair value is an exit price, representing the amount that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value must be categorized into one of three different levels depending on the assumptions (i.e., inputs) used in the valuation:
Level 1Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;
Level 2Quoted prices in active markets for similar assets and liabilities and inputs that are observable for the asset or liability; or
Level 3Unobservable inputs, such as discounted cash flow models or valuations.
The determination of where assets and liabilities fall within this hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety.
As of June 27, 2021 and December 27, 2020, the Company held derivative assets and liabilities that were required to be measured at fair value on a recurring basis. Derivative assets and liabilities consist of long and short positions on exchange-traded commodity futures instruments, commodity options instruments, sales contracts instruments, foreign currency instruments to manage translation and remeasurement risk and interest rate swap instruments.

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The following items were measured at fair value on a recurring basis:
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
Level 1Level 2TotalLevel 1Level 2Total
(In thousands)
Assets:
Commodity derivative assets$28,838 — $28,838 $24,059 — $24,059 
Foreign currency derivative assets2,957 — 2,957 2,204 — 2,204 
Liabilities:
Commodity derivative liabilities(86,806)— (86,806)(6,531)— (6,531)
Foreign currency derivative liabilities(135)— (135)(428)— (428)
Interest rate swap derivative liabilities(478)(478)(640)(640)
Sales contract derivative liabilities5,133 5,133 — — — 
See “Note 3. Derivative Financial Instruments” for additional information.
The valuation of financial assets and liabilities classified in Level 1 is determined using a market approach, taking into account current interest rates, creditworthiness, and liquidity risks in relation to current market conditions, and is based upon unadjusted quoted prices for identical assets in active markets. The valuation of financial assets and liabilities in Level 2 is determined using a market approach based upon quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets or other inputs that are observable for substantially the full term of the financial instrument. The valuation of financial assets in Level 3 is determined using an income approach based on unobservable inputs such as discounted cash flow models or valuations. For each class of assets and liabilities not measured at fair value in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets but for which fair value is disclosed, the Company is not required to provide the quantitative disclosure about significant unobservable inputs used in fair value measurements categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy.
In addition to the fair value disclosure requirements related to financial instruments carried at fair value, accounting standards require interim disclosures regarding the fair value of all of the Company’s financial instruments. The methods and significant assumptions used to estimate the fair value of financial instruments and any changes in methods or significant assumptions from prior periods are also required to be disclosed.
The carrying amounts and estimated fair values of our fixed-rate debt obligation recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets consisted of the following:
 June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
 Carrying AmountFair
Value
Carrying AmountFair
Value
 (In thousands)
Fixed-rate senior notes payable at 5.75%, at Level 2 inputs$$$(1,001,693)$(1,024,510)
Fixed-rate senior notes payable at 5.875%, at Level 2 inputs(845,508)(907,732)(845,149)(911,957)
Fixed-rate senior notes payable at 4.25%, at Level 2 inputs(990,190)(1,036,250)
Secured loans, at Level 3 inputs(23)(23)(38)(38)
See “Note 11. Debt” for additional information.
The carrying amounts of our cash and cash equivalents, derivative trading accounts’ margin cash, restricted cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and certain other liabilities approximate their fair values due to their relatively short maturities. Derivative assets were recorded at fair value based on quoted market prices and are included in the line item Prepaid expenses and other current assets on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. Derivative liabilities were recorded at fair value based on quoted market prices and are included in the line item Accrued expenses and other current liabilities on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets. The fair value of the Company’s Level 2 fixed-rate debt obligations was based on the quoted market price at June 27, 2021 or December 27, 2020, as applicable. The fair value of the Company’s Level 3 fixed-rate debt obligation was based on discounted cash flows using weighted average cost of debt of 0.5% for the periods ending June 27, 2021 and December 27, 2020.
In addition to assets and liabilities that are recorded at fair value on a recurring basis, the Company records certain assets and liabilities at fair value on a nonrecurring basis. Generally, assets are recorded at fair value on a nonrecurring basis as a result of impairment charges when required by U.S. GAAP. There were no significant fair value measurement losses recognized for such assets and liabilities in the periods reported.

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16.    RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Pilgrim’s has been and, in some cases, continues to be a party to certain transactions with affiliated companies.
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 June 27, 2021June 28, 2020June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
 (In thousands)
Sales to related parties
JBS USA Food Company(a)
$4,017 $3,094 $7,082 $6,547 
JBS Australia Pty. Ltd.939 495 1,822 1,281 
Combo, Mercado de Congelados326 414 777 487 
JBS Chile Ltda.(1)(44)87 (44)
Total sales to related parties$5,281 $3,959 $9,768 $8,271 
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
(In thousands)
Cost of goods purchased from related parties
JBS USA Food Company(a)
$49,547 $35,913 $105,796 $72,810 
Penasul UK LTD2,838 5,156 
Seara Meats B.V.643 1,080 2,344 3,723 
Planterra Food Company150 150 
JBS Global (U.K.) Ltd.126 219 495 445 
JBS Food Trading (Shanghai) Limited42 42 
JBS Toledo NV93 156 
JBS Asia Co Limited
Total cost of goods purchased from related parties$53,346 $37,305 $113,988 $77,134 
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
(In thousands)
Expenditures paid by related parties
JBS USA Food Company(b)
$16,987 $13,892 $40,732 $21,973 
Seara Food Europe Holdings12 
Total expenditures paid by related parties$16,989 $13,894 $40,744 $21,975 
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
(In thousands)
Expenditures paid on behalf of related parties
JBS USA Food Company(b)
$11,072 $4,206 $27,446 $6,626 
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
(In thousands)
Accounts receivable from related parties
JBS USA Food Company(a)
$803 $714 
Combo, Mercado de Congelados35 
JBS Australia Pty. Ltd.29 370 
Seara International Ltd.
Total accounts receivable from related parties$868 $1,084 

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June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
(In thousands)
Accounts payable to related parties
JBS USA Food Company(a)
$6,844 $8,562 
Penasul UK LTD1,144 
Seara Meats B.V.429 1,075 
JBS Global (U.K.) Ltd.125 
JBS Food Trading (Shanghai) Limited42 
JBS Chile Ltda.11 
Total accounts payable to related parties$8,595 $9,650 
(a)    The Company routinely executes transactions to both purchase products from JBS USA Food Company (“JBS USA”) and sell products to them. As of June 27, 2021, approximately $1.4 million of goods purchased from JBS USA were in transit and not reflected on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.
(b)    The Company has an agreement with JBS USA to allocate costs associated with JBS USA’s procurement of SAP licenses and maintenance services for its combined companies. Under this agreement, the fees associated with procuring SAP licenses and maintenance services are allocated between the Company and JBS USA in proportion to the percentage of licenses used by each company. The agreement expires on the date of expiration, or earlier termination, of the underlying SAP license agreement. The Company also has an agreement with JBS USA to allocate the costs of supporting the business operations by one consolidated corporate team, which have historically been supported by their respective corporate teams. Expenditures paid by JBS USA on behalf of the Company will be reimbursed by the Company and expenditures paid by the Company on behalf of JBS USA will be reimbursed by JBS USA. This agreement expires on December 31, 2021.
17.    REPORTABLE SEGMENTS
The Company operates in 3 reportable segments: U.S., U.K. and Europe, and Mexico. The Company measures segment profit as operating income. Corporate expenses are allocated to the Mexico and U.K. and Europe reportable segments based upon various apportionment methods for specific expenditures incurred related thereto with the remaining amounts allocated to the U.S. reportable segment.
We conduct separate operations in the continental U.S. and in Puerto Rico. For segment reporting purposes, the Puerto Rico operations are included in the U.S. reportable segment. The chicken products processed by the U.S. reportable segment are sold to foodservice, retail and frozen entrée customers. The segment’s primary distribution is through retailers, foodservice distributors and restaurants.
The U.K. and Europe reportable segment processes primarily chicken and pork products that are sold to foodservice, retail and frozen entrée customers. The segment’s primary distribution is through retailers, foodservice distributors and restaurants.
The chicken products processed by the Mexico reportable segment are sold to foodservice, retail and frozen entrée customers. The segment’s primary distribution is through retailers, foodservice distributors and restaurants.
Additional information regarding reportable segments is as follows:
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 27, 2021(a)
June 28, 2020(b)
June 27, 2021(c)
June 28, 2020(d)
(In thousands)
Net sales
U.S.$2,248,470 $1,798,689 $4,248,029 $3,725,569 
U.K. and Europe935,845 757,201 1,790,579 1,579,463 
Mexico453,383 268,133 872,515 593,919 
Total$3,637,698 $2,824,023 $6,911,123 $5,898,951 
(a)For the three months ended June 27, 2021, the U.S. reportable segment had intercompany sales to the Mexico reportable segment of $82.8 million. These sales consisted of fresh products, prepared products and grain.
(b)For the three months ended June 28, 2020, the U.S. reportable segment had intercompany sales to the Mexico reportable segment of $57.1 million. These sales consisted of fresh products, prepared products and grain.
(c)For the six months ended June 27, 2021, the U.S. reportable segment had intercompany sales to the Mexico reportable segment of $150.8 million. These sales consisted of fresh products, prepared products and grain.
(d)For the six months ended June 28, 2020, the U.S. reportable segment had intercompany sales to the Mexico reportable segment of $113.7 million. These sales consisted of fresh products, prepared products and grain.

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Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
(In thousands)
Reportable segment profit (loss)
U.S.$(224,171)$39,448 $(156,046)$124,500 
U.K. and Europe21,831 23,185 32,326 46,375 
Mexico79,195 (35,544)159,025 (59,424)
Eliminations14 200 28 224 
Total operating income (loss)(123,131)27,289 35,333 111,675 
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest50,651 32,323 80,985 65,011 
Interest income(842)(1,158)(3,208)(2,848)
Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)4,145 5,525 6,659 (12,860)
Miscellaneous, net(770)(45)(8,614)(34,233)
Income (loss) before income taxes(176,315)(9,356)(40,489)96,605 
Income tax expense (benefit)(9,812)(2,956)25,546 35,556 
Net income (loss)$(166,503)$(6,400)$(66,035)$61,049 
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
(In thousands)
Total assets
U.S.$5,502,300 $5,189,021 
U.K. and Europe3,108,881 3,034,219 
Mexico1,099,050 1,212,428 
Eliminations(1,961,386)(1,961,171)
Total assets$7,748,845 $7,474,497 
June 27, 2021December 27, 2020
(In thousands)
Long-lived assets(a)
U.S.$1,843,412 $1,815,460 
U.K. and Europe852,059 842,049 
Mexico281,063 292,651 
Eliminations(3,756)(3,783)
Total long-lived assets$2,972,778 $2,946,377 
(a)For this disclosure, we exclude financial instruments, deferred tax assets and intangible assets in accordance with ASC 280-10-50-41, Segment Reporting. Long-lived assets, as used in ASC 280-10-50-41, implies hard assets that cannot be readily removed.
18.    COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
General
The Company is a party to many routine contracts in which it provides general indemnities in the normal course of business to third parties for various risks. Among other considerations, the Company has not recorded a liability for any of these indemnities because, based upon the likelihood of payment, the fair value of such indemnities would not have a material impact on its financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.

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Financial Instruments
The Company’s loan agreements generally obligate the Company to reimburse the applicable lender for incremental increased costs due to a change in law that imposes (1) any reserve or special deposit requirement against assets of, deposits with or credit extended by such lender related to the loan, (2) any tax, duty or other charge with respect to the loan (except standard income tax) or (3) capital adequacy requirements. In addition, some of the Company’s loan agreements contain a withholding tax provision that requires the Company to pay additional amounts to the applicable lender or other financing party, generally if withholding taxes are imposed on such lender or other financing party as a result of a change in the applicable tax law. These increased cost and withholding tax provisions continue for the entire term of the applicable transaction, and there is no limitation on the maximum additional amounts the Company could be obligated to pay under such provisions. Any failure to pay amounts due under such provisions generally would trigger an event of default, and, in a secured financing transaction, would entitle the lender to foreclose upon the collateral to realize the amount due.
Litigation
The Company is subject to various legal proceedings and claims which arise in the ordinary course of business. In the Company’s opinion, it has made appropriate and adequate accruals for claims where necessary; however, the ultimate liability for these matters is uncertain, and if significantly different than the amounts accrued, the ultimate outcome could have a material effect on the financial condition or results of operations of the Company.
Tax Claims and Proceedings
During 2014 and 2015 the Mexican Tax Authorities opened a review of Avícola Pilgrim’s Pride de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (“APPM”) in regards to tax years 2009 and 2010, respectively. In both instances, the Mexican Tax Authorities claim that controlled company status did not exist for certain subsidiaries because APPM did not own 50% of the shares in voting rights of Incubadora Hidalgo, S. de R.L de C.V. and Commercializadora de Carnes de México S. de R.L de C.V. (both in 2009) and Pilgrim’s Pride, S. de R. L. de C.V. (in 2010). As a result, APPM should have considered dividends paid out of these subsidiaries partially taxable since a portion of the dividend amount was not paid from the net tax profit account (CUFIN). APPM is currently appealing. Amounts under appeal are $30.8 million and $18.6 million for tax years 2009 and 2010, respectively. No loss has been recorded for these amounts at this time.
In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation
Between September 2, 2016 and October 13, 2016, a series of purported federal class action lawsuits styled as In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 1:16-cv-08637 were filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (the “Illinois Court”) against PPC and 19 other producers by and on behalf of direct and indirect purchasers of broiler chickens alleging violations of federal and state antitrust and unfair competition laws. The complaints seek, among other relief, treble damages for an alleged conspiracy among defendants to reduce output and increase prices of broiler chickens from the period of January 2008 to the present. The class plaintiffs have filed 3 consolidated amended complaints: one on behalf of direct purchasers (“the Direct Purchaser Plaintiff Class”) and two on behalf of distinct groups of indirect purchasers. Between December 8, 2017 and July 9, 2021, 77 individual direct action complaints were filed with the Illinois Court by individual direct purchaser entities (“DAPs”) naming PPC as a defendant, the allegations of which largely mirror those in the class action complaints. Subsequent amendments to certain complaints added allegations of price fixing and bid rigging on certain sales, which have been stayed by the Illinois Court pending resolution of the original supply reduction conspiracy. On June 17, 2021, the Illinois Court issued a revised scheduling order through trial, which contemplates the close of merits fact discovery for defendants and most plaintiffs on July 31, 2021, with additional discovery of subsequent DAPs proceeding in six month increments following consolidation of each DAP complaint. Expert discovery will proceed from August 31, 2021 through May 13, 2022 with summary judgment briefing beginning on June 10, 2022 and concluding on November 21, 2022. The Court has not yet set a trial date.
On January 11, 2021, PPC announced that it had entered into an agreement to settle all claims made by the putative Direct Purchaser Plaintiff Class (“DPPs”), which the Illinois Court preliminarily approved February 25, 2021. As a result of this agreement, PPC recognized an expense of $75.0 million within Selling, general and administrative expense in the Consolidated Statements of Income for the year ended December 27, 2020. Pursuant to this agreement, PPC paid the DPPs this amount during the first quarter of 2021.

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On July 16, 2021, PPC and the putative End-User Consumer Indirect Purchaser Plaintiff Class (“EUCPs”) jointly informed the Court that they had reached an agreement to settle all claims, subject to Court approval under Rule 23. The EUCPs will file a motion for preliminary, and ultimately final, approval of the proposed settlement in the near future. In addition, PPC has agreed in principle to settle all claims made by the putative Commercial and Institutional Indirect Purchaser Plaintiff Class (“CIIPPs”). PPC and CIIPPs are negotiating a long-form settlement agreement, which the Illinois Court will need to approve. Under the terms of these settlements, PPC has agreed to pay the EUCPs and CIIPPs an aggregate amount of $120.5 million to release all outstanding claims brought by such Classes. These settlements are subject to the execution of long-form settlement agreements with the respective parties and Illinois Court approval thereafter. As a result of these agreements, PPC recognized this expense within Selling, general and administrative expense in the Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and six months ended June 27, 2021.
The settlements with the DPPs, EUCPs and CIIPPs do not cover the claims of the DAPs or other parties who have or will opt out of such settlements (collectively, the “Opt Outs”). PPC will therefore continue to litigate against such Opt Outs and will seek reasonable settlements where they are available. PPC has recognized an expense of $251.4 million to cover potential settlements with various Opt Outs. The amount accrued is an estimate that is subject to change. PPC recognized this expense within Selling, general and administrative expense in the Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and six months ended June 27, 2021.
On February 21, 2017, the Attorney General of Florida (“Florida AG”) issued a civil investigative demand (“CID”) regarding the broiler chicken market. The CID requests, among other things, data and information related to the acquisition and processing of broiler chickens and the sale of chicken products. PPC is cooperating with the Florida AG in producing documents pursuant to the CID.
On August 6, 2020, the Attorney General of Washington (“Washington AG”) issued a CID regarding similar broiler chicken matters that are the subject of the Florida CID. The CID requests, among other things, data and information related to the acquisition and processing of broiler chickens and the sale of chicken products. PPC is cooperating with the Washington AG in producing documents pursuant to the CID.
On each of February 24, 2021 and May 4, 2021, the Attorney General of Louisiana (“Louisiana AG”) issued a CID regarding similar broiler chicken matters that are the subject of Florida CID. The CID requests, among other things, data and information related to the acquisition and processing of broiler chickens and the sale of chicken products. PPC is cooperating with the Louisiana AG in producing documents pursuant to the CID.
On September 1, 2020, the Attorney General of New Mexico filed a complaint in the First Judicial District Court in the County of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The complaint alleges the same claims as those made in the In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation under New Mexico state law. PPC filed its answer to the complaint on February 1, 2021.
On February 22, 2021, the Attorney General of Alaska filed a complaint in Superior Court in the Third Judicial District in Anchorage, Alaska. The complaint alleges the same claims as those made in the In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation under Alaska state law. PPC answered the complaint on June 14, 2021.
Other Claims and Proceedings
On October 10, 2016, Patrick Hogan, acting on behalf of himself and a putative class of persons who purchased shares of PPC’s stock between February 21, 2014 and October 6, 2016, filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (the “Colorado Court”) against PPC and its named executive officers (the “Hogan Litigation”). The complaint alleges, among other things, that PPC’s SEC filings contained statements that were rendered materially false and misleading by PPC’s failure to disclose that (1) PPC colluded with several of its industry peers to fix prices in the broiler-chicken market as alleged in the In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, (2) its conduct constituted a violation of federal antitrust laws, (3) PPC’s revenues during the class period were the result of illegal conduct and (4) that PPC lacked effective internal control over financial reporting. The complaint also states that PPC’s industry was anticompetitive and seeks compensatory damages. On April 4, 2017, the Colorado Court appointed another stockholder, George James Fuller, as lead plaintiff. On May 11, 2017, the plaintiff filed an amended complaint, which extended the end date of the putative class period to November 17, 2017. PPC and the other defendants moved to dismiss on June 12, 2017, and the plaintiff filed its opposition on July 12, 2017. PPC and the other defendants filed their reply on August 1, 2017. On March 14, 2018, the Colorado Court dismissed the plaintiff’s complaint without prejudice and issued final judgment in favor of PPC and the other defendants. On April 11, 2018, the plaintiff moved for reconsideration of the Colorado Court’s decision and for permission to file a Second Amended Complaint. PPC and the other defendants filed a response to the plaintiff’s motion on April 25, 2018. On November 19, 2018, the Colorado Court denied the plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration and granted plaintiff leave to file a Second Amended Complaint. On June 8, 2020, the plaintiff filed a Second Amended Complaint against the same defendants,

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based in part on the Indictment (defined below). On July 31, 2020, defendants filed a motion to dismiss the Second Amended Complaint pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Colorado Court granted the motion to dismiss on April 19, 2021 and issued judgment in favor of defendants. On May 17, 2021, the plaintiff filed a motion for amended judgment. PPC and the other defendants filed their opposition to the motion for amended judgment on June 7, 2021. The Colorado Court’s decision on the motion for the amended judgment is currently pending.
On January 27, 2017, a purported class action on behalf of broiler chicken farmers was brought against PPC and 4 other producers in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma (the “Oklahoma Court”) alleging, among other things, a conspiracy to reduce competition for grower services and depress the price paid to growers. Plaintiffs allege violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Packers and Stockyards Act and seek, among other relief, treble damages. The complaint was consolidated with a subsequently filed consolidated amended class action complaint styled as In re Broiler Chicken Grower Litigation, Case No. CIV-17-033-RJS (the “Grower Litigation”). The defendants (including PPC) jointly moved to dismiss the consolidated amended complaint on September 9, 2017 for failure to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The Oklahoma Court granted only certain other defendants’ motions challenging jurisdiction. On January 6, 2020, the Oklahoma Court denied the pending Rule 12 motion, and lifted the stay on discovery. The case is currently in discovery. On October 6, 2020, the Oklahoma plaintiffs filed a motion with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (the “JPML”) seeking consolidation of a series of copycat complaints filed in September and October 2020 in the U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado, the District of Kansas, and the Northern District of California. On December 15, 2020, the JPML ordered the transfer of all cases to the Oklahoma Court for consolidated or coordinated pretrial proceedings. On February 12, 2020, the Oklahoma Court entered a case management order in the multi-district litigation setting a February 1, 2022 deadline for the close of fact discovery. That order also set a deadline of September 15, 2022 for the filing of class certification motions, with deadlines of October 27, 2022 for opposition briefing and December 1, 2022 for reply briefing. Under the order, motions for summary judgment are to be filed on February 1, 2023, with oppositions and replies due March 22, 2023, and April 12, 2023, respectively.
On March 9, 2017, a stockholder derivative action, DiSalvio v. Lovette, et al., No. 2017 cv. 30207, was brought against all of PPC’s directors and its Chief Financial Officer, Fabio Sandri, in the Nineteenth Judicial District Court for the County of Weld in Colorado (the “Weld County Court”). The complaint alleges, among other things, that the named defendants breached their fiduciary duties by failing to prevent PPC and its officers from engaging in an antitrust conspiracy as alleged in the In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation, and issuing false and misleading statements as alleged in the Hogan class action litigation. On April 17, 2017, a related stockholder derivative action, Brima v. Lovette, et al., No. 2017 cv. 30308, was brought against all of PPC���s directors and its Chief Financial Officer in the Weld County Court. The Brima complaint contains largely the same allegations as the DiSalvio complaint. The DiSalvio and Brima litigations (“the Derivative Litigation”) have been consolidated, and on October 14, 2020, an amended shareholder derivative complaint was filed which alleges, among other things, that the named defendants breached their fiduciary duties by failing to prevent PPC from engaging in an antitrust conspiracy as alleged in the Broiler litigation, the Indictment (as defined below), and other related proceedings; and by failing to prevent the issuance of false and misleading statements as alleged in the Hogan securities litigation and the UFCW securities litigation (as defined below). The consolidated case was stayed, pending the resolution of the motion to dismiss in the Hogan Litigation described above. Following the Colorado Court granting defendants’ motion to dismiss in the Hogan litigation, the stay was lifted. The parties then filed a joint motion to continue the stay pending the Colorado Court’s decision on the motion for amended judgment. The Weld County Court granted the motion to continue the stay on June 22, 2021.
Between August 30, 2019 and October 16, 2019, 4 purported class action lawsuits were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (the “Maryland Court”) against PPC and a number of other chicken producers, as well as WMS Webber, Meng, Sahl and Company and Agri Stats. The plaintiffs seek to represent a nationwide class of processing plant production and maintenance workers (“Plant Workers”). They allege that the defendants conspired to fix and depress the compensation paid to Plant Workers in violation of the Sherman Act and seek damages from January 1, 2009 to the present. On November 12, 2019, the Maryland Court ordered the consolidation of the 4 cases for pretrial purposes. The defendants (including PPC) jointly moved to dismiss the consolidated complaint on November 22, 2019. Shortly thereafter, the plaintiffs informed the defendants and the Maryland Court that they would be amending their complaint, which they did on December 20, 2019. The consolidated amended complaint asserts largely similar allegations to the pleadings in the consolidated complaint, but was extended to include more class members and turkey processors as well as chicken processors. The defendants filed motions to dismiss the consolidated amended complaint on March 2, 2020. The Maryland Court dismissed PPC and a number of other defendants on September 16, 2020 without prejudice. The plaintiffs subsequently filed amended complaints on November 2, 2020 re-naming PPC and the other dismissed defendants. On June 14, 2021, PPC entered into a binding Settlement Agreement to settle all claims with the putative class for $29.0 million. As a result of this agreement, PPC recognized this expense within Selling, general and administrative expense in the Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and six months ended June 27, 2021. A motion for preliminary approval of the settlement was filed on July 16, 2021, which the Maryland Court granted on July 20, 2021. The settlement is still subject to final approval by the Maryland Court.

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On July 6, 2020, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 464A (“UFCW”), acting on behalf of itself and a putative class of persons who purchased shares of PPC stock between February 9, 2017 and June 3, 2020, filed a class action complaint in the Colorado Court against PPC, and Messrs. Lovette, Penn, and Sandri. The complaint alleges, among other things, that PPC’s public statements regarding its business and the drivers behind its financial results were false and misleading due to the defendants’ purported failure to disclose its participation in an antitrust conspiracy as alleged in the Broiler litigation and the Indictment (defined below). On September 4, 2020, UFCW and the New Mexico State Investment Council (“NMSIC”) filed competing motions to be appointed lead plaintiff under the Private Litigation Securities Reform Act. On March 17, 2021, the court appointed NMSIC as lead plaintiff. On May 26, 2021, NMSIC filed an amended complaint, which shortened the end date of the putative class period to June 3, 2020. PPC and the other defendants moved to dismiss the amended complaint on July 19, 2021. NMSIC’s opposition to the motions to dismiss is due on September 1, 2021.
PPC cannot predict the outcome of these pending litigations nor when they will be resolved. The consequences of the pending litigation matters are inherently uncertain, and adverse actions, judgments or settlements in some or all of these matters may result in materially adverse monetary damages, fines, penalties or injunctive relief against PPC. Any claims or litigation, even if fully indemnified or insured, could damage PPC’s reputation and make it more difficult to compete effectively or to obtain adequate insurance in the future.
DOJ Antitrust Matter
On July 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) issued a subpoena to PPC in connection with its investigation arising from the In re Broiler Chicken Antitrust Litigation. The Company has been cooperating with the DOJ investigation.
On June 3, 2020, PPC learned of an indictment by a Grand Jury in the Colorado Court against Jayson Penn, the chief executive officer and president of PPC at that time, in addition to two former employees of PPC and a former employee of a different company (the “Indictment”). The Indictment alleges that the defendants entered into and engaged in a conspiracy to suppress and eliminate competition by rigging bids and fixing prices and other price-related terms for broiler chicken products sold in the U.S., in violation of Section 1 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 1. On June 4, 2020, PPC learned that Mr. Penn pleaded not guilty to the charges. Effective June 15, 2020, Mr. Penn began a paid leave of absence from PPC. In connection with Mr. Penn’s leave of absence, PPC’s Board of Directors appointed the chief financial officer of PPC, Fabio Sandri, to serve in the additional role of PPC’s interim president and chief executive officer. On September 22, 2020, PPC’s Board of Directors appointed Fabio Sandri as PPC’s President and Chief Executive Officer in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer. On September 22, 2020, PPC disclosed that Mr. Penn was no longer with the Company. On February 10, 2021, the Company appointed Matthew Galvanoni as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective March 15, 2021.
On October 6, 2020, PPC learned of a superseding indictment by a Grand Jury in the Colorado Court against former Chief Executive Officer of PPC, William Lovette, one additional former employee of PPC, and four employees of different companies. The superseding indictment alleges similar claims to the Indictment.
On October 13, 2020, the Company announced that it had entered into a plea agreement (the “Plea Agreement”) with the DOJ pursuant to which the Company agreed to (1) plead guilty to one count of conspiracy in restraint of competition involving sales of broiler chicken products in the U.S. in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1, and (2) pay a fine of $110.5 million. The Company recognized the fine as expense which is included in Selling, general and administrative expense in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income for the three months ended September 27, 2020. Under the Plea Agreement, the DOJ agreed not to bring further charges against the Company for any antitrust violation involving the sale of broiler chicken products in the U.S. occurring prior to the date of the Plea Agreement. On February 23, 2021, the Colorado Court approved the Plea Agreement and assessed a fine of $107.9 million. The Company continues to cooperate with the DOJ in connection with the ongoing federal antitrust investigation into alleged price fixing and other anticompetitive conduct in the broiler chicken industry.

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ITEM 2.    MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Executive Summary
Overview
We are one of the largest chicken producers in the world, and as a vertically integrated company, we are able to control every phase of the production process, which helps us manage food safety and quality, control margins and improve customer service. This gives us the opportunity to continue to create growth and development opportunities, further increasing our position as a leading domestic and global protein company. With the acquisition of Pilgrim’s Pride Limited (“PPL”) and Moy Park in 2019 and 2017, respectively, we solidified ourselves as a leading European food company while diversifying our product mix with introduction into the pork market. With the acquisition of GNP in 2017, we further solidified ourselves as a leading poultry company within the U.S.
We reported net loss attributable to Pilgrim’s of $66.5 million, or $0.27 per diluted common share, and loss before tax totaling $40.5 million, for the six months ended June 27, 2021. These operating results included net sales of $6.9 billion, gross profit of $641.5 million and $115.0 million of cash used in operating activities. We generated a consolidated operating margin of 0.5% with operating margins of (3.7)%, 1.8% and 18.2% in our U.S., U.K. and Europe, and Mexico reportable segments, respectively. For the six months ended June 27, 2021, we generated EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA of $219.5 million and $625.5 million, respectively. A reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA is included below.
Cybersecurity Attack
On May 30, 2021, we determined that we were the target of an organized cybersecurity attack (the “Cyberattack”) affecting some of the servers supporting our global IT systems. Upon learning of the intrusion, we contacted federal officials and activated our cybersecurity protocols, including voluntarily shutting down all affected systems to isolate the intrusion, limit the potential infection and preserve core systems. Restoring systems critical to production was prioritized. In addition, encrypted backup servers, which were not affected by the Cyberattack, allowed for a return to full operations within two days. We incurred a loss of approximately $10.0 million related to the Cyberattack, which included an allocation of $2.4 million of the total $11.0 million ransom paid by our parent company.
Our response, IT systems and encrypted backup servers allowed for a rapid recovery from the Cyberattack. As a result, the loss of food produced was limited to less than one day of production. We continue to cooperate with government officials regarding this incident. We are not aware of any evidence that any customer, supplier, employee or financial data has been compromised or misused as a result of the Cyberattack.
Impact of COVID-19
The extensive impact of the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) has resulted and will likely continue to result in significant disruptions to the global economy, as well as businesses and capital markets around the world. In an effort to halt the outbreak of COVID-19, a number of countries, states, counties and other jurisdictions have imposed various measures, including but not limited to, voluntary and mandatory quarantines, stay-at-home orders, travel restrictions, limitations on gatherings of people, reduced operations and extended closures of businesses. On April 28, 2020, former President Trump signed an executive order directing the Department of Agriculture to ensure meat and poultry processors in the U.S. continue operations uninterrupted to the maximum extent possible and designating meat and poultry processing plants as critical infrastructure.
As the global spread of the virus began to accelerate late in March of 2020, we began to experience adverse impacts to our business and financial results. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic included disruptions in supply chain, an increase in both broiler and chick costs and an increase in payroll and benefits costs. With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we believe that we will continue to experience certain disruptions to our business for the remainder of 2021.
During 2021, COVID-19 vaccinations have increased while daily COVID-19 case rates decreased, leading to gradual relaxations of COVID-19 restrictions, such as those directly affecting restaurants’ indoor dining capacities and increased consumer mobility. The delivery of the second and third COVID-19 direct relief packages to taxpayers, in addition to extended unemployment benefits, were supportive of consumer income. These same relief packages have been a factor in labor shortages and higher absenteeism at our facilities, which has caused a reduction in chicken production.
The impact of COVID-19 and measures to prevent its spread have affected and continue to affect our business in a number of ways.

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Our workforce. Employee health and safety is our priority. As an essential business in a critical infrastructure industry, we continue to produce chicken and pork products, while coordinating with and implementing guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and local and regional Departments of Health in an effort to keep our employees safe and healthy. Measures we have implemented include, but are not limited to: increasing physical distancing of our employees, where possible, by staggering start and shift breaks, placing on-site tents to create more space for employees at break and at meal times, and installing physical barriers to distance employees while working on production lines; adding temperature and symptom screening stations for employees prior to entering our facilities; increasing personal hygiene practices and providing our employees additional personal protective equipment and sanitation stations; and increasing sanitation of our facilities.
Our operations. All of our 60 production facilities are operating. To date, we have not experienced a material impact from a plant closure and our facilities have largely been exempt from government closure orders.
Demand for our products. COVID-19 and the implementation of restricted living have led to a shift in demand from restaurants to retail grocery stores, with consumers eating more at home due to pandemic restrictions. In our U.S. and Mexico businesses, demand for parts and whole-birds (typically bound for restaurants) and prepared foods (distributed, in part, to schools) has declined, while our U.K. and Europe business, which is more retail focused, has generally seen less of an impact. However, two PPL plants had their export licenses to China suspended due to pandemic issues. In an effort to counter the adverse effects of COVID-19, we have transitioned, where commercially reasonable and possible to do so, our business operations to be in the best position to supply COVID-19 market demands. These efforts have included transferring live supply to case ready, shifting production form and mix from foodservice to retail, increasing capacity utilization of retail packaging equipment, and analyzing export positions.
Foreign currency exchange rates and commodity prices. During the six months ended June 27, 2021, we experienced increased volatility in foreign currency exchange rates and commodity prices, in part related to the uncertainty from COVID-19, as well as actions taken by governments and central banks in response to COVID-19. We expect continued volatility in foreign currency exchange rates and commodity prices during 2021, though we cannot reasonably estimate the duration, extent or impact of that volatility.
CARES Act. On March 27, 2020, the U.S. government enacted the CARES Act, which includes modifications to the limitation on business interest expense and net operating loss provisions, and provides a payment delay of employer payroll taxes during 2020 after the date of enactment. As of the June 27, 2021, we have delayed approximately $52.3 million of employer payroll taxes with 50% due by December 31, 2021 and the remaining 50% by December 31, 2022.
Senior Notes due 2031
On April 8, 2021, we completed a sale of $1.0 billion aggregate principal amount of 4.25% sustainability-linked senior notes due 2031 (“Senior Notes due 2031”). We used the net proceeds of the sale, together with cash on hand, to redeem our 5.75% senior notes due 2025 (“Senior Notes due 2025”). From and including October 15, 2026, the interest rate payable on the notes will increase to 4.50% per annum unless we timely notify the related indenture trustee that our greenhouse gas emissions intensity reduction target has been satisfied and that the satisfaction of the target has been confirmed by a qualified provider of third-party assurance or attestation services appointed by us to review our statement of the greenhouse gas emissions intensity in accordance with its customary procedures.
Additional information regarding the Senior Notes due 2031 is included in “Note 11. Debt.”
Announced Acquisition
On June 17, 2021, the Company announced that it has executed an acquisition agreement to acquire the Meats and Meals business of Kerry Consumer Foods in the United Kingdom and Ireland (the “Acquisition”). The Acquisition, which was unanimously approved by Pilgrim’s Board of Directors, values the acquired businesses at a £680 million (or approximately $952 million based on a 1.40 USD/GBP exchange rate as of June 16, 2021) enterprise value.
Kerry Meats is a leading manufacturer of branded and private label meats, meat snacks and food-to-go products in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Kerry Meals is a leading ethnic chilled and frozen ready meals business in the United Kingdom. The combined businesses produced over £725 million in annual sales during the year ended December 31, 2020 and have more than 4,500 team members.

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The Acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021 and is subject to routine closing purchase price adjustments (including working capital and net debt adjustments), customer closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
Raw Materials and Pricing
Our U.S. and Mexico segments use corn and soybean meal as the main ingredients for feed production, while our U.K. and Europe segment uses wheat, soybean meal and barley as the main ingredients for feed production.
Market prices for chicken products during the three months ended June 27, 2021 began the period slightly above the 5-year average and maintained levels well above historical norms throughout the period. During the second quarter of 2021, the industry saw higher levels of egg sets, chick placements and production than second quarter of 2020 due to the reductions in prior year resulting from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The result of these increases drove an increase in broiler production relative to levels in the prior year. The continued easing of COVID-19 restrictions and increased vaccinations against COVID-19 throughout the U.S. drove a significantly improved foodservice demand environment for chicken. The retail environment maintained consistent levels as consumers continue to utilize chicken as a staple in their at-home meal preparation. Increased chicken demand coincided with mild production growth and already pressured cold storage inventory levels, which entered the quarter well below the 5-year average, resulting in the continued strength of market prices for chicken products in the three months ended June 27, 2021.
While market prices for chicken products have improved thus far in 2021, prices for the remainder of the year will depend on the recovery of the foodservice industry and the evolution of retail meat demand, influenced by factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic, government regulation and uncertainty surrounding both the general economy and protein supply.
Reportable Segments
We operate in three reportable segments: U.S., U.K. and Europe, and Mexico. We measure segment profit as operating income. Corporate expenses are allocated to the Mexico and U.K. and Europe reportable segments based upon various apportionment methods for specific expenditures incurred related thereto with the remaining amounts allocated to the U.S. For additional information, see “Note 17. Reportable Segments” of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in this quarterly report.
Results of Operations
Three Months Ended June 27, 2021 Compared to the Three Months Ended June 28, 2020
Net sales. Net sales generated in the three months ended June 27, 2021 increased $813.7 million, or 28.8%, from net sales generated in the three months ended June 28, 2020. The following table provides net sales information:
Sources of net salesThree Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Three Months Ended June 28, 2020
AmountPercent
 (In thousands, except percent data)
U.S.$2,248,470 $449,781 25.0 %
U.K. and Europe935,845 178,644 23.6 %
Mexico453,383 185,250 69.1 %
     Total net sales$3,637,698 $813,675 28.8 %
U.S. Reportable Segment. U.S. net sales generated in the three months ended June 27, 2021 increased $449.8 million, or 25.0%, from U.S. net sales generated in the three months ended June 28, 2020 primarily due to an increase in net sales per pound which contributed $447.7 million, or 24.9 percentage points, to the increase in net sales. The increase in net sales per pound was driven primarily from higher than average chicken commodity prices in the U.S. during the three months ended June 27, 2021. Also contributing to the increase in net sales was an increase from sales volume of $2.1 million, or 0.1 percentage points.

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U.K. and Europe Reportable Segment. U.K. and Europe net sales generated in the three months ended June 27, 2021 increased $178.6 million, or 23.6%, from U.K. and Europe net sales generated in the three months ended June 28, 2020 primarily due to a favorable impact of foreign currency translation, an increase in net sales per pound and an increase in sales volume. The favorable impact of foreign currency translation contributed $103.6 million, or 13.7 percentage points, to the increase in net sales. The increase in sales volume contributed $61.5 million, or 8.1 percentage points, to the increase in net sales and was primarily driven by market recoveries in foodservice from the lessening of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic from prior year. The increase in net sales per pound contributed $13.5 million, or 1.8 percentage points, to the increase in net sales and was primarily driven by changes to feed and other production input costs.
Mexico Reportable Segment. Mexico net sales generated in the three months ended June 27, 2021 increased $185.3 million, or 69.1%, from Mexico net sales generated in the three months ended June 28, 2020 primarily due to an increase in net sales per pound of $119.9 million, or 44.7 percentage points, and a favorable impact of foreign currency remeasurement of $63.6 million, or 23.7 percentage points. This increase in net sales per pound was driven primarily by higher live chicken commodity prices in Mexico during the three months ended June 27, 2021 in comparison to the three months ended June 28, 2020. Also contributing to the increase in net sales was an increase from sales volume of $1.8 million, or 0.7 percentage points.
Gross profit. Gross profit increased by $260.4 million, or 217.2%, from $119.9 million generated in the three months ended June 28, 2020 to $380.2 million generated in the three months ended June 27, 2021. The following tables provide information regarding gross profit and cost of sales information:
Components of gross profitThree Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Three Months Ended June 28, 2020Percent of Net Sales
Three Months Ended
AmountPercentJune 27, 2021June 28, 2020
 (In thousands, except percent data)
Net sales$3,637,698 $813,675 28.8 %100.0 %100.0 %
Cost of sales3,257,457 553,293 20.5 %89.5 %95.8 %
Gross profit$380,241 $260,382 217.2 %10.5 %4.2 %
Sources of gross profitThree Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Three Months Ended June 28, 2020
AmountPercent
 (In thousands, except percent data)
U.S.$240,348 $152,327 173.1 %
U.K. and Europe50,045 (6,603)(11.7)%
Mexico89,834 114,844 459.2 %
Elimination14 (186)(93.0)%
Total gross profit$380,241 $260,382 217.2 %
Sources of cost of salesThree Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Three Months Ended June 28, 2020
AmountPercent
 (In thousands, except percent data)
U.S.$2,008,122 $297,454 17.4 %
U.K. and Europe885,800 185,247 26.4 %
Mexico363,549 70,406 24.0 %
Elimination(14)186 93.0 %
Total cost of sales$3,257,457 $553,293 20.5 %

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U.S. Reportable Segment. Cost of sales incurred by our U.S. operations during the three months ended June 27, 2021 increased $297.5 million, or 17.4%, from cost of sales incurred by our U.S. segment during the three months ended March 29, 2020. Cost of sales increased primarily because of the impact of increased cost per pound sold of $281.0 million, or 16.4 percentage points, and increased cost from sales volume of $16.5 million, or 1.0 percentage point. Included in the increased cost of sales was an $248.9 million increase in live operations costs and a $14.0 million increase in payroll expenses. The increase in live operations costs includes an increase in feed costs of $216.0 million driven primarily from higher corn and soy commodity prices, one of our main ingredients in feed, an increase of $20.6 million in chick costs and an increase of $17.1 million in contract grower costs. Other factors affecting cost of sales were individually immaterial.
U.K. and Europe Reportable Segment. Cost of sales incurred by our U.K. and Europe operations during the three months ended June 27, 2021 increased $185.2 million, or 26.4%, from cost of sales incurred by our U.K. and Europe segment during the three months ended June 28, 2020. The increase in cost of sales was primarily from the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation, increased sales volume and increased cost per pound sold, contributing $98.0 million, or 14.0 percentage points, $56.9 million, or 8.1 percentage points, and $30.3 million, or 4.3 percentage points, respectively, to the increase in cost of sales. The increase in sales volume is primarily from market recoveries in foodservice from the lessening of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic from prior year. The increase in net sales per pound is primarily from changes to feed and other input costs. Other factors affecting cost of sales were individually immaterial.
Mexico Reportable Segment. Cost of sales incurred by our Mexico operations during the three months ended March 28, 2021 increased $70.4 million, or 24.0%, from cost of sales incurred by our Mexico segment during the three months ended June 28, 2020. This increase was driven by an unfavorable impact of foreign currency remeasurement, increased cost per pound sold and an increase in sales volume of $51.0 million, or 17.3 percentage points, $17.5 million, or 6.0 percentage points, and $1.9 million, or 0.7 percentage points, respectively. The increase in cost per pound sold was primarily driven by increases in corn and soy costs, which are used as feed. Other factors affecting cost of sales were individually immaterial.
Operating income. Operating income decreased by $150.4 million, or 551.2%, from $27.3 million generated in the three months ended June 28, 2020 to $123.1 million generated in the three months ended June 27, 2021. The following tables provide information regarding operating income and selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expense:
Components of operating incomeThree Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Three Months Ended June 28, 2020Percent of Net Sales
Three Months Ended
AmountPercentJune 27, 2021June 28, 2020
(In thousands, except percent data)
Gross profit$380,241 $260,382 217.2 %10.5 %4.2 %
SG&A expense503,372 410,802 443.8 %13.8 %3.3 %
Operating income$(123,131)$(150,420)(551.2)%(3.4)%1.0 %
Sources of operating incomeThree Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Three Months Ended June 28, 2020
AmountPercent
 (In thousands, except percent data)
U.S.$(224,171)$(263,619)(668.3)%
U.K. and Europe21,831 (1,354)(5.8)%
Mexico79,195 114,739 322.8 %
Eliminations14 (186)(93.0)%
Total operating income$(123,131)$(150,420)(551.2)%
Sources of SG&A expenseThree Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Three Months Ended June 28, 2020
AmountPercent
 (In thousands, except percent data)
U.S.$464,519 $415,946 856.3 %
U.K. and Europe28,214 (5,249)(15.7)%
Mexico10,639 105 1.0 %
Total SG&A expense$503,372 $410,802 443.8 %

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U.S. Reportable Segment. SG&A expense incurred by our U.S. reportable segment during the three months ended June 27, 2021 increased $415.9 million, or 856.3%, from SG&A expense incurred by our U.S. reportable segment during the three months ended June 28, 2020. This increase in SG&A expense resulted primarily from an increase in legal fees of $12.0 million and $395.9 million recognized in anticipation of probable settlements of ongoing litigation. Other factors affecting SG&A expense were individually immaterial.
U.K. and Europe Reportable Segment. SG&A expense incurred by our U.K. and Europe reportable segment during the three months ended June 27, 2021 decreased $5.2 million, or 15.7%, from SG&A expense incurred by our U.K. and Europe segment during the three months ended June 28, 2020. The decrease in SG&A expense was driven primarily by a reduction of $2.8 million in third-party hardware and software support expenses. Other factors affecting SG&A expense were individually immaterial.
Mexico Reportable Segment. SG&A expense incurred by our Mexico reportable segment during the three months ended June 27, 2021 increased approximately $105,000, or 1.0%, from SG&A expense incurred by our Mexico segment during the three months ended June 28, 2020. Factors affecting our Mexico segment’s SG&A expense were individually immaterial.
Net interest expense. Net interest expense increased to $49.8 million recognized in the three months ended June 27, 2021 from $31.2 million recognized in the three months ended June 28, 2020. The increase in net interest expense resulted primarily from a loss on early extinguishment of debt recognized as a component of interest expense of $24.3 million, partially offset by a decrease in interest expense on outstanding borrowings of $5.7 million. Average borrowings decreased by $337.8 million from $2.66 billion during the three months ended June 28, 2020 to $2.33 billion during the three months ended June 27, 2021. As a percent of net sales, interest expense in the three months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020 was 1.4% and 1.1%, respectively.
Income taxes. Income tax benefit increased to $9.8 million, a 5.6% effective tax rate, for the three months ended June 27, 2021 compared to an income tax benefit of $3.0 million, a 31.6% effective tax rate, for the three months ended June 28, 2020. The increase in income tax benefit resulted primarily from the recognition of deferred tax expense of $32.2 million related to enactment of the U.K. tax rate change to 25% effective April 1, 2023, partially offset by a decrease in pre-tax income.
Six Months Ended June 27, 2021 Compared to the Six Months Ended June 28, 2020
Net sales. Net sales generated in the six months ended June 27, 2021 increased $1.0 billion, or 17.2%, from net sales generated in the six months ended June 28, 2020. The following table provides net sales information:
Sources of net salesSix Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Six Months Ended June 28, 2020
AmountPercent
 (In thousands, except percent data)
U.S.$4,248,029 $522,460 14.0 %
U.K. and Europe1,790,579 211,116 13.4 %
Mexico872,515 278,596 46.9 %
     Total net sales$6,911,123 $1,012,172 17.2 %
U.S. Reportable Segment. U.S. net sales generated in the six months ended June 27, 2021 increased $522.5 million, or 14.0%, from U.S. net sales generated in the six months ended June 28, 2020 primarily because of an increase in net sales per pound and an increase in sales volume. The increase in net sales per pound contributed $511.3 million, or 13.7 percentage points, to the increase in net sales. This increase in net sales per pound was driven primarily from higher than average chicken commodity prices in the U.S. during the six months ended June 27, 2021. The increase in sales volume contributed $11.2 million, or 0.3 percentage points to the increase in net sales.
U.K. and Europe Reportable Segment. U.K. and Europe net sales generated in the six months ended June 27, 2021 increased $211.1 million, or 13.4%, from U.K. and Europe net sales generated in the six months ended June 28, 2020 primarily because of a favorable impact of foreign currency translation of $163.6 million, or 10.4 percentage points, an increase in sales volume of $41.0 million, or 2.6 percentage points, and an increase in net sales per pound of $6.5 million, or 0.4 percentage points. The increase in sales volume was primarily driven by market recoveries in foodservice from the lessening of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic from prior year.

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Mexico Reportable Segment. Mexico net sales generated in the six months ended June 27, 2021 increased $278.6 million, or 46.9%, from Mexico net sales generated in the six months ended June 28, 2020 primarily because of an increase in net sales per pound of $260.7 million, or 43.9 percentage points, and the favorable impact of foreign currency remeasurement of $58.8 million, or 9.9 percentage points. The increase in net sales per pound was driven primarily by higher live chicken commodity prices in Mexico during the six months ended June 27, 2021 in comparison to the six months ended June 28, 2020. The increases from foreign currency remeasurement and net sales per pound were partially offset by a decrease in sales volume of $40.9 million, or 6.9 percentage points.
Gross profit. Gross profit increased by $344.5 million, or 116.0%, from $297.0 million generated in the six months ended June 28, 2020 to $641.5 million generated in the six months ended June 27, 2021. The following tables provide information regarding gross profit and cost of sales information:
Components of gross profitSix Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Six Months Ended June 28, 2020Percent of Net Sales
Six Months Ended
AmountPercentJune 27, 2021June 28, 2020
 (In thousands, except percent data)
Net sales$6,911,123 $1,012,172 17.2 %100.0 %100.0 %
Cost of sales6,269,639 667,646 11.9 %90.7 %95.0 %
Gross profit$641,484 $344,526 116.0 %9.3 %5.0 %
Sources of gross profitSix Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Six Months Ended June 28, 2020
AmountPercent
 (In thousands, except percent data)
U.S.$373,207 $147,083 65.0 %
U.K. and Europe87,853 (20,923)(19.2)%
Mexico180,396 218,562 572.7 %
Elimination28 (196)(87.5)%
Total gross profit$641,484 $344,526 116.0 %
Sources of cost of salesSix Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Six Months Ended June 28, 2020
AmountPercent
 (In thousands, except percent data)
U.S.$3,874,822 $375,377 10.7 %
U.K. and Europe1,702,726 232,039 15.8 %
Mexico692,119 60,034 9.5 %
Elimination(28)196 87.5 %
Total cost of sales$6,269,639 $667,646 11.9 %
U.S. Reportable Segment. Cost of sales incurred by our U.S. operations during the six months ended June 27, 2021 increased $375.4 million, or 10.7%, from cost of sales incurred by our U.S. segment during the six months ended June 28, 2020. Cost of sales increased primarily because of the impact of increased cost per pound sold of $364.9 million, or 10.4 percentage points, and increased cost from sales volume of $10.5 million, or 0.3 percentage points. Included in the increased cost of sales were a $296.7 million increase in feed costs, $30.2 million in chick costs and an increase in contract grower costs of $21.2 million. The increase in feed costs is driven primarily from higher corn and soy commodity prices, our main ingredients in feed. Other factors affecting cost of sales were individually immaterial.
U.K. and Europe Reportable Segment. Cost of sales incurred by our U.K. and Europe operations during the six months ended June 27, 2021 increased $232.0 million, or 15.8%, from cost of sales incurred by our U.K. and Europe segment during the six months ended June 28, 2020. The increase in cost of sales was driven by the unfavorable impact of foreign currency translation, increased cost per pound sold and increased sales volume contributing $155.6 million, or 10.6 percentage points, $38.3 million, or 2.6 percentage points, and $38.1 million, or 2.6 percentage points, respectively, to the increase in cost of sales. Other factors affecting cost of sales were individually immaterial.

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Mexico Reportable Segment. Cost of sales incurred by our Mexico operations during the six months ended June 27, 2021 increased $60.0 million, or 9.5%, from cost of sales incurred by our Mexico segment during the six months ended June 28, 2020. This increase was primarily because of an increase in cost per pound sold and the unfavorable impact of foreign currency remeasurement of $57.0 million, or 9.0 percentage points, and $46.6 million, or 7.4 percentage points, respectively. The increase in cost per pound sold was primarily driven by the cost of grains used as feed. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in sales volume of $43.6 million, or 6.9 percentage points. Other factors affecting cost of sales were individually immaterial.
Operating income. Operating income decreased by $76.3 million, or 68.4%, from $111.7 million generated in the six months ended June 28, 2020 to $35.3 million generated in the six months ended June 27, 2021. The following tables provide information regarding operating income and selling, general and administrative (“SG&A”) expense:
Components of operating incomeSix Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Six Months Ended June 28, 2020Percent of Net Sales
Six Months Ended
AmountPercentJune 27, 2021June 28, 2020
(In thousands, except percent data)
Gross profit$641,484 $344,526 116.0 %9.3 %5.0 %
SG&A expense606,151 420,868 227.1 %8.8 %3.1 %
Operating income$35,333 $(76,342)(68.4)%0.5 %1.9 %
Sources of operating incomeSix Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Six Months Ended June 28, 2020
AmountPercent
 (In thousands, except percent data)
U.S.$(156,046)$(280,546)(225.3)%
U.K. and Europe32,326 (14,049)(30.3)%
Mexico159,025 218,449 367.6 %
Eliminations28 (196)(87.5)%
Total operating income$35,333 $(76,342)(68.4)%
Sources of SG&A expenseSix Months Ended June 27, 2021Change from Six Months Ended June 28, 2020
AmountPercent
 (In thousands, except percent data)
U.S.$529,253 $427,629 420.8 %
U.K. and Europe55,527 (6,874)(11.0)%
Mexico21,371 113 0.5 %
Total SG&A expense$606,151 $420,868 227.1 %
U.S. Reportable Segment. SG&A expense incurred by our U.S. reportable segment during the six months ended June 27, 2021 increased $427.6 million, or 420.8%, from SG&A expense incurred by our U.S. reportable segment during the six months ended June 28, 2020. This increase in SG&A expense resulted primarily from an increase of $18.1 million in legal fees and $398.3 million recognized in anticipation of probable settlements in ongoing litigation. Other factors affecting SG&A expense were individually immaterial.
U.K. and Europe Reportable Segment. SG&A expense incurred by our U.K. and Europe reportable segment during the six months ended June 27, 2021 decreased $6.9 million, or 11.0%, from SG&A expense incurred by our U.K. and Europe segment during the six months ended June 28, 2020. The decrease in SG&A expense was driven primarily by a reduction of $3.4 million in third-party hardware and software support expenses. Other factors affecting SG&A expense in our U.K. and Europe operations were individually immaterial.
Mexico Reportable Segment. SG&A expense incurred by our Mexico reportable segment during the six months ended June 27, 2021 increased approximately $113,000, or 0.5%, from SG&A expense incurred by our Mexico segment during the six months ended June 28, 2020. Factors affecting our Mexico segment’s SG&A expense were individually immaterial.

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Net interest expense. Net interest expense increased to $77.8 million recognized in the six months ended June 27, 2021 from $62.2 million recognized in the six months ended June 28, 2020. The increase in net interest expense resulted primarily from a loss on early extinguishment of debt recognized as a component of interest expense of $24.3 million, partially offset by a decrease in interest expense on average outstanding borrowings of $8.7 million. Average borrowings decreased by $206.7 million from $2.5 billion during the six months ended June 28, 2020 to $2.3 billion during the six months ended June 27, 2021. As a percent of net sales, interest expense in the six months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020 was 1.2% and 1.1%, respectively.
Income taxes. Income tax expense decreased to $25.5 million, a (63.1)% effective tax rate, for the six months ended June 27, 2021 compared to income tax expense of $35.6 million, a 36.8% effective tax rate, for the six months ended June 28, 2020. The decrease in income tax expense resulted primarily from a decrease in pre-tax income partially offset by the recognition of deferred tax expense of $32.2 million related to enactment of the U.K. tax rate change to 25% effective April 1, 2023.
Liquidity and Capital Resources
    The following table presents our available sources of liquidity as of June 27, 2021: 
Sources of LiquidityFacility
Amount
Amount
Outstanding
Amount
Available
 (In millions)
Cash and cash equivalents$— $— $391.8 
Borrowing arrangements:
U.S. Credit Facility(a)
750.0 40.5 671.0 
Mexico Credit Facility(b)
75.7 — 75.7 
U.K. and Europe Credit Facilities(c)
138.8 — 138.8 
(a)Availability under the U.S. Credit Facility is also reduced by our outstanding standby letters of credit. Standby letters of credit outstanding at June 27, 2021 totaled $38.5 million.
(b)The U.S. dollar-equivalent of the facility amount under the Mexico Credit Facility is $75.7 million (MX$1.5 billion).
(c)The U.S. dollar-equivalent of the facility amount under the Europe Credit Facilities is $138.8 million (£100.0 million).
We expect cash flows from operations, combined with availability under our credit facilities, to provide sufficient liquidity to fund current obligations, projected working capital requirements, maturities of long-term debt and capital spending for at least the next twelve months.
Additionally, we have executed an agreement to acquire the meats and meals businesses of Kerry Consumer Foods in the U.K. and Ireland (the “Acquisition”). The Acquisition has valued the acquired businesses at a £680 million (or approximately $952 million based on a 1.40 USD/GBP exchange rate as of June 16, 2021) enterprise value. The Acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021 and is subject to routine closing purchase price adjustments, customer closing conditions and regulatory approvals. We intend to fund the acquisition through a mix of cash on hand, existing credit facilities and debt issuance.
In July 2021, one of our Mexican subsidiaries received an observation letter from the Mexican Tax Authority asserting a withholding tax liability due in connection with our 2015 acquisition of Provemex Holding LLC and its subsidiaries. Although we do not expect any claims or assessments set forth in the observation letter to result in future cash outlays, we are currently evaluating the claims and assessments as set forth in the observation letter.

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Historical Flow of Funds
Cash Flows from Operating ActivitiesSix Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
(In millions)
Net income (loss)$(66.0)$61.0 
Net noncash expenses176.6 196.1 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Trade accounts and other receivables(117.6)29.9 
Inventories(173.9)16.4 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets(6.0)(22.1)
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities266.5 (122.2)
Income taxes46.6 (27.4)
Long-term pension and other postretirement obligations(9.5)(1.9)
Other operating assets and liabilities(1.7)10.8 
Cash provided by operating activities$115.0 $140.6 
Net Noncash Expenses
Items necessary to reconcile from net income to cash flow provided by operating activities included net noncash expenses of $176.6 million for the six months ended June 27, 2021. Net noncash expense items included depreciation and amortization of $182.3 million, loss on early extinguishment of debt of $24.3 million, stock-based compensation of $5.2 million, loan cost amortization of $2.3 million and accretion of discounts related to Senior Notes of $0.7 million. These expense items were partially offset by deferred income tax benefit of $32.8 million, gains on property disposals of $5.1 million and amortization of premiums related to Senior Notes of $0.2 million.
Items necessary to reconcile from net income to cash flow provided by operating activities included net noncash expenses of $196.1 million for the six months ended June 28, 2020. Net noncash expense items included depreciation and amortization of $164.4 million, deferred income tax expense of $25.3 million, stock-based compensation expense of $3.5 million, loan cost amortization of $2.4 million, an adjustment to a previously recognized gain on a bargain purchase of $1.7 million, accretion of discounts related to Senior Notes and a loss in equity-method investments and of $0.5 million and $0.3 million, respectively. These expense items were partially offset by gains on property disposals and amortization of premiums related to Senior Notes of $1.6 million and $0.3 million, respectively.
Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities
The change in trade accounts and other receivables, including accounts receivable from related parties, represented a $117.6 million use of cash related to operating activities for the six months ended June 27, 2021. This change primarily resulted from an increase in trade accounts receivable due to customer payment timing and increased sales. The change in trade accounts and other receivables, including accounts receivable from related parties, represented a $29.9 million source of cash related to operating activities for the six months ended June 28, 2020.
The change in inventories represented a $173.9 million use of cash related to operating activities for the six months ended June 27, 2021. This change resulted primarily from an increase in our raw materials and work-in-process inventories due to increased feed and chick costs. The change in inventories represented a $16.4 million source of cash related to operating activities for the six months ended June 28, 2020. This change resulted primarily from a decrease in our semi-processed and work-in-process inventories, partially offset by foreign currency fluctuations in our U.K. and Europe reporting segment.
The change in prepaid expenses and other current assets represented a $6.0 million use of cash related to operating activities for the six months ended June 27, 2021. This change resulted primarily from a net increase in commodity derivative assets. The change in prepaid expenses and other current assets represented a $22.1 million use of cash related to operating activities for the six months ended June 28, 2020. This change resulted primarily from a net increase in currency rate derivative assets and an increase in prepaid inventory in our Mexico reporting segment, partially offset by a decrease in value-added tax receivables.

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The change in accounts payable, revenue contract liabilities, accrued expenses and other current liabilities, including accounts payable to related parties, represented a $266.5 million source of cash related to operating activities for the six months ended June 27, 2021. This change resulted primarily from an accrual for probable settlement of ongoing litigation and a net increase in the liability position of commodity derivatives, partially offset by the payments of the previously accrued DOJ agreement and a $75.0 million legal settlement, as well as payment of incentive compensation and revenue recognized on contract liabilities. The change in accounts payable, revenue contract liabilities, accrued expenses and other current liabilities, including accounts payable to related parties, represented a $122.2 million use of cash related to operating activities for the six months ended June 28, 2020. This change resulted primarily from the timing of receipt of invoicing and payments, and cash payment of incentive compensation, partially offset by an increase in commodity derivative liabilities.
The change in income taxes, which includes income taxes receivable, income taxes payable, deferred tax assets, deferred tax liabilities, reserves for uncertain tax positions, and the tax components within accumulated other comprehensive loss, represented a $46.6 million source of cash related to operating activities for the six months ended June 27, 2021. The change in income taxes, which includes income taxes receivable, income taxes payable, deferred tax assets, deferred tax liabilities, reserves for uncertain tax positions, and the tax components within accumulated other comprehensive loss, represented a $27.4 million use of cash related to operating activities for the six months ended June 28, 2020. These changes were both a result of the timing of estimated tax payments.
Cash Flows from Investing ActivitiesSix Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
(In millions)
Acquisitions of property, plant and equipment$(183.8)$(148.2)
Proceeds from property disposals21.4 9.9 
Business acquisition— (4.2)
Cash used in investing activities$(162.4)$(142.5)
Capital expenditures were primarily incurred to improve operational efficiencies and reduce costs for the six months ended June 27, 2021 and June 28, 2020. Proceeds from property disposals were primarily from sales of two processing plants in our U.K. and Europe reportable segment and a broiler farm in our Mexico reportable segment during the six months ended June 27, 2021.
Cash Flows from Financing ActivitiesSix Months Ended
June 27, 2021June 28, 2020
(In millions)
Proceeds from revolving line of credit and long-term borrowings$1,540.3 $356.5 
Payments on revolving line of credit, long-term borrowings and finance lease obligations(1,522.4)(20.1)
Payment on early extinguishment of debt(21.3)— 
Payment of capitalized loan costs(8.7)— 
Distribution from Tax Sharing Agreement with JBS USA Food Company Holdings(0.7)— 
Purchase of common stock under share repurchase program— (77.9)
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities$(12.8)$258.5 
Proceeds from revolving line of credit and long-term borrowings include the sale of $1.0 billion of sustainability-linked senior notes due 2031 with the remaining primarily from borrowings on our revolving loan commitments under our U.S. and Mexico Credit Facilities. The net proceeds of the senior notes due 2031 were used, together with cash on hand, to redeem the senior notes due 2025. This redemption of the senior notes due 2025 of $1.0 billion is the primary driver of the payments on long-term borrowings with the remaining amount primarily from payments on our revolving loan commitments under our U.S. and Mexico Credit Facilities and finance lease obligations.
The payment on early extinguishment of debt is the early tender consideration paid as a result of the redemption of the senior notes due 2025. The payment of capitalized loan costs were those loan costs incurred as a part of the sale of the senior notes due 2031. The Distribution from Tax Sharing Agreement with JBS USA Food Company Holdings is payment of net tax incurred during the tax year 2020 under the tax sharing agreement. During the six months ended June 28, 2020, 4.1 million shares were repurchased under the share repurchase program. For further information relating to the share repurchase program, refer to “Note 12. Stockholders’ Equity.”

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Debt
Our long-term debt and other borrowing arrangements consist of senior notes, revolving credit facilities and other term loan agreements. For a description, refer to “Note 11. Debt.”
Collateral
Substantially all of our domestic inventories and domestic fixed assets are pledged as collateral to secure the obligations under the U.S. Credit Facility.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
See “Note 1. General” of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements included in this quarterly report for additional information relating to these recent accounting pronouncements.
Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates
For a description of our critical accounting policies and estimates, refer to “Part II, Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations-Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 11, 2021 (the “2020 Annual Report”).
Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA
“EBITDA” is defined as the sum of net income (loss) plus interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. “Adjusted EBITDA” is calculated by adding to EBITDA certain items of expense and deducting from EBITDA certain items of income that we believe are not indicative of our ongoing operating performance consisting of: (1) foreign currency transaction losses (gains), (2) transaction costs related to business acquisitions, (3) costs related to the DOJ agreement and legal settlements, (4) gains (losses) related to the deconsolidation of subsidiaries, and (5) net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests. EBITDA is presented because it is used by us and we believe it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties, in addition to and not in lieu of results prepared in conformity with U.S. GAAP, to compare the performance of companies. We believe investors would be interested in our Adjusted EBITDA because this is how our management analyzes EBITDA applicable to continuing operations. We also believe that Adjusted EBITDA, in combination with our financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, provides investors with additional perspective regarding the impact of certain significant items on EBITDA and facilitates a more direct comparison of its performance with its competitors. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measurements of financial performance under U.S. GAAP. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for an analysis of our results as reported under U.S. GAAP. Some of the limitations of these measures are:
They do not reflect our cash expenditures, future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;
They do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;
They do not reflect the significant interest expense or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on our debt;
Although depreciation and amortization are noncash charges, the assets being depreciated and amortized will often have to be replaced in the future, and EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements;
They are not adjusted for all noncash income or expense items that are reflected in our statements of cash flows;
EBITDA does not reflect the impact of earnings or charges attributable to noncontrolling interests;
They do not reflect the impact of earnings or charges resulting from matters we consider to not be indicative of our ongoing operations; and
They do not reflect limitations on or costs related to transferring earnings from our subsidiaries to us.
In addition, other companies in our industry may calculate these measures differently than we do, limiting their usefulness as a comparative measure. Because of these limitations, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income as indicators of our operating performance or any other measures of performance derived in

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accordance with U.S. GAAP. You should compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on our U.S. GAAP results and using EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA only on a supplemental basis.
Six Months Ended
June 27, 2021
(In thousands)
Net loss$(66,035)
Add:
Interest expense, net77,777 
Income tax expense25,546 
Depreciation and amortization182,260 
EBITDA219,548 
Add:
Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)6,659 
Transaction costs related to business acquisitions2,545 
DOJ agreement and litigation settlements398,285 
Minus:
Deconsolidation of subsidiary1,131 
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest444 
Adjusted EBITDA$625,462 

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ITEM 3.    QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
Market Risk-Sensitive Instruments and Positions
The risk inherent in our market risk-sensitive instruments and positions is primarily the potential loss arising from adverse changes in commodity prices, foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and the credit quality of available-for-sale securities as discussed below. The sensitivity analyses presented do not consider the effects that such adverse changes may have on overall economic activity, nor do they consider additional actions our management may take to mitigate our exposure to such changes. Actual results may differ.
Commodity Prices
We purchase certain commodities, primarily corn, soybean meal, soybean oil, and wheat, for use as ingredients in the feed we either sell commercially or consume in our live operations. As a result, our earnings are affected by changes in the price and availability of such feed ingredients. We have from time to time attempted to minimize our exposure to the changing price and availability of such feed ingredients using various techniques, including, but not limited to, (1) executing purchase agreements with suppliers for future physical delivery of feed ingredients at established prices and (2) purchasing or selling derivative financial instruments such as futures and options.
For this sensitivity analysis, market risk is estimated as a hypothetical 10% increase in the weighted-average cost of our primary feed ingredients as of the periods presented.
Three Months Ended June 27, 2021
AmountImpact of 10% Increase in Feed Ingredient Prices
(In thousands)
Feed purchases(a)
$1,067,773 $106,777 
Feed inventory(b)
200,320 20,032 
(a)Based on our feed consumption, a 10% increase in the price of our feed purchases would have increased cost of sales for the three months ended June 27, 2021.
(b)A 10% increase in ending feed ingredient prices would have increased inventories as of June 27, 2021.
The impact of this fluctuation, if realized, could be mitigated by related commodity hedging activity. However, fluctuations greater than 10% could occur.
June 27, 2021
AmountImpact of 10% Increase in Commodity Prices
(In thousands)
Net commodity derivative assets(a)
$40,242 $4,024 
(a)We purchase commodity derivative financial instruments, specifically exchange-traded futures and options, in an attempt to mitigate price risk related to our anticipated consumption of commodity inputs for the next 12 months. A 10% increase in corn, soybean meal, soybean oil and wheat prices would have resulted in an increase in the fair value of our net commodity derivative asset position, including margin cash, as of June 27, 2021.
Interest Rates
Fixed-rate debt. Market risk for fixed-rate debt is estimated as the potential decrease in fair value resulting from a hypothetical increase in interest rates of 10%. Using a discounted cash flow analysis, a hypothetical 10% increase in interest rates would have decreased the fair value of our fixed-rate debt by $58.2 million as of June 27, 2021.
Variable-rate debt. Our variable-rate debt instruments represent approximately 21.1% of our total debt as of June 27, 2021. Holding other variables constant, including levels of indebtedness, an increase in interest rates of 25 basis points would have increased our interest expense by an immaterial amount for the three months ended June 27, 2021.

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Foreign Currency
Mexico Subsidiaries
Our earnings are also affected by foreign exchange rate fluctuations related to the Mexican peso net monetary position of our Mexico subsidiaries. We manage this exposure primarily by attempting to minimize our Mexican peso net monetary position. We are also exposed to the effect of potential currency exchange rate fluctuations to the extent that amounts are repatriated from Mexico to the U.S. We currently anticipate that the future cash flows of our Mexico subsidiaries will be reinvested in our Mexico operations.
The Mexican peso exchange rate can directly and indirectly impact our financial condition and results of operations. For this sensitivity analysis, market risk is estimated as a hypothetical 10% change in the current exchange rate used to convert Mexican pesos to U.S. dollars as of June 27, 2021. However, fluctuations greater than 10% could occur. No assurance can be given as to how future movements in the Mexican peso could affect our future financial condition or results of operations.
Three Months Ended June 27, 2021
Impact of 10% Deterioration
in Exchange Rate
Impact of 10% Appreciation
in Exchange Rate
(In thousands, except for exchange rate data)
Foreign currency remeasurement gain (loss)$(2,870)$3,508 
Exchange rate of Mexican peso to the U.S. dollar:
As reported19.82 19.82
Hypothetical 10% change21.81 17.84
U.K. and Europe Foreign Investments
We are exposed to foreign exchange-related variability of investments and earnings from our U.K. and Europe subsidiaries. Foreign currency market risk is the possibility that our financial results or financial position could be better or worse than planned because of changes in foreign currency exchange rates. For this sensitivity analysis, market risk is estimated as a hypothetical 10% change in exchange rates used to convert U.S. dollars to British pound and to euro, and the effect of this change on our U.K. and Europe foreign investments.
Net Assets. As of June 27, 2021, our U.K. and Europe subsidiaries that are denominated in British pound had net assets of $2.3 billion. A 10% deterioration in the British pound to U.S. dollar exchange rate would cause a decrease in the net assets of our U.K. and Europe subsidiaries of $208.2 million. A 10% appreciation in the British pound to U.S. dollar exchange rate would cause an increase in the net assets of our U.K. and Europe subsidiaries of $254.5 million.
Cash flow hedging transactions. We periodically enter into foreign currency forward contracts, which are designated and qualify as cash flow hedges, to hedge foreign currency risk on a portion of sales generated and purchases made by our U.K. and Europe subsidiary. A 10% weakening or strengthening of the U.S. dollar against the British pound and U.S. dollar against the euro would result in immaterial changes in the fair values of these derivative instruments. No assurance can be given as to how future movements in currency rates could affect our future financial condition or results of operations.
Quality of Investments
Certain retirement plans that we sponsor invest in a variety of financial instruments. We have analyzed our portfolios of investments and, to the best of our knowledge, none of our investments, including money market funds units, commercial paper and municipal securities, have been downgraded, and neither we nor any fund in which we participate hold significant amounts of structured investment vehicles, auction rate securities, collateralized debt obligations, credit derivatives, hedge funds investments, fund of funds investments or perpetual preferred securities. Certain postretirement funds in which we participate hold significant amounts of mortgage-backed securities. However, none of the mortgages collateralizing these securities are considered subprime.
Impact of Inflation
Due to low to moderate inflation in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe, and Mexico and our rapid inventory turnover rate, the results of operations have not been significantly affected by inflation.

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Forward Looking Statements
Certain written and oral statements made by our Company and subsidiaries of our Company may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This includes statements made herein, in our other filings with the SEC, in press releases, and in certain other oral and written presentations. Statements of our intentions, beliefs, expectations or predictions for the future, denoted by the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “plan,” “imply,” “intend,” “should,” “foresee” and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements that reflect our current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions include the following:
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts to contain the pandemic and resulting economic downturn on our operations and financial condition;
Matters affecting the chicken industry generally, including fluctuations in the commodity prices of feed ingredients and chicken;
Our ability to obtain and maintain commercially reasonable terms with vendors and service providers;
Our ability to maintain contracts that are critical to our operations;
Our ability to retain management and other key individuals;
Outbreaks of avian influenza or other diseases, either in our own flock or elsewhere, affecting our ability to conduct our operations and/or demand for our poultry products;
Contamination of our products, which has previously and can in the future lead to product liability claims and product recalls;
Exposure to risks related to product liability, product recalls, property damage and injuries to persons, for which insurance coverage is expensive, limited and potentially inadequate;
Changes in laws or regulations affecting our operations or the application thereof;
Our ability to ensure that our directors, officers, employees, agents, third-party intermediaries and the companies to which we outsource certain of our business operations will comply with anti-corruption laws or other laws governing the conduct of business with government entities;
New immigration legislation or increased enforcement efforts in connection with existing immigration legislation that cause our costs of business to increase, cause us to change the way in which we do business or otherwise disrupt our operations;
Competitive factors and pricing pressures or the loss of one or more of our largest customers;
Inability to consummate, or effectively integrate, any acquisition or to realize the associated anticipated cost savings and operating synergies;
Currency exchange rate fluctuations, trade barriers, exchange controls, expropriation and other risks associated with foreign segments, including risks associated with Brexit;
Restrictions imposed by, and as a result of, Pilgrim’s leverage;
Disruptions in international markets and distribution channels;
The impact of cyber-attacks, natural disasters, power losses, unauthorized access, telecommunication failures, and other problems on our information systems;

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Our ability to maintain favorable labor relations with our employees and our compliance with labor laws;
Extreme weather or natural disasters;
The impact of uncertainties in litigation; and
Other risks described herein and under “Risk Factors” in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2020 as filed with the SEC.
Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements as a result of these factors, among others, many of which are beyond our control.
In making these statements, we are not undertaking, and specifically decline to undertake, any obligation to address or update each or any factor in future filings or communications regarding our business or results, and we are not undertaking to address how any of these factors may have caused changes to information contained in previous filings or communications. Although we have attempted to list comprehensively these important cautionary risk factors, we must caution investors and others that other factors may in the future prove to be important and affect our business or results of operations.

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ITEM 4.    CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Under Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), “disclosure controls and procedures” means controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SECs rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by our Company in the reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
As of June 27, 2021, the Company’s management, with the participation of the Company's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures. Based on that evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as of June 27, 2021, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms, and that information we are required to disclose in our reports filed with the SEC is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
The Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, identified no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the three months ended June 27, 2021 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
ITEM 1.    LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
The information required with respect to this item can be found in Part I, Item 1, Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, “Note 18. Commitments and Contingencies” in this quarterly report and is incorporated by reference into this Item 1.
ITEM 1A.    RISK FACTORS
For a discussion of the Company’s potential risks and uncertainties, please see “ Part I—Item 1A—Risk Factors” and “Part II—Item 7—Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2020 and “Part I—Item 2—Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” herein, in each case as updated by the Company’s periodic filings with the SEC. Material changes to the risk factors disclosed in “ Part I—Item 1A—Risk Factors” in the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 27, 2020 are included below:
We are increasingly dependent on information technology, and our business and reputation could suffer if we are unable to protect our information technology systems against, or effectively respond to, cyber-attacks, other cyber incidents or security breaches or if our information technology systems are otherwise disrupted.

The proper functioning of our information systems is critical to the successful operation of our business. We rely on information technology networks and systems, including the Internet, to process, transmit, and store electronic and financial information, to manage a variety of business processes and activities, and to comply with regulatory, legal, and tax requirements. We also depend on our information technology infrastructure for digital marketing activities and for electronic communications among our locations, personnel, customers, and suppliers. Although our information systems are protected with robust backup systems, including physical and software safeguards and remote processing capabilities, information systems are still vulnerable to cyber-attacks, natural disasters, power losses, unauthorized access, telecommunication failures, and other problems. In addition, certain software used by us is licensed from, and certain services related to our information systems are provided by, third parties who could choose to discontinue their relationship with us. If critical information systems fail or these systems or related software or services are otherwise unavailable, our ability to process orders, maintain proper levels of inventories, collect accounts receivable, pay expenses, and maintain the security of Company and customer data could be adversely affected. Cyber-attacks and other cyber incidents are occurring more frequently and are constantly evolving in nature and sophistication. We have experienced and expect to continue to experience actual or attempted cyber-attacks of our information technology systems or networks. To date, none of these actual or attempted cyber-attacks has had a material effect on our operations or financial condition.
For example, we determined on May 30, 2021 that we were the target of an organized cybersecurity attack (the “Cyberattack”) affecting some of the servers supporting our global IT systems. Upon learning of the intrusion, we contacted federal officials and activated our cybersecurity protocols, including voluntarily shutting down all affected systems to isolate the intrusion, limit the potential infection and preserve core systems. Restoring systems critical to production was prioritized. In addition, encrypted backup servers, which were not affected by the Cyberattack, allowed for a return to full operations within two days. We incurred a loss of approximately $10.0 million related to the Cyberattack, which included an allocation of $2.4 million of the total $11.0 million ransom paid by our parent company.
Our response, IT systems and encrypted backup servers allowed for a rapid recovery from the Cyberattack. As a result, the loss of food produced was limited to less than one day of production. We continue to cooperate with government officials regarding this incident. We are not aware of any evidence that any customer, supplier, employee or financial data has been compromised or misused as a result of the Cyberattack.

Our failure to maintain our cyber-security measures and keep abreast of new and evolving threats may make our systems vulnerable. The potential consequences of a material cyber-security incident include reputational damage, litigation with third parties, regulatory actions, disruption of plant operations, and increased cyber-security protection and remediation costs. There can be no assurance that we will be able to prevent all of the rapidly evolving forms of increasingly sophisticated and frequent cyber-attacks. Moreover, our efforts to address network security vulnerabilities may not be successful, resulting potentially in the theft, loss, destruction or corruption of information we store electronically, as well as unexpected interruptions, delays or cessation of service, any of which would cause harm to our business operations. The vulnerability of our systems and our failure to identify or respond timely to cyber incidents could have an adverse effect on our operations and reputation and expose us to liability or regulatory enforcement actions.

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Our operations are subject to general risks of litigation.
We are involved on an ongoing basis in litigation relating to alleged antitrust violations or arising in the ordinary course of business or otherwise. Trends in litigation may include class actions involving consumers, shareholders, employees or injured persons, and claims relating to commercial, labor, employment, antitrust, securities or environmental matters. Litigation trends and the outcome of litigation cannot be predicted with certainty, and adverse litigation trends and outcomes could result in material damages, which could adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations.
For example, between September 2, 2016 and October 13, 2016, a series of purported class action lawsuits were brought against PPC and 19 other defendants by and on behalf of direct and indirect purchasers of broiler chickens alleging violations of federal and state antitrust and unfair competition laws. The complaints sought, among other relief, treble damages for an alleged conspiracy among defendants to reduce output and increase prices of broiler chickens from the period of January 2008 to the present. The class plaintiffs filed three consolidated amended complaints: one on behalf of direct purchasers and two on behalf of distinct groups of indirect purchasers. In March 2021, PPC paid the direct purchasers $75.0 million, which PPC recognized as an expense during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020. In June 2021, PPC announced that it had entered into agreements to settle all claims made by the two distinct groups of indirect purchasers. Pursuant to these agreements, PPC agreed to pay the two distinct groups of indirect purchases an aggregate $120.5 million, which PPC recognized as an expense during the second quarter of fiscal 2021.
Between August 30, 2019 and October 16, 2019, four purported class action lawsuits were brought against PPC, a number of other chicken producers and various other defendants on behalf of a nationwide class of processing plant production and maintenance workers alleging that the defendants conspired to fix and depress the compensation paid to these workers in violation of the Sherman Act and sought damages from January 1, 2009 to the present. In June 2021, PPC announced that it had entered into an agreement to settle all claims made by the workers. Pursuant to this agreement, PPC agreed to pay the workers an aggregate $29.0 million, which PPC recognized as an expense during the second quarter of fiscal 2021.

In addition, on October 13, 2020, PPC announced that it had entered into a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice pursuant to which the it agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy in restraint of competition involving sales of broiler chicken products in the U.S. in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. In March 2021, PPC paid a fine of $107.9 million.

For additional information, see Part I, Item 1, Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, “Note 18. Commitments and Contingencies” in this quarterly report.

The consequences of the litigation matters PPC faces are inherently uncertain, and adverse actions, judgments or settlements in some or all of these matters has resulted and may in the future result in materially adverse monetary damages, fines, penalties, or injunctive relief against PPC. Any claims or litigation, even if fully indemnified or insured, could damage PPC’s reputation and make it more difficult to compete effectively or to obtain adequate insurance in the future.

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ITEM 2.    UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS    
On October 31, 2018, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a $200.0 million share repurchase authorization. The Company plans to repurchase shares through various means, which may include but are not limited to open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions, the use of derivative instruments and/or accelerated share repurchase programs. The extent to which the Company repurchases its shares and the timing of such repurchases will vary and depend upon market conditions and other corporate considerations, as determined by the Company’s management team. The Company reserves the right to limit or terminate the repurchase program at any time without notice. As of June 27, 2021, the Company had repurchased 6,105,444 shares under this program for an aggregate cost of $110.9 million and an average price of $18.1707 per share. This program expired on February 16, 2021. Set forth below is information regarding our stock repurchases for the three months ended June 27, 2021.
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
PeriodTotal Number of Shares PurchasedAverage Price
Paid per Share
Total Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or Programs
Approximate Dollar Value of the Shares That May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans or Programs (a)
March 29, 2021 through April 25, 2021— $— 6,105,444 $89,060,082 
April 26, 2021 through May 30, 2021— — 6,105,444 89,060,082 
May 31, 2021 through June 27, 2021— — 6,105,444 89,060,082 
Total— $— 6,105,444 $89,060,082 
(a)    Reflects the remaining dollar value of shares that may yet be repurchased under our share repurchase authorization.

ITEM 6.    EXHIBITS 
3.1
3.2
4.1
10.1
31.1
31.2
32.1
32.2
101.INSInline XBRL Instance Document
101.SCHInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema
101.CALInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation
101.DEFInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition
101.LABInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label
101.PREInline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101)
*Filed herewith.
**Furnished herewith.
Represents a management contract or compensation plan arrangement.


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SIGNATURES
    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 PILGRIM’S PRIDE CORPORATION
 
Date: July 28, 2021 /s/ Matthew Galvanoni
 Matthew Galvanoni
 Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer
(Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Duly Authorized Officer)

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