UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 11, 2009
 
ALICO, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
 
         
FLORIDA
 
0-261
 
59-0906081
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
     
POST OFFICE BOX 338,
LA BELLE, FLORIDA
 
33975
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (863) 675-2966
 
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
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Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Conditions.
 
On May 11, 2009, the Company announced net income for the three months ended March 31, 2009 of $2.0 million or $0.28 per share, compared with net income of $1.5 million or $0.21 per share for the three months ended March 31, 2008.  Net income for the six months ended March 31, 2009 was $1.9 million or $0.26 per share, compared with $3.8 million or $0.51 per share for the six months ended March 31, 2008.  The Company received a vendor settlement of $7.0 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2009 which positively impacted net income.

Operating revenues were $33.3 million and $48.2 million during the three months ended March 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively and $53.6 million and $70.8 million for the six months ended March 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively.  Operations produced a gross loss of $1.8 million during the three months ended March 31, 2009, compared with a gross profit of $2.3 million during the three months ended March 31, 2008.  For the six months ended March 31, 2009, operations produced a loss of $2.5 million compared with a profit from operations of $3.6 million during the six months ended March 31, 2008.  The decreases in revenue and gross profits were primarily due to lower revenues and profits from agriculture operations, primarily resulting from lower citrus prices compared with the prior year.

Steven M. Smith, President and Principal Executive Officer, noted, “We are making positive strides in cost saving initiatives in all of our business operations.  We are continuously analyzing our core businesses in an effort to improve margins and believe that we remain postured to capitalize on the real estate market as conditions improve and our strategic initiatives begin to take effect.”
 
Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(a) Financial Statements of Businesses Acquired.
 
Not applicable.
 
(b) Pro Forma Financial Information.
 
Not applicable.
 
(c) Shell Company Transactions.
 
Not applicable.
 
(d) Exhibits.
 
The following exhibits are included with this Report:
         
Exhibit 99
 
(1)
 
Press release announcing Second Quarter Earnings.
 
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SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
             
       
ALICO, INC.
(Registrant)
       
Date: May 11, 2009
     
By:
 
/s/ Steve Smith
           
Steve Smith
           
President and Principal Executive Officer
 
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EXHIBIT INDEX
 
         
Exhibit 99
 
(1)
 
Press release announcing Second Quarter Earnings, dated May  11, 2009.
 
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