Quarterly report pursuant to sections 13 or 15(d)

Description Of Business And Basis Of Presentation

Description Of Business And Basis Of Presentation
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2011
Description Of Business And Basis Of Presentation  
Description Of Business And Basis Of Presentation

Note 1. Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

Description of Business

Alico Inc. ("Alico") and its wholly owned subsidiaries, (together with Alico, collectively, the "Company") is a land management company primarily engaged in a variety of agribusiness pursuits in addition to land leasing and rentals, rock and sand mining and real estate sales operating in Central and Southwest Florida.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying (a) condensed balance sheet as of September 30, 2010, which has been derived from audited financial statements and (b) the unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements (the "Financial Statements") of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). The Financial Statements include all adjustments, consisting of normal and recurring adjustments, which in the opinion of management were necessary for a fair presentation of financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for such periods presented. The results of the interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results for any other interim periods or an entire year. Footnote presentation of dollar values are in thousands.

The Financial Statements have been presented according to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X. Certain information, footnotes and disclosures normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations. The Company believes that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information not misleading. The Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2010.

Principles of Consolidation

The Financial Statements include the accounts of Alico, and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Alico Land Development, Inc. ("ALDI"), Agri-Insurance Company, Ltd. ("Agri"), Alico-Agri, Ltd., Alico Plant World, LLC and Bowen Brothers Fruit, LLC ("Bowen"). The Company's Agri-Insurance subsidiary was liquidated in September 2010. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

Use of Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Actual results could differ from those estimates based upon future events. The Company periodically evaluates the estimates. The estimates are based on current and expected economic conditions, historical experience, and various other specific assumptions that the Company believes to be reasonable.


The Company is primarily engaged in agriculture, which is of a seasonal nature and subject to the influence of natural phenomena and wide price fluctuations. The results of the reported period herein are not necessarily indicative of the results for any other interim period or entire year.


Certain amounts in the prior year have been reclassified to conform to the current year presentation.


Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In June 2011, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2011-05, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Presentation of Comprehensive Income. The ASU amends the FASB Accounting Standards Codification™ ("ASC") to allow an entity the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. The ASU eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders' equity. The amendments to the ASC do not change the items that must be reported in other comprehensive income or when an item of other comprehensive income must be reclassified to net income. ASU 2011-05 should be applied retrospectively. ASU 2011-05 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning December 15, 2011.

The adoption of ASU 2011-05 will not have a material impact on the Company's financial position or results of operations as it only affects financial statement presentation, and the Company does not believe that any other recently issued but not effective accounting standards, if currently adopted, will have a material effect on its financial position, result of operations or cash flows.