PENNSAUKEN, N.J., July 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- J & J Snack Foods Corp. (Nasdaq:JJSF) today announced sales and earnings for the third quarter ended June 28, 2014.
Sales increased 8% to $257.1 million from $237.0 million in last year's third quarter. Net earnings increased 12% to $23.7 million in the current quarter from $21.2 million last year. Earnings per diluted share increased 13% to $1.26 for the third quarter from $1.12 last year. Operating income increased 10% to $35.7 million in the current quarter from $32.4 million in the year ago quarter.
For the nine months ended June 28, 2014, sales increased 6% to $666.0 million from $629.8 million in last year's nine months. Net earnings increased 13% to $49.6 million in the nine months from $44.1 million last year. Earnings per diluted share increased to 13% to $2.64 for the nine months from $2.33 last year. Operating income increased 11% to $74.0 million from $66.6 million in the year ago period.
Gerald B. Shreiber, J & J's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "All of our business groups contributed to our record quarter. We had particular strong sales growth in our food service soft pretzel category led by our newer products such as pretzel rolls and sticks. Our ICEE group also had record sales and earnings and our retail grocery group had higher earnings as well."
J&J Snack Foods Corp. is a leader and innovator in the snack food industry, providing nutritional and affordable branded niche snack foods and beverages to foodservice and retail supermarket outlets. Manufactured and distributed nationwide, our principal products include SUPERPRETZEL, BAVARIAN BAKERY and other soft pretzels, ICEE and SLUSH PUPPIE frozen beverages, LUIGI'S, PHILLY SWIRL, MINUTE MAID* frozen juice bars and ices, WHOLE FRUIT sorbet and frozen fruit bars, MARY B'S biscuits and dumplings, DADDY RAY'S fig and fruit bars, CALIFORNIA CHURROS and TIO PEPE'S churros, PATIO Burritos and other handheld sandwiches, THE FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY funnel cakes, and several cookie brands within COUNTRY HOME BAKERS. For more information, please visit us at www.jjsnack.com.
*MINUTE MAID is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company
|J & J SNACK FOODS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS|
|(in thousands, except per share amounts)|
|Three months ended||Nine months ended|
| June 28, |
| June 29, |
| June 28, |
| June 29, |
|Cost of goods sold||172,745||161,714||460,570||442,162|
|Other general expense (income)||234||(429)||1,132||(480)|
|Other income (expense)|
|Interest expense & other||(26)||(29)||(89)||(82)|
|Earnings before income taxes||36,796||33,259||77,150||69,098|
|Earnings per diluted share||$1.26||$1.12||$2.64||$2.33|
|Weighted average number of diluted shares||18,832||18,913||18,814||18,890|
|Earnings per basic share||$1.27||$1.13||$2.66||$2.34|
|Weighted average number of basic shares||18,686||18,807||18,686||18,804|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(in thousands, except share amounts)|
| (unaudited) |
| September 28, |
|Cash and cash equivalents||$67,754||$97,345|
|Current marketable securities held to maturity||--||256|
|Other current assets||197,832||167,116|
|Property, plant and equipment, net||158,673||147,164|
|Other intangible assets, net||52,345||44,012|
|Marketable securities held to maturity||2,000||2,000|
|Marketable securities available for sale||129,640||107,664|
|Long-term obligations under capital leases||402||136|
|Deferred income taxes||45,807||45,183|
|Other long-term liabilities||525||538|
The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's analysis only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.
CONTACT: Dennis G. Moore Senior Vice President Chief Financial Officer (856) 532-6603
Source:J & J Snack Foods Corp.