PENNSAUKEN, N.J., April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- J & J Snack Foods Corp. (Nasdaq:JJSF) today announced sales and earnings for the second quarter ended March 30, 2013.
Sales increased 6% to $201.3 million from $189.6 million in last year's second quarter. Net earnings increased 21% to $12.7 million in the current quarter from $10.4 million last year. Earnings per diluted share increased 22% to $.67 for the second quarter from $.55 last year. Operating income increased 18% to $19.2 million in the current quarter from $16.3 million in the year ago quarter.
For the six months ended March 30, 2013, sales increased 8% to $392.8 million from $362.2 million in last year's first half. Net earnings increased 44% to $22.9 million in the six months from $15.9 million last year. Earnings per diluted share increased to 44% to $1.21 for the six months from $.84 last year. Operating income increased 38% to $34.2 million from $24.7 million in the year ago period.
Gerald B. Shreiber, J & J's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are pleased with our overall performance for our second quarter. Our food service group, with sharp increases in soft pretzel and churro sales, had a particularly strong quarter."
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, PRETZEL FILLERS and other soft pretzels, ICEE, SLUSH PUPPIE and ARCTIC BLAST frozen beverages, LUIGI'S Italian ice, MINUTE MAID* frozen juice bars and ices, WHOLE FRUIT sorbet, MARY B'S biscuits and dumplings, DADDY RAY'S fig and fruit bars, TIO PEPE'S and CALIFORNIA CHURROS churros, THE FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY funnel cakes, and READI-BAKE cookies. 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||Six months ended|
|March 30,||March 24,||March 30,||March 24,|
|Cost of goods sold||$143,175||135,567||280,448||261,847|
|Other general expense (income)||$10||(121)||(51)||(122)|
|Other income (expense)|
|Interest expense & other||($28)||(4)||(53)||(43)|
|Earnings before income taxes||20,027||16,649||35,839||25,428|
|Earnings per diluted share||$0.67||$0.55||$1.21||$0.84|
|Weighted average number of diluted shares||18,886||18,930||18,878||18,902|
|Earnings per basic share||$0.67||$0.55||$1.22||$0.84|
|Weighted average number of basic shares||18,800||18,858||18,803||18,832|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|(in thousands, except share amounts)|
|March 30,||September 29,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 102,338||$ 154,198|
|Current marketable securities held to maturity||4,077||1,214|
|Other current assets||161,824||152,656|
|Property, plant and equipment, at cost||142,954||141,544|
|Other intangible assets, net||46,232||48,464|
|Marketable securities held to maturity||2,000||24,998|
|Marketable securities available for sale||80,292||--|
|Total||$ 619,833||$ 603,044|
|Current Liabilities||$ 80,014||$ 81,505|
|Long-term obligations under capital leases||214||347|
|Deferred income taxes||45,023||44,874|
|Other long-term liabilities||673||831|
|Total||$ 619,833||$ 603,044|
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) 532-6603Source:J & J Snack Foods Corp.