Hain Celestial To Present At ICR Conference 2016

Updates Guidance

Jan 11, 2016, 16:45 ET from The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:   HAIN), a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life™, today announced that the Company is scheduled to present at the ICR Conference on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 2:30 PM Eastern Time. A live audio webcast and a replay of the event will be available under the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.hain.com.

The Company provided second quarter fiscal year 2016 guidance projecting net sales in the range of $740.0 million to $760.0 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.53 to $0.56, reflecting the continuing strong performance of its Hain Pure Protein Corporation segment and its international businesses in constant currency offset by certain impacts relating to the United States segment including lower consumption and reductions in shipments and inventories at certain customers.

The Company is also updating its annual guidance.  The Company's updated fiscal year 2016 guidance expectations are:

  • Total net sales range of $2.90 billion to $3.04 billion, an increase of approximately 7% to 12% as compared to fiscal year 2015, which includes a forecasted unfavorable currency impact of approximately $75 million, and
  • Earnings per diluted share range of $1.95 to $2.10, an increase of approximately 4% to 12% as compared to fiscal year 2015, which includes an estimated unfavorable currency impact of approximately $0.05 of earnings per diluted share.

Guidance is provided on a non-GAAP basis and excludes acquisition-related expenses, integration and restructuring charges, start-up costs, unrealized net foreign currency gains or losses, reserves for litigation matters and other non-recurring items, including any product recalls or market withdrawals, that have been or may be incurred during the Company's fiscal year 2016, which the Company will continue to identify as it reports its future financial results.  Guidance excludes the impact of any future acquisitions.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

The Hain Celestial Group (NASDAQ: HAIN), headquartered in Lake Success, NY, is a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India.  Hain Celestial participates in many natural categories with well-known brands that include Celestial Seasonings®, Earth's Best®, Ella's Kitchen®, Terra®, Garden of Eatin'®, Sensible Portions®, Health Valley®, Arrowhead Mills®, MaraNatha®, SunSpire®, DeBoles®, Casbah®, Rudi's Organic Bakery®, Gluten Free Café™, Hain Pure Foods®, Spectrum®, Spectrum Essentials®, Walnut Acres Organic®, Imagine®, Almond Dream®, Rice Dream®, Soy Dream®, WestSoy®, The Greek Gods®, BluePrint®, FreeBird®, Plainville Farms®, Empire®, Kosher Valley®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Europe's Best®, Cully & Sully®, New Covent Garden Soup Co.®, Johnson's Juice Co.®, Farmhouse Fare®, Hartley's®, Sun-Pat®, Gale's®, Robertson's®, Frank Cooper's®, Linda McCartney®, Lima®, Danival®, Joya®, Natumi®, GG UniqueFiber®, Tilda®, JASON®, Avalon Organics®, Alba Botanica®, Live Clean® and Queen Helene®.  Hain Celestial has been providing A Healthier Way of Life™ since 1993.  For more information, visit www.hain.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements contained in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are predictions based on expectations and projections about future events, and are not statements of historical fact.  You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plan", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "predict", "project", "estimate", "likely", "believe", "might", "seek", "may", "remain", "potential", "can", "should", "could", "future" and similar expressions, or the negative of those expressions.  These forward-looking statements include the Company's beliefs or expectations relating to the Company's guidance for net sales and earnings per diluted share for the second quarter fiscal year 2016 and the annual guidance for net sales and earnings per diluted share for fiscal year 2016.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Such factors include, among others, general economic and financial market conditions; competition; our ability to respond to changes and trends in customer and consumer demand, preferences and consumption; our reliance on third party distributors, manufacturers and suppliers; the consolidation or loss of a significant customer; our ability to introduce new products and improve existing products; availability and retention of key personnel; our ability to effectively integrate our acquisitions; our ability to successfully consummate any proposed divestitures; liabilities arising from potential product recalls, market withdrawals or product liability claims; outbreaks of diseases or food-borne illnesses; potential litigation; the availability of organic and natural ingredients; our ability to manage our supply chain effectively; changes in fuel, raw material and commodity costs; effects of climate change on our business and operations; our ability to offset input cost increases; the interruption, disruption or loss of operations at one or more of our manufacturing facilities; the loss of one or more of our independent co-packers; the disruption of our transportation systems; risks associated with expansion into countries in which we have no prior operating experience; risks associated with our international sales and operations, including foreign currency risks; impairment in the carrying value of our goodwill or other intangible assets; our ability to use our trademarks; reputational damage; changes in, or the failure to comply with, government laws and regulations; liabilities or claims with respect to environmental matters; our reliance on independent certification for our products; a breach of security measures; our reliance on our information technology systems; effects of general global capital and credit market issues on our liquidity and cost of borrowing; potential liabilities not covered by insurance; the ability of joint venture investments to successfully execute business plans; dilution in the value of our common shares; and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.  As a result of the foregoing and other factors, no assurance can be given as to the future results, levels of activity and achievements of the Company, and neither the Company nor any person assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of these statements. 

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