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Inventure Foods Reports Record First Quarter 2012 Results

Net Revenues up 28.3% - Record $0.09 EPS

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PHOENIX, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inventure Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK), a leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer, today reported record financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2012, highlighted by double-digit net revenue growth in both the Snack and Frozen segments and record first quarter earnings of $0.09 per fully diluted share.  

First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Inventure generated record net revenues of $47.0 million for the first quarter, an increase of 28.3%, or $10.4 million versus the prior-year first quarter, attributable to strong performance in both the Snack and Frozen segments. 

The Snack segment posted an 11.3% increase to $24.2 million in net revenue compared to the same quarter a year ago.  T.G.I. Friday's® led the segment with strong sales growth of 18.0%, while Boulder Canyon Natural Foods™ was up 13.1% and Private Label increased 17.2%.  These gains were partially offset by declines in the Company's other smaller brands. 

Frozen segment net revenues, which includes Jamba® All Natural Smoothies, totaled $22.8 million for the quarter, up 53.1% over the prior-year period.  Excluding Jamba®, the Frozen segment net revenues increased 50.7% for the quarter driven by competitive pricing against other berry segments, continued category growth and new distribution.  Jamba® net revenues for the quarter totaled $3.5 million ($4.9 million gross), an increase of 68.1% compared to net revenues of $2.1 million ($2.5 million gross) in the first quarter last year, due to increased retail distribution and consumer demand.

Consolidated net income for the quarter grew 22.4% and totaled $1.7 million, or $0.09 per fully diluted share, compared to $1.4 million, or $0.08 per fully diluted share, in the first quarter of 2011. 

Consolidated EBITDA for the quarter was $4.0 million, or 8.5% of net revenue, an increase of 14.2% compared to the first quarter of last year.  A table reconciling EBITDA to net income is presented at the end of the consolidated financial statements included in this release.

Other first quarter financial highlights included:

  • Gross profit of $9.3 million, or 19.9% of net revenues, was up 17.8% in dollars, but declined 170 basis points compared to last year.  This decline in gross margin was primarily due to higher cost of goods sold in the Company's Frozen segment, generated by increased cost of purchased berries in order to meet growing demand.  Gross profit was also affected by an increase of $1.8 million in above-the-line product support spending such as trade promotions, coupons and slotting fees, primarily for the Jamba® and Boulder Canyon™ brands.
  • Selling, General and Administrative (SG&A) expenses totaled $6.5 million for the quarter, an increase of $1.0 million. SG&A, as a percent of net revenues, was down 120 basis points to 13.8%, compared to the first quarter of the prior year.  The increase in SG&A expense was largely due to higher variable broker commissions on increased sales volume, as well as continued investments in Jamba® and Boulder Canyon™, including increased marketing and sampling expenses.

Management Commentary & Future Outlook

"This quarter marks another record-setting milestone in our Company's history, as the recent financial results further affirm the growing consumer demand for our innovative products," said Terry McDaniel, Chief Executive Officer of Inventure Foods. "We were very pleased to see the momentum continue in both the Snack and Frozen segments as we delivered year-over-year revenue and earnings growth. Our Healthy/Natural portfolio now represents 61% of total revenue, having increased 45% from the first quarter of 2011."  

"Our investments made during the prior year to support both our brands and our operations are beginning to pay dividends.  We remain committed to supporting the success of our brands.  Jamba® continues to demonstrate positive results from those investments, delivering $4.9 million in gross revenues this quarter.  Our Boulder Canyon™ products grew 13% for the quarter, in part from continued momentum of the brand as well as new offerings in the portfolio.  We are also excited by the continued growth of our T.G.I. Friday's® and private label brands, which grew 18% and 17%, respectively."

McDaniel concluded: "We are very pleased with the first quarter results, posting our highest quarterly net revenues and earnings per share. We remain focused on executing our strategic plan, while adding value to our shareholders through sustainable long-term growth."

Conference Call

Inventure Foods' executive management team will host a conference call today at 11 a.m. ET to discuss the Company's first quarter 2012 results and comment on its future outlook. To participate in the conference call, please call (877) 853-7702 toll-free, or (408) 940-3848 for international callers. A live webcast of the call will also be available at www.inventurefoods.com and will be archived for one year following today's event.

About Inventure Foods, Inc.

With manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Indiana and Washington, Inventure Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK) is a marketer and manufacturer of specialty food brands in better-for-you and indulgent categories under a variety of Company owned and licensed brand names, including Boulder Canyon Natural Foods™, Jamba®, Rader Farms®, T.G.I. Friday's®, Nathan's Famous®, BURGER KING™, Poore Brothers®, Tato Skins® and Bob's Texas Style®. For further information about Inventure Foods, please visit www.inventurefoods.com.

Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release and that may affect the Company's prospects in general include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, increases in cost or availability of ingredients, packaging, energy and employees, price competition and industry consolidation, ability to execute strategic initiatives, product recalls or safety concerns, disruptions of supply chain or information technology systems, customer acceptance of new products and changes in consumer preferences, food industry and regulatory factors, interest rate risks, dependence upon major customers, dependence upon existing and future license agreements, the possibility that we will need additional financing due to future operating losses or in order to implement the Company's business strategy, acquisition-related risks, the volatility of the market price of the Company's common stock, and such other factors as are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

INVENTURE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME


 


Quarter Ended


March 31,

           2012           


March 26,

          2011           


(unaudited)


(unaudited)

Net revenues.................................................................................

$           47,020,064


$           36,640,683

Cost of revenues............................................................................

37,675,438


28,710,187

     Gross profit...............................................................................

9,344,626


7,930,496

Selling, general & administrative expenses...................................

6,500,442


5,509,259

     Operating income....................................................................

2,844,184


2,421,237

Interest expense, net.....................................................................

230,366


218,710

          Income before income taxes...............................................

2,613,818


2,202,527

Income tax provision.....................................................................

892,225


796,345

     Net income..............................................................................

$             1,721,593


$             1,406,182





Earnings per common share:




     Basic........................................................................................

$                      0.09


$                        0.08

     Diluted.....................................................................................

$                      0.09


$                        0.08

Weighted average number of common shares:




     Basic........................................................................................

18,281,736


18,010,668

     Diluted.....................................................................................

19,364,774


18,698,392


 

 

INVENTURE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

 


         March 31,

           2012          


  December 31,

           2011          


(unaudited)



Assets




Current assets:                                                                          




    Cash and cash equivalents.......................................................    

$            742,321


$             664,488

    Accounts receivable, net allowance.........................................

17,641,652


15,741,758

    Inventories................................................................................

28,018,280


31,682,080

    Deferred income tax asset.........................................................

811,669


766,805

    Other current assets...................................................................

503,615


1,526,818

        Total current assets...............................................................

47,717,537


50,381,949





Property and equipment, net........................................................

33,726,065


33,182,331

Goodwill.......................................................................................

11,616,225


11,616,225

Trademarks and other intangibles, net.........................................

2,022,660


2,033,160

Other assets..................................................................................

804,987


761,258

    Total assets...............................................................................

$       95,887,474


$       97,974,923





Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities:




    Accounts payable......................................................................

$       14,204,696


$       14,891,297

    Accrued liabilities.....................................................................

9,099,205


9,531,942

    Current portion of long-term debt..............................................

3,010,187


3,025,011

        Total current liabilities..........................................................

26,314,088


27,448,250





Long-term debt, less current portion..............................................

8,177,374


8,595,109

Line of credit.................................................................................

12,589,558


15,183,910

Deferred income tax liability.........................................................

3,615,870


3,550,560

Interest rate swaps.........................................................................

801,486


843,635

Other liabilities..............................................................................

817,519


743,909

    Total liabilities..........................................................................

52,315,895


56,365,373





Shareholders' equity:




Common stock..............................................................................

186,732


186,312

Additional paid-in capital............................................................

27,890,092


27,675,786

Accumulated other comprehensive loss.......................................

(399,315)


(425,025)

Retained earnings.......................................................................

16,365,265


14,643,672


44,042,774


42,080,745





Less: treasury stock.......................................................................

(471,195)


(471,195)

Total shareholders' equity............................................................

43,571,579


41,609,550

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity......................................

$      95,887,474


$       97,974,923


 

INVENTURE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

RECONCILIATION


 


  Quarter Ended


March 31,
2012 


March 26,
2011 


(unaudited)


(unaudited)

Reconciliation – EBITDA (1):




      Reported net income....................................................................

$          1,721,593


$         1,406,182

      Add back: Interest, net..................................................................

230,366


218,710

      Add back: Income tax provision....................................................

892,225


796,345

      Add back: Depreciation................................................................

1,149,229


1,074,115

      Add back: Amortization of intangible assets.................................

10,500


10,500

      EBITDA........................................................................................

$          4,003,913


$          3,505,852

(1)   EBITDA is presented as a supplemental performance measure and is not intended as an alternative to net income or any other measure calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Further, EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies.

SOURCE Inventure Foods, Inc.



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