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Inventure Foods Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results Net Revenues up 24.2%; $0.09 EPS

PHOENIX, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inventure Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNAK), a leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 29, 2012. 

Third Quarter 2012 Highlights

For the third quarter of 2012 compared to the third quarter of 2011:

  • Net revenues increased 24.2% to $46.6 million.
  • Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.09 compared to a loss of $0.01 in the prior year.
  • Consolidated EBITDA increased 314.1% to $4.1 million, or 8.9% of net revenues.  A table reconciling EBITDA to net income is presented at the end of the consolidated financial statements included in this release.
  • Borrowings decreased $8.6 million compared to the third quarter of 2011.
  • Announced a new distribution agreement with Snyder's-Lance, which is expected to close in November.

Quarter Overview

Consolidated net revenues for the third quarter were $46.6 million, an increase of 24.2% compared to $37.5 million during the prior-year period.  This increase was largely driven by a 41.5% increase in the healthy/natural portfolio.  Gross profit increased 47.8% to $9.5 million, compared to $6.4 million in the prior-year period.  Gross profit margin improved 320 basis points to 20.3% from 17.1% last year, primarily as a result of lower cost berries in the Frozen segment.  Selling, general and administrative expenses decreased to 14.0% of net revenues, or 360 basis points, compared to 17.6% in the prior year.  This decline is primarily attributable to decreased marketing and sampling expenses related to the prior-year promotions for the Jamba® brand.  Net income increased to $1.7 million compared to a net loss of $0.2 million in the prior year.  

The Snack segment net revenues were up 1.4% with $23.8 million in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $23.5 million during the same period a year ago.  T.G.I. Friday's® and premium private label net revenues increased 10.7% and 20.9%, respectively, offset by a 13.2% decrease in sales of Boulder Canyon Natural Foods®. 

The Frozen segment net revenues, which includes Jamba® All Natural Smoothies, totaled $22.8 million for the quarter, were up 62.3% over the prior-year period.  Continuing the momentum from the first half of 2012, net revenues for the Frozen segment excluding Jamba® increased 72.7% for the quarter due to continued growth in branded and private label sales to new and existing customers.  Jamba® net revenues for the quarter totaled $4.3 million, an increase of 28.6% compared $3.3 million in the third quarter of 2011. 

Year-to-Date Overview

Consolidated net revenues for the nine months ended September 29, 2012 were $141.6 million, an increase of 20.3% compared to $117.8 million during the prior-year period.  This increase was largely driven by a 33.2% increase in the healthy/natural portfolio, as well as a 4.7% increase in the indulgent/specialty portfolio revenues.  Gross profit increased 24.9% to $28.0 million, compared to $22.4 million in the prior-year period.  Net income increased 145.0% to $5.1 million, compared to net income of $2.1 million in the prior year.  Fully diluted earnings per share for the first nine months of 2012 were $0.26, versus $0.11 during the same period in 2011, an increase of 136.4%.  Consolidated EBITDA increased 68.6% to $12.1 million, or 8.5% of net revenues. 

Management Commentary & Future Outlook

"Continuing the success realized during the first half of 2012, we are pleased to report our ninth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth in year-over-year net revenues and record third quarter earnings per share," said Terry McDaniel, Chief Executive Officer of Inventure Foods, Inc.

"The increase in our healthy/natural portfolio, which represents 60% of total revenues, was led by strong increases in our Frozen segment with frozen fruit sales up 72.7% and Jamba "at home" Smoothie sales up 28.6% over prior year, primarily due to increased distribution to new and existing customers and increased velocity of existing business." 

"The increase in the healthy/natural portfolio was partially offset by a decline in sales of our Boulder Canyon products primarily due to increased pricing pressure.  We remain dedicated to the growth of our Boulder Canyon brand.  We are adding sales and marketing resources dedicated to the Boulder brand to regain our momentum and we plan to introduce new categories beyond salty snacks within the next year.  We also look forward to leveraging the new distribution partnership with Snyder's-Lance to push Boulder and other Inventure product lines in certain markets." 

"Increased sales in our indulgent snack product portfolio were primarily driven by sales of our T.G.I. Friday's products, which were up 10.7% over the same quarter last year and the success of our new Nathan's Famous brand.  Our Nathan's Famous products have been well received since we introduced them during the fourth quarter of 2011.  In fact, our Nathan's Famous Honey Mustard Crunchy Crinkle Fries were recently awarded the 2012 Best New Product award in the Salty Snacks category by the Convenience Store News.  Considering the variety of snacks and number of competitors in this channel, we are very honored to receive this recognition."

Mr. McDaniel concluded, "We are pleased with the double-digit growth in both revenues and profits achieved year-to-date.  We remain focused on executing our strategic plan and delivering sustainable long-term growth for our shareholders."

Conference Call

Inventure Foods' executive management team will host a conference call today at 11 a.m. ET to discuss the Company's third 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 and divestiture-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


Nine Months Ended


September 29,

2012


September 24, 2011


  September 29, 

2012


  September 24, 2011


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)

Net revenues

$       46,601,332


$       37,518,334


$     141,637,128


$     117,768,352

Cost of revenues

37,130,029


31,111,745


113,617,395


95,333,715

     Gross profit

9,471,303


6,406,589


28,019,733


22,434,637

Selling, general & administrative expenses

6,534,955


6,615,271


19,414,315


18,669,356

     Operating income (loss)

2,936,348


(208,682)


8,605,418


3,765,281

Interest expense, net

178,905


227,316


613,129


645,047

          Income (loss) before income taxes

2,757,443


(435,998)


7,992,289


3,120,234

Income tax provision (benefit)

1,017,795


(245,186)


2,907,723


1,044,980

     Net income (loss)

$         1,739,648


$          (190,812)


$         5,084,566


$         2,075,254









Earnings (loss) per common share:








     Basic

$                  0.09


$               (0.01)


$                  0.27


$                  0.11

     Diluted

$                  0.09


$               (0.01)


$                  0.26


$                  0.11

Weighted average number of common shares:








     Basic

19,030,959


18,139,674


18,737,131


18,072,579

     Diluted

19,689,985


18,139,674


19,536,732


18,732,535


 

 

INVENTURE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



    September 29,

           2012          


  December 31,

           2011          


(unaudited)



Assets




Current assets:                                                                          




    Cash and cash equivalents

$              592,337


$               664,488

    Accounts receivable, net allowance

18,684,950


15,741,758

    Inventories

28,129,169


31,682,080

    Deferred income tax asset

929,594


766,805

    Other current assets

528,891


1,526,818

        Total current assets

48,864,941


50,381,949





Property and equipment, net

34,982,983


33,182,331

Goodwill

11,616,225


11,616,225

Trademarks and other intangibles, net

2,012,348


2,033,160

Other assets

766,667


761,258

    Total assets

$          98,243,164


$          97,974,923





Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity




Current liabilities:




    Accounts payable

$          11,564,698


$          14,891,297

    Accrued liabilities

11,268,032


9,531,942

    Current portion of long-term debt

1,666,902


3,025,011

        Total current liabilities

24,499,632


27,448,250





Long-term debt, less current portion

7,339,757


8,595,109

Line of credit

13,439,799


15,183,910

Deferred income tax liability

3,541,202


3,550,560

Interest rate swaps

820,621


843,635

Other liabilities

861,018


743,909

    Total liabilities

50,502,029


56,365,373





Shareholders' equity:




Common stock

194,060


186,312

Additional paid-in capital

28,701,019


27,675,786

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(410,987)


(425,025)

Retained earnings

19,728,238


14,643,672


48,212,330


42,080,745





Less: treasury stock

(471,195)


(471,195)

Total shareholders' equity

47,741,135


41,609,550

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$          98,243,164


$          97,974,923


 

INVENTURE FOODS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
RECONCILIATION



Quarter Ended


 Nine Months Ended


  September 29,  

2012


  September 24,  

2011 


  September 29, 

2012        


  September 24, 

2011


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)

Reconciliation – EBITDA (1):








      Reported net income (loss)

$         1,739,648


$          (190,812)


$         5,084,566


$         2,075,254

      Add back: Interest, net

178,905


227,316


613,129


645,047

      Add back: Income tax provision (benefit)

1,017,795


(245,186)


2,907,723


1,044,980

      Add back: Depreciation

1,195,724


1,196,709


3,473,298


3,380,913

      Add back: Amortization of intangible assets

2,498


10,500


20,812


31,500

      EBITDA

$         4,134,570


$             998,527


$        12,099,528


$          7,177,694


(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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