SUNBURY, Pa., Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Weis Markets, Inc. (NYSE:WMK) today reported its sales increased 23.7 percent to $1.1 billion during the thirteen-week period ended June 27, 2020, compared to the same period in 2019, while second quarter comparable store sales increased 24.1 percent.
The Company's second quarter net income increased 102.5 percent to $41.5 million compared to $20.5 million in 2019, while earnings per share totaled $1.54 compared to $0.76 per share for the same period in 2019. Ecommerce sales increased 243 percent during the same period.
"The coronavirus pandemic has altered most aspects of daily life in our seven-state market area which was impacted by full and partial shutdowns initially, and cautious reopenings in June," said Weis Markets Chairman and CEO Jonathan Weis. "This has resulted in customers taking an increased number of meals at home, which shifted food service demand to food retail."
"Our dedicated associates helped us adjust to these new market conditions with accelerated replenishment schedules, strategic procurement and an ongoing commitment to ensuring a safe shopping environment. Their essential work makes this possible. We remain grateful for all that they do," said Mr. Weis.
Year to Date
For the 26-week period ending June 27, 2020, the Company's sales increased 18.1 percent to $2.1 billion compared to the same period in 2019 while comparable store sales increased 18.5 percent. Year-to-date (YTD) net income increased 96.0 percent to $68.2 million while earnings per share for the same period increased $1.24 to $2.53 per share. YTD ecommerce sales increased 141 percent.
About Weis Markets Founded in 1912, Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid Atlantic food retailer operating 197 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Virginia. For more information, please visit: WeisMarkets.com or Facebook.com/WeisMarkets.
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