Net income for the 2010 second quarter increased 11.4 percent to $63.8 million, compared with $57.3 million in the same quarter last year. Net income per diluted share increased 14.2 percent to $0.69, from $0.60 per diluted share in the 2009 comparable quarter.
Net sales for the Company's DSD segment for the 2010 second quarter increased 24.8 percent to $341.3 million from $273.5 million for the same period in 2009. Net sales for the Company's warehouse segment were $24.4 million for the three-months ended June 30, 2010, compared with $26.8 million for the same period in 2009.
Gross sales to customers outside the United States rose to $66.6 million in the 2010 second quarter, from $39.4 million in the corresponding quarter in 2009.
Rodney C. Sacks, chairman and chief executive officer, attributed the record revenues to continued strong sales of Monster Energy® drinks. The Monster Energy® brand continues to gain market share, with sales increasing in excess of category growth. "We remain encouraged with the performance of the Monster Energy® brand, both in the United States and internationally," said Sacks."During the second quarter we launched the Monster Energy® brand in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Norway. We are currently in the process of launching the brand in Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Jordan, with additional introductions anticipated for later in 2010. We have introduced and are also planning to introduce additional new products this year both domestically and internationally," Sacks added. For the first half of 2010 gross sales rose to $685.9 million from $624.7 million for the comparable period a year earlier. Net sales for the first six months of 2010 increased to $603.8 million from $544.5 million in the same period last year. Both gross and net sales for the 2010 first quarter were impacted by advance purchases made by customers in the fiscal 2009 fourth quarter due to the Company's announcement of a new per case marketing contribution program for Monster Energy® distributors commencing January 1, 2010, as well as to avoid potential interruptions in product supply due to the announcement of the transition to the SAP enterprise resource planning system commencing January 1, 2010. The Company previously estimated that approximately 4 percent to 6 percent of its fiscal 2009 fourth quarter gross sales were attributable to such advance purchases.