Fourth Quarter 2011 DetailsThe Company’s sales gains were driven by the Garden Products segment, which reported net sales for the quarter of $165.1 million, a gain of 24 percent over the fourth quarter of 2010. The Garden Products segment’s branded product sales increased $31.6 million, or 27 percent, to $148.5 million while sales of other manufacturers’ products were $16.6 million, in line with the fourth quarter of 2010. The Company’s gross and operating margins were adversely impacted by higher raw material input costs during the quarter. The Garden Products segment’s operating loss during the quarter was $6.9 million compared to an operating loss of $7.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.
Central Garden & Pet Company Announces Fourth Quarter & Fiscal 2011 Results
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