John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBSS):
- Net sales increased by $20.7 million or 13.2%
- Sales volume was virtually unchanged
- Gross profit increased by $8.8 million or 40.5%
- Net income increased by $5.1 million or over 100%
John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBSS) (the “Company”) today announced operating results for its first quarter of fiscal 2013. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was $7.5 million, or $0.69 per share diluted, compared to $2.4 million, or $0.23 per share diluted, for the first quarter of fiscal 2012.
Net sales increased by $20.7 million, or 13.2%, to $177.5 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 from net sales of $156.8 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. The increase in net sales resulted primarily from higher selling prices generated by pricing actions implemented over the last twelve months and by a shift in sales volume to higher priced consumer products in the consumer distribution channel from lower priced bulk products in the commercial ingredients distribution channel. Sales prices increased in the quarterly comparison for most of the Company’s major product types due to higher commodity acquisition costs. Sales volume, which is defined as pounds sold to customers, in the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was virtually unchanged in comparison to sales volume for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. Sales volume increased in the consumer distribution channel from increased sales of Fisher baking and snack nuts at existing customers and with new Fisher baking nut customers, which began shipping early in the first quarter. Sales volume also increased in the contract packaging distribution channel mainly from expanding sales to a major existing customer. Sales volume declined in the commercial ingredients and export distribution channels primarily due to the impact of high peanut, pecan and walnut prices on customer demand.