National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ) today reported mid-year results:
For the six months ended October 27, 2012 –
- Revenues increased to $349.4 million, +6.8%
- Net income increased to $26.4 million, +7.5%
- Earnings per share increased to $.57, +7.5%
“Team National ‘owns’ great brands that ‘scream’ excellent taste and excellent value! The sparkling water–power brands outperformed carbonated soft drinks and are trending to continue their momentum," stated Nick A. Caporella, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
|For the Trailing Twelve Months –|
|$651.2 million||$80.5 million||$71.1 million|
“Our Company is in the ‘Right Zone’ and our efforts are reflecting great results and – ‘competent’ value,” continued Caporella.“Creating good news is akin to making great refreshments – both require unique passion, joyful innovation and intense focus! Our recent special dividend of $2.55, finalized November 29, 2012, is just as exciting for us as our new LaCroix theme Jardiń or Everfresh’s Premier Apple Varietals!” added Caporella. “It is our natural inclination to always ‘Refresh’ – not only with our beverages, but through our Corporate character! We strive to be ‘compassionate’ and honorably Patriotic – to our principles, to our great country and to our unique company. We ‘Hope’ to ‘relight’ the lamps of America’s High Road! Our genuine efforts and compassion should ignite fellow Americans to engage in similar efforts. After all – what better way to count our blessings than to boldly say A·M·E·R·I·C·A! “Yes! – we are National Beverage Corp. . . . steeped, brewed and enriched in – red, white and blue tradition,” concluded Caporella. National Beverage’s iconic brands are the genuine essence . . . of America. Our company is highly innovative as a pace-setter in the changing soft-drink industry, featuring refreshment products that are geared toward the lifestyle/health-conscious consumer. Shasta® – Faygo® – Everfresh® and LaCroix® are aligned with Rip It® energy products to make National Beverage . . . America’s Flavor•Favorite – soft-drink company.