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Sub-Zero Winter Cools National Beverage Corp.’s Exceptional Performance

National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ) today reported results for the nine months ended January 25, 2014.

“This phenomenal winter, with temperatures and conditions not witnessed in over 50 years, created several first-time circumstances for us at National Beverage Corp.,” stated Nick A. Caporella, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Solid Fact: Operational Closings – more than in previous 20 year totals.

Solid Fact: Distressed Arrivals of Employees – Raw Material Arrival Delays – Finished Goods Delivery Delays.

Solid Fact: A Segment of Power + Brand Performance exceeded prior year’s period by 40%!

For the nine months ended January 25, 2014 and January 26, 2013 –

(in thousands, except EPS)

-- Revenues $476,793 $494,140
-- Optg. Income $48,039 $52,927
-- Net Income $31,703 $34,823
-- EPS $.67 $.75
-- EBITDA* $57,088 $61,183

For the Trailing Twelve Months ended January –

(in millions, except EPS)



Net Income



2014 $ 644.7 6.8% $ 43.8 $ 77.7 $ .93
2013 $ 659.6 7.0% $ 46.4 $ 81.2 $ 1.00
2012   $   615.6     7.1%     $   43.5   $   76.6   $   .94

“Humbling as these winter conditions were on our performance, they grievously dashed our sincere hope to deliver on our word . . . as previously expressed in prior releases. We sincerely apologize for this . . .

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