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Turning Point Brands Jumps on Earnings Beat, Improved Guidance

Turning Point raised its full-year guidance as cannabis trends boost its bottom line.
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Shares of Turning Point Brands  (TPB) - Get Turning Point Brands Inc. Report were rising sharply Tuesday after the rolling paper and cigar company reported quarterly results that beat estimates, while also raising its full-year guidance. 

The Louisville, Kentucky company reported first quarter net income that increased to $11.8 million from $7.3 million a year ago. The company also reported adjusted earnings of 80 cents per share on revenue that rose 18.7% year-over-year to $107.6 million. 

Analysts were expecting adjusted earnings of 57 cents per share on revenue of $100.1 million, according to FactSet.

Turning Point shares were rising 8.2% to $52.54. 

"Our first quarter results demonstrated solid execution with year-over-year growth significantly outpacing our end markets," said CEO Larry Wexler. 

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The firm said that its Zig-Zag rolling papers brand saw over 40% sales growth in the quarter and its Stoker's brand also delivered double-digit growth. 

"As such, our core segments are continuing to perform well despite the tough comparables from the previous year period," Wexler said. 

Turning Point raised its full-year guidance based on the strength of the first quarter results. The company now expects net sales of $422 million to $440 million, up from its previous guidance between $412 million and $432 million.

This guidance assumed double-digit percentage sales growth for Zig-Zag and high-single-digit sales growth for its Stoker's Products. 

Analysts are expecting revenue of $425.9 million for the year. 

"With more states advancing legalization efforts during the quarter, the segment’s outlook continues to improve as a result of the secular industry growth trends that we are seeing across the board," said Graham Purdy, COO of Turning Point.