JJSF
$123.58
J J Snack Foods
($.75)
(.60%)
Earnings Details
2nd Quarter March 2020
Monday, April 27, 2020 4:00:00 PM
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J J Snack Foods (JJSF) Recent Earnings

J J Snack Foods (JJSF) reported 2nd Quarter March 2020 earnings of $0.38 per share on revenue of $272.0 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.82 per share on revenue of $238.0 million. Revenue fell 1.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

J&J Snack Foods Corp manufactures nutritional snack foods and distributes frozen beverages which are marketed nationally to the food service and retail supermarket industries. It' brand names include SUPERPRETZEL, BAVARIAN BAKERY, LUIGI’S & WHOLE FRUIT.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.38
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.82
Reported Revenue
$272.0 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$238.0 Mil
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Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

J & J Snack Foods Reports Second Quarter Sales and Earnings

PENNSAUKEN, N.J., April 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- J & J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ-JJSF) today announced sales and earnings for the second  quarter ended March 28, 2020.

Sales decreased 2% to $272.0 million from $276.3 million in last year’s second quarter. Net earnings decreased 64% to $7.3 million in the current quarter from $20.4 million last year.  Earnings per diluted share decreased 65% to $.38 for the second quarter from $1.08 last year.  Operating income decreased 56% to $11.0 million in the current quarter from $24.8 million in the year ago quarter.

For the six months ended March 28, 2020, sales increased 1% to $554.9 million from $547.9 million in last year’s first half.  Net earnings decreased 36% to $24.4 million in the six months from $37.9 million last year.  Earnings per diluted share decreased 36% to $1.28 from $2.00 last year. Operating income decreased 30% to $32.7 million this year from $46.9 million last year.

The Company also said that sales for the first 4 weeks of its third quarter that will end June 27, 2020 were down approximately 45% from a year ago.  Although it cannot estimate whether  sales will continue to be down at the same rate for the balance of the quarter, the Company said that it might have an operating loss in the quarter which would compare to operating income of $39 million in the year ago June quarter if sales continue to be down at the same rate. Approximately 2/3 of the Company’s sales are to venues and locations that have shut down or sharply curtailed their foodservice operations so the Company anticipates COVID-19 will continue to have a negative impact on its business. As the Company has $267 million of cash and marketable securities on its balance sheet, it does not expect to have any liquidity issues, nor does it anticipate a material amount of its assets would be impaired.   

Gerald B. Shreiber, J & J’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We have good management in place, strong brands and a broad base of highly respected customers. We continue to monitor and adjust our costs and expenses as we evaluate our business on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. We are monitoring consumer behavior, customer shifts, and industry needs to adapt our product and marketing mix for the post pandemic landscape.  In what is the true JJSF entrepreneurial spirit, we are ready to fight our way back to sales growth and business performance when customers begin to re-open this summer.   We are being careful not to reduce our costs so much that we won’t be able service our customers when they return, making sure that we have the proper staffing and resources in place for when business opens up again. And at the same, we are working around the clock updating preventative measures to keep our employees safe. We have always been a company that has been cautious in the way we spend and use our cash. Today we have $267 million in cash and securities, we are protecting it and using it to prepare for the future as we monitor and shape what that looks like in this changing landscape.”

J&J Snack Foods Corp. (NASDAQ: JJSF) is a leader and innovator in the snack food industry, providing innovative, niche and affordable branded snack foods and beverages to foodservice and retail supermarket outlets. Manufactured and distributed nationwide, our principal products include SUPERPRETZEL, the #1 soft pretzel brand in the world, as well as internationally known ICEE and SLUSH PUPPIE frozen beverages, LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice, MINUTE MAID* frozen ices, WHOLE FRUIT sorbet and frozen fruit bars, SOUR PATCH KIDS** Flavored Ice Pops, Tio Pepe’s & CALIFORNIA CHURROS, and THE FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY funnel cakes and several bakery brands within DADDY RAY’S, COUNTRY HOME BAKERS and HILL & VALLEY. With nearly twenty manufacturing facilities, and more than $1 billion in annual revenue, J&J Snack Foods Corp. has continued to see steady growth as a company, reaching record sales for 47 consecutive years. The company consistently seeks out opportunities to expand its unique niche market product offering while bringing smiles to families worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.jjsnack.com.

*MINUTE MAID is a registered trademark of The Coca-Cola Company.
**SOUR PATCH KIDS is a registered trademark of Mondelez International group, used under license.

 
 
  J & J SNACK FOODS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
  CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
 (Unaudited) 
  (in thousands, except per share amounts)
        
   Three months ended   Six months ended
 March 28, March 30, March 28, March 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019 
        
Net Sales$272,042  $276,302  $554,939  $547,914 
                
Cost of goods sold 202,599   197,054   407,635   391,803 
Gross Profit 69,443   79,248   147,304   156,111 
        
Operating expenses       
Marketing 23,848   21,952   46,580   43,394 
Distribution 24,834   22,122   48,376   46,074 
Administrative 10,174   9,998   19,792   19,241 
Other general (income) expense (395)  405   (129)  549 
Total Operating Expenses 58,461   54,477   114,619   109,258 
        
Operating Income 10,982   24,771   32,685   46,853 
        
Other (expense)income       
Investment(loss)income (413)  2,782   1,373   3,822 
Interest expense & other (27)  (25)  (53)  (52)
        
Earnings before       
income taxes 10,542   27,528   34,005   50,623 
        
Income taxes 3,233   7,174   9,637   12,743 
        
NET EARNINGS$7,309  $20,354  $24,368  $37,880 
        
Earnings per diluted share$0.38  $1.08  $1.28  $2.00 
        
Weighted average number       
of diluted shares 19,014   18,891   19,079   18,894 
        
Earnings per basic share$0.39  $1.08  $1.29  $2.02 
        
Weighted average number of       
basic shares 18,921   18,795   18,910   18,780 
        


 
 J & J SNACK FOODS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS 
 (in thousands, except share amounts)
 
 March 28,   
  2020   September 28,
 (unaudited)   2019 
Assets    
Current assets    
Cash and cash equivalents$142,969   $192,395 
Marketable securities held to maturity 69,337    51,091 
Accounts receivable, net 134,746    140,938 
Inventories 128,090    116,165 
Prepaid expenses and other 7,352    5,768 
Total current assets 482,494    506,357 
     
Property, plant and equipment, at cost    
Land 2,494    2,494 
Buildings 26,582    26,582 
Plant machinery and equipment 331,535    315,360 
Marketing equipment 256,502    240,681 
Transportation equipment 9,839    9,725 
Office equipment 32,271    31,217 
Improvements 41,774    40,626 
Construction in progress 10,050    10,039 
Total Property, plant and equipment, at cost 711,047    676,724 
Less accumulated depreciation    
and amortization 441,886    423,276 
Property, plant and equipment, net 269,161    253,448 
     
Other assets    
Goodwill 123,033    102,511 
Other intangible assets, net 81,948    54,922 
Marketable securities held to maturity 41,091    79,360 
Marketable securities available for sale 12,947    19,903 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 64,502    - 
Other 2,761    2,838 
Total other assets 326,282    259,534 
Total Assets$1,077,937   $1,019,339 
     
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity    
Current Liabilities    
Current finance lease liabilities$345   $339 
Accounts payable 67,494    72,029 
Accrued insurance liability 12,940    10,457 
Accrued liabilities 6,945    7,808 
Current operating lease liabilities 13,109    - 
Accrued compensation expense 16,345    21,154 
Dividends payable 10,879    9,447 
Total current liabilities 128,057    121,234 
     
Noncurrent finance lease liabilities 544    718 
Noncurrent operating lease liabilities 54,267    - 
Deferred income taxes 61,464    61,920 
Other long-term liabilities 537    1,716 
     
Stockholders' Equity    
Preferred stock, $1 par value; authorized    
10,000,000 shares; none issued -    - 
Common stock, no par value; authorized,    
50,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding    
18,888,000 and 18,895,000 respectively 45,549    45,744 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (16,099)   (12,988)
Retained Earnings 803,618    800,995 
Total stockholders' equity 833,068    833,751 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity$1,077,937   $1,019,339 
     


 
J & J SNACK FOODS CORP. AND SUBSIDIARIES 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited) (in thousands) 
 
   Six Months Ended
    
 March 28, March 30,
  2020   2019 
Operating activities:   
Net earnings$24,368  $37,880 
Adjustments to reconcile net   
earnings to net cash   
provided by operating activities:   
Depreciation of fixed assets 24,810   21,890 
Amortization of intangibles   
and deferred costs 1,677   1,747 
Share-based compensation 2,432   1,931 
Deferred income taxes (298)  615 
Loss on marketable securities 2,070   284 
Other (286)  268 
Changes in assets and liabilities   
net of effects from purchase of companies   
Decrease in accounts receivable 6,343   2,003 
Increase in inventories (11,328)  (10,186)
(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses (1,598)  172 
Decrease in accounts payable   
and accrued liabilities (5,920)  (6,345)
Net cash provided by operating activities 42,270   50,259 
Investing activities:   
Payments for purchases of companies,   
net of cash acquired (57,197)  - 
Purchases of property, plant   
and equipment (36,985)  (26,351)
Purchases of marketable securities (6,103)  (19,531)
Proceeds from redemption and sales of   
marketable securities 30,938   23,137 
Proceeds from disposal of property and   
equipment 1,853   878 
Other (63)  (207)
Net cash used in investing activities (67,557)  (22,074)
Financing activities:   
Payments to repurchase common stock (8,972)  - 
Proceeds from issuance of stock 6,300   5,926 
Payments on capitalized lease obligations (168)  (167)
Payment of cash dividend (20,314)  (17,825)
Net cash used in financing activities (23,154)  (12,066)
Effect of exchange rate on cash   
and cash equivalents (985)  (943)
Net (decrease) increase in cash   
and cash equivalents (49,426)  15,176 
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning   
of period 192,395   111,479 
Cash and cash equivalents at end   
of period$142,969  $126,655 
    


        
   Three months ended   Six months ended
 March 28,  March 30, March 28, March 30,
  2020   2019   2020   2019 
        
        
Sales to External Customers:       
Food Service       
Soft pretzels$45,660  $49,812  $95,601  $98,803 
Frozen juices and ices 9,491   8,947   16,534   16,474 
Churros 14,754   15,770   31,145   30,905 
Handhelds 7,447   7,987   14,636   16,789 
Bakery 89,407   84,406   185,779   178,651 
Other 4,573   8,145   11,085   13,471 
Total Food Service$171,332  $175,067  $354,780  $355,093 
        
Retail Supermarket       
Soft pretzels$12,332  $10,829  $22,158  $21,015 
Frozen juices and ices 15,864   14,668   25,957   25,664 
Biscuits 6,630   6,358   13,608   14,222 
Handhelds 3,117   2,479   5,878   5,047 
Coupon redemption (866)  (507)  (1,409)  (1,201)
Other 494   340   805   699 
Total Retail Supermarket$37,571  $34,167  $66,997  $65,446 
        
Frozen Beverages       
Beverages$31,895  $33,603  $67,150  $65,039 
Repair and       
maintenance service 21,779   20,034   44,265   39,777 
Machines revenue 8,910   13,161   20,891   22,065 
Other 555   270   856   494 
Total Frozen Beverages$63,139  $67,068  $133,162  $127,375 
        
Consolidated Sales$272,042  $276,302  $554,939  $547,914 
        
Depreciation and Amortization:       
Food Service$7,240  $6,616  $14,158  $12,938 
Retail Supermarket 329   320   688   655 
Frozen Beverages 6,188   5,066   11,641   10,044 
Total Depreciation and Amortization$13,757  $12,002  $26,487  $23,637 
        
Operating Income :       
Food Service$7,951  $19,182  $25,985  $36,879 
Retail Supermarket 4,337   3,039   6,554   5,250 
Frozen Beverages (1,306)  2,550   146   4,724 
Total Operating Income$10,982  $24,771  $32,685  $46,853 
        
Capital Expenditures:       
Food Service$10,331  $8,403  $18,734  $14,681 
Retail Supermarket 275   581   1,235   1,133 
Frozen Beverages 8,774   5,530   17,016   10,537 
Total Capital Expenditures$19,380  $14,514  $36,985  $26,351 
        
Assets:       
Food Service$740,318  $699,028  $740,318  $699,028 
Retail Supermarket 31,636   30,034   31,636   30,034 
Frozen Beverages 305,983   223,650   305,983   223,650 
Total Assets$1,077,937  $952,712  $1,077,937  $952,712 
        


RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
         
Net sales decreased $4,260,000 or 2% to $272,042,000 for the three months and increased $7,025,000 or 1% to $554,939,000 for the six months ended March 28, 2020 compared to the three and six months ended March 30, 2019, respectively. Excluding sales from the acquisition of ICEE Distributors in October 2019 and BAMA ICEE in February 2020, sales decreased 2% for the quarter and increased about 1/3 of 1% for the six months. Sales for the first 11 weeks of our second quarter increased approximately 2% and decreased approximately 20% in the last 2 weeks of the quarter due to the slowdown in the economy. 

Net Sales for the first 4 weeks of our third quarter ending June 27, 2020 were down approximately 45% from a year ago. Although we cannot estimate whether  net sales will continue to be down at the same rate for the balance of the quarter, we estimate that we may have an operating loss in the quarter which would compare to operating income of $39 million in the year ago June quarter if sales continue to be down at the same rate. Approximately 2/3 of our sales are to venues and locations that have shut down or sharply curtailed their foodservice operations so we anticipate COVID-19 will continue to have a negative impact on our business. As we have $267 million of cash and marketable securities on our balance sheet, we do not expect to have any liquidity issues, nor do we anticipate a material amount of our assets would be impaired.            

FOOD SERVICE

Sales to food service customers decreased $3,735,000 or 2% in the second quarter to $171,332,000 and decreased $313,000 or 1% to $354,780,000 for the six months. For the first 11 weeks of the quarter, sales increased approximately 2% and sales decreased approximately 24% in the last 2 weeks of the quarter.  Soft pretzel sales to the food service market decreased 8% to $45,660,000 in the three months and 3% to $95,601,000 in the six months.  Prior to COVID-19, soft pretzel sales were strong to convenience store chains and schools in the quarter.

Frozen juices and ices sales increased 6% to $9,491,000 in the three months and were essentially the same as last year at $16,534,000 in the six months as sales to warehouse club stores were strong in the quarter.

Churro sales to food service customers were down 6% in the quarter to $14,754,000 and were up less than 1% to $31,145,000 in the six months due to the dropoff in sales due to COVID-19.

Sales of bakery products increased $5,001,000 or 6% in the second quarter and increased $7,128,000 or 4% to $185,779,000 for the six months with significant offsetting increases and decreases in sales to particular customers.

Sales of handhelds decreased $540,000 or 7% in the quarter and $2,153,000 or 13% in the six months with the decrease primarily coming from lower sales to co-pack customers.  

Sales of funnel cake decreased $3,370,000 or 44%, to $4,362,000 in the quarter and $2,130,000, or 17%, to $10,562,000 in the six months due primarily to lower sales to one quick service restaurant chain that ran a limited time offer in last year’s quarter.

Sales of new products in the first twelve months since their introduction were approximately $1.6 million in this quarter and $4.1 million in the six months.   
       
Operating income in our Food Service segment decreased to $7,951,000 from $19,182,000 in the quarter and decreased to $25,985,000 from $36,879,000 in the six months primarily because of lower volume and higher operating expenses throughout the quarter and a significant dropoff in sales and production due to COVID-19. 

RETAIL SUPERMARKETS

Sales of products to retail supermarkets increased $3,404,000 or 10% to $37,571,000 in the second quarter and increased $1,551,000 or 2% in the six months.  For the first 11 weeks of the quarter, sales increased approximately 4% and increased approximately 45% in the last 2 weeks of the quarter. Soft pretzel sales for the second quarter were up 14% to $12,332,000 and up 5% to $22,158,000 for the six months. Sales of frozen juices and ices increased $1,196,000 or 8% to $15,864,000 in the second quarter and increased $293,000 or 1% in the six months.  Handheld sales to retail supermarket customers increased 26% to $3,117,000 in the quarter and 16% to $5,878,000 in the six months. Biscuit sales for the second quarter were up 4% to $6,630,000 and down 4% to $13,608,000 for the six months. Sales were generally higher for all product lines as sales in the year ago periods were impacted by lost volume and placements due the price increases implemented in last year’s first quarter and because of increased sales to supermarkets generally in the last 2 weeks of the quarter due to COVID-19.

Sales of new products in the second quarter were approximately $300,000 and were approximately $400,000 for the six months. 

Operating income in our Retail Supermarkets segment was $4,337,000 in this year’s second quarter compared to $3,039,000 in last year’s quarter, a 43% increase and increased to $6,554,000 in this year’s six months compared to $5,250,000 in last year’s six months due to higher volume and higher prices.   

FROZEN BEVERAGES
     
Frozen beverage and related product sales decreased 6% to $63,139,000 in the second quarter and increased 5% to $133,162,000 in the six months.   For the first 11 weeks of the quarter, sales increased approximately 1% and decreased approximately 38% in the last 2 weeks of the quarter. Beverages sales were down 5% to $31,895,000 in the quarter and up 5% to $67,150,000 in the six months. Excluding sales from the acquisition of ICEE Distributors in October 2019 and BAMA ICEE in February 2020, frozen beverages and related product sales decreased 10% in the quarter and were up less than 1% for the six months and beverages sales decreased 14% for the quarter and 3% for the six months. Gallon sales were down 12% in the quarter and down 6% in the six months exclusive of ICEE Distributors’ gallons.  Service revenue increased 9% to $21,779,000 in the second quarter and increased 10% to $44,265,000 in the six months with sales increases and decreases spread throughout our customer base.

Machines revenue (primarily sales of frozen beverage machines) were $8,910,000, a decrease of $4,251,000 in the quarter and $20,891,000, a decrease of $1,174,000 in the six months, with the decrease because of a significant install project at one quick service restaurant chain in last year’s quarter.  Our Frozen Beverage segment had an operating loss of $1,306,000 compared to operating income of $2,550,000 in last year’s quarter and operating income for the six months was $146,000 this year and $4,724,000 last year primarily as a result of lower volume due to COVID-19 and  relocation costs of our ICEE’s headquarters of about $1.5 million in our second quarter and $2.3 million in the six months.   

CONSOLIDATED

Gross profit as a percentage of sales was 25.53% in the second quarter and 28.68% last year.  Gross profit as a percentage of sales was 26.54% in the six month period this year and 28.49% last year.  Gross profit percentage decreased for both periods because of lower volume in our food service and frozen beverages segments in the second quarter, product mix changes and significant dropoff in production at the end of the second quarter due to COVID-19, although gross profit as a percentage of sales was lower prior to COVID-19 for both the quarter and six months. 

Total operating expenses increased $3,984,000 in the second quarter and as a percentage of sales increased to 21.5% from 19.7% last year.  For the first half, operating expenses increased $5,361,000 and as a percentage of sales increased to 20.7% from 19.9% last year.   Marketing expenses increased to 8.8% of sales in this year’s quarter from 7.9% last year and were 8.4% in the six months compared to 7.9% of sales in last year’s six months primarily because of increased spending in our retail supermarket and frozen beverages segments and because of lower sales in the second quarter (lower denominator) .  Distribution expenses were 9.1% of sales in the second quarter and 8.0% of sales in last year’s quarter and were 8.7% in this year’s six months compared to 8.4% of sales in last year’s six months primarily due to higher freight and storage costs and because of lower sales in the second quarter (lower denominator).    Administrative expenses were 3.7% of sales in the second quarter compared to 3.6% of sales last year in the second quarter and were 3.6% in this year’s six months compared to 3.5% of sales in last year’s six months.

Operating income decreased $13,789,000 or 56% to $10,982,000 in the three months and decreased $14,168,000 or 30% to $32,685,000 in the first six months as a result of the aforementioned items. About $6.5 million of the decrease in operating income in the second quarter was in January and February primarily due to higher costs and lower volume in our foodservice segment and the relocation costs in our frozen beverages segment.

We had an investment loss, net of income, of $413,000 in this year’s quarter compared to investment income of $2,782,000 in last year’s quarter. Investment income decreased to $1,373,000 from $3,822,000 in the six month periods. We had unrealized losses of $1,993,000 and $267,000 in the six months ended March 28, 2020 and March 30, 2019 respectively. We had unrealized losses of $2,064,000 in the three months ended March 28, 2020 and unrealized gains of $760,000 in the three months ended March 30, 2019.

Net earnings decreased $13,045,000, or 64%, in the current three month period to $7,309,000 and decreased $13,512,000, or 36%, to 24,368,000 for the six month period this year compared to $37,880,000 for the six month period last year. 

Net earnings in last year’s six months benefitted by a reduction of approximately $900,000 in tax as the provision for the one time repatriation tax as a result of the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017 was reduced as the amount recorded the year prior was an estimate.  Excluding the reduction in the provision for the one time repatriation tax, our effective tax rate was 27.0% in last year’s six months.  Our effective tax rate was 28.3% in this year’s six months.    
      
There are many factors which can impact our net earnings from year to year and in the long run, among which are the supply and cost of raw materials and labor, insurance costs, factors impacting sales as noted above, the continuing consolidation of our customers, our ability to manage our manufacturing, marketing and distribution activities, our ability to make and integrate acquisitions and changes in tax laws and interest rates.

The forward-looking statements contained herein are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s analysis only as of the date hereof.  The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.

Contact:
Dennis G. Moore
Senior Vice President 
Chief Financial Officer
(856) 532-6603

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