Hain Celestial Announces Record First Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Results, Net Sales Up 9%

Nov. 6, 2015

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hain Celestial Group, Inc., a leading organic and natural products company with operations in North America, Europe and India providing consumers with A Healthier Way of Life™, today reported results for its first quarter ended September 30, 2015.

First Quarter Performance Highlights

  • Record first quarter net sales of $687.2 million, a 9% increase over the prior year period or, on a constant currency basis, an 11% increase over prior year adjusted net sales of $642.6 million. Net sales were negatively impacted by $24 millionas a result of foreign exchange rate movements versus a year ago.
  • Record first quarter earnings per diluted share of $0.30, a 67% increase; adjusted earnings per diluted share of $0.37, a 9% increase. Foreign currencies negatively impacted reported results by $0.01 per diluted share.
  • Operating income of $57.5 million, 8.4% of net sales; adjusted operating income of $63.2 million, 9.2% of net sales.

First Quarter 2016

The United States segment reported first quarter net sales of $331 million. In the United Kingdom segment, net sales were $165 million. HPPC reported net sales of $124 million, and the Rest of the World segment reported net sales of $67 million. The Company had strong branded sales in constant currency led by Plainville Farms®, Linda McCartney®, Terra®, Alba Botanica®, JASON®, Tilda®, Garden of Eatin'®, Lima®, Yves Veggie Cuisine®, Celestial Seasonings®, The Greek Gods® and FreeBird®. Net sales of Empire®, Kosher Valley®, Joya® and Live Clean® brands acquired during or after the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 also contributed to the sales growth.

The Company earned net income of $31.3 million, a 67% increase, and adjusted net income of $38.2 million, a 10% increase, compared to the prior year first quarter. Earnings per diluted share for the first quarter were $0.30, a 67% increase versus the prior year period. On an adjusted basis earnings per diluted share for the first quarter were $0.37, a 9% increase. Refer to Non-GAAP Financial Measures in this press release for adjustments.

"We remain optimistic about our growth opportunities in fiscal 2016 and beyond. We expect to build momentum throughout the year across our global footprint through the strength of our diversified product portfolio and customer base while investing in our brands and gaining distribution in the important health and wellness category," concluded Irwin Simon. Full report.


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