Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) announced first-quarter fiscal 2021 results today, reporting declining year-over-year revenue and a loss in the latest earnings period as the pandemic continued to apply downward pressure on the company's foodservice business.
Philadelphia-headquartered Aramark posted a first-quarter loss of $0.32 a share, compared with a profit of $0.57 a share the prior year. The net loss attributable to Aramark's shareholders was $81.2 million, compared with net income of $145.8 million in the prior-year quarter. The company’s adjusted loss was $0.31 a share.
Aramark’s revenue declined to $2.74 billion, from $4.25 billion a year earlier. Analysts were expecting revenue of $2.73 billion. The company said its U.S. food business revenue fell 45% to $1.45 billion. International foodservice revenue declined 27% to $694 million.
Aramark’s uniform and career apparel division was more steady, with growing demand in safety and hygiene services, offset by increased government-imposed restrictions particularly in Canada. The division’s year-over-year revenue declined 10% to $604 million.
"The resilience of our business through this dynamic period is rooted in the exceptional performance of our people on the front-lines, serving clients – many of which are essential businesses – across the globe," said Aramark chief executive John Zillmer. "It has been remarkable to watch our team pull together in the face of such adversity, and I am proud of what we have been able to achieve as a result. Our ability to stabilize revenue, improve cash flow and maintain a steadfast commitment to cost discipline, has enabled us to navigate the Covid environment with a strong liquidity position and we believe Aramark is poised for success as the recovery across our business segments occurs."
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