Utz Brands Inc. (NYSE: UTZ), a manufacturer of branded salty snacks, reported net sales for the 14-week fourth quarter of 2020 of $246.3 million, up 22.1%, compared with $201.8 million for the 13-week fourth quarter of 2019.
Utz’s recent fourth quarter, ended Jan. 3, benefited from the impact of the 53rd week in fiscal 2020 and estimates the “extra week” contributed approximately $16 million in net sales.
Gross profit increased 24.2% to $81.6 million, or 33.1% as a percentage of net sales, for the 14-week fourth quarter of 2020, compared with $65.7 million, or 32.6% as a percentage of net sales, during the 13-week fourth quarter of 2019.
In fiscal 2020, Hanover, PA-based Utz started the year as privately held but finished as publicly traded entity after joining with Collier Creek Holdings and going public in August 2020.
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