ORRVILLE, Ohio, Nov. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The J. M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM) today announced results for the second quarter ended October 31, 2019, of its 2020 fiscal year. Financial results reflect the divestiture of the Company's U.S. baking business on August 31, 2018. All comparisons are to the second quarter of the prior fiscal year, unless otherwise noted.
- Net sales decreased $63.7 million, or 3 percent. Net sales excluding the noncomparable divested business and foreign currency exchange decreased 1 percent.
- Net income per diluted share was $1.85. Adjusted earnings per share was $2.26, an increase of 4 percent.
- Cash from operations was $224.0 million, an increase of 10 percent. Free cash flow was $160.6 million in the quarter, compared to $125.1 million in the prior year.
- The Company updated its full-year fiscal 2020 net sales, adjusted earnings per share, and free cash flow outlook.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER REMARKS
"While our second quarter sales performance did not meet our expectations, we delivered EPS growth ahead of our projection, reflecting our commitment to maintain financial discipline and strengthen our bottom line," said Mark Smucker, President and Chief Executive Officer.
"Despite continuing softness for our premium dog food offerings, we were pleased with the performance for the balance of our portfolio, as the momentum for our cat food and pet snacks businesses continued with year over year sales increases, our high growth coffee brands improved household penetration and market share, and Smucker's® Uncrustables® grew 19 percent, helping accelerate growth in snacking. Looking ahead, the actions we are taking across the Company, including the recently announced leadership changes, position us well for future long-term growth and shareholder value creation."
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