The Simply Good Foods Company (NASDAQ: SMPL) announced financial results for the quarter ended May 30th. Net sales increased 54.2% to USD 215.1 Million. Net income amounted to USD 16.4 Million compared to USD 13.5 Million a year ago.
“The impact of COVID-19 during our fiscal third quarter was unprecedented,” said Joseph E. Scalzo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simply Good Foods. “Despite the challenges of working remotely, our employees performed admirably, adjusting to the evolving market changes while continuing to execute well against our plans. I want to thank our employees, suppliers and co-manufacturers for their commitment to our customers and consumers and operating at the highest standards during this challenging time.”
“Third quarter performance was impacted significantly by COVID-19 factors that resulted in changes in shopping and consumption behavior. Following a three week period of pantry loading by consumers in early March, subsequent movement restrictions resulted in lower on-the-go and away-from-home usage occasions for some of our products. Total Simply Good Foods third quarter net sales increased 54.2% driven by the Quest acquisition. Legacy Atkins net sales declined 8.3% as solid e-commerce growth, an increase of 125% versus last year, was offset by softness in measured channels. Quest net sales declined modestly versus the year ago period. Importantly, Adjusted EBITDA(1) increased 74.2% reflecting the inclusion of Quest. Notably, legacy Atkins profitability improved driven by a reduction in trade promotion, favorable supply chain costs and lower Selling and marketing and General and administrative expenses.”
“As at home confinement restrictions began to ease in May and into June, the beginning of our fourth quarter, marketplace trends of our brands in measured channels improved. Specifically, total Simply Good Foods retail takeaway for the four weeks ended June 28, 2020 was 2.2%, in U.S. measured channels, outpacing the nutritional snacking category. Assuming U.S. movement restrictions remain at the current level we anticipate full-year 2020 net sales of $790-800 million and Adjusted EBITDA1 of $145-150 million. Recall, the fifty-third week in fiscal 2019 is about a 2 percentage point headwind to growth in 2020 and ERP implementation costs ramp-up in the fourth quarter. We’re encouraged by the improving retail takeaway trends and continue to manage the business effectively during these challenging times.”