SodaStream Shares Plunge To All-Time Low On 53% Income Decline
Shares of SodaStream International were down close to 18% in pre-market trading Tuesday setting up the stock to open below $23 for the first time ever. The stock’s previously low of $27.44 was hit on Monday as shares were down 42.7% year-to-date before the morning plunge.
In a preliminary earnings report released Tuesday SodaStream estimated its third quarter revenue will come in at $125 million, down 13.5% from the same period last year and more than $25 million short of Wall Street analysts’ consensus call for modest year-over-year growth. The home carbonation system maker says its operating income will be approximately $8.5 million, down 52.8% from the same period last year.
The Israeli company’s 2014 woes began in early January when, in a preliminary earnings release similar to Tuesday’s, it told investors 2013 earnings would be 23% lower than it had forecast earlier. Things appeared to be getting worse in February when Coca-Cola and Green Mountain Coffee announced a partnership to develop an at-home soda making system.
The Israeli company’s 2014 woes began in early January when, in a preliminary earnings release similar to Tuesday’s, it told investors 2013 earnings would be 23% lower than it had forecast earlier.
What's wrong with those israelis? Don't they know that all they have to do is a share buyback? They could buy back every outstanding share except one and then any sales they made would look great on their EPS statement.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of SodaStream International (SODA - Get Report) fell 8.47% to $17.29 in morning trading Wednesday after the home carbonation product manufacturer reported its fourth-quarter earnings.
Adjusted earnings soared to $7.5 million, or 35 cents a share, from $700,000, or 3 cents a share, from the same period one year earlier. This beat the FactSet consensus estimate of earnings of 17 cents a share.
Revenue dropped to $126.5 million from $168.1 million, which missed the FactSet consensus estimate of $127.1 million. The company cited decreased demand for sparkling water makers and flavors in the U.S. during the holiday season.
it works perfectly if all you want is fizzy water.
sure, dividends can go up or down, but a company that is consistently paying out a dividend has proved it has some real earning power, and the guts to return some of its cash to the rightful owners, the shareholders. without that, it's much less certain that the company should even exist (from the shareholder's point of view).
I only buy stocks that pay dividends!!! I have no defined benefit pension plan, and never will. My plan is to just buy dividend paying stocks. When I have enough income from them, I can retire, or just not give a shit if I have a job or not.
I find it remarkable in that during a time when the market went up approx. 30%, you managed to find (and invest in) a stock that lost over 60% of its value. This (and your decision not to buy 15 years ago in Palo Alto) are your only two publicly announced financial moves. Are you always so snakebitten?
SodaStream International Ltd. SODA, -5.64% reported on Wednesday a second-quarter net profit that fell to $960,000, or 5 cents a share, from $9.2 million, or 43 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. Excluding non-recurring items, such as restructuring-related charges, adjusted earnings per share came to 17 cents, below the FactSet consensus of 31 cents. Revenue fell to $99.8 million from $141.2 million, below the FactSet consensus of $106.3 million, with sales in all geographic regions and in all product categories declining. Changes in currency rates reduced revenue by $16.9 million. Gross margin declined to 50.3% from 50.5%. "As we previously discussed, the first half of 2015 would be a challenging period due to implementation of our global restructuring and growth plan combined with changes in foreign currency exchange rates," said Chief Executive Daniel Birnbaum. The stock, which lost 3.3% in light premarket trade, has dropped 14% year to date through Tuesday, while the S&P 500 has gained 1.7%.
Regarding this company, the syrup might have more potential than the fizz. In America, supermarkets stock whole shelves of fruit juice "from concentrate" (mostly H2O), but they don't sell the concentrate (except FCOJ in the freezer section). In other countries, supermarkets sell the concentrate, which customers can store at room temperature. Better brands specify the brix or the fruit % (e.g., "97% fruit"). That's a much more efficient system compared to packaging and selling mostly H2O on American shelves, but the American system allows for more hidden markups: I've noticed American calorie counts dropping slowly, and labels saying "Lite", meaning they're reducing the % of fruit and increasing the % of H2O. The SODA people have a distribution chain that they could use to sell the concentrate that retails in other countries but not here.
Otherwise, making the H2O fizzy doesn't really add value IMO. Kids within a narrow age range might enjoy the increased flatulence (and apparently in Reseda even some of the adults can't think of anything better to do), but the acidity and increased carbon footprint tend usually to become less popular with adults. In beer and hard cider, CO2 is a byproduct of the fermentation process, but not the point; wine usually sells for more.
Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions. Israel is the new South Africa of the past. It is a fascist state that hates all Muslims and makes blacks with right of return into second class citizens. It also commits war crimes daily on Palestinian lands. That is why Soda Stream became the poster child for BDS, saying it was from Israel when the plant was located on Palestinian lands.