Shares of the J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE: SJM) rose over 1% on Friday. The inventory has dropped 29% year-to-date. The branded meals firm is about to report its earnings outcomes for the second quarter of 2024 on Tuesday, December 5, earlier than markets open. Right here’s a take a look at what to anticipate from the earnings report:
Analysts are projecting income of $1.95 billion for SJM within the second quarter of 2024. This compares to income of $2.2 billion reported in the identical interval a yr in the past. Within the first quarter of 2024, web gross sales decreased 4% year-over-year to $1.80 billion.
The consensus estimate for EPS in Q2 2024 is $2.47, which compares to adjusted EPS of $2.40 reported within the prior-year quarter. In Q1 2024, adjusted EPS rose 32% to $2.21.
Factors to notice
J.M. Smucker is predicted to profit from momentum in its espresso, handy meals and pet snacks companies within the second quarter. Its espresso manufacturers – Café Bustelo, Folgers and Dunkin – proceed to carry out effectively and the corporate’s investments in product innovation and promotion are anticipated to drive gross sales and quantity progress on this class.
Final quarter, the corporate noticed robust progress in Uncrustables frozen sandwiches and Smuckers fruit spreads together with positive factors in Milk Bone canine snacks and Meow-Combine cat meals. This momentum may be anticipated to proceed into the second quarter.
SJM benefited from its pet meals divestiture as revenue margins in Q1 improved round 200 foundation factors YoY, pushed by improved product combine. The corporate anticipates margins to additional enhance over time. The second quarter is more likely to see margin advantages from the divestiture.
J.M. Smucker has been reshaping its portfolio by means of acquisitions and divestitures. It introduced the divestitures of its Sahale Snacks model, and its Canadian fermented meals condiment manufacturers not too long ago. The corporate has additionally acquired Hostess Manufacturers, the proprietor of Twinkies and DingDongs, in an effort to develop into the fast-growing candy baked items class.
SJM has restructured its strategic enterprise areas with the addition of Candy Baked Snacks and the renaming of Shopper Meals to Frozen Handheld and Spreads. The corporate now has 5 strategic enterprise areas – Espresso, Frozen Handheld and Spreads, Pet, Candy Baked Snacks, and Away From Residence and Worldwide. Updates on the acquisition, divestitures and new strategic enterprise areas are key factors to search for within the Q2 report.