National Beverage (FIZZ) earnings preview: expect to see strong revenue growth

4:40 am ET, 11 Jul 2018

National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ) is expected to report earnings on July 12 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal quarter ending Apr 2018.  The shares are trading at 109.20, down -0.67%.

What are the FIZZ earnings expectations?  What news will the market be watching out for?  

On June 27, the LaCroix maker plunged 12% in two days when SEC questioned the company's sales measurements.  The SEC asked National Beverage to explain how “velocity per outlet” (VPO) and “velocity per capita” (VPC) models work. The company uses those two metrics religiously, but their definition is not clear.

National Beverage declined to provide this information to the regulator.  Investors are now watching out for any hidden surprises. 

National Beverage Corp. has a history of beating analysts’ earnings estimates.  In the past four quarters, the company: 

  • Beat analyst EPS estimates by 2 cents ($.62 actuals vs. $.60 forecast) in FQ4’16;
  • Beat analyst EPS estimates by 2 cents ($.82 actuals vs. $.80 forecast) in FQ1’17;
  • Beat analyst EPS estimates ($.72 actuals) in FQ2’17;
  • Beat analyst EPS estimates ($.88 actuals) in FQ3’17.

For FQ4’17, EPS is expected to grow by 44% year-over-year to $.89, while revenue is expected to grow 15% year-over-year to $245 million.  


Over the last month, National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ) returned +13.7%.

National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ) forward P/E ratio is 23.55, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratio.

National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ) short share of float is 23.95%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ) average analyst price target ($108.67) is -0.49% below its current price ($109.20).

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National Beverage Corp makes a variety of non-alcoholic beverages. It distributes its products in the United States. Its main brand is LaCroix Sparkling Water, while other brands include Shasta (sparkling water), Everfresh and Mr. Pure (juices), Rip It (energy drink), and Shasta and Faygo (carbonated soft drinks). 

The company has a vertically integrated model that goes from procuring raw materials to make concentrates to producing finished products at one of its 12 United States production facilities. It then delivers its product through three distribution channels: take-home (includes grocery stores and other retailers); convenience (includes convenience stores and gas stations); and food-service (independent distributors sell to hospitals, schools, hotels, and airlines).

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National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ) Stock Guide

Updated at: 7:30 am ET, 12 Jul 2020

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Looking to buy or sell National Beverage Corp. (FIZZ)? Interested in getting the full scoop on FIZZ, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this FIZZ stock guide, we'll address key questions about FIZZ, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are FIZZ earnings?
2. When is FIZZ earnings date?
3. What is FIZZ stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
4. FIZZ buy or sell? What is FIZZ Finny Score?
5. What are the reasons to buy FIZZ? Why should I buy FIZZ stock?
6. What are the reasons to sell FIZZ? Why should I sell FIZZ stock?
7. What are FIZZ key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are FIZZ earnings?

FIZZ trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $2.56.

2. When is FIZZ earnings date?

FIZZ earnings date is September 03, 2020.

Analyst Predictions

3. What is FIZZ stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on FIZZ analyst price targets, FIZZ stock forecast is $38.00 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for FIZZ stock is $38.00. The prediction is based on 3 analyst estimates.

The low price target for FIZZ is $30.00, while the high price target is $50.00.

FIZZ analyst rating is Sell.

Analysis

4. FIZZ buy or sell? What is FIZZ Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:54}Our quantitative analysis shows 7 reasons to buy and 6 reasons to sell FIZZ, resulting in Finny Score of 54.

5. What are the reasons to buy FIZZ? Why should I buy FIZZ stock?

Here are the reasons to buy FIZZ stock:

  • FIZZ profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 2.40 percentage points. See FIZZ profitability chart.
  • FIZZ forward P/E ratio is 20.98, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See FIZZ forward P/E ratio chart.
  • FIZZ Price/Sales ratio is 2.37, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See FIZZ forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  • FIZZ PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 0.78, which is low compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See FIZZ PEG chart.
  • FIZZ cash to debt ratio is 5.51, higher than the average industry (0.07) and sector (0.11) cash to debt ratio. See FIZZ cash to debt chart.
  • FIZZ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 2.25, which is low compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See FIZZ Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.
  • FIZZ Enterprise Value/EBITDA multiple is 12.93, which is low compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/EBITDA ratios. See FIZZ Enterprise Value/EBITDA chart.

6. What are the reasons to sell FIZZ? Why should I sell FIZZ stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell FIZZ stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • FIZZ stock price ($67.37) is close to the 52-week high ($68.11). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See FIZZ price chart.
  • FIZZ quarterly revenue growth was 0.90%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.09% and 1.32%, respectively). See FIZZ revenue growth chart.
  • FIZZ average analyst rating is Sell. See FIZZ analyst rating chart.
  • FIZZ average analyst price target ($38.00) is below its current price ($67.37). See FIZZ price target chart.
  • FIZZ short share of float is 54.49%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See FIZZ short share of float chart.
  • FIZZ short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 20.43. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See FIZZ short interest ratio chart.

Key Stats

7. What are FIZZ key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for FIZZ:

Metrics FIZZ
Price $62.78
Average Price Target / Upside $38.00 / -39.48%
Average Analyst Rating Sell
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Beverages - Soft Drinks
Sector Consumer Defensive
Number of Employees 1,500
Market Cap $2.32B
Forward P/E Ratio 20.98
Price/Book Ratio 2.37
Revenue (TTM) $977.91M
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 0.90%
Profit Margin 12.26%

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