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About Voortman Cookies

Voortman Cookies makes varieties of cookies and wafers, including an extensive line of sugar-free/no sugar added products.

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4475 North Service Road, Suite 600

Burlington, Ontario, L7L 4X7,





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Hostess Brands Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results

Nov 7, 2023

Hostess Brands Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results November 07, 2023 at 06:31 am EST Share Company Recently Announced a Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by The J. M. Smucker Company Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK) (the “Company,” “Hostess Brands,” “we,” “us,” and “our”) today reported its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023. “I am extremely proud of the entire Hostess Brands team for building a premier snacking company focused on attractive snacking occasions, a portfolio of iconic brands, and outstanding execution to deliver long-term, sustainable profitable growth,” commented Andy Callahan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hostess Brands. Recent Merger Announcement On September 10, 2023, Hostess Brands entered into a definitive merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) with The J. M. Smucker Co. (“Smucker”) to acquire Hostess Brands for $34.25 per share in a cash and stock transaction representing a total enterprise value of approximately $5.6 billion, including assumption of debt. As such, the Company will not provide its outlook for 2023 or longer-term targets and will not hold a conference call to discuss the Company’s financial results for the third quarter and year-to-date ended September 30, 2023. Third Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights as Compared to the Prior-Year Period1 Net revenue of $352.8 million increased 1.9% from the same period last year, reflecting favorable price/mix of 1.2% and higher volume. Gross profit increased 3.8% to $119.8 million, or 34.0% of net revenue. On an adjusted basis, gross profit increased 3.5% to $120.2 million, or 34.1% of net revenue. Gross margin increased by 63 basis points, 53 basis points on an adjusted basis, from year-ago levels due to favorable net price realization and productivity. Net income was $22.8 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, as compared to $66.3 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, in the same period last year due in part to a $33.0 million gain on receipt of Voortman Cookies Ltd. (“Voortman”) insurance proceeds in the prior year and current year merger transaction costs. Adjusted net income and adjusted EPS increased to $32.4 million and $0.24 compared to $32.2 million and $0.23 in the prior period. Adjusted EBITDA of $72.7 million was flat compared to the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA margins decreased by 39 basis points to 20.6%. Cash and cash equivalents were $127.8 million as of September 30, 2023, resulting in a net leverage ratio of 2.8x. Capital expenditures were $86.6 million, including the build-out of the new bakery in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Repurchased shares for an aggregate purchase price of $19.4 million year-to-date through September 30, 2023. 1 This press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted gross profit, adjusted gross margin, adjusted operating income, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share (“EPS”). Please refer to the schedules in this press release for reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP measure. Unless otherwise stated, all comparisons of financial measures in this press release are to the third quarter of 2022. The Company’s leverage ratio is net debt (total long-term debt less cash and short-term investments) divided by the trailing twelve months adjusted EBITDA. Investor Call and Guidance Update Due to the pending transactions with Smucker, Hostess Brands will not host an investor call to discuss quarterly and year-to-date results and will not provide further updates to forward-looking guidance for 2023. Third Quarter 2023 Compared to Third Quarter 2022 Net revenue was $352.8 million, an increase of 1.9%, or $6.6 million, from the prior-year period. Favorable price/mix provided 1.2% of the net revenue growth, while volume contributed to 0.7% of the growth. Sweet baked goods net revenue increased $8.1 million, or 2.6%, while cookies net revenue decreased $1.5 million, or 3.9%. Gross profit increased 3.8% and was 34.0% of net revenue, an increase of 63 basis points from a gross margin of 33.3% for the same period last year. The increase in gross profit was due to productivity benefits and favorable net price realization, which more than offset inflation. Adjusted gross profit increased 3.5% and adjusted gross margin increased 53 basis points. Operating income was $43.5 million, a decrease of 20.0% from the prior-year period, primarily due to $11.3 million of transaction costs related to the pending merger with Smucker, as well as higher advertising investments, partially offset by lower general and administrative costs. Adjusted operating income of $54.7 million decreased 0.9% from the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA of $72.7 million, or 20.6% of net revenue, was flat as compared to the same period last year. Our effective tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2023 was 30.6% compared to 12.8% for the three months ended September 30, 2022. The current year effective tax rate was impacted by non-deductible merger transaction costs, while the prior year was impacted by the non-taxable gain related to receipt of insurance proceeds in connection with the Voortman acquisition. The current period effective tax rate, excluding discrete items, was 26.8% compared to 26.7% in the prior-year period. Net income was $22.8 million, a decrease of 65.6% from $66.3 million in the prior-year period due to the $33.0 million gain from receipt of the Voortman insurance proceeds recognized during three months ended September 30, 2022. Adjusted net income of $32.4 million increased $0.2 million, as compared to the same period last year. Diluted EPS was $0.17 compared to $0.48 in the prior-year period. Adjusted EPS of $0.24 increased from $0.23 in the prior period largely due to lower shares outstanding. Operating cash flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 were $143.2 million, as compared to $164.2 million for the same period last year. Operating cash flows were lower primarily due to the Voortman insurance proceeds received in the prior year, higher transaction costs and payment of accrued interest, partially offset by higher EBITDA and lower working capital. About Hostess Brands, Inc. Hostess Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWNK) is a premier snacking company with a portfolio of iconic brands and a mission to inspire moments of joy by putting our heart into everything we do. Hostess Brands is proud to make America’s No. 1 cupcake, mini donut and zero sugar cookie brands. With annual sales of $1.4 billion and approximately 3,000 dedicated team members, Hostess Brands produces new and classic snacks, including Hostess® Donettes®, Twinkies®, CupCakes, Ding Dongs® and Zingers®, as well as a variety of Voortman® cookies and wafers. For more information about Hostess Brands please visit Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements regarding the pending transactions with Smucker and statements reflecting the Company’s views about its future performance that constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements are generally identified through the inclusion of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “estimates,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “will,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” or similar language. Statements regarding the pending transactions with Smucker, statements addressing the Company’s future operating and financial performance and statements addressing events and developments that the Company expects or anticipates will occur are also considered as forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included herein are made only as of the date hereof. These statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, maintaining, extending and expanding the Company’s reputation and brand image; leveraging the Company’s brand value to compete against lower-priced alternative brands; the ability to pass cost increases on to our customers; correctly predicting, identifying and interpreting changes in consumer preferences and demand and offering new products to meet those changes; protecting intellectual property rights; operating in a highly competitive industry; the ability to maintain or add additional shelf or retail space for the Company’s products; the ability to identify or complete strategic acquisitions, alliances, divestitures or joint ventures; our ability to successfully integrate, achieve expected synergies and manage our acquired businesses and brands; the ability to integrate and manage capital investments; the ability to manage changes in our manufacturing processes resulting from the expansion of our business and operations, including with respect to cost-savings initiatives and the introduction of new technologies and products; the ability to drive revenue growth in key products or add products that are faster-growing and more profitable; volatility in commodity, energy, and other input prices due to inflationary pressures and the ability to adjust pricing to cover increased costs; loss of one or more of our co-manufacturing arrangements; significant changes in the availability and pricing of transportation; negative impacts of climate change; dependence on major customers; increased labor and employee related costs; strikes or work stoppages; product liability claims, product recalls, or regulatory enforcement actions; the ability to produce and successfully market products with extended shelf life; dependence on third parties for significant services; unanticipated business disruptions; adverse impact or disruption to our business caused by pandemics or outbreaks of highly infectious or contagious diseases; disruptions in global economy due to the Russia and Ukraine conflict; geographic focus could make the Company particularly vulnerable to economic and other events and trends in North America; consolidation of retail customers; unsuccessful implementation of business strategies to reduce costs; increased costs to comply with governmental regulation; failures, unavailability, or disruptions of the Company’s information technology systems; dependence on key personnel or a highly skilled and diverse workforce; the Company’s ability to finance indebtedness on terms favorable to the Company; adverse impact to our business from not completing the pending transactions with Smucker within the timeframe we anticipate or at all and other risks as set forth from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) filings. As a result of a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties, the Company’s actual results or performance may be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in Item 1A-Risk Factors in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2022, filed on February 21, 2023 and as revised and updated in our subsequent filings with the SEC. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on the Company’s behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these risk factors. Except as may be required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. HOSTESS BRANDS, INC. Hostess Brands, Inc. is a sweet snacks company. The Company operates through the Snacking segment. The Company is focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing snacks in North America. The Company produces a variety of snacks, including iconic Hostess Donettes, Twinkies, CupCakes, Ding Dongs, and Zingers, as well as Voortman-branded cookies and wafers. It also sells products under the Dolly Madison, Cloverhill and Big Texas brands along with private-label products. Its product assortment is delivered to customers’ warehouses and distribution centers by the case or in display-ready corrugate units. Retailers display and sell their products to the end consumer in single-serve, multi-pack or club-pack formats. It sells its products primarily to supermarket chains, national mass retailers and convenience stores, along with a smaller portion of its product sales going to clubs, dollar and drug stores, the vending channel, and other retail outlets. Sector

Voortman Cookies Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Voortman Cookies founded?

    Voortman Cookies was founded in 1951.

  • Where is Voortman Cookies's headquarters?

    Voortman Cookies's headquarters is located at 4475 North Service Road,, Burlington.

  • What is Voortman Cookies's latest funding round?

    Voortman Cookies's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • Who are the investors of Voortman Cookies?

    Investors of Voortman Cookies include Hostess Brands and Swander Pace Capital.



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