Smucker pet food sales down Q2 FY21, up for first half

In the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, J.M. Smucker pet food net retail sales declined US$1.2 million compared to the same quarter in 2019.

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Adapted from a press release:

In the second quarter of fiscal year 2021, J.M. Smucker pet food net retail sales declined US$1.2 million compared to the same quarter in 2019, although this was offset by a one percentage point increase from volume/mix. Smucker pet segment net sales stood at US$708.7 million in the three months ending on October 31, 2020, whereas net sales in the second quarter of 2019 hit US$709.9 million. Segment profit decreased US$12.1 million from US$137.0 million in Q2 FY20 to US$124.9 million, primarily due to the impact of lower net pricing and higher marketing expense. For the first half of fiscal year 2021, Smucker’s pet food net sales reached US$1,401.3 million, an increase from sales during the six months ended October 31, 2019, which hit US$1,379.8 million.

The contribution from volume/mix primarily reflects growth for cat food and dog snacks driven by Meow Mix and private label cat food, as well as Pup-Peroni and Milk-Bone dog snacks. These gains were partially offset by reduced volume/mix for dog food, mostly driven by private label and the Natural Balance brand.

Overall Smucker performance in Q2 FY21

Net sales increased US$76.2 million, or 4%, primarily reflecting growth in the Smucker’s U.S. retail consumer foods and U.S. retail coffee segments, partially offset by a decline in its international business. Net income per diluted share was US$2.02. Adjusted earnings per share was US$2.39, an increase of 6%. Cash from operations was US$378.7 million, an increase of 69%. Free cash flow was US$326.3 million, compared to US$160.6 million in the prior year.

About J.M. Smucker pet foods

According to Petfood Industry’s Top Pet Food Companies Current Data, J.M. Smucker’s is a leading producer, distributor and marketer of premium-quality, branded pet food and pet snacks in the U.S. Smucker runs processing plants in Decatur, Alabama; Lawrence, Kansas; and Buffalo, New York, USA. Both a processing plant and distribution center are operated at locations in Topeka, Kansas, and Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. In addition to its own brands, Smucker produces and distributes private-label pet products and utilizes 16 co-packers and 12 re-packers in the U.S., Canada and Thailand.

Timeline of J.M. Smucker pet foods

2018 (April): Smucker will acquire Ainsworth Pet Nutrition and Rachel Ray's Nutrish. 2018 (March): The company recalls certain pet food brands over elevated levels of beef thyroid. 2018 (February): Smucker recalls certain pet food brands over pentobarbital. 2017: US$25 million research-and-development facility opens. 2016: Big Heart's corporate service center operations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, were consolidated with Smucker’s headquarters in Orrville, Ohio, USA. 2015 (March): J.M. Smucker Company completes acquisition of Big Heart Pet Brands for approximately US$5.9 billion. The cash and stock transaction value includes assumption of about US$2.6 billion of debt, which was refinanced at closing. As part of the acquisition, J.M. Smucker acquired a 50% equity interest in Natural Blend Vegetable Dehydration LLC and a 20% equity interest in Mountain Country Foods, LLC. Natural Blend is a privately owned producer and supplier of dehydrated sweet potato products to Big Heart co-manufacturers. Mountain Country Foods is a privately owned co-manufacturer of Big Heart pet products. 2014: Del Monte Foods Co. is now called Big Heart Pet Brands. 2013 (October): Del Monte sells its human food brands to a subsidiary, Del Monte Pacific, to focus on its pet products business and says it will rename the company accordingly. 2013 (May): Del Monte Foods and Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc. sign a merger agreement. 2011 (May): Del Monte Foods appoints new CEO, Dave West. 2011 (March): Del Monte Foods is acquired by an investor group led by funds affiliated with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., Vestar Capital Partners and Centerview Capital, L.P.

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