Hansen Natural Corp Gets Cannedposted by MR WAVETHEORY at 8/07/2006 09:55:00 AM
Net sales increased 82.6% while net income increases 85%. CEO Rodney Sacks attributed the growth in earnings and revenues to the outperformance of the Monster Energy Drink:
"Rodney C. Sacks, chairman and chief executive officer, said the exceptional performance reflected record sales of Monster Energy® brand energy drinks, which more than doubled over the comparable period last year. "While the energy category continues to show strong growth over the prior year, the growth of Monster continues to outpace all of its major competitors. Monster gained both increased distribution and market share during the quarter," Sacks said. He also noted that the Company had achieved record sales during the second quarter without the benefit of the anticipated distribution arrangements with selected Anheuser-Busch wholesalers which did not commence during the quarter."
Hansen's has been a favorite of the momentum crowd and has rewarded early buyers very well with hefy profits. However, while this quarter's results would have been spectacular had the stock been priced lower, Hansens currently trades at a trailing P/E of 42x. Analysts expect the company to earn $1.59 in 2007 on $882 million in sales. Given the fact that the stock earned only .28 this quarter, it is very likely that 2007 estimates will be trimmed.
Mr Wave Theory