John B. Sanfilippo & Son (JBSS) released second quarter earnings after the close reporting $0.83 per share up from $0.76 in the year-ago period. Our quick takes
- EBITDA less capital expenditures through the first six months is $30.56 million. With a sub $300 million market cap the stock is extremely undervalued on an FCF basis.
- Sales were up by 12% by volume and 4.4% net.
- Revolving Credit and LTD down by almost $9.0 million.
- Strong free cash flow and considerable debt reduction give management significant options.
- Operating margins compressed.
- Inventories increased due to higher acquisition costs with the company noting nut prices are generally higher.
- Inability to pass on increased nut costs remains a risk to second half results.
JBSS remains our top pick with a price target of $44 per share and an attractive portfolio addition given historical low correlation.
Looking forward to tomorrow's earnings call and we'll update our valuation model early next week.