The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) - NASDAQ
  • Thu, Jul. 7, 9:16 AM
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  • Thu, Jul. 7, 7:55 AM
    • Investors have bid up WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV) to as high as $56.80 in the premarket session on some speculation that a higher offer than Danone's $56.25 could arrive down the road.
    • Analysts say that WhiteWave has traded with a takeover premium ever since the company spun off from Dean Foods and see a spillover effect across the sector.
    • "It is likely this potential transaction further fuels the acquisition speculation gripping the food stocks, pushing multiples even higher," observes Stifel Nicolaus analysts Christopher Guest.
    • Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN), one of the usual food M&A suspects, is up 4.31% in premarket action.
    • Previously: Danone agrees to $12.5B deal for WhiteWave Foods (July 7)
    • WWAV +19.02% to $56.45.
    | Thu, Jul. 7, 7:55 AM | 11 Comments
  • Thu, Jun. 16, 3:36 PM
    • Hain Celestial Group (HAIN +3.5%) spikes higher in afternoon trading.
    • There are some reports out indicating that the company backed out of the Jefferies Consumer Conference scheduled for next week.
    • In some cases, a conference cancellation is an indicator of a pending announcement, while in other situations the decision is of a legal or regulatory nature.
    | Thu, Jun. 16, 3:36 PM | 4 Comments
  • Thu, Jan. 21, 5:37 PM
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  • Mon, Jan. 11, 5:17 PM
    • HAIN Celestial expects to report FQ2 (December quarter) revenue of $740M-$760M and EPS of $0.53-$0.56, below a consensus of $767M and $0.57.
    • FY16 (ends June '16) guidance is now for revenue of $2.9B-$3.04B (+7%-12% Y/Y) and EPS of $1.95-$2.10 (+4%-12%), down from a prior $2.97B-$3.11B and $2.11-$2.26. Consensus is at $2.98B and $2.14.
    • The FQ2 guidance is said to reflect "continuing strong performance of [the] Hain Pure Protein Corporation segment and [Hain's] international businesses in constant currency offset by certain impacts relating to the United States segment including lower consumption and reductions in shipments and inventories at certain customers."
    • HAIN -1.2% after hours to $36.00. The guidance comes ahead of a Tuesday ICR conference presentation set for 2:30PM ET.
    | Mon, Jan. 11, 5:17 PM | 7 Comments
  • Nov. 5, 2015, 4:20 PM
    • Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) says a decline in grocery brands sales in the natural channel cut into revenue in FQ1.
    • Revenue growth by segment: United States -5% to $331M, United Kingdom -4% to $165M, Hain Pure Protein +75% to $124M, Rest of World +27% to $66.63M.
    • The company reiterated prior FY16 guidance of revenue in a $2.97B to $3.11B range and EPS of $2.11 to $2.26.
    • HAIN +0.18% in after-hours trading.
    | Nov. 5, 2015, 4:20 PM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 23, 2015, 9:58 AM
    • M&A talk in the food sector could set off a chain reaction, according to analysts.
    • Kellogg's (K +0.2%) interest in Diamond Foods (DMND +6.6%) and a play by Treehouse Foods (THS +3.1%) for Ralcorp are in advanced stages, but other companies which could be drawn into talks include Boulder Brands (BDBD +0.5%), Amplify Snack Brands (BETR +1.7%), Mondelez International (MDLZ -0.1%), Campbell Soup (CPB +0.1%) and Hain Celestial Group (HAIN +0.4%).
    • Private-label brands in particular may look appetizing to larger food companies.
    • Previously: Reuters: TreeHouse in talks to buy Ralcorp from ConAgra (Oct. 22 2015)
    • Previously: NY Post: Kellogg close to Diamond Foods buyout (Oct. 23 2015)
    • Related ETF: PBJ
    | Oct. 23, 2015, 9:58 AM | 6 Comments
  • Aug. 18, 2015, 7:56 AM
    • Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) reports a 24% increase in adjusted net income in FQ4.
    • Segment sales: United States: $332.78M (+3%); United Kingdom: $184.85M (-7.8%); Hain Pure Protein: $118.50M; Rest of World: $62M (+2.7%).
    • Adjusted gross margin rate fell 290 bps to 24.9%.
    • Adjusted operating margin rate grew 20 bps to 12.9%.
    • FY2016 Guidance: Net sales: $2.97B to $3.11B (~+10% to +15%); Diluted EPS: $2.11 to $2.26(+12% to +20%).
    • HAIN -2.02% premarket.
    | Aug. 18, 2015, 7:56 AM
  • May 6, 2015, 8:17 AM
    • Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) reports net sales rose 24% if the impact of currency swings is backed out in FQ3.
    • Segment sales: United States: $343.73M (+7.6%); United Kingdom: $178.07M (+0.6%); Hain Pure Protein: $83.19M; Rest of World: $57.75M (-5.3%).
    • Adjusted gross margin rate decreased 291 bps to 24.70%.
    • Adjusted operating margin rate fell 130 bps to 11.7%.
    • FY2015 Guidance: Net sales: $2.692B to $2.7B (~+25%); Diluted EPS: $1.86 to $1.90.
    • HAIN +2.84% premarket.
    | May 6, 2015, 8:17 AM
  • Mar. 25, 2015, 9:27 AM
    | Mar. 25, 2015, 9:27 AM
  • Feb. 4, 2015, 8:30 AM
    • Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) reports gross margin rate fell 183 bps to 25.33%.
    • Operating margin rate constant at 12.5%.
    • Segment sales: United States: $359.3M (+9.63%); United Kingdom: $200.8M (+37.48%); Rest of World: $55.40M (-9.33%); HPPC: $86.22M.
    • Segment operating profit: United States: $63.15M (+10.80%, +20 bps to 17.60%); United Kingdom: $17.45M (+31.25%, -40 bps to 8.70%); Rest of World: $5.61M (+29.57%, +300 bps to 10.10%); HPPC: $86.22M (8.90% margin)
    • FY2015 Guidance: Net sales: $2.650B to $2.675B (~+23% to +24%); Diluted EPS: $1.85 to $1.89 (+17% to +19%).
    • HAIN +0.46% premarket.
    • FQ2 results
    | Feb. 4, 2015, 8:30 AM
  • Sep. 24, 2014, 11:01 AM
    • Food stocks are topping market averages as investors shift to a more defensive stance.
    • The sector is also getting a look with grain, corn, meat, and rice prices moderating on improved global supplies.
    • On the move: Post Holdings (NYSE:POST) +2.0%, Dean Foods (NYSE:DF) +1.0%, Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) +1.7%, Diamond Foods (NASDAQ:DMND) +1.5%, Flower Foods (NYSE:FLO) +1.3%, Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) +1.6%, General Mills (NYSE:GIS) +0.7%, ConAgra (NYSE:CAG) +1.1%, Kraft Foods (NASDAQ:KRFT) +1.0%, Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) +1.5%, Seaboard (NYSEMKT:SEB) +2.7%.
    | Sep. 24, 2014, 11:01 AM
  • Sep. 9, 2014, 9:36 AM
    • Hain Celestial (HAIN +2.7%) and Boulder Brands (BDBD +6%) fly higher on the open after General Mills ponies up for Annie's.
    • The deal price for Annie's indicates the organic premium is still firmly in play.
    | Sep. 9, 2014, 9:36 AM
  • Sep. 8, 2014, 5:23 PM
    • On the move following Annie's sale to General Mills for a 37% premium to today's closing price are: Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN+2.3% after-hours, B&G Foods (NYSE:BGS+2.2%, WhiteWave Foods (NYSE:WWAV+4.8%, Medifast (NYSE:MED) +2.5%.
    | Sep. 8, 2014, 5:23 PM
  • Aug. 20, 2014, 12:52 PM
    • Hain Celestial (HAIN +10.5%) shows a double-digit gain after besting estimates with its FQ4 report and lifting guidance.
    • The company sees FY15 EPS of $3.72-$3.90 vs. $3.73 consensus and revenue of $2.72B-$2.8B vs. $2.51B.
    • During the firm's earnings call, management said growth next year will come from both acquisitions and organic sales improvements.
    • Earnings call transcript
    | Aug. 20, 2014, 12:52 PM
  • May 27, 2014, 7:28 AM
    • A $6.4B offer by Pilgrim Pride's (PPC) to buy Hillshire Brands (HSH) could rattle the food sector.
    • For starters, the deal could spoil Hillshire's offer on the table to buy Pinnacle Foods (PF).
    • The quick analyst take on a PPC-HSH combination is favorable with the companies focused in different areas (chicken vs. packaged meat) which could lead to easy access to new distribution channels.
    • Premarket: HSH +22.9% to $45.49, PF -5.3% to $31.50.
    • Also on merger watch in the food sector: THS, SJM, GIS, KRFT, CPB, ADM, BGS, RAH, HAIN, K CAG
    | May 27, 2014, 7:28 AM | 2 Comments
Company Description
The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. manufactures, markets, distributes and sells organic and natural products. The company product category includes grocery, snacks, tea and personal care. Hain Celestical Group participates in many natural categories with brands such as, Celestial Seasonings, Earth's... More
Industry: Processed & Packaged Goods
Country: United States