Jamba, Inc.
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  • Mar. 12, 2015, 7:06 PM
    • Though it slightly missed FQ4 revenue estimates (while beating on EPS), Jamba (NASDAQ:JMBA) is guiding for 2015 comparable same-store sales to grow a solid 3%-5%.
    • The company is also guiding for an op. margin of 4%-6%, and 100-125 U.S. and international store openings. 114 stores will be refranchised by mid-2015. It plans to open up to 500 new stores in the U.S. within the next 5 years. G&A spend (non-GAAP) is expected to fall to $30M from 2014's $33.7M.
    • Comps were up 2.8% Y/Y in Q4 at company-owned stores, and 2.7% at franchise-owned stores. Juice sales grew to 13.4% of revenue in December from 7% in May.
    • GAAP costs/expenses rose 3% Y/Y in Q4 to $51.8M (compares with a sub-1% revenue drop). $12M of Jamba's $25M buyback program was used over the course of 2015.
    • Shares have risen to $14.69 AH.
    • Q4 results, PR
    | Mar. 12, 2015, 7:06 PM | 1 Comment
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  • Feb. 9, 2015, 12:52 PM
    • The Street Sweeper sets its sights on Jamba (JMBA -0.8%) with some harsh criticism.
    • The company is accused of making late revisions to expenses and questioned about its plan to refranchise profitable stores,
    • A warning is issued that Jamba's introduction of low-margin products could cannibalize smoothie sales.
    • "At its current price of $16.36 a share, Jamba arguably looks expensive by even generous Wall Street standards, " concludes the short-selling website.
    • SA contributor Valuentum has the bull case on Jamba.
    | Feb. 9, 2015, 12:52 PM
  • Aug. 4, 2014, 7:09 PM
    • A 6.3% Y/Y drop in G&A spend to $9.6M helped Jamba's (NASDAQ:JMBA) op, margin rise 60 bps Y/Y in Q2 to 10.3%, and EPS to beat estimates.
    • Company-owned same-store sales rose 2.5% Y/Y, and franchise-operated same-store sales rose 2%. The introduction of juice and whole food blending to 376 stores (bringing the total to 508) provided a lift.
    • For the whole of 2014, Jamba expects 2%-4% company-owned same-store growth, an 18%-19% store-level margin, a 2%-3% op. margin, and 60-80 new store locations.
    • Jamba ended Q2 with $32.4M in cash/equivalents.
    • Q2 results, PR
    | Aug. 4, 2014, 7:09 PM
  • May 9, 2014, 1:55 PM
    • Shares of Jamba (JMBA -6.9%) fall after the company narrowed its loss for Q1, but only managed a system-wide gain of 0.3% for same-store sales.
    • The outlook for 2014 is for comp sales growth of 2% to 4% and and operating margin of 2% to 3%.
    • The company sees adding 60 to 80 new stores and up to a thousand JambaGO machines.
    | May 9, 2014, 1:55 PM
  • Mar. 7, 2014, 8:37 AM
    • Jamba (JMBA) managed to increase profitability in Q4 on flat revenue trends as it met some strategic targets.
    • The company is facing some extra scrutiny to see how it fares with Starbucks upping its juice game.
    • Jamba ended the quarter with 803 units.
    • JMBA -1.6% premarket
    | Mar. 7, 2014, 8:37 AM
  • Mar. 6, 2014, 4:04 PM
    • Jamba, Inc. (JMBA): Q4 EPS of -$0.33 beats by $0.05.
    • Revenue of $44.1M (-0.3% Y/Y) beats by $0.32M.
    • Shares +2.6%.
    | Mar. 6, 2014, 4:04 PM
  • Jan. 8, 2014, 10:07 AM
    • Jamba (JMBA) shoots higher after catching an upgrade from Dougherty to a Buy rating.
    • The company hasn't been a favorite name in the sector with competition in the smoothie market intensifying and the winter weather mix unfavorable to store traffic, but Dougherty sees value at the sub-$12 level for shares.
    | Jan. 8, 2014, 10:07 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 3, 2014, 8:00 AM
    • Wedbush reduces its rating on Jamba (JMBA) to Neutral from Outperform.
    • The investment firm thinks the company will see a negative impact from the widespread colder weather in the U.S. this winter and increase in competition in the smoothie market.
    • During Q3, Jamba saw same-store sales fall 3.4%.
    • JMBA -3.3% premarket.
    | Jan. 3, 2014, 8:00 AM | 3 Comments
  • Oct. 8, 2013, 12:45 PM
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  • Oct. 8, 2013, 8:23 AM
    • Northland Capital cuts its rating on Jamba (JMBA) to Market Perform after the company issued disappointing guidance.
    • Analysts think the breakdown in sales is tied to more than just a widespread slowdown in consumer spending and weather issues.
    • JMBA -14.9% premarket to $11.46.
    | Oct. 8, 2013, 8:23 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 7, 2013, 5:45 PM
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    | Oct. 7, 2013, 5:45 PM
  • Oct. 7, 2013, 5:26 PM
    • Jamba (JMBA) -5.8% AH after saying it sees FY 2013 system-wide same store sales flat to +1%, and store-level margins are seen at 16%-17%, with operating margin of 1%-2%; the company cites weak consumer spending, adverse weather in key markets and increased competition.
    • Q3 system-wide comparable store sales are expected to drop 3.4%.
    • Says JambaGo express smoothie units are opening in ~1,000 food courts across the U.S., bringing total units to more than 1,800.
    | Oct. 7, 2013, 5:26 PM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 5, 2013, 4:14 PM
    • Jamba's (JMBA) comparable store sales up 2.2% for the quarter.
    • General and administrative expenses down 5.4% Y/Y to help boost operating margin by 230 bps compared to a year ao.
    • The company sees comparable store sales growth of 4% to 6% for FY13 and store-level margin of 20%.
    • JMBA +12% AH on apparent enthusiasm over the firm's outlook.
    • PR
    | Aug. 5, 2013, 4:14 PM
  • Mar. 11, 2013, 8:50 AM

    Shares of Jamba (JMBA) fall 16.2% premarket in thin trading. Last week's Q4 report from the company was a mixed bag with gains at franchises offsetting a sales slip at company-owned stores.

    | Mar. 11, 2013, 8:50 AM | 1 Comment
Company Description
Jamba Inc owns, franchises and operates food stores. The Company is a retailer of blended-to-order fruit smoothies, squeezed-to-order juices, blended beverages and snacks.
Sector: Services
Industry: Restaurants
Country: United States