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The J.M. Smucker Company Reports Operating Results (10-Q)

December 04, 2012 | About:
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The J.M. Smucker Company (SJM) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2012-10-31.

. J.m. Smucker Co. had an annual average earning growth of 6.4% over the past 10 years. GuruFocus rated J.m. Smucker Co. the business predictability rank of 3-star.

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Gross profit increased $81.9 million, or nine percent, in the first six months of 2013, compared to 2012, primarily due to the acquired Sara Lee foodservice business, favorable sales mix, and a $15.4 million increase in the benefit of unrealized mark-to-market adjustments on derivative contracts, which increased to a gain of $9.4 million in the first six months of 2013 from a loss of $6.0 million in the first six months of 2012. Excluding

The U.S. Retail Coffee segment profit increased $18.3 million, or 13 percent, in the second quarter of 2013, compared to the second quarter of 2012, as favorable sales mix and volume growth more than offset a significant increase in marketing expenses. The impact of lower green coffee costs in the second quarter of 2013 was more than offset by price declines taken in the first quarter of 2013 and did not significantly impact segment profit. Unrealized mark-to-market adjustments on derivative contracts, which represented a loss of $4.5 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to a loss of $10.1 million in the second quarter of 2012, contributed $5.6 million to the segment profit increase. Segment profit margin improved from 22.7 percent of net sales in the second quarter of 2012, to 25.4 percent in the second quarter of 2013.

The U.S. Retail Consumer Foods segment profit decreased $4.8 million, or four percent, in the second quarter of 2013, compared to the second quarter of 2012. Unrealized mark-to-market adjustments on derivative contracts, which were a loss of $5.0 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to a loss of $0.4 million in the second quarter of 2012, represented $4.6 million of the segment profit decrease. Overall raw material costs recognized were higher in the quarter most significantly for peanuts but were essentially offset by higher net price realization and a decrease in marketing and other support costs. A portion of planned marketing expenditures in the second quarter of 2013 was redirected to promotional spending and contributed to the decrease in marketing expense. Segment profit margin was 17.9 percent in the second quarter of 2013, compared to 18.8 percent in 2012.

Segment profit increased $19.2 million, or 49 percent, in the second quarter of 2013, compared to the second quarter of 2012 which included an $11.3 million loss on divestiture. Excluding this loss, segment profit increased $7.9 million, or 16 percent, primarily due to the contribution of the Sara Lee foodservice business, offset by a $2.3 million decrease in mark-to-market adjustments. Unrealized mark-to-market adjustments on derivative contracts were a loss of $2.4 million in the second quarter of 2013, compared to a loss of $0.1 million in the second quarter of 2012.

Segment profit increased $21.3 million, or 28 percent, in the first six months of 2013, compared to 2012 which included an $11.3 million loss on divestiture. Excluding this loss, segment profit increased $10.0 million, or 11 percent, driven primarily by the contribution of the Sara Lee foodservice business. Unrealized mark-to-market adjustments on derivative contracts, which were a gain of $2.0 million in the first six months of 2013, compared to a loss of $0.1 million in 2012, represented $2.1 million of the segment profit increase.

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