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Nov 30, 2022
Hormel Foods (HRL, $48.15) beats fiscal Q4 earnings expectations; provides lower-than-expected revenue guidance

Hormel Foods (HRL, $48.15) beats fiscal Q4 earnings expectations; provides lower-than-expected revenue guidance

Hormel Foods reported fourth-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ expectations. However, the food company’s forecast for 2023 sales were lower than anticipated.

Diluted earnings for the quarter came in at 51 cents a share, vs. Wall Street analysts’ expectations of 50 cents a share. Net sales in the quarter were down -5% year-over-year to $3.3 billion, with organic net sales up +2%, excluding the impact of an additional week last year.

For the full fiscal year 2022, Hormel registered record net sales of $12.5 billion, up +9%; organic net sales having climbed 6%, excluding the partial-year impact of the Planters snack nuts business and an additional week last year..Diluted earnings per share were +10% up to $1.82.

For 2023, Hormel predicted $12.6 billion to $12.9 billion in net sales, while analysts expected $13.1 billion in net sales. “We expect to operate in a volatile, complex and high-cost environment again in fiscal 2023,” CEO Jim Snee said. “We have benefited from our balanced business model, which is not heavily dependent on any one channel, protein, input or product category.”

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