Monster Beverage Reports 2020 Third Quarter Financial Results and Highest


Third Quarter Net Sales rise 9.9 percent to $1.25 billion
Third Quarter Net Income increases 16.3 percent to $347.7 million
Third Quarter Net Income per diluted share increases 19.6 percent to $0.65 per share

CORONA, Calif., Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ: MNST) today reported financial results for the three- and nine-months ended September 30, 2020.

COVID-19 Pandemic
The Company’s top priority continues to be the health, safety and well-being of its employees. Early in March 2020, the Company implemented global travel restrictions and work-from-home policies for employees who are able to work remotely. For those employees who are unable to work remotely, safety precautions have been instituted, which were developed and adopted in line with guidance from public health authorities and professional consultants. The Company’s flavor manufacturing facilities, its co-packers, warehouses and shipment facilities, are all operating. Certain of the Company’s bottlers/distributors have implemented modifications to their call points and service levels, but the Company’s products remain generally available to consumers. In limited countries the operations of its bottlers/distributors have been more affected.
     
Despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company achieved record third quarter net sales and the highest quarterly net sales in the Company’s history. While our performance in EMEA was solid in the third quarter, EMEA remained adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since mid-March 2020, the Company has seen a shift in consumer channel preferences and package configurations, including an increase in at-home consumption and a decrease in food service on-premise consumption. The Company’s sales in the 2020 second quarter were initially adversely affected as a result of a decrease in foot traffic in the convenience and gas channel (which is the Company’s largest channel) but improved sequentially from the latter half of the 2020 second quarter and throughout the 2020 third quarter. The Company’s e-commerce, club store, mass merchandiser and grocery and related business continued to increase in the quarter, while its food service on-premise business, which is a small channel for the Company, remained challenged.

Currently, the Company does not foresee a material impact on the ability of its co-packers to manufacture and its bottlers/distributors to distribute its products as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the Company is not experiencing significant raw material or finished product shortages, and its supply chain remains intact. The Company is continually addressing its aluminum can requirements given the Company’s volume growth and the current supply constraints in the aluminum can industry.

As of September 30, 2020, the Company had…



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