Why Amira Nature Foods Shares Jumped

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of Amira Nature Foods (NYSE: ANFI  ) were looking healthier today, gaining as much as 16% after a strong first-quarter earnings report.

So what: The distributor of Indian specialty foods turned in a per-share profit of $0.21, more than double analyst expectations at $0.10 as revenue jumped 38% to $110.3 million, easily eclipsing the experts' estimate of $98.8 million. CEO Karan Chanana noted "continued strong demand for our products and successful execution of our business strategy," and was optimistic about the current fiscal year. Amira maintained its revenue guidance of $480 million to $507 million for fiscal 2014, in range with estimates, and said it expects EBITDA of $62 million to $66 million.

Now what: Investors may be wondering why Amira didn't lift its guidance after such a strong revenue beat; however, this may simply be conservative guidance, as there are three quarters left in the year. In addition to the strong financial results, the company also reduced its debt load by $20 million in the quarter to $136 million and recently launched its Amira Organic business, which should capitalize on the growing popularity of organic foods. Considering the progress in those areas and the strong beat, I'd expect analysts to lift their estimates for the rest of the year.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (1)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2612620, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 10/24/2014 2:08:07 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement