On July 25, Wrigley (NYSE:WWY) released second-quarter earnings for the period ended June 30.

  • Revenue exceeded estimates, and earnings per share matched estimates after accounting for one-time restructuring charges and stock-based compensation charges.

  • Wrigley did not provide a balance sheet or statement of cash flows in its press release. For shame!

  • Rising costs, lower margins on recently acquired products, and restructuring charges caused a more than 500-basis-point decline in gross margins.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

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  • Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)
  • PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP)
  • Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR)
  • Cadbury Schweppes (NYSE:CSG)
  • Hershey (NYSE:HSY)
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ:RMCF)

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At the time of publication,Nathan Parmelee owned shares in Johnson & Johnson, but had no positions in any of the other companies mentioned. Fool rules are here.