Move over, Red Bull. A Monster just passed you.
Last night, Hansen Natural
All told, the increase translates to earnings of $0.51 per share on $282 million in net sales -- 31% above the year-ago profit tally on 15% higher sales. As you can already tell from those numbers, the net margin widened from 15.7% to 17.8%.
The hypergrowth era in Hansen's history is behind us, but there's still plenty of untapped market left to pour up. Energy drinks in general are still on the rise even in North America, and Hansen has only just begun to look at serious expansion in Europe, where Red Bull is at its strongest and the other drink giants are still growing.
So if you want to tap into the retail market now, when Wall Street sentiment for that sector is at its lowest, I think you'd do far better buying Hansen stock than more traditional retail plays, such as Wal-Mart
That's a massive price-to-value mismatch, dude. How sweet it will be to own Hansen stock once Mr. Market comes to his senses again.
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