Hamilton Beach Net Up 5.8 Percent in Q4, 15.2 Percent for Year
March 7, 2013,
CLEVELAND-The Hamilton Beach brand rode the wave of increased sales in higher-ticket merchandise to an increase of 5.8 percent in fourth quarter net income and a 15.2 percent gain in net income for its fiscal year.
According to a statement from NACCO, Hamilton Beach's parent company, net income for the quarter, which ended on Dec. 31, totaled $12.7 million. For the year as a whole, net income was $21.2 million.
For NACCO as a whole, fourth-quarter net income dropped 56.4 percent to $23.7 million, and for the year fell 32.9 percent to $108.7 million. Net sales made a 16.2 percent gain in the quarter, to $318.2 million, and for the year totaled $873.4 million, up 10.5 percent.
Looking ahead to this year, NACCO projected modest growth for Hamilton Beach, given the continuing financial and economic struggles of the brand's middle-market customers. Product innovation, promotions, increased placements,branding programs and advertising--with a particular focus on single-serve coffee products such as The Scoop and FlexBrew--will be key factors in Hamilton Beach's 2013 performance, NACCO said.
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