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Friday, 18 July 2003
July 18, 2003 Hansen Natural Corp. (HANS)
Here is a refreshing natural foods corp for you to munch on! I do not own any shares of this company nor do any of my family members. Hansen Natural Corp. (HANS), according to CNN.Money, "...markets, sells and distributes alternative beverage category sodas, fruit juices, fruit juice Smoothies, ready-to-drink iced teas, lemonades, juice cocktails, functional drinks and still water." Quite a mouthful and of course it is "still water"...jk.

Anyhow, HANS is having a great day today. (I am always in a more upbeat mood when the market is moving UP.) Currently Hansen is trading at $5.38 up $.56 on the day or an 11.62% increase. I usually avoid the under $10 stocks because of the increased volatility that has more than once 'shaken us out' with an 8% loss within days of a purchase. (8% of a $5 stock is just under a half-point!)

On May 13 2003, Hansen reported their first quarter results for the period ending March 31, 2003: Gross sales for the second quarter increased 23.1% to $27.7 million from $22.5 million last year. (Net sales increased only 18.8% to $22.1 million from $18.6 million a year ago)per the NYTimes on the Web.

Operating income advanced 43.3% to $1.1 million from $765,000 last year....net income increased 54.2% to $633,000 or $.06/share from $411,000 or $.04/share last year.

Apparently the big news for the quarter was the introduction of Monster Energy....this must be some kind of Generation X drink....

Morningstar.com shows a nice sequential growth in revenues for this small company from $54 million in 1998, $72.3 million in 1999, $79.7 million in 2000, $92.3 million in 2001 and $101.6 million in the trailing twelve months.

Free cash flow while small is still positive with a negative $2 million reported in 2000 to a positive $5 million in 2001 and $2 million in 2002.

HANS has $0.5 million in cash and $20.4 million in other current liabilities as opposed to $6.0 million in current liabilities and $6.1 million in long-term liabilities.

The market cap of this stock is TINY at $49.4 million with 10.3 million shares outstanding and only 5.90 million shares that float. The p/e is a reasonable 15.40...no dividend is paid.

If you are looking at a SMALL share price with a SMALL cap company Hansen may be the drink that refreshes! Always be careful of the small companies with the small floats due to volatility....but otherwise the stock looks nice and the numbers appear quite attractive!

Happy Friday everyone! I will try to do an update later this weekend to bring my trading portfolio and current prices up to date!

Bob


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