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Washington, DC 20549





to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):      September 5, 2019


National Beverage Corp.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)



(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


1-14170 59-2605822
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
8100 SW Tenth Street, Suite 4000  
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33324
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)



(954) 581-0922

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)



(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class

Trading Symbol

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, par value $.01 per share


The NASDAQ Global Select Market


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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition


On September 5, 2019, National Beverage Corp. issued a press release announcing financial results for the three-month period ended July 27, 2019. This release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 hereto.



Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits


(c) Exhibit 99.1

Press release dated September 5, 2019 announcing the Company’s financial results for the three-month period ended July 27, 2019.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.


National Beverage Corp.





/s/ George R. Bracken

George R. Bracken

Executive Vice President – Finance

(Principal Financial Officer)



Date: September 6, 2019








Press release dated September 5, 2019 announcing the Company’s financial results for the three-month period ended July 27, 2019.



Exhibit 99.1




For Immediate Release

Contact: Office of the Chairman, Grace Keene







FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, September 5, 2019 . . . National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ: FIZZ) today announced results for its first quarter ended July 27, 2019.



In thousands, except EPS


Net Sales


Net Income




Three Months Ended July 27, 2019

  $ 263,568     $ 34,542     $ .74  

Three Months Ended April 27, 2019

  $ 239,914     $ 26,135     $ .56  



The above presentation emphasizes brand LaCroix’s significant stair-step influence returning to a more positive directional position.


The Company has an authorized stock repurchase plan in effect as disclosed in its Form 10-K. Cash on hand is $202.7 million at July 2019.



Trending Perspectives



New focus is National Beverage’s core driver and international customers are piggyback targets providing growth.



Unique theme and demographic innovation will stay permanently affixed to the dashboard.



Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and European distribution partnerships are dashboard priorities.










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Highlights First Quarter



LaCroix’s 13 market bus tour and sampling experiences garnered over 25 million in impressions this summer (actual 25,192,955 source Vector Media).



LaCroix Hi-Biscus Social Campaign reached influencers representing over 187 million impressions on Instagram (actual 187,206,444 source Instagram).



LaCroix Pamplemousse has reached iconic status with numerous placements in the media including several appearances on the Tonight Show featuring Jimmy Fallon. The entire LaCroix line up is now led by Pamplemousse.



We want to thank our loyal and dedicated consumer base that applauded the launch of our Hi-Biscus.


We love our LaCroix . . .


We are passionate about our LaCroix . . .


We are crazy about our LaCroix . . .


We #LIVE LaCroix!!











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National Beverage Corp.

Consolidated Results for the Periods Ended

April 27, 2019, July 27, 2019 and July 28, 2018




(in thousands, except per share amounts)


Three Months Ended



April 27, 2019



July 27, 2019



July 28, 2018


Net Sales

  $ 239,914     $ 263,568     $ 292,590  

Net Income

  $ 26,135     $ 34,542     $ 48,830  

Earnings Per Common Share



  $ .56     $ .74     $ 1.05  


  $ .56     $ .74     $ 1.04  

Average Common Shares Outstanding



    46,644       46,646       46,619  


    46,892       46,880       46,919  



This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors described in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings which may cause actual results or achievements to differ from the results or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. The Company disclaims an obligation to update or announce revisions to any forward-looking statements.