Supply chain transition challenges disrupt service levels while customer demand remains strong
Company to announce second quarter 2023 results on Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Zevia PBC (“Zevia” or the “Company”) (NYSE: ZVIA), today announced preliminary unaudited net sales results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.
Second quarter net sales are expected to be approximately $42 million versus prior outlook of a range of $48 million to $51 million, driven entirely by disruption of supply chain service levels amid an operations transition. Demand remained strong following a Q2 price increase and the refreshed brand design has supported accelerated in-store presence, but short-term supply chain logistics challenges hindered fulfillment and impacted net sales results in the quarter.
“Second quarter net sales were below estimates due to unexpected supply chain interruptions that negatively impacted service levels,” said Amy Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Customer demand continued at or above expectations as reflected in our order book. Customer fulfillment rates, however, fell sharply in the second half of the quarter and did not keep pace with strong customer demand. We have implemented aggressive measures, including changes in supply chain leadership and pausing some components of our supply chain transition to restore service levels. We expect these issues to be resolved by the end of 2023. In the meantime, a strong execution of our Q2 price increase and favorable aluminum pricing contributed some positive indicators in the quarter.”
These preliminary results presented herein for the second quarter of 2023 are an estimate, based on information available to management as of the date of this release, and are subject to further changes upon completion of the Company’s quarter-end closing procedures. This press release does not present all necessary information for an understanding of the Company’s financial condition as of the date of this release, or its results of operations for the second quarter of 2023.
The Company is updating its guidance for the full year of 2023 to reflect recent results, management’s revised near-term outlook, and the current environment. Net sales for 2023 are now expected to be in the range of $163 million to $168 million compared to prior guidance of $180 million to $190 million.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
Zevia will release its final results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023 before the market opens on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results.
Investors and other interested parties may listen to the webcast of the conference call by logging on via the Investor Relations section of Zevia’s website at https://investors.zevia.com/.
A replay of the webcast will be available for approximately thirty (30) days following the call at Zevia’s website at https://investors.zevia.com/ A copy of the earnings press release and supplemental financial disclosures will also be available on Zevia’s website at https://investors.zevia.com/.
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Zevia PBC, a Delaware public benefit corporation designated as a “Certified B Corporation,” is focused on addressing the global health challenges resulting from excess sugar consumption by offering a broad portfolio of zero sugar, zero calorie, naturally sweetened beverages. All Zevia® beverages are made with a handful of simple, plant-based ingredients, contain no artificial sweeteners, and are Non-GMO Project verified, gluten-free, Kosher, vegan and zero sodium. Zevia is distributed in more than 32,000 retail locations in the U.S. and Canada through a diverse network of major retailers in the food, drug, warehouse club, mass, natural and ecommerce channels.