- JM Smucker’s CEO, Mark Smucker, sees inflation “across the board” and is passing some price increases onto consumers.
- The CEO added JM Smucker’s name to a growing list of consumer staples companies raising prices.
- The firm revealed an 8.1% year-over-year drop in revenue in its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings release Thursday.
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JM Smucker’s CEO Mark Smucker says he’s seeing widespread inflation and the company is passing some price increases onto consumers.
“We have been seeing inflation over the past year across the board,” Smucker said in an interview with CNBC’s Sara Eisen.
The CEO added that he believes rising costs are “manageable” because the company has been able to pass costs onto consumers.
“This is something that we deal with on a regular basis. Our products (prices), in many cases, are based on commodities so we have been very successful over the years in ensuring that we can pass along price increases to our consumers, partnering with our retail customers to do that in the most equitable and fair way,” Smucker said.
Smucker went on to explain that the current “inflationary environment” affects everyone, but his company has the ability to navigate the rising tides.
JM Smucker revealed an 8.1% year-over-year drop in revenue in its fiscal year 2021 fourth-quarter earnings release on Thursday. The company did manage to beat revenue and non-GAAP EPS estimates, but it expects sales for the fiscal year 2022 to decrease between 2% and 3%.
JM Smucker missed analyst estimates for GAAP earnings per share by $0.24 in the quarter as well, earning just $1.35 per share.
The company is the latest in a line of consumer staples firms that have announced price increases.
Despite falling sales, JM Smucker stock is still up roughly 17% in the past six months, and shares traded up 0.83% on Thursday as of 1:33 p.m. ET.