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Amcon Distributing Co (DIT) SEC Filing 10-K Annual report for the fiscal year ending Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Amcon Distributing Co

CIK: 928465 Ticker: DIT

Exhibit 99.1

AMCON Distributing Company Reports Fully Diluted Earnings Per Share of $6.75 for the Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2014

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--November 7, 2014--AMCON Distributing Company (“AMCON”) (NYSE MKT:DIT), an Omaha, Nebraska based consumer products company is pleased to announce fully diluted earnings per share of $6.75 on net income available to common shareholders of $4.8 million for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2014. AMCON earned $2.57 per fully diluted share on net income available to common shareholders of $1.8 million for the fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014.

“We are pleased with our results for fiscal 2014. Our relentless focus on customer service and reliability has enabled us to maintain our leadership position in the convenience distribution industry,” said Christopher H. Atayan, AMCON’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He further noted, “We believe our focused strategic plan and customer centric philosophy are essential elements critical to navigating this challenging business environment. Our objective is to deliver attractive risk adjusted rates of return on the capital we employ. To support this objective we continue to invest in foodservice and information technology which drives the profitability of our customers.”

The wholesale distribution segment reported revenues of $1.2 billion and operating income before depreciation and amortization of $15.6 million for fiscal 2014, and revenues and operating income before depreciation and amortization of $328.0 million and $4.6 million, respectively, for the fourth fiscal quarter of fiscal 2014. The retail health food segment reported revenues of $34.3 million and operating income before depreciation and amortization of $1.3 million for fiscal 2014, and revenue of $8.1 million and operating income before depreciation and amortization of $0.2 million for the fourth fiscal quarter of 2014.

“Our emphasis on building long term relationships continues to provide us with a significant competitive advantage,” said Kathleen Evans, President of AMCON’s Wholesale Distribution Segment. Evans continued, “This is clearly evident based on our positive fall trade show response which will provide considerable momentum as we enter fiscal 2015. We are very excited about the completion of our plant expansion in Rapid City, South Dakota that will serve our foodservice growth plans in the region.”

“The Retail Health Food industry continues to grow. However, with this growth there has been substantial new competition enter our markets which has pressured revenues,” said Eric Hinkefent, President of AMCON’s Retail Health Food segment. “We have taken an aggressive approach to rationalize our operating expenses in light of the competitive environment and are looking at alternative ways to maintain our margins,” added Hinkefent.

“We are very focused on increasing our shareholders’ equity per share and maintaining high levels of balance sheet liquidity. Debt reduction is an important priority for us because it improves our debt to equity ratio. At September 30, 2014 our shareholders’ equity was $55.4 million, resulting in adjusted book value per share of $80.62. We turned our inventory twenty-six times and consolidated debt was reduced to $19.2 million. This was after share repurchases and plant expansions totaling $5.5 million,” said Andrew Plummer, AMCON’s Chief Financial Officer. “The Rapid City plant expansion brings a number of important benefits including increased efficiencies and the enhanced ability to service the thriving foodservice sector. We continue to place a high priority on the development of information technology for internal and external purposes. These are important investments in the future of our business,” added Plummer.


The following information was filed by Amcon Distributing Co (DIT) on Friday, November 7, 2014 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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Ticker: DIT
CIK: 928465
Form Type: 10-K Annual Report
Accession Number: 0001047469-14-008979
Submitted to the SEC: Fri Nov 07 2014 4:03:48 PM EST
Accepted by the SEC: Fri Nov 07 2014
Period: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Industry: Wholesale Groceries General Line

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