The Simply Good Foods Company Reports First Quarter 2018 Financial Results
Denver, CO, January 9, 2018 - The Simply Good Foods Company (NASDAQ: SMPL, SMPL.W) (“Simply Good Foods,” or the “Company”), a developer, marketer and seller of branded nutritional foods and snacking products, today reported financial results for the 13 week first quarter ended November 25, 2017.
“We are off to a solid start for fiscal year 2018 as we benefited from increased sales volume and gross margin expansion resulting in solid profit growth,” commented Joseph E. Scalzo, President and Chief Executive Officer of Simply Good Foods. “We are particularly pleased with our strong retail performance for the thirteen weeks ended November 25, 2017, which grew 5.5% in the U.S. despite a very difficult comparison in the same period a year ago. We remain confident in our business growth opportunities moving forward and our ability to execute against our four strategic growth initiatives to create value for our shareholders.”
Results for the Successor Period for the Thirteen Weeks Ended November 25, 2017, and Predecessor Period for the Thirteen Weeks Ended November 26, 2016(1) 
Successor net sales were $106.6 million and Predecessor net sales were $99.8 million
Successor net income was $10.2 million and Predecessor net income was $6.8 million
In order to present comparable financial information, the Company has also presented supplemental unaudited pro forma financial information for the thirteen weeks ended November 26, 2016, giving effect to the business combination (the “Business Combination”) with Conyers Park Acquisition Corp. (“Conyers Park”) and NCP-ATK Holdings, Inc. (“Atkins”) as if it had occurred on August 28, 2016. All references in this press release to results for the first quarter ended November 26, 2016, refer to such unaudited pro forma results. The Company believes this pro forma information provides helpful supplemental information with respect to the performance of Simply Good Foods, and particularly the Atkins business, during this period.
First Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights vs. First Quarter 2017 Pro-Forma
Net sales increased 6.8%, or $6.8 million, to $106.6 million
Gross profit margin of 49.5%, an increase of 70 basis points
Net income increased 11.7% to $10.2 million, an increase of $1.1 million
Earnings per diluted share (“EPS”) of $0.14, an increase of $0.01 per fully diluted share
Adjusted EBITDA(2) increased 6.6%, to $23.7 million.
(All comparisons above are with respect to the Predecessor's thirteen week pro forma first fiscal quarter ended November 26, 2016)

(1) On July 7, 2017, the Company completed the Business Combination between Atkins and Conyers Park, and as a result of the Business Combination, both Conyers Park and Atkins became wholly-owned subsidiaries of Simply Good Foods. Pursuant to GAAP and SEC requirements and the application of acquisition accounting, the Company's consolidated financial results are presented: (i) as of and for the thirteen weeks ended November 25, 2017 (Successor); and (ii) as of and for the thirteen weeks ended November 26, 2016 (Predecessor). All references to “Successor” refers to Simply Good Foods, and all references to “Predecessor” refers to Atkins prior to the Business Combination.
(2) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. Please refer to “Non-GAAP Financial Measure and Related Information” and “Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA” in this press release for an explanation and reconciliations of this non-GAAP financial measure.


The following information was filed by Simply Good Foods Co (SMPL) on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 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-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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