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Farmer Bros. Co. reports softer tha expected second quarter sales

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NORTHLAKE, Texas, U.S. – Farmer Bros. Co. yesterday reported financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2018. Volume of green coffee processed and sold decreased by 1.7 million pounds to 27.4 million pounds, a 5.8% decrease over the prior year period.

Green coffee pounds processed and sold through our DSD network were 9.9 million, or 36.0% of total green coffee pounds processed and sold.

Direct ship customers represented 17.0 million, or 62.2%, of total green coffee pounds processed and sold. Distributor customers represented 0.5 million pounds, or 1.8%, of total green coffee pounds processed and sold.

Net loss was $(10.1) million compared to net loss of $(17.1) million in the prior year period; and

Adjusted EBITDA was $12.4 million compared to $10.5 million in the prior year period.

“As we pass the halfway mark in fiscal 2019, while sales were softer than anticipated during the quarter, our team has continued to make progress in executing our strategy and implementing initiatives to strengthen our platform,” said Mike Keown, President and CEO.

“Our results in the second quarter reflect the realization of the synergies from the Boyd’s acquisition and we are pleased to have improved Adjusted EBITDA by 18%, while also remaining on track to achieve our targeted range for the fiscal year of $49 million to $52 million. We are making headway in optimizing our DSD routes and consolidating branches, while also continuing to enhance our street sales teams. Our team continues to focus on adding new customers as well as increasing business with existing customers. Looking forward, we remain optimistic about Farmer Brothers’ long-term growth opportunities and we believe that we have the right foundation in place to deliver value for our shareholders.”