Past Meat shares crater as losses mount, firm points weak forecast

Past Meat “Past Burger” patties comprised of plant-based substitutes for meat merchandise sit on a shelf on the market in New York Metropolis.

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Past Meat on Wednesday reported a wider-than-expected loss for its third quarter as U.S. gross sales shrank.

The corporate’s fourth-quarter outlook additionally fell wanting Wall Avenue’s expectations.

Shares of the corporate tumbled 17% in prolonged buying and selling.

This is what the corporate reported in contrast with what Wall Avenue was anticipating, primarily based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:

  • Loss per share: 87 cents vs. 39 cents anticipated
  • Income: $106.four million vs. $109.2 million anticipated

Past reported fiscal third-quarter web lack of $54.eight million, or 87 cents per share, wider than a web lack of $19.three million, or 31 cents per share, a 12 months earlier. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv anticipated a lack of 39 cents per share.

Internet gross sales rose 12.7% to $106.four million, lacking expectations of $109.2 million.

In October, the corporate warned traders that it might be reporting weaker gross sales than it had beforehand predicted, citing a variety of things, together with the delta variant and distribution issues.

And the corporate’s forecast does not point out a sunnier fourth quarter. Past is predicting web gross sales of $85 million to $110 million for these three months. Wall Avenue was anticipating income of $131.6 million through the quarter.

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