Record $347 Million Revenue Marks Historic Quarter for Celsius Holdings (CELH)
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Record $347 Million Revenue Marks Historic Quarter for Celsius Holdings (CELH)

Celsius Holdings Inc. delivered a great performance in Q4 2023, with record revenue growth of 95% year-over-year
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Celsius Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: CELH), a prominent player in the energy drinks sector, has once again made headlines with its exceptional financial performance for the fourth quarter of 2023. The company reported a staggering 95% increase in revenue for the fourth quarter, reaching $347 million compared to $178 million in the same period last year.

This growth was driven primarily by a remarkable 97% increase in North American revenue, which soared to $333 million from $169 million, thanks to the company’s aggressive expansion in distribution points and introducing higher SKUs per location.

International revenue also saw a significant uptick, a 68% increase to $14.6 million, fueled by new flavor launches and enhanced product availability. Notably, the company’s gross profit margin improved by 340 basis points to 47.8%, which is attributed to more efficient raw material sourcing and reductions in product waste.

Celsius Holdings Outperforms Expectations in Q4 with $0.17 EPS

The performance of Celsius Holdings in the fourth quarter notably surpassed expectations. Analysts had projected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.15 and revenue of $330.07 million for the quarter. However, the actual figures were considerably higher, with EPS reaching $0.17 and revenue totaling $347 million.

This outperformance highlights the company’s effective market strategies and operational efficiencies, which have driven revenue growth and significantly improved profitability, as evidenced by a net income of $39 million compared to a net loss of $28 million in the prior quarter.

Guidance for the Future

Looking ahead, Celsius Holdings remains optimistic about its growth trajectory, supported by strong underlying fundamentals and a focused strategy on increasing market penetration. The company’s record performance in 2023, characterized by a 102% increase in annual revenue to $1.32 billion, sets a solid foundation for sustained growth. With $756 million in cash and cash equivalents by the end of 2023, Celsius is well-positioned to capitalize on new opportunities for expansion and innovation, potentially leading to continued market share gains and enhanced shareholder value.

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