Form 8-K NATIONAL BEVERAGE CORP For: Oct 19

October 20, 2017 10:00 AM

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT Pursuant

to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): October 19, 2017

 

National Beverage Corp.


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Delaware


(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

 

1-14170 59-2605822 
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)

 

8100 SW Tenth Street, Suite 4000  
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33324
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

 

(954) 581-0922


(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

 

 


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

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Item 8.01

Other Events

   
  On October 19, 2017, the Company issued a news release entitled “FIZZ Grows Stronger!!”. The release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 

 

Item 9.01

Financial Statements and Exhibit

   
  (d) Exhibits
   
  Exhibit 99.1      News release entitled “FIZZ Grows Stronger!!”

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

National Beverage Corp.

(Registrant)

 

 

By:

/s/ George R. Bracken

  George R. Bracken
  Executive Vice President – Finance

 

 

 

Date: October 20, 2017

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

News release entitled “FIZZ Grows Stronger!!”

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

NASDAQ: FIZZ
For Immediate Release
Contact: Office of the Chairman, Grace Keene


 

FIZZ GROWS STRONGER!!

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, October 19, 2017 . . . National Beverage Corp. (NASDAQ:FIZZ) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Nick A. Caporella commented on recent market volatility:

 

FIZZ revenues have grown 60% over the last ten years – ALL ORGANIC GROWTH – NO ACQUISITIONS! Organic growth has now ACCELERATED!

 

What’s creating the volatility relative to the stock market with FIZZ? Today less than 15% of the daily volume traded on major exchanges is financially driven by company fundamentals. Over 50% of all daily exchange volume is driven by traders gambling on fleeting price moves and stocks paired with derivatives.

 

Are perpetrators stimulating self-serving movement by stating falsehoods, creating rumors and deliberately manipulating FIZZ value? We think so!    

 

THE CERTIFIED TRUTH:

 

 

First quarter 2018 - BEST EVER!

 

 

Second quarter growth STEADFAST!

     
 

Annual revenues have now exceeded $900 million dollars! One billion target now approaching!

 

 

Trailing Twelve Month operating margin increases!

     
 

Consumer excitement is fueled by LaCroix’s new flavor, Key Lime, Canadian launch and new flavor introductions for Club and Drug channels!

 

 

No TYPICAL beverage company is delivering the fundamental financial performance of FIZZ!

 

- more

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Analyst pens headline that FIZZ is weak . . . what the writer advocated was to induce short sellers to stampede aboard the passive BOT trading wagon. Why? With passive investment accounting for over one-third of the market, which does not question logic if prices are equitable, BUT merely accepts the stampede-induced results! There is no governor or regulatory convenience that accesses the reasonableness of the market behavior. Where is the SEC watchdog?

 

FIZZ extraordinary fundamentals reflect STRONG SUSTAINED PERFORMANCE! Are high-frequency trading, BOT stampeded results, inflated short positions and . . . current world anxiety – stimulating strange and unprecedented circumstances?

 

THE OBSCURE SILVER LINING IS A UNIQUELY-INDUCED OPPORTUNITY.

 

If you have the opinion that I, Nick A. Caporella, am angrily exercised while extremely fortunate to be guiding FIZZ, your opinion is quite accurate!”

 

 

 

 

National Beverage’s iconic brands are the genuine essence . . . of America

 

Patriotism” – If Only We Could Bottle It!

 

WE SPARKLE . . . AMERICA SMILES!

 

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors described in the Company's SEC filings which may cause actual results or achievements to differ from the results or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. The Company disclaims an obligation to update or announce revisions to any forward-looking statements.

 

 

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