Willamette Valley Vineyards a leading Oregon producer of Pinot Noir, generated a 24% increase in income, raising share prices to $0.09 per share compared to $0.07 per share from the year before. Bucking what seems to be a downward spiral for many producers in the world of wine today.
The Company produced revenues of $5,313,784 and $4,639,028 in second quarters of 2017 and 2016, respectively, an increase of $674,756 or 14.5%. This increase was caused by an increase in direct sales, including bulk wine, of $429,653 and an increase in sales through distributors of $245,103. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $2,129,794 and $2,096,097 for the first quarters of 2017 and 2016, respectively, an increase of $33,697 or 1.6%. Income from operations was $1,059,140 and $828,204 for the second quarters of 2017 and 2016, respectively, an increase of $230,936 or 27.9%. This increase was the result of growth in revenue that outpaced growth in selling, general and administrative expenses.
Jim Bernau, Founder and President of the winery, said “More and more wine lovers are discovering the quality of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – even California wineries who are buying their way into Oregon!”
Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc. is headquartered at its Estate Vineyard near Salem, Oregon. The Company’s common stock is traded on NASDAQ (WVVI) and preferred stock on NASDAQ (WVVIP).
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