Willamette Valley Vineyards (WVVI, WVVIP). I Love this stock, not just because I Love the Wine!! Shares started rising and essentially have been on an 8 year climb, the majority coming since early 2015. But those who have held shares have been consistently rewarded. Take a look at the chart below to see a wonderful bull market since TARP in 2009. If you are an investor it is always good to have a good Wine Stock, and this is it.
A leading Oregon producer of Pinot Noir, the company generated income applicable to common shareholders of $2,166,446, or $0.43 cents per share, for 2016, up from $1,844,221, or $0.37 cents per share, for the prior year, representing a $322,225, or 17.5%, increase in income applicable to common shareholders when compared to 2015.
Income from operations was $4,167,401 for 2016, up from $3,272,960 for the prior year, representing an increase of $894,441, or 27.3%, when compared to 2015.
The Company produced revenue of $19,425,412 and $17,938,872 in the years of 2016 and 2015, respectively, an increase of $1,486,540, or 8.3%, in the current year compared to the prior year. The reasons for this increase include increased sales in all categories except for bulk wine.
Gross profit margin was 62.9% and 60.5% for 2016 and 2015, respectively.
Selling, general and administrative expenses were $8,053,127 and $7,578,184 for 2016 and 2015, respectively, an increase of $479,326 or 6.3%.
Income tax provision was $1,478,310 for 2016, up from $1,275,416 for the prior year, representing an increase of $202,894 or 15.9% when compared to 2015.
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Jim Bernau, Founder and President of the winery, said “Our Company continues to develop our Shareholders as Customers model and grow our brand through loyal shareholders/wine enthusiasts. We are committed to providing the best possible wine while serving as stewards of the land and our community.”
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