Why Is Beyond Meat (BYND) Stock Up 62% Today?


  • Beyond Meat (BYND) stock is rising higher on Wednesday alongside its fourth-quarter earnings report.
  • That’s due to its revenue for the quarter beating estimates.
  • The company is also preparing to cut operating costs in 2024.
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Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) stock is on the rise Wednesday following the release of the plant-based meat alternative company’s earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2023.

That earnings report includes revenue of $73.7 million for Q4 2023. That’s better than the $67 million in revenue that Wall Street was expecting for the quarter, even if it’s down 7.8% year-over-year (YOY) from $79.94 million.

Beyond Meat notes that its revenue beat is thanks to increased international sales even as demand in the U.S. weakens. That saw its volume of products sold increase 8%. International retail channel revenue for the period also got a 22.1% boost to $13.3 million during the quarter.

Unfortunately, the company’s EPS came in at a loss of -$2.40. That’s much wider than the -$1.05 per share Beyond saw the same time last year.

What’s Next for BYND Stock

Here’s what CEO Ethan Brown said about the future of Beyond Meat:

“Our 2024 plan includes taking steps to steeply reduce operating expense and cash use; pricing actions and the right-sizing of our production footprint, both in support of margin expansion; a years-in-the-making core platform renovation in Beyond IV that delivers superior health benefits and taste; and, following the announcement and initiation of our Global Operations Review, taking certain non-cash charges pertaining to inventory and assets that are no longer consistent with our path to profitability.”

Beyond Meat’s revenue outlook for 2024 ranges from $315 million to $345 million. For perspective, Wall Street is estimating revenue of $343.82 million for the full year.

BYND stock is up 61.6% as of Wednesday morning.

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