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G Willi Food International Ltd

G Willi Food International Ltd (WILC)

9.43
-0.08
( -0.84% )
Updated: 11:09:41

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Key stats and details

Current Price
9.43
Bid
9.43
Ask
9.76
Volume
230
9.43 Day's Range 9.65
8.00 52 Week Range 13.00
Market Cap
Previous Close
9.51
Open
9.65
Last Trade
1
@
9.69
Last Trade Time
11:15:01
Financial Volume
$ 2,169
VWAP
9.43
Average Volume (3m)
1,668
Shares Outstanding
13,867,017
Dividend Yield
4.14%
PE Ratio
4.13
Earnings Per Share (EPS)
2.28
Revenue
543.37M
Net Profit
31.66M

About G Willi Food International Ltd

G. Willi-Food International Ltd is a company engaged in the development, import, export, marketing and distribution of a wide variety of food products worldwide. Its business segment includes import, export, marketing and distribution of food products and non-banking credit. The principal products i... G. Willi-Food International Ltd is a company engaged in the development, import, export, marketing and distribution of a wide variety of food products worldwide. Its business segment includes import, export, marketing and distribution of food products and non-banking credit. The principal products in the import segment product line include Canned Vegetables and Pickles, Canned Fish, Canned Fruit, Edible Oils, Dairy and Dairy Substitute Products, Dried Fruit, Nuts and Beans, and Other Products. Its brands include Willi-Food, Euro European Dairies, Donna Rozza, Manchow, Gold Frost, Tifeeret, The Chef Dish, Art Coffe, Mr Chang, Muchi, Euro Butter, Euro Spread, Euro Cheese, Euro Cream, Euro Dessert, Euro Veg, Ha-Bulgaria, Gelato, and Emma. Show more

Sector
Groceries, General Line-whsl
Industry
Groceries, General Line-whsl
Headquarters
Yavne, Center, Isr
Founded
1970
G Willi Food International Ltd is listed in the Groceries, General Line-whsl sector of the NASDAQ with ticker WILC. The last closing price for G Willi Food was $9.51. Over the last year, G Willi Food shares have traded in a share price range of $ 8.00 to $ 13.00.

G Willi Food currently has 13,867,017 shares outstanding. The market capitalization of G Willi Food is $130.77 million. G Willi Food has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 4.13.

WILC Latest News

G. Willi-Food international Reports the results of first quarter 2024

G. Willi-Food international Reports the results of first quarter 2024 PR Newswire YAVNE, Israel, May 20, 2024 YAVNE, Israel, May 20, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ:...

G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION OF A NIS 10 MILLION (US$ 2.72 MILLION) DIVIDEND

G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION OF A NIS 10 MILLION (US$ 2.72 MILLION) DIVIDEND PR Newswire YAVNE, Israel, March 21, 2024 YAVNE, Israel, March 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/...

G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL REPORTS 9.0% INCREASE IN SALES AND A RECORD HIGH ANNUAL SALES IN 2023

G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL REPORTS 9.0% INCREASE IN SALES AND A RECORD HIGH ANNUAL SALES IN 2023 PR Newswire YAVNE, Israel, March 21, 2024 YAVNE, Israel, March 21, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- G...

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4-0.04-0.4223864836339.4711.179.318439.45846611CS
12-0.41-4.166666666679.8411.178.9916689.48430892CS
260.293.172866520799.14128.521949.91838399CS
52-3.41-26.557632398812.84138222410.40721972CS
156-13.05-58.051601423522.4823.78305815.87187802CS
260-0.96-9.2396535129910.3925.33898388715.98370629CS

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WILC Discussion

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whytestocks whytestocks 5 years ago
News: $WILC G. Willi-Food International Reports Second Quarter 2019 Sales Crossed NIS 100 Million - The Highest Quarterly Sales Ever

YAVNE, Israel , Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC) (the " Company " or " Willi-Food "), a global company that specializes in the development, marketing and international distribution of kosher foods, today announced its unaudited financial...

Read the whole news G. Willi-Food International Reports Second Quarter 2019 Sales Crossed NIS 100 Million - The Highest Quarterly Sales Ever
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whytestocks whytestocks 5 years ago
News: $WILC G. Willi-Food International Reports the Results of First Quarter 2019 Compared to First Quarter 2018 Which Show Highest Quarterly Sales, Gross Profit and Net Profit

YAVNE, Israel , May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC) (the " Company " or " Willi-Food "), a global company that specializes in the development, marketing and international distribution of kosher foods, today announced its unaudited finan...

In case you are interested https://marketwirenews.com/news-releases/g-willi-food-international-reports-the-results-of-first-quarter-2019-compared-to-first-quarter-2018-which-show-highest-quarterly-sales-gross-profit-and-net-profit-8215068.html
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stocktrademan stocktrademan 8 years ago
WILC bullish 5.631





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mick mick 12 years ago
WILC NASDAQ 4.75 4.84 4.75 0.05 1.06% 100X200 4.87 4.74 11,964
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 12 years ago
~ Monday! $WILC ~ Earnings posted, pending or coming soon! In Charts and Links Below!

~ $WILC ~ Earnings expected on Monday *
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djmarko1019 djmarko1019 14 years ago
Will be releasing strong Q1 numbers by Monday!

G Willie foods will be releasing their first Quarter numbers on Monday May 17. G Willie foods is a very strong company and I think this quarter will be great one for them, as demand for G Williβ€˜s kosher food products continues to spread throughout the world. As WILC continues to diversify their food product lines they will continue to expand and capture market share in their sector. They currently trade at a PE of 8 in a sector that typically trades around 20 which at that multiple would put place WILC at a price around $14. Once they release earnings the price will appreciate to be more aligned with its sector average of $14.
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djmarko1019 djmarko1019 14 years ago
G willi foods is a very defensive stock to market turmoil as there will always be a strong demand for Kosher food products especially in Israel. A few months ago they did a capital raise @$6.05 with no warrants to be exercised and all shares have been sold on the market already. So there will be no more dilution coming from the raise. They have 40 million in cash and are greatly positioned as buyout candidate. I feel greatly that under $6.00 this stock is a great buy and it would be wise to accumulate as the market eventually realizes how undervalued this company is WILC will start to appreciate to fair value.
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tomcatgreenman0 tomcatgreenman0 14 years ago
Wilc is a Fundamental buy, according to Vector Vest,


VectorVest Stock Analysis of G Willi-Food as of 1/12/2010


This report has five major sections.
Capital Appreciation Analysis
Dividend Analysis
Price-Volume Data
Sales / Market Capitalization Information
Summary



The ticker symbol for G Willi-Food is WILC. WILC is traded on the NASDAQ - (O)

Business: G Willi-Food, (WILC) G. Willi-Food International, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, import, export, marketing, and distribution of various food products in Israel and internationally. The company offers approximately 200 preserved food products, including canned vegetables and pickles, canned fish, and canned fruits; and approximately 400 non-preserved food products, such as edible oils, and dairy and dairy substitute products, as well as dried fruit, nuts, and beans. It also provides other products, including instant noodle soups, coffee creamers, lemon juice, halva, Turkish delight, cookies, vinegar, sweet pastry and crackers, sauces, corn flour, pastes, rice, rice sticks, pasta, spaghetti and noodles, breakfast cereals, corn flakes, instant coffee, rusks, coconut milk, and ouzo. The company purchases food products primarily from suppliers located in Israel; China, India, the Philippines, and Thailand in the Far East; Hungary, Poland, and Bulgaria in the eastern Europe; Argentina, Ecuador, and Costa Rica in South America; the United States; the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and France in the western and northern Europe; and Spain, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus in the southern Europe. It markets and sells its products to retail supermarket chains, private supermarket chains, mini-markets, wholesalers, manufactures, and institutional customers, as well as to the customers in the Palestinian Authority. The company markets its products under the β€˜Willi-Food’ brand name; and chilled and frozen products under the β€˜Gold Frost’ brand name, as well as markets its products under the brand names of manufacturers or under other brand names. The company, formerly known as G. Willi-Food, Ltd., was founded in 1994 and is based in Yavne, Israel. G. Willi Food-International, Ltd. is a subsidiary of Willi-Food Investments, Ltd.
Business Sector: WILC has been assigned to the Retail Business Sector. VectorVest classifies stocks into over 200 Industry Groups and 40 Business Sectors.
Industry Group: WILC has been assigned to the Retail (Food) Industry Group. VectorVest classifies stocks into over 200 Industry Groups and 40 Business Sectors.

Capital Appreciation Analysis Back to top

Value: Value is a measure of a stock's current worth. WILC has a current Value of $12.65 per share. Therefore, it is undervalued compared to its Price of $6.50 per share. Value is computed from forecasted earnings per share, forecasted earnings growth, profitability, interest, and inflation rates. Value increases when earnings, earnings growth rate and profitability increase, and when interest and inflation rates decrease. VectorVest advocates the purchase of undervalued stocks. At some point in time, a stock's Price and Value always will converge.

RV (Relative Value): RV is an indicator of long-term price appreciation potential. WILC has an RV of 1.62, which is excellent on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. This indicator is far superior to a simple comparison of Price and Value because it is computed from an analysis of projected price appreciation three years out, AAA Corporate Bond Rates, and risk. RV solves the riddle of whether it is preferable to buy High growth, High P/E stocks, or Low growth, Low P/E stocks. VectorVest favors the purchase of stocks with RV ratings above 1.00.

RS (Relative Safety): RS is an indicator of risk. WILC has an RS rating of 0.65, which is poor on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. RS is computed from an analysis of the consistency and predictability of a company's financial performance, debt to equity ratio, sales volume, business longevity, price volatility and other factors. A stock with an RS rating greater than 1.00 is safer and more predictable than the average stock in the VectorVest database. VectorVest favors the purchase of stocks of companies with consistent, predictable financial performance.

RT (Relative Timing): RT is a fast, smart, accurate indicator of a stock's price trend. WILC has a Relative Timing rating of 1.45, which is excellent on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. RT is computed from an analysis of the direction, magnitude, and dynamics of a stock's price movements over one day, one week, one quarter and one year time periods. Once a stock's price has established a strong trend, it is expected to continue in that trend for the short-term. If a trend dissipates, RT will gravitate toward 1.00. RT will explode from bottoms, dive from tops, and reflect changes in price momentum. VectorVest favors the purchase of stocks with RT ratings above 1.00.

VST (VST-Vector): VST is the master indicator for ranking every stock in the VectorVest database. WILC has a VST rating of 1.30, which is very good on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. VST is computed from the square root of a weighted sum of the squares of RV, RS, and RT. Stocks with the highest VST ratings have the best combinations of Value, Safety and Timing. These are the stocks to own for above average, long-term capital appreciation. VectorVest advocates the purchase of safe, undervalued stocks rising in price.

Recommendation (REC): VectorVest gives a Buy, Sell, Hold recommendation on every stock, every day. WILC has a Buy recommendation. REC reflects the cumulative effect of all the VectorVest parameters working together. These parameters are designed to help investors buy safe, undervalued stocks rising in price. They also help investors avoid or sell risky, overvalued stocks falling in price. VectorVest recommends that investors buy high VST-Vector, Buy-rated stocks in rising markets.

Stop (Stop-Price): Stop is an indicator of when to sell a long position or cover a short position. WILC has a Stop of $5.75 per share. This is $0.75 below WILC's current closing Price. A stock's Stop is computed from a 13 week moving average of its closing prices, and is fine-tuned according to the stock's fundamentals. High RV, high RS stocks have lower Stops, and low RV, low RS stocks have higher Stops. In the VectorVest system, a stock gets a 'B' or 'H' recommendation if its Price is above its Stop and an 'S' recommendation if its Price is below its Stop.

GRT (Earnings Growth Rate): GRT reflects a company's one to three year forecasted earnings growth rate in percent per year. WILC has a forecasted Earnings Growth Rate of 32.00%, which VectorVest considers to be excellent. GRT is computed from historical, current and forecasted earnings data. It is updated each week for every stock in the VectorVest database. GRT often foretells a stock's future price trend. If a stock's GRT trend is upward, the stock's price will likely rise. If GRT is trending downward, the stock's Price will probably fall. VectorVest favors the purchase of stocks whose GRT is rising and is greater than the sum of current inflation and interest rates, as shown weekly in our investment climate report.

EPS (Earnings per Share): EPS stands for leading 12 months Earnings Per Share. WILC has a forecasted EPS of $0.52 per share. VectorVest determines this forecast from a combination of recent earnings performance and traditional fiscal and/or calendar year earnings forecasts.

P/E (Price to Earnings Ratio): P/E is a popular measure of stock valuation which shows the dollars required to buy one dollar of earnings. WILC has a P/E of 12.50. This ratio may be deemed to be high or low depending upon your frame of reference. The average P/E of all the stocks in the VectorVest database is 59.01. P/E is computed daily using the formula: P/E = Price/EPS.

EY (Earnings Yield): EY reflects earnings per share as a percent of Price. EY is related to P/E via the formula, EY = 100 / (P/E), and may be used in place of P/E as a measure of valuation. EY has the advantages that it is always determinate and can reflect negative earnings. WILC has an EY of 8.00 percent. This is above the current average of 1.70% for all the stocks in the VectorVest database. EY equals 100 x (EPS/Price).

GPE (Growth to P/E Ratio): GPE is another popular measure of stock valuation. It compares earnings growth rate to P/E ratio. WILC has a GPE rating of 2.57. High growth stocks are believed to be able to justify high P/E ratios. A stock is commonly considered to be undervalued when GPE is greater than 1.00 and overvalued when GPE is below 1.00. Unfortunately, this rule of thumb does not take into account the effect of interest rates on P/E ratios. The operative GPE ratio of 1.00 is valid when and only when interest rates equal 10%. With long-term interest rates currently at 4.34%, the operative GPE ratio is 0.19. Therefore, WILC may be considered to be undervalued.

Dividend Analysis Back to top

DIV (Dividend): VectorVest reports annual, regular, cash dividends as indicated by the most recent payments. Special distributions, one-time payments, stock dividends, etc., are not generally included in DIV. WILC does not pay a dividend.

DY (Dividend Yield): DY reflects dividend per share as a percent of Price. WILC does not pay a dividend, so it does not have a Dividend Yield rating. . DY equals 100 x (DIV/Price). It is useful to compare DY with EY. If DY is not significantly lower than EY, the dividend payment may be in jeopardy.

DS (Dividend Safety): DS is an indicator of the assurance that regular cash dividends will be declared and paid at current or at higher rates for the foreseeable future. WILC does not pay a dividend, so it does not have a Dividend Safety rating . Stocks with DS values above 75 typically have RS values well above 1.00 and EY levels that are much higher than DY.


DG (Dividend Growth Rate): Dividend Growth is a subtle yet important indicator of a company's financial performance. It also provides some insight into the board's outlook on the company's ability to increase earnings. WILC does not pay a dividend, so it does not have a Dividend Growth rating .

YSG (YSG-Vector): YSG is an indicator which combines DS, DY and DG into a single value, and allows direct comparison of all dividend-paying stocks in the database. WILC does not pay a dividend, so it does not have a YSG rating . Stocks with the highest YSG values have the best combinations of Dividend Yield, Safety and Growth. These are the stocks to buy for above average current income and long-term growth.

Price-Volume Data Back to top

Price: WILC closed on 1/12/2010 at $6.50 per share

Open: WILC opened trading at a price of $6.37 per share on 1/12/2010.

High: WILC traded at a High price of $6.50 per share on 1/12/2010.

Low: WILC traded at a Low price of $6.22 per share on 1/12/2010

Close: WILC closed trading at price $6.50 per share on 1/12/2010. (Close is also called Price in the VectorVest system)

Range: Range reflects the difference between the High and Low prices for the day. WILC traded with a range of $0.28 per share on 1/12/2010.

$Change: WILC closed up 0.14 from the prior day's closing Price.

%PRC: WILC's Price changed 2.12% from the prior day's closing price.

Volume: WILC traded 19,806 shares on 1/12/2010.

AvgVol: AvgVol is the 50 day moving average of daily volume as computed by VectorVest. WILC has an AvgVol of 23,572 shares traded per day.

%Vol: %Vol reflects the percent change in today's trading volume as compared to the AvgVol. %Vol equals ((Volume - AvgVol) / AvgVol ) * 100. WILC had a %Vol of -15.98% on 1/12/2010

CI (Comfort Index): CI is an indicator which reflects a stock's ability to resist severe and/or lengthy price declines. WILC has a CI rating of 1.79, which is excellent on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. CI is quite different from RS in that it is based solely upon a stock's long-term price history. VectorVest advocates the purchase of high CI stocks.

Sales / Market Capitalization Information Back to top

Sales: WILC has annual sales of $79,000,000.00

Sales Growth: Sales Growth is the Sales Growth Rate in percent over the last 12 months. WILC has a Sales Growth of -1.00% per year. This is very poor. Sales Growth is updated each week for every stock. It is often useful to compare Sales Growth to Earnings Growth to gain an insight into a company's operations.

Sales Per Share (SPS): WILC has annual sales of $7.75 per share. SPS can be used as a measure of valuation when comparing stocks within an Industry Group.

Price to Sales Ratio (P/S): WILC has a P/S of 0.84. This ratio is also used as a measure of valuation. Here, too, it is useful when comparing stocks within an Industry Group.

Shares: WILC has 10,000,000.00 shares of stock outstanding.

Market Capitalization: WILC has a Market Capitalization of $66,000,000.00. Market Capitalization is calculated by multiplying price times shares outstanding.

Summary Back to top

WILC is undervalued compared to its Price of $6.50 per share, has below average safety, and is currently rated a Buy.

The basic strategy of VectorVest is to buy Low risk, High reward stocks. We suggest that Prudent investors buy enough High Relative Value, High Relative Safety stocks to keep the overall RV and RS ratings of their portfolios above 1.00. As you do this, you'll find that your risk will go down and your investment performance will improve.

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tomcatgreenman0 tomcatgreenman0 14 years ago
Wilc is a 96% technical buy!

Here is the link, click on opinion on the left side,

http://quote.barchart.com/texpert.asp?sym=WILC



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tomcatgreenman0 tomcatgreenman0 14 years ago
WILC here is why we buy it!

Value Proposition
The consumer foods sector trades at an average P/E of 15. The Company has reported $6.7 Million in Net Income for the first nine (9) months of fiscal 2009. The Company expects net income of $9 Million for Fiscal 2009. The current Forward P/E is 6. If the stock trades at a 15 P/E based on fiscal 2009 projected earnings, the stock could trade at $15.00, based on 9.7 Million shares outstanding. With continued growth and expansion into the U.S. sector, the Company should generate revenue and earnings growth of a minimum of 25% in fiscal 2010.


Overview
G. Willi-Food International is Israel’s largest food importer, and a single-source supplier of the world’s most extensive range of quality Kosher food products.

The Company’s current product list includes some 400 food products produced especially for Willi-Food by some 100 first-tier, top quality food manufacturers and suppliers throughout the world. These products are known for their uncompromising high quality and adherence to an unmatched standard of rabbinical supervision. Willi-Food enjoys exclusive rights to distribute many of the products that it carries in Israel, the US and Europe.
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tomcatgreenman0 tomcatgreenman0 14 years ago
I hear Red Chip has coverage on it, www.redchip.com,
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tomcatgreenman0 tomcatgreenman0 14 years ago
I like the recent movement in the stock, does anyone know anything?
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tomcatgreenman0 tomcatgreenman0 14 years ago
I think this is a good buy up to over $7, maybe 7.50
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tomcatgreenman0 tomcatgreenman0 14 years ago
Looks good, I hear they want to start to drive more sales into the USA. Considering they already have products in many of the major retail chains, they should be able to penetrate quite easily.
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midastouch017 midastouch017 17 years ago
G. Willi-Food Anticipates 27% Revenue Increase for Second Quarter 2007 and 29% Revenue Increase for First Half 2007 Over Prior Year's Periods
via COMTEX

July 12, 2007

YAVNE, Israel, July 12, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC) (the "Company" or "Willi-Food"), one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive range of quality kosher food products, today announced that it expects to report an approximately 27% increase in revenues for the second quarter over the prior year's period and an approximately 29% increase in revenue for the first half of 2007 over the prior year's period.

Mr. Zwi Williger, President and COO of Willi-Food commented, "Second quarter results continue the momentum we saw earlier in the year. Our various businesses are all performing as expected and we remain focused on achieving further growth through product innovation, increased market penetration and additional acquisitions."

Willi-Food expects to publish its financial results for the second quarter and for first half of 2007 at the end of August. The Company will host an earnings conference call at that time.

About G. Willi-Food International, Ltd.

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.willi-food.co.il.


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midastouch017 midastouch017 17 years ago
G. Willi-Food Acquires U.S. Kosher Food Distributor
Monday January 29, 4:40 am ET
Accelerates U.S. Expansion Strategy


YAVNE, Israel, January 29 /PRNewswire/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC - News; the "Company" or "Willi Food"), one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive range of quality kosher food products, announced today that it has acquired the operations and assets (including inventory, account receivables, and account payables) of Laish Israeli Food Products Ltd., a U.S. importer and distributor of kosher food products for approximately $3.7 million in cash. Of this amount, $3.3 million was paid at closing and up to an additional $0.4 million is payable during the next 18 months, depending on collection of receivables. The sources for the purchase price are a bank loan in the amount of $1.5 million and cash on hand.

Laish Israeli has been in business for 15 years and currently distributes kosher products such as canned foods and candies to groceries, independent supermarkets and supermarket chains in the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut). Its 2006 revenues were approximately $7.5 million. As part of the agreement, the former owner of the acquired company will remain with the operation for a minimum of two years to assist in the transition process.

Mr. Zwi Williger, President and COO of Willi-Food commented, "This acquisition is in line with in our strategy to expand Willi-Food's presence in the growing U.S. kosher market. Our innovative product lines will complement existing offerings and are designed to drive demand and margin growth. Moreover, we are now well positioned to establish retailer relationships at both the local and national levels in the United States."

About G. Willi-Food International, Ltd.

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.willi-food.co.il.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070129/ukm006.html?.v=93
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midastouch017 midastouch017 17 years ago
G. Willi-Food Obtains Option to Acquire Assets of U.S. Distributor of Kosher Food Products
Monday December 18, 2:57 am ET


YAVNE, Israel, December 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC - News; the "Company" or "Willi Food"), one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive range of quality kosher food products, announced today that it has signed a binding Memorandum of Understanding with a U.S. company that imports, markets, sells and distributes kosher food products in the United States (the "Distributor"). Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding, the Distributor granted to the Company the option, exercisable until January 31, 2007, to acquire all the assets of the Distributor. Should the Company exercise the option, it would significantly increase the Company's ability to sell its products in the U.S.

There is no guarantee that this acquisition will occur. Completion of the transaction is subject to business, financial and legal due diligence to be conducted by the Company with respect to the Distributor, the execution of definitive agreements, as well as approval of the Board of Directors and other approvals required by law, such as the approval of the Israeli Restrictive Trade Practices Authority.

About G. Willi-Food International, Ltd.

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.willi-food.co.il.

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G. Willi-Food Reports 376% Increase in Operating Income, 155% Increase in Income Before Taxes and 117% Net Income Growth for Q2 2006 Over Q2 2005
Wednesday August 16, 10:00 am ET


YAVNE, Israel, August 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC - News; the "Company" or "Willi Food"), one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive range of quality kosher food products, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2006.

Second Quarter 2006 Financial Highlights

- 11% increase in revenues over second quarter 2005
- 376% increase in operating income over second quarter 2005
- 155% increase in income before taxes over second quarter 2005
- 117% increase in net income over second quarter 2005


The Company's revenues for the second quarter of 2006 increased 11% to NIS 43.2 million (US $9.7 million) compared to revenues of NIS 39.0 million (US $8.8 million) in the second quarter of 2005. Gross profits increased 6% to NIS 11.4 million (US $2.6 million) compared to gross profits of NIS 10.8 million (US $2.4 million) in the second quarter of 2005.

Mr. Zwi Williger, President and COO of Willi-Food commented, "We are very excited about our strong results for the second quarter and first half of 2006. We were able to achieve revenue growth through successfully launching new items into our product line, as well as increasing sales of existing products to new and existing customers. We expect to launch additional new product lines in the second half of 2006. Our strong financial results for the first six months of 2006 demonstrate Willi-Food's ability to capitalize on the growing interest of consumers in the kosher market."

Mr Williger noted that the Company has to date seen revenue growth in the third quarter, which is in part due to increased consumption relating to the recent conflict in Israel. He also remarked that Willi Food has donated more than NIS 150,000 (US $34,000) worth of food products as aid to those affected in the northern region of Israel.

Second quarter operating income increased 376% to NIS 3.8 million (US $0.9 million) compared to operating income of NIS 0.8 million (US $0.2 million) in the second quarter of 2005.

Second quarter 2006 income before taxes increased 155% to NIS 4.6 million (US $1.0 million) compared to an income before taxes of NIS 1.8 million (US $0.4 million) recorded in the second quarter of 2005. Net income for second quarter increased 117% to NIS 2.6 million (US $0.6 million), or NIS 0.31 (US $0.07) per share compared to a net income of NIS 1.2 million (US $0.3 million), or NIS 0.14 (US $0.03) per share, recorded in the second quarter of 2005.

Six-Month Results

The Company's revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2006 increased 23% to NIS 97.7 million (US $22.0 million) compared to revenues of NIS 79.5 million (US $17.9 million) in the first half of 2005. Gross profits for the period increased 35% to NIS 25.8 million (US $5.8 million) compared to gross profits of NIS 19.2 million (US $4.3 million) in the six months ended June 30, 2005. First half gross margins improved to 26.4% compared to gross margins of 24.1% in the same period in 2005.

Operating income for the first half of 2006 increased 157% to NIS 8.3 million (US $1.9 million) from NIS 3.2 million (US $0.7 million) reported in the comparable period of last year. 2006 first half operating income includes NIS 1.9 million (US $0.4 million) of expense that was recorded during the period for an advertising campaign and promotional activities to promote Willi-Food's brand name and products compared to NIS 0.4 million (US $0.1 million) in the first half of 2005 for promotional activities during that period. In addition, 2006 first half operating income includes a NIS 1.9 million (US $0.4 million) one-time general and administrative expense due to a management bonus attributed to an unrealized capital gain resulting from the commencement of the trading of shares of the Company's majority-owned subsidiary, Gold Frost Ltd., on London's AIM market on March 9, 2006.

First half 2006 income before taxes increased 520% to NIS 28.8 million (US $6.5 million) compared to an income before taxes of NIS 4.6 million (US $1.0 million) recorded in the first half of 2005. Net income for the first half of 2006 increased 724% to NIS 25.3 million (US $5.7 million), or NIS 2.94 (US $0.66) per share compared to a net income of NIS 3.1 million (US $0.7 million), or NIS 0.36 (US $0.08) per share, recorded in the first half of 2005. Net income for first half of 2006 includes NIS 17.8 million (US $4.0 million) as a net one-time unrealized capital gain due to the public listing of the shares of Gold Frost Ltd.

"The fundamentals of our business are strong," concluded Mr. Williger. "Our innovative approach to the rapidly expanding kosher food market continues to drive revenue and margin growth. In addition, we are executing our strategic plan to expand internationally. We look forward to the remainder of the year."


G. WILLI FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

June 30, December 31, June 30, December 31,
2 0 0 6 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 5 (1)
(1)
NIS US dollars
I n t h o u s a n d s
ASSETS

Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents 66,452 30,431 14,967 6,854
Marketable securities 6,518 3,229 1,468 727
Trade receivables 49,125 48,396 11,063 10,900
Receivables and other 5,300 7,673 1,194 1,728
current assets
Inventories 18,708 30,798 4,214 6,937
Total current assets 146,103 120,527 32,906 27,146

Property and equipment, 24,542 16,657 5,527 3,752
net

Other assets, net 90 90 20 20

170,735 137,274 38,453 30,918

LIABILITIES AND
SHAREHOLDERS'
EQUITY

Current liabilities
Payables:
Trade payables 18,050 19,938 4,065 4,491
Related parties 3,463 2,193 780 494
Other and accrued 7,702 12,973 1,735 2,922
expenses
Total current liabilities 29,215 35,104 6,580 7,907

Long term liabilities
Accrued severance pay 299 299 67 67

Minority interest 14,023 - 3,158 -

Shareholders' equity
Ordinary shares NIS 0.10
par value
(authorized - 50,000,000
shares, issued and
outstanding - 8,615,000
shares)
948 948 213 213
Additional paid-in 20,258 20,258 4,563 4,563
capital
Retained earnings 105,992 80,665 23,872 18,168
127,198 101,871 28,648 22,944

170,735 137,274 38,453 30,918


(1) Convenience translation into U.S. dollars.
G. WILLI FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Six months Three months Six months
ended June 30, ended June 30,
2 0 0 6 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 6 2 0 0 5
(1) (1)
NIS US dollars
I n t h o u s a n d s (except per share and share
data)

Sales 97,745 79,469 43,200 38,972 22,015 17,898

Cost of sales 71,910 60,294 31,783 28,187 16,196 13,579

Gross profit 25,835 19,175 11,417 10,785 5,819 4,319

Selling 9,866 7,099 4,711 3,541
expenses 2,222 1,599

General and
administrative 7,709 8,867 2,885 6,441 1,736 1,997
expenses

Total
operating
expenses 17,575 15,966 7,596 9,982 3,958 3,596

Operating 8,260 3,209 3,821 803 1,861 723
income

Financial 1,380 1,396 767 963 311 314
income, net

Other income 19,113 35 - 35 4,305 8

Income before
taxes
on income 28,753 4,640 4,588 1,801 6,477 1,045


Taxes on 2,687 1,568 1,218 585 605 353
income

Income after
taxes
on income 26,066 3,072 3,370 1,216 5,872 692

Minority 735 - 735 - 166 -
interest

Net income 25,331 3,072 2,635 1,216 5,706 692

Earnings per
share data:

Earnings per
share:

Basic 2.94 0.36 0.31 0.14 0.66 0.08

Diluted 2.90 0.36 0.30 0.14 0.65 0.08

Shares used in
computing
basic and
diluted
earnings 8,615,000 8,615,000 8,615,000 8,615,000 8,615,000 8,615,000
per
ordinary
share:


(1) Convenience translation into U.S. dollars.
About G. Willi-Food International, Ltd.
G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.willi-food.co.il.

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties, including such factors, among others, as market acceptance, market demand, pricing, competition, changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's SEC filings.

NOTE A: Convenience Translation to Dollars

The convenience translation of New Israeli Shekels (NIS) into U.S. dollars was made at the rate of exchange prevailing on June 30, 2006: U.S. $1.00 equals NIS 4.44. The translation was made solely for the convenience of the reader.

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G. Willi-Food Announces Expected First Six Months of 2006 Revenue Growth of Approximately 23%

Tuesday July 18, 7:38 am ET

10% Revenue Gain Expected for the Second Quarter of 2006 as Compared to 2005


YAVNE, Israel, July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC - News; the "Company" or "Willi-Food"), one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive range of quality kosher food products, today announced it expects to report approximately 23% revenue growth for the first six months of 2006 as compared to the first six months of 2005. For the second quarter of 2006, the Company expects revenue growth of approximately 10% as compared to the second quarter of 2005.

Mr. Zwi Williger, President and COO of Willi-Food stated, "I am proud of Willi-Food's performance in the first half of the year. We were able to achieve significant revenue growth through successfully launching new items to our product line, as well as by increasing sales of existing products to new and existing customers. We expect to launch new product lines in the second half of 2006. Our strong financial results for the first six months of 2006 demonstrates Willi-Food's ability to capitalize on the growing interest of consumers in the kosher market."

Willi-Food expects to publish its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006 in late August 2006.

About G. Willi-Food International, Ltd.

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.willi-food.co.il.

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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
Kosher 101

Which animals are kosher? How must kosher food be prepared? And why keep kosher in the first place?

Rabbi Shraga Simmons

Anyone who's been to Jewish population centers has probably enjoyed kosher hot dogs, kosher falafel, or kosher delicatessen. So what's behind all this delicious food? The Hebrew word "kosher" literally means "prepared." Foods that are permitted by the Torah and prepared according to Jewish law are kosher.

Kosher species

Animals: The Torah (Leviticus 11:3) lists the characteristics of permitted animals as those with fully split hooves, who also chew their cud (ruminants). Kosher animals are always mammals and herbivores. The kosher animals commonly eaten today are the cow, goat and sheep - and sometimes deer and buffalo.

Birds: The Torah enumerates 24 forbidden species of birds, and the Talmud explains that, among other signs, all birds of prey (vulture, hawk, eagle) are forbidden. In practice today, we eat only those birds for which there is an established tradition that the bird is kosher - e.g. chicken, turkey, duck and goose. As for "kosher eggs," they must come from a species of kosher bird.

Fish: The Torah (Leviticus 11:9) teaches that a kosher fish must possess both fins and scales. Even if the fish has only one scale or one fin, it is permitted. Tuna, for example, have very few scales, yet is kosher. Other popular kosher fish are bass, carp, cod, flounder, halibut, herring, mackerel, trout and salmon. Crustaceans (such as lobster and crab) and other shellfish are not kosher, because they lack scales. Further, all mammals are not kosher.

Insects: Many are surprised to discover that four species of grasshoppers are kosher (Leviticus 11:22). However, all other insects are not kosher. One might think that this has little practical application to our modern eating habits. But in truth, many leafy vegetables often contain insects and must be carefully examined before they can be eaten. Some fruits like raspberries and strawberries are also problematic.

Kosher slaughtering

Shechita: Besides being from a kosher species, kosher meat requires that the animal/bird be slaughtered in the manner prescribed by the Torah. In this procedure, a trained kosher slaughterer severs the trachea and esophagus of the animal with a special razor-sharp knife. This also severs the jugular vein, causing instantaneous death with no pain to the animal.

Bedika: After the animal/bird has been properly slaughtered, its internal organs are inspected for any physiological abnormalities that may render the animal non-kosher. The lungs, in particular, must be examined to determine that there are no adhesions which may be indicative of a puncture in the lungs.

Nikkur: Animals contain many veins and fats that are forbidden by the Torah and must be removed. The procedure of removal is called "Nikkur," and it is quite complex. In practice today, the hind quarter of most kosher animals is simply removed and sold as non-kosher meat.

Salting: The Torah forbids eating of the blood of an animal or bird (Leviticus 7:26); fish do not have this requirement. Thus in order to extract the blood, the entire surface of meat must be covered with coarse salt. It is then left for an hour on an inclined or perforated surface to allow the blood to flow down freely. The meat is then thoroughly washed to remove all salt. Meat must be koshered within 72 hours after slaughter so as not to permit the blood to congeal.

Additional prohibitions

Meat and Milk: The Torah forbids eating meat and milk in combination, and even forbids the act of cooking them together. As a safeguard, the Sages disallow the eating of meat and dairy products at the same meal, or preparing them with the same utensils. Therefore, a kosher kitchen must have two separate sets of pots, pans, plates and silverware - one for meat/poultry and the other for dairy foods.

One must wait up to six hours after eating meat products before eating dairy products. However, meat may be eaten following dairy products (with the exception of hard cheese, which also requires a six-hour interval). Prior to eating meat after dairy, one must eat a solid food and the mouth must be rinsed.

Limb of Live Animal: The Torah (Deut. 12:23) prohibits eating a limb that was removed from an animal before it was killed.

Chalav Yisrael: A Rabbinic law requires that there be supervision during the milking process to ensure that the milk comes from a kosher animal. In the United States, many people rely on the Department of Agriculture's regulations and controls as sufficiently stringent to fulfill the rabbinic requirement for supervision. Many people, however, do not rely on this, and will only eat dairy products that are designated as Chalav Yisrael (literally, "Jewish milk").

Bishul Akum: Bishul Akum is a Hebrew term meaning, "cooked by a non-Jew." As a rabbinic safeguard against assimilation, certain foods cooked by a non-Jew are considered not kosher. The basic rule is that any cooked food which: could not have been eaten raw, and is important enough to be served at a fancy meal table, may not be eaten if cooked by a non-Jew. If a Jew assists with lighting the fire or the cooking, the food may be eaten even if it was cooked by a non-Jew.

Why keep kosher?

Spirituality: The Torah teaches that non-kosher food has a negative effect on a Jewish soul. The soul is like an antenna that picks up waves of spiritual energy. Eating non-kosher food damages the capacity of the soul to "connect spiritually." This damage can be repaired once a person starts eating kosher again.

Self Growth: If a person can be disciplined in what and when he eats, it follows that he can be disciplined in other areas of life as well. Kashrut requires that one must wait between milk and meat, and we may not eat certain animals or combinations of foods. All of this instills self-discipline, and enables us to elevate our spiritual side, by making conscious choices over animal urges.

Health Reasons: With its extra supervision, kosher food is perceived as being healthier and cleaner. After slaughter, animals are checked for abscesses in their lungs or other health problems. Blood - a medium for the growth of bacteria - is drained. Shellfish, mollusks, lobsters and crabs have spread typhoid and are a source for urticara (a neurotic skin affliction). Milk and meat digest at an unequal rate and are difficult for the body. And of course, pigs can carry trichinosis.

Moral Lessons: We are taught not to be cruel - even to animals. A mother and her young are forbidden to be slaughtered on the same day, and of course we "don't boil a kid (goat) in its mother's milk." We must not remove the limb of an animal while it is still alive (a common practice, prior to refrigeration). When we slaughter an animal, it must be done with the least possible pain. And we are reminded not to be vicious, by the prohibition to eat vicious birds of prey.

Tradition: One of the keys to making a Jewish home "Jewish" is the observance of keeping kosher. When we keep kosher in the home, our attachment to Judaism and the sacrifices that we make become ingrained on our children's minds forever. And with food so often the focus of social events, keeping kosher provides a built-in hedge against assimilation. For many, the bridge between past and future is the spiritual aroma of a kosher kitchen.

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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
G. Willi-Food Int’l confirms planning US private placement
The company plans to raise $20 million in the placement, which will be led by investment bank C.E Unterberg Towbin.

Tali Tsipori 21 Jun 06 18:22

G. Willi-Food Investments Ltd. (TASE:WLFD) has confirmed that its subsidiary, G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (Nasdaq:WILC) is planning a private placement in the US. G. Willi-Food International responded by climbing 6% within four minutes from $7.90 to $8.40 at around 9:30 pm Israel time, although during the last 90 minutes of trading the excitement among investors following the announcement faded and by the close of trading ,G. Willi-Food International had gained 2.8%, leaving it with a market cap of $69 million.
Last night G. Willi-Food International confirmed that it was considering a private placing in the US, and had engaged a US investment bank as broker for the placement The company refused to disclose the name of the bank, although recent reports indicate that the bank in question is probably C.E Unterberg Towbin.

G. Willi-Food International also declined to disclose the sum it aims to raise in the placement, although it is believed to be $20 million. The company said the proceeds from the placing would be used to finance the expansion of its activities, by acquiring, among other things, a leading local distributor in the US.

G. Willi-Food International, which is owned by the brothers Yossi and Zwi Williger imports, markets, and distributes more than 400 kosher food products. It is the operational arm of its parent company, G. Willi-Food Investments.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes.co.il - on June 21, 2006

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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
G. Willi-Food Reports Highest Quarterly Revenues in Company History for First Quarter of 2006

Tuesday May 9, 8:03 am ET

Significant YOY Gains in Revenues, Gross, Operating and Net Profits


YAVNE, Israel, May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
First Quarter 2006 Financial Highlights
- 34.7% increase in sales over first quarter of 2005
- 71.8% increase in gross profit versus first quarter of 2005
- 163.9% increase in operating income, excluding G&A expense related to one-time unrealized capital gain, compared to same quarter last year

- 164.1% increase in net income, excluding the effect of one-time unrealized capital gain, compared to same quarter last year

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC - News; the "Company" or "Willi Food"), one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive range of quality kosher food products, today announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2006.

The Company's revenues for the first quarter of 2006 increased 34.7% to NIS 54.5 million (US $11.7 million) compared to revenues of NIS 40.5 million (US $8.7 million) in the first quarter of 2005. The Company's gross profits for the first quarter of 2006 increased 71.8% to NIS 14.4 million (US$3.1 million) compared to gross profits of NIS 8.4 million (US $1.8 million) in the first quarter of 2005. 2006 first quarter gross margins of the Company improved to 26.4% compared to gross margins of 20.7% in the same period in 2005.

Mr. Zwi Williger, President and COO of Willi-Food commented, "We are very excited about our strong results for first quarter of 2006. With sales increases in all of our business segments, we were able to achieve the highest quarterly revenues and gross profit in the Company's history. Our domestic market drove revenue gains for the quarter, and we anticipate growth in the export market as well."

The Company's operating income for the first quarter of 2006 increased 84.5% to NIS 4.4 million (US $0.9 million) from NIS 2.4 million (US $0.5 million) reported in the comparable quarter of last year. 2006 first quarter operating income includes the effect of a one-time NIS 1.3 million (US $0.3 million) expense that was recorded during the quarter for an advertising campaign to promote Willi-Food's brand name and products whose effect will continue throughout the year, as well as a NIS 1.9 million (US $0.4 million) one-time general and administrative expense due to a management bonus attributed to an unrealized capital gain resulting from the commencement of the trading of shares of the Company's majority-owned subsidiary, Gold Frost Ltd., on London's AIM market on March 9, 2006. Excluding the effect of the management bonus attributed to the unrealized capital gain, the Company's operating income for the first quarter of 2006 was NIS 6.3 million (US $1.3 million), a 163.9% increase over operating income reported in the first quarter of 2005.

The Company's first quarter 2006 net income was NIS 22.7 million (US $4.9 million), or NIS 2.63 (US $0.56) per share compared to a net income of NIS 1.9 million (US $0.4 million), or NIS 0.22 (US $0.05) per share, recorded in the first quarter of 2005. Net income for first quarter of 2006 includes a one-time unrealized capital gain due to the public listing of the shares of Gold Frost, Ltd. Excluding the effect of the unrealized capital gain, the Company's net income from operations for the first quarter of 2006 was NIS 4.9 million (US $1.1 million), a 164.1% increase over net income reported in the first quarter of 2005.

Mr. Williger continued, "The broad based strength of our business enabled us to deliver record results, both on the top and bottom lines. Moreover, we are able to differentiate our company through our success at becoming a high margin business in a low margin industry."

Furthermore, Mr. Williger added, "With these positive quarterly results, coupled with being debt free and cash positive, we believe that we are in a strong financial position to achieve our goal of expanding our foothold in the lucrative U.S. and European food markets. At present, we are in the process of identifying possible U.S. and European distributors and are optimistic about the outcomes."

About G. Willi-Food International, Ltd.

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.willi-food.co.il.

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties, including such factors, among others, as market acceptance, market demand, pricing, competition, changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's SEC filings.

NOTE A: Convenience Translation to Dollars

The convenience translation of New Israeli Shekels (NIS) into U.S. dollars was made at the rate of exchange prevailing on March 31, 2006: U.S. $1.00 equals NIS 4.665. The translation was made solely for the convenience of the reader.

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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
Buffalo meat declared kosher

Bad news for buffalos: Chief rabbi issues kashrut certification after closely examining issue

Neta Sela

Bon Appetite: The Chief Rabbinate on Monday rendered buffalo meat kosher. The kashrut certification was issued by Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar following a request by two researchers from Bar-Ilan University.

Buffalos used to be common in Israel, particularly near swamps and streams. Buffalo remains were found near the brooks of Israel's coastal plane, Tiberias and the Hula nature reserve.

Some identify the buffalo with an animal mentioned in the bible, and according to data from the British Mandate, about 5,000 buffalos used to live in Israel. Few of them can still be seen in the Hula nature reserve. Since then, no buffalos have been bred in Israel and the buffalo meat was not rendered kosher by the Chief Rabbinate.

In order to declare meat kosher it is not enough for the specific animal to bear the signs mentioned in the bible testifying to its kashrut. According to the Halacha (Jewish law), there must also be a "tradition" testifying to the fact that the same animal was consumed in the past by kosher-keeping Jews.

Dr. Zohar Amar and Dr. Ari Zivotofsky, researchers from Bar-Ilan University, have been working in the past two years to find proof that would allow buffalo meat to be declared kosher.

The two presented the chief rabbi with Halachic and historical sources proving that buffalo slaughtering was a custom among Jewish communities in the past, as well as testimonies of elderly butchers, who were responsible for slaughtering buffalos in the past in Jerusalem, Petach Tikva, Bnei Brak and the Galilee.

Rabbi Shlomo Amar later met with the research team and representatives of the Ministry of Agriculture in the Hula nature reserve, where he closely watched the buffalos in the area and personally examined the teeth structure and hoofs of a buffalo skeleton presented to him.

This week, the rabbi once again examined buffalos being raised in Moshav Bitzron in the south of Israel, where he declared that after looking at all the data presented to him he will issue the longed-for kashrut certification.

Following the rabbi's ruling, buffalo breeders will be able to market the animal's meat and milk under an official Chief Rabbinate authorization.

According to the researchers, buffalo meat is very popular worldwide and offers great market potential, while buffalo milk is considered to be of very high quality, particularly for the production of cheese. In addition, it is said to have many medicinal qualities.

(05.09.06, 08:50)

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G. Willi-Food to Report More Than 25% Revenue Growth for First Quarter 2006

Tuesday March 28, 7:02 am ET

YAVNE, Israel, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC - News; the "Company" or "Willi Food") today announced that it expects to report more than 25% revenue growth in the first quarter of 2006 compared to the first quarter of 2005.
Mr. Zvi Williger, President and COO of Willi Food commented: "2006 is off to a strong start and we have achieved significant revenue growth over the prior year to date. Our strategy is working and we look forward to the rest of the year."

Willi Food expects to publish its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006 in mid-May.

About G. Willi-Food International Ltd.

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060328/uktu003.html?.v=55

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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
G. Willi-Food Reports Fiscal Year 2005 Results
Sunday March 26, 11:32 am ET
2006 Focus on Domestic and International Growth Successful Spin-off of Gold Frost Subsidiary

YAVNE, Israel, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC - News; the "Company" or "Willi Food") today announced its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2005.

The Company's 2005 gross revenues were NIS 166.3 million (US$36.1 million) compared to gross revenues of NIS 171.0 million (US$37.1 million) in 2004. The Company's 2005 gross margins were 22.9% compared to gross margins of 23.8% in 2004. Net income of the Company for 2005 was NIS 7.7 million (US$1.7 million), or NIS 0.9 (US $0.19) per share, reflecting a one-time reserve of NIS 3.5 million taken during the second quarter of 2005. This reserve was related to the Company's estimated exposure to the collapse of Clubmarket Marketing Chains, Ltd., Israel's third largest supermarket chain, which filed for bankruptcy in late 2005. Net income of the Company for 2004 was NIS 11.2 million.

Mr. Zvi Williger, and COO of Willi-Food commented, "2005 was a challenging year for Willi-Food. Despite the write off attributed to Clubmarket's bankruptcy in our second quarter of 2005, Willi Food managed to increase its revenues by 2% and 14% for the third and fourth quarters of 2005, respectively, as compared with the Company's performance in the corresponding quarters of 2004. Willi Food is debt free and cash positive and is positioned to grow our market share both domestically and internationally."

"Our strategy is to capitalize on the recovery of the Israeli food market, while pursuing international expansion," continued Mr. Williger. "We will continue to pursue the best opportunities to launch Willi-Food into the lucrative U.S. and European food markets."

On March 9, 2006, shares of the Company's majority-owned subsidiary, Gold Frost Ltd., began trading on London's AIM market. As a result of this transaction, Willi Food has an unrealized capital gain of approximately $4.2 million. Mr. Williger stated, "We believe Gold Frost's listing demonstrates the value we have created for our shareholders. We are executing our strategy of international expansion and remain committed to increasing shareholder value."

About G. Willi-Food International Ltd.

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them.

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties, including such factors, among others, as market acceptance, market demand, pricing, competition, changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's SEC filings.

Note: Convenience Translation to Dollars

The convenience translation of New Israeli Shekels (NIS) into U.S. dollars was made at the rate of exchange prevailing on December 31, 2005: U.S. $1.00 equals NIS 4.603. The translation was made solely for the convenience of the reader.


G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

December 31,
2 0 0 5 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 5 (*)
NIS US dollars
(in thousands)
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents 30,431 55,831 6,611
Marketable securities 3,229 1,694 701
Trade accounts receivable 48,396 40,887 10,514
Receivables and other 7,673 1,211 1,667
current assets
Inventories 30,798 27,139 6,691
Total current assets 120,527 126,762 26,184

Fixed assets
Cost 23,343 8,590 4,929
Less: accumulated 6,686 5,554 1,310
depreciation and
amortization
16,657 3,036 3,619

Other assets, net 90 63 20

137,274 129,861 29,823

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities
Short-term bank borrowings - 2,489 -
Trade accounts payable 19,937 19,066 4,331
Due to related parties 2,193 2,557 477
Payables and other current 12,973 6,664 2,818
liabilities
Total current liabilities 35,103 30,776 7,626

Long-term liabilities
Accrued severance pay, net 299 185 65

Commitments and contingent
liabilities

Shareholders' equity
Share capital:
Ordinary shares NIS 0.10 par
value
(authorized - 50,000,000
shares, issued
and outstanding - 8,615,000 1,503 1,502 327
shares
Additional paid-in capital 19,704 19,704 4,281
Declared Dividend (4,754) - (1,033)
Retained earnings 85,419 77,694 18,557
101,872 98,900 22,132

137,274 129,861 29,823


(*) Convenience translation into U.S. dollars

G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Year ended December 31,
2 0 0 5 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 5 (*)
NIS US dollars
(in thousands, except for share data)

Sales 166,282 170,982 137,385 36,125
Cost of sales 128,215 130,292 110,160 27,855
Gross profit 38,067 40,690 27,225 8,270

Operating expenses:
Sales and marketing 15,771 15,632 11,662 3,426
General and administrative 10,044 9,134 8,335 2,182
Bad debts-Clubmarket 3,500 - - 761

Total operating expenses 29,315 24,766 19,997 6,369

Operating income 8,752 15,924 7,228 1,901

Financing income (expenses), 2,501 1,121 4,336 543
net

Other income , net 35 34 101 8

Pre-tax income 11,288 17,079 11,665 2,452

Income taxes 3,563 5,886 2,889 774

Net income 7,725 11,193 8,776 1,678

Earnings per share (EPS)
Basic 0.9 1.3 1.05 0.19
Fully diluted 0.9 1.3 1.05 0.19

Shares used in computation
of basic EPS 8,615,000 8,600,000 8,555,000 8,615,000

Shares used in computing
fully diluted EPS 8,615,000 8,600,000 8,555,000 8,615,000


(*) Convenience translation into U.S. dollars


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madtony madtony 18 years ago
Please take a moment and look at VSI
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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
G. Willi-Food Announces NASDAQ Ticker Symbol Change to "WILC"

Wednesday March 15, 3:39 am ET

YAVNE, Israel, March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILC , NASDAQ: WILCF) (the "Company" or "Willi Food") announced today that its NASDAQ ticker symbol for the Company's Ordinary shares changed to WILC from WILCF. The Company's shares started trading under the new ticker symbol, WILC, at the start of trading on March 14, 2006.
G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060315/ukw003.html?.v=54

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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
Gold Frost Spin-Out From Willi Food Successfully Debuts on London AIM

Last Update: 9:03 AM ET Mar 13, 2006

YAVNE, Israel, March 13, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (WILCF : (the "Company" or "Willi Food") is pleased to announce the successful opening two trading days of the Company's subsidiary, Gold Frost Ltd. ("Gold Frost"), on London's AIM market.
On March 9, 2006 during the opening of London's AIM stock exchange, common shares of Gold Frost began trading at 35p, equivalent to a market capitalization of approximately $32.4 million.
At the close of the first two trading days of Gold Frost's newly issued stock, nearly 1.5 million shares exchanged hands and the share price rose to 44p, closing up 25.7% for the two trading days. The value of Willi Food's subsidiary in this time increased to nearly $40.7 million during this trading period.
The total sales of Gold Frost as a percentage of Willi Food's consolidated sales in the year 2005 were approximately 22%.
Gold Frost is a fast growing designer and distributor of innovative food products. The mission of the company is to develop low fat, low cholesterol, dairy, chilled and frozen products aimed at the kosher and healthy eating consumer markets. Gold Frost works in collaboration with world-class manufacturers and suppliers. Gold Frost's management team has over 40 years' experience and proven R&D capability for "kosherizing" dairy and other food products. According to Mintel, an international market research firm, Gold Frost operates in a multi-billion dollar market that is growing at a rate of 15% annually.
Zwi Williger, president and chief operating officer of Willi Food stated, "We are pleased with the initial success of Gold Frost's listing on London's AIM Market. The kosher food market is a global industry worth $33.6 billion annually. Gold Frost specializes in developing non-kosher dairy foods for the kosher market, making it possible for kosher and health conscious consumers to enjoy modern day food products otherwise not available to them." He further added "G. Willi Food is currently aggressively seeking international expansion in order to leverage and grow the distribution channels for its food products in addition to bringing innovative new kosher foods developed by Gold Frost to market."
About G. Willi-Food International, Ltd.
G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them.
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties, including such factors, among others, as market acceptance, market demand, pricing, competition, changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's SEC filings.

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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
Say cheese, says Danish dairy giant

12.3.06 | 09:01 By Ayala Tsoref

Ever heard of Arla Foods?

The company has yet to attain brand-name recognition in Israel's dairy market, but that will change if its Middle East regional director, Jan E. Pedersen, gets his way.

"The year 2006 will bring the breakthrough in the Israeli cheese market," Pedersen told TheMarker last week.

Arla Foods produces dairy products including milk, cheeses, yogurts, and butter, under dozens of brand names. It sells to more than 20 countries.

The company is actually one of the largest dairy concerns in Europe. Here, it distributes its products through G. Willi-Food International.

Until recently, its lone product on local shelves was Lurpak spreadable butter. (Ah, you say, you've seen that.) A few weeks ago the company introduced its first cheese brand, Fetina, which is also the first to bear the name Arla.

Pedersen knows the local dairy market. In recent years he has been in negotiations with two major dairy producers, Tnuva and Tara.

"Several years ago we spoke with Tnuva about the possibility of cooperating in the Israeli market, before they signed a deal with Yoplait," he explained. "We quickly understood that we and Tnuva were not a good match.

"The goal of Tnuva's managers is to maximize the dairy producer's profits. If Tnuva were representing Arla, it would first of all worry about Tnuva's products, and afterward ours."

So Arla decided to link up with an expressly small distributor, Willi-Food.

Arla also talked with Tara, after its recent acquisition by the Central Bottling Company (Coca-Cola Israel). "I met with the Tara CEO several times. Tara underwent a revolution, both in the manner its management works and regarding their decision to downsize the number of brands and to focus on a smaller product portfolio. They are less diffuse today than they were two years ago, and they have started to put together a clear product profile. I had pleasant conversations with him. We seriously considered making them Arla's dairy products producer and marketer in Israel, alongside Willi-Food." The CEO of Willi-Food is Zvi Williger.

Why didn't the partnership with Tara pan out?

"It simply didn't happen. As far as I know, they are on the verge of signing an agreement with Emmy" - a major Swiss dairy - "As of today, our contacts with them have ceased."

What did you learn about the Israeli market in the work you did before the negotiations with Tara?

"We know the Israeli market well. We started studying the country five years ago when Israel signed a trade agreement with the European Union. It's an important market for us to be in, even though it is small population wise. Israelis are wonderful consumers of dairy products. They spend a lot of money buying dairy products, yogurts, cheeses."

Why did you decide to extend your contract with Willi-Food and not to continue looking for a larger partner to produce for you in Israel?

"Our strategy in a country the size of Israel is to be in the center of the agenda of the local company marketing and distributing us. Currently, Arla's products are at the center of Willi-Food's business, and after we expand more, we'll turn into the most dominant brands of Willi-Food's portfolio."

Arla faces two main problems. First, the shelf life of its imported cheeses is shorter than those of cheeses produced in Israel. Second, Israeli consumers don't recognize its brand name.

"We'll enter the white and yellow cheese market this year under the Arla brand. We'll invest in television advertising. As we made Lurpak the second biggest player with a 15 percent market share, our quality cheeses will grow at the expense of the Israeli players. Our goal is to be one of the three largest players in the quality cheese market."

According to Pedersen, Arla won't be marketing yogurts in Israel. "Their shelf life won't allow us to send them at a quality that would compete with the yogurt products they have in Israel."

Pedersen is referring to the market in which mainly Gad Dairies operates, with its salty cheeses, feta, and cream cheeses.

"Kashrut was the reason that held up our entry into the Israeli market, but it's a matter whose solution draws near. We'll invest more in marketing and advertising this year so Israelis will come to recognize our brand. It's likely to take not a year or two but more, but we're patient."

Arla, being a Danish company, currently has to deal with the Arab boycott in the wake of the caricature of the Prophet Mohammed published last year in a Danish paper. "We feel a sharp decline in sales in some Middle East countries," said Pedersen. "Arla heads are lobbying the Danish government to reach an agreement a quickly as possible. We feel like an innocent victim of a conflict unrelated to Arla," he bemoaned.

What are you doing to solve the problem of declining Middle East sales? "I am visiting different countries, mainly in the Arab states, and talking with our distributors, explaining things to them. But, it doesn't help. As long as the solution doesn't come from the government, the problem won't be solved."

Arla's position as an international dairy allows it to also deal with different trends in the world. "The organic products trend is really strengthening in the milk market," he related. "Lately, we released a product in Denmark that is branded according to the geographic region in which the cow producing the milk grew up. It's like mineral water - the place where the cow was raised and the way in which it was raised have become relevant to sales of the brand."

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/693088.html

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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
G. Willi-Food Announces IPO of Gold Frost Subsidiary

Thursday February 23, 6:44 am ET

YAVNE, Israel, February 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILCF - News; the "Company" or "Willi Food") today announced that it will conduct a Placing and Admission ("IPO") for its wholly owned subsidiary, Gold Frost Ltd. ("Gold Frost"), on London's AIM market. The transaction is expected to raise gross proceeds of approximately of $7.9 million from the issuance of newly issued shares and will represent approximately 24.3% of Gold Frost's share capital.

Zwi Williger, president and chief operating officer of Willi Food stated, "The appetite for Gold Frost's shares on the AIM stock exchange has been overwhelmingly positive and the request for orders of Gold Frost shares has been oversubscribed."

Gold Frost's market cap after the IPO will be approximately $32.4 million. Following the IPO, Willi Food is expected to have an unrealized capital gain of approximately $4.2 million.

The listing of Gold Frost's shares is subject to completion of the IPO process in addition to the successful registration of Gold Frost's shares on the London AIM stock exchange. Shares of Gold Frost are expected to begin trading on the London AIM market starting March 9, 2006.

After the IPO, Willi Food will hold approximately 75.7% of Gold Frost's share capital. Pursuant to a contractual lock-up arrangement, Willi Food's shares in Gold Frost will be restricted from trading for a period of 12 months and afterwards, subject to controlled selling for an additional 12 months.

Mr. Williger added, "We believe that this transaction demonstrates the value we have created for our shareholders in our Gold Frost subsidiary. We are executing our strategy of international expansion and remain committed to increasing shareholder value."

About G. Willi-Food International, Ltd.

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them.

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties, including such factors, among others, as market acceptance, market demand, pricing, competition, changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's SEC filings.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060223/ukth011.html?.v=45

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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
Thu: The 3,600% club
Top Image, G. Willi-Food, Mind CTI, and Better Online Solutions - Any one of these shares could give huge returns over the next three years.
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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
That is why,

Last Trade: 3.890 Change: 0.590 ( +17.879 %)

Previous Close: 3.300 Today's Open: 3.440

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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
G. Willi-Food Int'l unit Gold Frost to raise $11m on AIM

TASE-traded Willi-Food Investments' capital gain on the float will be NIS 30 million.

Tali Tsipori 8 Jan 06 17:16

Gold Frost Ltd., a sub-subsidiary of G. Willi-Food International (Nasdaq: WILCF), is planning to raise £5.9 million (approximately $11 million) on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM), at a company value of £24 million (approximately $42 million), after money.
UK-based investment bank Corporate Synergy Plc is expected to lead the initial public offering (IPO), which is scheduled for the end of February or early March. The IPO is not expected to include an offer for sale by controlling shareholder G. Willi-Food International, which has a market cap of $28 million on the Nasdaq Small Cap index. A controlling interest of G. Willi-Food International (74%) is owned by TASE-traded WLFD)Willi-Food Investments Ltd.

Willi-Food Investments refused to comment on the report.

G. Willi-Food International is Israel’s largest food importer, and a single-source supplier of an extensive range of quality Kosher food products.

The reason for the IPO is believed to be to enable the company to expand its global activities, principally in the US retail food market, but elsewhere as well. One of the company's partners is Danish dairy producer Arla Foods, whose products are distributed in Israel by G. Willi-Food International.

According to its recent financial report, G. Willi-Food International acquired control of Gold Frost in May, 2001, for $78,000. Willi-Food Investments will make an estimated NIS 30 million capital gain on the upcoming IPO. Willi-Food Investments' current market cap on the TASE is NIS 100 million.

G. Willi-Food International announced today that it expects to report approximately 15% revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2005 compared to the fourth quarter of 2004.

Willi-Food president and COO Zvi Williger said that 2005 was a "challenging year" and that his company expected 2006 to be much better. "In the year ahead, we expect to continue ramping up the business, both through growth in our domestic market and by initiating distribution in additional territories."

Willi-Food expects to publish its financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2005 in late March 2006.

On November 21, 2005, the company's board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.12 per share payable to its shareholders as of January 11, 2006. The cash dividend will be paid on January 25, 2006.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes.co.il - on Sunday, January 08, 2006

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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
G. Willi-Food preannounces 15% climb in fourth-quarter revenues

09.1.06 | 09:36 By Sharon Shpurer
Israeli food importer G. Willi-Food International (Nasdaq: WILCF) on Sunday said it expects to report revenue growth of 15% in the fourth quarter of 2005 compared with a year earlier. Revenue should reach NIS 45 million, the company said.
The company, a subsidiary of Tel Aviv-traded Willi-Food, admitted that 2005 was "challenging," but said it expects a much better year in 2006. It will release its quarterly and full-year results in March.

Fourth-quarter 2005 profit will be $6.6 million, Willi-Food said, or NIS 39 million.

During the year 2005, Wall Street-traded Willi-Food International lost 19% to $3.30 per share, representing a low market cap of $28 million.

The share of the parent company Willi-Food Investments, managed by Zvika and Yosef Williger, actually did well on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, rising 15% during 2005. It did however underperform its benchmark index, the Yeter-150 broad market, which advanced 30% during 2005.

Willi-Food manager Zvika Williger told TheMarker on Sunday that the preannouncement, which is a rarity in Israeli market circles, was at the behest of Nasdaq, where Willi-Food International is traded.

He also revealed that Willi-Food has decided to adjust its product mix and focus more on the international market and quality products, such as antipasti and stuffed foods.

In 2006 Williger believes that reorganization at the company will help revenues increase 20% to around NIS 200 million.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/668010.html

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mick mick 18 years ago
he did do some good from what i see. i hard to see it here from only viewings.
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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
Every bit of good news is encouraging,

Neurosurgeon: Sharon’s brain stem not dead

There is no way to know yet whether Ariel Sharon would be able to again function as prime minister.

Gadi Golan 8 Jan 06 16:27

“On the basis of medical data, I believe that Ariel Sharon’s condition is stable, and no important, his brain stem is not dead. That means nothing for the future, but at the moment, the prime minister’s condition remains critical, but stable,” said Dr. Avi Cohen, head of Soroka Medical Center neurosurgery department. He said that, in view of the decision by Sharon’s doctors to extend his medically induced coma by one day, Sharon would presumably undergo a number of critical tests over the next 24 hours to assess the brain’s ability to resume functioning, even under certain limitations.
Cohen said Sharon’s doctors had decided to be cautious, and not take hasty decisions, if only to thoroughly examine his condition in consultation with other experts. He said there was no accurate assessment at this stage as to whether Sharon would be able to again function as prime minister, because until he awakened from his coma, his doctors lacked the tools to examine the ability of Sharon’s brain to fully function.

Hadassah Medical Organization said today that Sharon’s medical condition continued to be critical, but stable. Following consultations, it was decided to conduct an additional brain scan, after which Sharon’s doctors convened to discuss the results. The doctors apparently plan to gradually reduce the dosage of the anesthetic being given to Sharon, in order to awaken him in a controlled manner by tomorrow morning.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes.co.il - on January 8, 2006

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mick mick 18 years ago
oh, o.k. glad to chat a few with you. how is it in your area with sharon in the hospital.

looks like a new leader for israel will be asked to step up for now.
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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
Hi Mick,

I think this is your 3rd visit here, you are always
welcome.

Regards,

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mick mick 18 years ago
good morning friends and readers.
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mick mick 18 years ago
hi dubi, i think this maybe my first time here. very interesting.

i like kosher food.
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midastouch017 midastouch017 18 years ago
G. Willi-Food to Report Approximately 15 Percent Revenue Growth in Fourth Quarter of 2005
Company Clarifies Withholding Treatment for Its Cash Dividend
1/8/2006 7:54:47 AM


YAVNE, Israel, Jan 08, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. ("Willi-Food" or the "Company") (WILCF) today announced that it expects to report approximately 15% revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2005 compared to the fourth quarter of 2004.

"2005 was a challenging year for Willi-Food, and we believe 2006 will be much better," commented Mr. Zvi Williger, President and COO of Willi-Food. "In the year ahead, we expect to continue ramping up the business, both through growth in our domestic market and by initiating distribution in additional territories."

Willi-Food expects to publish its financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended December 31, 2005 in late March 2006.

Cash Dividend

On November 21, 2005, the Board of Directors of the Company declared a cash dividend of US$0.12 per share payable to its shareholders of record as of January 11, 2006. The cash dividend will be paid on January 25, 2006.

The cash dividend will be paid to the Company's shareholders net of taxes required to be withheld by the Company pursuant to Israeli law. Under Israeli law, cash dividend payable to an Israeli company is exempt from withhold taxes, provided an appropriate approval will be provided to the Company in advance. Israeli residents individuals and non-Israeli residents are subject to withholding tax, unless an appropriate approval from the Israeli tax authorities on reduced tax rate/exemption will be provided to the Company in advance. In the absence of such an approval, dividends payable to Israeli resident shareholders and to non-Israeli shareholders are subject to withholding tax at a rate of 20%.

G. Willi-Food International Ltd. is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. Willi-Food excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them.

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties, including such factors, among others, as market acceptance, market demand, pricing, competition, changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in Willi-Food's SEC filings.

Contact:
Gil Hochboim, CFO
(+972) 8-932-2233
gil@willi-food.co.il


SOURCE G. Willi-Food International Ltd.

Gil Hochboim, CFO of G. Willi-Food International Ltd., +972-8-932-2233,
gil@willi-food.co.il

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mick mick 18 years ago
o.k. , i'm here. thank you. i do like kosher hot dogs the best.
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gelmmart gelmmart 18 years ago
why would i want to invest in this COMPANY ?
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midastouch017 midastouch017 19 years ago


http://www.kosher.com/kosher81.swf
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midastouch017 midastouch017 19 years ago
I’ll wind up with G. Willi-Food International (Nasdaq: WILCF; TASE: WLFD). Quietly, with no fuss, the share has risen 30% since the beginning of the month. Its results have improved significantly, and the company is starting to distribute dividends. That’s excellent news, but it’s not enough to make the share zoom like that. What could the reason be? I believe that the company’s management hasn’t given up on the idea of acquiring a US distributor. The US kosher food market is too good and attractive for the Williger brothers to give up on. Furthermore, during their first due diligence process, they became familiar with the fleshpot that goes by the name of the US ethnic food market. Their first effort failed, rightly so as far as management was concerned, because they found too many problems in the course of due diligence. The US does not lack food marketing companies, and a little birdie from New York whispered to me that another round is underway now. Knowing the owners as I do, it’s hard for me to believe that the acquisition won’t go through.

Published by Globes [online] - www.globes.co.il - on November 24, 2005

http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000032903&fid=1052

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G. Willi-Food Reports Results for Q3 2005 and Declares a Cash Dividend of US$ 0.12 Per Share
Monday November 21, 5:01 am ET
Net Profit Up 52% With 26.5% Gross Margins


YAVNE, Israel, November 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- G. Willi-Food International Ltd. (NASDAQ: WILCF - News; the "Company") today announced financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2005, and declares a cash dividend of US$ 0.12 per share.

Financial Results

Revenues for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 increased by 2% to NIS 41.2 million (US$ 9.0 million) from NIS 40.5 million in the third quarter of 2004. Gross margins for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 were 26.5% compared to 21.8% in the third quarter of 2004. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 was NIS 3.6 million (US$ 0.8 million), or NIS 0.41($ 0.09) per share, an increase of 52% compared to NIS 2.3 million in the third quarter of 2004.

Revenues for the first nine months of 2005 were NIS 120.7 million (US$ 26.2 million) compared to NIS 130.8 million in the parallel period of 2004. Gross margins for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 were 25.0% compared to 22.8% in the first nine months of 2004. Net income for the first nine months of 2005 was NIS 6.6 million (US$ 1.4 million), or NIS 0.77 (US$ 0.17) per share, reflecting a one-time reserve of NIS 4.0 million taken during the second quarter of 2005. This reserve was taken with respect to the Company's estimated exposure to the collapse of Clubmarket Marketing Chains, Ltd. ("Clubmarket"), Israel's third largest supermarket chain. Net income for the first nine months of 2004 was NIS 8.1 million.

Cash dividend

On November 21, 2005, the Board of Director of the Company declared a cash dividend of US$ 0.12 per share payable to its shareholders of record as of January 11, 2006. The cash dividend will be paid at January 25, 2006.

Comments of Management

Mr. Zvi Williger, President and COO of the Company, commented, "We are pleased to deliver a moderate increase in sales for the third quarter with a significant increase in gross margins, operating margins and net margins, translating into a 52% rise in our profit for the quarter. This reflects the market's strong response to the new, higher-margin products that we have been introducing into the Israeli market, together with the contribution of our ongoing efficiency efforts. To drive our future growth, we are expanding our institutional sales effort and continue adding new items to our unique selection of food products. In parallel, we continue to seek out the right channels for our launch into the high-potential U.S. and European food markets.

The Board of Directors of the Company has elected to declare the Company's first-ever cash dividend, of approximately 4% of its share price, in light of the strong financial results for the Company for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2005."

G. Willi-Food International is one of Israel's largest food importers and a single-source supplier of one of the world's most extensive ranges of quality kosher food products. It currently imports, markets and distributes more than 400 food products manufactured by some 100 top-tier suppliers throughout the world to more than 1,000 customers. The Company excels in identifying changing tastes in its markets and sourcing high-quality kosher products to address them.

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and uncertainties, including such factors, among others, as market acceptance, market demand, pricing, competition, changing economic conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's SEC filings.

NOTE A: Convenience Translation to Dollars

The convenience translation of New Israeli Shekels (NIS) into U.S. dollars was made at the rate of exchange prevailing at September 30, 2005: U.S. $1.00 equals NIS 4.598. The translation was made solely for the convenience of the reader.


G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

September 30 December 31, September 30 December 31,
2005 2004 2005(*) 2004(*)
NIS US dollars
In thousands
ASSETS

Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents 41,065 55,831 8,931 12,142
Marketable securities 2,708 1,694 589 368
Trade receivables 41,056 40,887 8,930 8,893
Receivables and other 8,384 1,211 263
current assets 1,823
Inventories 22,144 27,139 4,816 5,902
Total current assets 115,357 126,762 25,089 27,568

Property and equipment, net 15,644 3,036 3,402 660

Other assets, net 86 63 19 14

131,087 129,861 28,510 28,242

LIABILITIES AND
SHAREHOLDERS'
EQUITY

Current liabilities
Payables:
Short term bank credit and 2 2,489 542
other -
Trade payables 14,000 19,066 3,045 4,147
Related parties 1,844 2,557 401 556
Other and accrued expenses 9,419 6,664 2,048 1,449
Total current liabilities 25,265 30,776 5,494 6,694

Long term liabilities
Accrued severance pay 286 185 63 40

Shareholders' equity
Ordinary shares NIS 0.10 par
value
(authorized - 50,000,000
shares,
Issued and outstanding -
8,615,000
shares 1,503 1,502 327 326
Additional paid-in capital 19,704 19,704 4,285 4,285
Retained earnings 84,329 77,694 18,342 16,897
105,536 98,900 22,954 21,508

131,087 129,861 28,511 28,242


(*) Convenience translation into U.S. dollars.

G. WILLI-FOOD INTERNATIONAL LTD.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

Nine months Three months Nine months Three months
ended September 30 ended September 30
2005 2004 2005 2004 2005(*) 2005(*)
NIS US dollars
In thousands (except per share and share data)

Sales 120,654 130,789 41,184 40,476 26,241 8,957

Cost of sales 90,577 101,006 30,283 31,654 19,699 6,586

Gross profit 30,077 29,783 10,901 8,822 6,542 2,371

Selling
expenses 10,899 11,532 3,800 2,946 2,370 826

General and
administrative
expenses 7,431 6,997 2,564 2,350 1,616 558

Bad 4,000 -
debts-Clubmarket - - 870 -

Total operating
expenses 22,330 18,529 6,364 5,296 4,856 1,384

Operating income 7,747 11,254 4,537 3,526 1,686 987

Financial 2,137 902 741 208
income, net 465 161

Other income 35 34 - - 8 -

Income before
taxes
on income 9,919 12,190 5,278 3,734 2,159 1,148

Taxes on income 3,283 4,124 1,715 1,390 714 373

Net income 6,636 8,066 3,563 2,344 1,445 775

Earnings per
share data:

Earnings per
share:

Basic 0.77 0.94 0.41 0.27 0.17 0.09

Diluted 0.77 0.94 0.41 0.27 0.17 0.09

Shares used in
computing
basic and
diluted earnings
per ordinary 8,615,000 8,595,000 8,615,000 8,615,000 8,615,000 8,615,000
share:


(*) Convenience translation into U.S. dollars .

Contact:

Gil Hochboim, CFO
+972-8-932-2233
gil@willi-food.co.il





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Source: G. Willi-Food International Ltd

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Dubi

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midastouch017 midastouch017 19 years ago
For clarifications sake, and in a somewhat more
serious tone, there are at least a dozen Kosher
categories and a minimum of 60 different sub
categories.
Any attempt to comprehend this complex issue is
deemed to fail.
The main logic of the multiple categories is that
it is a multi million dollar business, hence the
fierce competition.

Regards,

Dubi
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