Aug 2, 2007

Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2007 Results

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug 02, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ --

Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEET) today announced its second quarter 2007 results for the period ended July 1, 2007, which included 13 weeks.

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    In this release, the Company:

    -- Reports net revenue of $60.1 million, an increase of 21.0% versus last
       year;

    -- Reports diluted earnings per share of $0.13 and net income of $1.8
       million;

    -- Announces that it expects to add new distribution to at least 1,000 new
       grocery customers through its direct store delivery sales system this
       year, primarily in the eastern U.S.;

    -- Reports that eight new stores opened in the quarter and the Company is
       on track to open 30 new stores in the year; and

    -- Announces that its new roasting facility in Alameda, Calif., is now
       fully operational and the transition from its Emeryville plant to the
       new facility is complete.


For the 13 weeks ended July 1, 2007, net revenue increased 21.0% to $60.1 million from $49.7 million for the corresponding period of fiscal 2006.

Reported net income for the quarter was $1.8 million or $0.13 per share, compared to $1.9 million or $0.13 per share last year, as restated.

"We are pleased with our progress this quarter," said Patrick O'Dea, president and chief executive officer of Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. "Sales growth in all our businesses was in line with our expectations, our grocery business is strengthening across the board, with new distribution in the eastern U.S. performing very well, and we are more than half way to our objective of opening 30 new stores this year."

Financial and Operating Summary

Retail net revenue increased 22.0% to $41.0 million for the 13 weeks ended July 1, 2007 from $33.6 million for the corresponding period of fiscal 2006. The increase was primarily attributable to new retail stores opened in the last 12 months and growth in existing stores. The Company opened eight new retail locations in the quarter.

Specialty net revenue increased 18.8% to $19.1 million, compared to $16.1 million for the corresponding quarter last year. Within the specialty business, grocery grew 26.1%, food service and office sales were up 16.1% and the home delivery business registered 7.3% growth compared to the same period last year.

Cost of sales and related occupancy costs increased to 47.2% of total net revenue compared to 46.5% for the corresponding quarter last year. The increase over last year is due to higher milk and green coffee costs, higher grocery promotions and new retail stores with higher costs on lower initial sales, partially offset by a retail price increase in November 2006.

Operating expenses as a percent of net revenue increased slightly to 35.5% of total net revenue compared to 35.4% for the corresponding quarter last year. The favorable impact of retail pricing increases and overhead leverage was offset by higher retail operating expenses due to new stores and higher grocery promotions and other start up costs as the Company expanded in the East.

General and administrative expenses increased to $5.4 million compared to $4.6 million for the same period last year primarily due to investments in additional headcount for growth, offset by lower marketing spending.

Depreciation and amortization expenses increased to $2.6 million, compared to $2.1 million for the corresponding quarter last year. The increase was primarily due to the opening of 32 new retail stores in the last 12 months.

The impact of the financial statement restatement on the quarter ended July 2, 2006 increased net income by $144,000 ($0.01 per diluted share) as discussed in the 2006 Form 10-K.

The Company ended the quarter with cash and cash equivalents plus investments of $22.8 million.

Looking ahead, the Company is forecasting sales growth in the 20% range for the full year, with minor quarter-to-quarter variations.

Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. Q2 2007 Conference Call

The Company will report its second quarter 2007 earnings results via conference call on Thursday, August 2, 2007. The teleconference call will begin at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET.

The teleconference can be accessed by calling 1-800-395-0708, using access code 8870433. The call will be simultaneously webcast on Peet's website at http://www.peets.com. A replay of the teleconference will be available today at 5:00 p.m. PT/ 8:00 p.m. ET through 8:59 p.m. PT/11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 12, 2007 at 1-888-203-1112 or 1-719-457-0820, using access code 8870433. It will also be archived at http://investor.peets.com/Medialist.cfm through August 2, 2008.

ABOUT PEET'S COFFEE & TEA, INC.

Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., (PEET), the leading super-premium coffee company, is dedicated to artisan roasting, distributing and marketing the highest quality coffee available to coffee lovers throughout the United States. Founded in 1966 in Berkeley, Calif., Peet's is committed to strategically growing its business while maintaining its unique culture and focus on quality and customer satisfaction. For more information about Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., visit http://www.peets.com.

This press release contains statements that are not based on historical fact and are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward looking statements include statements relating to 2007 sales growth and new retail store opening estimates. Forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management, including financial and operational information, the Company's stock price volatility, and current competitive conditions. As a result, these statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those set forth in forward-looking statements depending on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the Company's ability to implement its business strategy, attract and retain customers, and obtain and expand its market presence in new geographic regions; the impact of the Company's stock price volatility on the valuation of stock-based compensation under SFAS 123(R); the availability and cost of high quality Arabica coffee beans; consumers' tastes and preferences; and competition in its market as well as other risk factors as described more fully in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 1, 2007. These factors may not be exhaustive. The Company operates in a continually changing business environment, and new risks emerge from time to time. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.



                          PEET'S COFFEE & TEA, INC.

                      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
             (Unaudited, in thousands, except per share amounts)

                                         Thirteen weeks    Twenty-six weeks
                                             ended               ended
                                       July 1,   July 2,   July 1,   July 2,
                                         2007      2006      2007      2006

                                              (As restated)      (As restated)

      Retail stores                    $40,963   $33,581   $79,986   $66,981
      Specialty sales                   19,140    16,108    37,630    32,415
    Net revenue                         60,103    49,689   117,616    99,396

      Cost of sales and related
       occupancy expenses               28,374    23,093    55,564    45,908
      Operating expenses                21,366    17,581    41,179    34,687
      General and administrative
       expenses                          5,357     4,575    11,300     9,412
      Depreciation and amortization
       expenses                          2,586     2,095     5,316     4,077
    Total costs and expenses from
     operations                         57,683    47,344   113,359    94,084

    Income from operations               2,420     2,345     4,257     5,312

    Interest income                        463       702       888     1,379

    Income before income taxes           2,883     3,047     5,145     6,691

    Income tax provision                 1,081     1,140     1,927     2,532

    Net income                          $1,802    $1,907    $3,218    $4,159

    Net income per share:
         Basic                           $0.13     $0.14     $0.24     $0.30
         Diluted                         $0.13     $0.13     $0.23     $0.29

    Shares used in calculation of net
     income per share:
         Basic                          13,663    13,840    13,589    13,866
         Diluted                        14,077    14,549    14,003    14,579



                          PEET'S COFFEE & TEA, INC.

                         CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
               (Unaudited, in thousands, except share amounts)

                                                   July 1,        December 31,
                                                    2007              2006
    ASSETS

    Current assets
      Cash and cash equivalents                    $2,297            $7,692
      Short-term marketable securities             14,103            19,511
      Accounts receivable, net                      6,757             6,838
      Inventories                                  25,164            19,533
      Deferred income taxes - current               1,888             1,888
      Prepaid expenses and other                    5,972             3,852
         Total current assets                      56,181            59,314

    Long-term marketable securities                 6,387             5,989
    Property and equipment, net                    93,234            82,447
    Deferred income taxes - non current             1,315             1,315
    Other assets, net                               3,824             3,940

    Total assets                                 $160,941          $153,005

    LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

    Current liabilities
      Accounts payable and other accrued
       liabilities                                 $8,436           $11,046
      Accrued compensation and benefits             7,580             6,389
      Deferred revenue                              3,848             4,625
         Total current liabilities                 19,864            22,060

    Deferred lease credits and other
     long-term liabilities                          4,109             3,506
    Total liabilities                              23,973            25,566

    Shareholders' equity
      Common stock, no par value;
       authorized 50,000,000 shares;
       issued and outstanding: 13,757,000
       and 13,516,000 shares                       99,566            93,246
      Accumulated other comprehensive
       loss, net of tax                               (24)              (15)
      Retained earnings                            37,426            34,208

         Total shareholders' equity               136,968           127,439

    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $160,941          $153,005


Stock-based Compensation Expense

The following table illustrates the details of stock-based compensation recognized under SFAS 123R reported in the consolidated statements of income (in thousands, except per share amounts.)


                                             13 weeks ended    26 weeks ended
                                            Jul. 1,  Jul. 2,  Jul. 1,  Jul. 2,
                                             2007     2006     2007      2006
                                                     (As                (As
                                                    restated)        restated)
    Cost of sales and related occupancy
     expenses                                 $61     $160     $114      $297
    Operating expenses                        241      373      479       738
    General and administrative expenses       428      671      852     1,216
       Total                                  730    1,204    1,445     2,251
    Tax impact                               (298)    (491)    (590)     (918)
    Stock-based compensation, net of tax     $432     $713     $855    $1,333

    Impact on diluted net income per share  $0.03    $0.05    $0.06     $0.09



Presentation and reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The following table reconciles non-GAAP net income per share and net income, excluding the after tax costs associated with the Company's stock option review and restatement, to GAAP net income per share and net income. The Company is presenting these non-GAAP financial measures to illustrate the effect on net income and net income per share if the Company had not incurred the costs of the review of its stock option granting practices. The Company uses such non-GAAP financial measures to analyze and compare the performance of its core business. Non-GAAP financial information is not prepared under a comprehensive set of accounting rules and should be considered supplemental to, and not a substitute for or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP.



    (In thousands)                          13 weeks ended    26 weeks ended
                                           Jul. 1,  Jul. 2,  Jul. 1,  Jul. 2,
                                            2007     2006     2007     2006

    Net income as reported                 $1,802   $1,907   $3,218   $4,159
    Stock option review professional fees      64      -      1,040      -
    Income tax benefit                        (24)     -       (389)     -
    Net income, excluding fees             $1,842   $1,907   $3,869   $4,159

    After tax impact of review
     professional fees                        $40      -       $651      -

    Diluted net income per share:
    Net income, as reported                 $0.13    $0.13    $0.23    $0.29
    Stock option review professional fees     -        -       0.07      -
    Income tax benefit                        -        -      (0.03)     -
    Diluted net income, excluding fees      $0.13    $0.13    $0.27    $0.29

    After tax impact of review
     professional fees*                      $-        -      $0.05      -

    * per share data may not sum due to rounding


SOURCE Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc.

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Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc.; or investors, Susie Phillips of Peet's
Coffee & Tea, Inc., +1-510-594-2196, investorrelations@peets.com
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