Jamba Inc. reported Monday a 34.3-percent decrease in profit in the third quarter ended Oct. 1, as the company had warned in October. The Emeryville, Calif.-based parent of the Jamba Juice chain blamed weak consumer spending and bad weather in key markets for the decline.

The company said it would still open its smoothie station units, 33 of which were open at the end of the quarter. Jamba Juice had 804 U.S. units and 45 international locations as of Oct. 1.


Result: $2.7 million, or 15 cents per share
% Decrease: 34.3% (from $4.1 million, or 21 cents per share)


Result: $61.4 million
% Decrease: 6.3% (from $65.5 million)


% Decrease systemwide: 3.4%

% Decrease at corporate units: 5.5%

% Decrease at franchised units: 1.3%

Source: Company report

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