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HUDSON FOODS, INC. ANNOUNCES FOURTH-QUARTER AND 1993 FISCAL YEAR-END RESULTS

& ROGERS, Ark., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: HFI), a Fortune 500 company and one of the nation's largest poultry producers


and food processors headquartered in Rogers, Ark., today announced results for the year ended Oct. 2, 1993.
 Net income for the fourth quarter was $4.8 million, or 29 cents in primary and fully diluted earnings per share. This compares with last year's fourth-quarter net income of $1.8 million, or 12 cents in primary and fully diluted earnings per share.
 Sales for the quarter increased 18.2 percent to $243 million from $206.3 million one year ago.
 For 1993, net income was $15.9 million, or $1.01 in primary and fully diluted earnings per share, compared with the year-earlier $2.2 million, or 15 cents in primary and fully diluted earnings per share.
 Sales rose to a record $920.5 million from $809.2 million one year ago, a gain of 13.8 percent.
 Hudson Foods, Inc. sells a variety of chicken and turkey products under the "Hudson" brand name, as well as poultry, beef and pork products under the "Ohse," "Schweigert," "Pierre" and "Roegelein" brand names.
 HUDSON FOODS, INC.
 Financial Highlights
 (In thousands, except per share data)
 (Unaudited)
 Three Months Ended
 Oct. 2, 1993 Oct. 3 1992
 Sales $243,819 $206,254
 Net income 4,780 1,785
 Earnings per share:
 Primary 0.29 0.12
 Fully diluted 0.29 0.12
 Shares used in earnings
 per share computations:
 Primary 16,457,827 14,313,982
 Fully diluted 17,288,112 14,313,982
 Year Ended
 Oct. 2, 1993 Oct. 3, 1992
 Sales $920,545 $809,243
 Net income 15,905 2,170
 Earnings per share:
 Primary 1.01 0.15
 Fully diluted 1.01 0.15
 Shares used in earnings
 per share computations:
 Primary 15,750,871 14,303,217
 Fully diluted 15,750,871 14,303,217
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 /CONTACT: Tom Reynolds, Secretary, Treasurer of Hudson Foods, Inc., 501-631-5177/
 (HFI)


CO: Hudson Foods, Inc. ST: Arkansas IN: FOD SU: ERN

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