January 5, 2012 |
Apparently “Hansen Natural Corp.” just didn't have enough bite -- the Corona-based beverage maker is changing its name to the more aggressive Monster Beverage Corp. Hansen makes a line of namesake juices as well as Admiral Iced Tea, Blue Sky energy drinks and Junior Juice. Its website features pastoral images of rolling hills and butterflies. At first glance, it's difficult to discern that this company with a wholesome, feel-good image is the same one that owns the gritty Monster Energy drinks.
May 20, 1994
Hansen Natural Corp., an Anaheim soda and juice company, reported a first-quarter profit of $66,897, or 1 cent a share, down 20% from the $83,897, or 1 cent a share, recorded for the 1993 first quarter. Revenue rose to nearly $6 million from $4.6 million. The company said the majority of revenue increase resulted from the new products in the third quarter of 1993 and first quarter of 1994.
May 10, 2006 |
Anheuser-Busch Cos., seeking to counter waning beer sales, agreed to distribute Monster Energy drink from Hansen Natural Corp. The world's largest brewer also will distribute Lost and Rumba energy drinks, Anheuser-Busch and Hansen said. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Shares of Corona, Calif.-based Hansen jumped $24.59 to $176.24. Anheuser-Busch rose $1.03 to $46.81.
July 29, 1994
Hansen Natural Corp. said Thursday that it is launching a new line of juice cocktails, lemonades and iced teas that will carry environmental, educational messages. The new Equator line will be aimed at younger consumers. Cans will feature a map of the world and pictures of endangered animals. Hansen, based in Anaheim, will distribute the new drink line in Southern California first.
May 15, 2007 |
Hansen Natural Corp., the Corona-based maker of Monster Energy drinks, said unintentional accounting errors related to stock option grants over a 5 1/2 -year period led to a $1-million understatement in compensation costs. The company said it found 12 improperly dated option grants, seven grants that were given at the opening price of Hansen's stock instead of the closing price, and two other grants that were wrongly accounted for.
November 1, 2006 |
Hansen Natural Corp., the Corona-based maker of Monster Energy drinks, on Tuesday joined the list of companies under investigation about option grant practices. Hansen said the Securities and Exchange Commission asked for documents on option grants to employees since 1996. The inquiry doesn't say any rules were violated, the company said in a statement. More than 150 companies have disclosed internal or federal probes into possible manipulation of option grants.