- Brown-Forman reported third quarter sales of $1.078 billion, a 5% increase from last year's Q3 sales of $1.027 billion.
- Net income for the quarter came in at $177 million, or 82 cents per share, up from $157 million, or 73 cents per share, that was reported for last year's Q3.
- BF-B beat analysts' EPS estimates of 76 cents, and came slightly above analysts' revenue views of $1.07 billion.
- Looking ahead to FY2014, FB-B sees EPS in the range of $2.95 to $3.05, which is up from its previous guidance of $2.80 to $3.00. Analysts are expecting FY EPS of $2.96.
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Brown-Forman (BF-B) - News
Thursday's Analyst Moves: Brown-Forman Corporation, Guess?, Inc., Tiffany & Co., More (BF-B, GES, TIF, More)Aug 28, 2014Before Thursday's opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
Before Wednesday's opening bell, beverage company Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) reported higher first quarter results, but missed estimates for...
Before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, alcoholic beverages company Brown-Forman (BF-B) reported its fourth quarter and FY2014 earnings,...
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Brown-Forman Corporation Posts Strong Q3 Results; Beats Estimates; Raises Guidance (BF-B)Mar 5, 2014Before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, alcoholic beverage maker Brown-Forman (BF-B) reported its third quarter earnings, posting increases in revenue and net income, and beating analysts' estimates. BF-B's Earnings in Brief
Brown-Forman Corporation Beats Q2 Estimates; Reaffirms Outlook (BF-B)Dec 4, 2013Before the bell on Wednesday, Brown-Forman (BF-B) announced its second quarter and first half earnings results, posting increases in sales and earnings. BF-B Earnings in Brief -Brown-Forman reported net sales for Q2 of $1.08 billion, a 6% increase from 2012's Q2 sales of $1.01 billion. -The company's net income came in at $206 million, or 96 cents per diluted share, and increase from last year's Q2 net income of $173 million, or 80 cents per diluted share. -Brown-Forman beat analysts' estimates of 91 cents EPS on revenues of $1.04 billion. -The alcoholic beverages company reaffirmed its guidance for fiscal 2014, and sees EPS in the range of $2.80-$3.00. CEO Commentary Brown-Forman CEO Paul Varga had the following comments: “Fueled by the Jack Daniel’s trademark, the company’s second quarter and first half results were very strong. We continued to generate an excellent balance of geographic growth, including strong growth in the emerging markets. We are particularly pleased with Brown-Forman’s results in light of recent industry commentary around a slowdown in global spirits momentum, and we are reaffirming our expectations for excellent full year growth in underlying operating income.” Recent Dividend Increase Brown-Forman announced a 13.7% increase to its dividend payout on November 21. The payout increased to 29 cents per quarter, or $1.16 annually. The dividend is payable on December 27, 2013 to all shareholders on record as of December 11. Stock Performance Investors have not had a chance to react to BF-B's strong quarter, as the stock was inactive in pre-market trading. YTD, the stock is up 16.55%.
The Bottom LineShares of Brown-Forman (BF-B) have a yield of 1.56& based on Tuesday's closing price of $74.50 and the company's annualized payout of $1.16. Brown-Forman (BF-B) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Brown-Forman Announces $250M Share Buyback Program (BF-B)Sep 25, 2013Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) announced on Wednesday that its board has approved a $250 million share buyback program. . The company will purchase up to $250 million of its outstanding Class A and Class B common shares between October 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014. Paul Varga, CEO of BF-B commented: "This program is both a flexible and effective way for us to utilize our considerable cash flow for the benefit of shareholders. This, along with our previously announced production expansion at the Jack Daniel's, Woodford Reserve, and Sonoma-Cutrer facilities reinforces our belief in the company's long-term business prospects." Brown-Forman shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up 10% YTD.
The Bottom LineShares of Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) have a 1.47% yield based on Tuesday's closing price of $69.40. Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Brown-Forman Q1 Profit Slides 3% Despite Higher Sales; Reaffirms Fiscal 2014 Outlook (BF-B, BF-A)Aug 28, 2013Alcoholic beverage manufacturer Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) , parent of Jack Daniel's and Southern Comfort, reported early on Wednesday that it saw a 3% year-over-year decline in first quarter income despite a 2% rise in sales. Though revenues were able to top Wall Street estimates, earnings came up short of expectations. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company posted a first quarter net income of $143 million, or 66 cents per share, down from $147.00 million, or 69 cents per share, earned in the comparable period a year ago. According to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, Brown-Forman was expected to earn 71 cents per share in the quarter. The company's first quarter net sales came in at $896 million, up from $878 million in the same quarter in 2012. On average, analysts were expecting Brown-Forman to see $864.24 million in sales for the quarter. Though reported net sales grew by 2%, on an underlying basis the company said sales increased by 5%. However, both reported and underlying sales were affected by a difficult comparison to last year's results, when the company benefited from distributor and retail buy-ins related to price increases. Paul Varga, the company’s chief executive officer, said, “Our first quarter unfolded largely as anticipated, and we believe Brown-Forman remains on track to deliver the fiscal 2014 full year outlook we shared with you last quarter. We expect a stronger second quarter against last year’s soft comparables, when trade inventories came back into balance after the first quarter price increase buy-ins. We are confirming our full year growth outlook and remain encouraged by the global consumer’s continuing interest in premium whiskey.” Looking forward, Brown-Forman reaffirmed its fiscal 2014 outlook. The company expects underlying sales to grow in the high-single digits, while earnings are expected to increase between 9% and 11%. This growth in earnings would represent earnings between $2.80 and $3.00 for the full year. Currently, analysts expect the company to earn $2.97 per share on revenues of $3.88 billion in fiscal 2014. Brown-Forman Corporation shares were down 38 cents, or 0.55%, during pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock is up 9.12% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Brown-Forman (BF-B) offer a dividend yield of 1.48% based on Tuesday's closing price of $69.02 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.02 per share. Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Morgan Stanley Upgrades Brown-Forman to "Equal-Weight" (BF-B)Jun 21, 2013Morgan Stanley analysts upgraded alcoholic beverage maker Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) on Friday, as the company's revenue risks have subsided. The analysts upgraded BF-B from "Underweight" to "Equal-Weight." A Morgan Stanley analyst commented, "There are two reasons for our upgrade: 1) revenue risk has subsided, and 2) recent stock price underperformance makes valuation less stretched." Brown-Forman shares were up $2.02, or +3.04%, during morning trading on Friday. The stock is up +8.09% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Brown-Forman (BF-B) have a dividend yield of 1.50% based on Friday's intraday trading price of $68.15 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.02 per share. Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
Brown-Forman Q4 Profit Rises 8% on Higher Sales; Beats Estimates (BF-B, BF-A)Jun 5, 2013Before the opening bell on Wednesday, alcoholic beverage maker Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) , know for its Jack Daniel's and Southern Comfort brands, reported a rise in both earnings and sales, topping Wall Street estimates. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company said it earned $113 million, or 52 cents per share, in its fourth quarter, up from $105 million, or 49 cents per share, earned in the comparable period a year ago. On average, analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting Brown Forman to earn 46 cents per share in the quarter. The company's quarterly net sales rose 8% to $866 million, up from last year's $801 million. Analysts were expecting the company to see $861.73 million in revenues. Paul Varga, Brown-Forman's CEO, said, “We are pleased to have delivered another year of top-tier industry results, with underlying sales growth of 8% and underlying operating income growth of 13%. The company achieved solid price increases, which helped drive margin expansion." Looking ahead to fiscal 2014, Brown-Forman remains cautiously optimistic that organic growth will persist, as the global demand of North American whiskey continues to be strong and favorable trends in premiumization will benefit earnings. The company expects to earn between $2.80 and $3.00 per share in 2014. Brown-Forman shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock is up +8.27% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Brown-Forman (BF-B) have a dividend yield of 1.49% based on last night's closing price of $68.48 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $1.02 per share. Brown-Forman Corporation (BF-B) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.