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Last $96.83 USD
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brown-forman corp-class b (BF/B) Key Developments

Brown-Forman Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended July 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2016

Brown-Forman Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended July 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $900 million compared to $921 million a year ago. Operating income was $227 million compared to $221 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $218 million compared to $214 million a year ago. Net income was $156 million or $0.75 per diluted share compared to $150 million or $0.70 per diluted share a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities was $147 million compared to $112 million a year ago. Additions to property, plant, and equipment were $39 million compared to $31 million a year ago. Reported net sales growth was negatively impacted by nine percentage points due to foreign exchange. The company provided earnings guidance for the fiscal year 2016. Assuming no further deterioration in the global economy, the company expects continued growth across most major markets, driven by the favorable dynamics that have been fueling growth since fiscal 2012, including strong global demand for authentic American whiskey brands, consumer interest in flavored whiskey, and a trend towards premium spirits. In fiscal 2016, the company continues to expect 6% to 7% growth in underlying net sales. The company also expects gross margins to expand modestly in fiscal 2016, with additional operating margin expansion driven by leveraging the SG&A investments made over the past few years. The company believes that this should result in 8% to 10% growth in underlying operating income, and diluted earnings per share of $3.40 to $3.60 in fiscal 2016.

Brown-Forman Corporation to Report Q1, 2016 Results on Aug 26, 2015

Brown-Forman Corporation announced that they will report Q1, 2016 results at 10:00 AM, US Eastern Standard Time on Aug 26, 2015

Brown-Forman Corporation, Q1 2016 Earnings Call, Aug 26, 2015

Brown-Forman Corporation, Q1 2016 Earnings Call, Aug 26, 2015

Brown-Forman Corporation Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable on October 1, 2015

Brown-Forman Corporation announced that the annual general meeting held on July 23, 2015, approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of 31½ cents per share on its Class A and Class B Common Stock. Stockholders of record on September 8, 2015, will receive the cash dividend on October 1, 2015.

Brown-Forman Corporation - Shareholder/Analyst Call

Brown-Forman Corporation - Shareholder/Analyst Call


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