bunge ltd (BG) Key Developments
Bunge Limited Declares Regular Quarterly Cash Dividends on Common and Preference Shares, Payable on June 2, 2015 and June 1, 2015 Respectively
Feb 27 15
Bunge Limited announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.34 per common share. The dividend is payable on June 2, 2015 to shareholders of record on May 19, 2015.
The company also declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.21875 per share on its 4.875% cumulative convertible perpetual preference shares, payable on June 1, 2015 to shareholders of record on May 15, 2015.
Bunge Limited Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015; Announces Impairment Charges for the Fourth Quarter of 2014
Feb 12 15
Bunge Limited reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $13,898 million against $16,375 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations, net of tax was $95 million against $135 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company $90 million against $138 million a year ago. Net income per common share diluted attributable to the company common shareholders were $0.60 against $0.75 a year ago. Net income per common share - diluted was $0.56 against $0.78 a year ago.
For the year, the company reported net sales of $57,828 million against $61,347 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations, net of tax was $627 million against $209 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the company $659 million against $306 million a year ago. Net income per common share diluted attributable to the company common shareholders were $3.94 against $0.90 a year ago. Net income per common share - diluted was $4.15 against $1.55 a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities was $1,399 million against $2,225 million a year ago. Payments made for capital expenditures were $839 million against $1,042 million a year ago.
The company expects the following for 2015, depreciation, depletion and amortization of approximately $635 million, capital expenditures of approximately $875 million and a full-year tax rate of approximately 25%. While the company continues to forecast long term tax rate to be 23%, the company expects earnings mix in 2015 to be more heavily weighted toward higher tax jurisdictions. The company expects in 2015, cash flow-positive going forward.
Results in the fourth quarter included approximately $113 million of impairment charges primarily related to one of Brazilian milling facilities and approximately $20 million of restructuring charges related to improving the cost structure of operations.
Bunge Limited Seeks Acquisitions
Feb 12 15
Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) is seeking acquisitions. Drew Burke, Bunge's Chief Financial Officer, said "M&A activity was not significant in 2014, but bolt-on acquisitions remain a part of our growth strategy."
Bunge Limited Presents at Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference, Feb-18-2015 05:30 PM
Feb 1 15
Bunge Limited Presents at Consumer Analyst Group of New York Conference, Feb-18-2015 05:30 PM. Venue: Boca Raton Resort & Club, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Soren W. Schroder, Chief Executive Officer and Director.
Bunge Limited Appoints David G. Kabbes as General Counsel and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs, Effective February 1, 2015
Jan 27 15
Bunge Limited announced the appointment of David G. Kabbes as General Counsel and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs, effective February 1, 2015. Kabbes will report directly to Soren Schroder, Chief Executive Officer, Bunge Limited. Since joining the company in 2000, Kabbes has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs for Bunge North America. In the role, he oversaw legal, government and industry affairs, communications, foreign trade support and environmental functions. Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel at Purina Mills, a corporate attorney at Koch Industries Inc., a partner at Schiff Hardin & Waite and an associate at Thompson Coburn.