delhaize group (DHLYF) Key Developments
Etablissements Delhaize Frères et Cie "Le Lion" (Groupe Delhaize) SA, Koninklijke Ahold N.V. - M&A Call
Jun 24 15
To discuss Ahold and Delhaize's intention to combine their businesses through a merger of equals
Delhaize Group Approves Executive Appointments; Approves Gross Dividend for the Year 2014, Payable on June 4, 2015
May 28 15
Delhaize Group at its ordinary shareholders meeting held on May 28, 2015, approved the appointment of Mrs. Dominique Leroy and Mr. Patrick De Maeseneire as independent directors for a term of four years.
The company approved the distribution of a €1.60 gross dividend per share. After deduction of a 25% withholding tax, this results in a net dividend of €1.20 per share.
The 2014 dividend will become payable to owners of ordinary shares against coupon no. 53. The company's ordinary shares will start trading ex-coupon on June 2, 2015 (opening of the market). The record date is June 3, 2015 (closing of the market) and the payment date is June 4, 2015. The ADR dividend record date is June 3, 2015 and the payment of the dividend to company's ADR holders will be made through Citibank beginning on June 9, 2015.
Delhaize Group Proposes Gross Dividend for the Financial Year Ended December 31, 2014
May 21 15
Delhaize Group proposed distribution of gross dividend of EUR 1.60 per share for the financial year ended December 31, 2014 in the ordinary shareholders' meeting of the company that will be held on May 28, 2015. The dividend will be payable to holders of ordinary shares as from June 4, 2015 and to holders of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) as from June 9, 2015.
Delhaize Group Proposes Gross Dividend for 2014
Apr 30 15
Delhaize Group proposed gross dividend payment of 1.60 per share for 2014 financial statements is subject to shareholder's approval at the Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting of May 28, 2015 and will be paid thereafter.
Delhaize Group Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter of 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015
Apr 29 15
Delhaize Group reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter of 2015. Revenue growth of 2.2% at identical exchange rates. Comparable store sales growth of 2.5% in the U.S., -2.8% in Belgium and -0.8% in Southeastern Europe. Group underlying operating profit of EUR 173 million. Group underlying operating margin of 3.0% (3.8% in the U.S., 1.4% in Belgium and 2.3% in Southeastern Europe). At EUR 5.8 billion, revenues increased by 15.8% at actual FX rates and by 2.2% at identical exchange rates. The company recorded a group share in net profit of EUR 28 million compared to EUR 80 million last year. Free cash flow was negative in this first quarter and amounted to minus EUR 93 million. At actual exchange rates EBITDA progressed by 5.1% and underlying EBITDA by 11.2%, up to EUR 339 million. At identical exchange rates, EBITDA decreased by 9.5%, while underlying EBITDA decreased by 3.5% to EUR 294 million. Operating free cash flow stood at minus EUR 107 million. Net debt increased by EUR 235 million to EUR 1.2 billion, which was largely due to the strengthening of the U.S. dollar versus the euro. Operating profit was EUR 144 million compared to EUR 161 million a year ago. Profit before taxes and discontinued operations were EUR 49 million compared to EUR 118 million a year ago. Net profit from continuing operations was EUR 36 million compared to EUR 93 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share was EUR 0.27 compared to EUR 0.78 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share in net profit from continuing operations was EUR 0.35 compared to EUR 0.91 a year ago. Net cash used in operating activities was EUR 25 million compared to net cash provided by operating activities of EUR 121 million a year ago. Purchase of tangible and intangible assets (capital expenditures) was EUR 85 million compared to EUR 79 million a year ago.
The company expects to generate a healthy level of free cash flow in 2015 of approximately EUR 450 million. The company expects group capital expenditures of approximately EUR 700 million.