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Associated British Foods plc operates as a diversified food, ingredients, and retail company worldwide. The company operates through five segments: Grocery, Sugar, Agriculture, Ingredients, and Retail. The Grocery segment manufactures and sells grocery products, including hot beverages, sugar and sweeteners, vegetable oils, bread and baked goods, cereals, ethnic foods, herbs and spices, and meat products to retail, wholesale, and foodservice businesses. The Sugar segment is involved in growing and processing sugar beet and sugar cane for sale to industrial users. The Agriculture segment supplies animal feeds and other products for the agriculture sector, as well as technology-based products and services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors, and retailers. The Ingredients segment manufactures bakers’ yeast, bakery ingredients, enzymes, lipids, yeast extracts, and cereal specialties. The Retail segment is involved in buying and merchandising clothing and accessories through the Primark and Penneys retail chains, which offer womenswear, lingerie, childrenswear, menswear, footwear, accessories, hosiery, and homeware. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Associated British Foods plc is a subsidiary of Wittington Investments Limited.

118,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 11/4/14
Founded in 1935

associated british foods plc (AFO1) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director a...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.9M GBP
Finance Director and Executive Director
Total Annual Compensation: 1.2M GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

associated british foods plc (AFO1) Key Developments

Associated British Foods plc Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the 24 Weeks Ended 28 February 2015; Declares Interim Dividend, Payable on 3 July 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015

Associated British Foods plc announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the 24 weeks ended 28 February 2015. For period, the company reported revenue of £6,248 million, operating profit of £353 million, profit before taxation of £213 million, profit attributable to equity shareholders of £143 million or 18.1 pence per basic and diluted share compared to revenue of £6,206 million, operating profit of £463 million, profit before taxation of £434 million, profit attributable to equity shareholders of £341 million or 43.2 pence per basic and diluted share for the same period a year ago. Net cash from operating activities was £190 million, purchase of property, plant and equipment of £289 million compared to net cash from operating activities of £508 million, purchase of property, plant and equipment of £321 million for the same period a year ago. Purchase of intangibles was £17 million compared to £18 million for the same period a year ago. Net debt was £801 million after net capital investment of £277 million. Adjusted operating profit was £474 million compared to the £497 million for the previous year. Adjusted profit before taxation was £50 million compared to the £468 million for the previous year. Profit before tax was 51% lower than last year, mostly reflecting the two one-off charges. Adjusted earnings per share were 1% ahead of last year at 46.1 pence, benefiting from lower interest charges, the lower tax rates and lower minority interests. The company expected a much lower underlying tax rate for the full year 2015 compared with last year's rate. With sterling's continuing strength against most of major trading currencies, and the transactional impact of euro weakness on the results of Primark and British Sugar, the company now expected modest decline in adjusted earnings per share for the group for the full year. The company expects to make more profit for the full year against a small loss at the half-year. The company announced that the board has declared an interim dividend of 10.0 pence per share, an increase of 3% on last year. The dividend will be paid on 3 July 2015 to shareholders registered at the close of business on 5 June 2015.

Associated British Foods plc, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Apr 21, 2015

Associated British Foods plc, H1 2015 Earnings Call, Apr 21, 2015

Associated British Foods plc Provides Earnings Guidance for the first Half of the Year 2015

Associated British Foods plc provided earnings guidance for the half of the year 2015. For the period, the company expects an operating cash outflow in the first half of the year.  Working capital will increase, largely reflecting a higher level of sugar stockholding, while capital expenditure will be comparable with last year.  £60 million was spent on the acquisition of Dorset Cereals last October.  Net debt at the half year is expected to be some £0.8 billion, similar to the position at the last half year, reflecting the acquisition, a higher level of working capital and a £107 million translation impact on non-sterling denominated net debt. Ingredients revenues in the first half are expected to be ahead of last year at constant currency and broadly the same as last year at actual rates.  Operating profit for the half year will be well ahead of last year, with a good recovery in yeast and bakery ingredients and a stronger performance from ABF Ingredients. The profit outlook for Sugar in the full year remains unchanged.  Revenue in the first half will be substantially lower than last year with profitability close to break-even.  The second half will benefit from performance improvement initiatives and the non-recurrence of last year's cost of restructuring the EU sugar businesses.  Sales at Primark are expected to be 16% ahead of last year at constant currency driven by an 11% increase in retail selling space and very high sales densities in stores opened during the last year. Total Primark sales are expected to be 12% ahead of the same period last year at actual exchange rates.


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