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Last $44.00 USD
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associated british foods plc (ASBFF) Details

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 (ASBFF) 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 (ASBFF) Key Developments

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.

Associated British Foods plc Announces Trading Update for the Sixteen Weeks Ended 3 January 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of Fiscal 2015

Associated British Foods plc announced trading update for the sixteen weeks ended 3 January 2015.  For the period, the company reported group revenue was 3% ahead of the same period last year at constant currency, and was 1% ahead at actual exchange rates. For the full year of 2015, the company expects a decline in adjusted operating profit for the group but the impact on earnings will be mitigated by much lower tax and interest charges.  Sterling's strength against most of major trading currencies will also have a negative effect and the company now expect a marginal decline in adjusted earnings per share for the group for the full year.

Associated British Foods Appoints Wolfhart Hauser as Non-Executive Director with Effect from 14 January 2015

Associated British Foods plc announced that Dr. Wolfhart Hauser has been appointed as a non-executive director of the company with effect from 14 January 2015. Wolfhart Hauser is currently Chief Executive Officer of Intertek Group plc. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer and President of TÜV Süddeutschland AG and Chief Executive Officer of TÜV Product Services. Starting his career with various research activities, he went on to establish and lead a broad range of successful international service industry businesses. He has held several non-executive board director and chairman roles in a variety of technology companies. He was a non-executive director of Logica plc from 2007 to 2012. He is currently a non-executive director of Reed Elsevier Group PLC and Reed Elsevier NV.


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