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Last $92.08 USD
Change Today +0.49 / 0.54%
Volume 361.2K
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brown-forman corp-class b (BF/B) Snapshot

Open
$91.36
Previous Close
$91.59
Day High
$92.42
Day Low
$91.09
52 Week High
12/1/14 - $97.97
52 Week Low
10/15/14 - $81.89
Market Cap
19.6B
Average Volume 10 Days
419.1K
EPS TTM
$3.16
Shares Outstanding
126.1M
EX-Date
03/6/15
P/E TM
29.1x
Dividend
$1.26
Dividend Yield
1.31%
Current Stock Chart for BROWN-FORMAN CORP-CLASS B (BF/B)

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brown-forman corp-class b (BF/B) Details

Brown-Forman Corporation is engaged in the manufacture, bottling, import, export, marketing, and sale of alcoholic beverages. It provides whiskey, ready-to-drink cocktails, vodka, tequilas, champagnes, wines, liqueur, and other distilled spirits. The company offers its products primarily under the Jack Daniel’s, Gentleman Jack, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Antiguo, el Jimador, Herradura, Pepe Lopez, Woodford Reserve, Canadian Mist, Chambord, Collingwood, Early Times, Korbel Champagne, Little Black Dress, Maximus, Old Forester, Sonoma-Cutrer, and Tuaca brands. The company sells its products to distributors and state governments, as well as directly to retail stores and wholesalers primarily in the United States, Australia, Mexico, Germany, Poland, Russia, France, Turkey, Canada, Japan, Spain, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea, Brazil, and Italy. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

4,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/20/14
Founded in 1870

brown-forman corp-class b (BF/B) Top Compensated Officers

Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer a...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $456.5K
Executive Vice President and President of Jac...
Total Annual Compensation: $605.6K
Executive Vice President and President of Nor...
Total Annual Compensation: $496.5K
Vice Chairman, Executive Director of Corporat...
Total Annual Compensation: $600.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

brown-forman corp-class b (BF/B) Key Developments

Brown-Forman Promotes Campbell Brown to the New Position of President, Old Forester, Effective May 1, 2015

Brown-Forman announced that Campbell Brown has been promoted to the new position of President, Old Forester, effective May 1, 2015. Brown will be responsible for the worldwide growth of the Old Forester trademark. He will be charged with leveraging the current momentum of Old Forester, which has experienced a recent growth in sales for the first time in decades, to develop it into a national and international iconic American bourbon brand. Brown will also guide the development of the Old Forester Distillery on Louisville’s historic West Main Street. Campbell will report to Lawson Whiting, Chief Brands and Strategy Officer. Brown most recently managed Brown-Forman’s wine and spirits portfolio for Canada and the Midwest in the U.S.

Brown-Forman Sheds 25 Corporate Jobs

Brown-Forman Corp. has cut 25 jobs, and most of those were from the company's Louisville headquarters. The workers whose jobs were cut were from the company's marketing, sales, human resources and finance departments, and each were offered severance packages. The company said that more than 60 other employees changed jobs and more than 12 new positions were created.

Brown-Forman Corporation Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended January 31, 2015; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal 2015

Brown-Forman Corporation reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended January 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company's net sales were $1,093 million compared with $1,078 million a year ago. Operating income was $272 million compared with $255 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $266 million compared with $249 million a year ago. Net income was $186 million or $0.87 per diluted share compared with $177 million or $0.82 per diluted share a year ago. For the nine months, the company's net sales were $3,149 million compared with $3,053 million a year ago. Operating income was $795 million compared with $783 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $775 million compared with $765 million a year ago. Net income was $543 million or $2.54 per diluted share compared with $526 million or $2.45 per diluted share a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities was $375 million compared with $390 million a year ago. Additions to property, plant, and equipment were $92 million compared with $87 million a year ago. Assuming stable global market conditions, the company is reaffirming its underlying growth outlook for fiscal 2015, including 6%-8% growth in underlying net sales and 9%-11% growth in underlying operating income. The company also expects reported results to continue to be negatively impacted by the strong appreciation of the USD compared to other currencies. After considering current spot rates versus the prior year rates, as well as the company's hedge positions, the company anticipates a mid-single digit currency headwind on reported operating income growth for the full year. This would negatively impact full year earnings per share by $0.20, compared to the $0.15 per share impact expected at the time of the second quarter earnings call. The company now expects diluted earnings per share of $3.15 to $3.25, which incorporates this incremental negative impact from foreign exchange.

 

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