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Last €62.92 EUR
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Danone operates as a food company worldwide. Its Fresh Dairy Products division produces and markets yogurts, fermented fresh dairy products, and specialized dairy products under the Oikos, Danio, Activia, Danonino, Fruchtswerge, Danoninho, Petit Gervais, Danimals, Serenito, Tëma, Actimel, Danacol, Densia, Danette, Fantasia, Danissimo, YoCrunch, Vitalinea, Taillefine, and Ser brands. The company’s Waters division offers packaged natural, flavored, and vitamin-enriched water under the Evian, Volvic, Bonafont, Mizone, Aqua, Fontvella, Lanjarón, Villavicencio, Villa del Sur, and Zywiec Zdroj brands. Its Early Life Nutrition division produces and distributes foods for babies and young children to complement breast-feeding, as well as solid foods for babies. This division offers its products under the Aptamil, Nutrilon, Almiron, Gallia, Bebelac, Cow&Gate, Blédina, and Malyutka brands. The company’s Medical Nutrition division provides foods for people receiving medical treatment, babies afflicted with certain illnesses, and frail elderly people. Its products include liquid oral nutritional supplements; hypoallergenic products for babies and children with lactose or multiple food protein intolerance or allergy related troubles; and oral and tube feeding products for the dietary treatment of patients who are not capable of feeding themselves normally or who suffer from illness-related malnutrition. This division markets its products primarily under the Nutricia brand. Danone distributes its products through retail chains and traditional market outlets, as well as through hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies. The company was formerly known as Groupe Danone and changed its name to Danone in April 2009. Danone was founded in 1899 and is based in Paris, France.

99,927 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/20/15
Founded in 1899

danone (BN) Top Compensated Officers

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Total Annual Compensation: €1.5M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

danone (BN) Key Developments

Danone Appoints Lorna Davis and Pascal De Petrini to the Executive Committee

Lorna Davis will join the Executive Committee on June 1st, 2015. Her mandate will be to lead the innovative, broad co-creation and company-wide deployment process of 'Danone 2020'. As Chief Manifesto Catalyst, Lorna Davis will play a key role in supporting and coordinating the establishment of the Manifesto across Danone's teams, and local communities the world over, with a view to maximize the potential of this process to catalyze bottom-up innovation. Pascal De Petrini will join the Executive Committee on June 15, 2015 as Executive Vice- President Strategic Resource Cycles. His mandate will be to lead the Strategic Resource Cycles team that will strengthen Danone's ability to protect and get the best and most appropriate value from its essential resources (milk, water and plastics). He will also manage global sourcing organizations.

Danone Proposes Dividend for 2014

Danone SA board of directors will propose to the annual shareholders' meeting distribution of a dividend of EUR 1.50 per share, up 3.5% on the last-year dividend.

Danone Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2015

Danone reported consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014. For the quarter, the company’s consolidated sales rose by 5.6% as reported to total EUR 5,261 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Excluding the impact of changes in the basis for comparison, which include exchange rates and scope of consolidation, sales were up 7.5%. This organic growth reflects steady sales volumes 0.3% and a 7.8% increase in value. For the year, the company’s consolidated sales were EUR 21,144 million compared to EUR 21,298 million a year ago. Trading operating income was EUR 2,662 million compared to EUR 2,809 million a year ago. Trading operating margin was 12.59% compared to 13.19% a year ago. Underlying net income - group share was EUR 1,561 million or EUR 2.62 per diluted share compared to EUR 1,636 million or EUR 2.78 per diluted share a year ago. Operating income was EUR 2,151 million compared to EUR 2,128 million a year ago. Net income attributable to the group was EUR 1,119 million compared to EUR 1,422 million a year ago. Free cash flow stood at EUR 1,277 million in 2014, including EUR 123 million in outlays linked to the company`s cost reduction and adaptation plan in Europe. Capital expenditure for 2014 came to EUR 984 million, or 4.7% of sales. Net debt stood at EUR 7,764 million at December 31, 2014, including EUR 2,558 million in put options granted to minority shareholders. Cash flow from operating activities was EUR 2,189 million compared to EUR 2,356 million a year ago. After delivering profitable growth in the second half of 2014, the company will seek to make this equation sustainable, generating organic growth in sales and in operating margin in 2015, while making the investments necessary to ensure this performance is lasting. As a result, 2015 targets include: organic growth in sales of between 4% and 5%, slight growth in trading operating margin. Lastly, the company will continue to work towards lasting gains in free cash flow without setting a short term target.


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