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Brambles Limited, a pooling solutions company, provides reusable pallets, crates and containers, and associated logistics services in Australia and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Pallets, Reusable Plastic Crates (PRCs), and Containers. The Pallets segment provides pallets to the manufacturers, producers, distributors, and retailers for the transportation of their products. This segment also offers supply chain optimization and transport management services, as well as pallet management services. The PRCs segment focuses on the management of reusable plastic containers primarily used to transport fresh produce from producers to grocery retailers. The Containers segment provides intermediate bulk, automotive, and chemical and catalyst containers. This segment also operates an airline container pooling and repair business, and non-flight critical aviation equipment maintenance and repair business. The company owns and operates approximately 470 million pallets, crates, and containers. Brambles Limited offers its products under the CHEP and IFCO brand names. The company was founded in 1875 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

14,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 08/20/14
Founded in 1875

brambles ltd (BXB) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Director, Managing Director, ...
Total Annual Compensation: $3.5M
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.7M
Group President of Pallets
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Group President of RPCs
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Head of Group Strategy and Group President of...
Total Annual Compensation: $981.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

brambles ltd (BXB) Key Developments

Brambles Mulls Acquisitions

Brambles Limited (ASX:BXB) may seek acquisitions. Brambles may take advantage of the weaker market and make further acquisitions in oil and gas services. "In a downturn or period of volatility, there is an opportunity for those who are able to take advantage," Tom Gorman said.

Brambles Limited Reports Earnings Results for the Half Year Ended December 31, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015

Brambles Limited reported earnings results for the half year ended December 31, 2014. For the period, the company reported underlying profit of $485 million against $458 million a year ago. Operating profit was $466 million against $453 million a year ago. Profit after tax was $286 million or 18.3 cents per basic share against $280 million or 18.0 cents per basic share a year ago. EBITDA was $763 million against $719 million a year ago. Capital expenditure was $521 million against $433 million a year ago. Cash Flow from Operations was $269 million, down $107 million, primarily reflecting the increased capital expenditure required to support expansion, in particular in the RPCs business. Net debt was $2,846 million. Sales revenue was $2,795 million. The company generated sales revenue of $2,795 million, up 5% (up 8% at constant currency). The difference between actual and constant-currency growth primarily reflected the impact of the stronger US dollar. Sales growth resulted from the continued delivery of the group's organic growth strategy in the Pallets, RPCs and Containers segments and the acquisition of Ferguson Group. EBITDA was $763.4 million against $718.6 million a year ago. Free cash flow was $114.5 million against $182.9 million a year ago. Net debt was $2,846.1 million at 31 December 2014, up $484.4 million from 30 June 2014, reflecting the debt funding of the Ferguson acquisition. Capital expenditure of $521.2 million was up $87.8 million, reflecting an increase to support strong growth and crate availability in RPCs, new customers and organic growth in Pallets and the acquired Ferguson business. For the fiscal year 2015, the company’s constant FX sales revenue growth expected to be 8% to 9%; underlying profit to be $1,055 million to $1,085 million; effective underlying tax rate anticipated at 29% (net of finance costs). The company continue to expect improved return on capital invested, excluding acquisitions, albeit ROCE will be diluted on a reported basis as a result of the acquisitions that the company have made.

Brambles Limited Declares an Interim Dividend for 2015, Payable on 9 April 2015

The Board of Brambles Limited has declared an interim dividend for 2015 of 14.0 Australian cents per share (30% franked), up 0.5 Australian cents per share, or 4%, compared with both the previous interim and final dividends. The 2015 interim dividend is payable on 9 April 2015 to shareholders on the Brambles register at 5pm on 13 March 2015. The ex-dividend date is 11 March 2015.


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