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Last C$88.31 CAD
Change Today -0.73 / -0.82%
Volume 144.0K
EMP/A On Other Exchanges
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As of 4:00 PM 04/24/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

empire co ltd 'a' (EMP/A) Snapshot

Open
C$89.20
Previous Close
C$89.04
Day High
C$89.20
Day Low
C$88.10
52 Week High
02/24/15 - C$95.95
52 Week Low
06/2/14 - C$64.63
Market Cap
8.2B
Average Volume 10 Days
124.8K
EPS TTM
C$4.19
Shares Outstanding
58.0M
EX-Date
04/13/15
P/E TM
21.1x
Dividend
C$1.08
Dividend Yield
1.22%
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empire co ltd 'a' (EMP/A) Details

Empire Company Limited is engaged in the food retail, real estate, and investment and other operations in Canada. It is involved in the food products retailing business through various store formats, including full service stores that serve total food shopping requirements with a range of specialty departments; fresh service stores; community service stores; discount service stores; and convenience service stores. The company owns or franchises approximately 1,500 retail stores in 10 provinces under various banners, including Sobeys, Sobeys extra, IGA extra, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Bonichoix, Les Marchés Tradition, and Lawtons Drugs stores, as well as approximately 350 retail fuel locations under the Safeway, Shell, and Fast Fuel banners. It is also engaged in the wholesale distribution of a range of products to affiliated retail stores and independent wholesale accounts; and operation of ‘Cash and Carry’ wholesale outlets in the West and Atlantic provinces for the supply of products to convenience store and restaurant operators. In addition, the company owns, manages, and operates a portfolio of commercial properties; and develops residential land principally in Ontario, Western Canada, as well as in the United States. Empire Company Limited was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Stellarton, Canada.

125,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/12/15
Founded in 1907

empire co ltd 'a' (EMP/A) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Non-In...
Total Annual Compensation: C$951.2K
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Total Annual Compensation: C$505.8K
President of Sobeys Multi-Format Operations
Total Annual Compensation: C$522.7K
President of Sobeys IGA Operations
Total Annual Compensation: C$472.7K
President of Safeway Operations - Sobeys
Total Annual Compensation: C$237.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

empire co ltd 'a' (EMP/A) Key Developments

Empire Company Limited Announces Board Appointments

Empire Company Limited announced the following appointments to the Company's Board of Directors. Sue Lee has more than 30 years of business experience including her most recent role as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications at Suncor, from which she retired in 2012. William Linton has more than 30 years of business experience including his most recent role as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Rogers Communications Inc., from which he retired in 2012. Mr. Linton currently serves as a director of CSL Group Inc. and TMX Group. Mary's University, is a Chartered Accountant, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.

Empire Company Limited Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the 13 Weeks and 39 Weeks Ended January 31, 2015; Provides Capital Expenditure Guidance for the Fiscal 2016

Empire Company Limited announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the 13 weeks and 39 weeks ended January 31, 2015. For the 13 weeks, the company reported sales of CAD 5,940.5 million compared to CAD 6,003.9 million a year ago. EBITDA was CAD 322.5 million compared to CAD 188.9 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was CAD 310.1 million compared to CAD 279.9 million a year ago. Operating income was CAD 203.6 million compared to CAD 65.3 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations were CAD 120.3 million compared to CAD 86.2 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations were CAD 123.6 million compared to CAD 6.4 million a year ago. Net earnings were CAD 123.6 million compared to CAD 0.4 million a year ago. Diluted EPS from continuing operations was CAD 1.34 compared to CAD 0.07 a year ago. Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations was CAD 1.30 compared to CAD 0.94 a year ago. The decline in sales, as expected, was primarily a result of retail store divestitures, store closures associated with the network rationalization and the decline in oil prices impacting fuel sales in the food retailing segment. The increase in EBITDA was primarily the result of reduced transaction costs associated with the Canada Safeway acquisition of CAD 0.8 million, the one-time inventory adjustment of CAD 17.1 million in the prior year and synergies realized of CAD 39.2 million related to the Canada Safeway acquisition. Cash flow from operating activities was CAD 343.7 million compared to CAD 167.4 million a year ago. Property, equipment and investment property purchases were CAD 171.3 million compared to CAD 165.3 million a year ago. Free cash flow for the quarter was CAD 327.7 million versus CAD 21.5 million last year. For the 39 weeks, the company reported sales of CAD 18,158.3 million compared to CAD 15,013.5 million a year ago. EBITDA was CAD 989.5 million compared to CAD 607.9 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was CAD 987.0 million compared to CAD 734.2 million a year ago. Operating income was CAD 627.4 million compared to CAD 305.6 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations were CAD 380.2 million compared to CAD 259.3 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations were CAD 363.6 million compared to CAD 149.5 million a year ago. Net earnings were CAD 363.6 million compared to CAD 234.6 million a year ago. Diluted EPS from continuing operations was CAD 3.94 compared to CAD 1.96 a year ago. Adjusted diluted EPS from continuing operations was CAD 4.12 compared to CAD 3.40 a year ago. Book value per common share was CAD 64.13 as on January 31, 2015 against CAD 61.82 as on February 1, 2014. Cash flow from operating activities was CAD 902.8 million compared to CAD 348.7 million a year ago. Property, equipment and investment property purchases were CAD 363.4 million compared to CAD 385.8 million a year ago. Fiscal year-to-date free cash flow was CAD 859.7 million versus CAD 261.8 million last year. For the fiscal 2016, the company expects to spend capital expenditures to around CAD 600 million or CAD 700 million.

Empire Company Limited Declares Quarterly Dividend on Non-Voting Class A Shares and Class B Common Shares, Payable on April 30, 2015

Empire Company Limited declared a quarterly dividend of $0.27 per share on both the Non-Voting Class A shares and the Class B common shares that will be payable on April 30, 2015 to shareholders of record on April 15, 2015.

 

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