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Last $56.62 USD
Change Today +0.63 / 1.13%
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general mills inc (GIS) Details

General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods in the United States and internationally. It also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Convenience Stores and Foodservice. Its products include ready-to-eat cereals; convenient meals, including meal kits, ethnic meals, pizza, soups, side dish mixes, frozen breakfast, and frozen entrees; snacks comprising grain, fruit, and savory snacks, as well as nutrition bars and frozen hot snacks; refrigerated yogurt products; ice creams; baking mixes and ingredients; refrigerated and frozen dough products; and frozen and shelf-stable vegetable products. In addition, the company’s products comprise organic products, such as meal kits, granola bars, and cereal. The company sells its products directly, as well as through broker and distribution arrangements to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, and convenience stores, as well as to drug, dollar, and discount chains. Further, it owns retail shops that offer ice creams and frozen desserts. General Mills, Inc. also exports its products primarily to Caribbean and Latin American markets. The company was founded in 1928 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

42,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/6/15
Founded in 1928

general mills inc (GIS) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $673.0K
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating ...
Total Annual Compensation: $673.0K
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating ...
Total Annual Compensation: $577.5K
Executive Vice President of Supply Chain
Total Annual Compensation: $513.6K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

general mills inc (GIS) Key Developments

General Mills Declares Quarterly Dividend, Payable November 2, 2015

General Mills's board of directors declared a quarterly dividend at the prevailing rate of $0.44 per share, payable November 2, 2015, to shareholders of record October 12, 2015.

General Mills, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended August 30, 2015; Reiterates Earnings Guidance for 2016

General Mills, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended August 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported net sales of $4,207.9 million against $4,268.4 million a year ago. Net sales declined 1%, as foreign currency exchange reduced net sales growth by 5 percentage points.  Operating profit was $683.3 million against $557.5 million a year ago. Earnings before income taxes and after-tax earnings from joint ventures was $608 million against $479.0 million a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company were $426.6 million or $0.69 per diluted share against $345.2 million or $0.55 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $430.9 million against $329.4 million a year ago. Purchases of land, buildings, and equipment were $147.2 million against $148.6 million a year ago. Adjusted operating profit was $775.6 million against $620.7 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings attributable to the company were $489.3 million against $381.0 million a year ago. Adjusted diluted EPS totaled 79 cents compared to 61 cents a year ago. The company reiterated its full-year growth targets for 2016, which currently exclude any impact from the proposed Green Giant divestiture. Total segment operating profit is expected to grow at a low single-digit rate in constant currency. Constant-currency adjusted diluted EPS is expected to grow at a mid single-digit rate from the base of $2.86 earned in fiscal 2015. At current exchange rates, the company estimates a 9-cent headwind from currency translation in 2016. Excluding items affecting comparability, the tax rate is expected to be 32.3%, essentially matching year-ago levels. Net sales are expected to be approximately flat in constant currency. Excluding the difference in weeks, 2016 net sales are expected to be to be up 1% in constant currency.

General Mills Seeks Acquisitions

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) is looking for acquisition opportunities. The sale of Green Giant and Le Sueur will enable General Mills to refocus on core categories such as cereals and yoghurt, and to free up cash to pursue more acquisitions in the organic food category.


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