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Last $72.95 USD
Change Today +0.2799 / 0.39%
Volume 89.3K
KR On Other Exchanges
Symbol
Exchange
Frankfurt
As of 9:35 AM 06/30/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

kroger co (KR) Snapshot

Open
$73.03
Previous Close
$73.11
Day High
$73.17
Day Low
$72.72
52 Week High
03/23/15 - $77.74
52 Week Low
08/6/14 - $48.58
Market Cap
35.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
4.9M
EPS TTM
$3.73
Shares Outstanding
490.2M
EX-Date
08/12/15
P/E TM
19.6x
Dividend
$0.84
Dividend Yield
0.99%
Current Stock Chart for KROGER CO (KR)

kroger co (KR) Details

The Kroger Co., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer in the United States and internationally. It also manufactures and processes food for sale in its supermarkets. The company operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores. Its combination food and drug stores offer natural food and organic sections, pharmacies, general merchandise, pet centers, fresh seafood, and organic produce; multi-department stores provide general merchandise items, such as apparel, home fashion and furnishings, outdoor living, electronics, automotive products, toys, and fine jewelry; and price impact warehouse stores offer grocery, and health and beauty care items, as well as meat, dairy, baked goods, and fresh produce items. The company’s marketplace stores comprise full-service grocery, pharmacy and health, and beauty departments, as well as perishable and general merchandise, including apparel, home goods, and toys. It operates supermarkets and multi-department stores under the banner names of Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, Harris Teeter, Jay C, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs, and Smith’s. As of April 27, 2015, the company operated 2,625 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 34 states and the District of Columbia under two dozen local banner names; and 782 convenience stores, 326 fine jewelry stores, 1,330 supermarket fuel centers, and 37 food processing plants in the United States. The Kroger Co. was founded in 1883 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

400,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/18/15
Founded in 1883

kroger co (KR) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
President and Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $785.2K
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice Presi...
Total Annual Compensation: $745.3K
Senior Vice President of Merchandising
Total Annual Compensation: $651.3K
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Total Annual Compensation: $708.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

kroger co (KR) Key Developments

Kroger Raises Quarterly Dividend, Payable on September 1, 2015

The Kroger Co. announced that its Board of Directors approved a 13.5% increase to the company's quarterly dividend, a two-for-one split of its common shares, and a new $500 million share repurchase program. The company's Board raised the quarterly dividend to 21 cents per share on a pre-split basis. Because the dividend will be paid after the stock split is effective, shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 14, 2015 will be paid 10.5 cents per split-adjusted share on September 1, 2015.

The Kroger Co. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended May 23, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Fiscal Year 2015

The Kroger Co. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended May 23, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported sales of $33,051 million against $32,961 million a year ago. Operating profit was $1,102 million against $930 million a year ago. Net earnings before income tax expense were $954 million against $783 million a year ago. Net earnings attributable to the company were $619 million or $1.27 per diluted share against $501 million or $0.99 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1,810 million against $1,780 million a year ago. Payments for property and equipment, including payments for lease buyouts were $934 million against $730 million a year ago. Excluding the effect of these charges, the company’s adjusted net earnings were $619 million or $1.25 per diluted share against $557 million, or $1.09 per diluted share a year ago. Net total debt was $11,307 million as on May 23, 2015 against $11,259 million as on May 24, 2014. Adjusted EBITDA was $5,419 million against $4,684 million a year ago. Capital investments, excluding mergers, acquisitions and purchases of leased facilities, totaled $915 million for the first quarter, compared to $709 million for the same period last year. The company confirmed its net earnings guidance range of $3.80 to $3.90 per diluted share for fiscal 2015. This range is within the company’s long-term net earnings per diluted share growth rate guidance of 8 — 11%, plus a growing dividend. The company continues to expect capital investments excluding mergers, acquisitions and purchases of leased facilities, to be in the $3.0 to $3.3 billion range for the year. The company raised its identical supermarket sales growth guidance, excluding fuel, to a range of 3.5% to 4.5% for fiscal 2015.  The original guidance was 3.0% to 4.0%.

Ledo to Supply Ice Cream to Kroger

Ledo will supply ice cream to Kroger on the basis of a signed cooperation agreement spanning 2015 and 2016. Ledo has already shipped the first volumes of ice-cream that will be offered at Kroger stores.

 

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