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C$62.20
Previous Close
C$62.26
Day High
C$62.30
Day Low
C$61.11
52 Week High
02/26/15 - C$66.88
52 Week Low
03/13/14 - C$45.35
Market Cap
25.4B
Average Volume 10 Days
977.2K
EPS TTM
C$0.54
Shares Outstanding
412.5M
EX-Date
03/11/15
P/E TM
113.6x
Dividend
C$0.98
Dividend Yield
1.58%
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Loblaw Companies Limited, a food and pharmacy company, provides grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, banking, and wireless mobile products and services in Canada and the United States. It operates through three segments: Retail, Financial Services, and Choice Properties. The Retail segment operates retail food and associate-owned drug stores, in-store pharmacies and other health and beauty products, gas bars, and apparel, and other general merchandise stores; and offers label programs, including the President’s Choice1, Life Brand, no name, and Joe Fresh brands. This segment also offers various loyalty programs, such as PC Plus, and Shoppers Optimum/Pharmaprix Optimum to consumers for shopping at its stores. The Financial Services segment provides credit card services, loyalty programs, personal banking services, deposit taking services, and telecommunication services, as well as home, auto, travel, life, and pet insurance services. The Choice Properties segment owns, develops, leases, and manages commercial properties. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in Brampton, Canada. Loblaw Companies Limited is a subsidiary of George Weston Limited.

195,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/26/15
Founded in 1956

loblaw companies ltd (L) Top Compensated Officers

Executive Chairman, President, Member of Mana...
Total Annual Compensation: C$1.0M
Chief Operating Officer and Member of Managem...
Total Annual Compensation: C$521.7K
Executive Vice President of Business Synergie...
Total Annual Compensation: C$521.7K
Chief Administrative Officer and Member of Ma...
Total Annual Compensation: C$520.2K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

loblaw companies ltd (L) Key Developments

Loblaw Reports Impairment Charges for the Fourth Quarter Ended December 31, 2014

Loblaw reported impairment charges for the fourth quarter ended January 3, 2015. For the period, the company recorded a net charge of CAD 1 million related to fixed assets and other related impairments.

Loblaw Companies Limited Declares Quarterly Dividend on Common and Second Preferred Shares, Payable on April 30, 2015

Loblaw Companies Limited Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.245 per common share payable on April 1, 2015 to shareholders of record on March 15, 2015 and a dividend on the Second Preferred Shares, Series A of $0.37 per share payable on April 30, 2015 to shareholders of record on April 15, 2015.

Loblaw Companies Limited Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended January 3, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for Full Year of 2015

Loblaw Companies Limited announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 3, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of CAD 11,413 million against CAD 7,640 million a year ago. EBITDA was CAD 900 million against CAD 492 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was CAD 950 million against CAD 489 million a year ago. Operating income was CAD 507 million against CAD 296 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was CAD 681 million against CAD 293 million a year ago. Net earnings were CAD 247 million against CAD 114 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings were CAD 396 million against CAD 161 million a year ago. Basic net earnings per common share were CAD 0.60 against CAD 0.41 a year ago. Adjusted basic net earnings per common share were CAD 0.96 against CAD 0.57 per share a year ago. This increase was primarily due to the increase in adjusted net earnings, partially offset by the dilutive effect of the 119.5 million common shares issued as partial consideration for the acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart. Cash flows from operating activities were CAD 952 million against CAD 738 million a year ago. Fixed asset purchases were CAD 358 million against CAD 304 million a year ago. Intangible asset additions were CAD 42 million. Earnings before income taxes were CAD 338 million against CAD 155 million a year ago. Free cash flow was CAD 439 million against CAD 336 million a year ago. The increase in free cash flow was primarily due to higher cash flows from operating activities, partially offset by an increase in capital investments as well as higher interest payments. The increase in EBITDA was positively impacted by adjustments of CAD 50 million including restructuring of franchise fees (CAD 40 million) and restructuring costs incurred in 2013 (CAD 32 million), which were not incurred in 2014. Operating income was negatively impacted by the net adjustments related to EBITDA of CAD 50 million and by the amortization of intangible assets of CAD 124 million related to the acquisition of Shoppers Drug Mart. Capital expenditure was CAD 400 million. For the year, the company reported revenue of CAD 42,611 million against CAD 32,371 million a year ago. EBITDA was CAD 2,134 million against CAD 2,145 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was CAD 3,236 million against CAD 2,106 million a year ago. Operating income was CAD 662 million against CAD 1,321 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was CAD 2,181 million against CAD 1,282 million a year ago. Net earnings were CAD 53 million against CAD 627 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings were CAD 1,224 million against CAD 696 million a year ago. Basic net earnings per common share were CAD 0.14 against CAD 2.23 a year ago. Adjusted basic net earnings per common share were CAD 3.22 against CAD 2.48 per share a year ago. Cash flows from operating activities were CAD 2,569 million against CAD 1,491 million a year ago. Fixed asset purchases were CAD 996 million against CAD 865 million a year ago. Intangible asset additions were CAD 90 million against CAD 12 million a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were CAD 78 million against CAD 853 million a year ago. Free cash flow was CAD 977 million compared to CAD 244 million in 2013. The increase in free cash flow was primarily due to higher cash flows from operating activities, partially offset by an increase in capital investments as well as higher interest payments. Capital expenditure was CAD 1.1 billion. On a full year comparative basis, reflecting 2014 financial results for Loblaw and Shoppers Drug Mart, in 2015 the company expects to: maintain positive same-store sales and stable gross margin (excluding synergies) in its retail segment; grow adjusted operating income in its core grocery business, excluding synergies; experience a decline in adjusted operating income in its core pharmacy business, excluding synergies, as a result of investments in key projects and other factors; grow consolidated adjusted net earnings (including synergies) relative to 2014, with adjusted basic net earnings per common share being moderated due to a significantly increased weighted average share count (approximately 412 million in 2015 versus approximately 380 million in 2014); target a capital expenditure program of approximately CAD 1,200 million. The company expects adjusted tax rate to remain between 26% and 27%. The company expects approximately CAD 1.1 billion in adjusted depreciation and amortization for the full year 2015. The company expects adjusted interest expense for the full year to be approximately CAD 500 million and CAD 135 million in first quarter of 2015.

 

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