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Last C$100.39 CAD
Change Today -3.83 / -3.67%
Volume 364.2K
As of 4:16 PM 03/6/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

weston (george) ltd (WN) Snapshot

Open
C$103.98
Previous Close
C$104.22
Day High
C$104.49
Day Low
C$99.42
52 Week High
03/5/15 - C$107.24
52 Week Low
07/11/14 - C$77.75
Market Cap
12.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
213.1K
EPS TTM
C$1.29
Shares Outstanding
127.9M
EX-Date
03/11/15
P/E TM
78.1x
Dividend
C$1.68
Dividend Yield
1.67%
Current Stock Chart for WESTON (GEORGE) LTD (WN)

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weston (george) ltd (WN) Details

George Weston Limited, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the food processing and distribution business. The company operates through two segments, Weston Foods and Loblaw. The Weston Foods segment produces fresh, frozen, and specialty bakery products, including breads, rolls, bagels, tortillas, donuts, cakes, pies, cookies, crackers, and other baked goods. This segment also provides control brand products to retailers and consumer food companies; supplies ice cream cones and sandwich wafers to the dairy industry; and supplies Girl Scout cookies. It sells its branded and control branded products through national and regional supermarkets, wholesale and club stores, convenience stores, food service distributors, and outlets, as well as other food retailing customers in the North America and certain international markets under Wonder, Country Harvest, D’Italiano, Gadoua, Weston, ACE Bakery, Première Fournée de Weston, Deli World, All But Gluten, Casa Mendosa, and Flat Oven Bakery. The Loblaw segment retails food products, as well as provides drugstore, gas bars, apparel, and other general merchandise products and services. This segment also provides financial products and services under the President’s Choice Financial brand, including the President’s Choice Financial MasterCard through the broker channel; personal banking services through the direct banking division of a Canadian chartered bank; home, auto, travel, and pet insurances; and gift card and mobile phone services, including The Mobile Shop and PC Mobile. It markets control brand products in the food, health and beauty, apparel, and general merchandise categories under various brand names, including President’s Choice, PC, no name, Joe Fresh, PC Organics, Blue Menu, PC black label, Club Pack, Free From, The Decadent, PC G.R.E.E.N, PC Nutrition First, Exact, T&T, Teddy’s Choice, Tera Gear, Jump Kids World, and Everyday Essentials. The company was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

140,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1882

weston (george) ltd (WN) Top Compensated Officers

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Office...
Total Annual Compensation: C$1.0M
President and Non-Independent Director
Total Annual Compensation: C$1.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: C$551.3K
President of Loblaw
Total Annual Compensation: C$1.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

weston (george) ltd (WN) Key Developments

George Weston Limited Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015

George Weston Limited provided earnings guidance for the full year 2015. For the year, the company announced it will step up its investment in innovation, research and product development and consumer insight to make sure the company continues to maintain and build its leadership positions in the categories where it is strong. What all of these means, is that adjusted operating income in 2015 will be negatively impacted, particularly in the first half. Volume growth and productivity will partly mitigate the decline, but in overall terms, the company expects the decline in full year adjusted operating income to be marginally greater than that experienced in 2014 on an equivalent 52-week basis.

George Weston Limited Declares Quarterly Dividend on Common Shares and Preferred Shares, Payable on April 1, 2015; Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014

George Weston Limited's board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of CAD 0.42 per common share payable on April 1, 2015, to shareholders of record of March 15, 2015. The company also declared a dividend of CAD 0.3250 on preferred shares, Series III and Series IV and CAD 0.296875 on preferred shares, Series V, payable on April 1, 2015, to shareholders of record of March 15, 2015. The company reported consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company's revenue was CAD 11,734 million compared to CAD 7,919 million a year ago. Operating income was CAD 622 million compared to CAD 376 million a year ago. Earnings before income taxes was CAD 391 million compared to CAD 270 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations was CAD 296 million compared to CAD 219 million a year ago. Net earnings was CAD 296 million compared to CAD 219 million a year ago. Diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations was CAD 1.17 compared to CAD 1.30 a year ago. Diluted net earnings per share was CAD 1.17 compared to CAD 1.30 a year ago. Cash flows from operating activities of continuing operations was CAD 1,090 million compared to CAD 813 million a year ago. Fixed asset purchases was CAD 405 million compared to CAD 341 million a year ago. Intangible asset additions was CAD 42 million. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to shareholders of the company was CAD 161 million compared to CAD 177 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations available to common shareholders was CAD 151 million compared to CAD 167 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations available to common shareholders for diluted was CAD 150 million compared to CAD 166 million a year ago. EBITDA was CAD 1,032 million compared to CAD 588 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was CAD 1,022 million compared to CAD 554 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was CAD 736 million compared to CAD 343 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income excluding Shoppers Drug Mart was CAD 446 million compared to CAD 343 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to shareholders of the company was CAD 212 million compared to CAD 135 million a year ago. Adjusted basic net earnings per common share from continuing operations was CAD 1.58 compared to CAD 0.98 a year ago. Adjusted earnings before taxes was CAD 583 million compared to CAD 241 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations available to common shareholders of the Company was CAD 202 million compared to CAD 125 million a year ago. For the year, the company's revenue was CAD 43,918 million compared to CAD 33,582 million a year ago. Operating income was CAD 973 million compared to CAD 1,616 million a year ago. Earnings before income taxes was CAD 158 million compared to CAD 1,119 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations was CAD 134 million compared to CAD 846 million a year ago. Net earnings was CAD 134 million compared to CAD 904 million a year ago. Diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations was CAD 0.64 compared to CAD 4.43 a year ago. Diluted net earnings per share was CAD 0.64 compared to CAD 4.89 a year ago. Cash flows from operating activities of continuing operations was CAD 2,851 million compared to CAD 1,738 million a year ago. Fixed asset purchases was CAD 1,124 million compared to CAD 976 million a year ago. Intangible asset additions was CAD 90 million compared to CAD 12 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations attributable to shareholders of the company was CAD 126 million compared to CAD 614 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations available to common shareholders was CAD 82 million compared to CAD 570 million a year ago. Net earnings from continuing operations available to common shareholders for diluted was CAD 82 million compared to CAD 566 million a year ago. EBITDA was CAD 2,515 million compared to CAD 2,507 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was CAD 3,539 million compared to CAD 2,420 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income was CAD 2,414 million compared to CAD 1,533 million a year ago. Adjusted operating income excluding Shoppers Drug Mart was CAD 1,630 million compared to CAD 1,533 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations attributable to shareholders of the company was CAD 728 million compared to CAD 586 million a year ago. Adjusted basic net earnings per common share from continuing operations was CAD 5.35 compared to CAD 4.25 a year ago. Adjusted earnings before taxes was CAD 1,848 million compared to CAD 1,130 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations available to common shareholders of the Company was CAD 684 million compared to CAD 542 million a year ago.

George Weston Limited Declares Quarterly Dividend on Preferred Shares, Series I, Payable on March 15, 2015

George Weston Limited's board of directors announced that it has declared a quarterly dividend on George Weston Limited Preferred Shares, Series I, at $0.3625 per share payable March 15, 2015, to shareholders of record February 28, 2015.

 

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Price/Earnings 100.0x
Price/Sales 0.3x
Price/Book 1.9x
Price/Cash Flow 84.4x
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