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Last C$101.31 CAD
Change Today +1.05 / 1.05%
Volume 45.7K
WN On Other Exchanges
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weston (george) ltd (WN) Snapshot

Open
C$99.98
Previous Close
C$100.26
Day High
C$101.31
Day Low
C$99.82
52 Week High
03/5/15 - C$107.24
52 Week Low
07/11/14 - C$77.75
Market Cap
13.0B
Average Volume 10 Days
211.8K
EPS TTM
C$1.95
Shares Outstanding
127.9M
EX-Date
06/11/15
P/E TM
52.1x
Dividend
C$1.70
Dividend Yield
1.66%
Current Stock Chart for WESTON (GEORGE) LTD (WN)

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weston (george) ltd (WN) Details

George Weston Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in food processing and distribution business in Canada and internationally. It 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, as well as Girl Scout cookies; and distributes cookies and control brand products. 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 North America 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 names. The Loblaw segment retails grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, and wireless mobile products and services. This segment also provides financial 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, life, and pet insurance; and gift card and mobile phone services. 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, PC Organics, PC Blue Menu, PC black label, The Decadent, Everyday Essentials, T&T, Life Brand, and Joe Fresh. George Weston Limited was founded in 1882 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

200,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/5/15
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$1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: C$600.4K
President of Loblaw
Total Annual Compensation: C$1.0M
Executive Chairman of Loblaw Companies Limite...
Total Annual Compensation: C$1.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

weston (george) ltd (WN) Key Developments

George Weston Limited Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 28, 2015

George Weston Limited announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 28, 2015. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of CAD 10,409 million compared to CAD 7,612 million a year ago. Foreign currency translation positively impacted sales by approximately 7.2%. Excluding the impact of foreign currency translation, sales increased 5%, primarily due to an increase in volumes across all business units and a combined impact of pricing and changes in sales mix. Operating income was CAD 519 million compared to CAD 378 million a year ago. Earnings before income taxes were CAD 342 million compared to CAD 210 million a year ago. Net earnings attributable to shareholders of the company was CAD 167 million or CAD 1.23 per diluted share compared to CAD 120 million or CAD 0.85 per diluted share a year ago. Cash flows from operating activities were CAD 517 million compared to CAD 2 million a year ago. Fixed asset purchases were CAD 244 million compared to CAD 117 million a year ago. Intangible asset additions were CAD 27 million compared to CAD 13 million a year ago. Adjusted EBITDA was CAD 850 million, an increase of CAD 302 million or 55.1%. Adjusted operating income was CAD 586 million, an increase of CAD 249 million or 73.9%. Adjusted operating income in the first quarter of 2015 was negatively impacted by higher input costs, new plant costs and investments in capabilities and innovation. Adjusted basic net earnings per common share were CAD 1.19, an increase of CAD 0.30 or 33.7%. Free cash flow was CAD 81 million. EBITDA was CAD 907 million compared to CAD 589 million a year ago. Adjusted net earnings attributable to shareholders of the company were CAD 162 million compared to CAD 124 million a year ago. Adjusted earnings before taxes were CAD 448 million compared to CAD 241 million a year ago.

George Weston Limited Declares Quarterly Dividend on Common Shares and Preferred Shares, Payable on July 1, 2015

George Weston Limited announced dividend increase of approximately 1.2% from CAD 0.42 per common share to CAD 0.425 per common share for the first quarter ended March 28, 2015, payable on July 1, 2015, to shareholders of record June 15, 2015. The company also declared a dividend of CAD 0.3625 on preferred shares, Series I, CAD 0.3250 on preferred shares, Series III, CAD 0.3250 on preferred shares, Series IV and CAD 0.296875 on preferred shares, Series V, payable on July 1, 2015, to shareholders of record of June 15, 2015.

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Price/Earnings 100.0x
Price/Sales 0.3x
Price/Book 1.9x
Price/Cash Flow 74.6x
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