Just watched the CEO on Cramer's show.
They are taking baby steps with CBD.
MDLZ & ACB?<>3 Brand-Name Food and Beverage Companies That Want In on the Marijuana Craze
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Bill Ackman's long thesis for Mondelez
Great summary of Bill Ackman's 1Q17 Letter
1Q17 Earnings: reported organic sales growth of 0.6%, driven by pricing growth (1.1%) and a volume decline (0.5%); all regions experienced growth with exception of North America
Despite the modest top-line growth, operating profit margins expanded significantly to 16.8%, driven primarily by a reduction in overhead costs as percentage of sales reflecting the implementation of zero-based budgeting and the rollout of global shared services
Management remains committed to its 2018 operating profit margin target of 17% to 18%
Mondelez is one of the few large-cap packaged food companies that is demonstrating both margin expansion and top-line organic growth
Over the long-term, believe that MDLZ’s categories and geographic footprint give it a significant advantage, especially in emerging markets where MDLZ’s large market shares and robust routes to market should drive accelerated growth
This Trade is Good for One Thing and One thing Only, to Swing the 3% that it goes up and down on every 6 to 8 weeks.
Flash forward ~15 months later. WSJ op-ed from Yale professor, criticizing activist investor Peltz. Yale professor appears for interview on CNBC, in 7:30-9 am time frame today, defending his position taken in WSJ.
Peltz appears on CNBC during noon hour by phone to defend his record in Trion since investment with respect to Kraft/MDLZ, criticizing Yale professor as omitting data or relying on inaccurate data. Yale professor responds by twitter or email whatever in real time.
Did you see the above in real-time? Any comments?
I found the entire process to be a fascinating piece of media/journalism. No current position in MDLZ myself, but thought Peltz had the better of debate.
MDLZ slides from CAGNY presentation today (46 pages):
Key message: There’s a strong correlation between global GDP and consumption of packaged snack foods, particularly biscuits (cookies) and chocolate. In 2013, emerging markets comprised 40% of MDLZ's overall sales, growing 9% YoY.
Could be why it took a roll back ?
Saw That... Thanks..........
Clarification: The $1.55-1.60 EPS guidance range for 2013 is on a constant currency basis; if exchange rates remain where they are today, they will incur a headwind of $0.05/sh, resulting in an effective EPS guidance range of $1.50-1.55.
Sold,,, Waiting To Buy Back In,,,,,
Oh Yes ! The MM'S will take it there before next earnings!
Just Watch !!!!!!
MDLZ boosts dividend and buyback authorization, sending share-price 4% higher:
The buyback authorization was increased to $6M (from $1.2B) and the dividend payout was hiked 8% to an annualized rate of $0.56. The dividend yield at the current share price is 1.7%.
MDLZ maintained its 2013 non-GAAP EPS guidance of $1.55-1.60.
MDLZ Still An Awesome Play...........
Found this today....
A couple underrated foods companies include J.M. Smucker and Mondelez (NASDAQ: MDLZ). Smucker is one of the great peanut butter-coffee combo companies, while Mondelez is the international spinoff from Kraft Food Group.
Its key segment is the biscuit category, accounting for over 30% of revenues, with 27% of revenue from the chocolate category, 17% from beverages, 15% from gum and candy and 9% from cheese and grocery. Mondelez's key brands include Oreo, Ritz, Chips Ahoy, Cadbury and Trident.
Unlike General Mills and Kellogg, Mondelez already has impressive international exposure, with about 80% of sales are expected to come from outside of North America in 2013.
Rumors are floating that billionaire activist Nelson Peltz might be looking to push Pepsi's snack food business and Mondelez to merge. This is big news, as I think this could be a big positive for both companies. The stock is down over 5% during the past month. This could be a good time to buy into the stock.
Mondelez has reaffirmed its 2013 organic revenue growth target of 5%, while upping its earnings guidance to $1.55 to $1.60 per share. At the mid-point, that would be 13% year over year EPS growth. This international snack company also pays investors a 1.8% dividend yield on a 50% payout of earnings.
Hey, Check This Out...........
With Mondelez focusing on international emerging markets, especially China, and Smithfield Foods being acquired by a Chinese company, they both have similar interests. But Mondelez is trading at a valuation significantly lower than Smithfield's. If the former were bought out at a valuation similar to the latter's, the shares could go for $40 each. That is a 33 premium over current market value, which would be a handsome reward for today's call buyer.
Thanks awesome news......
,,,,,,Thanks coming off Mays $32 she should bounce nicely here @$28
The Board Already Approved The Buyback Along With The Dividend in 2012. We should see it over the next 3 Years. Anyone know when the first round takes place ?
,,,,,,,They do the share buy back? Oreos only snack in their portfolio worth mentioning.
Looking Good,,,, Yum Yum Yum !!
The snack food and beverages product company, Mondelez International (MDLZ), is next in our list with a stake in this fund's equity portfolio of 1,836,976 shares. This represents an absolute difference of 1,310,538 shares compared to the previous quarter. The value of the equity in the portfolio rose by 320%, indicating Marshall Wace LLC is bullish, and the fact that shares are in the green year-to-date. Sporting a trailing P/E of 18.20 and a forward P/E of 17.52, Mondelez is expected to increase its earnings over the intermediate term, and long-term investors have reasons to be bullish as well. Mondelez has a beta of 0.48 as well, indicating that its risk level is comfortable for even the most risk-adverse of investors.
A related question is whether a bid (if it occurs at all) will be "friendly" or hostile.
Man,,,Dog With A "BONE",,,,,,,
Any guess to bid made for MDLZ by PEP ?? $39 ??
According to the most recent filing, Peltz's Trian Fund Management now has a $270 million stake in PepsiCo and a $494 million stake in Mondelez. For Mondelez, this equates to less than 1 percent of its market capitalization. For PepsiCo, Peltz's stake represents little more than a rounding error however the fact that Peltz and PepsiCo are already engaging in "strategic, long-term" discussions suggests that the investor has big plans for these firms.
MDLZ "raised" 2013 non-GAAP EPS guidance by $0.03 due to a one-time tax benefit; the new range is $1.55-1.60 (up from $1.52-1.57):
However, inasmuch as the one-time tax benefit was worth $0.07, MDLZ is effectively lowering 2013 non-GAAP EPS guidance by $0.04 compared to prior guidance. (Note: the above figures are all on a constant-currency basis.)
MDLZ 1Q13 items…
Right On !!!!!!!!!!
It could happen, but it’s a longshot, IMO. I think MDLZ shareholders will do well regardless of whether the company is acquired by PEP. Regards, Dew
Please Read And Let Me Know What You Think........
Looks very very interesting !!!!
Whatever happens with Peltz, it's going to be a relatively slow process—i.e. 12-18 months, IMO. I like MDLZ for the long haul, so no hurry.
Looks Like MDLZ Struggling To Hold Friday's Gain...
I'll like to see Peltz drop one more round of change just to know he is serious and not just wanting to turn a fast buck.
Peltz was instrumental in turning around HNZ (which was eventually acquired by a Buffett consortium). I think he will keep pushing.
Looks Like He's A Dog With A Bone.........
He wants this one bad.... How far do you think MDLZ will rise ?
I'm sure KRFT will ride MDLZ'S coattails........
MDLZ +5% to new high as Nelson Peltz discloses $1.3B stake:
Peltz also disclosed a $1.4B stake in PEP and wants to merge the two companies, as previously reported.
Looks like KRFT is riding MDLZ coat tails ?