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May 19, 2014
11:27 EDTCPB, KRFT, CAG, ULCampbell Soup falls after revenues miss, guidance cut
Shares of soup and convenience food maker Campbell Soup (CPB) are falling after the company reported mixed third quarter results and lowered its fiscal 2014 outlook. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Campbell Soup reported Q3 adjusted earnings per share of 62c and revenue of $1.97B, compared to expectations of 59c and $2.0B, respectively. The company forecast FY14 adjusted EPS at the low end of its previously issued $2.53-$2.58 range, compared to consensus of $2.53. Campbell now expects sales from continuing operations will grow approximately 3% in the current fiscal year, compared with the previous range of 4%-5%. FY14 consensus is $8.35B. Full-year growth in adjusted EBIT is expected to be at the low end of the previously forecast range of 4%-6%. The company cited a challenging consumer environment and harsh winter weather for the weak forecast. It said consumers are suffering from continued underemployment, rising fuel, home and healthcare costs, and that these factors are "significantly" affecting purchasing behavior. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Campbell Soup fell $1.13, or 2.5%, to $43.99 on heavy trading volume. Including today's pull back, the stock is down nearly 8% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Other companies in the packaged foods space include ConAgra Foods (CAG), Kraft Foods (KRFT) and Unilever (UL) .
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February 1, 2016
16:09 EDTCAGConAgra sees $1.6B tax asset from sale of private label operations to TreeHouse
ConAgra Foods announced the completion of the sale of its private label operations to TreeHouse Foods for proceeds of $2.7B in cash, excluding transaction-related expenses and subject to post-closing adjustments. A total of approximately 9,500 employees transitioned to TreeHouse Foods, including plant employees and those supporting the private label business located at the St. Louis, Mo., Downers Grove, Ill., and Omaha, Neb., office locations. Certain private label operations with a strong connection to ConAgra Foods' existing Consumer Foods business were not part of the sale, specifically canned pasta, cooking spray, peanut butter, pudding/gels, Gelit frozen pasta product offerings, as well as the HK Anderson and Kangaroo brand equities, trademarks and business portfolios. Results for these operations, which were not material, were moved to the Consumer Foods reporting segment in Q1. ConAgra Foods generated approximately $2.7B in cash proceeds from the sale, less transaction expenses, and intends to utilize the net proceeds primarily for debt reduction. The company expects the transaction to result in a tax asset of approximately $1.6B, which can be used to offset potential future capital gains over the next five years.

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