Kellogg says expects continued cost inflation in 2013 Sees inflation approximately 5%, but sees cost savings at high end of 3%-4% range. Says inflation to be more front-end loaded, savings more back-end loaded. Says sees FY gross margin down approximately 50bps. Says has started to make changes that will increase margins of Pringles business over time. Says economic conditions remain difficult in Europe, but sees profit there in 2013. Says likely to repurchase shares to the extent of options proceeds to reduce dilution impact. Comments made on the Q4 earnings conference call.
Kellogg says has taken some coverage on commodities and packaging for 2015 Says Q3 performance "mostly as expected." Says making progress on Project K. Says has taken some coverage on commodities and packaging for 2015. Sees improvement in operating profit in Q4 in North America, but sees operating profit down for the year. Sees FY14 interest expense $210M. Sees FY14 Project K costs 60c-65c per share. Comments made on the Q3 earnings conference call.
Kellogg sees FY14 CapEx 4%-5% of net sales Says essentially covered on commodities and packaging for 2014. Says making good progress supplier-financing initiative. Sees FY CapEx 4%-5% of net sales. Comments from slides that will be presented on the Q3 earnings conference call.