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July 28, 2014
11:58 EDTHSH, JBSAY, CALM, TSN, PPCPoultry leaders Tyson, Cal-Maine diverge after quarterly reports
Shares of two leaders in the poultry industry, Tyson Foods (TSN) and Cal-Maine Foods (CALM), are moving in opposite directions following their respective quarterly reports. Tyson, a food production company specializing in chicken and other proteins, were up after the company reported better than expected third quarter revenues, while shares of egg provider Cal-Maine are cracking after the company said it was "cautiously optimistic" about having a good start to full-year 2015. TYSON: Tyson Foods' adjusted Q3 earnings per share was 75c, which fell below analysts' consensus of 78c. The food provider's Q3 revenue was $9.68B, which exceeded analysts' consensus of 9.47B. In terms of guidance, Tyson guided fiscal year 2014 revenue to grow to $38B, compared to analysts' estimates of $36.85B. Tyson expects FY15 EPS growth of at least 10%. Analysts are expecting the company's FY15 EPS to be $3.16. The company sees FY15 revenue of $42B, above the analysts' consensus of $38.75B. Tyson Foods said that it expects fiscal year 2015 domestic protein production to increase 1% and also expects grain supplies to increase during the fiscal year, which should result in lower input costs as well as decreased costs for cattle and hog producers. U.S. chicken production is expected to increase around 2% in FY15 compared to FY14. The company expects lower feed costs for chicken in FY15 and said the Chicken segment's operating margin should be at or above 10% in FY15. Tyson also announced that has reached a definitive agreement with to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil to Pilgrim's Pride (PPC), whose majority owner is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBS SA (JBSAY). On its earnings conference call, Tyson backed its FY14 EPS view of "at least" $2.78, versus analysts' estimates of $2.91, and called 2015 earnings guidance "conservative." The company said the Hillshire Brands (HSH) acquisition is on-track to close in Q4 and sees synergies reaching $225M in 2015. CAL-MAINE: Meanwhile, Cal-Maine reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.30, which surpassed the consensus forecast of $1.15 from the two analysts covering the stock, according to First Call. The company's Q4 revenue was $371.6M, which was over $46M higher than the revenue it reported a year ago in the same period. Cal-Maine reported that it produced 195.63M total dozen eggs in Q4 and sold 249.44M total dozen eggs in the quarter. The company said its results reflect strong demand for shell eggs throughout the year from all the major market segments including retail, egg product and exports. Looking ahead to its FY15, Cal-Maine said that it is "cautiously optimistic" about a good start to the upcoming year. The company said current USDA projections for harvested acres and yields for both crops should be favorable for end users and help reduce feed costs in FY15. ANALYST REACTION: Sidoti downgraded Cal-Maine to Neutral from Buy due to valuation. The firm maintained its price target of $87 on the shares. PRICE ACTION: Near midday, shares of Tyson Foods rose $1.70, or 4.3%, to $41.24 and CalMaine foods fell $4.70. or 6%, to $74.59.
News For TSN;CALM;PPC;JBSAY;HSH From The Last 14 Days
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November 19, 2014
13:42 EDTTSNTyson Foods sees FY15 adjusted EPS $3.30-$3.40, consensus $3.40
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November 18, 2014
07:30 EDTTSNMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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November 17, 2014
10:29 EDTTSNTyson advances after profit beats expectations
Shares of meat producer Tyson Foods (TSN) are climbing after the company reported higher than expected profits and roughly in-line revenue. The company also made optimistic comments about the outlook for its meat products. WHAT'S NEW: Tyson reported fourth quarter earnings per share, excluding some items, of 87c, versus analysts' consensus estimate of 76c. The company's Q4 revenue of $10.11B was roughly in-line with expectations. Tyson provided fiscal 2015 EPS guidance of $3.30-$3.40, versus the consensus outlook of $3.33. However, the meat producer's fiscal 2015 revenue guidance came in at $42B, compared with the consensus outlook of $42.51B. Tyson expects its chicken segment to generate a 7%-9% return on sales over the long-term, but a return on sales of more than 10% in fiscal 2015. Hillshire Brands, which was acquired by Tyson earlier this year, should generate revenue synergies of $4B in fiscal 2015, added Tyson. Meanwhile, demand for beef is "very strong," and pork margins should be good in 2015, the meat producer stated. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Tyson gained 4% to $42.34. Other meat producers also advanced, with Sanderson Farms (SAFM) rising 0.5% to $84.17 and Hormel Foods (HRL) gaining 0.6% to $54.84.
09:49 EDTTSNTyson Foods says 'very optimistic' about demand in chicken segment
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09:26 EDTTSNTyson says demand for beef 'very strong'
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09:22 EDTTSNTyson Foods trades higher after earnings, levels to watch
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09:22 EDTTSNOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:35 EDTTSNTyson Foods sees Hillshire acquisition adding $4B in revenues in FY15
The company says "We expect to realize substantial synergies from combining our Prepared Foods business with Hillshire Brands. Synergies are expected to come primarily from operational improvements, purchasing and distribution. As we execute our Prepared Foods strategy, we estimate the impact of the Hillshire Brands synergies, along with the cost savings and the production efficiencies associated with the previously announced plant closures, will positively impact our Prepared Foods segment by more than $225 million in fiscal 2015, and more than $500 million by the third full year of ownership. As we continue to integrate these businesses and deliver the first year synergies, the near-term results for fiscal 2015 are expected to be above the top end of our prior range of 6% despite a projected increase in raw material costs. However, as a result of the improvements we have made in our Prepared Foods business, our acquisition of Hillshire Brands and the significant synergies we expect to realize over the next few years, we believe the long-term profitability of this business should be between 10-12%."
07:35 EDTTSNTyson Foods sees FY15 sales $42B, consensus $42.51B
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07:33 EDTTSNTyson Foods sees FY15 adjusted EPS $3.30-$3.40, consensus $3.33
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07:32 EDTTSNTyson Foods reports Q4 adjusted EPS 87c, consensus 76c
Reports Q4 revenue $10.11B, consensus $10.16B.
November 13, 2014
10:01 EDTTSNOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:44 EDTTSNTyson Foods initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
Target $48.

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