sonoco products co (SON) Key Developments
Sonoco Products Company Announces Retirement of Lloyd W. Newton from its Board of Directors
Dec 24 14
On December 24, 2014, Lloyd W. Newton retired from the Board of Directors of Sonoco Products Company having reached the age of 72, the mandatory retirement age for members of the Board.
Sonoco Revises Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2014
Dec 5 14
Sonoco revised earnings guidance for the full year 2014. The company expects base earnings to be at the high end or slightly higher than the company's previously announced guidance of $0.59 to $0.64 and $2.46 to $2.51 per diluted share, respectively. Base earnings and base earnings per diluted share are non-GAAP financial measures adjusted to remove restructuring charges, asset impairment charges, acquisition expenses and other items, if any, the exclusion of which the company believes improves comparability and analysis of the underlying financial performance of the business. The company is projecting to generate approximately $424 million in cash from operations in 2014 and free cash flow of approximately $110 million after spending $185 million on capital and $129 million on cash dividends to shareholders.
The company provided earnings guidance for the full year 2015. The company expects base earnings per diluted share to be in the range of $2.63 to $2.73, with a projected midpoint target of $2.68 per diluted share. The company's mid-point guidance assumes $0.28 per share improvement from the company's base operations stemming from a combination of volume growth, a positive price/cost relationship, productivity gains and a reduced share count. In addition, the company expects to achieve $0.10 per share in earnings accretion from the recently completed acquisition of Weidenhammer Packaging Group. The company is projecting cash from operations of $505 million and free cash flow of $154 million. The company pointed out the higher cash from operations is being driven by improved earnings and the add-back of depreciation, both of which are favorably impacted by the addition of Weidenhammer and lower pension contributions. Capital spending is expected to increase to approximately $218 million in 2015 due primarily to higher investments in the company's consumer-related businesses.
Sonoco Eyes Acquisitions
Dec 5 14
Sonoco Products Co. (NYSE:SON) is looking for acquisition opportunities. Jack Sanders, Chief Executive Officer and President of Sonoco, said that we will continue to make accretive acquisitions, which, on average, should provide about an additional 2% of annualized growth.
Sonoco Products Co. - Shareholder/Analyst Call
Nov 24 14
To provide a strategic overview of the company, including a financial update and outlook
Sonoco Products Co. Presents at 2014 US Basic Materials Conference, Dec-10-2014 02:05 PM
Nov 11 14
Sonoco Products Co. Presents at 2014 US Basic Materials Conference, Dec-10-2014 02:05 PM. Venue: Four Seasons, Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Speakers: Barry L. Saunders, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Vice President, M. Jack Sanders, Chief Executive Officer, President, Director and Member of Executive Committee.