July 28, 2014 9:30 AM ET

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Company Overview of Danone

Company Overview

Danone produces and distributes food and beverage products. The company’s Fresh Dairy Products division provides yogurts, fermented fresh dairy products, and specialized dairy products under the Activia, Danonino, Fruchtswerge, Danoninho, Petit Gervais, Danimals, Serenito, Milkuat, Tëma, Actimel, Danacol, Densia, Oikos, Danio, Danette, Fantasia, Danissimo, YoCrunch, Vitalinea, Taillefine, and Ser brands. Its Waters division offers packaged natural, flavored, and vitamin-enriched water under Evian, Volvic, Bonafont, Mizone, Aqua, Fontvella, Lanjarón, Villavicencio, Villa del Sur, and Zywiec Zdroj brands. The company’s Early Life Nutrition division produces and distributes specialized food for...

17, Boulevard Haussmann

Paris,  75009

France

Founded in 1899

104,642 Employees

Phone:

33 1 44 35 20 20

Key Executives for Danone

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 59
Total Annual Compensation: $2.5M
Vice Chairman
Age: 50
Total Annual Compensation: $1.4M
Vice Chairman and Deputy General Manager
Age: 58
Total Annual Compensation: $1.4M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Danone Key Developments

Danone Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and First Half Ended June 30, 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year 2014

Danone reported consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and first half ended June 30, 2014. For the period, the company’s sales were €10,467 million against €11,058 million a year ago. Trading operating income was €1,180 million against €1,475 million a year ago. Underlying net income ­ Group share was €1,180 million against €1,475 million a year ago. Underlying net income ­ Group share was €683 million against €873 million a year ago. Underlying fully-diluted EPS was €1.16 against €1.48 a year ago. Net debt was €8,678 million as on June 30, 2014 against €7,966 million as on December 31, 2013. Pre-tax income was €925 million against €1,084 million a year ago. Net income per share before and after dilution was €1.03 against €1.64 a year ago. Capital expenditure was €20 million against €21 million a year ago. Cash-flow from operating activities was €641 million against €1,088 million a year ago. Operating income was €1,084 million against €1,184 million a year ago. For the quarter, the company reported sales of €5,406 million against €5,720 million a year ago. For the year 2014, the company expects like-for-like sales growth of between 4.5% and 5.5%. Trading operating margin expected to be stable within a range of -20 bps and +20 bps, reflecting the flexibility that the Group seeks to manage its operations, in particular for its Early Life Nutrition business in Asia. The company expects free cash-flow of around €1.5 billion excluding exceptional items.

Danone, H1 2014 Earnings Call, Jul 25, 2014

Danone, H1 2014 Earnings Call, Jul 25, 2014

BRF S.A. Reportedly Interests Buyers

Grupo Lala, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:LALA B), Danone (ENXTPA:BN) and Groupe Lactalis S.A. are the potential suitors for BRF S.A. (BOVESPA:BRFS3), Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter. BTG Pactual Group (BOVESPA:BBTG11) is believed to be hired by Grupo Lala, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV:LALA B) for the bid.

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