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C$70.53
Previous Close
C$70.92
Day High
C$70.91
Day Low
C$70.08
52 Week High
09/10/13 - C$83.29
52 Week Low
06/2/14 - C$64.63
Market Cap
6.5B
Average Volume 10 Days
165.4K
EPS TTM
C$4.67
Shares Outstanding
58.0M
EX-Date
07/11/14
P/E TM
15.1x
Dividend
C$1.08
Dividend Yield
1.49%
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empire co ltd 'a' (EMP/A) Details

Empire Company Limited is engaged in the food retail, real estate, and investment and other operations in Canada. It is involved in the food products retailing business through various store formats, including full service stores that serve total food shopping requirements with a range of specialty departments; fresh service stores; community service stores; discount service stores; and convenience service stores. The company owns or franchises approximately 1,500 retail stores in 10 provinces under various banners, including Sobeys, Sobeys extra, IGA extra, Safeway, Thrifty Foods, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Bonichoix, Les Marchés Tradition, and Lawtons Drugs stores, as well as approximately 350 retail fuel locations under the Safeway, Shell, and Fast Fuel banners. It is also engaged in the wholesale distribution of a range of products to affiliated retail stores and independent wholesale accounts; and operation of ‘Cash and Carry’ wholesale outlets in the West and Atlantic provinces for the supply of products to convenience store and restaurant operators. In addition, the company owns, manages, and operates a portfolio of commercial properties; and develops residential land principally in Ontario, Western Canada, as well as in the United States. Empire Company Limited was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Stellarton, Canada.

125,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/26/14
Founded in 1907

empire co ltd 'a' (EMP/A) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Direct...
Total Annual Compensation: C$826.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Total Annual Compensation: C$483.0K
President of Sobeys Multi-Format Operations
Total Annual Compensation: C$508.5K
Vice President of Real Estate, Director, Chai...
Total Annual Compensation: C$218.7K
Non-Independent Director, Member of Oversight...
Total Annual Compensation: C$276.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

empire co ltd 'a' (EMP/A) Key Developments

Empire Company Limited to Close 50 Underperforming Sobeys Grocery Stores

Empire Co. Ltd. announced that it's closing about 50 underperforming Sobeys to improve its net earnings. Empire, which owns Sobeys, said about 60% of the affected Sobeys stores are in Western Canada.

Empire Co. Ltd. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended May 4, 2014

Empire Co. Ltd. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and year ended May 4, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported sales of $5,937.5 million against $4,257.4 million for the same period last year. EBITDA was $147.4 million against $238.6 million for the same period last year. Operating income was $22.9 million against $150.3 million for the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA was $318.7 million against $230.1 million for the same period last year. Adjusted operating income was $199.0 million against $141.8 million for the same period last year. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations were $131.3 million against $95.7 million for the same period last year. Net earnings from continuing operations were $1.5 million against $102.5 million for the same period last year. Net earnings were $0.8 million against $105.9 million for the same period last year. Adjusted EPS from continuing operations (fully diluted) was $1.42 against $1.40 for the same period last year. EPS from continuing operations (fully diluted) was $0.02 against $1.51 for the same period last year. Cash flows from operating activities were $438.7 million compared to $237.7 million a year ago. Property, equipment and investment property purchases were $166.8 million compared to $131.6 million a year ago. Free cash flow was $626.1 million compared to $187.5 million a year ago. For the year, the company reported sales of $20,993.0 million against $17,400.8 million for the same period last year. EBITDA was $755.3 million against $918.1 million for the same period last year. Operating income was $328.5 million against $573.2 million for the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA was $1,043.3 million against $898.3 million for the same period last year. Adjusted operating income was $630.2 million against $553.4 million for the same period last year. Adjusted net earnings from continuing operations were $383.1 million against $356.8 million for the same period last year. Net earnings from continuing operations were $151.0 million against $372.3 million for the same period last year. Net earnings were $235.4 million against $379.5 million for the same period last year. Adjusted EPS from continuing operations (fully diluted) was $4.78 against $5.24 for the same period last year. EPS from continuing operations (fully diluted) was $1.88 against $5.47 for the same period last year. Cash flows from operating activities were $787.4 million compared to $781.0 million a year ago. Property, equipment and investment property purchases were $571.4 million compared to $531.9 million a year ago. Free cash flow was $869.1 million compared to $430.2 million a year ago.

Empire Company Limited Declares Quarterly Dividend Both on Non-Voting Class A Shares and the Class B Common Shares, Payable on July 31, 2014

The Board of Directors of Empire Company Limited declared a quarterly dividend of $0.27 per share on both the Non-Voting Class A shares and the Class B common shares that will be payable on July 31, 2014 to shareholders of record on July 15, 2014.

 

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