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wesfarmers ltd (WES) Snapshot

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A$43.00
Previous Close
A$42.73
Day High
A$43.25
Day Low
A$42.87
52 Week High
11/25/13 - A$44.60
52 Week Low
06/13/13 - A$36.76
Market Cap
49.1B
Average Volume 10 Days
1.7M
EPS TTM
A$2.09
Shares Outstanding
1.1B
EX-Date
02/24/14
P/E TM
20.6x
Dividend
A$2.69
Dividend Yield
7.41%
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Wesfarmers Limited is engaged in the retail; coal mining and production; gas processing and distribution; insurance; industrial and safety product distribution; chemicals and fertilizers manufacture; and investment businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. The company operates 756 BI-LO supermarkets; 810 liquor stores trading under the Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, and First Choice Liquor Superstores brands; 92 hotels; 636 fuel and convenience store outlets under the Coles Express name; and an online supermarket. It also offers home improvement and outdoor living products through 210 warehouse stores, 67 small format stores, and 36 trade centers under the Bunnings name; office products and solutions through 150 Officeworks stores; apparel and general merchandise through 190 Kmart stores; and automotive services, repairs, and tires through 263 Kmart Tyre & Auto Service centers, as well as is involved in the retail of building materials, and office and technology products. In addition, the company is engaged in property business; and supplying and distributing maintenance, repair, and operating products, as well as industrial safety products and services. Further, it manufactures and markets industrial gases and equipment; supplies and distributes industrial safety products and services; and extracts, markets, and distributes LPG and LNG. Additionally, the company provides rural and small business regional insurance; general insurance; insurance broking services; risk management solutions; and financial advisory, structured finance, and property and private equity funds management services. It also offers chemicals for industry, mining, and mineral processing activities; broadacre and horticultural fertilizers; industrial, medical, and specialty gases; and industrial equipment, as well as holds interests in the Curragh and Bengalla cola mines in Australia. Wesfarmers Limited was founded in 1914 and is based in Perth, Australia.

200,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 09/26/13
Founded in 1914

wesfarmers ltd (WES) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director an...
Total Annual Compensation: A$5.5M
Finance Director and Director
Total Annual Compensation: A$2.4M
Managing Director of Coles Division
Total Annual Compensation: A$3.7M
Managing Director of Home Improvement & Offic...
Total Annual Compensation: A$2.3M
Managing Director of Kmart Division
Total Annual Compensation: A$2.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

wesfarmers ltd (WES) Key Developments

Wesfarmers Reportedly Plans IPO For Insurance Broking Business

Wesfarmers Limited (ASX:WES) is considering floating its insurance broking business in a deal valued about $1 billion-plus. The company is considering an initial public offering (IPO) for its broking arm, which includes OAMPS. JPMorgan and Macquarie have cited as the lead managers for the IPO. Media reports suggested that the IPO could be officially revealed as early as March 10, 2014.

Wesfarmers Limited Presents at Australian Investment Conference, Mar-11-2014 02:00 PM

Wesfarmers Limited Presents at Australian Investment Conference, Mar-11-2014 02:00 PM. Venue: London, United Kingdom. Speakers: John Durkan, Chief Operating Officer of Coles Division, Terry J. Bowen, Finance Director and Director.

Wesfarmers Limited Declares Fully-Franked Interim Dividend, Payable on April 2, 2014; Reports Consolidated Earnings and Production Results for the Six Months Ended December 31, 2013; Anticipates Net Capital Expenditure for the Full Year 2014; Provides Production Guidance for Financial Year 2014

Wesfarmers Limited has declared a fully-franked interim dividend of 85 cents per share, compared to 77 cents per share in the previous corresponding period. The interim dividend will be paid on April 2, 2014 to shareholders on the company's register on February 28, 2014, the record date for the interim dividend. The ex-dividend date is February 24, 2014. The company reported consolidated earnings and production results for the six months ended December 31, 2013. For the period, the company’s total revenue was AUD 31,853 million compared to AUD 30,614 million a year ago. Earnings before interest and income tax expense was AUD 2,154 million compared to AUD 2,043 million a year ago. Profit before income tax was AUD 1,975 million compared to AUD 1,814 million a year ago. Profit attributable to members of the parent was AUD 1,429 million or 123.9 cents diluted per share compared to AUD 1,285 million or 111.2 cents diluted per share a year ago. Net cash flows from operating activities were AUD 1,757 million compared to AUD 2,207 million a year ago. Payments for property, plant and equipment and intangibles were AUD 1,160 million compared to AUD 1,323 million a year ago. Net capital expenditure for the half was significantly below that of the prior year, reducing AUD 563 million or 50.3% due to increased retail property disposals. Free cash flows of AUD 1,016 million for the half were 0.9% above the prior period, with reduced net capital expenditure offsetting lower operating cash flows. Net debt as at December 31, 2013 was AUD 6,039 million compared to AUD 5,127 million a year ago. Operating cash flows per share were 152.2 cents per share compared to 190.7 cents per share a year ago. Group EBITDA was AUD 2,710 million compared to AUD 2,574 million a year ago. Free cash flows was AUD 1,016 million compared to AUD 1,007 million a year ago. Return on equity further improved during the half, with return on equity now at 9.4%. Coal production and sales of metallurgical coal for the period was at an annualized rate exceeding 8 million tonnes per annum. Looking towards the full year, the company anticipates net capital expenditure to be between AUD 1.2 billion and AUD 1.6 billion, which is marginally below the guidance that gave in August, but as always, this will be dependent upon freehold property activity. Curragh's metallurgical coal sales volume is forecast to be in the range of 7.5 to 8.5 million tonnes for the financial year 2014.

 

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