Campbell Reports First-Quarter Results

Nov. 21, 2018

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today reported its first-quarter results for fiscal 2019. 

  • Campbell Reaffirms Fiscal 2019 Guidance 
  • Net Sales Increased 25 Percent Reflecting Impact of Recently Completed Acquisitions; Organic Sales Decreased 3 Percent 
  • Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.64; Adjusted EPS of $0.79 

CEO Comments 

Keith McLoughlin, Campbell’s interim President and CEO stated, “We are on track with our plans and are encouraged by the progress we are making against the significant actions we announced on August 30th to simplify, focus and optimize our portfolio. Through considerable cross-functional efforts in October, we were able to overcome the supply chain challenges that we faced early in the quarter and deliver results that enabled us to reaffirm our fiscal 2019 guidance. 

“As we focus Campbell on our Snacks and Meals and Beverages businesses in our core North American market, we are driving increased operating discipline across the company. During the quarter we started to see improved trends in U.S. soup, a return to sales growth in our V8 business, and continued solid performance in Campbell Snacks. Additionally, we are delivering targeted cost savings and synergies, as well as driving higher cash flow through improvements in working capital. In line with the key priorities of our strategic review, we also launched the processes to divest Campbell International and Campbell Fresh, both of which have garnered strong interest from a range of potential buyers. 

“We continue to expect fiscal 2019 to be a transition year as we fully operationalize our plans to turn around Campbell. We remain focused on executing our strategic initiatives and confident that our go-forward plan will drive long-term organic growth and profitability that maximizes value for all shareholders.” 

Full report. 


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