Campbell Reports Fourth-Quarter And Full-Year Results

Sept. 3, 2019

CAMDEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2019-- Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) today reported its fourth-quarter and full-year results for fiscal 2019.

CEO Perspective

Mark Clouse, Campbell’s President and CEO, stated, “Our strong fourth-quarter results culminated a year of steady, positive performance for Campbell. We delivered consistent results and met or exceeded expectations for four consecutive quarters this year. We made significant progress against our 2019 strategic initiatives, namely: improving our in-market performance; overdelivering our cost savings programs; strengthening our relationships with key retailers; focusing the portfolio on our two core businesses in North America; and, completing the divestiture of Campbell Fresh and announcing the divestiture of Campbell International. We have created a solid foundation to build upon in fiscal 2020.”

Presentation of Results

On July 12, 2019, the company announced that it entered into an agreement to sell the Kelsen Group and on August 2, 2019, that it entered into an agreement to sell Arnott’s and certain of Campbell’s International operations. These transactions are expected to close in the first half of fiscal 2020. This portfolio of businesses referred to as Campbell International, which was previously included in the Global Biscuits and Snacks segment, is now reported as discontinued operations along with Campbell Fresh. Effective as of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, Campbell is reporting operating results in two segments: Meals & Beverages; and Snacks. A detailed description of the segments is included at the end of this news release.

The following table is a summary of the fourth-quarter and full-year results for sales, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and EPS from continuing operations and EPS for total company. For ease of comparison to the company’s most recent fiscal 2019 sales and earnings guidance, the company has also provided results for sales, EBIT and EPS from continuing operations and the results of Campbell International that this quarter the company is referring to as Combined Results. Total Company Results listed below include continuing and discontinued operations. Prior-year results have been adjusted to conform to the current-year presentation. A detailed reconciliation of the reported (GAAP) financial information to the non-GAAP information is included at the end of this news release.

The full report may be viewed here.


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Jan. 15, 2019
Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) is a global food company headquartered in Camden, N.J., with annual sales of approximately $8 billion. The Company makes a range of high-quality...