[Seeking Alpha] – Good morning, and welcome to Procter & Gamble’s quarter-end conference call. “Organic” refers to reported results excluding the impacts of acquisitions and divestitures and foreign exchange, where applicable. Free cash flow represents operating cash flow less capital expenditures. Free cash flow productivity is the ratio of free cash flow to net earnings.
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The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), currently valued at $217.89B, began trading this morning at $80.67.
Looking at the stock, its one day range is $79.38 to $80.72 with a one year range of $73.61 to $85.82.
Procter & Gamble (PG) shares are currently priced at 19.25x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 22.20x earnings multiple for the same period.
And for passive income investors, the company pays shareholders $2.57 per share annually in dividends, yielding 3.10%.
Consensus earnings for the current quarter by the 23 sell-side analysts covering the stock is an estimate of $1.02 per share, which would be $0.03 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.07 sequential decrease. In looking at the bigger picture, the full-year EPS estimate of $4.22 would be a $0.17 improvement when compared to the previous year’s annual results.
The quarterly earnings estimate is predicated on a consensus revenue forecast of $20.68 Billion. If reported, that would be a 0.39% increase over the year-ago quarter.
In terms of ratings, UBS Initiated PG at Neutral (Mar 4, 2014). Previously, Standpoint Research upgraded PG from Sell to Hold.
Investors should keep in mind is that the average price target is $86.95, which is 7.78% above where the stock opened this morning.
Summary (NYSE:PG) : The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. The Beauty segment offers antiperspirants and deodorants, cosmetics, personal cleansing, skin care, hair care, hair colors, prestige products, and professional salon products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, SK-II, and Wella brand names. The Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and electronic hair removal devices under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, and Prestobarba brand names. The Health Care segment offers feminine care and incontinence products; toothbrush, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other personal health care products. This segment markets its products under the Always, Crest, Oral-B, and Vicks brand names. The Fabric Care and Home Care segment provides bleach and laundry additives, fabric enhancers, and laundry detergents; air care, dish care, and surface care products; batteries; pet care products; and professional products. This segment sells its products under the Ace, Ariel, Dawn, Downy, Duracell, Febreze, Gain, Iams, and Tide brand names. The Baby Care and Family Care segment offers baby wipes, diapers, pants, paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers under the Bounty, Charmin, and Pampers brand names. The company markets its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, salons, high-frequency stores, and e-commerce in approximately 180 countries worldwide. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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