Category Archives: Consumer Staples
Fiscal 22Q4 net sales of $2.0 billion increased 6.1% YOY. GAAP diluted EPS was $0.32, below 21Q4’s $0.95. Non-GAAP adjusted EPS of $0.56 exceeded 21Q4’s $0.52. These results were generally in line with my expectations.
Since 2019, Campbell Soup Company has jettisoned several businesses to focus on its core Meals and Beverage (M&B) and Snacks segments. It has also acquired new growth platforms in Pacific Foods and Snyder’s-Lance. Its $1 billion enterprise cost savings program … Continue reading
2020 was of course dominated by the impact of the pandemic on the economy and specifically on the revenues and profits of each of the S&P 500 constituents. There was a sharp stock market sell-off in March-April, followed by a … Continue reading
The investor optimism that followed the October 2019 appointment of Mark J. Tritton as Bed Bath & Beyond’s CEO and continued after the company gave a preliminary upbeat assessment of its performance early in the Christmas selling season gave way … Continue reading
StoneMor Partners, L.P. has passed a few milestones since my previous update in late September. These accomplishments have advanced its turnaround, but more is needed including a significant rebound in its profitability before the effort can be declared a success.
Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond have sold off sharply in recent weeks, but the stock is exceptionally cheap vs. its peers. If new leadership can accelerate the company’s transformation plan successfully, the shares have significant upside potential. The article explores both risks and opportunities for Bed Bath & Beyond as it enters the next phase of its transformation plan. Continue reading
A tour (with pictures) of the Bed Bath & Beyond East Hanover store. Continue reading
On May 18, 2018, in conjunction with the release of fiscal 2018 third quarter earnings report, Campbell Soup Company (CPB) announced a “CEO transition.” Denise M. Morrison, who had served as Campbell’s President and CEO since August 2011, was retiring … Continue reading
BBBY has lost 70% of its value over the past three years. Profits are down sharply mostly because of price competition. Store comparable net sales have been falling mid-single digits, offset by growth in online/mobile sales and other areas. Management … Continue reading
StoneMor Partners, L.P. (STON) is the second largest owner/operator of cemeteries and funeral homes in the United States. The company controls 307 cemeteries in 27 states and Puerto Rico. Of those, 276 are owned and 31 are operated under contract. … Continue reading