Sanderson Farms Company Profile (NASDAQ:SAFM)

About Sanderson Farms

Sanderson Farms logoSanderson Farms, Inc. is a poultry processing company. The Company is engaged in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of fresh and frozen chicken, and also preparation, processing, marketing and distribution of processed and minimally prepared chicken. It sells ice pack, chill pack, bulk pack and frozen chicken, in whole, cut-up and boneless form, under the Sanderson Farms brand name to retailers, distributors, casual dining operators, customers reselling frozen chicken into export markets. The Company, through its subsidiaries, Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division) and Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Processing Division), conducts its chicken operations. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Production Division) is engaged in the production of chickens to the broiler-stage. Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division) is engaged in the processing, sale and distribution of chickens. The Company, through Sanderson Farms, Inc. (Foods Division), conducts its prepared chicken business.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Food - Major Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Packaged Foods & Meats
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: SAFM
  • CUSIP: 80001310
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $91.37
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $91.93
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $90.48
  • 52-Week Range: $74.07 - $99.40
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.84
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.76
  • P/E Growth: 0.94
  • Market Cap: $2.06B
  • Outstanding Shares: 22,739,000
  • Beta: 0.34
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 6.71%
  • Return on Equity: 16.94%
  • Return on Assets: 14.02%
Debt:
  • Current Ratio: 4.14%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.65%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.20)
Consensus Price Target: $93.20 (2.72% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
12/12/2016SidotiUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$112.00View Rating Details
12/5/2016DA DavidsonUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$103.00 -> $98.00View Rating Details
12/2/2016KeyCorpInitiated CoverageSector WeightView Rating Details
5/27/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$96.00 -> $95.00View Rating Details
3/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group Inc.DowngradeNeutral -> Sell$75.00View Rating Details
2/26/2016BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$72.00 -> $86.00View Rating Details
12/15/2015Jefferies GroupInitiated CoverageUnderperform$60.00View Rating Details
5/5/2015StephensUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$95.00View Rating Details
4/24/2015Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
(Data available from 1/21/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
2/23/2017        
12/15/2016Q416$2.66$3.36$790.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/25/2016Q316$2.11$2.42$749.76 million$728.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/26/2016Q216$1.62$2.11$671.61 million$692.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q116$0.45$0.47$588.77 million$605.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/17/2015Q415$1.35$1.22$696.98 million$679.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/25/2015Q315$2.87$2.27$763.03 million$739.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/28/2015Q215$3.50$3.13$721.34 million$716.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/24/2015Q115$2.62$2.87$638.92 million$667.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/18/2014Q414$3.87$4.04$753.28 million$760.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/26/2014Q314$3.82$3.30$766.63 million$768.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/29/2014Q214$1.68$2.21$620.99 million$660.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/25/2014Q114$0.85$1.25$573.11 million$584.88 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/17/2013Q413$2.28$1.97$726.38 million$727.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/27/2013Q3 2013$2.62$2.95$722.45 million$739.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/30/2013Q2 2013$0.71$1.06$610.93 million$621.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/21/2013Q1 2013($0.31)$559.30 million$605.43 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/18/2012Q4 2012$0.32$0.41$635.75 million$648.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/28/2012Q312$1.20$1.25$619.93 million$624.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/29/2012$0.85$1.04ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2012($0.10)($0.36)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/20/2011($0.46)($0.70)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/25/2011($0.85)($1.86)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/24/2011($0.85)($0.56)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011($0.33)($0.87)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/14/2010$1.72$2.08$521.13 million$529.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $8.05 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.11 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$0.20$1.18$0.63
Q2 20162$1.34$1.39$1.37
Q3 20163$2.47$2.80$2.66
Q4 20163$1.79$2.80$2.33
Q1 20173$1.30$1.34$1.33
Q2 20172$1.67$2.12$1.90
Q3 20173$2.26$2.52$2.38
Q4 20173$2.22$2.61$2.38
Q1 20181$1.38$1.38$1.38
Q2 20181$1.61$1.61$1.61
Q3 20181$2.25$2.25$2.25
Q4 20181$1.31$1.31$1.31
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
Annual Dividend:$0.96
Dividend Yield:1.06%
Payout Ratio:11.48% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
11.93% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
13.50% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
1/19/2017quarterly$0.241.06%1/27/20171/31/20172/14/2017
9/22/2016special$1.001.01%9/30/201610/4/201610/18/2016
7/28/2016quarterly$0.221%8/5/20168/9/20168/23/2016
4/28/2016quarterly$0.220.96%5/6/20165/10/20165/24/2016
1/21/2016quarterly$0.221.13%1/29/20162/2/20162/16/2016
9/16/2015special$0.501.27%9/25/20159/29/201510/13/2015
7/23/2015quarterly$0.221.32%7/31/20158/4/20158/18/2015
4/23/2015quarterly$0.221.16%5/1/20155/5/20155/19/2015
1/22/2015quarterly$0.221.06%1/30/20152/3/20152/17/2015
9/18/2014quarterly$0.220.97%9/26/20149/30/201410/14/2014
7/24/2014quarterly$0.200.79%8/1/20148/5/20148/19/2014
4/24/2014quarterly$0.200.98%5/2/20145/6/20145/20/2014
1/23/2014quarterly$0.201.07%1/31/20142/4/20142/18/2014
9/19/2013quarterly$0.201.18%9/27/201310/1/201310/15/2013
7/25/2013quarterly$0.170.96%8/2/20138/6/20138/20/2013
4/25/2013quarterly$0.171.13%5/3/20135/7/20135/21/2013
1/24/2013quarterly$0.171.36%2/1/20132/5/20132/19/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.66%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.39%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/26/2016John BierbusseDirectorSell750$97.00$72,750.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2016Jones Gail PittmanDirectorSell125$82.15$10,268.75View SEC Filing  
3/29/2016John BierbusseDirectorSell750$88.35$66,262.50View SEC Filing  
12/21/2015Jones Gail PittmanDirectorSell325$76.81$24,963.25View SEC Filing  
6/8/2015Beverly W HoganDirectorSell6,824$75.81$517,327.44View SEC Filing  
12/19/2014John BierbusseDirectorSell2,285$85.14$194,544.90View SEC Filing  
6/9/2014Fred L Banks JrDirectorSell2,000$93.74$187,480.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2014Dianne MooneyDirectorSell6,010$97.37$585,193.70View SEC Filing  
3/28/2014Fred Banks, Jr.DirectorSell2,000$76.50$153,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014D Michael CockrellCFOSell5,287$77.23$408,315.01View SEC Filing  
2/28/2014Phil LivingstonDirectorSell3,500$77.54$271,390.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2014Robert KhayatDirectorSell4,608$77.24$355,921.92View SEC Filing  
9/16/2013Phil LivingstonDirectorSell2,000$65.59$131,180.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2013Phil LivingstonDirectorSell1,000$64.28$64,280.00View SEC Filing  
6/28/2013D Michael CockrellCFOSell2,682$66.86$179,318.52View SEC Filing  
6/13/2013Lampkin ButtsCOOSell11,000$70.01$770,110.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2013Lampkin ButtsCOOSell10,000$71.18$711,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Dianne MooneyDirectorSell5,040$71.13$358,495.20View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013John BierbusseDirectorSell1,756$69.16$121,444.96View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoSanderson Farms, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend (NASDAQ:SAFM)
finance.yahoo.com - January 20 at 6:38 AM
seekingalpha.com logoSanderson Farms declares $0.24 dividend (NASDAQ:SAFM)
seekingalpha.com - January 19 at 11:49 AM
realistinvestor.com logoQuarterly Deferred Tax Assets Of Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) At $3.637 Millions - RealistInvestor.com (NASDAQ:SAFM)
www.realistinvestor.com - January 18 at 9:07 PM
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fairviewtimes.com - January 17 at 12:22 PM
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www.realistinvestor.com - January 17 at 12:22 PM
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wsbeacon.com - January 14 at 7:42 PM
realistinvestor.com logoQuarterly Deferred Tax Assets Of Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) At $3.637 Millions (NASDAQ:SAFM)
www.realistinvestor.com - January 11 at 10:17 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - January 10 at 10:22 PM
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www.nasdaq.com - January 6 at 3:25 AM
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wsbeacon.com - January 5 at 6:09 AM
stocksdaily.net logoQuarterly Accrued Expenses Of Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) At $57.918 Millions (NASDAQ:SAFM)
www.stocksdaily.net - January 1 at 12:30 AM
stocksdaily.net logoQuarterly Accrued Expenses Of Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) At $57.918 Millions - Stocks Daily (NASDAQ:SAFM)
www.stocksdaily.net - December 31 at 1:01 AM
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www.prnewswire.com - December 23 at 7:48 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - December 23 at 7:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSHAREHOLDER ALERT: Lundin Law PC Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit against Sanderson Farms, Inc. and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm (NASDAQ:SAFM)
finance.yahoo.com - December 23 at 7:48 PM
seekingalpha.com logoChickens Or Nail Polish - Which Is A Better Buy? (NASDAQ:SAFM)
seekingalpha.com - December 23 at 1:05 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPost Earnings Coverage as Sanderson Farms Posted Robust Q4 Results; Outshined Forecasts - Yahoo Finance (NASDAQ:SAFM)
finance.yahoo.com - December 22 at 8:02 PM
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www.capitalcube.com - December 22 at 8:02 PM
streetinsider.com logoSanderson Farms (SAFM) Comments on Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Suspension of Georgia Dock Price (NASDAQ:SAFM)
www.streetinsider.com - December 22 at 3:18 AM
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www.ssuchronicle.com - December 22 at 3:18 AM
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us.rd.yahoo.com - December 22 at 3:18 AM
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us.rd.yahoo.com - December 22 at 3:18 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoSanderson Farms, Inc. Comments on Georgia Department of Agriculture’s Suspension of Georgia Dock Price (NASDAQ:SAFM)
us.rd.yahoo.com - December 22 at 3:18 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo1:31 pm Sanderson Farms provides comments related to the Georgia Department of Agriculture's announcement this morning that it will indefinitely suspend the Georgia Dock weekly chicken-price index (NASDAQ:SAFM)
us.rd.yahoo.com - December 22 at 3:18 AM
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us.rd.yahoo.com - December 22 at 3:18 AM
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us.rd.yahoo.com - December 22 at 3:18 AM
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www.streetinsider.com - December 21 at 10:16 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Sanderson Farms comments on Georgia Department of Agriculture's suspension of Georgia Dock Price (NASDAQ:SAFM)
feeds.reuters.com - December 21 at 2:49 PM
seekingalpha.com logoFuture Profit Shrinkage Rated Likely At Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM)
seekingalpha.com - December 21 at 12:30 AM
marketexclusive.com logoSANDERSON FARMS, INC. (NASDAQ:SAFM) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NASDAQ:SAFM)
marketexclusive.com - December 21 at 12:30 AM
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us.rd.yahoo.com - December 21 at 12:30 AM
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us.rd.yahoo.com - December 21 at 12:30 AM
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us.rd.yahoo.com - December 21 at 12:30 AM
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www.globenewswire.com - December 20 at 2:27 PM
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seekingalpha.com - December 20 at 2:27 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - December 20 at 2:27 PM
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us.rd.yahoo.com - December 17 at 9:05 PM
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www.businesswire.com - December 17 at 3:17 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoDEADLINE ALERT: Brower Piven Notifies Shareholders of Upcoming Deadline In Class Action Lawsuit And Urges Those With Losses In Excess of $100,000 From Investment In Sanderson Farms, Inc. To Contact The Firm (NASDAQ:SAFM)
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