Brown-Forman Company Profile (NYSE:BF.B)

About Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)

Brown-Forman logoBrown-Forman Corporation is a spirit and wine company. The Company manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, markets and sells a range of alcoholic beverages. The Company has a portfolio of approximately 40 spirit, wine and ready-to-drink cocktail (RTD) brands. Its principal brands include Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's RTDs, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Collection, Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select, Jack Daniel's Winter Jack, Jack Daniel's No. 27 Gold Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia Vodkas, Finlandia RTDs, Korbel California Brandy, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbons, el Jimador Tequilas, el Jimador New Mix RTDs, Herradura Tequilas, Canadian Mist Canadian Whisky, Sonoma-Cutrer California Wines, Early Times Kentucky Whisky and Bourbon, Chambord Liqueur, Old Forester Kentucky Bourbon, Antiguo Tequila, Pepe Lopez Tequila, Santa Dose Cachaca and Collingwood Canadian Whisky.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Beverages
  • Sub-Industry: Distillers & Vintners
  • Symbol: NYSE:BF.B
  • CUSIP: 11563720
  • Web:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • P/E Growth: N/A
  • Annual Dividend: $0.73
  • Dividend Yield: 1.6%
  • Net Margins: 26.81%
  • Return on Equity: 50.00%
  • Return on Assets: 15.54%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.49%
  • Current Ratio: 2.80%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.38%
  • Beta: 0.82

Frequently Asked Questions for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)

What is Brown-Forman's stock symbol?

Brown-Forman trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BF.B."

How often does Brown-Forman pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Brown-Forman?

Brown-Forman announced a dividend on Tuesday, January 24th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.183 per share on Monday, April 3rd. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 2nd. View Brown-Forman's Dividend History.

How were Brown-Forman's earnings last quarter?

Brown-Forman Co. (NYSE:BF.B) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March, 7th. The company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.47. The company earned $808 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $801.04 million. Brown-Forman had a net margin of 26.81% and a return on equity of 50.00%. The company's revenue was down .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.94 EPS. View Brown-Forman's Earnings History.

What guidance has Brown-Forman issued on next quarter's earnings?

Brown-Forman updated its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday, March, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.71-1.76 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.76.

Where is Brown-Forman's stock going? Where will Brown-Forman's stock price be in 2017?

6 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Brown-Forman's stock. Their forecasts range from $45.00 to $51.00. On average, they expect Brown-Forman's stock price to reach $47.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Brown-Forman.

Who are some of Brown-Forman's key competitors?

How do I buy Brown-Forman stock?

Shares of Brown-Forman can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $47.00 (Infinity upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/24/2017Citigroup IncDowngradeBuy -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
5/22/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$51.00HighView Rating Details
3/8/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$42.00 -> $45.00MediumView Rating Details
12/22/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Hold$55.00 -> $45.00N/AView Rating Details
9/15/2016Credit Suisse Group AGInitiated CoverageOutperformN/AView Rating Details
7/13/2016Bank of America CorpDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
4/1/2016Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageHold$100.00N/AView Rating Details
3/3/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$100.00 -> $95.00N/AView Rating Details
2/26/2016Sterne Agee CRTDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
9/28/2015Societe GeneraleBoost Price Target$105.00 -> $113.00N/AView Rating Details
9/28/2015Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight -> UnderweightN/AView Rating Details
9/1/2015Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetUnderweight$90.00 -> $95.00N/AView Rating Details
8/27/2015JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$102.00 -> $108.00N/AView Rating Details
6/3/2015Pivotal ResearchUpgradeHold -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)
Earnings by Quarter for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)
Earnings History by Quarter for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
3/7/2017Q3$0.47$0.47$801.04 million$808.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/31/2016Q1$0.37$0.36$875.50 million$856.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
12/2/2015$1.00$0.97$1.10 billion$1.10 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/26/2015Q1$0.74$0.75$947.14 million$900.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/4/2015Q3$0.86$0.87$1.12 billion$1.09 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/3/2014Q215$1.04$0.97$1.15 billion$1.14 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/27/2014Q115$0.72$0.70$947.90 million$921.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/4/2014Q414$0.58$0.62$923.73 million$893.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/5/2014Q3$0.75$0.82$1.07 billion$1.08 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/4/2013Q2$0.91$0.96$1.11 billion$1.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/28/2013$0.71$0.66$906.30 million$896.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/5/2013$0.46$0.52$861.40 million$866.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2013Q313$0.70$0.73$1.03 billion$1.03 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/5/2012$0.78$0.80$1.05 billion$1.01 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/29/2012$0.62$0.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/6/2012$0.76$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/7/2012$1.01$0.93ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/8/2011$1.10$1.09ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/31/2011$0.83$0.81ViewN/AView Earnings Details
6/9/2011$0.63$1.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/8/2011$0.86$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/9/2010$1.00$1.05$917.61 million$905.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.75 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.88 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)
Most Recent Dividend:4/3/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.73
Dividend Yield:Infinity
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:27.76% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
41.71% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
38.83% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)

Dividend History by Quarter for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)
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Headline Trends for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)
Latest Headlines for Brown-Forman (NYSE:BF.B)
DateHeadline logoForm SD KROGER CO - May 24 at 3:49 PM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Lowered to "Neutral" at Citigroup Inc - May 24 at 1:26 PM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - May 22 at 7:56 AM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Given Hold Rating at Royal Bank of Canada - May 22 at 7:40 AM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research - May 9 at 12:50 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Brown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $736.37 Million - April 29 at 8:49 AM logo Analysts Expect Brown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Will Post Earnings of $0.40 Per Share - April 27 at 5:18 PM logo$735.62 Million in Sales Expected for Brown-Forman Co. (BF.B) This Quarter - April 8 at 10:08 AM logoHappy Hours For Liquor Stocks As Newest 'Mad Men' Lift Vintage Beverages - April 7 at 8:27 AM logoAn easy way to win at stock picking: Bet against the stock pickers - April 7 at 8:27 AM logoBF.B Crosses Above Average Analyst Target - Nasdaq - March 16 at 3:01 PM logoShould Kentucky be worried about a slowdown in the U.S. spirits market? - March 9 at 4:27 PM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages - March 9 at 12:21 PM logoWill Q3 Earnings Hold a Surprise for Brown-Forman (BF.B)? - Nasdaq - March 2 at 3:18 PM logoWith the World So Uncertain You May Want to Own This One Liquor ... - - March 1 at 3:50 PM logoConsumer Goods Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Constellation Brands, Dr Pepper Snapple, Cott, and Brown-Forman - PR Newswire (press release) - February 23 at 3:15 PM logoBrown-Forman's Third Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call Scheduled for March 7, 2017 - Yahoo Finance - February 21 at 3:19 PM logoBrown-Forman Names Rachel Barrie Whisky Maker for BenRiach, The GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh Distilleries - February 20 at 3:15 PM logoBrown-Forman: Too Pricey - Seeking Alpha - February 14 at 3:17 PM logoBourbon and American whiskey sales topped $3 billion last year - Louisville Business First - February 7 at 9:53 PM logoAgainst a politically tense backdrop, Brown-Forman is growing its business in Mexico - January 31 at 4:09 PM logoFor the bourbon industry, trade agreements aren't something to shoot down - Louisville Business First - January 25 at 2:26 AM logoConsumer Goods Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Constellation Brands, Brown-Forman, Diageo, and Adecoagro - PR Newswire (press release) - January 17 at 9:39 AM logoBrown-Forman's Jack Daniels Tries Something New - Investopedia - January 14 at 3:51 PM



Brown-Forman (BF.B) Chart for Thursday, May, 25, 2017

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