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

About Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)

Brown Forman Corporation 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: Distillers & Wineries
  • 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: 1.3%
  • Net Margins: 17.84%
  • Return on Equity: 53.63%
  • Return on Assets: 15.04%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.21%
  • Current Ratio: 2.30%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.07%
  • Beta: 0.94

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

What is Brown Forman Corporation's stock symbol?

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

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

Brown Forman Corporation declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 7th will be given a dividend of $0.183 per share on Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of Infinity. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 6th. This is an increase from Brown Forman Corporation's previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. View Brown Forman Corporation's Dividend History.

How were Brown Forman Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 30th. The company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.07. The company earned $723 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $690.38 million. Brown Forman Corporation had a net margin of 17.84% and a return on equity of 53.63%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.36 earnings per share. View Brown Forman Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Brown Forman Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Brown Forman Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December, 6th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Brown Forman Corporation.

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

Brown Forman Corporation updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 30th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.85-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.85.

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

11 analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Brown Forman Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $45.00 to $62.00. On average, they expect Brown Forman Corporation's share price to reach $51.89 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Brown Forman Corporation.

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

Who are Brown Forman Corporation's key executives?

Brown Forman Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Paul C. Varga, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Garvin Brown IV, Co-Chairman of the Board
  • Jane C. Morreau, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Kirsten M. Hawley, Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Matthew E. Hamel, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Jill Ackerman Jones, Executive Vice President; President - North America and Latin America,IMEA
  • Mark I. McCallum, Executive Vice President,President- Jack Daniel’s Brands
  • Lawson E. Whiting, Chief Operating Officer
  • Brian P. Fitzgerald, Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
  • Alejandro Alvarez, Senior Vice President, Chief Production Officer

How do I buy Brown Forman Corporation stock?

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

MarketBeat Community Rating for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE BF.B)
Community Ranking:  1.6 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  127 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  276 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  403
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 9 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $51.89 (Infinity upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)
Price Target History for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)
Analysts' Ratings History for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/12/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$54.00N/AView Rating Details
10/6/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingHold$50.00N/AView Rating Details
10/3/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$51.00LowView Rating Details
9/28/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)UpgradeSell -> Neutral$56.00HighView Rating Details
9/18/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHold$46.00LowView Rating Details
9/4/2017Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$62.00LowView Rating Details
6/13/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHold$50.00LowView Rating Details
6/13/2017Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform -> Hold$51.00 -> $53.00LowView Rating Details
6/8/2017Societe GeneraleDowngradeHold -> SellHighView Rating Details
5/24/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradeBuy -> NeutralLowView Rating Details
3/8/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$42.00 -> $45.00MediumView Rating Details
7/13/2016Bank of America CorporationDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
2/26/2016Sterne Agee CRTDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)
Earnings by Quarter for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)
Earnings History by Quarter for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE BF.B)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/30/2017Q1$0.39$0.46$690.38 million$723.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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 Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.91 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.05 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)
Most Recent Dividend:10/2/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.73
Dividend Yield:Infinity
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:40.56% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
38.22% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
35.61% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)

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

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