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: 1.4%
  • 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: 0.93

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 paid a dividend of $0.183 per share on Monday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.73 annualized dividend and a yield of Infinity. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 6th. This is a positive change 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) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 30th. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $723 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $690.38 million. Brown Forman Corporation had a net margin of 17.84% and a return on equity of 53.63%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.36 EPS. 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 issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.85-1.95 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.85.

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

10 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Brown Forman Corporation's stock. Their forecasts range from $45.00 to $62.00. On average, they anticipate Brown Forman Corporation's share price to reach $50.50 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, Executive Vice President and Chief Brands and Strategy 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:  1.5 out of 5 (star half star)
Outperform Votes:  117 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  266 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  383
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Brown Forman Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 8 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $50.50 (Infinity upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/18/2017Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHold$46.00LowView Rating Details
9/4/2017Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$62.00LowView Rating Details
8/24/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$52.00LowView Rating Details
7/27/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingNeutral -> HoldHighView 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
12/22/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Hold$55.00 -> $45.00N/AView Rating Details
7/13/2016Bank of America CorporationDowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformN/AView Rating Details
2/26/2016Sterne Agee CRTDowngradeBuy -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
9/28/2015Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight -> UnderweightN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/26/2015 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)
Next 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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Headline Trends for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)
Latest Headlines for Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B)
DateHeadline logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - September 24 at 6:48 AM logo‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ is a flashy example of the future of Hollywood marketing - September 19 at 4:30 PM logoBerenberg Bank Reiterates Hold Rating for Brown Forman Corporation (BF.B) - September 18 at 7:34 PM logoZacks: Analysts Expect Brown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $867.32 Million - September 13 at 8:05 AM logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.53 Per Share - September 11 at 4:08 PM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.53 Per Share - September 8 at 2:42 PM logoBrown Forman Corporation's (BF.B) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Pivotal Research - September 4 at 6:18 AM logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Plans Dividend Increase - $0.18 Per Share - September 1 at 7:56 AM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Brown Forman Corporation (BF.B) to Buy - August 31 at 9:50 AM logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.07 EPS - August 30 at 8:54 AM logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance - August 30 at 8:52 AM logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - August 30 at 6:46 AM logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Receives Hold Rating from Cowen and Company - August 24 at 4:34 PM logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) to Release Earnings on Wednesday - August 23 at 2:24 AM logo$688.72 Million in Sales Expected for Brown Forman Corporation (BF.B) This Quarter - August 22 at 1:26 AM logoBrown-Forman Corp - August 11 at 3:41 AM logoHow Messer Construction tackled the complex installation of Old Forester's new still (PHOTOS) - August 7 at 4:08 PM logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - August 5 at 7:14 AM logoAnalyzing Diageo PLC (DEO) and Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) - July 29 at 7:21 AM logoCastle Brands (ROX) vs. Brown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Head-To-Head Contrast - July 22 at 6:02 PM logoLeadership Louisville announces 2018 class - July 19 at 10:40 PM logoComparing Brown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) and Diageo PLC (DEO) - July 18 at 8:25 PM logoReviewing Diageo PLC (DEO) and Brown Forman Corporation (BF.B) - July 16 at 8:14 PM logoBrown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $688.72 Million - July 13 at 11:04 AM logoBrown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.39 Per Share - July 11 at 10:32 AM logoBrown Forman Corporation (NYSE:BF.B) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 11 at 7:50 AM logoReviewing Diageo PLC (DEO) & Brown Forman Corporation (BF.B) - July 4 at 12:30 PM logoContrasting Castle Brands (ROX) & Brown Forman Corporation (BF.B) - July 2 at 12:24 AM logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Receives Hold Rating from Deutsche Bank AG - June 18 at 3:38 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Expect Brown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $688.72 Million - June 17 at 9:52 AM logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - June 16 at 10:06 AM logoBrown Forman Corporation (BF.B) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.39 Per Share - June 15 at 8:12 AM logoBrown-Forman to up media spending - June 9 at 9:28 PM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - June 9 at 11:38 AM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Rating Lowered to Sell at Societe Generale - June 8 at 2:52 PM logoCredit Suisse Group AG Lowers Brown-Forman Co. (BF.B) to Neutral - June 7 at 6:02 PM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Releases FY18 Earnings Guidance - June 7 at 8:54 AM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Upgraded to "Buy" by Zacks Investment Research - June 2 at 1:50 PM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - May 31 at 10:38 AM logoBrown-Forman Co. (BF.B) Announces $0.18 Dividend - May 27 at 11:38 AM logoS&P 500 hits record high after upbeat retail results - May 25 at 10:03 PM 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



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