Altria Group Company Profile (NYSE:MO)

About Altria Group (NYSE:MO)

Altria Group logoAltria Group, Inc. is a holding company. The Company's segments include smokeable products, smokeless products and wine. The Company's subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes in the United States; John Middleton Co. (Middleton), which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of machine-made cigars and pipe tobacco, and UST LLC (UST), which, through its subsidiaries, including U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC) and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd. (Ste. Michelle), is engaged in the manufacture and sale of smokeless tobacco products and wine. Its other operating companies include Nu Mark LLC (Nu Mark), a subsidiary that is engaged in the manufacture and sale of tobacco products, and Philip Morris Capital Corporation (PMCC), a subsidiary that maintains a portfolio of finance assets. Other subsidiaries include Altria Group Distribution Company and Altria Client Services LLC.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Consumer Staples
  • Industry: Cigarettes
  • Sub-Industry: Tobacco
  • Symbol: NYSE:MO
  • CUSIP: 02209S10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $144.28 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,939,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $71.52
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $70.14
  • 52 Week Range: $60.82 - $76.54
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.07
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.84
  • P/E Growth: 2.87
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $19.4 billion
  • Price / Sales: 7.44
  • Book Value: $6.32 per share
  • Price / Book: 11.77
  • Annual Dividend: $2.44
  • Dividend Yield: 3.4%
  • EBIDTA: $9.66 billion
  • Net Margins: 55.31%
  • Return on Equity: 109.95%
  • Return on Assets: 16.47%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.09%
  • Current Ratio: 0.98%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.71%
  • Average Volume: 6.16 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.61
  • Short Ratio: 1.89

Frequently Asked Questions for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)

What is Altria Group's stock symbol?

Altria Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MO."

How often does Altria Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Altria Group?

Altria Group declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 18th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.61 per share on Monday, July 10th. This represents a $2.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.28%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 13th. View Altria Group's Dividend History.

How were Altria Group's earnings last quarter?

Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 2nd. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $4.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.63 billion. Altria Group had a return on equity of 109.95% and a net margin of 55.31%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.72 EPS. View Altria Group's Earnings History.

When will Altria Group make its next earnings announcement?

Altria Group is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July, 25th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Altria Group.

What guidance has Altria Group issued on next quarter's earnings?

Altria Group issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Tuesday, May, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.26-3.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.29.

Where is Altria Group's stock going? Where will Altria Group's stock price be in 2017?

12 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Altria Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $62.00 to $79.00. On average, they expect Altria Group's share price to reach $71.92 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Altria Group.

What are analysts saying about Altria Group stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Altria Group stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of Altria that have underperformed the Zacks categorized Tobacco industry on a year-to-date basis, may slid further as the company reported weaker-than-expected results in the first quarter of 2017. The company’s sales missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the second straight quarter. Further, it has been witnessing declining demand for cigarettes due to the ongoing anti-tobacco campaigns and price rise to offset the rising taxes. Moreover, consumers are opting for e-cigarettes or substitutes for cigarettes, in turn affecting cigarette volume. We noted that estimate for 2017 has witnessed downward revision in the past 30 days. However, we are impressed with the company’s strong brand portfolio, shift to low risk, smokeless tobacco products and strong pricing. We believe, the recent takeover of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev's has helped Altria to maximize the value of its SABMiller investment." (5/23/2017)
  • 2. Royal Bank of Canada analysts commented, "We are downgrading Altria to Underperform, as we see approximately 14% downside from current levels. We point out that shares are trading nearly in-line with Reynolds American on P/E and EV/EBITDA, despite RAI's pending acquisition by British American Tobacco. Looking forward over the next 18-24 months, we see a very low probability that Altria is acquired by PM International (which we see as the only likely acquirer)." (3/23/2017)
  • 3. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "We see a FY17 EPS of USD 3.29 (guidance USD 3.26-3.32; cons USD 3.30). While assumed growth of 8.8% is within the company long term growth algorithm (7%-9%), with risk of Marlboro share loss (in our view), ABI potentially not as supportive as expected, and the valuation currently inflated (pricing in potential tax benefits and/or a PMI bid), we see risk of de-rating. We increase our PT to USD 71 to reflect long term support from the Nat Sherman acquisition. Updating estimates: Our FY17 EPS estimate assumes growth of 8.8% which is the same as previously. While we now see greater operational performance (EBIT growth of 5.9% vs. 4.2%) due to greater assumed pricing and the Nat Sherman contribution, this is offset by a greater tax rate (at 36% vs. 35.4%) as guided by the company. We increase our PT by c3% to reflect long term share gains from the acquired Nat Sherman brand." (2/17/2017)

Who are some of Altria Group's key competitors?

Who owns Altria Group stock?

Altria Group's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (6.87%), BlackRock Inc. (6.11%), State Street Corp (3.85%), Morgan Stanley (1.30%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.14%) and Janus Capital Management LLC (1.12%). Company insiders that own Altria Group stock include Brian W Quigley, Charles N Whitaker, Dinyar S Devitre, George Munoz, James E Dillard III, Martin J Barrington and Nabil Y Sakkab. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Altria Group.

Who sold Altria Group stock? Who is selling Altria Group stock?

Altria Group's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Vontobel Asset Management Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., Janus Capital Management LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., Credit Agricole S A, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC and Schroder Investment Management Group. Company insiders that have sold Altria Group stock in the last year include Charles N Whitaker, Dinyar S Devitre, George Munoz, James E Dillard III and Martin J Barrington. View Insider Buying and Selling for Altria Group.

Who bought Altria Group stock? Who is buying Altria Group stock?

Altria Group's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, Vanguard Group Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Swiss National Bank, Karp Capital Management Corp, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. and Geode Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Altria Group.

How do I buy Altria Group stock?

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

How much does a share of Altria Group stock cost?

One share of Altria Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $74.41.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Altria Group (NYSE:MO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.42)
Consensus Price Target: $71.92 (3.35% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/26/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSell$62.00N/AView Rating Details
5/24/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesInitiated CoverageOverweight$76.00MediumView Rating Details
3/29/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$74.00MediumView Rating Details
3/24/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$71.00LowView Rating Details
2/3/2017ArgusBoost Price TargetHold -> Buy$73.00 -> $79.00N/AView Rating Details
2/3/2017Berenberg BankDowngradeBuy -> Hold$76.00N/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017Bank of America CorpUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$70.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
12/21/2016Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$74.00N/AView Rating Details
11/29/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual -> Equal Weight$65.00N/AView Rating Details
10/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncReiterated RatingNeutral$69.00 -> $68.00N/AView Rating Details
9/26/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuy$72.00N/AView Rating Details
6/27/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 -> $71.00N/AView Rating Details
3/29/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$65.00 -> $67.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015NomuraBoost Price TargetBuy$64.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Earnings by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/2/2017Q1 2017$0.74$0.73$4.63 billion$4.59 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/1/2017Q416$0.67$0.68$4.80 billion$5.45 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316$0.81$0.82$5.11 billion$6.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$0.80$0.81$5.01 billion$6.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.68$0.72$4.41 billion$3.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.68$0.67$4.73 billion$6.32 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.75$0.75$4.89 billion$4.36 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q215$0.71$0.74$4.74 billion$6.61 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q115$0.62$0.63$4.11 billion$5.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2015Q414$0.67$0.66$4.50 billion$6.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.68$0.69$4.73 billion$6.49 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q214$0.66$0.65$4.60 billion$6.26 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/24/2014Q114$0.57$0.57$4.03 billion$5.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q413$0.58$0.57$4.48 billion$6.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.64$0.66$4.53 billion$6.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q2 2013$0.63$0.62$4.62 billion$4.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.53$0.69$4.04 billion$5.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q4 2012$0.55$0.55$4.33 billion$4.46 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2012Q312$0.58$0.58$5.50 billion$5.61 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$0.57$0.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.49$0.49ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2012$0.49$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.56$0.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/20/2011$0.53$0.53ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011$0.44$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$0.44$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.28 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.57 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Next Dividend:7/10/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.44
Dividend Yield:3.28%
Dividend Growth:8.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:33.47% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
74.39% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
68.35% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:8 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.15%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 60.77%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/23/2017George MunozDirectorSell5,000$72.35$361,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2017Dinyar S DevitreDirectorSell4,285$70.72$303,035.20View SEC Filing  
10/31/2016Martin J BarringtonCEOSell15,960$65.85$1,050,966.00View SEC Filing  
8/4/2016Charles N. WhitakerSVPSell11,000$66.53$731,830.00View SEC Filing  
8/3/2016James E. Dillard IIISVPSell9,000$66.68$600,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2016Nabil Y SakkabDirectorBuy4,000$63.20$252,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/9/2016Brian W QuigleyCEOSell3,000$63.66$190,980.00View SEC Filing  
11/13/2015Nabil Y SakkabDirectorBuy4,532$56.44$255,786.08View SEC Filing  
3/12/2015Denise F KeaneEVPSell25,000$52.11$1,302,750.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Clifford B FleetCEO of Philip Morris USASell5,000$49.04$245,200.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014John R NelsonEVPSell1,640$49.06$80,458.40View SEC Filing  
5/15/2014W Hildebrandt Surgner, Jr.InsiderSell1,950$40.07$78,136.50View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Denise KeaneEVPSell40,729$37.57$1,530,188.53View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Dinyar S DevitreDirectorBuy26,700$37.04$988,968.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Brian W QuigleyCEOSell1,235$36.94$45,620.90View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Latest Headlines for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
DateHeadline logoRoyal Bank of Canada Reiterates "Sell" Rating for Altria Group Inc (MO) - May 27 at 12:08 PM logoAltria Group Reaches Analyst Target Price - May 26 at 7:27 PM logoAltria (MO) Optimistic on FDA's Filing of Heated Products - May 26 at 7:27 PM logoAltria Group Inc (MO) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - May 26 at 6:47 PM logoInvestors Buy Large Volume of Call Options on Altria Group (MO) - May 26 at 1:00 PM logoAltria Group (MO) Says FDA Has Filed Philip Morris International ... - - May 26 at 4:15 AM logoAltria: Over $100 - Seeking Alpha - May 26 at 4:15 AM logoAltria Group Inc (MO) Director George Munoz Sells 5,000 Shares - May 25 at 4:23 PM logoAltria Group Inc (MO) Research Coverage Started at Piper Jaffray Companies - May 24 at 5:16 PM logoFY2018 EPS Estimates for Altria Group Inc Lifted by Analyst (MO) - May 24 at 1:08 PM logoFY2020 EPS Estimates for Altria Group Inc Lowered by Analyst (MO) - May 23 at 3:32 PM logoAltria Group Inc (MO) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - May 23 at 12:36 PM logoLawmaker: Budget likely to increase little cigar tax - May 23 at 12:23 PM logoTop Research Reports for Altria, Chevron, Kraft-Heinz & Time Warner - May 23 at 10:28 AM logoThe Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Chevron, Altria, Kraft-Heinz and Time Warner - May 23 at 10:28 AM logo5 Things You Need to Hear From Altria's Shareholder Meeting - May 23 at 10:28 AM logoAltria Group Inc (MO) Lowered to "Buy" at Vetr Inc. - May 23 at 12:38 AM logoJust Stick With Altria - Seeking Alpha - May 19 at 7:03 PM logoAltria Declares Quarterly Dividend - May 19 at 7:03 PM logoAltria Continues to Base Near Support - May 19 at 7:03 PM logoForm 8-K ALTRIA GROUP, INC. For: May 18 - May 19 at 11:14 AM logoAltria Holds 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders; Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend - May 19 at 11:14 AM logoAltria Group Inc Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.61 (MO) - May 18 at 4:30 PM logoConstellation Brands Might Be Sniffing Around Ste. Michelle Wine Estates - May 17 at 11:35 PM logoAltria Shareholder Meeting: What You Need to Know - May 17 at 6:33 PM logoAltria Group Inc (MO) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr Inc. - May 17 at 12:32 AM logoAltria's Dividend Growth Is In Jeopardy - Seeking Alpha - May 14 at 6:19 PM logoAssessing Altria Group's Results For Q1 2017 (Including 2017 Dividend And Adjusted Diluted EPS Projections) - May 11 at 7:04 PM logoAltria to Host Webcast of 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders - May 11 at 7:04 PM logoAltria: Smoking Hot - Seeking Alpha - May 10 at 6:40 PM logoAltria Group Inc (MO) Director Dinyar S. Devitre Sells 4,285 Shares - May 10 at 1:29 PM logoIs Altria Group Running Out of Steam or Taking a Breather? - May 9 at 2:04 PM logo$5 Billion in Sales Expected for Altria Group Inc (MO) This Quarter - May 7 at 9:42 AM logoCramer's lightning round: Where there's smoke, there's fire - May 5 at 6:54 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Altria Group Inc (MO) Will Post Earnings of $0.87 Per Share - May 5 at 10:42 AM logoAnalysts’ Expectations for Altria’s Upcoming Revenues - May 5 at 9:29 AM logoWhy Did Altria’s Margins Expand in 1Q17? - May 5 at 9:29 AM logoAnalysts’ Recommendations for Altria after Its 1Q17 Earnings - May 5 at 9:29 AM logoAltria Group (MO) Lags Q1 Earnings & Revenue Estimates - Yahoo Finance - May 4 at 6:42 PM logoETFs with exposure to Altria Group, Inc. : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 6:42 PM logoAltria Group Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (MO) - May 4 at 1:24 PM logoAltria Lights Up With Strong Quarter - May 4 at 11:35 AM logoAltria Group, Inc. :MO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 3, 2017 - May 3 at 5:39 PM logoEdited Transcript of MO earnings conference call or presentation 2-May-17 1:00pm GMT - May 3 at 5:39 PM logoTobacco Industry Earnings Reverse Winning Streak - May 3 at 5:39 PM logo'Big Tobacco's Next Big Opportunity: Smoking Experiences - May 3 at 8:57 AM logoAltria Misses Expectations on 1st-Quarter Results - May 2 at 7:23 PM logoAltria Group Inc (MO) Releases Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.01 EPS - May 2 at 3:32 PM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Altria Group Inc. Q1 Earnings Report - May 2 at 2:22 PM logoAltria Group (MO) Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 2 at 2:22 PM



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