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: Cigars & Cigarette Manufacturing
  • Sub-Industry: Tobacco
  • Symbol: NYSE:MO
  • CUSIP: 02209S10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $140.85 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,931,645,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $74.97
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $72.98
  • 52 Week Range: $60.82 - $77.79
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 9.83
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.40
  • P/E Growth: 2.84
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $19.4 billion
  • Price / Sales: 7.23
  • Book Value: $6.32 per share
  • Price / Book: 11.49
  • Annual Dividend: $2.44
  • Dividend Yield: 3.3%
  • EBIDTA: $9.66 billion
  • Net Margins: 55.99%
  • Return on Equity: 76.43%
  • Return on Assets: 15.22%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.13%
  • Current Ratio: 0.92%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.66%
  • Average Volume: 5.45 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.64
  • Short Ratio: 1.46
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 18th. Stockholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. View Altria Group's Dividend History.

How were Altria Group's earnings last quarter?

Altria Group (NYSE:MO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 2nd. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates 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 76.43% and a net margin of 55.99%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business 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 Thursday, July, 27th 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 estimate of $3.29.

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

12 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Altria Group's shares. Their predictions range from $62.00 to $79.00. On average, they expect Altria Group's stock price to reach $72.08 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 have underperformed the Zacks categorized industry in the last six months, mainly due to the declining demand of tobacco. The ongoing anti-tobacco campaigns and price rise to offset the rising taxes have been hurting the demand for tobacco. Moreover, consumers are opting for e-cigarettes or substitutes for cigarettes, in turn affecting the cigarette volume. These factors have hurt the company’s sales for the past few quarters, including the first quarter of 2017. Though Altria gains from strong cigarette pricing and its shift to low-risk, smokeless tobacco is encouraging, but the company continues to feel the pinch of declining cigarette volumes. Estimates have been stable ahead of the company’s second-quarter 2017 earnings release." (7/11/2017)
  • 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)
  • 4. UBS AG analysts commented, "MO delivered a mostly uneventful quarter, as it underperformed modestly on fundamentals, but beat on EPS due to a lower-than-modeled tax rate. Specifically, MO delivered EPS of $0.68 (vs. UBSe/cons. of $0.66/$0.67), but only +0.1% in sales growth (vs. UBSe/cons. of +0.5% /+1.6%) and +4.0% in EBIT growth (vs. UBSe/cons. of +7.2%/+6.6%). Looking forward, from a tax perspective (potential future tax reform aside), MO anticipates a greater income tax rate in 2017 than we (and possibly consensus) had modeled (36% vs. 35%), therefore the midpoint of its $3.26-$3.33 guidance range ($3.29) fell slightly short of our $3.30 pre-release 2017 EPS estimate." (2/2/2017)

Who are some of Altria Group's key competitors?

Who are Altria Group's key executives?

Altria Group's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Martin J. Barrington, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • William F. Gifford Jr., Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Clifford B. Fleet, President and Chief Executive Officer, Philip Morris USA Inc.
  • Craig A. Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Altria Group Distribution Company
  • Brian W. Quigley, President & Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC
  • Howard A. Willard III, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Denise F. Keane, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Charles N. Whitaker, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, Compliance & Information Services, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Salvatore Mancuso, Senior Vice President - Strategy, Planning and Accounting
  • Ivan S. Feldman, Vice President, Controller

Who owns Altria Group stock?

Altria Group's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include APG Asset Management N.V. (0.15%), Vontobel Asset Management Inc. (0.15%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.11%), Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. (0.09%), Aperio Group LLC (0.08%) and US Bancorp DE (0.08%). 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 Vontobel Asset Management Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Barometer Capital Management Inc., Cedar Wealth Management LLC, Texan Capital Management, Legacy Private Trust Co. and Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., National Pension Service, Mitsubishi UFJ Asset Management UK Ltd. and Aperio Group 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.

What is Altria Group's stock price today?

One share of Altria Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $72.64.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Altria Group (NYSE MO)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  396 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  274 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  670
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Altria Group 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 Altria Group (NYSE:MO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $72.08 (0.77% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/17/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$71.00 -> $70.00LowView Rating Details
7/11/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingHold$74.00LowView Rating Details
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
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 CorporationUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$70.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
12/21/2016Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$74.00N/AView Rating Details
11/29/2016Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual -> Equal Weight$65.00N/AView Rating Details
10/15/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingNeutral$69.00 -> $68.00N/AView Rating Details
9/26/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$72.00N/AView Rating Details
6/27/2016Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$65.00 -> $71.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2015NomuraBoost Price TargetBuy$64.00 -> $65.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/25/2015 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
7/27/2017$0.87N/AView Earnings Details
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: $3.56 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Most Recent Dividend:7/10/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.44
Dividend Yield:3.36%
Dividend Growth:8.60% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:33.02% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
74.39% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
68.54% (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: 61.99%
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 logoETFs with exposure to Altria Group, Inc. : July 24, 2017 - July 24 at 7:13 PM logoHere's What to Expect From Altria Group on Thursday - July 24 at 12:53 PM logoCritical Review: Altria Group (NYSE:MO) and Lorillard (LO) - July 22 at 6:29 PM logoWhy Altria Group Shareholders Have Something to Worry About - Motley Fool - July 22 at 6:35 AM logoAltria: Dividend Is Safe...For Now - Seeking Alpha - July 22 at 6:35 AM logoContrasting Altria Group (MO) and Lorillard (LO) - July 21 at 8:14 AM logoAnalysts’ Forecasts for Altria’s 2Q17 Earnings - July 21 at 2:30 AM logoWhat Analysts Recommend for Altria, Pre-2Q17 Earnings Release - July 21 at 2:30 AM logo[$$] Philip Morris shifts sales to new tobacco products - July 21 at 2:30 AM logoPhillip Morris Misses On Earnings, Slashes Guidance - July 21 at 2:30 AM logoAltria Group (NYSE:MO) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.86 Per Share - July 20 at 8:12 AM logoAltria Group (MO) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday - July 20 at 7:06 AM logoCould Altria’s 2Q17 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price? - July 20 at 1:25 AM logoWhy Analysts Expect Altria’s Net Margins to Expand in 2Q17 - July 20 at 1:25 AM logoLorillard (LO) and Altria Group (NYSE:MO) Head to Head Analysis - July 19 at 12:14 AM logoWells Fargo's Tobacco Picks Ahead Of Earnings - July 18 at 6:21 AM logoAltria Group (NYSE:MO) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - July 17 at 8:52 PM logoEU will only extend glyphosate licence with national backing - July 17 at 10:21 AM logoETFs with exposure to Altria Group, Inc. : July 14, 2017 - July 15 at 6:35 AM logoHow Altria Group Inc. Has Changed in the Past Two Years - July 14 at 3:15 PM logoAltria to Host Webcast of 2017 Second-Quarter and First-Half Results - July 14 at 6:34 AM logoAltria Group, Inc. – Value Analysis (NYSE:MO) : July 12, 2017 - July 13 at 6:52 AM logoAltria Group, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MO-US : July 11, 2017 - July 12 at 4:00 AM logoWill Philip Morris’s 2Q17 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price? - July 12 at 4:00 AM logoForgetting Microsoft Pays a Juicy Dividend Is Such a Silly Mistake - July 12 at 4:00 AM logoAltria Group (MO) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research - July 11 at 1:46 PM logoAltria: Perfectly Positioning Itself - Seeking Alpha - July 11 at 2:15 AM logoLorillard (LO) versus Altria Group (NYSE:MO) Financial Survey - July 9 at 4:24 PM logoAltria to shutter Montgomery County cigar plant - July 7 at 7:28 AM logoBetter Buy: Altria Group Inc. vs. Coca-Cola - Motley Fool - July 5 at 3:42 PM logoBetter Buy: Altria Group Inc. vs. Coca-Cola - July 5 at 8:36 AM logoLorillard (LO) and Altria Group (MO) Head-To-Head Analysis - July 1 at 8:36 PM logoAltria and Philip Morris' Worst Move So Far in 2017 - Motley Fool - June 30 at 1:44 AM logoAltria Group (MO) Cut to "Buy" at BidaskClub - June 28 at 5:38 PM logoAltria Group (MO) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $4.99 Billion - June 28 at 1:16 PM logoAltria: Why Rising Interest Rates Are A Much Bigger Threat Than Fewer Smokers - Seeking Alpha - June 28 at 9:52 AM logoAltria Group's Most Brilliant Move So Far in 2017 - Motley Fool - June 28 at 9:52 AM logo6 Stocks With High Returns in an Uncertain Market - June 28 at 9:52 AM logoAltria Group's Most Brilliant Move So Far in 2017 - June 27 at 6:44 PM logoAltria Group's Most Brilliant Move So Far in 2017 - June 27 at 10:28 AM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Altria Group (MO) to Announce $0.87 Earnings Per Share - June 26 at 9:46 AM logo12 Consumer Stocks With Nice Payouts - June 24 at 5:09 AM logo[$$] 12 Consumer Stocks With Nice Payouts - June 24 at 5:09 AM logoHow Risky Is Altria Group? - Motley Fool - June 23 at 7:05 PM logoHow Risky Is Altria Group? - June 23 at 1:16 PM logoAltria Is More Expensive Than You Think - Seeking Alpha - June 23 at 8:05 AM logoAltria Group: How Long It Survives With Price Increases - Seeking Alpha - June 21 at 7:44 PM logoBidaskClub Upgrades Altria Group (MO) to Strong-Buy - June 21 at 5:34 PM logoAltria: One Less Thing To Fear - June 20 at 7:36 PM logoAltria Group (MO) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - June 20 at 7:02 PM



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