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: $147.75152 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,939,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $73.32
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $71.73
  • 52 Week Range: $60.82 - $77.79
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.36
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.50
  • P/E Growth: 2.96
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $19.4 billion
  • Price / Sales: 7.65
  • Book Value: $6.32 per share
  • Price / Book: 12.11
  • Annual Dividend: $2.44
  • Dividend Yield: 3.2%
  • 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: 6.16 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.66
  • 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 18th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 15th will be paid 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 3.19%. The ex-dividend date 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 data on Tuesday, May, 2nd. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. The business 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 firm posted $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 EPS estimate of $3.29.

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

12 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Altria Group's shares. Their predictions range from $62.00 to $79.00. On average, they anticipate Altria Group's stock 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 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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders 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 Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB publ. 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 bought 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.

What is Altria Group's stock price today?

One share of Altria Group stock can currently be purchased for approximately $76.53.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Altria Group (NYSE MO)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  375 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  249 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  624
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, 5 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.42)
Consensus Price Target: $71.92 (6.03% 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 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
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 6/27/2015 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: $3.56 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Altria Group (NYSE:MO)
Next Dividend:7/10/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.44
Dividend Yield:3.19%
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: 62.05%
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 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 logoCigarette Use Among Young Drops, Posing Threat to Tobacco Industry - June 20 at 7:52 AM logoAltria Group (MO) Downgraded by Vetr Inc. - June 20 at 12:32 AM logoAltria's 'Reduced Risk' Innovation To Offset Secular Pressures - June 19 at 5:39 PM logoAltria Group (MO) & Vector Group (VGR) Head-To-Head Survey - June 17 at 8:32 PM logoAnalyzing Altria Group (MO) & Vector Group (VGR) - June 16 at 10:48 PM logoU.S. youth tobacco use in 2016 fell by largest amount in 6 years - June 16 at 7:32 PM logoAltria Positioning Itself Exceptionally Well - Seeking Alpha - June 16 at 7:49 AM logoTrade of the Day: Altria Group Inc (MO) - June 15 at 9:16 AM logoAltria Group, Inc. : MO-US: Dividend Analysis : June 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : June 14, 2017 - June 14 at 10:13 PM logoWhat Analysts Are Expecting from Altria’s Revenues - June 13 at 6:22 AM logoWill Altria’s Earnings Rise in Next 4 Quarters? - June 13 at 6:22 AM logoAltria Group Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (MO) - June 12 at 6:24 PM logoWhy Altria’s Stock Price Is Rising - June 12 at 3:58 PM logoAltria To Light Up Another Dividend Hike - June 12 at 9:17 AM logoAltria: Still A Long Term Buy - Seeking Alpha - June 9 at 6:47 PM logoRetiring With A 120% Yield On Cost - Seeking Alpha - June 9 at 12:33 AM logoAltria Group Inc (MO) Lifted to Buy at Vetr Inc. - June 6 at 12:28 AM logoBetter Buy: Altria Group Inc. vs. Reynolds American - Motley Fool - June 5 at 7:14 PM logoBetter Buy: Altria Group Inc. vs. Reynolds American - June 5 at 10:41 AM logoWhy Is Altria (MO) Up 7.4% Since the Last Earnings Report? - June 5 at 9:16 AM logoCritical Review: Altria Group (MO) and Vector Group (VGR) - June 5 at 7:44 AM logoPhilip Morris International (PM) & Altria Group (MO) Head to Head Contrast - June 4 at 10:16 AM logo$4.99 Billion in Sales Expected for Altria Group Inc (MO) This Quarter - June 1 at 9:24 AM logoPrice Bump After Altria Group's Announced Product Research Prompts Vetr Downgrade - May 31 at 11:58 PM logoAltria: What Is The FDA Waiting For With IQOS? - Seeking Alpha - May 31 at 7:58 AM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Altria Group Inc (MO) to Post $0.87 EPS - May 30 at 10:44 PM 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



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