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Executive Summary

Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and market food and beverage products. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Established dividend payer with proven track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Campbell Soup's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CPB has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Food


US Market

1 Year Return




US Food


US Market

Return vs Industry: CPB underperformed the US Food industry which returned 2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CPB underperformed the US Market which returned 12% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-3.9%-5.7%-5.3%
30 Day-3.8%-3.1%-2.1%
90 Day-5.9%-3.2%1.7%
1 Year3.2%0.3%3.8%1.2%12.9%10.4%
3 Year10.7%0.4%6.9%-1.9%34.3%25.4%
5 Year10.7%-4.3%15.0%-0.6%73.7%54.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Campbell Soup's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

Simply Wall St News


Is Campbell Soup undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CPB ($46.67) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($70.08)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CPB is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CPB is good value based on its PE Ratio (23.8x) compared to the US Food industry average (24.7x).

PE vs Market: CPB is poor value based on its PE Ratio (23.8x) compared to the US market (18.1x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CPB is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (2.4x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CPB is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.5x) compared to the US Food industry average (2x).

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Future Growth

How is Campbell Soup forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 14 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CPB's forecast earnings growth (10.1% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: CPB's earnings (10.1% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (22% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CPB's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: CPB's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CPB's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.1% per year).

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CPB's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (34.5%)

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Past Performance

How has Campbell Soup performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CPB has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CPB's current net profit margins (6.8%) are higher than last year (5.8%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CPB's earnings have declined by 4.8% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CPB's earnings growth over the past year (25.1%) exceeds its 5-year average (-4.8% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CPB earnings growth over the past year (25.1%) exceeded the Food industry -7.8%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: Whilst CPB's Return on Equity (23.04%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.

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Financial Health

How is Campbell Soup's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: CPB's short term assets ($2.4B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($3.1B).

Long Term Liabilities: CPB's short term assets ($2.4B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($6.7B).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: CPB's debt to equity ratio (240.9%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: CPB's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 296.1% to 240.9% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: CPB's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (24.9%).

Interest Coverage: CPB's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (3.8x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Campbell Soup current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: CPB's dividend (3%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.69%).

High Dividend: CPB's dividend (3%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.78%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CPB's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CPB's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (71.4%), CPB's dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CPB's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (47.8% payout ratio).

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Mark Clouse (52 yo)





Mr. Mark A. Clouse has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Campbell Soup Company since January 22, 2019. Mr. Clouse served as the Chief Executive Officer of Pinnacle Foods Inc. from ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Mark's total compensation ($USD12.44M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.21M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Mark's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.

Leadership Team

Mark Clouse
$ 7.9m
Mick Beekhuizen
Executive VP & CFO1yrUS$7.25m0.026%
$ 3.7m
Adam Ciongoli
Executive VP5.25yrsUS$4.81m0.036%
$ 5.1m
Christopher Foley
Executive VP and President of Meals & Beverages2.58yrsUS$3.82m0.0037%
$ 527.3k
Valerie Oswalt
Executive VP & President of Campbell Snacks0.58yrUS$3.26m0.019%
$ 2.7m
Francisco Fraga
Chief Technology & Information Officer and VP3yrsno datano data
Rebecca Gardy
Vice President of Investor Relations0.58yrno datano data
Anthony Sanzio
Senior Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs4.58yrsno datano data
Raymond Liguori
Vice President of Corporate Development9.42yrsno datano data
Diego Palmieri
VP & Chief Marketing Officer2.25yrsno datano data
Xavier Boza
Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer2.17yrsno data0.012%
$ 1.7m
David Stangis
VP of Corporate Responsibility & Chief Sustainability Officerno datano datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: CPB's management team is considered experienced (2.3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Mark Clouse
$ 7.9m
Sarah Hofstetter
Independent Director1.83yrsUS$131.75k0.000090%
$ 12.7k
Bennett Dorrance
Independent Director31.75yrsUS$128.00k14.86%
$ 2.1b
Mary Alice Malone
Independent Director30.75yrsUS$128.00k17.63%
$ 2.5b
Keith McLoughlin
Independent Chairman1.58yrsUS$303.00k0.017%
$ 2.4m
Fabiola Arredondo
Independent Director3.58yrsUS$131.75k0.0035%
$ 492.0k
Kurt Schmidt
Independent Director1.83yrsUS$128.00k0.000090%
$ 12.7k
Archbold van Beuren
Independent Director10.83yrsUS$139.25k0.50%
$ 70.1m
John Bilbrey
Independent Director1.42yrsUS$128.00k0.00059%
$ 83.4k
Maria Hilado
Independent Director2.75yrsUS$139.25k0.0014%
$ 202.2k
Howard Averill
Independent Director2.83yrsUS$140.50k0.00014%
$ 19.8k
Marc Lautenbach
Independent Director6.25yrsUS$138.00k0.00047%
$ 66.4k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CPB's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: CPB insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Campbell Soup Company's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Campbell Soup Company
  • Ticker: CPB
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Founded: 1869
  • Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
  • Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
  • Market Cap: US$14.137b
  • Shares outstanding: 302.27m
  • Website: https://www.campbellsoupcompany.com

Number of Employees


  • Campbell Soup Company
  • 1 Campbell Place
  • Camden
  • New Jersey
  • 08103-1799
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
CPBNYSE (New York Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1968
0HSTLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJan 1968
CSCDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJan 1968
CPB *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJan 1968
C1PB34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 1 REPR 1 SHS UNSPONBRBRLJan 2020


Campbell Soup Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and market food and beverage products. It operates through Meals & Beverages and Snacks segments. The Meals & Beverages seg ...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/10/31 00:17
End of Day Share Price2020/10/30 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/08/02

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.