General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods worldwide.
Solid track record established dividend payer.
Share Price & News
How has General Mills's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: GIS has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: GIS exceeded the US Food industry which returned -8.4% over the past year.
Return vs Market: GIS exceeded the US Market which returned -12.7% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is General Mills's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
1 week ago | Simply Wall StEarnings Update: Here's Why Analysts Just Lifted Their General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) Price Target To US$58.20
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StThe General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Share Price Is Down 13% So Some Shareholders Are Getting Worried
4 weeks ago | Simply Wall StDoes General Mills, Inc. (NYSE:GIS) Have A Good P/E Ratio?
Is General Mills 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: GIS ($51.82) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($84.81)
Significantly Below Fair Value: GIS is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: GIS is good value based on its PE Ratio (14.8x) compared to the Food industry average (17.8x).
PE vs Market: GIS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (14.8x) compared to the US market (13x).
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: GIS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (44.4x)
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: GIS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.1x) compared to the US Food industry average (1.6x).
How is General Mills forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: GIS's forecast earnings growth (0.3% per year) is below the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: GIS's earnings (0.3% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.3% per year).
High Growth Earnings: GIS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.
Revenue vs Market: GIS's revenue is expected to decline over the next 3 years (-0.3% per year).
High Growth Revenue: GIS's revenue is forecast to decline over the next 3 years (-0.3% per year).
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: GIS's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time (22.6%)
How has General Mills performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: GIS has high quality earnings.
Growing Profit Margin: GIS's current net profit margins (12.7%) are higher than last year (9.3%).
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: GIS's earnings have grown by 8.3% per year over the past 5 years.
Accelerating Growth: GIS's earnings growth over the past year (37.8%) exceeds its 5-year average (8.3% per year).
Earnings vs Industry: GIS earnings growth over the past year (37.8%) exceeded the Food industry -0.7%.
Return on Equity
High ROE: Whilst GIS's Return on Equity (25.78%) is high, this metric is skewed due to their high level of debt.
How is General Mills's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: GIS's short term assets ($4.3B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($6.7B).
Long Term Liabilities: GIS's short term assets ($4.3B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($15.2B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: GIS's debt to equity ratio (162.3%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: GIS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 154.6% to 162.3% over the past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: GIS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (21.6%).
Interest Coverage: GIS's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (6.4x coverage).
Inventory Level: GIS has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: GIS's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.3x debt).
What is General Mills's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: GIS's dividend (3.78%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.98%).
High Dividend: GIS's dividend (3.78%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (5.49%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: GIS's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: GIS's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (55.9%), GIS's dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: GIS's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (52.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Jeff Harmening (52yo)
Mr. Jeffrey L. Harmening, also known as Jeff, has been the Chief Executive Officer at General Mills, Inc. since June 1, 2017. Mr. Harmening served as the President of General Mills, Inc. since July 1, 2016 ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Jeff's total compensation ($USD9.86M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.74M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Jeff's compensation has increased by more than 20% in the past year.
|Chairman & CEO||2.75yrs||US$9.86m||0.0059% $1.9m|
|Strategic Advisor||no data||US$4.00m||0.029% $9.2m|
|Chief Supply Chain Officer & Global Business Solutions Officer||11.92yrs||US$3.18m||0.0086% $2.7m|
|Group President of North America Retail||3.17yrs||US$4.43m||0.010% $3.2m|
|Chief Financial Officer||no data||no data||0.0021% $665.9k|
|Chief Investment Officer||11.17yrs||no data||no data|
|VP & Chief Accounting Officer||no data||no data||0.0017% $524.5k|
|Chief Digital & Technology Officer||no data||no data||no data|
|Vice President of Investor Relations||no data||no data||no data|
|Senior VP||5yrs||US$2.88m||0.0074% $2.3m|
Experienced Management: GIS's management team is seasoned and experienced (5 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||2.75yrs||US$9.86m||0.0059% $1.9m|
|Independent Director||5.33yrs||US$279.98k||0.0043% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||1.75yrs||US$254.98k||0.00084% $263.8k|
|Independent Director||15.42yrs||US$269.98k||0.021% $6.7m|
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$259.98k||no data|
|Independent Director||1.33yrs||US$236.25k||0.00069% $216.7k|
|Independent Director||3.75yrs||US$271.23k||0.0032% $1.0m|
|Independent Director||3.75yrs||US$254.98k||0.0022% $697.3k|
|Independent Director||4.25yrs||US$269.98k||no data|
|Independent Lead Director||4.25yrs||US$284.98k||0.0084% $2.6m|
Experienced Board: GIS's board of directors are considered experienced (4 years average tenure).
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
General Mills, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: General Mills, Inc.
- Ticker: GIS
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1866
- Industry: Packaged Foods and Meats
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: US$31.410b
- Shares outstanding: 606.14m
- Website: https://www.generalmills.com
Number of Employees
- General Mills, Inc.
- Number One General Mills Boulevard
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|GIS||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|GRM||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|GRM||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|GIS||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1968|
|0R1X||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|GIS||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|GRM||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|GIS *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|G1MI34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REPR 1 SHS UNSPON||BR||BRL||Jan 2020|
General Mills, Inc. manufactures and markets branded consumer foods worldwide. The company operates in five segments: North America Retail; Convenience Stores & Foodservice; Europe & Australia; Asia & Latin America; and Pet. It offers ready-to-eat cereals, refrigerated yogurt, soup, meal kits, refrigerated and frozen dough products, dessert and baking mixes, frozen pizza and pizza snacks, grain, fruit, and savory snacks, as well as organic products, including refrigerated yogurt, nutrition bars, meal kits, salty snacks, ready-to-eat cereal, and grain snacks. It also supplies branded and unbranded food products to the North American foodservice and commercial baking industries; and manufactures and markets pet food products, including dog and cat food. The company markets its products under the Annie’s, Betty Crocker, Bisquick, Blue Buffalo, BLUE Basics, BLUE Freedom, BLUE Wilderness, Bugles, Cascadian Farm, Cheerios, Chex, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, EPIC, Fiber One, Food Should Taste Good, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups, Gardetto’s, Go-Gurt, Gold Medal, Golden Grahams, Häagen-Dazs, Helpers, Jeno’s, Jus-Rol, Kitano, Kix, Lärabar, Latina, Liberté, Lucky Charms, Muir Glen, Nature Valley, Oatmeal Crisp, Old El Paso, Pillsbury, Progresso, Raisin Nut Bran, Total, Totino’s, Trix, Wanchai Ferry, Wheaties, Yoki, and Yoplait trademarks. General Mills, Inc. sells its products directly, as well as through broker and distribution arrangements to grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, e-commerce retailers, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, convenience stores, and pet specialty stores, as well as drug, dollar, and discount chains. It operates 525 leased and 365 franchise branded ice cream parlors. General Mills, Inc. was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
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|Company Analysis||2020/03/30 00:37|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/03/27 00:00|
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