Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States.
Established dividend payer with reasonable growth potential.
Share Price & News
How has Altria Group's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MO has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: MO matched the US Tobacco industry which returned -10.9% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MO underperformed the US Market which returned 20.3% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is Altria Group's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
2 weeks ago | Simply Wall StAltria Group, Inc. Earnings Missed Analyst Estimates: Here's What Analysts Are Forecasting Now
1 month ago | Simply Wall StHere's Why We Think Altria Group's (NYSE:MO) Statutory Earnings Might Be Conservative
1 month ago | Simply Wall StDoes It Make Sense To Buy Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) For Its Yield?
Is Altria Group 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: MO ($45.14) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($94.28)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MO is trading below fair value by more than 20%.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MO is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Tobacco industry average.
PE vs Market: MO is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MO's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MO is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (13.5x) compared to the US Tobacco industry average (3.4x).
How is Altria Group forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 11 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MO is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (1.7%).
Earnings vs Market: MO is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: MO's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MO's revenue (2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.6% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MO's revenue (2% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MO's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (103.9%).
How has Altria Group performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MO is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: MO is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MO is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -0.6% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare MO's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: MO is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Tobacco industry (2.3%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MO has a negative Return on Equity (-20.42%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is Altria Group's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MO's short term assets ($4.8B) do not cover its short term liabilities ($8.2B).
Long Term Liabilities: MO's short term assets ($4.8B) do not cover its long term liabilities ($34.7B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MO's debt to equity ratio (441.1%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: MO's debt to equity ratio has reduced from 483.1% to 441.1% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: MO has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: MO's debt is not covered by short term assets (assets are 0.2x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: MO has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: MO has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is Altria Group's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: MO's dividend (7.44%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.44%).
High Dividend: MO's dividend (7.44%) is in the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%)
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MO's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MO's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: MO is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: MO's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be covered by earnings (80.1% payout ratio).
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Howard Willard (56yo)
Mr. Howard A. Willard, III, BA (Hons), MBA., served as the Chief Operating Officer at Altria Group Inc., and served as its Executive Vice President and serves as its Director since 2018. He also serves as ...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Howard's total compensation ($USD11.57M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD10.78M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Howard's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
|Chairman & CEO||1.8yrs||US$11.57m||0.014% $11.8m|
|Chief Financial Officer||4.9yrs||US$7.60m||0.0092% $7.7m|
|Executive VP & General Counsel||2.6yrs||US$5.43m||0.0026% $2.2m|
|Senior VP of Human Resources||0yrs||no data||0.0057% $4.8m|
|Vice President of Investor Relations?||0yrs||no data||no data|
|Senior Vice President of Finance & Procurement||4yrs||no data||0.0038% $3.2m|
|Senior Vice President of Tobacco Products||1.7yrs||no data||0.0047% $4.0m|
|VP, Corporate Secretary & Associate General Counsel||0yrs||no data||0.0011% $964.5k|
|VP & Treasurer||4.9yrs||no data||0.0015% $1.2m|
|Other Key Executive||0yrs||no data||no data|
Experienced Management: MO's management team is considered experienced (3.3 years average tenure).
|Chairman & CEO||1.8yrs||US$11.57m||0.014% $11.8m|
|Presiding Director||8.8yrs||US$320.03k||0.00013% $109.0k|
|Independent Director||8yrs||US$345.03k||0.00017% $142.6k|
|Independent Director||8.3yrs||US$355.03k||0.0016% $1.3m|
|Independent Director||7yrs||US$311.78k||0.0015% $1.3m|
|Independent Director||10yrs||US$330.03k||no data|
|Independent Director||12.1yrs||US$343.75k||0.0051% $4.3m|
|Independent Director||15.3yrs||US$326.03k||0.0016% $1.4m|
|Independent Director||11.3yrs||US$315.03k||0.0023% $1.9m|
|Independent Director||2.8yrs||US$300.03k||0.00051% $427.7k|
Experienced Board: MO's board of directors are considered experienced (8.5 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.
Altria Group, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Altria Group, Inc.
- Ticker: MO
- Exchange: NYSE
- Founded: 1919
- Industry: Tobacco
- Sector: Food, Beverage & Tobacco
- Market Cap: US$83.869b
- Shares outstanding: 1.86b
- Website: https://www.altria.com
Number of Employees
- Altria Group, Inc.
- 6601 West Broad Street
- United States
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MO||NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||US||USD||Jan 1968|
|0R31||LSE (London Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||GB||USD||Jan 1968|
|MO *||BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)||Yes||Common Stock||MX||MXN||Jan 1968|
|MO||SWX (SIX Swiss Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CH||CHF||Jan 1968|
|PHM7||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|PHM7||XTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)||Yes||Common Stock||DE||EUR||Jan 1968|
|MO||SNSE (Santiago Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Stock||CL||USD||Jan 1968|
|ALTR||WBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Stock||AT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|PM-U||ETLX (Eurotlx)||Yes||Common Stock||IT||EUR||Jan 1968|
|MO||BASE (Buenos Aires Stock Exchange)||CEDEARS EACH 4 REPR 1 ORD USD0.3333||AR||ARS||Jul 2001|
|MOOO34||BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)||BDR EACH REP 1 COM USD0.333333||BR||BRL||May 2019|
Altria Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells cigarettes, smokeless products, and wine in the United States. It offers cigarettes primarily under the Marlboro brand; cigars principally under the Black & Mild brand; and moist smokeless tobacco products under the Copenhagen, Skoal, Red Seal, and Husky brands. The company also produces and sells varietal and blended table wines, and sparkling wines under the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Crest, and 14 Hands names; and imports and markets Antinori, Torres, and Villa Maria Estate wines, as well as Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte in the United States. In addition, it provides finance leasing services primarily in transportation, aircraft, power generation, real estate, and manufacturing industries. The company sells its tobacco products primarily to wholesalers, including distributors; large retail organizations, such as chain stores; and the armed services. Altria Group, Inc. was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/20 00:15|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/19 00:00|
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.