USA: Ralcorp results boosted by acquisitions
US food manufacturer Ralcorp has reported higher net earnings and sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2005.
The company reported net earnings of US$16.6m, or 55 cents per share, for the first quarter to 31 December, compared to $11.7m, or 39 cents per share, for the same period of fiscal 2004. Net sales rose 21% to $440.1m from $362.5m a year earlier.
Ralcorp's results for the first quarter of fiscal 2005 included a full three months of results from the Bakery Chef business and the Concept 2 Bakers (C2B) business, acquired on 3 December 2003 and 27 February 2004, respectively, while the results for the first quarter of fiscal 2004 included only about one month of Bakery Chef results and no C2B results.
Companies: Ralcorp Holdings
Ralcorp Holdings has announced that it has completed the purchase of cookie manufacturer Parco Foods. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed....
Ralcorp Holdings has reported a 5% rise in net sales for the three months ended December 31, 2005 to US$464.0m, compared to the same period last year. However, the sales rise was not enough to stave o...
Ralcorp Holdings yesterday (22 December) announced the private placement of US$175m in one seven-year and one ten-year fixed rate senior note....
US private label food maker Ralcorp has announced that it has completed the purchase of Western Waffles, a Canadian manufacturer of private label frozen griddle products....
US store brand food company Ralcorp Holdings has said net earnings edged up in the fourth quarter, on a 4% sales rise....
US private label food company Ralcorp Holdings has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Western Waffles, a Canadian-based manufacturer of private label frozen griddle produc...
Food manufacturer Ralcorp Holdings has announced the hiring of Richard G Scalise as corporate vice president; and president of frozen bakery products....
Breakfast cereal maker Weetabix is in advanced talks to sell two of its American businesses for a total of about $110m, according to the Times newspaper....
- Interview: Sir Kensington's on sale to Unilever
- Analysis: Post discusses rationale for Weetabix
- Who will buy Danone's Stonyfield business?
- Interview: "Disruptive" snack brand Hippeas
- Column: Why snacking is the new meal
- Unilever buys US condiments maker Sir Kensington's
- Nestle organic growth slows but beats expectations
- Ice cream helps Unilever sales, food flat
- Suntory to offload Australia, New Zealand foods
- Dairy dampens Danone in Q1