Should you explore General Mills (GIS) stock after its earnings?

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Highlights:

  • General Mills' net sales ticked up four per cent YoY in Q1 FY23.
  • Its diluted EPS rose 32 per cent YoY in the latest quarter.
  • The GIS stock touched its 52-week high on August 24, 2022.

General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) was among the major companies that made their earnings announcement this week. Meanwhile, the GIS stock appears to be gaining attention on Wednesday morning, September 21, after the company's announcement of its latest quarterly earnings results before the opening bell.

The GIS stock soared more than two per cent in the pre-market hours on Wednesday, after closing near the flatline in the prior session.

While companies like FedEx Corporation (FDX), and Ford Motor Company (F), among others, have recently posted gloomy earnings and guidance, investors kept a close watch on the earnings front for cues on the economic health.

Now, considering the gains after the earnings announcement, Kalkine Media® explores the financial highlights of General Mills below:

General Mills fiscal 2023 first-quarter earnings and guidance:

General Mills noted a four per cent YoY growth in its Q1 FY23 net sales of US$ 4.71 billion, from US$ 4.53 billion in the year-ago quarter. The available net earnings of the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based food company was US$ 820 million in Q1 FY23, an increase of 31 per cent from US$ 627 million in Q1 FY22.

The first quarter fiscal 2023 diluted earnings per share of the firm was US$ 1.35 apiece, a jump of 32 per cent YoY.

Talking about its annual outlook, General Mills now expects its organic net sales to grow between six per cent and seven per cent in fiscal 2023, up from its prior guidance growth range of four per cent to five per cent.

However, like most other companies, General Mills said that it anticipates the soaring costs, supply chain woes, and economic health of consumers to be the major issues affecting its "performance" in fiscal 2023.

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Bottom line:

The GIS stock was priced at US$ 77.40 at 7:32 am ET on September 21, up 2.64 per cent from its previous close of US$ 75.41. Its price in the previous close was down by 0.55 per cent.

The consumer food firm had a dividend yield of 2.85 per cent. The P/E ratio of the US$ 45.82 billion market cap company was 17.06.

Meanwhile, at its closing price of September 20, the GIS stock has surged about 12 per cent YTD, and around 28 per cent YoY. In the current quarter, it traded near the flat line. The stock of the consumer food company touched its 52-week high of US$ 78.535 on August 24, 2022.


 


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