Employees: 80 200
Fiscal year ends: December 31
Headquarter: 120 Park Avenue, New York
Products: manufactures & sells cigarettes, tobacco products & other nicotine products
Rating (long-term): A (S&P), A2 (Moody’s), A (Fitch)
Competitors: Altria, British american tobacco, Imperial Brands, Japan tobacco, Reynolds American, Swedish Match
The company makes seven of the world’s top 15 tobacco brands, laying claim to more than 15% of the international cigarette market outside the US.
The company’s brands by sales volume are Marlboro (the world’s #1-selling cigarette, accounts for about a third of PMI’s total shipment volume),
L&M, Bond Street, Philip Morris, Chesterfield, and Parliament.
Philip Morris has quite a lot of attractive market share positions in emerging economies.
PMI has determined that it qualifies as an 80/20 company for U.S. tax purposes,
an “80/20 company” is a U.S. company, 80% of whose gross income for a specified period is generated from active businesses outside the US.
The business is in four segments:
• Eastern Europe, Middle East; Africa (“EEMA”)
• Latin America; Canada
The uptrend in the company’s margin ratios came to a halt in 2014.
Nevertheless, underlying business fundamentals continue to be strong, revenue growth is still promising.
Profitability is Stable:
As the company exclusively sells outside of the United States,
the most prevalent risk factor for the last several years has been currencies.
PM has struggled as a strong dollar and increasing regulation has hindered growth.
Currency issues has improved since the beginning of 2016 and should have a positive impact on future earnings.
Financial health is Stable-:
The company appears to have taken on more debt.
Valuation price: PMI is a long-term buy at $78.52 => the stock price has performed poorly over the last several years and still has 23% downside.
Last stock splits: No
Share repurchase: flat. PMI spent $11.9 billion to repurchase the 135.3 million shares since August 2012.
On February 5, 2015, the company announced that there is no additional plans for share repurchases.
1987: Philip Morris International Inc. is incorporated as an operating company of Philip Morris Companies.
2008: March 28, Philip Morris spinned-off from Altria Group
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