Key Developments: Altria Group Inc (MO)

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Altria Group Inc Reaffirms FY 2013 EPS Guidance
Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 04:45pm EST 

Altria Group Inc announced that for fiscal 2013, it expects diluted EPS from a range of $2.22 to $2.27 to a range of $2.23 to $2.28, reflecting the Estimated Charge and the other special items and adjusted diluted EPS, which excludes the special items to be in the range of $2.36 to $2.41. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average were expecting the Company to report EPS of $2.39 for fiscal 2013.  Full Article

Altria Group Inc Comments On Q4 2013 Charge Guidance; Reaffirms FY 2013 EPS Guidance
Monday, 28 Oct 2013 08:30am EDT 

Altria Group Inc announced that it expects to record a one-time pre-tax charge of approximately $1.1 billion, or $0.35 per share, against reported earnings in the fourth quarter of 2013, reflecting the estimated loss on early extinguishment of debt related to the tender offer (the Estimated Charge). The Estimated Charge assumes current market pricing and that $2.0 billion in Notes are tendered. The final pre-tax charge will vary to the extent that the pricing and amount of Notes tendered differ from Altria's original assumptions. For fiscal 2013, it expects reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) from a range of $2.57 to $2.62 to a range of $2.22 to $2.27, reflecting the Estimated Charge and the other special items and adjusted diluted EPS, which excludes the special items, to be in the range of $2.36 to $2.41, representing a growth rate of 7% to 9% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $2.21 per share in fiscal 2012. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average were expecting the Company to report EPS of $2.40 for fiscal 2013.  Full Article

Altria Group Inc Reaffirms FY 2013 EPS Guidance
Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 06:59am EDT 

Altria Group Inc reaffirmed its fiscal 2013 guidance and expects diluted earnings per share (EPS) to be in a range of $2.57 to $2.62 and adjusted diluted EPS to be in a range of $2.36 to $2.41, representing a growth rate of 7% to 9% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $2.21 in 2012. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average were expecting the Company to report EPS of $2.39 for fiscal 2013.  Full Article

Altria Group Inc Reaffirms FY 2013 EPS Guidance
Monday, 16 Sep 2013 05:37pm EDT 

Altria Group Inc reaffirmed its guidance for fiscal 2013 adjusted diluted EPS, which excludes special items shown in the table below, to be in the range of $2.36 to $2.41, representing a growth rate of 7% to 9% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $2.21 per share in fiscal 2012. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average were expecting the Company to report EPS of $2.39 for fiscal 2013.  Full Article

Altria Group Inc Reaffirms FY 2013 EPS Guidance
Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 10:00am EDT 

Altria Group Inc announced that it has reaffirmed its fiscal 2013 guidance for reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) to be in a range of $2.51 to $2.56 and adjusted diluted EPS, which excludes special items to be in the range of $2.36 to $2.41, representing a growth rate of 7% to 9% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $2.21 per share in fiscal 2012. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average were expecting the Company to report EPS of $2.39 for fiscal 2013.  Full Article

Altria Group Inc Increases Quarterly Dividend by 9.1% to $0.48 per Common Share
Friday, 23 Aug 2013 01:15pm EDT 

Altria Group Inc announced that Board of Directors voted to increase regular quarterly dividend by 9.1% to $0.48 per common share versus the previous rate of $0.44 per common share. The quarterly dividend is payable on October 10, 2013 to shareholders of record as of September 16, 2013. The ex-dividend date is September 12, 2013.  Full Article

Altria Group Inc Raises Low End Of Prior FY 2013 EPS Guidance To A Range In Line With Analysts' Estimates
Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 07:00am EDT 

Altria Group Inc revised its guidance for fiscal 2013 reported and adjusted diluted EPS based on its performance for the first half of 2013 and expectations for the second half of the year. Altria revised its fiscal 2013 guidance for reported diluted EPS from a range of $2.50 to $2.56 to a range of $2.51 to $2.56. Altria also revised its fiscal 2013 guidance for adjusted diluted EPS, which excludes the special items, from a range of $2.35 to $2.41 to a range of $2.36 to $2.41, representing a growth rate of 7% to 9% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $2.21 per share in 2012. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average were expecting the Company to report EPS of $2.40 for fiscal 2013.  Full Article

Altria Group Inc Revises FY 2013 EPS Guidance To A Range In Line With Analysts' Estimates
Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 08:45am EDT 

Altria Group Inc announced that for fiscal 2013, it has revised its guidance and reported diluted EPS from a range of $2.49 to $2.55 to a range of $2.50 to $2.56 to reflect the impact of an additional $36 million credit to be applied against Philip Morris USA Inc.'s (PM USA) Master Settlement Agreement payment obligations as a result of two more states joining the previously disclosed settlement with certain states of the non-participating manufacturer (NPM) adjustment disputes for 2003-2012. The forecast also reflects estimated SABMiller plc (SABMiller) special items. Altria reaffirms its guidance for 2013 full-year adjusted diluted EPS, which excludes special items, to be in the range of $2.35 to $2.41, representing a growth rate of 6% to 9% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $2.21 in 2012. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average are expecting the Company to report EPS of $2.40 for fiscal 2013.  Full Article

Altria Group Inc Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend
Thursday, 16 May 2013 12:00pm EDT 

Altria Group Inc announced that the Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.44 per common share, payable on July 10, 2013, to shareholders of record as of June 14, 2013. The ex-dividend date is June 12, 2013  Full Article

Altria Group Inc Reaffirms FY 2013 EPS Guidance-Conference Call
Thursday, 16 May 2013 09:00am EDT 

Altria Group Inc reaffirmed that it expects its fiscal 2013 adjusted diluted EPS to increase by 6% to 9% to a range of $2.35 to $2.41 from an adjusted diluted base of $2.21 per share in fiscal 2012. According to I/B/E/S Estimates, analysts on an average are expecting the Company to report EPS of $2.40 for fiscal 2013.  Full Article

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