Shares of Ambev SA (ADR) (NYSE:ABEV) ended Tuesday session in red amid volatile trading.
The shares closed down -0.03 points or -0.48% at $6.23 with 10.13 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $6.26, the shares hit an intraday low of $6.22 and an intraday high of $6.27 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $98.39 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 15.70 billion shares.
Ambev SA (ADR) (ABEV) produces, distributes, and sells beer, draft beer, soft drinks, other non-alcoholic beverages, malt, and food in the Americas. The company operates through Latin America North, Latin America South, and Canada segments. It offers beers primarily under the Skol, Brahma, and Antarctica brands. The company also provides carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, isotonic beverages, energy drinks, and ready-to-drink teas under the Guaraná Antarctica, Guaraná Antarctica Black, Gatorade, H2OH!, Lipton Iced Tea, Fusion, Monster, Red Rock, Pepsi-Cola, and Seven Up brands. Ambev S.A. offers its products through a network of third-party distributors and a direct distribution system. The company was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. Ambev S.A. is a subsidiary of Interbrew International B.V.
Shares of Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) ended Tuesday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +2.79 points or 3.31% at $86.97 with 20.76 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $87.49, the shares hit an intraday low of $86.97 and an intraday high of $88.08 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $231.52 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 2.67 billion shares.
Procter & Gamble Co (PG) reported first quarter fiscal year 2017 net sales of $16.5 billion, unchanged versus the prior year. Organic sales increased three percent. Organic sales increased in all five business segments driven by low-to-mid single digit organic volume growth in all segments. Diluted net earnings per share were $0.96, an increase of five percent versus the prior year. Core earnings per share were $1.03, an increase of five percent versus the prior year. Currency-neutral core EPS increased 12% versus the prior year. Reported operating profit margin was unchanged. Core operating profit margin increased 20 basis points as improvement in core gross margin was partially offset by an increase in core SG&A costs as a percent of net sales.
Operating cash flow was $3.0 billion for the quarter. Free cash flow productivity was 85%. The Company repurchased $1 billion of common stock and returned $1.9 billion of cash to shareholders as dividends.
“Our first quarter results mark a good start to the fiscal year,” said Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer David Taylor. “We delivered broad-based organic sales growth improvement across product categories and markets, as well as strong cost savings. Earlier this month, we completed the last major step in P&G’s portfolio transformation with the Beauty Brands divestiture to Coty Inc. We are now focusing all our efforts on 10 large, structurally attractive categories where P&G holds leading positions. We’re pleased with the progress we’re making, but there is still more work to do to get back to the levels of balanced top- and bottom-line growth and cash generation that will consistently put P&G shareholder value creation among the best in our industry.”