Brown-Forman Corporation is a spirit and wine company. The Company manufactures, bottles, imports, exports, markets and sells a range of alcoholic beverages. Brown-Forman leads a spirited existence and spreads its spirits, led by Jack Daniel's whiskey, around the world. The company's portfolio of mid-priced to super-premium brands includes such well-known spirits as Jack Daniel's, Canadian Mist, Finlandia, Southern Comfort, and Woodford Reserve. The Company has a portfolio of approximately 40 spirit, wine and ready-to-drink cocktail brands.
Type
Public
HQ
Louisville, US
Founded
1870
Size (employees)
4,700 (est)
Brown-Forman Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Louisville, US
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Key People/Management at Brown-Forman Corporation

Paul Varga

Paul Varga

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mark McCallum

Mark McCallum

Executive Vice President, and President, Jack Daniel’s Brands
Ralph de Chabert

Ralph de Chabert

Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer
Michael Masick

Michael Masick

Director of Strategy and Corporate Development
Jill Jones

Jill Jones

Executive Vice President, President of North America, Latin America, India, Middle East, Africa, Global Travel Retail Regions
Matthew Hamel

Matthew Hamel

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
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Brown-Forman Corporation Office Locations

Brown-Forman Corporation has an office in Louisville
Louisville, US (HQ)
850 Dixie Hwy
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Brown-Forman Corporation Financials and Metrics

Brown-Forman Corporation Financials

Brown-Forman Corporation's revenue was reported to be $2.99 b in FY, 2017 which is a 3.1% decrease from the previous period.
USD

Revenue (Q3, 2018)

2.5 b

Gross profit (Q3, 2018)

1.7 b

Gross profit margin (Q3, 2018), %

67.2%

Net income (Q3, 2018)

607 m

EBIT (Q3, 2018)

894 m

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

21.9 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)

55.7

Cash (31-Jan-2018)

287 m

EV

23.4 b
Brown-Forman Corporation's current market capitalization is $21.9 b.
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Revenue

3 b3.1 b3.1 b3 b

Revenue growth, %

5%(1%)(3%)

Cost of goods sold

913 m951 m945 m973 m

Gross profit

2.1 b2.2 b2.1 b2 b
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Revenue

1.1 b1.1 b921 m1.1 b1.1 b900 m1.1 b1.1 b661 m830 m808 m723 m914 m2.5 b

Cost of goods sold

257 m250 m210 m268 m260 m208 m268 m254 m208 m278 m272 m230 m304 m825 m

Gross profit

822 m828 m711 m867 m833 m692 m828 m829 m453 m552 m536 m493 m610 m1.7 b

Gross profit Margin, %

76%77%77%76%76%77%76%77%69%67%66%68%67%67%
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash

437 m370 m263 m182 m

Accounts Receivable

Inventories

1.3 b

Current Assets

2.2 b2.3 b2.2 b2.4 b
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018

Cash

192 m287 m460 m235 m250 m494 m195 m317 m459 m211 m197 m238 m212 m287 m

Inventories

901 m873 m949 m971 m920 m1 b1.1 b1 b1.3 b1.3 b1.2 b1.3 b1.4 b1.3 b

Current Assets

2 b2.1 b2.3 b2.3 b2.2 b2.4 b2.3 b2.4 b2.6 b2.5 b2.4 b2.5 b2.7 b2.6 b

PP&E

483 m497 m538 m556 m567 m608 m619 m621 m645 m651 m669 m719 m740 m766 m
Annual
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

659 m684 m1.1 b669 m

Depreciation and Amortization

51 m56 m58 m

Inventories

(67 m)(100 m)(130 m)(86 m)

Accounts Payable

31 m64 m29 m(17 m)
Quarterly
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q3, 2018

Net Income

206 m177 m150 m208 m186 m156 m200 m190 m144 m197 m182 m607 m

Depreciation and Amortization

48 m

Accounts Payable

438 m549 m498 m463 m554 m478 m

Cash From Operating Activities

562 m
USDY, 2018

EV/EBIT

26.2 x

EV/CFO

41.6 x

Financial Leverage

4.2 x
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Brown-Forman Corporation Operating Metrics

FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Brands

30 40 40

Countries

160 160 165

Markets

11 13 13
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