Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis BF.A
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Company Profile BF.A
Brown-Forman is the largest U.S.-domiciled producer of distilled spirits. The firm reports only a single operating segment, and whiskey represents its primary business driver, generating roughly three quarters of sales, undergirded by the Jack Daniel’s brand as well as bourbons such as Woodford Reserve and Old Forrester. Notable nonwhiskey offerings include tequilas such as el Jimador and Herradura. The firm operates globally, with products sold in more than 170 countries, and adapts its route-to-consumer model depending on regulation as well as the prevailing competitive dynamics in a given market. For example, it sells through distributors in the U.S. but operates its own logistics apparatus in many other countries. The company remains under the control of the Brown family.
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FAQs for Brown-Forman Corp Class A Stock
Yes. BF.A has a forward dividend yield of 1.12%.
BF.A’s full dividends and stock split history
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BF.A’s market cap is 32.58 Bil.
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BF.A’s stock style is Mid Growth.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.
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BF.A’s price/sales is 8.73.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.
BF.A’s price/forward earnings is 37.17.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.
BF.A’s price/book is 12.51.
Price/book ratio can tell investors approximately how much they’re paying for a company’s assets, based on historical, rather than current, valuations. Historical valuations generally do not reflect a company’s current market value. Value investors frequently look for companies that have low price/book ratios.
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BF.A’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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