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Profitability & Growth

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Q2 2014

HSH Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jeremy Grantham 284,000 sh (New)
John Paulson 3,425,000 sh (New)
Jim Simons 541,220 sh (+329.19%)
Mario Gabelli 3,194,012 sh (+18.45%)
Joel Greenblatt 495,817 sh (+6.94%)
Louis Moore Bacon 125,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 25,000 sh (unchged)
Eric Mindich 1,000,000 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Keeley Asset Management Corp Sold Out
George Soros 200,000 sh (-55.98%)
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Q3 2014

HSH Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Mario Gabelli Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
John Paulson Sold Out
Jeremy Grantham Sold Out
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Consumer Packaged Goods » Packaged Foods
Traded in other countries:LEE1.Germany, HSH.UK,

Hillshire Brands Co was organized as a corporation in Baltimore, Maryland in 1941 as The C.D. Kenny Company, was renamed Sara Lee Corporation in 1985 and adopted its current name in June 2012. It is a manufacturer and marketer of food products. It provides meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The Company's Brands' portfolio includes iconic brands such as Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, State Fair, Sara Lee frozen bakery and Chef Pierre pies, as well as artisanal brands Aidells and Gallo Salame. Its operations are organized around two business segments - Retail and Foodservice/Other. Retail sells a variety of packaged meat and frozen bakery products to retail customers in North America. Products include hot dogs and corn dogs, breakfast sausages, breakfast convenience items, including breakfast sandwiches and bowls, dinner sausages, premium deli and luncheon meats and cooked hams, as well as frozen pies, cakes, cheesecakes and other desserts. The primary raw materials for the segment's products include pork and beef, which are purchased almost entirely from third party suppliers and independent farmers, and poultry. The branded meat business is highly competitive, with an emphasis on product quality, innovation and value. New product innovations are a key component to its success. The Retail segment competes with other international, national, regional and local companies in each of the product categories. Foodservice/Other sells a variety of meat and bakery products to foodservice customers in North America. Products include hot dogs and corn dogs, breakfast sausages and sandwiches, dinner sausages, premium deli and luncheon meats, ham, beef and turkey as well as a variety of bakery products, including pastries, muffins, frozen pies, cakes and cheesecakes. The primary raw materials for Foodservice/Other's products include pork, beef and poultry and, to a lesser extent, wheat flour, sugar, corn syrup, cooking oils, butter, fruit and eggs, which are purchased from independent suppliers and farmers. The Foodservice/Other segment competes with other international, national, regional and local companies in each of its product categories. It considers major mass retailers and supermarket chains in the United States to be its most significant customers. The Company is subject to regulations administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

Guru Investment Theses on Hillshire Brands Co

Mario Gabelli Comments on Hillshire Brands Co - Oct 28, 2014

Hillshire Brands Co., formerly known as Sara Lee Corp., completed the spin-off of D.E Master Blenders 1753 and paid a $3 cash dividend to shareholders on June 28, 2012. As a result, shareholders received one share of the North American meat company, renamed Hillshire Brands (HSH), which subsequently underwent a reverse split of 1 for 5. Hillshire Brands is a concentrated meat and bakery business in the U.S. generating an estimated $4 billion of revenue. It is the leading player in categories such as protein breakfast, breakfast sausages, and hot dogs under the Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, and Ball Park brands. On July 2, 2014, following a bidding war between Tyson Foods (TSN) and Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) and the termination of the Hillshire agreement to acquire Pinnacle Foods (PF) (less than 0.1% of net assets as of September 30, 2014), which was previously announced on May 12, 2014, Hillshire announced that it had received a $63 cash tender offer from Tyson Foods. The deal valued Hillshire Brands at $8.6 billion. The deal closed on August 28, 2014 after receiving the necessary regulatory approvals and the successful completion of the tender offer. The Fund earned a 30.9% return.

From Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)’s ABC Fund Q3 2014 Commentary.

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Dividend & Buy Back

Dividend Yield 1.11
HSH's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
54% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 1.95 vs. HSH: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Yield only.
HSH' s Dividend Yield Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 1.11
Current: 1.11
Dividend Payout 0.41
HSH's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
92% of the 944 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 0.36 vs. HSH: 0.41 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Dividend Payout only.
HSH' s Dividend Payout Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0.41
Current: 0.41
Yield on cost (5-Year) 1.11
HSH's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
78% of the 1852 Companies
in the Global Packaged Foods industry.

( Industry Median: 2.09 vs. HSH: 1.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Yield on cost (5-Year) only.
HSH' s Yield on cost (5-Year) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0 Max: 0
Current: 1.11

Valuation & Return


More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $4,085
EPS (TTM) $ 1.71
Short Percentage of Float6.66%
52-Week Range $30.35 - 63.01
Shares Outstanding (Mil)122.65

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