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General Mills EBITDA

: $3,749 Mil (TTM As of Nov. 2021)
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General Mills's EBITDA for the three months ended in Nov. 2021 was $944 Mil. Its EBITDA for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2021 was $3,749 Mil.

During the past 12 months, the average EBITDA Growth Rate of General Mills was -5.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was 7.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was 3.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EBITDA Growth Rate was 1.20% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the EBITDA Growth Rate using EBITDA data.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average EBITDA Growth Rate of General Mills was 21.80% per year. The lowest was -9.40% per year. And the median was 5.10% per year.

General Mills's EBITDA per Share for the three months ended in Nov. 2021 was $1.54. Its EBITDA per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2021 was $6.09.

During the past 12 months, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate of General Mills was -4.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 5.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 3.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 2.30% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the EBITDA per share growth rate using EBITDA per Share data.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate of General Mills was 20.00% per year. The lowest was -7.70% per year. And the median was 5.40% per year.


General Mills EBITDA Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Mills's EBITDA can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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General Mills Annual Data
Trend May12 May13 May14 May15 May16 May17 May18 May19 May20 May21
EBITDA
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3,177.00 3,139.80 3,229.50 3,667.40 3,886.40

General Mills Quarterly Data
Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21
EBITDA Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1,066.00 997.00 823.10 985.80 943.50

Competitive Comparison

For the Packaged Foods subindustry, General Mills's EBITDA, along with its competitors' market caps and EBITDA data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

General Mills EBITDA Distribution

For the Consumer Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Defensive sector, General Mills's EBITDA distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where General Mills's EBITDA falls into.


Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) is what the company earns before it expenses interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.

General Mills's EBITDA for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2021 is calculated as

General Mills's EBITDA was directly provided by GuruFocus' data source Morningstar. For the fiscal year ended in May. 2021, General Mills's EBITDA was $3,886 Mil.

General Mills's EBITDA for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2021 is calculated as

General Mills's EBITDA was directly provided by GuruFocus' data source Morningstar. For the quarter ended in Nov. 2021, General Mills's EBITDA was $944 Mil.

EBITDA for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $3,749 Mil.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

Sometimes companies may have already deducted Depreciation and Amortization from Gross Profit. In this case Depreciation and Amortization needs to be added back when calculating EBITDA.

General Mills  (NYSE:GIS) EBITDA Explanation

EBITDA is a cash flow measure that ignores changes in working capital. EBITDA minus Depreciation, and Amortization (DA) equals Operating Income. Operating Income is profit before interest and taxes. Of course, Interest and taxes need to be paid.

While depreciation and amortization expenses do not need to be paid in cash, assets - especially tangible assets - do need to be replaced over time. EBITDA is not a measure of profit in any sense. EBITDA is a measure of cash generation by a business where the uses of that cash may be more or less discretionary depending on the nature of the business.

The EBITDA of a TV station is largely discretionary. Owners may use much of the EBITDA generated by a TV station as they see fit. The EBITDA of a railroad is largely non-discretionary. Owners must use much of the EBITDA generated by a railroad to replace the physical assets of the railroad or the business will literally fall apart over time.

EBITDA can be thought of as the cash a business generates that is available to:

Add more inventory
Add more receivables
Replace property, plant, and equipment
Add more property, plant, and equipment
Pay interest
Pay taxes
And finally: pay owners

EBITDA is widely used in financial analysis because Depreciation and Amortization are not present day cash expenses.. Depreciation and amortization are the spreading out of the costs of assets over the time in which those assets provide benefits. Today's depreciation and amortization expenses relate to assets bought in the past. The assets being expensed may or may not need to be replaced in the future. And the cost to replace the assets may be more or less than it was in the past. For this reason, the depreciation and amortization expenses a company records in the present year may have no relationship to the actual cash costs needed to maintain its assets in future years.

A company's depreciation expense depends on both its expectations about the assets it owns and its choice of accounting methods. Two companies owning identical assets may have different depreciation expenses because they have different expectations about the useful lives of those assets and because they make different accounting choices.

Analysts use EBITDA to remove this element of personal choice from a company's accounting statements. The use of EBITDA is an attempt to make the results of different companies more comparable and uniform.


Be Aware

Although depreciation is not a cash cost it is a real business cost because the company has to pay for the fixed assets when they purchase them. Both Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger hate the idea of EBITDA because in this calculation, depreciation is not counted as an expense.

EBITDA over Revenue is a good metric for comparing the operating efficiencies between companies because EBITDA is less vulnerable to companies' accounting choices. For this reason, EBITDA is used in ranking the Predictability of Companies. Also Price-to-EBITDA is sometimes used in valuations.


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General Mills Business Description

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Number One General Mills Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 55426
General Mills is a leading global packaged food company that produces snacks, cereal, convenient meals, yogurt, dough, baking mixes and ingredients, pet food, and superpremium ice cream. Its largest brands are Nature Valley, Cheerios, Old El Paso, Yoplait, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, BLUE, and Haagen-Dazs. In fiscal 2021, 75% of its revenue was derived from the United States, although the company also operates in Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Latin America. While most of General Mills' products are sold through retail stores to consumers, the company also sells products into the food-service channel and the commercial baking industry.
Executives
Walker Sean N officer: Group President NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Church John R officer: Chief SC & GBS Officer ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Nudi Jonathon officer: Group President GENERAL MILLS, INC. ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Henry Maria director C/O THE HILLSHIRE BRANDS COMPANY 3500 LACEY ROAD DOWNERS GROVE IL 60515
Neal Diane L director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: NEAL DIANE L a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Jenkins Jo Ann director 2211 SOUTH 47TH STREET PHOENIX AZ 85034
Lempres Elizabeth Cahill director TWO COMMERCE SQUARE 2001 MARKET STREET, SUITE 3600 PHILADELPHIA PA 19103
Uribe Jorge A. director 5 WESTBROOK CORPORATE CENTER WESTCHESTER IL 60154
Cordani David director CIGNA CORPORATION 900 COTTAGE GROVE ROAD BLOOMFIELD CT 06002
Odland Stephen A director ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD M03-08 MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Clark R Kerry director C/O THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY ONE PROCTER & GAMBLE PLAZA CINCINNATI OH 45202
Sastre Maria director C/O DARDEN RESTAURANTS, INC. 1000 DARDEN CENTER DRIVE ORLANDO FL 32837
Sprunk Eric D director ONE BOWERMAN DRIVE BEAVERTON OR 97005
Ferguson Roger W. Jr. director INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC. 521 WEST 57TH STREET NEW YORK NY 10019
Ogrady Shawn P officer: Group President ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426

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