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General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Net-Net Working Capital

: $-30.70 (As of Nov. 2022)
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In calculating the Net-Net Working Capital (NNWC), Benjamin Graham assumed that a company's accounts receivable is only worth 75% its value, its inventory is only worth 50% of its value, but its liabilities have to be paid in full. In addition, Graham believed that preferred stock belongs on the liability side of the balance sheet, not as part of capital and surplus. This is a conservative way of estimating the company's value.

General Mills's net-net working capital per share for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2022 was $-30.70.

The industry rank for General Mills's Net-Net Working Capital or its related term are showing as below:


General Mills Net-Net Working Capital Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Mills's Net-Net Working Capital 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 May13 May14 May15 May16 May17 May18 May19 May20 May21 May22
Net-Net Working Capital
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -37.09 -34.17 -31.40 -30.22 -29.26

General Mills Quarterly Data
Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22 Aug22 Nov22
Net-Net Working Capital 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 -32.68 -30.42 -29.26 -29.61 -30.70

Competitive Comparison

For the Packaged Foods subindustry, General Mills's Net-Net Working Capital, along with its competitors' market caps and Net-Net Working Capital 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 Net-Net Working Capital Distribution

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

* The bar in red indicates where General Mills's Net-Net Working Capital falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the Net-Net Working Capital's extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.



General Mills Net-Net Working Capital Calculation

General Mills's Net-Net Working Capital (NNWC) per share for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2022 is calculated as

Net-Net Working Capital Per Share(A: May. 2022 )
=(Cash And Cash Equivalents**+0.75 * Accounts Receivable+0.5 * Total Inventories-Total Liabilities
-Preferred Stock-Minority Interest)/Shares Outstanding (EOP)
=(819.2+0.75 * 1692.1+0.5 * 1867.3-20302.1
-0-245.6)/598.9
=-29.26

General Mills's Net-Net Working Capital (NNWC) per share for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2022 is calculated as

Net-Net Working Capital Per Share(Q: Nov. 2022 )
=(Cash And Cash Equivalents**+0.75 * Accounts Receivable+0.5 * Total Inventories-Total Liabilities
-Preferred Stock-Minority Interest)/Shares Outstanding (EOP)
=(644.1+0.75 * 1834+0.5 * 2121.3-20947.7
-0-250.9)/590.2
=-30.70

* 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.

** Note that the Cash And Cash Equivalents here include cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments.

In calculating the Net-Net Working Capital (NNWC), Benjamin Graham assumed that a company's accounts receivable is only worth 75% its value, its inventory is only worth 50% of its value, but its liabilities have to be paid in full.

In addition, Graham believed that preferred stock belongs on the liability side of the balance sheet, not as part of capital and surplus. In "Security Analysis", preferred stock is dubbed "an imperfect creditorship position" that is best placed on the balance sheet alongside funded debt.

This is a conservative way of estimating the company's value.


General Mills  (NYSE:GIS) Net-Net Working Capital Explanation

One research study, covering the years 1970 through 1983 showed that portfolios picked at the beginning of each year, and held for one year, returned 29.4 percent, on average, over the 13-year period, compared to 11.5 percent for the S&P 500 Index. Other studies of Graham's strategy produced similar results.

Benjamin Graham looked for companies whose market values were less than two-thirds of their net-net value. They are collected under our Net-Net screener. GuruFocus also publishes a monthly Net-Net newsletter.


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General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Business Description

General Mills logo
Address
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
Thissen Karen Wilson officer: General Counsel & Secretary 1098 AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL CENTER MINNEAPOLIS MN 55474
Gallagher Paul Joseph officer: Chief Supply Chain Officer 1 GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Montemayor Jaime officer: Chief Technology Officer NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Pallot Mark A officer: Chief Accounting Officer NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Jenkins Jo Ann director 2211 SOUTH 47TH STREET PHOENIX AZ 85034
Mcnabb Dana M officer: Group President NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Lempres Elizabeth Cahill director TWO COMMERCE SQUARE 2001 MARKET STREET, SUITE 3600 PHILADELPHIA PA 19103
Walker Sean N officer: Group President NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Neal Diane L director
Benson Jodi J officer: Chief Innovation Officer GENERAL MILLS, INC. ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Sastre Maria director C/O DARDEN RESTAURANTS, INC. 1000 DARDEN CENTER DRIVE ORLANDO FL 32837
Bishop William W Jr officer: Group President C/O BLUE BUFFALO PET PRODUCTS, INC. 11 RIVER ROAD WILTON CT 06897
Bruce Kofi A officer: Vice President GENERAL MILLS, INC. ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD. MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Pollard Ivan officer: Senior Vice President GENERAL MILLS, INC. ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD. MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Law Christina officer: Group President GENERAL MILLS, INC. ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD. MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426

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