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General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Operating Income

: $3,643 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 2024)
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General Mills's Operating Income for the three months ended in Feb. 2024 was $917 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2024 was $3,643 Mil.

Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. General Mills's Operating Income for the three months ended in Feb. 2024 was $917 Mil. General Mills's Revenue for the three months ended in Feb. 2024 was $5,099 Mil. Therefore, General Mills's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 was 17.97%.

General Mills's 5-Year average Growth Rate for Operating Margin % was -0.70% per year.

Operating Income or EBIT is linked to Return on Capital for both regular definition and Joel Greenblatt's definition. General Mills's annualized ROC % for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 was 9.97%. General Mills's annualized ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 was 101.24%.


General Mills Operating Income Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Mills's Operating Income 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 May14 May15 May16 May17 May18 May19 May20 May21 May22 May23
Operating Income
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2,821.00 2,978.30 3,368.70 3,255.20 3,045.40

General Mills Quarterly Data
May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22 Aug22 Nov22 Feb23 May23 Aug23 Nov23 Feb24
Operating Income 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 717.90 860.30 931.20 935.40 916.50

General Mills Operating Income Calculation

Operating Income, is the profit a company earned through operations. All expenses, including cash expenses such as cost of goods sold (COGS), research & development, wages, and non-cash expenses, such as depreciation, depletion and amortization, have been deducted from the sales.

Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2024 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $3,643 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.


General Mills  (NYSE:GIS) Operating Income Explanation

1. Operating Income or EBIT is linked to Return on Capital for both regular definition and Joel Greenblatt's definition.

General Mills's annualized ROC % for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 is calculated as:

ROC % (Q: Feb. 2024 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Nov. 2023 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Feb. 2024 ))/ count )
=3666 * ( 1 - 18.49% )/( (30265.6 + 29654.4)/ 2 )
=2988.1566/29960
=9.97 %

where

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Feb. 2024) data.

2. Joel Greenblatt's definition of Return on Capital:

General Mills's annualized ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 is calculated as:

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) %(Q: Feb. 2024 )
=EBIT/Average of (Net fixed Assets + Net Working Capital)
=EBIT/Average of (Property, Plant and Equipment+Net Working Capital)
     Q: Nov. 2023  Q: Feb. 2024
=EBIT/( ( (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) + (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) )/ count )
=3666/( ( (3598.9 + max(-1330.2, 0)) + (3643.6 + max(-1497.1, 0)) )/ 2 )
=3666/( ( 3598.9 + 3643.6 )/ 2 )
=3666/3621.25
=101.24 %

where Working Capital is:

Working Capital(Q: Nov. 2023 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(1758.8 + 2166 + 527) - (3824.4 + 0 + 1957.6)
=-1330.2

Working Capital(Q: Feb. 2024 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(1771.1 + 1828 + 466.8) - (3613.5 + 0 + 1949.5)
=-1497.1

When net working capital is negative, 0 is used.

Note: The EBIT data used here is four times the quarterly (Feb. 2024) EBIT data.

3. Operating Income is also linked to Operating Margin %:

General Mills's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 is calculated as:

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Feb. 2024 )/Revenue (Q: Feb. 2024 )
=916.5/5099.2
=17.97 %

* 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.

4. 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 Operating Income growth rate using Operating Income per share data.


Be Aware

Compared with a company's EBITDA margin, Operating Margin can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin may decline. Often the Operating Margin declines well before the company's revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia's Operating Margin had already been in decline since 2002, although its earnings per share were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

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General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Business Description

Address
Number One General Mills Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 55426
General Mills is a 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 Buffalo, and Haagen-Dazs. In fiscal 2023, 81% 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 to the foodservice channel and the commercial baking industry.
Executives
Werner Lanette Shaffer officer: Chief Innovation Officer ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD., MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
David Cordani director THE CIGNA GROUP, 900 COTTAGE GROVE ROAD, BLOOMFIELD CT 06002
Mark A Pallot officer: Chief Accounting Officer NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Jodi J Benson officer: Chief Innovation Officer GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Jacqueline Williams-roll officer: Senior Vice President GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Bethany C. Quam officer: Group President GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD., MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Jonathon Nudi officer: Senior Vice President GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Sean N Walker officer: Group President NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Shawn P Ogrady officer: SVP, Pres, Consumer Food Sales ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Jeffrey L Harmening officer: Executive Vice President ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Dana M Mcnabb officer: Group President NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
C Kim Goodwin director C/O AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC., 8 CAMBRIDGE CENTER, CAMBRIDGE MA 02142
Karen Wilson Thissen officer: General Counsel & Secretary 1098 AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL CENTER, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55474
John R Church officer: SVP, Supply Chain ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Richard C Allendorf officer: Senior Vice President GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD., MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426