GURUFOCUS.COM » STOCK LIST » USA » NYSE » General Mills Inc (NYSE:GIS) » Definitions » Preferred Stock
Switch to:

General Mills Preferred Stock

: $0 Mil (As of May. 2022)
View and export this data going back to 1952. Start your Free Trial

Preferred stock is a special equity security that has properties of both equity and debt. General Mills's preferred stock for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 was $0 Mil.

The market value of preferred stock needs to be added to the market value of common stocks in the calculation of Enterprise Value. General Mills's Enterprise Value for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 was $53,128 Mil.

In the calculation of book value, the par value of preferred stocks needs to subtracted from total equity. General Mills's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 was $17.60.

Dividends paid to preferred stocks need to be subtracted from net income in the calculation of Earnings per Share (Diluted). General Mills's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in May. 2022 was $1.35.


General Mills Preferred Stock Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Mills's Preferred Stock 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.

* Premium members only.

General Mills Annual Data
Trend May13 May14 May15 May16 May17 May18 May19 May20 May21 May22
Preferred Stock
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only - - - - -

General Mills Quarterly Data
Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22
Preferred Stock 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 - - - - -

General Mills Preferred Stock Calculation

Preferred Stock is a special equity security that has properties of both equity and debt. It is generally considered a hybrid instrument. Preferred stock is senior to common stock, but is subordinate to bonds in terms of claim or rights to their share of the assets of the company.

Preferred stock has priority over common stock in the payment of dividends and any payments received when a company liquidates.

Preferred stock comes in many forms. It can be:


Convertible or Non-Convertible
Cumulative or Non-Cumulative
Voting or Non-Voting
Callable or Non-Callable
Maturity Date or No Maturity Date

A preferred stock without a maturity date is called a perpetual preferred stock. These are relatively rare. A good example of perpetual preferred stock is the many series of Public Storage (PSA) preferred shares that trade on the New York Stock Exchange.

Before investing in preferred stock, it is important to know which of the above groups the stock belongs to. Is it convertible or non-convertible? Are dividends cumulative or non-cumulative?

It is also critical that an investor knows what bonds the company has in front of the preferred stock. Bondholders get paid first. So the decision to buy a preferred stock can be similar to the decision to buy a bond. But, remember, the preferred stock of a company with bonds is junior to those bonds.

Unless a preferred stock is convertible, the upside in a preferred stock investment is more limited than in a common stock investment. If a company doubles its earnings, it is usually under no more obligation to double the dividends paid to preferred shareholders than it is to double the interest paid to its bankers and bondholders.So preferred stock is very different from common stock.


General Mills  (NYSE:GIS) Preferred Stock Explanation

When a company needs capital but does not wish to issue debt, they may sell preferred stocks to investors.

For instance, during the financial crisis of 2008, Goldman Sachs (GS) issued a combination of preferred stock and common stock options for $5 billion of capital to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B). In this deal, Berkshire Hathaway paid $5 billion for 10% cumulative perpetual preferred stock and warrants to buy 43.5 million shares of Goldman Sachs at $115 a share. Goldman Sachs bought back the preferred in 2010. Guess how much money Warren Buffett made in this deal in two years? Read How Much Did Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) Make on Its Goldman Sachs (GS) Preferred Stock?

1. The market value of Preferred Stocks needs to be added to the market value of common stocks in the calculation of enterprise value.

General Mills's Enterprise Value for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 is calculated as

2. In the calculation of Book Value, the par value of Preferred Stocks needs to subtracted from total equity.

General Mills's Book Value per Share for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 is calculated as

3. Dividends paid to Preferred Stocks need to be subtracted from net income in the calculation of earnings per share.

General Mills's Earnings per Share (Diluted) (EPS) for the three months ended in May. 2022 is calculated as

* 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 Preferred Stock Related Terms

Thank you for viewing the detailed overview of General Mills's Preferred Stock provided by GuruFocus.com. Please click on the following links to see related term pages.


General Mills 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

General Mills Headlines

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)