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General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) %

: 6.01% (As of Feb. 2023)
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General Mills's Enterprise Value for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2023 was $58,001 Mil. General Mills's EBIT for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2023 was $3,483 Mil. General Mills's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2023 was 6.01%.

The historical rank and industry rank for General Mills's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % or its related term are showing as below:

GIS' s Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.57   Med: 6.03   Max: 8.08
Current: 5.73

During the past 13 years, the highest Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) of General Mills was 8.08%. The lowest was 4.57%. And the median was 6.03%.

GIS's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked better than
56.66% of 1848 companies
in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
Industry Median: 4.43 vs GIS: 5.73

Joel Greenblatt's definition of earnings yield has the same problems the regular earnings yield does. It does not consider the growth of the company. It only looks at one-year's business operation. For cyclical companies, the earnings yield is usually highest at the peak of the business cycle. But these earnings are rarely sustainable.

A better indicator of the attractiveness of an investment which takes growth into account is the Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) %. General Mills's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2023 was 10.69%. The Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past seven years, and considers growth. The forward rate of return can be thought of as the return that investors buying the stock today can expect from it in the future.


General Mills Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Mills's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 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
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 6.06 5.84 5.96 6.54 6.75

General Mills Quarterly Data
May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22 Aug22 Nov22 Feb23
Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 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 5.68 6.75 6.00 5.54 6.01

Competitive Comparison

For the Packaged Foods subindustry, General Mills's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) %, along with its competitors' market caps and Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % 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 Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % Distribution

For the Consumer Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Defensive sector, General Mills's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where General Mills's Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) %'s extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.



General Mills Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % Calculation

In his book, The Little That Beat the Market, hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt defines Earnings Yield as operating income divided by enterprise value.

General Millss Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2022 is calculated as

Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt)=EBIT/Enterprise Value
=3593/53234.965
=6.75 %

General Mills's EBIT for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2023 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $3,483 Mil.



General Mills  (NYSE:GIS) Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % Explanation

Joel Greenblatt defines the earnings yield using the above equation because it more accurately reflects the company's profitability relative to its stock price. Items like interest payment and tax etc. are not directly related to the company's operational profitability.

Enterprise Value instead of market cap (share price) is used in the calculation because it is the real price stock and bond investors together pay for the company.


Be Aware

Joel Greenblatt's definition of earnings yield has the same problems the regular earnings yield does. It does not consider the growth of the company. It only looks at one-year's business operation. For cyclical companies, the earnings yield is usually highest at the peak of the business cycle. But these earnings are rarely sustainable.

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % based on Don Yacktman's definition is a better measure of the expected rate of return for a stock.


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General Mills (NYSE:GIS) Business Description

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Traded in Other Exchanges
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 2022, 77% 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
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
Paul Joseph Gallagher officer: Chief Supply Chain Officer 1 GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Jaime Montemayor officer: Chief Technology Officer NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Mark A Pallot officer: Chief Accounting Officer NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Jo Ann Jenkins director 2211 SOUTH 47TH STREET, PHOENIX AZ 85034
Dana M Mcnabb officer: Group President NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Elizabeth Cahill Lempres director TWO COMMERCE SQUARE, 2001 MARKET STREET, SUITE 3600, PHILADELPHIA PA 19103
Sean N Walker officer: Group President NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Diane L Neal director
Jodi J Benson officer: Chief Innovation Officer GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Maria Sastre 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
Kofi A Bruce officer: Vice President GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD., MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Ivan Pollard officer: Senior Vice President GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD., MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426

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