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Kellanova Co (NYSE:K) Financial Strength

: 5 (As of Dec. 2023)
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Kellanova Co has the Financial Strength Rank of 5.

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is. It is based on these factors:

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.
3. Altman Z-Score.

Kellanova Co's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 1.28. Kellanova Co's debt to revenue ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 1.50. As of today, Kellanova Co's Altman Z-Score is 2.92.


Competitive Comparison

For the Packaged Foods subindustry, Kellanova Co's Financial Strength, along with its competitors' market caps and Financial Strength 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.


Kellanova Co Financial Strength Distribution

For the Consumer Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Defensive sector, Kellanova Co's Financial Strength distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Kellanova Co's Financial Strength falls into.



Kellanova Co Financial Strength Calculation

GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company's financial situation is. It is based on these factors

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest Coverage (current year). The higher, the better.

Note: If both Interest Expense and Interest Income are empty, while Net Interest Income is negative, then use Net Interest Income as Interest Expense.

Interest Coverage is a ratio that determines how easily a company can pay interest expenses on outstanding debt. It is calculated by dividing a company's Operating Income (EBIT) by its Interest Expense:

Kellanova Co's Interest Expense for the months ended in Dec. 2023 was $-58 Mil. Its Operating Income for the months ended in Dec. 2023 was $74 Mil. And its Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was $5,621 Mil.

Kellanova Co's Interest Coverage for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is

Interest Coverage=-1*Operating Income (Q: Dec. 2023 )/Interest Expense (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=-1*74/-58
=1.28

The higher the ratio, the stronger the company's financial strength is.

2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better.

Kellanova Co's Debt to Revenue Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is

Debt to Revenue Ratio=Total Debt (Q: Dec. 2023 ) / Revenue
=(Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation) / Revenue
=(905 + 5621) / 4356
=1.50

3. Altman Z-Score.

Z-Score model is an accurate forecaster of failure up to two years prior to distress. It can be considered the assessment of the distress of industrial corporations.

The zones of discrimination were as such:

When Z-Score is less than 1.81, it is in Distress Zones.
When Z-Score is greater than 2.99, it is in Safe Zones.
When Z-Score is between 1.81 and 2.99, it is in Grey Zones.

Kellanova Co has a Z-score of 2.92, indicating it is in Grey Zones. This implies that Kellanova Co is in some kind of financial stress. If it is below 1.81, the company may faces bankrupcy risk.

Warning Sign:

Altman Z-score of 2.92 is in the grey area. This implies that the company is under some kind of financial stress. If it is below 1.8, the company may face bankruptcy risk.

* 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.


Kellanova Co  (NYSE:K) Financial Strength Explanation

The maximum rank is 10. Companies with rank 7 or higher will be unlikely to fall into distressed situations. Companies with rank of 3 or less are likely in financial distress.

Kellanova Co has the Financial Strength Rank of 5.


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Kellanova Co (NYSE:K) Business Description

Address
412 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL, USA, 60654
Following its split from the North American cereal business, Kellanova (previously the global snacking arm of Kellogg) is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of salty snacks, snack bars, frozen breakfast fare, meat alternatives, and other packaged foods. Its offerings are manufactured in around 20 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries. Its product mix includes well-known brands such as Pringles, Cheez-It, Rice Krispies Treats, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Nutri-Grain, and Morningstar Farms. Sales beyond its home turf account for about half of Kellanova's consolidated sales base.
Executives
Kellogg W K Foundation Trust 10 percent owner 50 S. LA SALLE ST., B-10, CHICAGO IL 60603
John Min officer: Chief Legal Officer ONE KELLOGG SQUARE, BATTLE CREEK MI 49017
Christopher M Hood officer: Senior Vice President ONE KELLOGG SQUARE, PO BOX 3599, BATTLE CREEK MI 49016-3599
Kris Bahner officer: SVP-Chief Global Corp Affairs ONE KELLOGG SQUARE, BATTLE CREEK MI 49017
Nicolas Amaya officer: Senior Vice President ONE KELLOGG SQUARE, BATTLE CREEK MI 49017
Charisse Ford Hughes officer: Senior Vice President C/O CROCS, INC., 13601 VIA VARRA, BROOMFIELD CO 80020
Gary H Pilnick officer: Senior Vice President
Kurt D Forche officer: VP-Corporate Controller ONE KELLOGG SQUARE, PO BOX 3599, BATTLE CREEK MI 49016-3599
Amit Banati officer: Senior Vice President ONE KELLOGG SQUARE, PO BOX 3599, BATTLE CREEK MI 49016-3599
Rodrigo Lance officer: Senior Vice President ONE KELLOGG SQUARE, BATTLE CREEK MI 49017
Alistair D Hirst officer: SVP - Global Supply Chain ONE KELLOGG SQUARE, PO BOX 3599, BATTLE CREEK MI 49016-3599
J Michael Schlotman director 1014 VINE ST, CINCINNATI OH 45202
Steven A Cahillane director, officer: CEO & President ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA, ATLANTA GA 30313
Shumit Kapoor officer: Senior Vice President ONE KELLOGG SQUARE, BATTLE CREEK MI 49017
Maria Fernanda Mejia officer: Senior Vice President ONE KELLOGG SQUARE, PO BOX 3599, BATTLE CREEK MI 49016-3599