Constellation Brands (STZ) Tops Q4 EPS by 5c; Guides FY15 Sales, Profits

April 9, 2014 8:59 AM EDT

Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ) reported Q4 EPS of $0.81, $0.05 better than the analyst estimate of $0.76. Revenue for the quarter came in at $1.29 billion versus the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion.

Sees FY2015 EPS of $3.95 - $4.15, versus the consensus of $3.95. The company comments: In fiscal 2015, the company is targeting mid-to-high single digit net sales growth for the beer segment. In fiscal 2014, beer segment operating income totaled $773 million. This included 100 percent of Crown`s operating income for the entire year and brewery profits since the date of acquisition in June 2013. For fiscal 2015, the company expects beer segment operating income to grow in the low-to-mid 20 percent range. Excluding the anticipated brewery acquisition benefit, underlying operating income growth for the beer segment is expected to be in the 10-12 percent range.

For the wine and spirits segment in fiscal 2015 the company expects net sales and operating income growth to be in the low-to-mid single digit range.

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