ConAgra (NYSE:CAG) released Q4 2005 earnings for the period ended May 29, 2005, on June 30.

  • The 2005 quarter was 13 weeks, versus 14 weeks for the 2004 quarter.
  • Earnings per share included charges amounting to -$0.06 per share.

Income Statement Highlights

Q4 2005
Avg. Est.
Q4 2005
Actual

Q4 2004
Actual

%
Change
Sales $3,830 $3,706 $3,843 -3.6%
Net Profit -- $102 $169 -39.8%
EPS* $0.26 $0.20 $0.32 -37.5%
Dollar figures in millions, except per-share data.
*Earnings per share were reduced $0.06 per share by special charges.

Margin Checkup

Q4 2005 Q4 2004 Change
Gross Margin 20.12% 21.42% -1.29%
Op. Margin 6.26% 9.71% -3.45%
Net Margin 2.75% 4.41% -1.66%


Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets Q4 2005 Q4 2004 % Change
Cash + ST Invest. $208 $609 -65.9%
Inventory $2,615 $2,517 +3.9%
Accounts Rec. $1,292 $1,303 -0.9%
Dollar figures in millions

Liabilities
Long-Term Debt $4,349 $5,281 -17.6%
Accounts Pay. $818 $925 -11.6%
Dollar figures in millions

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