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What General Mills' Earnings Mean for Mutual Fund Investors (GIS)

Shauna O'Brien Dec 17, 2014



Inside the Results


Net income for the quarter came in at $346.1 million, or 56 cents per share, down 37% from $549.9 million, or 84 cents per share, last year. Excluding special items, earnings were 80 cents per share, compared to 83 cents per share a year ago. Analysts expected to see earnings of 77 cents per share.

Revenue
Revenue came in at $4.71 billion, down 3% from $4.88 billion a year ago. Analysts expected to see earnings of $4.79 billion.

Outlook
Looking ahead, the company expects to see FY2015 growth in the low single-digit range.


Food Trends Have Changed


For income-focused investors, GIS could be a great choice in the current low interest rate environment. The stock currently offers a dividend yield around 3.16%.


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The Bottom Line


Shares of GIS are up 3% YTD.

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