|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||22.53 - 22.93|
|52 Week Range||18.04 - 24.50|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.17|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||12.68|
|Earnings Date||Aug 05, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.76 (3.35%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Apr 14, 2020|
|1y Target Est||22.07|
Zaandam, the Netherlands, May 26, 2020 – Ahold Delhaize has repurchased 635,000 of Ahold Delhaize common shares in the period from May 18, 2020 up to and including May 22, 2020..
Temperature-controlled warehouse owner and operator Americold Realty Trust (NYSE: COLD) has been chosen to build two new facilities.The largest retail grocery group on the East Coast with brands like Food Lion, Giant Food and Hannaford, Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (OTC: ADRNY), will partner with Americold to build two new fully automated frozen warehouses in Plainville, Connecticut and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The two facilities will expand Ahold Delhaize USA's cold-storage capabilities by 500,000 square feet, create 59,000 new pallet positions and serve more than 750 stores in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.The $325 million two-facility project will commence in the second quarter of 2020 with plans to be fully operational by the second half of 2023. Americold expects the facilities to yield net operating income (NOI) and return on invested capital (ROIC) of 10% to 12%. Illustration of Lancaster, Pennsylvania facility (Photo: Americold)"We're extremely proud of this new partnership with Americold and the opportunity to fully expand our cold-storage capacity as part of our current storage needs and future growth plans," said Chris Lewis, executive vice president of supply chain at Retail Business Services, LLC, Ahold Delhaize USA's services group.The supermarket giant is in the process of transitioning its supply chain into a self-distribution model by transforming facilities to improve automation and implement an integrated transportation management system along with end-to-end forecasting and replenishment capabilities. The company operates more than 1,000 trucks along the East Coast, traveling over 120 million miles annually.The new locations will position inventory in close proximity to the group's retail stores, increase the availability and freshness of local products and improve delivery times. Additionally, 200 new jobs are expected to be created at each location."We are thrilled to partner with Ahold Delhaize USA to design, build and operate these strategically located retail distribution fulfillment centers over an initial term of the next 20 years," said Americold President and CEO Fred Boehler.The new facilities are in addition to expansion and development projects representing 124,000 pallet positions Americold had in the works at the close of first quarter 2020. Since the beginning of the year, Americold has completed expansion projects and acquisitions representing 112,000 pallet positions.Americold's first quarter 2020 came in ahead of analyst expectations and the company reiterated its full-year 2020 guidance, a rare move in the COVID-19 environment that has forced most companies to pull earnings forecasts. The company's management team expects a sequential slowdown from the first quarter, but noted that demand will remain higher than normal on their quarterly call.Americold is an Atlanta-based real estate investment trust (REIT) that operates 183 temperature-controlled facilities, including 11 facilities in its third-party managed segment, with more than 1 billion refrigerated cubic feet of storage in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Argentina.See more from Benzinga * Cold Storage Facility Operator Americold Keeping All Facilities Open(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. Paris, May 12, 2020 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers.
Today we'll take a closer look at Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (AMS:AD) from a dividend investor's perspective...
Net sales were €18.2 billion, up 14.7%, or 12.7% at constant exchange rates In the U.S. and Europe, comp sales growth excluding gas was up 13.8% and 9.8%, respectivelyNet.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, April 8, 2020 – Ahold Delhaize today held its Annual General Meeting (AGM). Unlike past general meetings, due to the COVID-19 health risk, Ahold Delhaize had urged shareholders not to attend this AGM in-person. Instead shareholders were asked to vote and submit questions in advance of the meeting.
While shoppers have in recent weeks made a mad dash for “essential” items, investors have been lapping up shares of Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV, which is one of Europe’s largest grocers.
Ahold Delhaize, one of the world’s largest food retail groups and a leader in both supermarkets and eCommerce, provides an update on Q1 results and the 2020 guidance outlook today. Every one of our local brands remains committed to protecting the health and safety of associates and customers, and some of the steps being taken are detailed in a recent press release, which can be found here. As a result, we expect Group net sales growth of approximately 15% in Q1, or 13% in constant currency.
Zaandam, the Netherlands, April 7, 2020 – Ahold Delhaize announces today that together with its local brands, it has deployed more than €170 million on COVID-19 relief and support efforts so far. “In this time of acute need we see people coming together across all our communities to help each other through this pandemic,” said Frans Muller, Ahold Delhaize President and CEO.
Ahold Delhaize confirms that it will hold its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on April 8, 2020. As the coronavirus pandemic develops, to mitigate health risks and comply with Dutch government health directives, the company today announces further guidance and necessary measures with respect to the meeting. Unlike past general meetings, due to the COVID-19 health risk, the company urges shareholders not to attend this AGM in-person and to vote in advance of the meeting.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Spare a thought for the European high-yield bond market as the euro-zone economy hits a brick wall. A halt to revenues because of the coronavirus lockdowns has brought distress to a whole range of companies, which might be fundamentally sound despite their riskier credit ratings. Although the European Central Bank has put in place comprehensive measures to support bank lending, the transmission mechanism doesn’t always reach where it’s most needed.The ECB’s Quantitative Easing bond-buying programs may exceed 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) this year, but it won’t buy from companies beyond the lowest rung of investment grade debt-rating, BBB. The central bank should think seriously about widening the remit of its corporate sector purchasing program to include junk bonds.Yes, there’s the moral hazard of offering safety to the riskiest group of company borrowers, but these are extraordinary times and these businesses employ people too — and will play a valuable part in any European recovery. The yield spread between European investment-grade and high-yield debt has ballooned to levels not seen since the euro crisis of 2012, following the bigger U.S. junk bond market into double-digit yield territory — and even wider for the weaker names. That’s hardly surprising when you look at the wall of support that’s been made available to protect the higher grade stuff. One key funding avenue, the new issue market for euro-denominated high-yield notes, has been shut firmly since February. Trading in the secondary market is very limited too, with spreads between what people are asking for and what people are bidding now several percentage points apart. The market has split in two, with companies that have defensive qualities trading by appointment. Those exposed to the cyclical nature of the economy (if we can even term this a cycle) are barely trading at all.Most high-yield names are being treated as default risks because of the abrupt stop to Europe’s economy. Leverage is the real killer: Companies that have a lot of debt or who’ve been on an acquisition spree look vulnerable. Some who are too reliant on super-cheap financing, which has been abundant until now, will fail.Before Covid-19 struck it was halcyon days for euro high-yield bonds, with historically low servicing costs as negative benchmark rates and super-tight credit spreads allowed many companies to extend the maturity of their debt and build resilience to the (normal) economic cycle. Credit-rating standards had steadily relaxed, letting the new-issue market tolerate ever higher levels of leverage. No longer.February was a record month for redemptions from dedicated euro high-yield funds, worth about 68 billion euros, and March will almost certainly be worse. According to data from JP Morgan Chase & Co., more than 10% of the money in European high-yield funds cashed out between the start of the year and March 25, with more than 8 billion euros redeemed. Redemptions from high-yield exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have exceeded 15%, which is causing real problems. ETFs are often invested in the larger, more liquid junk-bond issues, which are being sold first. This leaves the more illiquid names.There appears to be three possible outcomes from high-yield issuers: they plunge into the distressed-debt ranks; they’re bailed out; or they’re sufficiently well-funded to ride this out. Loxam SAS, a French construction machinery renter, has seen its 5.75% 2027 bond more than halve in price this month, pushing the yield on offer to more than 20%. That’s well into the distressed debt category.The operator of Eurotunnel, Getlink SE’s 3.625% 2023 bond has fallen 13% in value but the yield is relatively robust at about 6%. Its leverage is very high, but it can rely on a strong revenue stream — at least when people are allowed to travel again. Although traffic through the Channel Tunnel has dried up, it’s a critical part of Europe’s infrastructure.A French packaging company, Crown European Holdings SA, secured the lowest ever coupon on a euro junk bond back in October, at just 0.75% (that’s how heady times were back then). It has fared better than the rest of the sector recently, having bought itself more breathing room through such fantastic terms.The ECB’s unprecedented stimulus is having some knock-on effect in controlling spreads for everybody (even junk bonds); and with investment-grade corporate issuance roaring back into life this week, there’s some prospect of relief for the new issue high-yield market this year.BBB-rated companies such as Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV and Compagnie de Saint-Gobain both saw huge demand for their new bond deals in recent days. That may bode well for the higher quality end of the junk bond market, especially if its higher yields attract investors who still can’t squeeze great returns from investment-grade bonds.There’s clearly cash available if confidence can be extended to the unloved parts of the corporate sector. But nothing can be left to chance; time for the ECB to widen its scope. This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg LP and its owners.Marcus Ashworth is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering European markets. He spent three decades in the banking industry, most recently as chief markets strategist at Haitong Securities in London.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. announced today that it has successfully launched and priced €500 million fixed rate bonds due in 2027. BNP PARIBAS, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities plc and Merrill Lynch International acted as joint lead managers.
Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize has moved to protect its customers over 65 years of age -- the age group most at risk from the coronavirus epidemic -- by reserving the first hour after its shops open only for elderly shoppers. Despite the especially reserved time there were still lines of elderly shoppers waiting to enter shops on Wednesday because of a restriction that only 150 people can be in a Delhaize supermarket at any given time, to limit the risk of infection. "We chose the first hour of operation of the shops, from 0800 to 0900, to give the elderly customers access to all produce in the store and because the premises have just been cleaned," Delhaize spokeswoman Karima Ghozzi told Reuters.
In light of the evolving outbreak of Coronavirus, Ahold Delhaize is providing an update on its upcoming Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) to be held on April 8. Ahold Delhaize will continue to closely monitor the situation and advises you to regularly check our website for any further updates. This communication includes forward-looking statements.
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Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize N.V. (AMS:AD) shares fell 9.4% to €21.18 in the week since its latest annual results. It...
Ahold Delhaize today publishes its 2019 Annual Report, an integrated report that provides an overview of the Company’s financial and non-financial performance in 2019. Ahold Delhaize’s 2019 Annual Report will be on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM), which will be held on April 8, 2020. The convocation, the agenda (including explanatory notes), and other relevant documentation for the AGM are available via this link.
Ahold Delhaize today announces the nomination of Helen Weir for appointment to Ahold Delhaize’s Supervisory Board, effective April 8, 2020. Helen Weir, a British national, has had a distinguished career as Finance Director at several large consumer-focused companies including Marks and Spencer plc, John Lewis Partnership, Lloyds Banking Group plc, and Kingfisher plc.
Ahold Delhaize today announces new long-term targets for its Healthy and Sustainable growth driver. To facilitate these choices, the company will provide even more information about where own-brand products are sourced, which production methods are used and under which conditions they are produced.
Ahold, which generates two-thirds of its sales in the United States, forecast 2020 margins "broadly in line" with last year and mid-single-digit growth in underlying earnings per share. Sales rose 5.5% to 17.4 billion euros, helped by a strong dollar. In the U.S. market, where it is concentrated in the eastern United States and also operates the Stop & Shop and Giant chains, comparable sales grew 2.3%.
EPS of €0.50 with underlying EPS of €0.52 in Q4; underlying EPS up 17.1% in Q4 and 8.4% in 2019Net sales were €17.4 billion, up 3.1% in Q4 and up 2.3% in 2019 at constant.
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