What Our Analysts Know About Mondelez International

Mondelez International logged a -0.4% change during today's morning session, and is now trading at a price of $70.31 per share.

Mondelez International returned gains of 9.0% last year, with its stock price reaching a high of $78.59 and a low of $60.75. Over the same period, the stock underperformed the S&P 500 index by -6.0%. As of April 2023, the company's 50-day average price was $67.67. Mondelez International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures, markets, and sells snack food and beverage products in the Latin America, North America, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Based in Chicago, IL, the large-cap Consumer Staples company has 91,000 full time employees. Mondelez International has offered a 2.2% dividend yield over the last 12 months.

Growing Revenues With a Flat Capital Expenditure Trend:

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Revenue (MM) $25,938 $25,868 $26,581 $28,720 $31,496 $34,131
Gross Margins 40% 40% 39% 39% 36% 37%
Operating Margins 13.0% 15.0% 14.0% 16.0% 11.0% 14.0%
Net Margins 13.0% 15.0% 13.0% 15.0% 9.0% 12.0%
Net Income (MM) $3,331 $3,944 $3,569 $4,314 $2,726 $4,147
Net Interest Expense (MM) $462 $484 -$608 -$447 -$423 -$349
Depreciation & Amort. (MM) $811 $1,047 $1,116 $1,113 $1,107 $1,152
Earnings Per Share $2.23 $2.69 $2.47 $3.04 $1.96 $3.02
Diluted Shares (MM) 1,486 1,458 1,441 1,413 1,385 1,342
Free Cash Flow (MM) $2,853 $3,040 $3,101 $3,176 $3,002 $2,898
Capital Expenditures (MM) $1,095 $925 $863 $965 $906 $1,016
Net Current Assets (MM) -$29,412 -$29,568 -$30,177 -$28,427 -$34,150 -$31,724
Long Term Debt (MM) $12,532 $14,207 $17,276 $17,550 $20,251 $18,147
Net Debt / EBITDA 4.19 3.51 3.32 2.5 4.22 3.34

Mondelez International has growing revenues and a flat capital expenditure trend, wider gross margins than its peer group, and positive EPS growth. However, the firm has a highly leveraged balance sheet. Finally, we note that Mondelez International has average net margins with a stable trend and irregular cash flows.

A Lower P/B Ratio Than Its Sector Average but Trades Above Its Graham Number:

Mondelez International has a trailing twelve month P/E ratio of 20.3, compared to an average of 24.36 for the Consumer Staples sector. Based on its EPS guidance of $3.21, the company has a forward P/E ratio of 21.1. The company doesn't issue forward earnings guidance, and the compound average growth rate of its last 6 years of reported EPS is 5.2%. On this basis, the company's PEG ratio is 3.91, which suggests that it is overpriced. In contrast, the market is likely undervaluing Mondelez International in terms of its equity because its P/B ratio is 3.35 while the sector average is 4.29. The company's shares are currently trading 84.6% above their Graham number.

Analysts Give Mondelez International an Average Rating of Buy:

The 21 analysts following Mondelez International have set target prices ranging from $63.57 to $81.99 per share, for an average of $73.4 with a buy rating. As of April 2023, the company is trading -7.8% away from its average target price, indicating that there is an analyst consensus of some upside potential.

Mondelez International has a very low short interest because 1.0% of the company's shares are sold short. Institutions own 81.7% of the company's shares, and the insider ownership rate stands at 0.17%, suggesting a small amount of insider investors. The largest shareholder is Vanguard Group Inc, whose 9% stake in the company is worth $8,702,253,913.

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