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Altria Reports 2019 Third-Quarter and Nine-Months Results; Announces New 2020 - 2022 Adjusted Diluted EPS Growth Objective to Advance Strategic Business Platform

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2019-- Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today announces its 2019 third-quarter and nine-months business results, reaffirms its 2019 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share guidance and announces a new 2020 - 2022 adjusted diluted earnings per share growth objective.

“Our core tobacco businesses delivered excellent third-quarter financial results,” said Howard Willard, Altria’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Our 2019 plans remain on track, and we reaffirm our guidance to deliver full-year 2019 adjusted diluted EPS growth of 5% to 7%.”

“We continue to believe the evolution of the tobacco industry represents a significant opportunity for Altria. We marked major milestones in our transformation journey this year, including launching IQOS and completing the on! transaction. We believe that, with current adult smoker trends and e-vapor disruption, it’s an opportune time to expand the availability of these options.”

“In light of these considerations, we announce a compounded annual adjusted diluted EPS growth objective of 5% to 8% for the years 2020 through 2022. We believe this new growth objective provides us the flexibility to make investments in noncombustible offerings for the long term, generate sustainable income growth in the core tobacco businesses, and return cash to shareholders through a strong dividend. We also expect to maintain our dividend payout ratio target of approximately 80% of adjusted diluted EPS during this period.”

As previously announced, a conference call with the investment community and news media will be webcast on October 31, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Access to the webcast is available at www.altria.com/webcasts and via the Altria Investor app.

Altria Headline Financials1

($ in millions, except per share data)

Q3 2019

Change vs.
Q3 2018

 

Q3 YTD 2019

Change vs.
Q3 YTD 2018

Net revenues

$6,856

0.3%

 

$19,103

(0.8)%

Revenues net of excise taxes

$5,412

2.3%

 

$14,994

1.0%

 

Reported tax rate

(22.3)%

(47.8) pp

 

74.1%

49.0 pp

Adjusted tax rate

23.7%

0.4 pp

 

23.8%

0.7 pp

 

Reported diluted EPS2

$(1.39)

(100.0)%+

 

$0.27

(91.1)%

Adjusted diluted EPS

$1.19

10.2%

 

$3.19

4.9%

1 “Adjusted” financial measures presented in this release exclude the impact of special items. See “Basis of Presentation” for more information.

2 “EPS” is defined as diluted earnings (losses) per share attributable to Altria.

Cash Returns to Shareholders

  • In August, Altria’s Board of Directors (Board) increased Altria’s regular quarterly dividend for the 54th time in the past 50 years. Altria’s current annualized dividend rate is $3.36 per share, representing an annualized dividend yield of 7.3% as of October 28, 2019.
  • Altria paid $1.5 billion in dividends in the third quarter. Future dividend payments remain subject to the discretion of the Board.
  • Altria did not repurchase any shares in the third quarter and expects to complete the current $1 billion share repurchase program by the end of 2020. Share repurchases depend on marketplace conditions and other factors, and the program remains subject to the discretion of the Board.

Transactions & Financing Matters

  • In August, Helix completed its acquisition of Burger Söhne Holding and its subsidiaries as well as certain affiliated companies (Burger Group) that commercialize on! oral nicotine pouches globally. Altria indirectly owns 80% of Helix.
  • In August, Altria repaid $1.144 billion aggregate principal amount of 9.25% notes with cash on hand. As of September 30, 2019, the weighted-average coupon rate on Altria’s debt was 4.2%, 0.2% lower than the 4.4% weighted-average coupon rate as of June 30, 2019.

JUUL Investment

  • Altria recorded a third-quarter non-cash pre-tax impairment charge of $4.5 billion related to its investment in JUUL. While there was no single determinative event or factor, Altria considered impairment indicators in totality, including: increased likelihood of U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) action to remove flavored e-vapor products from the market pending a market authorization decision, various e-vapor bans put in place by certain cities and states in the U.S. and in certain international markets, and other factors.
  • Altria has certified substantial compliance with the Federal Trade Commission second request and expects a resolution in first-quarter 2020.

IQOS Heated Tobacco System

  • In September, PM USA began commercialization of IQOS in the Atlanta, Georgia market.
  • PM USA announces the expansion of IQOS into the Richmond, Virginia market beginning in fourth-quarter 2019.

Cost Reduction Program

  • Altria continues to expect to deliver approximately $575 million in annualized cost savings by the end of 2019 through the cost reduction program announced in December 2018 (Cost Reduction Program). The program includes savings from workforce reductions, third-party spending reductions and the closure of Altria’s Nu Mark operations.

2019 Full-Year Guidance

Altria reaffirms its guidance for 2019 full-year adjusted diluted EPS to be in a range of $4.19 to $4.27, representing a growth rate of 5% to 7% from an adjusted diluted EPS base of $3.99 in 2018, as shown in Schedule 10. Altria’s 2019 guidance reflects its expectation for a higher full-year adjusted effective tax rate, primarily resulting from lower dividends from ABI; increased interest expense from the debt incurred to fund the Cronos and JUUL transactions; savings from the Cost Reduction Program, which Altria expects to build through year-end to an annualized level of approximately $575 million; and increased investments related to PM USA’s lead market plans for launching IQOS. The guidance assumes little-to-no adjusted earnings or cash contributions from the Cronos and JUUL investments.

This guidance range excludes the special items for the first nine months of 2019 shown in Table 1 and additional estimated per share charges of: (i) $0.01 of tax expense resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform Act) related to a tax basis adjustment to Altria’s ABI investment; and (ii) $0.01 in charges associated with the Cost Reduction Program.

Altria reaffirms its estimates for the 2019 full-year U.S. cigarette industry adjusted volume decline rate of 5% to 6%. Altria maintains its compounded annual average U.S. cigarette industry adjusted decline rate estimate through 2023 of 4% to 6% until more information is known about how adult tobacco consumers will respond to e-vapor category dynamics, including regulation and legislative developments.

Altria reaffirms its 2019 full-year adjusted effective tax rate to be in a range of 23.5% to 24.5%.

Altria’s full-year adjusted diluted EPS guidance and full-year forecast for its adjusted effective tax rate exclude the impact of certain income and expense items that management believes are not part of underlying operations. These items may include, for example, restructuring charges, asset impairment charges, acquisition-related costs, equity investment-related special items, certain tax items, charges associated with tobacco and health litigation items, and resolutions of certain non-participating manufacturer (NPM) adjustment disputes under the Master Settlement Agreement (such dispute resolutions are referred to as NPM Adjustment Items).

Altria’s management cannot estimate on a forward-looking basis the impact of certain income and expense items, including those items noted in the preceding paragraph, on its reported diluted EPS or its reported effective tax rate because these items, which could be significant, may be infrequent, are difficult to predict and may be highly variable. As a result, Altria does not provide a corresponding U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) measure for, or reconciliation to, its adjusted diluted EPS guidance or its adjusted effective tax rate forecast.

The factors described in the “Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements” section of this release represent continuing risks to Altria’s forecast.

2020 - 2022 Adjusted Diluted EPS Growth Objective

To advance Altria’s strategic business platform for the long-term, Altria replaces its long-term adjusted diluted EPS growth aspiration of 7% to 9% with a compounded annual adjusted diluted EPS growth objective of 5% to 8% for the years 2020 through 2022. Altria expects to maintain a dividend payout ratio target of approximately 80% of adjusted diluted EPS during this period. Full-year 2020 adjusted diluted EPS guidance will be provided in January in connection with Altria’s fourth quarter 2019 financial results.

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

See Basis of Presentation below for an explanation of financial measures and reporting segments discussed in this release.

Financial Performance

Third Quarter

  • Net revenues increased 0.3% to $6.9 billion, primarily due to higher net revenues in the smokeless products segment. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 2.3% to $5.4 billion.
  • Reported diluted EPS decreased 100%+ to ($1.39), primarily driven by the impairment of JUUL equity securities, 2019 Cronos-related special items and higher interest expense, partially offset by higher reported operating companies income (OCI), lower income taxes and higher reported earnings from Altria’s equity investment in ABI.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS increased 10.2% to $1.19 primarily driven by higher adjusted OCI in the smokeable and smokeless products segments, lower spending as a result of Altria’s decision in 2018 to refocus its innovative products efforts and higher adjusted earnings from Altria’s equity investment in ABI, partially offset by higher interest expense.

First Nine Months

  • Net revenues decreased 0.8% to $19.1 billion, primarily due to lower net revenues in the smokeable products segment. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 1.0% to $15.0 billion.
  • Reported diluted EPS decreased 91.1% to $0.27, primarily driven by the impairment of JUUL equity securities, 2019 Cronos-related special items, higher interest expense (which includes acquisition-related costs associated with the JUUL and Cronos transactions) and lower reported earnings from Altria’s equity investment in ABI, partially offset by higher reported OCI and lower income taxes.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS increased 4.9% to $3.19, primarily driven by higher adjusted OCI in the smokeable and smokeless products segments, lower spending as a result of Altria’s decision in 2018 to refocus its innovative products efforts and higher adjusted earnings from Altria’s equity investment in ABI, partially offset by higher interest expense.

Table 1 - Altria’s Adjusted Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Quarter

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

Reported diluted EPS

$

 

(1.39

)

$

 

1.03

 

(100.0)%+

 

$

 

0.27

 

$

 

3.02

 

(91.1

)%

NPM Adjustment Items

 

 

 

 

 

 

(0.06

)

 

Asset impairment, exit, implementation

and acquisition-related costs

 

 

 

 

 

0.08

 

 

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

0.05

 

 

ABI-related special items

 

(0.01

)

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

(0.06

)

 

Cronos-related special items

 

0.23

 

 

 

 

 

0.44

 

 

 

Impairment of JUUL equity securities

 

2.41

 

 

 

 

 

2.41

 

 

 

Loss on ABI/SABMiller

business combination

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

Tax items

 

(0.05

)

 

0.03

 

 

 

 

(0.03

)

 

0.08

 

 

Adjusted diluted EPS

$

 

1.19

 

$

 

1.08

 

10.2

%

 

$

 

3.19

 

$

 

3.04

 

4.9

%

 

Note: For details of pre-tax, tax and after-tax amounts, see Schedules 7 and 9.

Special Items

The EPS impact of the following special items is shown in Table 1 and Schedules 7 and 9.

NPM Adjustment Items

  • In the first nine months of 2018, Altria recorded pre-tax income of $145 million (or $0.06 per share) for NPM adjustment settlements with 10 states.

Asset Impairment, Exit, Implementation and Acquisition-Related Costs

  • In the first nine months of 2019, Altria recorded pre-tax charges of $215 million or ($0.08 per share), primarily due to acquisition-related costs associated with the JUUL and Cronos transactions and the Cost Reduction Program.

Tobacco and Health Litigation Items

  • In the first nine months of 2019, Altria recorded pre-tax charges of $48 million (or $0.02 per share) for tobacco and health litigation items and related interest costs.
  • In the third quarter and first nine months of 2018, Altria recorded pre-tax charges of $21 million (or $0.01 per share) and $119 million (or $0.05 per share), respectively, for tobacco and health litigation items and related interest costs.

ABI-Related Special Items

  • In the first nine months of 2018, earnings from Altria’s equity investment in ABI included net pre-tax income of $154 million (or $0.06 per share), consisting primarily of Altria’s share of ABI’s estimated effect of the Tax Reform Act and gains related to ABI’s merger and acquisition activities, partially offset by Altria’s share of ABI’s mark-to-market losses on ABI’s derivative financial instruments used to hedge certain share commitments.

Cronos-Related Special Items

  • In the third quarter of 2019, Altria recorded net pre-tax losses of $549 million ($0.23 per share), consisting of the following: (i) Altria’s mark-to-market losses of $636 million due to the non-cash change during the quarter in the fair value of Cronos-related derivative financial instruments to acquire additional shares of Cronos, partially offset by (ii) income of $87 million (included in earnings from Altria’s equity investment in Cronos), substantially all of which related to Altria’s share of Cronos’s non-cash change in the fair value of Cronos’s derivative financial instruments associated with the issuance of additional shares.
  • In the first nine months of 2019, Altria recorded net pre-tax losses of $1.1 billion ($0.44 per share), consisting of the following: (i) Altria’s mark-to-market losses of $1.3 billion primarily due to the non-cash change during the year in the fair value of Cronos-related derivative financial instruments to acquire additional shares of Cronos, partially offset by (ii) income of $0.2 billion (included in earnings from Altria’s equity investment in Cronos), substantially all of which related to Altria’s share of Cronos’s non-cash change in the fair value of Cronos’s derivative financial instruments associated with the issuance of additional shares.

Impairment of JUUL Equity Securities

  • In the third quarter of 2019, Altria recorded a non-cash pre-tax impairment charge of $4.5 billion ($2.41 per share) due to the impairment of Altria’s equity securities in JUUL. A full tax valuation allowance was recorded for this charge that offset the tax benefit associated with the impairment charge.

Tax Items

  • In the third quarter and first nine months of 2019, Altria recorded income tax benefits of $97 million (or $0.05 per share), and $56 million (or $0.03 per share), respectively, primarily related to tax benefits of $91 million for the reversal of tax accruals no longer required and $30 million for the release of a valuation allowance on Altria’s equity investment in Cronos, partially offset by tax expense of $21 million and $63 million, respectively, related to a tax basis adjustment to Altria’s equity investment in ABI.
  • In the third quarter and first nine months of 2018, Altria recorded income tax charges of approximately $57 million (or $0.03 per share) and $152 million (or $0.08 per share), respectively, primarily related to a tax basis adjustment to Altria’s equity investment in ABI and for a valuation allowance on foreign tax credit carryforwards that are not realizable. Additionally, the 2018 first nine months income tax charges included a first quarter tax benefit related to prior audit years.

SMOKEABLE PRODUCTS

Revenues and OCI

Third Quarter

  • Net revenues were essentially unchanged as higher pricing and lower promotional investments were mostly offset by lower shipment volume. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 2.5%.
  • Reported and adjusted OCI increased 12.5% and 12.6%, respectively, primarily driven by higher pricing, lower costs and lower promotional investments, partially offset by lower shipment volume. Adjusted OCI marginsincreased 4.9 percentage points to 55.3%.

First Nine Months

  • Net revenues decreased 0.9%, primarily driven by lower shipment volume, partially offset by higher pricing and lower promotional investments. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 1.1%.
  • Reported OCI increased 5.3%, primarily driven by higher pricing, lower costs (which includes lower tobacco and health litigation items) and lower promotional investments, partially offset by lower shipment volume, higher resolution expenses (which includes 2018 NPM Adjustment Items) and higher asset impairment, exit and implementation costs.
  • Adjusted OCI increased 8.1%, primarily driven by higher pricing, lower costs and lower promotional investments, partially offset by lower shipment volume and higher resolution expense. Adjusted OCI margins increased 3.5 percentage points to 54.4%.

Table 2 - Smokeable Products: Revenues and OCI ($ in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Quarter

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

Net revenues

$

 

6,049

 

$

 

6,035

 

0.2

%

 

$

 

16,837

 

$

 

16,995

 

(0.9

)%

Excise taxes

 

(1,406

)

 

(1,505

)

 

 

 

(3,998

)

 

(4,294

)

 

Revenues net of excise taxes

$

 

4,643

 

$

 

4,530

 

2.5

%

 

$

 

12,839

 

$

 

12,701

 

1.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported OCI

$

 

2,561

 

$

 

2,277

 

12.5

%

 

$

 

6,864

 

$

 

6,516

 

5.3

%

NPM Adjustment Items

 

 

 

 

 

 

(145

)

 

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

 

4

 

 

(6

)

 

 

 

79

 

 

(3

)

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

 

3

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

43

 

 

94

 

 

Adjusted OCI

$

 

2,568

 

$

 

2,281

 

12.6

%

 

$

 

6,986

 

$

 

6,462

 

8.1

%

Adjusted OCI margins 1

 

55.3

%

 

50.4

%

4.9 pp

 

 

54.4

%

 

50.9

%

3.5 pp

 

1 Adjusted OCI margins are calculated as adjusted OCI divided by revenues net of excise taxes.

Shipment Volume

Third Quarter

  • Smokeable products segment reported domestic cigarette shipment volumedecreased 6.6%, primarily driven by the industry’s rate of decline, retail share losses and trade inventory movements, partially offset by calendar differences.
  • When adjusted for calendar differences, trade inventory movements and other factors, smokeable products segment domestic cigarette shipment volume decreased by an estimated 7%.
  • When adjusted for calendar differences, trade inventory movements and other factors, total domestic cigarette industry volumes declined by an estimated 5.5%.
  • Reported cigarshipment volume increased 4.1%.

First Nine Months

  • Smokeable products segment reported domestic cigarette shipment volumedecreased 6.9%, primarily driven by the industry’s rate of decline and retail share losses, partially offset by trade inventory movements.
  • When adjusted for trade inventory movements and other factors, smokeable products segment domestic cigarette shipment volume decreased by an estimated 7.5%.
  • When adjusted for trade inventory movements and other factors, total domestic cigarette industry volumes declined by an estimated 5.5%.
  • Reported cigarshipment volume increased 2.7%.

Table 3 - Smokeable Products: Shipment Volume (sticks in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Quarter

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

Cigarettes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marlboro

24,081

 

25,611

 

(6.0

)%

 

68,347

 

72,793

 

(6.1

)%

Other premium

1,302

 

1,473

 

(11.6

)%

 

3,772

 

4,286

 

(12.0

)%

Discount

2,349

 

2,614

 

(10.1

)%

 

6,564

 

7,407

 

(11.4

)%

Total cigarettes

27,732

 

29,698

 

(6.6

)%

 

78,683

 

84,486

 

(6.9

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cigars:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black & Mild

426

 

408

 

4.4

%

 

1,231

 

1,197

 

2.8

%

Other

2

 

3

 

(33.3

)%

 

7

 

9

 

(22.2

)%

Total cigars

428

 

411

 

4.1

%

 

1,238

 

1,206

 

2.7

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total smokeable products

28,160

 

30,109

 

(6.5

)%

 

79,921

 

85,692

 

(6.7

)%

 

Note: Cigarettes volume includes units sold as well as promotional units, but excludes units sold for distribution to Puerto Rico, and units sold in U.S. Territories, to overseas military and by Philip Morris Duty Free Inc., none of which, individually or in the aggregate, is material to the smokeable products segment.

Brand Activity and Retail Share

Third Quarter

  • Marlboro retail share declined 0.1 share point to 43.1%.
  • PM USA’s Marlboro Rewards has reached 2.5 million enrollees since its launch in January.

First Nine Months

  • Marlboro retail share declined 0.1 share point to 43.2%.

Table 4 - Smokeable Products: Cigarettes Retail Share (percent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Quarter

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2019

2018

Percentage
point change

 

2019

2018

Percentage
point change

Cigarettes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marlboro

43.1

%

43.2

%

(0.1)

 

43.2

%

43.3

%

(0.1)

Other premium

2.4

 

2.6

 

(0.2)

 

2.5

 

2.6

 

(0.1)

Discount

4.1

 

4.4

 

(0.3)

 

4.1

 

4.4

 

(0.3)

Total cigarettes

49.6

%

50.2

%

(0.6)

 

49.8

%

50.3

%

(0.5)

 

Note: Retail share results for cigarettes are based on data from IRI/MSAi, a tracking service that uses a sample of stores and certain wholesale shipments to project market share and depict share trends. This service tracks sales in the food, drug, mass merchandisers, convenience, military, dollar store and club trade classes. For other trade classes selling cigarettes, retail share is based on shipments from wholesalers to retailers (STARS). This service is not designed to capture sales through other channels, including the internet, direct mail and some illicitly tax-advantaged outlets. It is IRI’s standard practice to periodically refresh its services, which could restate retail share results that were previously released in this service.

SMOKELESS PRODUCTS

Revenues and OCI

Third Quarter

  • Net revenues increased 5.8%, primarily driven by higher pricing and lower promotional investments, partially offset by lower shipment volume. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 6.3%.
  • Reported and adjusted OCI increased 12.7% and 10.2%, respectively, primarily driven by higher pricing, lower promotional investments and lower costs, partially offset by lower shipment volume. Adjusted OCI margins increased 2.5 percentage points to 71.9%.

First Nine Months

  • Net revenues increased 4.3%, primarily driven by higher pricing and lower promotional investments, partially offset by lower shipment volume. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 4.8%.
  • Reported and adjusted OCI increased 10.1% and 9.7%, respectively, primarily driven by higher pricing, lower promotional investments and lower costs, partially offset by lower shipment volume. Adjusted OCI margins increased 3.3 percentage points to 72.7%.

Table 5 - Smokeless Products: Revenues and OCI ($ in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Quarter

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

Net revenues

$

 

620

 

$

 

586

 

5.8

%

 

$

 

1,762

 

$

 

1,690

 

4.3

%

Excise taxes

 

(33

)

 

(34

)

 

 

 

(96

)

 

(100

)

 

Revenues net of excise taxes

$

 

587

 

$

 

552

 

6.3

%

 

$

 

1,666

 

$

 

1,590

 

4.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported OCI

$

 

417

 

$

 

370

 

12.7

%

 

$

 

1,195

 

$

 

1,085

 

10.1

%

Asset impairment, exit, implementation and acquisition-related costs

 

5

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

9

 

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

Adjusted OCI

$

 

422

 

$

 

383

 

10.2

%

 

$

 

1,211

 

$

 

1,104

 

9.7

%

Adjusted OCI margins 1

 

71.9

%

 

69.4

%

2.5 pp

 

 

72.7

%

 

69.4

%

3.3 pp

 

1 Adjusted OCI margins are calculated as adjusted OCI divided by revenues net of excise taxes.

Shipment Volume

Third Quarter

  • Smokeless products segment reported domestic shipment volume declined 2.5%, primarily driven by the industry’s rate of decline and retail share losses, partially offset by trade inventory movements and calendar differences. When adjusted for trade inventory movements and calendar differences, smokeless products segment shipment volume declined an estimated 4%.

First Nine Months

  • Smokeless products segment reported domestic shipment volume declined 2.8%, primarily driven by the industry’s rate of decline, calendar differences and retail share losses, partially offset by trade inventory movements. When adjusted for trade inventory movements and calendar differences, smokeless products segment shipment volume declined an estimated 3%.
  • Total smokeless industry volume declined by an estimated 1.5% over the past six months.

Table 6 - Smokeless Products: Shipment Volume

(cans and packs in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

Third Quarter

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

Change

 

 

2019

   

2018

   

Change

Copenhagen

135.2

 

135.7

 

(0.4

)%

 

 

393.1

   

398.2

   

(1.3

)%

Skoal

55.7

 

59.7

 

(6.7

)%

 

 

164.2

   

174.5

   

(5.9

)%

Copenhagen and Skoal

190.9

 

195.4

 

(2.3

)%

 

 

557.3

   

572.7

   

(2.7

)%

Other

17.2

 

18.0

 

(4.4

)%

 

 

50.2

   

52.1

   

(3.6

)%

Total smokeless products

208.1

 

213.4

 

(2.5

)%

 

 

607.5

   

624.8

   

(2.8

)%

               

Note: Volume includes cans and packs sold, as well as promotional units, but excludes international volume and oral nicotine pouch (tobacco-derived nicotine) volume, which are currently not material to the smokeless products segment. New types of smokeless products, as well as new packaging configurations of existing smokeless products, may or may not be equivalent to existing moist smokeless tobacco (MST) products on a can-for-can basis. To calculate volumes of cans and packs shipped, one pack of snus, irrespective of the number of pouches in the pack, is assumed to be equivalent to one can of MST.

Brand Activity and Retail Share

Third Quarter

  • Copenhagen retail share grew 0.2 share points to 34.7%.
  • Skoal retail share declined 0.7 share points to 15.6%

First Nine Months

  • Copenhagen retail share grew 0.4 share points to 34.8%.
  • Skoal retail share declined 0.7 share points to 15.6%.

Table 7 - Smokeless Products: Retail Share (percent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Quarter

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2019

2018

Percentage
point change

 

2019

2018

Percentage
point change

Copenhagen

34.7

%

34.5

%

0.2

 

34.8

%

34.4

%

0.4

Skoal

15.6

 

16.3

 

(0.7)

 

15.6

 

16.3

 

(0.7)

Copenhagen and Skoal

50.3

 

50.8

 

(0.5)

 

50.4

 

50.7

 

(0.3)

Other

3.6

 

3.5

 

0.1

 

3.4

 

3.4

 

Total smokeless products

53.9

%

54.3

%

(0.4)

 

53.8

%

54.1

%

(0.3)

Note: The smokeless products retail share results exclude international volume and oral nicotine pouch (tobacco-derived nicotine) volume. Retail share results for smokeless products are based on data from IRI InfoScan, a tracking service that uses a sample of stores to project market share and depict share trends. This service tracks sales in the food, drug, mass merchandisers, convenience, military, dollar store and club trade classes on the number of cans and packs sold. Smokeless products is defined by IRI as moist smokeless and spit-free tobacco products. New types of smokeless products, as well as new packaging configurations of existing smokeless products, may or may not be equivalent to existing MST products on a can-for-can basis. For example, one pack of snus, irrespective of the number of pouches in the pack, is assumed to be equivalent to one can of MST. Because this service represents retail share performance only in key trade channels, it should not be considered a precise measurement of actual retail share. It is IRI’s standard practice to periodically refresh its InfoScan services, which could restate retail share results that were previously released in this service.

WINE

Revenues, OCI and Shipment Volume

Third Quarter

  • Net revenues decreased 7.7%, primarily due to lower shipment volume and higher promotional investments, partially offset by favorable premium mix.
  • Reported and adjusted OCI decreased $13 million due to higher promotional investments and lower shipment volume.
  • Reported wine shipment volume decreased 9.6% to approximately 2.0 million cases.

First Nine Months

  • Net revenues decreased 1.2%, primarily driven by higher promotional investments.
  • Reported and adjusted OCI decreased $23 million, primarily driven by higher costs and higher promotional investments.
  • Reported wine shipment volume was essentially unchanged at approximately 5.9 million cases.

Table 8 - Wine: Revenues and OCI ($ in millions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third Quarter

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

Net revenues

$

 

167

 

$

 

181

 

(7.7

)%

 

 

483

 

$

 

489

 

(1.2

)%

Excise taxes

 

(5

)

 

(6

)

 

 

 

(15

)

 

(15

)

 

Revenues net of excise taxes

$

 

162

 

$

 

175

 

(7.4

)%

 

$

 

468

 

$

 

474

 

(1.3

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported and Adjusted OCI

$

 

16

 

$

 

29

 

(44.8

)%

 

$

 

50

 

$

 

73

 

(31.5

)%

OCI margins 1

 

9.9

%

 

16.6

%

(6.7) pp

 

 

10.7

%

 

15.4

%

(4.7) pp

 

1 OCI margins are calculated as adjusted OCI divided by revenues net of excise taxes.

Altria's Profile

Altria’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include Philip Morris USA Inc. (PM USA), U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC (USSTC), John Middleton Co. (Middleton), Sherman Group Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries (Nat Sherman), Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd. (Ste. Michelle) and Philip Morris Capital Corporation (PMCC). Altria owns an 80% interest in Helix Innovations LLC (Helix). Altria holds equity investments in Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (ABI), JUUL Labs, Inc. (JUUL) and Cronos Group Inc. (Cronos).

The brand portfolios of Altria’s tobacco operating companies include Marlboro®, Black & Mild®, Copenhagen®,Skoal® andon!® . Ste. Michelle produces and markets premium wines sold under various labels, including Chateau Ste. Michelle®, 14 Hands®and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, and it imports and markets Antinori®, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatteand Villa Maria Estateproducts in the United States. Trademarks and service marks related to Altria referenced in this release are the property of Altria or its subsidiaries or are used with permission.

More information about Altria is available at altria.com and on the Altria Investor app, or follow Altria on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Basis of Presentation

Altria reports its financial results in accordance with GAAP. Altria’s management reviews OCI, which is defined as operating income before general corporate expenses and amortization of intangibles, to evaluate the performance of, and allocate resources to, the segments. Altria’s management also reviews certain financial results, including OCI, OCI margins and diluted EPS, on an adjusted basis, which excludes certain income and expense items, including those items noted under “2019 Full-Year Guidance.” Altria’s management does not view any of these special items to be part of Altria’s underlying results as they may be highly variable, may be infrequent, are difficult to predict and can distort underlying business trends and results. Altria’s management also reviews income tax rates on an adjusted basis. Altria’s adjusted effective tax rate may exclude certain tax items from its reported effective tax rate. Altria’s management believes that adjusted financial measures provide useful additional insight into underlying business trends and results and provide a more meaningful comparison of year-over-year results. Altria’s management uses adjusted financial measures for planning, forecasting and evaluating business and financial performance, including allocating resources and evaluating results relative to employee compensation targets. These adjusted financial measures are not consistent with GAAP and may not be calculated the same as similarly titled measures used by other companies. These adjusted financial measures should thus be considered as supplemental in nature and not considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. Reconciliations of historical adjusted financial measures to corresponding GAAP measures are provided in this release.

Altria uses the equity method of accounting for its investment in ABI and Cronos and reports its share of ABI’s and Cronos’s results using a one-quarter lag because ABI’s and Cronos’s results are not available in time to record them in the concurrent period. The one-quarter reporting lag for ABI and Cronos does not affect Altria’s cash flows. Altria accounts for its investment in JUUL as an investment in an equity security. If and when antitrust clearance is obtained, Altria expects to account for its investment in JUUL under the equity method of accounting.

Altria’s reportable segments are smokeable products, including combustible cigarettes and cigars manufactured and sold by PM USA, Middleton and Nat Sherman; smokeless products, including moist smokeless tobacco and snus products manufactured and sold by USSTC, and oral nicotine pouches sold by Helix; and wine, produced and/or distributed by Ste. Michelle. Results for innovative tobacco products and PMCC are included in “All Other.”

Comparisons are to the corresponding prior-year period unless otherwise stated.

Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements

This release contains projections of future results and other forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Important factors that may cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those contained in the projections and forward-looking statements included in this release are described in Altria’s publicly filed reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2019. These factors include the following:

  • unfavorable litigation outcomes, including risks associated with adverse jury and judicial determinations, courts reaching conclusions at variance with our and our subsidiaries’ understanding of applicable law, bonding requirements in the jurisdictions that do not limit the dollar amount of appeal bonds, and certain challenges to bond cap statutes;
  • government (including FDA) and private sector actions that impact adult tobacco consumer acceptability of, or access to, tobacco products;
  • the growth of the e-vapor category and other innovative tobacco products contributing to reductions in cigarette and smokeless tobacco product consumption levels and sales volume;
  • tobacco product taxation, including lower tobacco product consumption levels and potential shifts in adult consumer purchases as a result of federal and state excise tax increases;
  • the failure by our tobacco and wine subsidiaries to compete effectively in their respective markets;
  • our tobacco and wine subsidiaries’ continued ability to promote brand equity successfully; to anticipate and respond to evolving adult consumer preferences; to develop, manufacture, market and distribute products that appeal to adult tobacco consumers (including, where appropriate, through arrangements with, and investments in third parties); to improve productivity; and to protect or enhance margins through cost savings and price increases;
  • changes in economic conditions that result in consumers choosing lower-priced brands;
  • the unsuccessful commercialization of adjacent products or processes by our tobacco subsidiaries and investees, including innovative tobacco products that may reduce the health risks associated with current tobacco products and that appeal to adult tobacco consumers;
  • significant changes in price, availability or quality of tobacco, other raw materials or component parts;
  • the risks related to the reliance by our tobacco subsidiaries on a few significant facilities and a small number of key suppliers, including an extended disruption at a facility or of service by a supplier;
  • required or voluntary product recalls as a result of various circumstances such as product contamination or FDA or other regulatory action;
  • the failure of our information systems or service providers’ information systems to function as intended, or cyber-attacks or security breaches;
  • unfavorable outcomes of any government investigations;
  • a successful challenge to our tax positions;
  • the risks related to our and our investees’ international business operations, including failure to prevent violations of various United States and foreign laws and regulations such as laws prohibiting bribery and corruption;
  • our inability to attract and retain the best talent due to the impact of decreasing social acceptance of tobacco usage and tobacco control actions;
  • the adverse effect of acquisitions or other events on our credit rating;
  • our inability to acquire attractive businesses or make attractive investments on favorable terms, or at all, or to realize the anticipated benefits from an acquisition or investment;
  • the risks related to disruption and uncertainty in the credit and capital markets, including risk of access to these markets both generally and at current prevailing rates which may adversely affect our earnings or dividend rate or both;
  • impairment losses as a result of the write down of intangible assets, including goodwill;
  • the risks related to Ste. Michelle’s wine business, including competition, unfavorable changes in grape supply and governmental regulations;
  • the adverse effects of risks encountered by ABI in its business, foreign currency exchange rates and ABI’s stock price on our equity investment in ABI, including on our reported earnings from and carrying value of our investment in ABI and the dividends paid by ABI on the shares we own;
  • the risks related to our inability to transfer our equity securities in ABI until October 10, 2021, and, if our ownership percentage decreases below certain levels, the adverse effects of additional tax liabilities, a reduction in the number of directors that we have the right to have appointed to the ABI Board of Directors, and our potential inability to use the equity method of accounting for our investment in ABI;
  • the risk of challenges to the tax treatment of the consideration we received in the ABI/SABMiller business combination and the tax treatment of our equity investment;
  • the risks related to our inability to obtain antitrust clearance required for the conversion of our non-voting JUUL shares into voting shares in a timely manner or at all, including the resulting limitations on our rights with respect to our investment in JUUL and our inability to account for our investment in JUUL using the equity method;
  • the risks generally related to our investments in JUUL and Cronos, including our inability to realize the expected benefits of our investments in the expected time frames, or at all, due to the risks encountered by our investees in their businesses, such as operational, compliance and regulatory risks at the international, federal, state and local levels, including actions by the FDA, and adverse publicity; potential disruptions to our investees’ management or current or future plans and operations; domestic or international litigation developments, government investigations, tax disputes or otherwise; and impairment of our investments;
  • the risks related to our inability to acquire a controlling interest in JUUL as a result of standstill restrictions or to control the material decisions of JUUL, restrictions on our ability to sell or otherwise transfer our shares of JUUL until December 20, 2024, and non-competition restrictions for the same time period;
  • the risks related to any decrease of our percentage ownership in JUUL, including the loss of certain of our governance, consent, preemptive and other rights; and
  • the risks, including criminal, civil or tax liability for Altria, related to Cronos’s failure to comply with applicable laws, including cannabis laws.

Altria cautions that the foregoing list of important factors is not complete and does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that it may make except as required by applicable law. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to Altria or any person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements referenced above.

Schedule 1

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Earnings

For the Quarters Ended September 30,

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues

$

 

6,856

 

 

$

 

6,837

 

 

0.3

%

Cost of sales 1

 

1,915

 

 

 

2,037

 

 

 

Excise taxes on products 1

 

1,444

 

 

 

1,545

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

3,497

 

 

 

3,255

 

 

7.4

%

Marketing, administration and research costs

 

494

 

 

 

619

 

 

 

Asset impairment and exit costs

 

1

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

Operating companies income

 

3,002

 

 

 

2,638

 

 

13.8

%

Amortization of intangibles

 

12

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

General corporate expenses

 

46

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

Operating income

 

2,944

 

 

 

2,557

 

 

15.1

%

Interest and other debt expense, net

 

293

 

 

 

159

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit income, excluding service cost

 

(24

)

 

 

(21

)

 

 

Earnings from equity investments 1

 

(333

)

 

 

(189

)

 

 

Impairment of JUUL equity securities

 

4,500

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on Cronos-related financial instruments

 

636

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings (losses) before income taxes

 

(2,128

)

 

 

2,608

 

 

(100.0)%+

Provision for income taxes

 

474

 

 

 

664

 

 

 

Net earnings (losses)

 

(2,602

)

 

 

1,944

 

 

(100.0)%+

Net (earnings) losses attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

2

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

Net earnings (losses) attributable to Altria

$

 

(2,600

)

 

$

 

1,943

 

 

(100.0)%+

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per share data:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings (losses) per share attributable to Altria

$

 

(1.39

)

 

$

 

1.03

 

 

(100.0)%+

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding

 

1,868

 

 

 

1,883

 

 

(0.8

)%

1 Cost of sales includes charges for resolution expenses related to state settlement agreements and FDA user fees.

Supplemental information concerning those items, excise taxes on products sold and earnings from equity investments is shown in Schedule 5.

Schedule 2

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Selected Financial Data

For the Quarters Ended September 30,

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

Net Revenues

 

Smokeable
Products

Smokeless
Products

Wine

All Other

Total

2019

$

6,049

 

$

620

 

$

167

 

$

20

 

$

6,856

 

2018

6,035

 

586

 

181

 

35

 

6,837

 

% Change

0.2

%

5.8

%

(7.7

)%

(42.9

)%

0.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

For the quarter ended September 30, 2018

$

6,035

 

$

586

 

$

181

 

$

35

 

$

6,837

 

Operations

14

 

34

 

(14

)

(15

)

19

 

For the quarter ended September 30, 2019

$

6,049

 

$

620

 

$

167

 

$

20

 

$

6,856

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Companies Income (Loss)

 

Smokeable
Products

Smokeless
Products

Wine

All Other

Total

2019

$

2,561

 

$

417

 

$

16

 

$

8

 

$

3,002

 

2018

2,277

 

370

 

29

 

(38

)

2,638

 

% Change

12.5

%

12.7

%

(44.8

)%

100.0%+

13.8

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

For the quarter ended September 30, 2018

$

2,277

 

$

370

 

$

29

 

$

(38

)

$

2,638

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset impairment, exit and implementation

costs - 2018

(6

)

3

 

 

 

(3

)

Tobacco and health litigation items - 2018

10

 

10

 

 

 

20

 

 

4

 

13

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset impairment, exit, implementation and acquisition-related costs - 2019

(4

)

(5

)

 

 

(9

)

Tobacco and health litigation items - 2019

(3

)

 

 

 

(3

)

 

(7

)

(5

)

 

 

(12

)

Operations

287

 

39

 

(13

)

46

 

359

 

For the quarter ended September 30, 2019

$

2,561

 

$

417

 

$

16

 

$

8

 

$

3,002

 

Schedule 3

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Earnings

For the Nine Months Ended September 30,

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

2019

2018

% Change

Net revenues

$

 

19,103

 

 

$

 

19,250

 

 

(0.8

)%

Cost of sales 1

 

5,367

 

 

 

5,509

 

 

 

Excise taxes on products 1

 

4,109

 

 

 

4,409

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

9,627

 

 

 

9,332

 

 

3.2

%

Marketing, administration and research costs

 

1,472

 

 

 

1,777

 

 

 

Asset impairment and exit costs

 

73

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

Operating companies income

 

8,082

 

 

 

7,553

 

 

7.0

%

Amortization of intangibles

 

28

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

General corporate expenses

 

154

 

 

 

152

 

 

 

Corporate asset impairment and exit costs

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

 

7,899

 

 

 

7,371

 

 

7.2

%

Interest and other debt expense, net

 

989

 

 

 

503

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit income, excluding service cost

 

(40

)

 

 

(37

)

 

 

Earnings from equity investments 1

 

(866

)

 

 

(759

)

 

 

Impairment of JUUL equity securities

 

 

4,500

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on Cronos-related financial instruments

 

 

1,327

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on ABI/SABMiller business combination

 

 

 

33

 

 

 

Earnings (losses) before income taxes

 

1,989

 

 

 

7,631

 

 

(73.9

)%

Provision for income taxes

 

1,473

 

 

 

1,915

 

 

 

Net earnings (losses)

 

516

 

 

 

5,716

 

 

(91.0

)%

Net (earnings) losses attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

 

(3

)

 

 

Net earnings (losses) attributable to Altria

$

 

516

 

 

$

 

5,713

 

 

(91.0

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per share data2:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings (losses) per share attributable to Altria

$

 

0.27

 

 

$

 

3.02

 

 

(91.1

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding

 

1,871

 

 

 

1,891

 

 

(1.1

)%

1 Cost of sales includes charges for resolution expenses related to state settlement agreements and FDA user fees.

Supplemental information concerning those items, excise taxes on products sold and earnings from equity investments is shown in Schedule 5.

2 Basic and diluted earnings (losses) per share attributable to Altria are computed independently for each period. Accordingly, the sum of the quarterly earnings (losses) per share amounts may not agree to the year-to-date amounts.

Schedule 4

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Selected Financial Data

For the Nine Months Ended September 30,

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

Net Revenues

 

Smokeable
Products

Smokeless
Products

Wine

All Other

Total

2019

$

 

16,837

 

$

 

1,762

 

$

 

483

 

$

 

21

 

$

 

19,103

 

2018

 

16,995

 

 

1,690

 

 

489

 

 

76

 

 

19,250

 

% Change

 

(0.9

)%

 

4.3

%

 

(1.2

)%

 

(72.4

)%

 

(0.8

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2018

$

 

16,995

 

$

 

1,690

 

$

 

489

 

$

 

76

 

$

 

19,250

 

Operations

 

(158

)

 

72

 

 

(6

)

 

(55

)

 

(147

)

For the nine months ended September 30, 2019

$

 

16,837

 

$

 

1,762

 

$

 

483

 

$

 

21

 

$

 

19,103

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Companies Income (Loss)

 

Smokeable
Products

Smokeless
Products

Wine

All Other

Total

2019

$

 

6,864

 

$

 

1,195

 

$

 

50

 

$

 

(27

)

$

 

8,082

 

2018

 

6,516

 

 

1,085

 

 

73

 

 

(121

)

 

7,553

 

% Change

 

5.3

%

 

10.1

%

 

(31.5

)%

 

77.7

%

 

7.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2018

$

 

6,516

 

$

 

1,085

 

$

 

73

 

$

 

(121

)

$

 

7,553

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NPM Adjustment Items - 2018

 

(145

)

 

 

 

 

(145

)

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs - 2018

 

(3

)

 

9

 

 

 

 

6

 

Tobacco and health litigation items - 2018

 

94

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

104

 

 

 

(54

)

 

19

 

 

 

 

(35

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset impairment, exit, implementation and acquisition-related costs - 2019

 

(79

)

 

(16

)

 

 

(7

)

 

(102

)

Tobacco and health litigation items - 2019

 

(43

)

 

 

 

 

(43

)

 

 

(122

)

 

(16

)

 

 

(7

)

 

(145

)

Operations

 

524

 

 

107

 

 

(23

)

 

101

 

 

709

 

For the nine months ended September 30, 2019

$

 

6,864

 

$

 

1,195

 

$

 

50

 

$

 

(27

)

$

 

8,082

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 5

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Supplemental Financial Data

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

For the Quarters Ended
September 30,

 

For the Nine Months
Ended September 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

The segment detail of excise taxes on products sold is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smokeable products

$

1,406

 

 

$

1,505

 

 

$

3,998

 

 

$

4,294

Smokeless products

33

 

 

34

 

 

96

 

 

100

Wine

5

 

 

6

 

 

15

 

 

15

 

$

1,444

 

 

$

1,545

 

 

$

4,109

 

 

$

4,409

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The segment detail of charges for resolution expenses related to

state settlement agreements included in cost of sales is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smokeable products

$

1,146

 

 

$

1,221

 

 

$

3,195

 

 

$

3,199

Smokeless products

2

 

 

3

 

 

7

 

 

7

 

$

1,148

 

 

$

1,224

 

 

$

3,202

 

 

$

3,206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The segment detail of FDA user fees included in cost of sales is

as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smokeable products

$

73

 

 

$

71

 

 

$

218

 

 

$

212

Smokeless products

2

 

 

1

 

 

4

 

 

3

 

$

75

 

 

$

72

 

 

$

222

 

 

$

215

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The detail of earnings from equity investments is
as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABI

$

252

 

 

$

189

 

 

$

640

 

 

$

759

Cronos

81

 

 

 

 

226

 

 

 

$

333

 

 

$

189

 

 

$

866

 

 

$

759

Schedule 6

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Net Earnings (Losses) and Diluted Earnings (Losses) Per Share - Attributable to Altria Group, Inc.

For the Quarters Ended September 30,

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Net Earnings
(Losses)

 

Diluted
EPS

2019 Net Earnings (Losses)

$

 

(2,600

)

 

$

 

(1.39

)

2018 Net Earnings (Losses)

$

 

1,943

 

 

$

 

1.03

 

% Change

(100.0)%+

 

(100.0)%+

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

2018 Net Earnings (Losses)

$

 

1,943

 

 

$

 

1.03

 

 

 

 

 

2018 ABI-related special items

 

27

 

 

 

0.01

 

2018 Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

 

(2

)

 

 

2018 Tobacco and health litigation items

 

16

 

 

 

0.01

 

2018 Tax items

 

57

 

 

 

0.03

 

Subtotal 2018 special items

 

98

 

 

 

0.05

 

 

 

 

 

2019 ABI-related special items

 

11

 

 

 

0.01

 

2019 Asset impairment, exit, implementation and acquisition-related costs

 

(5

)

 

 

2019 Tobacco and health litigation items

 

(2

)

 

 

2019 Impairment of JUUL equity securities

 

(4,500

)

 

 

(2.41

)

2019 Cronos-related special items

 

(432

)

 

 

(0.23

)

2019 Tax items

 

97

 

 

 

0.05

 

Subtotal 2019 special items

 

(4,831

)

 

 

(2.58

)

 

 

 

 

Fewer shares outstanding

 

 

 

0.01

 

Change in tax rate

 

(13

)

 

 

(0.01

)

Operations

 

203

 

 

 

0.11

 

2019 Net Earnings (Losses)

$

 

(2,600

)

 

$

 

(1.39

)

Schedule 7

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Measures

For the Quarters Ended September 30,

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Earnings
(Losses)
before
Income
Taxes

Provision
for Income
Taxes

Net
Earnings
(Losses)

Net Earnings
(Losses)
Attributable to
Altria

Diluted
EPS

2019 Reported

$

 

(2,128

)

$

 

474

 

$

 

(2,602

)

$

 

(2,600

)

$

 

(1.39

)

ABI-related special items

 

(14

)

 

(3

)

 

(11

)

 

(11

)

 

(0.01

)

Asset impairment, exit, implementation and acquisition-related costs

 

11

 

 

6

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

 

3

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

Impairment of JUUL equity securities

 

4,500

 

 

 

4,500

 

 

4,500

 

 

2.41

 

Cronos-related special items

 

549

 

 

117

 

 

432

 

 

432

 

 

0.23

 

Tax items

 

 

97

 

 

(97

)

 

(97

)

 

(0.05

)

2019 Adjusted for Special Items

$

 

2,921

 

$

 

692

 

$

 

2,229

 

$

 

2,231

 

$

 

1.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Reported

$

 

2,608

 

$

 

664

 

$

 

1,944

 

$

 

1,943

 

$

 

1.03

 

ABI-related special items

 

35

 

 

8

 

 

27

 

 

27

 

 

0.01

 

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

 

(3

)

 

(1

)

 

(2

)

 

(2

)

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

 

21

 

 

5

 

 

16

 

 

16

 

 

0.01

 

Tax items

 

 

(57

)

 

57

 

 

57

 

 

0.03

 

2018 Adjusted for Special Items

$

 

2,661

 

$

 

619

 

$

 

2,042

 

$

 

2,041

 

$

 

1.08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Reported Net Earnings (Losses)

 

 

 

$

 

(2,600

)

$

 

(1.39

)

2018 Reported Net Earnings (Losses)

 

 

 

$

 

1,943

 

$

 

1.03

 

% Change

 

 

 

(100.0)%+

(100.0)%+

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Net Earnings (Losses) Adjusted for Special Items

 

 

$

 

2,231

 

$

 

1.19

 

2018 Net Earnings (Losses) Adjusted for Special Items

 

 

$

 

2,041

 

$

 

1.08

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

9.3

%

 

10.2

%

Schedule 8

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Net Earnings (Losses) and Diluted Earnings (Losses) Per Share - Attributable to Altria Group, Inc.

For the Nine Months Ended September 30,

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Net Earnings
(Losses)

 

Diluted EPS1

2019 Net Earnings (Losses)

$

 

516

 

 

$

 

0.27

 

2018 Net Earnings (Losses)

$

 

5,713

 

 

$

 

3.02

 

% Change

 

(91.0

)%

 

 

(91.1

)%

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

2018 Net Earnings (Losses)

$

 

5,713

 

 

$

 

3.02

 

 

 

 

 

2018 NPM Adjustment Items

 

(109

)

 

 

(0.06

)

2018 Tobacco and health litigation items

 

89

 

 

 

0.05

 

2018 ABI-related special items

 

(122

)

 

 

(0.06

)

2018 Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

 

5

 

 

 

2018 Loss on ABI/SABMiller business combination

 

26

 

 

 

0.01

 

2018 Tax items

 

152

 

 

 

0.08

 

Subtotal 2018 special items

 

41

 

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

 

 

2019 ABI-related special items

 

(8

)

 

 

2019 Tobacco and health litigation items

 

(36

)

 

 

(0.02

)

2019 Asset impairment, exit, implementation and acquisition-related costs

 

(163

)

 

 

(0.08

)

2019 Impairment of JUUL equity securities

 

 

(4,500

)

 

 

(2.41

)

2019 Cronos-related special items

 

(816

)

 

 

(0.44

)

2019 Tax items

 

56

 

 

 

0.03

 

Subtotal 2019 special items

 

(5,467

)

 

 

(2.92

)

 

 

 

 

Fewer shares outstanding

 

 

 

0.03

 

Change in tax rate

 

(55

)

 

 

(0.03

)

Operations

 

284

 

 

 

0.15

 

2019 Net Earnings (Losses)

$

 

516

 

 

$

 

0.27

 

1 Basic and diluted earnings per share attributable to Altria are computed independently for each period.

Accordingly, the sum of the quarterly earnings per share amounts may not agree to the year-to-date amounts.

Schedule 9

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Measures

For the Nine Months Ended September 30,

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings
(losses)
before
Income
Taxes

Provision
for Income
Taxes

Net
Earnings
(Losses)

Net Earnings
(Losses)
Attributable to
Altria

Diluted
EPS1

2019 Reported

$

 

1,989

 

$

 

1,473

 

$

 

516

 

$

 

516

 

$

 

0.27

 

ABI-related special items

 

10

 

 

2

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

 

48

 

 

12

 

 

36

 

 

36

 

 

0.02

 

Asset impairment, exit, implementation and
acquisition-related costs

 

215

 

 

52

 

 

163

 

 

163

 

 

0.08

 

Impairment of JUUL equity securities

 

4,500

 

 

 

4,500

 

 

4,500

 

 

2.41

 

Cronos-related special items

 

1,093

 

 

277

 

 

816

 

 

816

 

 

0.44

 

Tax items

 

 

56

 

 

(56

)

 

(56

)

 

(0.03

)

2019 Adjusted for Special Items

$

 

7,855

 

$

 

1,872

 

$

 

5,983

 

$

 

5,983

 

$

 

3.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Reported

$

 

7,631

 

$

 

1,915

 

$

 

5,716

 

$

 

5,713

 

$

 

3.02

 

NPM Adjustment Items

 

(145

)

 

(36

)

 

(109

)

 

(109

)

 

(0.06

)

Tobacco and health litigation items

 

119

 

 

30

 

 

89

 

 

89

 

 

0.05

 

ABI-related special items

 

(154

)

 

(32

)

 

(122

)

 

(122

)

 

(0.06

)

Asset impairment, exit and

implementation costs

 

6

 

 

1

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

Loss on ABI/SABMiller

business combination

 

33

 

 

7

 

 

26

 

 

26

 

 

0.01

 

Tax items

 

 

(152

)

 

152

 

 

152

 

 

0.08

 

2018 Adjusted for Special Items

$

 

7,490

 

$

 

1,733

 

$

 

5,757

 

$

 

5,754

 

$

 

3.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Reported Net Earnings (Losses)

 

 

 

$

 

516

 

$

 

0.27

 

2018 Reported Net Earnings (Losses)

 

 

 

$

 

5,713

 

$

 

3.02

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

(91.0

)%

 

(91.1

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Net Earnings (Losses) Adjusted for Special Items

 

 

$

 

5,983

 

$

 

3.19

 

2018 Net Earnings (Losses) Adjusted for Special Items

 

 

$

 

5,754

 

$

 

3.04

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

4.0

%

 

4.9

%

1 Basic and diluted earnings per share attributable to Altria are computed independently for each period.

Accordingly, the sum of the quarterly earnings per share amounts may not agree to the year-to-date amounts.

Schedule 10

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Measures

For the Year Ended December 31, 2018

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

Earnings
(losses)
before
Income
Taxes

Provision
for Income
Taxes

Net
Earnings
(Losses)

Net Earnings
(Losses)
Attributable to
Altria

Diluted
EPS

2018 Reported

$

 

9,341

 

$

 

2,374

 

$

 

6,967

 

$

 

6,963

 

$

 

3.68

 

NPM Adjustment Items

 

(145

)

 

(36

)

 

(109

)

 

(109

)

 

(0.06

)

Tobacco and health litigation items

 

131

 

 

33

 

 

98

 

 

98

 

 

0.05

 

ABI-related special items

 

(85

)

 

(17

)

 

(68

)

 

(68

)

 

(0.03

)

Asset impairment, exit, implementation and
acquisition-related costs

 

538

 

 

106

 

 

432

 

 

432

 

 

0.23

 

Loss on ABI/SABMiller
business combination

 

33

 

 

7

 

 

26

 

 

26

 

 

0.01

 

Tax items

 

 

(197

)

 

197

 

 

197

 

 

0.11

 

2018 Adjusted for Special Items

$

 

9,813

 

$

 

2,270

 

$

 

7,543

 

$

 

7,539

 

$

 

3.99

 

Schedule 11

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

September 30, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

Assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

 

1,604

 

 

$

 

1,333

 

Inventories

 

2,188

 

 

 

2,331

 

Other current assets

 

499

 

 

 

635

 

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

1,962

 

 

 

1,938

 

Goodwill and other intangible assets, net

 

17,950

 

 

 

17,475

 

Investments in equity securities

 

27,346

 

 

 

30,496

 

Other long-term assets

 

1,364

 

 

 

1,430

 

Total assets

$

 

52,913

 

 

$

 

55,638

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

Short-term borrowings

$

 

 

 

$

 

12,704

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

1,000

 

 

 

1,144

 

Accrued settlement charges

 

3,094

 

 

 

3,454

 

Other current liabilities

 

3,568

 

 

 

3,891

 

Long-term debt

 

26,903

 

 

 

11,898

 

Deferred income taxes

 

5,240

 

 

 

5,172

 

Accrued postretirement health care costs

 

1,764

 

 

 

1,749

 

Accrued pension costs

 

352

 

 

 

544

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

316

 

 

 

254

 

Total liabilities

 

42,237

 

 

 

40,810

 

Redeemable noncontrolling interest

 

39

 

 

 

39

 

Total stockholders’ equity

 

10,637

 

 

 

14,789

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

 

52,913

 

 

$

 

55,638

 

 

 

 

 

Total debt

$

 

27,903

 

 

$

 

25,746

 

Schedule 12

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Calculation of Total Debt to Adjusted EBITDA and Net Debt to Adjusted EBITDA Ratios

For the Twelve Months Ended September, 2019

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Twelve Months Ended
September 30, 2019

Consolidated Net Earnings (Losses)

 

$

 

1,767

 

Equity earnings and noncontrolling interests, net

 

 

(998

)

Impairment of JUUL equity securities

 

 

 

4,500

 

Loss on Cronos-related financial instruments

 

 

1,327

 

Dividends from less than 50% owned affiliates

 

 

401

 

Provision for income taxes

 

 

1,932

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

212

 

Asset impairment and exit costs

 

 

455

 

Interest and other debt expense, net

 

 

1,151

 

Consolidated EBITDA 1

 

$

 

10,747

 

 

 

 

Current portion of long-term debt

 

$

 

1,000

 

Long-term debt

 

 

26,903

 

Total Debt 2

 

 

27,903

 

Cash and cash equivalents3

 

 

1,604

 

Net Debt 4

 

$

 

26,299

 

 

 

 

Ratios:

 

 

Total Debt / Consolidated EBITDA

 

 

2.6

 

Net Debt / Consolidated EBITDA

 

 

2.4

 

1 Reflects the term “Consolidated EBITDA” as defined in Altria’s senior unsecured revolving credit agreement.

2 Reflects total debt as presented on Altria’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at September 30, 2019. See Schedule 11.

3Reflects cash and cash equivalents as presented on Altria’s Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at September 30, 2019. See Schedule 11.

4 Reflects total debt, less cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2019.

Schedule 13

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Supplemental Financial Data for Special Items

For the Quarters Ended September 30,

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited

 

 

Cost of
Sales

Marketing,
administration
and research
costs

Asset
impairment
and
exit costs

General
corporate
expenses

Interest and
other debt
expense, net

Earnings
from
equity
investments

Impairment
of JUUL
equity
securities

Loss on
Cronos-
related
financial
instruments

2019 Special Items - (Income) Expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABI-related special items

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

(14

)

$

 

 

$

 

 

Asset impairment, exit, implementation and acquisition-related costs

 

1

 

 

7

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment of JUUL equity securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,500

 

 

Cronos-related special items

 

 

 

 

 

 

(87

)

 

 

636

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Special Items - (Income) Expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABI-related special items

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

 

35

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

 

(1

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Note: This schedule is intended to provide supplemental financial data for certain income and expense items that management believes are not part of underlying operations and their presentation in Altria’s consolidated statements of earnings. This schedule is not intended to provide, or reconcile, non-GAAP financial measures.

Schedule 14

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Supplemental Financial Data for Special Items

For the Nine Months Ended September 30,

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

Cost of
Sales

Marketing,
administration
and research
costs

Asset
impairment
and exit
costs

General
corporate
expenses

Corporate
asset
impairment
and exit
costs

Interest
and other
debt
expense,
net

Net
periodic
benefit
income,
excluding
service
cost

Earnings
from equity
investments

Impairment
of JUUL
equity
securities

Loss on
Cronos-
related
financial
instruments

Loss on
ABI/SABMiller
business
combination

2019 Special Items - (Income) Expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobacco and health litigation

items

$

$

43

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

5

 

$

 

$

$

 

$

 

$

 

ABI-related special items

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

Asset impairment, exit,

implementation, and

acquisition-related costs

 

(1)

30

 

73

 

4

 

1

 

96

 

12

 

 

 

 

Impairment of JUUL

equity securities

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,500

 

 

 

Cronos-related special items

 

 

 

 

 

 

(234)

 

1,327

 

 

2018 Special Items - (Income)

Expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NPM Adjustment Items

$

(145)

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

$

 

$

 

$

 

Tobacco and health litigation

items

104

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

ABI-related special items

 

 

 

 

 

 

(154)

 

 

 

Asset impairment, exit and

implementation costs

4

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on ABI/SABMiller

business combination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

 

Note: This schedule is intended to provide supplemental financial data for certain income and expense items that management believes are not part of underlying operations and their presentation in Altria’s consolidated statements of earnings. This schedule is not intended to provide, or reconcile, non-GAAP financial measures.

Source: Altria Group, Inc.

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