|Bid||104.26 x 0|
|Ask||104.28 x 0|
|Day's range||103.50 - 104.42|
|52-week range||83.37 - 112.62|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.27|
|PE ratio (TTM)||22.28|
|Earnings date||30 Jul 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.70 (2.55%)|
|Ex-dividend date||27 Apr 2020|
|1y target est||87.75|
(Bloomberg) -- Nestle SA is fighting to hold onto its right to sell frozen California Pizza Kitchen Inc. pies as the chain reorganizes in bankruptcy court.California Pizza Kitchen, best known for exotic pizzas like its Original BBQ Chicken and Jamaican Jerk Chicken pies, filed for bankruptcy in July and recently said in court papers that it wants to reject its trademark contract with Nestle as part of its reorganization plan.“CPK must not be allowed to manipulate the bankruptcy process to unwind a decades-old licensing transaction which operated as an effective sale of its frozen pizza business to Nestle,” the American unit of the Swiss packaged food giant said Thursday in its objection to the pizza chain’s plan.California Pizza Kitchen sold the rights to sell frozen pizzas in the U.S. and Canada to Kraft in 1997. Nestle acquired the agreement when it bought Kraft’s frozen pizza business for $3.7 billion in a 2010 deal that also included DiGiorno and Tombstone.Canceled AuctionThe two companies are in ongoing talks to resolve the dispute, according to Nestle’s court filing. The document is heavily redacted and the company successfully moved for related papers to be sealed.Nestle asked that the pizza chain’s reorganization plan include language that confirms its rights to sell the frozen pizzas.Earlier this month CPK canceled the auction where it planned to sell some or all of its assets after it received no qualified bids by the deadline. That leaves its lenders as the likeliest new owners of the company.The case is California Pizza Kitchen Inc. and CPK Texas LLC, 20-33752, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston). To view the docket on Bloomberg Law, click here. For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
For more crisp and insightful business and economic news, subscribe to The Daily Upside newsletter. Halloween is a week away, but Nestlé isn't banking on Kit Kat sales to carry the day. The Swiss food-and-beverage giant recorded its highest quarterly sales growth in six years, even as many of its core products took a hit.
(Bloomberg) -- Nestle SA said the outlook for revenue growth this year has improved as its big brands thrive, with Purina pet food benefiting amid an increase in pet ownership during the pandemic.The world’s largest food and beverage company forecast organic sales growth of about 3% this year. That’s after a 4.9% increase in the third quarter, the quickest pace in at least six years. Petcare sales surged 11%, leading gains.Pet adoptions and fostering are at a record high, Purina said last month. Nestle got more than 10 billion francs ($11 billion) of revenue from petcare products in the first nine months of the year, making it the biggest category after powdered and liquid beverages, which includes coffee. Over the past decade, petcare has been one of Nestle’s fastest-growing products, and 2020 is set to be the best year for Purina cat and dog chow in years.Nestle previous targeted sales growth of 2% to 3%. Revenue climbed 3.5% on an organic basis in the nine months through September, beating analysts’ estimates. The stock rose as much as 1.6%.Purina started selling cat food this year that it says helps reduce allergens, a breakthrough for people who have been told to avoid contact with felines. Allergies to dogs and cats affect as much as 20% of the global population, a 2018 study found. Last year, Nestle rolled out a probiotic that it says can help anxious dogs calm down.E-commerce surged 48% in the first nine months of the year, making up 12% of total sales. That helped offset a slump in the food-service sector.(Updates with details on pet ownership from third paragraph)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.