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Altria Reports 2019 Second-Quarter and First-Half Results; Reaffirms 2019 Full-Year Earnings Guidance and Announces New $1 Billion Share Repurchase Program

Company Release - 7/30/2019 7:00 AM ET

RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Altria Group, Inc. (Altria) (NYSE: MO) today announces its 2019 second-quarter and first-half business results and reaffirms its guidance for 2019 full-year adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS).

“Altria delivered excellent second quarter adjusted diluted earnings per share growth of nearly 9%, driven by our core tobacco businesses,” said Howard Willard, Altria’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve maintained our focus on the adult tobacco consumer and believe that with our leading premium tobacco brands, U.S. commercialization rights to IQOS, investment in JUUL and pending transaction for on!, we are best positioned among tobacco peers to lead through a dynamic time in the U.S.”

“Our 2019 plans remain on track, and we reaffirm our guidance to deliver full-year 2019 adjusted diluted earnings per share growth of 4% to 7%.”

As previously announced, a conference call with the investment community and news media will be webcast on July 30, 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)

Q2 2019

Change vs.

Q2 2018

 

First Half 2019

Change vs.
First Half 2018

Net revenues

$

6,619

 

5.0

%

 

$

12,247

 

(1.3

)%

Revenues net of excise taxes

$

5,193

 

6.4

%

 

$

9,582

 

0.3

%

 

Reported tax rate

 

23.2

%

(3.4) pp

 

 

24.3

%

(0.6) pp

Adjusted tax rate

 

23.9

%

1.0 pp

 

 

23.9

%

0.8 pp

 

Reported diluted EPS

$

1.07

 

8.1

%

 

$

1.66

 

(16.6

)%

Adjusted diluted EPS

$

1.10

 

8.9

%

 

$

2.00

 

2.0

%

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

Cash Returns to Shareholders

Dividends:

  • Altria paid $1.5 billion in dividends in the second quarter.
  • Altria’s current annualized dividend rate is $3.20 per share, representing an annualized dividend yield of 6.4% as of July 26, 2019.
  • Altria expects to maintain a dividend payout ratio target of approximately 80% of adjusted diluted EPS. Future dividend payments remain subject to the discretion of Altria’s Board of Directors (Board).

Share Repurchase Program:

  • Altria repurchased 3.7 million shares in the second quarter at an average price of $52.93 per share, for a cost of $195 million, completing its $2 billion share repurchase program.
  • Yesterday, Altria’s Board authorized a new $1 billion share repurchase program, which the company expects to complete by the end of 2020. Share repurchases depend on marketplace conditions and other factors, and the program remains subject to the discretion of Altria’s Board.

Transactions & Financing Matters

  • As previously announced, Altria entered into an agreement with Burger Söhne Holding AG (Burger Group) to acquire 80% ownership of certain companies of the Burger Group that will commercialize on! oral nicotine pouches. Upon closing, Altria will invest $372 million in the global business. Altria expects the transaction to close in the second half of this year.
  • Altria has $1.144 billion aggregate principal amount of 9.25% notes maturing in August 2019 and intends to redeem the maturing notes with cash on hand. As of June 30, 2019, the weighted-average coupon rate on Altria’s debt was 4.4%.

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.

Other Notable Events

  • In April, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the sale of Philip Morris International Inc.’s (PMI) IQOS heated tobacco system in the U.S. PM USA expects to begin the U.S. commercialization of IQOS under its exclusive agreement with PMI in September.
  • To date, 18 states and the District of Colombia have enacted legislation raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21, which covers over 50% of the U.S. population.

2019 Full-Year Guidance

Altria reaffirms its guidance for 2019 full-year adjusted diluted EPS to be in a range of $4.15 to $4.27, representing a growth rate of 4% 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 over the course of the year 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 half of 2019 shown in Table 1 and additional estimated per share charges of: (i) $0.02 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 revises its estimate for the 2019 full-year domestic cigarette industry volume decline rate to a range of 5% to 6%, primarily due to increased adult smoker movement to the e-vapor category. Based on the accelerated adult smoker movement across categories and strong national momentum behind raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21, Altria also expands its estimated range for the compounded annual average rate of domestic cigarette industry volume declines through 2023 to 4% to 6% from a range of 4% to 5%.

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, gain/loss on ABI/SABMiller plc (SABMiller) business combination, ABI-related special items, Cronos-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.

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

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

Financial Performance

Second Quarter

  • Net revenues increased 5.0% to $6.6 billion, primarily due to higher net revenues in the smokeable products segment. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 6.4% to $5.2 billion.
  • Reported diluted EPS increased 8.1% to $1.07, primarily driven by higher reported operating companies income (OCI), higher reported earnings from Altria’s equity investment in ABI and lower income taxes, partially offset by higher interest expense and 2019 Cronos-related special items.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS increased 8.9% to $1.10, primarily driven by higher adjusted OCI in the smokeable and smokeless products segments, higher adjusted earnings from Altria’s equity investment in ABI and lower spending as a result of Altria’s decision in 2018 to refocus its innovative products efforts, partially offset by higher interest expense.

First Half

  • Net revenues decreased 1.3% to $12.2 billion, primarily due to lower net revenues in the smokeable products segment. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 0.3% to $9.6 billion.
  • Reported diluted EPS decreased 16.6% to $1.66, primarily driven by 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.
  • Adjusted diluted EPS increased 2.0% to $2.00, primarily driven by higher adjusted OCI in the smokeable and smokeless products segments and lower spending as a result of Altria’s decision in 2018 to refocus its innovative products efforts, partially offset by higher interest expense.

Table 1 - Altria’s Adjusted Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

Reported diluted EPS

$

1.07

 

$

0.99

 

8.1

%

 

$

1.66

 

$

1.99

 

(16.6

)%

NPM Adjustment Items

 

(0.03

)

 

 

 

(0.06

)

 

Asset impairment, exit, implementation and acquisition-related costs

0.02

 

 

 

 

0.08

 

 

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

0.01

 

0.03

 

 

 

0.02

 

0.04

 

 

ABI-related special items

(0.04

)

(0.03

)

 

 

0.01

 

(0.07

)

 

Cronos-related special items

0.03

 

 

 

 

0.21

 

 

 

Loss on ABI/SABMiller business combination

 

 

 

 

 

0.01

 

 

Tax items

0.01

 

0.05

 

 

 

0.02

 

0.05

 

 

Adjusted diluted EPS

$

1.10

 

$

1.01

 

8.9

%

 

$

2.00

 

$

1.96

 

2.0

%

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.

Asset Impairment, Exit, Implementation and Acquisition-Related Costs

  • In the second quarter of 2019, Altria recorded pre-tax charges of $45 million (or $0.02 per share), primarily due to the Cost Reduction Program.
  • In the first half of 2019, Altria recorded pre-tax charges of $204 million (or $0.08 per share), primarily due to acquisition-related costs associated with the JUUL and Cronos transactions and the Cost Reduction Program.

ABI-Related Special Items

  • In the second quarter of 2019, earnings from Altria’s equity investment in ABI included net pre-tax income of $90 million (or $0.04 per share) consisting primarily of Altria’s share of ABI’s mark-to-market gains on ABI’s derivative financial instruments used to hedge certain share commitments.
  • In the second quarter of 2018, earnings from Altria’s equity investment in ABI included net pre-tax income of $72 million (or $0.03 per share), consisting primarily of 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.
  • In the first half of 2018, earnings from Altria’s equity investment in ABI included net pre-tax income of $189 million (or $0.07 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 second quarter of 2019, Altria recorded net pre-tax losses of $119 million ($0.03 per share), consisting of the following: (i) Altria’s mark-to-market losses of $266 million due to the non-cash change in the fair value of Cronos-related derivative financial instruments to acquire additional shares of Cronos, partially offset by (ii) income of $147 million (included in earnings from Altria’s equity investment in Cronos) related to Altria’s share of Cronos’s first-quarter non-cash change in the fair value of Cronos’s derivative financial instruments associated with the issuance of additional shares.
  • In the first half of 2019, Altria recorded net pre-tax losses of $544 million ($0.21 per share), consisting of the following: (i) Altria’s mark-to-market losses of $691 million primarily due to the non-cash change in the fair value of Cronos-related derivative financial instruments to acquire additional shares of Cronos, partially offset by (ii) income of $147 million (included in earnings from Altria’s equity investment in Cronos) related to Altria’s share of Cronos’s first-quarter non-cash change in the fair value of Cronos’s derivative financial instruments associated with the issuance of additional shares.

NPM Adjustment Items

  • In the second quarter of 2018, Altria recorded pre-tax income of $77 million (or $0.03 per share) for an NPM adjustment settlement with Pennsylvania.
  • In the first half of 2018, Altria recorded pre-tax income of $145 million (or $0.06 per share) for NPM adjustment settlements with 10 states.

Tax Items

  • In the second quarter and first half of 2019, Altria recorded income tax charges of $22 million (or $0.01 per share) and $41 million (or $0.02 per share), respectively, primarily related to a tax basis adjustment to Altria’s equity investment in ABI.
  • In the second quarter and first half of 2018, Altria recorded income tax charges of approximately $95 million (or $0.05 per share) 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 half results included a first quarter tax benefit related to prior audit years.

Tobacco and Health Litigation Items

  • In the second quarter and first half of 2019, Altria recorded pre-tax charges of $28 million (or $0.01 per share) and $45 million (or $0.02 per share), respectively, for tobacco and health litigation items and related interest costs.
  • In the second quarter and first half of 2018, Altria recorded pre-tax charges of $70 million (or $0.03 per share) and $98 million (or $0.04 per share), respectively, for tobacco and health litigation items and related interest costs.

     

SMOKEABLE PRODUCTS

Revenues and OCI

Second Quarter

  • Net revenues increased 5.5%, primarily driven by higher pricing. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 7.4%.
  • Reported OCI increased 7.7%, primarily driven by higher pricing and lower costs (which includes lower tobacco and health litigation items), partially offset by higher resolution expenses (which includes 2018 NPM Adjustment Items) and higher asset impairment, exit and implementation costs.
  • Adjusted OCI increased 11.0%, primarily driven by higher pricing and lower costs, partially offset by higher resolution expenses. Adjusted OCI margins increased 1.8 percentage points to 54.4%.

First Half

  • Net revenues decreased 1.6%, primarily driven by lower shipment volume, partially offset by higher pricing and lower promotional investments. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 0.3%.
  • Reported OCI increased 1.5%, 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 5.7%, 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 2.7 percentage points to 53.9%.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

Net revenues

$

5,853

 

$

5,546

 

5.5

%

 

$

10,788

 

$

10,960

 

(1.6

)%

Excise taxes

(1,389

)

(1,388

)

 

 

(2,592

)

(2,789

)

 

Revenues net of excise taxes

$

4,464

 

$

4,158

 

7.4

%

 

$

8,196

 

$

8,171

 

0.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported OCI

$

2,371

 

$

2,201

 

7.7

%

 

$

4,303

 

$

4,239

 

1.5

%

NPM Adjustment Items

 

(77

)

 

 

 

(145

)

 

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

31

 

2

 

 

 

75

 

3

 

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

25

 

60

 

 

 

40

 

84

 

 

Adjusted OCI

$

2,427

 

$

2,186

 

11.0

%

 

$

4,418

 

$

4,181

 

5.7

%

Adjusted OCI margins 1

54.4

%

52.6

%

1.8 pp

 

53.9

%

51.2

%

2.7 pp

 

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

Shipment Volume

Second Quarter

  • Smokeable products segment reported domestic cigarette shipment volume increased 0.3%, primarily driven by trade inventory movements, partially offset by the industry’s rate of decline and retail share losses.
  • When adjusted for trade inventory movements and other factors, smokeable products segment domestic cigarette shipment volume decreased by an estimated 7%.
  • When adjusted for trade inventory movements and other factors, total domestic cigarette industry volumes declined by an estimated 6%.
  • Reported cigar shipment volume increased 2.6%.

First Half

  • Smokeable products segment reported domestic cigarette shipment volume decreased 7.0%, primarily driven by the industry’s rate of decline, retail share losses and calendar differences, partially offset by trade inventory movements.
  • When adjusted for trade inventory movements, calendar differences and other factors, smokeable products segment domestic cigarette shipment volume decreased by an estimated 7%.
  • When adjusted for trade inventory movements, calendar differences and other factors, total domestic cigarette industry volumes declined by an estimated 5.5%.
  • Reported cigar shipment volume increased 1.9%.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

Cigarettes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marlboro

23,799

 

23,529

 

1.1

%

 

44,266

 

47,182

 

(6.2

)%

Other premium

1,305

 

1,404

 

(7.1

)%

 

2,470

 

2,813

 

(12.2

)%

Discount

2,253

 

2,333

 

(3.4

)%

 

4,215

 

4,793

 

(12.1

)%

Total cigarettes

27,357

 

27,266

 

0.3

%

 

50,951

 

54,788

 

(7.0

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cigars:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black & Mild

425

 

414

 

2.7

%

 

805

 

789

 

2.0

%

Other

3

 

3

 

%

 

5

 

6

 

(16.7

)%

Total cigars

428

 

417

 

2.6

%

 

810

 

795

 

1.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total smokeable products

27,785

 

27,683

 

0.4

%

 

51,761

 

55,583

 

(6.9

)%

 

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

Second Quarter

  • Marlboro retail share was unchanged at 43.3%.
  • PM USA’s Marlboro Rewards reached over 2 million enrollees since its launch in January.
  • PM USA expanded Marlboro Smooth Ice nationally.
  • Nat Sherman completed its expansion of Nat’s to all 50 states.

First Half

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

2019

2018

Percentage
point change

 

2019

2018

Percentage
point change

Cigarettes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marlboro

43.3

%

43.3

%

 

43.2

%

43.3

%

(0.1

)

Other premium

2.5

 

2.6

 

(0.1

)

 

2.5

 

2.6

 

(0.1

)

Discount

4.1

 

4.4

 

(0.3

)

 

4.1

 

4.5

 

(0.4

)

Total cigarettes

49.9

%

50.3

%

(0.4

)

 

49.8

%

50.4

%

(0.6

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Second Quarter

  • Net revenues increased 4.0%, primarily driven by higher pricing and lower promotional investments, partially offset by lower shipment volume. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 4.6%.
  • Reported and adjusted OCI increased 11.4% and 10.8%, respectively, primarily driven by higher pricing, lower promotional investments and lower costs, partially offset by lower shipment volume. Adjusted OCI margins increased 4.1 percentage points to 74.0%.

First Half

  • Net revenues increased 3.4%, primarily driven by higher pricing and lower promotional investments, partially offset by lower shipment volume. Revenues net of excise taxes increased 3.9%.
  • Reported and adjusted OCI increased 8.8% and 9.4%, respectively, primarily driven by higher pricing, lower promotional investments and lower costs, partially offset by lower shipment volume. Adjusted OCI margins increased 3.6 percentage points to 73.1%.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

Net revenues

$

602

 

$

579

 

4.0

%

 

$

1,142

 

$

1,104

 

3.4

%

Excise taxes

(32

)

(34

)

 

 

(63

)

(66

)

 

Revenues net of excise taxes

$

570

 

$

545

 

4.6

%

 

$

1,079

 

$

1,038

 

3.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported OCI

$

420

 

$

377

 

11.4

%

 

$

778

 

$

715

 

8.8

%

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

2

 

4

 

 

 

11

 

6

 

 

Adjusted OCI

$

422

 

$

381

 

10.8

%

 

$

789

 

$

721

 

9.4

%

Adjusted OCI margins 1

74.0

%

69.9

%

4.1 pp

 

73.1

%

69.5

%

3.6 pp

 

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

Shipment Volume

Second Quarter

  • Smokeless products segment reported domestic shipment volume declined 3.6%, primarily driven by the industry’s rate of decline, trade inventory movements and retail share losses. When adjusted for trade inventory movements, smokeless products segment shipment volume declined an estimated 3%.

First Half

  • Smokeless products segment reported domestic shipment volume declined 2.9%, primarily driven by the industry’s rate of decline, one fewer shipping Monday and retail share losses, partially offset by trade inventory movements. When adjusted for calendar differences and trade inventory movements, smokeless products segment shipment volume declined an estimated 2%.
  • 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

Copenhagen

132.7

 

138.1

 

(3.9

)%

 

257.9

 

262.5

 

(1.8

)%

Skoal

58.2

 

59.8

 

(2.7

)%

 

108.5

 

114.8

 

(5.5

)%

Copenhagen and Skoal

190.9

 

197.9

 

(3.5

)%

 

366.4

 

377.3

 

(2.9

)%

Other

17.1

 

17.8

 

(3.9

)%

 

33.0

 

34.1

 

(3.2

)%

Total smokeless products

208.0

 

215.7

 

(3.6

)%

 

399.4

 

411.4

 

(2.9

)%

 

Note: Volume includes cans and packs sold, as well as promotional units, but excludes international volume, which is 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

Second Quarter

  • Copenhagen retail share grew 0.3 share points to 34.6%.
  • Skoal retail share declined 0.6 share points to 15.8%.
  • USSTC opened the Original Snuff Shop in Nashville in May. The retail store is designed to reinforce Copenhagen’s leading equity position among adult dippers.

First Half

  • Copenhagen retail share grew 0.5 share points to 34.8%.
  • Skoal retail share declined 0.7 share points to 15.6%.

Table 7 - Smokeless Products: Retail Share (percent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

2019

2018

Percentage
point change

 

2019

2018

Percentage
point change

Copenhagen

34.6

%

34.3

%

0.3

 

34.8

%

34.3

%

0.5

Skoal

15.8

 

16.4

 

(0.6)

 

15.6

 

16.3

 

(0.7)

Copenhagen and Skoal

50.4

 

50.7

 

(0.3)

 

50.4

 

50.6

 

(0.2)

Other

3.5

 

3.4

 

0.1

 

3.4

 

3.4

 

Total smokeless products

53.9

%

54.1

%

(0.2)

 

53.8

%

54.0

%

(0.2)

 

Note: 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

Second Quarter

  • Net revenues were essentially unchanged as unfavorable premium mix was offset by higher shipment volume.
  • Reported and adjusted OCI decreased $8 million, primarily driven by higher costs and unfavorable premium mix.
  • Reported wine shipment volume increased 2.7% to approximately 2.0 million cases.

First Half

  • Net revenues increased 2.6%, primarily driven by higher shipment volume, partially offset by unfavorable premium mix and higher promotional investments.
  • Reported and adjusted OCI decreased $10 million, primarily driven by higher costs, higher promotional investments and unfavorable premium mix, partially offset by higher shipment volume.
  • Reported wine shipment volume increased 5.2% to approximately 3.9 million cases.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Quarter

 

Six Months Ended June 30,

 

2019

2018

Change

 

2019

2018

Change

Net revenues

$

165

 

$

166

 

(0.6

)%

 

316

 

$

308

 

2.6

%

Excise taxes

(5

)

(4

)

 

 

(10

)

(9

)

 

Revenues net of excise taxes

$

160

 

$

162

 

(1.2

)%

 

$

306

 

$

299

 

2.3

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reported and Adjusted OCI

$

19

 

$

27

 

(29.6

)%

 

$

34

 

$

44

 

(22.7

)%

OCI margins 1

11.9

%

16.7

%

(4.8) pp

 

11.1

%

14.7

%

(3.6) 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 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® and Skoal®. Ste. Michelle produces and markets premium wines sold under various labels, including Chateau Ste. Michelle®, Columbia Crest®, 14 Hands® and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, and it imports and markets Antinori®, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatteand Villa Maria Estate products 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’ results using a one-quarter lag because ABI’s and Cronos’ 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 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 on our access to these markets, earnings and dividend rate;
  • 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 and state levels, including actions by the FDA; potential disruptions to our investees’ management or current or future plans and operations due to our investments; domestic or international litigation developments, government investigations, tax disputes or otherwise; and potential 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 June 30,

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues

$

6,619

 

 

$

6,305

 

 

5.0

%

Cost of sales 1

1,874

 

 

1,738

 

 

 

Excise taxes on products 1

1,426

 

 

1,426

 

 

 

Gross profit

3,319

 

 

3,141

 

 

5.7

%

Marketing, administration and research costs

499

 

 

591

 

 

 

Asset impairment and exit costs

33

 

 

2

 

 

 

Operating companies income

2,787

 

 

2,548

 

 

9.4

%

Amortization of intangibles

8

 

 

5

 

 

 

General corporate expenses

62

 

 

45

 

 

 

Operating income

2,717

 

 

2,498

 

 

8.8

%

Interest and other debt expense, net

312

 

 

178

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit income, excluding service cost

(15

)

 

(9

)

 

 

Earnings from equity investments 1

(447

)

 

(228

)

 

 

Loss on Cronos-related financial instruments

266

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings before income taxes

2,601

 

 

2,557

 

 

1.7

%

Provision for income taxes

604

 

 

680

 

 

 

Net earnings

1,997

 

 

1,877

 

 

6.4

%

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

(1

)

 

(1

)

 

 

Net earnings attributable to Altria

$

1,996

 

 

$

1,876

 

 

6.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per share data:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings per share attributable to Altria

$

1.07

 

 

$

0.99

 

 

8.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding

1,870

 

 

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.

Schedule 2

 

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Selected Financial Data

For the Quarters Ended June 30,

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Net Revenues

 

Smokeable
Products

Smokeless
Products

Wine

All Other

Total

2019

$

5,853

 

$

602

 

$

165

 

$

(1

)

$

6,619

 

2018

5,546

 

579

 

166

 

14

 

6,305

 

% Change

5.5

%

4.0

%

(0.6

)%

(100.0)%+

5.0

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2018

$

5,546

 

$

579

 

$

166

 

$

14

 

$

6,305

 

Operations

307

 

23

 

(1

)

(15

)

314

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019

$

5,853

 

$

602

 

$

165

 

$

(1

)

$

6,619

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Companies Income (Loss)

 

Smokeable
Products

Smokeless
Products

Wine

All Other

Total

2019

$

2,371

 

$

420

 

$

19

 

$

(23

)

$

2,787

 

2018

2,201

 

377

 

27

 

(57

)

2,548

 

% Change

7.7

%

11.4

%

(29.6

)%

59.6

%

9.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2018

$

2,201

 

$

377

 

$

27

 

$

(57

)

$

2,548

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NPM Adjustment Items - 2018

(77

)

 

 

 

(77

)

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs - 2018

2

 

4

 

 

 

6

 

Tobacco and health litigation items - 2018

60

 

 

 

 

60

 

 

(15

)

4

 

 

 

(11

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs - 2019

(31

)

(2

)

 

(12

)

(45

)

Tobacco and health litigation items - 2019

(25

)

 

 

 

(25

)

 

(56

)

(2

)

 

(12

)

(70

)

Operations

241

 

41

 

(8

)

46

 

320

 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2019

$

2,371

 

$

420

 

$

19

 

$

(23

)

$

2,787

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Schedule 3

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Statements of Earnings

For the Six Months Ended June 30,

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenues

$

12,247

 

 

$

12,413

 

 

(1.3

)%

Cost of sales 1

3,452

 

 

3,472

 

 

 

Excise taxes on products 1

2,665

 

 

2,864

 

 

 

Gross profit

6,130

 

 

6,077

 

 

0.9

%

Marketing, administration and research costs

978

 

 

1,158

 

 

 

Asset impairment and exit costs

72

 

 

4

 

 

 

Operating companies income

5,080

 

 

4,915

 

 

3.4

%

Amortization of intangibles

16

 

 

10

 

 

 

General corporate expenses

108

 

 

91

 

 

 

Corporate asset impairment and exit costs

1

 

 

 

 

 

Operating income

4,955

 

 

4,814

 

 

2.9

%

Interest and other debt expense, net

696

 

 

344

 

 

 

Net periodic benefit income, excluding service cost

(16

)

 

(16

)

 

 

Earnings from equity investments 1

(533

)

 

(570

)

 

 

Loss on Cronos-related financial instruments

 

691

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on ABI/SABMiller business combination

 

 

33

 

 

 

Earnings before income taxes

4,117

 

 

5,023

 

 

(18.0

)%

Provision for income taxes

999

 

 

1,251

 

 

 

Net earnings

3,118

 

 

3,772

 

 

(17.3

)%

Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

(2

)

 

(2

)

 

 

Net earnings attributable to Altria

$

3,116

 

 

$

3,770

 

 

(17.3

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Per share data2:

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings per share attributable to Altria

$

1.66

 

 

$

1.99

 

 

(16.6

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted-average diluted shares outstanding

1,872

 

 

1,895

 

 

(1.2

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 4

 

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Selected Financial Data

For the Six Months Ended June 30,

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Net Revenues

 

Smokeable Products

Smokeless Products

Wine

All Other

Total

2019

$

10,788

 

$

1,142

 

$

316

 

$

1

 

$

12,247

 

2018

10,960

 

1,104

 

308

 

41

 

12,413

 

% Change

(1.6

)%

3.4

%

2.6

%

(97.6

)%

(1.3

)%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018

$

10,960

 

$

1,104

 

$

308

 

$

41

 

$

12,413

 

Operations

(172

)

38

 

8

 

(40

)

(166

)

For the six months ended June 30, 2019

$

10,788

 

$

1,142

 

$

316

 

$

1

 

$

12,247

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating Companies Income (Loss)

 

Smokeable Products

Smokeless Products

Wine

All Other

Total

2019

$

4,303

 

$

778

 

$

34

 

$

(35

)

$

5,080

 

2018

4,239

 

715

 

44

 

(83

)

4,915

 

% Change

1.5

%

8.8

%

(22.7

)%

57.8

%

3.4

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

 

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2018

$

4,239

 

$

715

 

$

44

 

$

(83

)

$

4,915

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NPM Adjustment Items - 2018

(145

)

 

 

 

(145

)

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs - 2018

3

 

6

 

 

 

9

 

Tobacco and health litigation items - 2018

84

 

 

 

 

84

 

 

(58

)

6

 

 

 

(52

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs - 2019

(75

)

(11

)

 

(7

)

(93

)

Tobacco and health litigation items - 2019

(40

)

 

 

 

(40

)

 

(115

)

(11

)

 

(7

)

(133

)

Operations

237

 

68

 

(10

)

55

 

350

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2019

$

4,303

 

$

778

 

$

34

 

$

(35

)

$

5,080

 

Schedule 5

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Supplemental Financial Data

(dollars in millions)

(Unaudited)

 

 

For the Quarters
Ended June 30,

 

For the Six Months
Ended June 30,

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smokeable products

$

1,389

 

 

$

1,388

 

 

$

2,592

 

 

$

2,789

 

Smokeless products

32

 

 

34

 

 

63

 

 

66

 

Wine

5

 

 

4

 

 

10

 

 

9

 

 

$

1,426

 

 

$

1,426

 

 

$

2,665

 

 

$

2,864

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The segment detail of charges for resolution expenses related to state settlement agreements included in cost of sales is

as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smokeable products

$

1,138

 

 

$

961

 

 

$

2,049

 

 

$

1,978

 

Smokeless products

3

 

 

2

 

 

5

 

 

4

 

 

$

1,141

 

 

$

963

 

 

$

2,054

 

 

$

1,982

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smokeable products

$

73

 

 

$

72

 

 

$

145

 

 

$

141

 

Smokeless products

1

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

$

74

 

 

$

73

 

 

$

147

 

 

$

143

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The detail of earnings from equity investments is
as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABI

$

302

 

 

$

228

 

 

$

388

 

 

$

570

 

Cronos

145

 

 

 

 

145

 

 

 

 

$

447

 

 

$

228

 

 

$

533

 

 

$

570

 

Schedule 6

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

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

For the Quarters Ended June 30,

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 
Net Earnings Diluted EPS

2019 Net Earnings

$

1,996

 

 

$

1.07

 

2018 Net Earnings

$

1,876

 

 

$

0.99

 

% Change

6.4

%

 

8.1

%

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

2018 Net Earnings

$

1,876

 

 

$

0.99

 

 

 

 

 

2018 NPM Adjustment Items

(58

)

 

(0.03

)

2018 ABI-related special items

(57

)

 

(0.03

)

2018 Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

5

 

 

 

2018 Tobacco and health litigation items

53

 

 

0.03

 

2018 Tax items

94

 

 

0.05

 

Subtotal 2018 special items

37

 

 

0.02

 

 

 

 

 

2019 ABI-related special items

71

 

 

0.04

 

2019 Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

(33

)

 

(0.02

)

2019 Tobacco and health litigation items

(21

)

 

(0.01

)

2019 Cronos-related special items

(56

)

 

(0.03

)

2019 Tax items

(22

)

 

(0.01

)

Subtotal 2019 special items

(61

)

 

(0.03

)

 

 

 

 

Fewer shares outstanding

 

 

0.01

 

Change in tax rate

(25

)

 

(0.01

)

Operations

169

 

 

0.09

 

2019 Net Earnings

$

1,996

 

 

$

1.07

 

Schedule 7

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP Measures

For the Quarters Ended June 30,

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Earnings
before
Income
Taxes

Provision
for Income
Taxes

Net
Earnings

Net Earnings
Attributable to
Altria

Diluted
EPS

2019 Reported

$

2,601

 

$

604

 

$

1,997

 

$

1,996

 

$

1.07

 

ABI-related special items

(90

)

(19

)

(71

)

(71

)

(0.04

)

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

45

 

12

 

33

 

33

 

0.02

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

28

 

7

 

21

 

21

 

0.01

 

Cronos-related special items

119

 

63

 

56

 

56

 

0.03

 

Tax items

 

(22

)

22

 

22

 

0.01

 

2019 Adjusted for Special Items

$

2,703

 

$

645

 

$

2,058

 

$

2,057

 

$

1.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Reported

$

2,557

 

$

680

 

$

1,877

 

$

1,876

 

$

0.99

 

NPM Adjustment Items

(77

)

(19

)

(58

)

(58

)

(0.03

)

ABI-related special items

(72

)

(15

)

(57

)

(57

)

(0.03

)

Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

6

 

1

 

5

 

5

 

 

Tobacco and health litigation items

70

 

17

 

53

 

53

 

0.03

 

Tax items

 

(94

)

94

 

94

 

0.05

 

2018 Adjusted for Special Items

$

2,484

 

$

570

 

$

1,914

 

$

1,913

 

$

1.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Reported Net Earnings

 

 

 

$

1,996

 

$

1.07

 

2018 Reported Net Earnings

 

 

 

$

1,876

 

$

0.99

 

% Change

 

 

 

6.4

%

8.1

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Net Earnings Adjusted for Special Items

 

 

$

2,057

 

$

1.10

 

2018 Net Earnings Adjusted for Special Items

 

 

$

1,913

 

$

1.01

 

% Change

 

 

 

7.5

%

8.9

%

Schedule 8

ALTRIA GROUP, INC.

and Subsidiaries

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

For the Six Months Ended June 30,

(dollars in millions, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

 

Net Earnings

 

Diluted EPS 1

2019 Net Earnings

$

3,116

 

 

$

1.66

 

2018 Net Earnings

$

3,770

 

 

$

1.99

 

% Change

(17.3

)%

 

(16.6

)%

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation:

 

 

 

2018 Net Earnings

$

3,770

 

 

$

1.99

 

 

 

 

 

2018 NPM Adjustment Items

(109

)

 

(0.06

)

2018 Tobacco and health litigation items

73

 

 

0.04

 

2018 ABI-related special items

(149

)

 

(0.07

)

2018 Asset impairment, exit and implementation costs

7

 

 

 

2018 Loss on ABI/SABMiller business combination

26

 

 

0.01

 

2018 Tax items

95

 

 

0.05

 

Subtotal 2018 special items

(57

)

 

(0.03

)

 

 

 

 

2019 ABI-related special items

(19

)

 

(0.01

)

2019 Tobacco and health litigation items

(34

)

 

(0.02

)

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

(158

)

 

(0.08

)

2019 Cronos-related special items

(384

)

 

(0.21

)

2019 Tax items

(41

)

 

(0.02

)

Subtotal 2019 special items

(636

)

 

(0.34

)

 

 

 

 

Fewer shares outstanding

 

 

0.02

 

Change in tax rate

(42

)

 

(0.02

)

Operations

81

 

 

0.04

 

2019 Net Earnings

$

3,116

 

 

$

1.66

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