Brown Forman Balance Sheet - Annual (NYSE:BF.A)

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$53.43 $1.62 (2.94%) BF.A stock closing price Apr 18, 2018 (Closing)

A thorough fundamental analysis involves using data from Brown Forman balance sheet, apart from other financial statements, to value the business. Financial strength can be guaged by performing Brown Forman stock analysis and by analyzing the balance sheet. Annual results are typically accompanied with the company releasing financial statements. Brown Forman had a long term debt of $1.69B at the end of 2017. To understand the debt servicing capacity of the company, one needs to look at Brown Forman operating cash flow and Brown Forman revenue also. Brown Forman debt to equity ratio is 1.75.

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Marketable Securities----------
Raw Materials965M751M632M551M513M438M377M352M365M-
Work In Progress119M116M121M144M137M115M120M157M144M-
Finished Goods186M187M200M187M177M159M150M142M143M-
Notes Receivable----------
Other Current Assets342M357M348M289M242M224M266M226M215M199M
Total Current Assets
Property Plant & Equipment1.33B1.22B1.14B1.05B956M875M843M944M925M-
Accumulated Depreciation620M588M554M528M506M476M450M476M442M-
Net Property Plant & Equipment
Investment & Advances----------
Other Non-Current Assets----------
Deferred Charges16M17M18M18M14M6M12M11M-23M
Deposits & Other Assets151M119M117M85M56M38M36M42M57M38M
Total Assets
Notes Payable---------585M
Accounts Payable501M501M497M474M451M386M412M342M326M380M
Current Portion Long-Term Debt460M271M440M8M5M7M255M191M490M4M
Current Portion Capital Leases----------
Accrued Expenses----------
Income Taxes Payable9M19M21M79M17M11M40M13M-15M
Other Current Liabilities--------20M-
Total Current Liabilities
Deferred Taxes/Income152M101M107M102M180M158M150M82M80M89M
Convertible Debt----------
Long-Term Debt1.69B1.23B748M997M997M503M504M508M509M417M
Non-Current Capital Leases----------
Other Long-Term Liabilities444M499M475M411M348M343M291M352M234M190M
Total Liabilities
Minority Interest----------
Preferred Stock----------
Common Stock Net68M34M34M34M34M24M24M24M24M19M
Capital Surplus65M114M99M81M71M49M55M59M67M74M
Retained Earnings4.47B4.07B3.3B2.89B2.5B3.03B2.71B2.46B2.19B1.93B
Treasury Stock2.84B2.3B1.23B789M766M805M598M476M331M304M
Other Liabilities-390M-350M-300M-188M-211M-230M-131M-176M-133M5M
Shareholders Equity1.37B1.56B1.91B2.03B1.63B2.07B2.06B1.9B1.82B1.73B
Total Liabilities & Shareholders Equity4.63B4.18B4.19B4.1B3.63B3.48B3.71B3.38B3.48B3.41B
All figures in USD. M: Millions of USD, B: Billions of USD.
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Most investors just check the Brown Forman stock price, and Brown Forman historical stock prices before investing. While share price is an important factor, one should also look at financials and valuation metrics like the Brown Forman PE ratio chart. Below is a brief explanation of common balance sheet terms:

  • Assets: An asset is a resource that a corporation like Brown Forman owns and has monetary significance. BF.A assets grew from $4.18B in 2016 to $4.63B in 2017. Assets can be of two types: fixed assets like real estate, plant and machinery; and current assets which includes cash, accounts receivable etc. Tech stocks typically don't have too many assets.
  • Liabilities or obligations comprise of current liabilities that include short term loans, amounts payable to suppliers, or any other outstanding payments including long term liabilities that take into account long term loans for funding large projects. The total liabilities for Brown Forman is $3.26B. Shareholders' equity comes under liabilities as it is money the company owes the holders of BF.A stock.

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