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How to buy Brown-Forman Corporation stock | $70.02

Learn how to easily invest in Brown-Forman Corporation stock.

Brown-Forman Corporation is a beverages-wineries & distilleries business based in the US. Brown-Forman Corporation shares (BF-B) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Brown-Forman Corporation employs 4,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Brown-Forman Corporation stock price (NYSE: BF-B)

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Brown-Forman Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$70.02
52-week range$66.25 - $82.06
50-day moving average $69.32
200-day moving average $72.95
Wall St. target price$72.26
PE ratio 43.0311
Dividend yield $0.713 (1.03%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.61

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Brown-Forman Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $70.02 from 2021-10-19

1 week (2021-10-13) 2.19%
1 month (2021-09-20) 0.98%
3 months (2021-07-20) -3.01%
6 months (2021-04-20) -7.81%
1 year (2020-10-20) -5.98%
2 years (2019-10-18) 9.90%
3 years (2018-10-19) 45.60%
5 years (2016-10-20) 56.78%

Is Brown-Forman Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Brown-Forman Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Brown-Forman Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Brown-Forman Corporation's P/E ratio

Brown-Forman Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 43x. In other words, Brown-Forman Corporation shares trade at around 43x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Brown-Forman Corporation's PEG ratio

Brown-Forman Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.3784. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Brown-Forman Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Brown-Forman Corporation's EBITDA

Brown-Forman Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Brown-Forman Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Brown-Forman Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $3.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.14%
Gross profit TTM $2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.31%
Return on equity TTM 31.91%
Profit margin 21.33%
Book value $5.60
Market capitalisation $32.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Brown-Forman Corporation shares

There are currently 3.6 million Brown-Forman Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Brown-Forman Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 12.2% up from 3.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Brown-Forman Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Brown-Forman Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Brown-Forman Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Brown-Forman Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Brown-Forman Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). Brown-Forman Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.24. In other words for every 100,000 Brown-Forman Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3240 shares are currently held short.

However Brown-Forman Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Brown-Forman Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Brown-Forman Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Brown-Forman Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Brown-Forman Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0102% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Brown-Forman Corporation shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Brown-Forman Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Brown-Forman Corporation stock.

Brown-Forman Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Brown-Forman Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Brown-Forman Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.77

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Brown-Forman Corporation's overall score of 27.77 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Brown-Forman Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Brown-Forman Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.67/100

Brown-Forman Corporation's environmental score of 12.67 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Brown-Forman Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Brown-Forman Corporation's social score

Social score: 17.2/100

Brown-Forman Corporation's social score of 17.2 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Brown-Forman Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Brown-Forman Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 10.4/100

Brown-Forman Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Brown-Forman Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Brown-Forman Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Brown-Forman Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Brown-Forman Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Brown-Forman Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 27.77
Total ESG percentile 36
Environmental score 12.67
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 17.2
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 10.4
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 1

Brown-Forman Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 44.88% of net profits

Recently Brown-Forman Corporation has paid out, on average, around 44.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.04% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Brown-Forman Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.04% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brown-Forman Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.713 per share.

While Brown-Forman Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Brown-Forman Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Brown-Forman Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Brown-Forman Corporation's shares ever split?

Brown-Forman Corporation's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 28 February 2018. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Brown-Forman Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Brown-Forman Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Brown-Forman Corporation's share price.

Brown-Forman Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Brown-Forman Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $66.25 up to $82.0552. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BF-B.US volatility(beta: 0.82)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Brown-Forman Corporation's is 0.8169. This would suggest that Brown-Forman Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Brown-Forman Corporation overview

Brown-Forman Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, distills, bottles, imports, exports, markets, and sells various alcoholic beverages. It provides spirits, wines, whiskey spirits, whiskey-based flavored liqueurs, ready-to-drink and ready-to-pour products, ready-to-drink cocktails, vodkas, tequilas, champagnes, brandy, bourbons, and liqueurs. The company offers its products primarily under the Jack Daniel's, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, GlenDronach, Benriach, Glenglassaugh, Slane Irish Whiskey, Coopers' Craft, el Jimador, Herradura, New Mix, Pepe Lopez, Antiguo, Korbel Champagne, Sonoma-Cutrer, and Finlandia brands. It is also involved in the sale of used barrels, bulk whiskey, and wine; and provision of contract bottling services. The company serves retail customers and consumers through distributors or state governments; and retailers, wholesalers, and provincial governments directly. It has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Mexico, and internationally. Brown-Forman Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Brown-Forman Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.337% of Brown-Forman Corporation shares are held by insiders and 50.665% by institutions.
How many people work for Brown-Forman Corporation?
Latest data suggests 4,700 work at Brown-Forman Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Brown-Forman Corporation?
Brown-Forman Corporation's fiscal year ends in April.
Where is Brown-Forman Corporation based?
Brown-Forman Corporation's address is: 850 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY, United States, 40210
What is Brown-Forman Corporation's ISIN number?
Brown-Forman Corporation's international securities identification number is: US1156372096
What is Brown-Forman Corporation's CUSIP number?
Brown-Forman Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 115637209

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