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Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV (AD.AS)

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Ahold Delhaize Sees 2019 Underlying Operating Margin Slightly Lower YoY
Tuesday, 23 Apr 2019 

April 23 (Reuters) - Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize NV ::REG-STOP & SHOP MANAGEMENT AND LOCAL UNIONS AGREE TO TENTATIVE TERMS; AHOLD DELHAIZE GIVES UPDATE ON GUIDANCE FOLLOWING STRIKE.AS RESULT OF STRIKES, STOP & SHOP ESTIMATES ONE-OFF IMPACT ON UNDERLYING OPERATING PROFIT OF BETWEEN $90 MILLION - $110 MILLION.ALL STOP & SHOP ASSOCIATES ARE OFFERED PAY INCREASES - CEO.ELIGIBLE ASSOCIATES HAVE CONTINUED EXCELLENT HEALTH COVERAGE AND ELIGIBLE ASSOCIATES HAVE ONGOING DEFINED BENEFIT PENSION BENEFITS - CEO.AHOLD DELHAIZE NOW ANTICIPATES UNDERLYING OPERATING MARGIN FOR GROUP FOR 2019 TO BE SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN 2018.PERCENTAGE GROWTH OF UNDERLYING EARNINGS PER SHARE IN 2019 IS REVISED FROM HIGH SINGLE DIGITS TO LOW SINGLE DIGITS.WE EXPECT GROUP FREE CASH FLOW TO BE UNCHANGED AT AROUND EUR 1.8BN (IFRS 16 DEFINITION) FOR FULL YEAR 2019.Q1 2019 FINANCIAL RESULTS ARE UNAFFECTED AND IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS.  Full Article

Ahold Delhaize's Food Lion To Invest USD 158 Mln In Its US Stores
Monday, 4 Mar 2019 

March 5 (Reuters) - FOOD LION::ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY IT IS TO REMODEL 92 STORES IN GREATER MYRTLE BEACH, FLORENCE, COLUMBIA AND CHARLESTON, S.C., MARKETS.$158 MILLION CAPITAL INVESTMENT TO BENEFIT CUSTOMERS IN LOCAL TOWNS AND CITIES.IS ALSO EXPECTING TO HIRE NEARLY 2,000 NEW ASSOCIATES AT THESE STORES.FOOD LION IS A COMPANY OF AHOLD DELHAIZE USA, U.S. DIVISION OF ROYAL AHOLD DELHAIZE GROUP <<>>.  Full Article

Ahold Delhaize Proposes Appointment Of Two New Members Of Its Supervisory Board
Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019 

Feb 27 (Reuters) - KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE NV ::AHOLD DELHAIZE PROPOSES THE APPOINTMENT OF TWO NEW MEMBERS OF ITS SUPERVISORY BOARD.ANNOUNCES NOMINATION OF KATIE DOYLE AND PETER AGNEFJÄLL FOR APPOINTMENT TO AHOLD DELHAIZE'S SUPERVISORY BOARD.THEY WILL SUCCEED ROB VAN DEN BERGH AND MARK MCGRATH, BOTH OF WHOM HAVE DECIDED TO RETIRE AFTER RESPECTIVELY 8 AND 11 YEARS OF SERVICE ON BOARD..NOMINATION EFFECTIVE APRIL 10, 2019.  Full Article

Ahold Delhaize Q4 Operating Income Grows To 627 Million Euros
Wednesday, 27 Feb 2019 

Feb 27 (Reuters) - KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE NV ::AHOLD DELHAIZE REPORTS A STRONG QUARTER WITH FULL-YEAR UNDERLYING EARNINGS PER SHARE UP 29.6%.Q4 REUTERS POLL: UNDERLYING NET INCOME EUR 486 MILLION.Q4 NET SALES EUR 16.5 BILLION VERSUS EUR 16.55 BILLION IN REUTERS POLL.Q4 REUTERS POLL: NET SALES EUR 16.55 BILLION; UNDERLYING OPERATING INCOME EUR 690 MILLION.Q4 OPERATING INCOME OF €627 MILLION, UP 9.1% AT CONSTANT EXCHANGE RATES.PROPOSED DIVIDEND OF €0.70, UP 11.1% COMPARED TO 2017.WE CONFIRM OUR TARGET FOR 2019 OF REALIZING €750 MILLION GROSS SYNERGIES, RESULTING IN €500 MILLION NET SYNERGIES FROM THE INTEGRATION OF THE TWO COMPANIES.EXPECTS TO SAVE €540 MILLION IN 2019 AS PART OF €1.8 BILLION SAVE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS PROGRAM FOR 2019-2021.WE EXPECT FREE CASH FLOW IN 2019 TO BE AROUND €2.0 BILLION.FOR FULL YEAR WE DELIVERED A STRONG FREE CASH FLOW OF EUR 2.3 BILLION.  Full Article

Ahold Delhaize Commences Share Buyback Program At 1 Billion Euros
Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019 

Jan 2 (Reuters) - KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE NV ::AHOLD DELHAIZE COMMENCES €1 BILLION SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAM.EXPECTS TO COMPLETE PROGRAM BEFORE END OF 2019.  Full Article

Ahold Delhaize: Pricing Of Cash Tender Offer Of Its 5.70 Pct Senior Notes Due 2040
Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018 

Dec 4 (Reuters) - KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE NV ::AHOLD DELHAIZE ANNOUNCES PRICING OF CASH TENDER OFFER FOR UP TO $350 MILLION PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ITS 5.70% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2040.  Full Article

Ahold Delhaize: Cash Tender Offer For Up To $350 Million Principal Amount Of Its 5.70% Senior Notes Due 2040
Monday, 19 Nov 2018 

Nov 19 (Reuters) - KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE NV ::AHOLD DELHAIZE ANNOUNCES CASH TENDER OFFER FOR UP TO $350 MILLION PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ITS 5.70% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2040.  Full Article

Ahold Delhaize Targets Net Consumer Online Sales Of Around EUR 7 Billion By 2021
Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018 

Nov 13 (Reuters) - KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE NV ::AHOLD DELHAIZE PRESENTS LEADING TOGETHER GROWTH STRATEGY AT CAPITAL MARKETS DAY IN NEW YORK.TARGETS DOUBLING NET CONSUMER ONLINE SALES TO AROUND EUR 7 BILLION BY 2021.TARGETS SAVING EUR 1.8 BILLION FROM 2019 THROUGH 2021 WITH SAVE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS.AIMS TO GENERATE AROUND EUR 2 BILLION IN FREE CASH FLOW ANNUALLY, 2019 THROUGH 2021.TARGETS DELIVERING HIGH SINGLE-DIGIT EPS GROWTH WITH A STABLE GROUP MARGIN IN 2019.FOR 2019, AHOLD DELHAIZE EXPECTS A STABLE GROUP MARGIN AND HIGH SINGLE DIGIT EPS GROWTH.2019 CAPEX IS EXPECTED TO BE EUR 2 BILLION.TARGETS FREE CASH FLOW OF AROUND EUR 2 BILLION PER YEAR FROM 2019 TO 2021..CAPITAL EXPENDITURE WILL BE AROUND 3% OF ANNUAL SALES DURING COMING THREE YEARS..  Full Article

Ahold Delhaize: Appointment Of Selma Postma As President Of Peapod
Thursday, 8 Nov 2018 

Nov 8 (Reuters) - KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE NV ::REG-AHOLD DELHAIZE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SELMA POSTMA AS PRESIDENT OF PEAPOD.APPOINTMENT EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019..  Full Article

Koninklijke Ahold Delhaize Q3 Underlying Operating Income Rises To 647 Million Euros
Wednesday, 7 Nov 2018 

Nov 7 (Reuters) - KONINKLIJKE AHOLD DELHAIZE NV ::REG-AHOLD DELHAIZE DELIVERS STRONG SALES AND EARNINGS GROWTH, INCREASING FREE CASH FLOW GUIDANCE FOR 2018.QUARTERLY SAME STORE SALES ROSE 2.5 PERCENT.Q3 NET SALES OF EUR 15.8 BILLION, UP 3.6% AT CONSTANT EXCHANGE RATES.Q3 NET INCOME UP 26.7% TO EUR 459 MILLION, UP 26.0% AT CONSTANT EXCHANGE RATES.Q3 STRONG FREE CASH FLOW OF EUR 538 MILLION, UP EUR 112 MILLION, FULL YEAR GUIDANCE RAISED TO AT LEAST EUR 2.0 BILLION.Q3 UNDERLYING OPERATING MARGIN OF 4.1%, UP 0.2% POINTS, SUPPORTED BY SYNERGIES.Q3 NET CONSUMER ONLINE SALES UP 27.6% AT CONSTANT EXCHANGE RATES.Q3 US COMPARABLE SALES UP 3.0% (EXCLUDING HURRICANE UP 2.5%) WITH POSITIVE VOLUME GROWTH.Q3 UNDERLYING OPERATING INCOME EUR 647 MILLION VERSUS EUR 591 MILLION YEAR AGO.EXPECTS FREE CASH FLOW IN 2018 TO EXCEED OUR PREVIOUS GUIDANCE OF €1.9 BILLION AND TO BE AT LEAST €2.0 BILLION.EXPECTS TO REALIZE AT LEAST €5 BILLION IN NET CONSUMER ONLINE SALES BY 2020.CAPITAL EXPENDITURE IS EXPECTED TO BE €1.8 BILLION IN 2018, COMPARED TO OUR PREVIOUS GUIDANCE OF €1.9 BILLION.REMAINS CONFIDENT TO REACH €750 MILLION OF GROSS SYNERGIES FOR 2019, OF WHICH MORE THAN €250 MILLION WILL BE REINVESTED IN ADDITION TO OUR "SAVE FOR OUR CUSTOMERS" SAVINGS.WE CONFIRM OUR TARGET FOR 2018 OF REALIZING €420 MILLION NET SYNERGIES, INCLUDING €268 MILLION REALIZED IN 2017.NET SALES RESULTS PUT AHOLD DELHAIZE ON TRACK TO REALIZE AT LEAST €5 BILLION IN NET CONSUMER ONLINE SALES BY 2020 - CEO.  Full Article