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Campbell Reports Second Quarter Results

Net Earnings Per Share Increased 16 PercentCAMDEN, N.J., Feb 22, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) today reported its fiscal 2010
second-quarter results.

Second-Quarter Summary

  • Improved Earnings Performance in Baking and Snacking and
    International Soup, Sauces and Beverages Segments
  • Continued Gross Margin Improvement Driven by Increased Productivity
  • Sales Increased 1 Percent to $2.153 Billion; U.S. Soup Sales
    Decreased 8 Percent

Net earnings for the quarter ended Jan. 31, 2010 were $259 million
compared with $233 million in the prior year, an increase of 11 percent.
Net earnings per share were $0.74 in the current quarter compared with
$0.64 in the prior period, an increase of 16 percent.

Douglas R. Conant, Campbell’s President and CEO, said, “In the quarter,
we delivered good earnings growth driven mainly by overall strong cost
management, productivity gains and favorable currency. In particular,
our Baking and Snacking and International Soup, Sauces and Beverages
segments improved their earnings performance.

“In U.S. Soup, Sauces and Beverages, earnings declined due to lower
sales, particularly in ready-to-serve soup. Our condensed soup business,
especially cooking varieties, and our broth business both delivered
solid performance and remained well positioned in this economic
environment. In the ready-to-serve business, our lower promotional
spending and intense competitive activity in the broader simple meals
category impacted our results. We have plans in place to drive improved
performance in ready-to-serve soup in the second half.”

Conant concluded, “Looking ahead, we remain on track to deliver good
bottom-line growth for the year supported by continued cost management
and productivity gains. Based on our results through the first half and
our plans for the remainder of the year, last week we reiterated our
full-year guidance for adjusted net earnings per share growth and
adjusted earnings growth before interest and taxes, despite more modest
assumptions for sales growth.”

Fiscal 2010 Guidance

As announced last week, Campbell maintained its full-year guidance for
adjusted earnings growth before interest and taxes (EBIT) of 6 to 7
percent and adjusted net earnings per share growth of 9 to 11 percent
from the fiscal 2009 adjusted base of $2.21. The company revised its
fiscal 2010 guidance for sales growth to 2.5 to 3.5 percent from the
prior range of 4 to 5 percent.

This guidance includes the anticipated impact of currency translation.
At quarter-end rates of exchange, the full-year impact of currency would
be favorable by 3 to 4 percentage points.

Items impacting comparability and a detailed reconciliation of the
adjusted fiscal 2009 financial information to the reported information
are included at the end of this news release.

Second-Quarter Results

For the second quarter, sales increased 1 percent to $2.153 billion. The
increase in sales reflected the following factors:

  • Volume and mix subtracted 2 percent
  • Price and sales allowances added 1 percent
  • Increased promotional spending subtracted 2 percent
  • Currency added 4 percent

Second-Quarter Financial Details

  • Gross margin was 40.5 percent compared with 39.4 percent a year ago.
    The prior year included $8 million of costs related to initiatives to
    improve operational efficiency and long-term profitability. After
    adjusting for this item, the gross margin percentage for the
    prior-year quarter was 39.8 percent. The increase in gross margin
    percentage was primarily due to productivity improvements, partly
    offset by promotional spending net of pricing, and cost inflation.
  • Marketing and selling expenses decreased to $301 million compared with
    $315 million in the prior year, primarily due to lower advertising and
    other marketing costs, partly offset by the impact of currency. Lower
    advertising costs reflected a reduction in media rates and a shift of
    resources to trade promotions in manybusinessescompared
    with a year ago.
  • Administrative expenses were $149 million versus $138 million,
    reflecting higher benefit costs, including pension expense, and
    currency, partially offset by the favorable impact of cost-reduction
    efforts.
  • EBIT was $391 million compared with $355 million in the prior-year
    quarter. Excluding items impacting comparability, adjusted EBIT in the
    prior-year quarter was $363 million. Adjusted EBIT increased 8 percent
    primarily due to lower marketing expenses, the impact of currency and
    an improved gross margin performance, partly offset by lower sales
    volume.
  • During the quarter, Campbell repurchased 4 million shares for $119
    million under its strategic share repurchase program announced in June
    2008 and the company’s ongoing practice of buying back shares
    sufficient to offset those issued under incentive compensation plans.

First-Half Results

Net earnings for the first half were $563 million, or $1.61 per share,
compared with $493 million, or $1.34 per share, in the year-ago period.
Excluding items impacting comparability in the prior period, adjusted
net earnings per share increased by 14 percent.

For the first half of fiscal 2010, sales were $4.356 billion, comparable
to the year-ago period. Sales for the periodreflected the
following factors:

  • Volume and mix subtracted 3 percent
  • Price and sales allowances added 2 percent
  • Increased promotional spending subtracted 2 percent
  • Currency added 3 percent

First-Half Financial Details

  • Gross margin was 41.2 percent compared with 39.1 percent a year ago.
    The prior year included $15 million of costs related to initiatives to
    improve operational efficiency and long-term profitability and $26
    million of unrealized losses on commodity hedges. After adjusting for
    these items, gross margin percentage for the prior year was 40.0
    percent. The increase in gross margin percentage was primarilydue
    to productivity improvements in excess of cost inflation.
  • Marketing and selling expenses decreased $37 million to $585 million,
    primarily due to lower marketing expenses, partly offset by the impact
    of currency.
  • Administrative expenses were $282 million versus $278 million,
    reflecting higher benefit costs, including pension expense, and
    currency, mostly offset by the favorable impact of cost-reduction
    efforts.
  • EBIT was $869 million compared with $754 million in the prior year.
    Excluding items impacting comparability, adjusted EBIT in the
    prior-year was $795 million. Adjusted EBIT increased 9 percent
    primarily due to improved gross margin performance, lower marketing
    expense and the impact of currency, partly offset by lower sales
    volumes.
  • Cash flow from operations was $496 million compared with $418 million
    in the year-ago period. The current-year cash flow reflected
    improvements in working capital and higher earnings, partly offset by
    a $260 million contribution to Campbell’s U.S. pension plan.
  • Year-to-date, Campbell repurchased 7 million shares for $213 million.

Summary of Fiscal 2010 Second-Quarter and First-Half Results by
Segment

U.S. Soup, Sauces and Beverages

Sales for U.S. Soup, Sauces and Beverages were $1.068 billion for the
second quarter, a decrease of 5 percent compared to a year ago. The
change in sales reflected the following factors:

  • Volume and mix subtracted 4 percent
  • Price and sales allowances added 1 percent
  • Increasedpromotional spending subtracted 2 percent

U.S. soup sales for the quarter decreased 8 percent.

  • Sales of “Campbell’s” condensed soups were flat, as gains in cooking
    varieties, benefiting from consumers using “Campbell’s” condensed
    cooking soups to prepare more meals at home, were offset by declines
    in eating varieties.
  • Sales of ready-to-serve soups decreased 18 percent. Sales of both
    canned and microwavable soups declined due to lower promotional
    spending and intense competitive activity in the broader simple meals
    category.
  • Broth salesincreased 1 percent.

Sales results of this segment’s other businesses included:

  • Beverage sales decreased slightly primarily due to lower sales of “V8”
    vegetable juice, mostly offset by growth in “V8 V-Fusion” juice and
    “V8 Splash” juice drinks.
  • “Prego” pasta sauce sales increased strongly while “Pace” Mexican
    sauce sales declined due to increased competitive activity.

Operating earnings were $259 million compared with $270 million in the
prior-year period. The decrease in operating earnings was due to lower
sales, partly offset by lower marketing expenses.

For the first half, U.S. Soup, Sauces and Beverages sales decreased 5
percent to $2.208 billion. A breakdown of the change in sales follows:

  • Volume and mix subtracted 5 percent
  • Price and sales allowances added 1 percent
  • Increased promotional spending subtracted 1 percent

For the first half, U.S. soup sales declined 5 percent due to a
13-percent decrease in ready-to-serve soups, while sales of both
condensed soup and broth were comparable with the prior year.

Operating earnings were $590 million compared with $584 million in the
year-ago period. The increase in operating earnings was due to lower
marketing expenses and an improvement in gross margin percentage,
partially offset by lower sales.

Baking and Snacking

Sales for Baking and Snacking were $489 million in the second quarter,
an increase of 11 percent from a year ago. A breakdown of the change in
sales follows:

  • Volume and mix added 3 percent
  • Increased promotional spending subtracted 3 percent
  • Currency added 10 percent
  • Acquisitions added 1 percent

Further details of sales results included the following:

  • Sales of Pepperidge Farm increased due to higher volumes and the
    acquisition of Ecce Panis, Inc., partially offset by increased
    promotional spending.

    • Excluding the acquisition of Ecce Panis, sales from the bakery
      business decreased, reflecting higher promotional spending, partly
      offset by increased volumes.
    • In the cookies and crackers business, sales increased reflecting
      the continued solid growth of “Goldfish” snack crackers, partly
      offset by a decline in cookies.
  • In Australia, sales increased due to currency and continued growth in
    Arnott’s, led by higher sales of both savory and sweet biscuit
    products.

Operating earnings were $73 million compared with $53 million in the
prior-year period. The prior-year quarter included $2 million in costs
related to a restructuring program. The increase in operating earnings
was due to the favorable impact of currency and margin growth in both
Pepperidge Farm and Arnott’s.

For the first half, sales increased 7 percent to $1.019 billion. A
breakdown in the change in sales follows:

  • Volume and mix added 2 percent
  • Price and sales allowances added 1 percent
  • Increased promotional spending subtracted 3 percent
  • Currency added 6 percent
  • Acquisitions added 1 percent

Operating earnings were $173 million compared with $136 million in the
year-ago period. The prior-year period included $2 million in costs
related to a restructuring program. The increase in operating earnings
was due to the favorable impact of currency and margin growth in both
Pepperidge Farm and Arnott’s.

International Soup, Sauces and Beverages

Sales for International Soup, Sauces and Beverages were $437 million for
the second quarter, an increase of 12 percent compared with a year ago.
The change in sales reflected the following factors:

  • Volume and mix subtracted 2 percent
  • Price and sales allowances added 4 percent
  • Increased promotional spending subtracted 2 percent
  • Currency added 12 percent

Further details of sales results included the following:

  • In Europe, sales increased due to currency and higher sales in Belgium
    and France, partly offset by lower sales in Germany.
  • In Asia Pacific, sales increased primarily due to currency and gains
    in Japan, partly offset by lower sales in the Australian soup business.
  • In Canada, sales increased due to currency, partially offset by lower
    soup sales.

Operating earnings were $74 million compared with $50 million in the
year-ago period. The increase in operating earnings was primarily due to
margin growth in Europe and the favorable impact of currency.

For the first half, sales increased 5 percent to $811 million. A
breakdown of the change in sales follows:

  • Volume and mix subtracted 2 percent
  • Price and sales allowances added 4 percent
  • Increased promotional spending subtracted 2 percent
  • Currency added 7 percent
  • Divestitures subtracted 2 percent

Excluding the impact of currency and divestitures, gains in Asia Pacific
offset a decline in Europe.

Operating earnings were $118 million compared with $88 million in the
year-ago period. The increase in operating earnings was primarily driven
by the favorable impact of currency and growth in Europe.

North America Foodservice

Sales were $159 million for the second quarter, a decrease of 2 percent
compared with a year ago. A breakdown of the change in sales follows:

  • Volume and mix subtracted 3 percent
  • Increased promotional spending subtracted 1 percent
  • Currency added 2 percent

Sales declined primarily due to continued weakness in the food service
sector.

Operating earnings were $17 million compared with $10 million in the
prior period. The prior-year quarter included $6 million in costs
related to a restructuring program.

For the first half, sales were $318 million compared with $326 million
in the year-ago period. A breakdown of the change in sales follows:

  • Volume and mix subtracted 4 percent
  • Price and sales allowances added 1 percent
  • Currency added 1 percent

Operating earnings were $43 million compared with $21 million in the
prior period. The prior-year period included $13 million in costsrelated
to a restructuring program. The remaining increase in operating earnings
was primarily due to an improved gross margin percentage, reflecting
productivity improvements, including benefits of closing the company’s
Listowel, Ontario, Canada plant, and lower administrative costs.

Unallocated Corporate Expenses

Unallocated corporate expenses increased to $32 million in the current
quarter from $28 million a year ago. The increase was primarily due to
higher employee benefit costs. Unallocated expenses for the first half
were $55 million versus $75 million in the prior year. The decrease was
due to $26 million of unrealized losses on commodity hedges included in
the prior year, partly offset by higher employee benefit costs.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

A reconciliation of the adjusted fiscal 2009 financial information to
the reported financial information is attached to this release.

Conference Call

The company will host a conference call to discuss these results on
February 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. U.S. participants
may access the call at 1-866-814-8470 and non-U.S. participants at
1-703-639-1369. Participants should call at least five minutes prior to
the starting time. The passcode is “Campbell Soup” and the conference
leader is Jennifer Driscoll. The call will also be broadcast live over
the Internet at www.campbellsoupcompany.com
and can be accessed by clicking on the “Shareholder Event / Webcast”
banner. A recording of the call will be available approximately two
hours after it is completed through midnight March 8, 2010 at
1-888-266-2081 or 1-703-925-2533. The access code is 1435500.

Reporting Segments

Campbell Soup Company earnings results are reported for the following
segments:

U.S. Soup, Sauces and Beverages includes the following retail
businesses: “Campbell’s” brand condensed and ready-to-serve soups,
“Swanson” broth, stock and canned poultry businesses, “Prego” pasta
sauce, “Pace” Mexican sauce, “Campbell’s” canned pasta, gravies and
beans, “V8” vegetable juices, “V8 V-Fusion” juices,“V8 Splash”
juice beverages, “Campbell’s” tomato juice, and“Wolfgang Puck”
soups, stocks and broths.

Baking and Snacking includes the following businesses:
“Pepperidge Farm” cookies, crackers, breads and frozen products in U.S.
retail, “Arnott’s” biscuits in Australia and Asia Pacific.

International Soup, Sauces and Beverages includes the soup, sauce
and beverage businesses outside of the United States, including Europe,
Mexico, Latin America, the Asia Pacific region,as well asthe
emerging markets of Russia and China,and the retail business in
Canada.

North America Foodservice includes the Away FromHome
business in the U.S. and Canada.

About Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company is a global manufacturer and marketer of
high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup, baked snacks, and
healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of
market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,”
“Arnott’s,” and “V8.” For more information on the company, visit
Campbell’s website at www.campbellsoup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” that reflect the
company’s current expectations about the impact of its future plans and
performance on sales, earnings, and margins. These forward-looking
statements rely on a number of assumptions and estimates that could be
inaccurate and which are subject to risks and uncertainties. The factors
that could cause the company’s actual results to vary materially from
those anticipated or expressed in any forward-looking statement include
(1) the impact of strong competitive responses to the company’s efforts
to leverage its brand power in the market; (2) the risks associated with
trade and consumer acceptance of the company’s initiatives; (3) the
company’s ability to realize projected cost savings and benefits; (4)
the company’s ability to manage changes to its business processes; (5)
the increased significance of certain of the company’s key trade
customers; (6) the impact of fluctuations in the supply or costs of
energy and raw and packaging materials; (7) the risks associated with
portfolio changes; (8) the uncertainties of litigation; (9) the impact
of changes in currency exchange rates, tax rates, interest rates, debt
and equity markets, inflation rates, economic conditions and other
external factors; (10) the impact of unforeseen business disruptions in
one or more of the company’s markets due to political instability, civil
disobedience, armed hostilities, natural disasters or other calamities;
and (11) other factors described in the company’s most recent Form 10-K
and subsequent Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The company
disclaims any obligation or intent to update the forward-looking
statements in order to reflect events or circumstances after the date of
this release.

CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY CONSOLIDATED
STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (unaudited)
(millions, except per share amounts)
THREE MONTHS ENDED
January 31, February 1,
2010 2009
Net sales $ 2,153 $ 2,122
Costs and expenses
Cost of products sold 1,282 1,285
Marketing and selling expenses 301 315
Administrative expenses 149 138
Research and development expenses 28 27
Other expenses / (income) 2 2
Total costs and expenses 1,762 1,767
Earnings before interest and taxes 391 355
Interest, net 26 25
Earnings before taxes 365 330
Taxes on earnings 106 101
Earnings from continuing operations 259 229
Earnings from discontinued operations 4
Net earnings $ 259 $ 233
Per share – basic
Earnings from continuing operations $ .74 $ .63
Earnings from discontinued operations .01
Net earnings $ .74 $ .65
Dividends $ .275 $ .25
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic 341 355
Per share – assuming dilution
Earnings from continuing operations $ .74 $ .63
Earnings from discontinued operations .01
Net earnings $ .74 $ .64

Weighted average shares outstanding

– assuming dilution

344 358
In the first quarter of fiscal 2010, the company adopted and
retrospectively applied new accounting guidance related to the
calculation of earnings per share. The retrospective application of
the provisions resulted in a reduction of the previously reported
basic earnings per share from continuing operations and net earnings
of $.02 and $.01, respectively, for the second quarter of fiscal
2009. There was no change to the previously reported diluted
earnings per share from continuing operations, net earnings, or the
previously reported basic and diluted earnings per share from
discontinued operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2009.
In fiscal 2009, the company recorded pre-tax restructuring related
costs in cost of products sold of $8 ($5 after tax or $.01 per
share) related to the initiatives announced in April 2008 to improve
operational efficiency.
In fiscal 2009, the company recognized a $4 (or $.01 per share) tax
benefit in discontinued operations related to the sale of the Godiva
Chocolatier business.
The sum of the individual per share amounts does not equal due to
rounding.
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY CONSOLIDATED
STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS (unaudited)
(millions, except per share amounts)

SIX MONTHS ENDED

January 31, February 1,
2010 2009
Net sales $ 4,356 $ 4,372
Costs and expenses
Cost of products sold 2,562 2,664
Marketing and selling expenses 585 622
Administrative expenses 282 278
Research and development expenses 57 56
Other expenses / (income) 1 (2 )
Total costs and expenses 3,487 3,618
Earnings before interest and taxes 869 754
Interest, net 53 57
Earnings before taxes 816 697
Taxes on earnings 253 208
Earnings from continuing operations 563 489
Earnings from discontinued operations 4
Net earnings $ 563 $ 493
Per share – basic
Earnings from continuing operations $ 1.62 $ 1.35
Earnings from discontinued operations .01
Net earnings $ 1.62 $ 1.36
Dividends $ .525 $ .50
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic 342 356
Per share – assuming dilution
Earnings from continuing operations $ 1.61 $ 1.33
Earnings from discontinued operations .01
Net earnings $ 1.61 $ 1.34
Weighted average shares outstanding
– assuming dilution 345 360
In the first quarter of fiscal 2010, the company adopted and
retrospectively applied new accounting guidance related to the
calculation of earnings per share. The retrospective application of
the provision resulted in a reduction of the previously reported
basic earnings per share from continuing operations and net earnings
of $.02 and of the previously reported diluted earnings per share
from continuing operations and net earnings of $.01 for the
six-month period ended February 1, 2009. There was no change to the
basic and diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations
for the six-month period ended February 1, 2009.
In fiscal 2009, the company recorded pre-tax restructuring related
costs in cost of products sold of $15 ($10 after tax or $.03 per
share) related to the initiatives announced in April 2008 to improve
operational efficiency.
In fiscal 2009, the company recognized $26 ($16 after tax or $.04
per share) in cost of products sold related to unrealized losses on
commodity hedges.
In fiscal 2009, the company recognized a $4 (or $.01 per share) tax
benefit in discontinued operations related to the sale of the Godiva
Chocolatier business.
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY CONSOLIDATED
SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF SALES AND EARNINGS (unaudited)
(millions, except per share amounts)

THREE MONTHS ENDED

January 31, February 1, Percent

Sales

2010 2009 Change
Contributions:
U.S. Soup, Sauces and Beverages $ 1,068 $ 1,128 (5 )%
Baking and Snacking 489 440 11 %
International Soup, Sauces and Beverages 437 391 12 %
North America Foodservice 159 163 (2 )%
Total sales $ 2,153 $ 2,122 1 %

Earnings

Contributions:
U.S. Soup, Sauces and Beverages $ 259 $ 270
Baking and Snacking 73 53
International Soup, Sauces and Beverages 74 50
North America Foodservice 17 10
Total operating earnings 423 383
Unallocated corporate expenses (32 ) (28 )
Earnings before interest and taxes 391 355
Interest, net (26 ) (25 )
Taxes on earnings (106 ) (101 )
Earnings from continuing operations 259 229
Earnings from discontinued operations 4
Net earnings $ 259 $ 233
Per share – assuming dilution
Earnings from continuing operations $ .74 $ .63
Earnings from discontinued operations .01
Net earnings $ .74 $ .64
In the first quarter of fiscal 2010, the company adopted and
retrospectively applied new accounting guidance related to the
calculation of earnings per share. There was no change to the
previously reported diluted earnings per share from continuing
operations, discontinued operations, or net earnings for the second
quarter of fiscal 2009.
In fiscal 2009, the company recorded pre-tax restructuring related
costs in cost of products sold of $8 ($5 after tax or $.01 per
share) related to the initiatives announced in April 2008 to improve
operational efficiency. The restructuring related costs were
recognized in the following segments: North America Foodservice – $6
and Baking and Snacking – $2.
In fiscal 2009, the company recognized a $4 (or $.01 per share) tax
benefit in discontinued operations related to the sale of the Godiva
Chocolatier business.
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY CONSOLIDATED
SUPPLEMENTAL SCHEDULE OF SALES AND EARNINGS (unaudited)
(millions, except per share amounts)

SIX MONTHS ENDED

January 31, February 1, Percent

Sales

2010 2009 Change
Contributions:
U.S. Soup, Sauces and Beverages $ 2,208 $ 2,326 (5 )%
Baking and Snacking 1,019 949 7 %
International Soup, Sauces and Beverages 811 771 5 %
North America Foodservice 318 326 (2 )%
Total sales $ 4,356 $ 4,372 0 %

Earnings

Contributions:
U.S. Soup, Sauces and Beverages $ 590 $ 584
Baking and Snacking 173 136
International Soup, Sauces and Beverages 118 88
North America Foodservice 43 21
Total operating earnings 924 829
Unallocated corporate expenses (55 ) (75 )
Earnings before interest and taxes 869 754
Interest, net (53 ) (57 )
Taxes on earnings (253 ) (208 )
Earnings from continuing operations 563 489
Earnings from discontinued operations 4
Net earnings $ 563 $ 493
Per share – assuming dilution
Earnings from continuing operations $ 1.61 $ 1.33
Earnings from discontinued operations .01
Net earnings $ 1.61 $ 1.34
In the first quarter of fiscal 2010, the company adopted and
retrospectively applied new accounting guidance related to the
calculation of earnings per share. The retrospective application of
the provision resulted in a reduction of the previously reported
diluted earnings per share from continuing operations and net
earnings of $.01 for the six-month period ended February 1, 2009.
There was no change to the diluted earnings per share from
discontinued operations for the six-month period ended February 1,
2009.
In fiscal 2009, the company recorded pre-tax restructuring related
costs in cost of products sold of $15 ($10 after tax or $.03 per
share) related to the initiatives announced in April 2008 to improve
operational efficiency. The restructuring related costs were
recognized in the following segments: North America Foodservice –
$13 and Baking and Snacking – $2.
In fiscal 2009, the company recognized $26 ($16 after tax or $.04
per share) in cost of products sold related to unrealized losses on
commodity hedges. The losses are included in Unallocated corporate
expenses.
In fiscal 2009, the company recognized a $4 (or $.01 per share) tax
benefit in discontinued operations related to the sale of the Godiva
Chocolatier business.
CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY CONSOLIDATED
BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited)
(millions)
January 31, February 1,
2010 2009
Current assets $ 1,632 $ 1,638
Plant assets, net 1,969 1,760
Intangible assets, net 2,442 2,189
Other assets 109 324
Total assets $ 6,152 $ 5,911
Current liabilities $ 1,633 $ 1,865
Long-term debt 2,250 1,957
Other liabilities 1,243 1,049
Total equity 1,026 1,040
Total liabilities and equity $ 6,152 $ 5,911
Total debt $ 2,650 $ 2,711
Cash and cash equivalents $ 113 $ 80
Certain reclassifications were made to prior year amounts to conform
with the current year presentation.

Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Second Quarter Ended January 31, 2010

Campbell Soup Company uses certain non-GAAP financial measures as
defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission in certain
communications. These non-GAAP financial measures are measures of
performance not defined by accounting principles generally accepted in
the United States and should be considered in addition to, not in lieu
of, GAAP reported measures.

Items Impacting Gross Margin and
Earnings

The company believes that financial information excluding certain
transactions not considered to be part of the ongoing business improves
the comparability of year-to-year results. Consequently, the company
believes that investors may be able to better understand its gross
margin and earnings results if these transactions are excluded.

The following items impacted gross margin and/or earnings:

(1) In the first quarter of 2009, the company recognized in cost of
products sold $26 million ($16 million after tax or $0.04 per share) of
unrealized losses on the fair value of open commodity contracts. The
aggregate full year fiscal 2009 impact from unrealized gains and losses
on open commodity hedges was not material. During the first six months
of fiscal 2010, unrealized gains and losses on commodity hedging were
not material.

(2) In fiscal 2008, the company announced initiatives to improve
operational efficiency and long-term profitability, including selling
certain salty snack food brands and assets in Australia, closing certain
production facilities in Australia and Canada, and streamlining the
company’s management structure. In the second quarter of fiscal 2009,
the company recorded expenses of $8 million ($5 million after tax or
$0.01 per share) in cost of products sold related to these initiatives.
The aggregate fiscal 2009 year-to-date impact was $15 million ($10
million after tax or $0.03 per share). For the full year ended August 2,
2009, the expense recorded in cost of products sold related to these
initiatives was $22 million ($15 million after tax or $0.04 per share).

(3) In the second quarter of fiscal 2009, the company recorded a $4
million tax benefit ($0.01 per share) in discontinued operations related
to the sale of the Godiva Chocolatier business.

(4) In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, as part of the company’s
annual review of intangible assets, a non-cash impairment charge of $67
million ($47 million after tax or $0.13 per share) was recorded in Other
expenses/(income) related to certain European trademarks, primarily in
Germany and the Nordic region, used in the International Soup, Sauces
and Beverages segment.

There were no items in fiscal 2010 that impacted comparability.

The tables below reconcile financial information, presented in
accordance with GAAP, to financial information excluding certain
transactions:

(millions, except per share amounts)

Second Quarter

Jan. 31, 2010 Feb. 1, 2009 % Change
Gross margin, as reported $ 871 $ 837
Add: Restructuring related costs (2) 8
Adjusted Gross margin $ 871 $ 845 3 %
Adjusted Gross margin percentage 40.5 % 39.8 %
Earnings before interest and taxes, as reported $ 391 $ 355
Add: Restructuring related costs (2) 8
Adjusted Earnings before interest and taxes $ 391 $ 363 8 %
Interest, net, as reported $ 26 $ 25
Adjusted Earnings before taxes $ 365 $ 338
Taxes on earnings, as reported $ 106 $ 101
Add: Tax benefit from restructuring related costs (2) 3
Adjusted Taxes on earnings $ 106 $ 104
Adjusted effective income tax rate 29.0 % 30.8 %
Earnings from continuing operations, as reported $ 259 $ 229
Add: Net adjustment from restructuring related costs (2) 5
Adjusted Earnings from continuing operations $ 259 $ 234 11 %
Earnings from discontinued operations, as reported $ $ 4
Deduct: Tax benefit from the sale of the Godiva Chocolatier business
(3)
(4 )
Adjusted Earnings from discontinued operations $ $
Net earnings, as reported $ 259 $ 233 11 %
Adjusted Net earnings $ 259 $ 234 11 %
Diluted earnings per share – continuing operations, as reported
(a)
$ 0.74 $ 0.63
Add: Net adjustment from restructuring related costs (2) 0.01
Adjusted Diluted earnings per share – continuing operations (a) $ 0.74 $ 0.64 16 %
Diluted earnings per share – discontinued operations, as reported
(a)
$ $ 0.01
Deduct: Tax benefit from the sale of the Godiva Chocolatier business
(3)
(0.01 )
Adjusted Diluted earnings per share – discontinued operations (a) $ $
Diluted net earnings per share, as reported and adjusted (a) $ 0.74 $ 0.64 16 %
(a) In the first quarter of fiscal 2010, the company adopted and
retrospectively applied new accounting guidance related to the
calculation of earnings per share. The retrospective application of
the provision resulted in a reduction of the previously reported
adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations and
net earnings of $0.01 for the second quarter of fiscal 2009. There
was no change to the previously reported diluted earnings per share
from continuing operations, net earnings, or the previously reported
and adjusted diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations
for second quarter of fiscal 2009.
(millions, except per share amounts) Year-to-Date
Jan. 31, 2010 Feb. 1, 2009 % Change
Gross margin, as reported $ 1,794 $ 1,708
Add: Unrealized losses on commodity hedges (1) 26
Add: Restructuring related costs (2) 15
Adjusted Gross margin $ 1,794 $ 1,749 3 %
Adjusted Gross margin percentage 41.2 % 40.0 %
Earnings before interest and taxes, as reported $ 869 $ 754
Add: Unrealized losses on commodity hedges (1) 26
Add: Restructuring related costs (2) 15
Adjusted Earnings before interest and taxes $ 869 $ 795 9 %
Interest, net, as reported $ 53 $ 57
Adjusted Earnings before taxes $ 816 $ 738
Taxes on earnings, as reported $ 253 $ 208
Add: Tax benefit from unrealized losses on commodity hedges (1) 10
Add: Tax benefit from restructuring related costs (2) 5
Adjusted Taxes on earnings $ 253 $ 223
Adjusted effective income tax rate 31.0 % 30.2 %
Earnings from continuing operations, as reported $ 563 $ 489
Add: Net adjustment from unrealized losses on commodity hedges (1) 16
Add: Net adjustment from restructuring related costs (2) 10
Adjusted Earnings from continuing operations $ 563 $ 515 9 %
Earnings from discontinued operations, as reported $ $ 4
Deduct: Tax benefit from the sale of the Godiva Chocolatier business
(3)
(4 )
Adjusted Earnings from discontinued operations $ $
Net earnings, as reported $ 563 $ 493 14 %
Adjusted Net earnings $ 563 $ 515 9 %
Diluted earnings per share – continuing operations, as reported
(a)
$ 1.61 $ 1.33
Add: Net adjustment from unrealized losses on commodity hedges (1) 0.04
Add: Net adjustment from restructuring related costs (2) 0.03
Adjusted Diluted earnings per share – continuing operations (a) * $ 1.61 $ 1.41 14 %
Diluted earnings per share – discontinued operations, as reported
(a)
$ $ 0.01
Deduct: Tax benefit from the sale of the Godiva Chocolatier business
(3)
(0.01 )
Adjusted Diluted earnings per share – discontinued operations (a) $ $
Adjusted Diluted net earnings per share (a) $ 1.61 $ 1.41 14 %
(a) In the first quarter of fiscal 2010, the company adopted and
retrospectively applied new accounting guidance related to the
calculation of earnings per share. The retrospective application of
the provision resulted in a reduction of the previously reported
diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.01 for
the six months ended February 1, 2009. There was no change to the
previously reported adjusted diluted earnings per share from
continuing operations and net earnings or the previously reported
and adjusted diluted earnings per share from discontinued operations
for the six months ended February 1, 2009.
* The sum of the individual per share amounts does not add due to
rounding.
(millions, except per share amounts)
Year Ended
Aug. 2, 2009
Gross margin, as reported $ 3,028
Add: Restructuring related costs (2) 22
Adjusted Gross margin $ 3,050
Adjusted Gross margin percentage 40.2 %
Earnings before interest and taxes, as reported $ 1,185
Add: Non-cash impairment charge on intangible assets (4) 67
Add: Restructuring related costs (2) 22
Adjusted Earnings before interest and taxes $ 1,274
Interest, net, as reported $ 106
Adjusted Earnings before taxes $ 1,168
Taxes on earnings, as reported $ 347
Add: Tax benefit from non-cash impairment charge on intangible
assets (4)
20
Add: Tax benefit from restructuring related costs (2) 7
Adjusted Taxes on earnings $ 374
Adjusted effective income tax rate 32.0 %
Earnings from continuing operations, as reported $ 732
Add: Net non-cash impairment charge on intangible assets (4) 47
Add: Net adjustment from restructuring related costs (2) 15
Adjusted Earnings from continuing operations $ 794
Earnings from discontinued operations, as reported $ 4
Deduct: Tax benefit from the sale of the Godiva Chocolatier business
(3)
(4 )
Adjusted Earnings from discontinued operations $
Net earnings, as reported $ 736
Adjusted Net earnings $ 794
Diluted earnings per share – continuing operations, as reported
(a)
$ 2.03
Add: Net non-cash impairment charge on intangible assets (4) 0.13
Add: Net adjustment from restructuring related costs (2) 0.04
Adjusted Diluted earnings per share – continuing operations (a) * $ 2.21
Diluted earnings per share – discontinued operations, as reported
(a)
$ 0.01
Deduct: Tax benefit from the sale of the Godiva Chocolatier business
(3)
(0.01 )
Adjusted Diluted earnings per share – discontinued operations (a) $
Adjusted Diluted net earnings per share (a) $ 2.21
(a) In the first quarter of fiscal 2010, the company adopted and
retrospectively applied new accounting guidance related to the
calculation of earnings per share. The retrospective application of
the provision resulted in a reduction of previously reported and
adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations and
net earnings of $0.01 for fiscal 2009. There was no change to the
previously reported or adjusted diluted earnings per share from
discontinued operations for fiscal 2009.
* The sum of the individual per share amounts does not add due to
rounding.

SOURCE: Campbell Soup Company

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