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Altria Group
Company nameAltria Group, Inc.
Company typePublic S&P 500 Component
Founder(s)Philip Morris, Kraft Foods, Nabisco Holdings Corporation
HeadquartersHenrico County, VA, US
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleMichael E. Szymanczyk
(Chairman) & (CEO)
ProductsTobacco & Wine
Revenue(+) US$23.6 Billion (FY 2009)
Operating income(+) US$4.86 Billion (FY 2009)
Net income(+) US$3.21 Billion (FY 2009)
Total assets(+) US$36.7 Billion (FY 2009)
Total equity(+) US$4.07 Billion (FY 2009)
Employees10,400 - March 2009

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Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE - MO) (previously named Philip Morris Companies Inc.) is based in Henrico County, Virginia, and is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, John Middleton, Inc., U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Inc., Philip Morris Capital Corporation, and Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. It is one of the world's largest tobacco corporations. Philip Morris International was spun off in 2008. In addition, Altria Group, Inc. has a 28.7% economic and voting interest in one of the world's largest brewing companies, UK based SABMiller plc, where it has 3 seats on the 11-person board of directors. It is a component of the S&P 500 and was a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average until February 19, 2008. The company has its headquarters in an unincorporated area within Henrico County, less than five miles west of the city limits of Richmond and less than ten miles from its downtown Richmond buildings.

On January 27, 2003, Philip Morris Companies Inc. changed its name to Altria Group, Inc. On March 30, 2007, a spin out of Kraft Foods subsidiary (publicly traded since 2001) was concluded through distribution of the remaining stake of shares (88.1%) to Altria shareholders. As a result, Altria no longer holds any interest in Kraft Foods. On March 28, 2008, a similar spin out of Philip Morris International was completed with 100% of shares being distributed to Altria shareholders.

On January 6, 2009, Altria Group, Inc. completed the acquisition of UST Inc., a moist smokeless tobacco manufacturer; UST owned Ste Michelle Wine Estates, a wine company.

Altria Group Video

So much fun and so many games the past week I hardly know where to begin! A how-to guide to risk-free wealth accumulation devoid of any jail-time whatsoever, if you know the right people, of course... Learn all about the fun times this past week with Altria Group, the false airline bankruptcy rumors, the Frannie and Freddie taxpayer takeovers, the proposed auto-maker bailouts, and the deleveraging of the financial system by banks and institutions seeking to clean up their balance sheets by dumping their best assets and causing the temporary collapse of commodity and asset prices across the board. Books available at "Mobs, Messiahs, and Markets" by William Bonner and Lila Rajiva "The Revolution: A Manifesto" by Ron Paul Music: "Noite de Carnaval" by HisBoyElroy Notes/Links/Transcript:
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On April 26, 2007, youth advocates from around the country and Indonesia converged in East Hanover, New Jersey for the 2007 Altria Shareholders Meeting. Their message: Stop the Toxic Pandemic - Quarantine Philip Morris for Global Health!
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a movie about how bad altria is with some anti-flag music in the background.
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It may change its name is Altria, but Philip Morris is still wanted for the death of millions.
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(12-27-06) Despite that whole "causing cancer and lying about it" thing, Philip Morris (aka Altria) (MO) stock is soaring near a new high. In fact, they're doing so well that Wallstrip decided to bring in a Philip Morris marketing consultant to help us rebrand our videoblog.
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Altria, parent company of Philip Morris USA and Philip Morris International, is the largest multinational tobacco company in the world. On April 27, 2007, youth and adult advocates converged at the company's NYC headquarters to symbolically "quarantine" it to prevent the further spread of poison worldwide.
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Learn what it takes to be an Engineer at the Altria family of companies. Follow Bryan through a typical day as he collaborates with project team members, commutes to various locations throughout Richmond, consults with vendors, and has a final wrap up conversation with his mentor! Produced and posted by Altria Client Services.
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Altria Kids at Canadian Pinoy Idol Michael J. Fox Theatre Feb 10 2007
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On April 27, 2007, youth and adult advocates from California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina and as far away as Indonesia converged in New York City to "quarantine" Altria, the world's largest multinational tobacco company. At the end of the event, representatives of the Virginia-based tobacco company "Licensed to Kill" ( attempted to deliver a "Profiting off of Poison" Golden Coffin Award 2007 to Altria, but were rebuffed. For more information about the event, see:
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Learn what it takes to be a Territory Sales Manager at Altria Group & Distribution Company. Follow Paige through a typical day as she consults with retailers, works from her mobile office and explains how she contributes to the success of Altria, a Fortune 500 Consumer Packaged Goods company. Produced and posted by Altria Client Services.
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Altria Profit Rises 15% - Wall Street Journal Tweet this news
Wall Street Journal---Altria Group- Inc. posted a 15% rise in first-quarter profit, with its cigarette and smokeless-tobacco segments both pitching in despite slipping volumes. Much of the quarter's gains came from cost cuts, as well as an uneven inv - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:22:07 GMT+00:00
Philip Morris International Dividend Stock Analysis - Tweet this news company was spun off from -Altria Group- (MO) in 2008, in an effort to separate the international operations of the tobacco conglomerate from potential harmful litigation in the US. I own shares in both companies. Check my analysis of - - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:43:21 GMT+00:00
Altria Group (MO) Earnings Estimates Increased by UBS AG (UBS) Analysts - American Banking News Tweet this news
American Banking News--Equities research analysts at UBS AG (NYSE: UBS) raised their earnings per share estimates on shares of -Altria Group- (NYSE: MO) in a research note to investors on Thursday. The analysts currently have a “buy” rating and a $28. - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 11:19:19 GMT+00:00
On the Call: Altria Group CEO Michael Szymanczyk - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek--In a conference call with analysts Wednesday regarding first-quarter earnings for -Altria Group- Inc., the owner of biggest US cigarette maker, Marlboro maker Philip Morris USA, CEO Michael E. Szymanczyk discussed the panel's report on - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:39:24 GMT+00:00
Earnings roundup: Altria, Textron - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek---Altria Group- Inc.'s largest brand is still firmly planted in the saddle but saw its US market share for the top-selling cigarette brand fall in the first quarter for the first time in nearly two years. -- Textron Inc. said it turned a - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:39:35 GMT+00:00
Altria Results Put Consumer Staples ETFs in Focus - ETF Trends Tweet this news
ETF Trends--Exchange traded funds (ETFs) for the consumer-staples sector could see elevated volume Wednesday after quarterly results from -Altria Group- (NYSE: MO). Altria said earnings climbed 15% even though cigarette sales continued to decline, the Ass - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 13:16:05 GMT+00:00
Earnings: Altria, Media General, NewMarket, Wells Fargo, American Express ... - Greene County Record Tweet this news
Greene County Record--By Times-Dispatch Staff -Altria Group- Inc.'s Marlboro cigarettes is still firmly planted in the saddle, but the company saw its US market share for the top-selling brand fall in the first quarter for the first time in nearly tw - Date : Thu, 21 Apr 2011 02:12:54 GMT+00:00
Potential Altria Group (MO) Trade Has $26.12 Breakeven - Market Intelligence Center Tweet this news
Market Intelligence Center---Altria Group- Inc. (NYSE: MO) closed Friday's trading session at $27.01. In the past year, the stock has hit a 52-week low of $19.20 and 52-week high of $27.15. -Altria Group- stock has been showing support around $26.70 - Date : Mon, 18 Apr 2011 12:46:49 GMT+00:00
Altria Q1 Profit Up - Quick Facts - RTT News Tweet this news
RTT News--(RTTNews) - -Altria Group- Inc. (MO: News ) Wednesday posted rise in profit for the first quarter, saying that reported results increased due primarily to higher operating companies income or OCI from cigarettes, smokeless products and wine, ... - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:17:01 GMT+00:00
Altria Reports Q1 Earnings In-Line, Reaffirms Outlook - American Banking News Tweet this news
American Banking News---Altria Group- (NYSE:MO) reported Q1 EPS of $0.44, in-line with the consensus estimate. Revenues for the quarter were down 2% year-over-year to $3.94 billion, just edging the consensus estimate for $3.93 billion.The company reaffirm - Date : Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:40:37 GMT+00:00

Activity Net revenue
in 2006
(millions USD)
Net revenue
in 2006
in 2006
(millions USD)
in 2006
USA tobacco 18,474 18.2% 4,812 26.5%
International tobacco 48,260 47.6% 8,458 46.5%
North American food 23,118 22.8% 3,753 20.7%
International food 11,238 11.1% 964 5.3%
Financial services 317 0.3% 176 1.0%
Total 101,407 100% 18,163 100%

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