Financial Risk Management at ConAgra Foods

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Case Code : FINA019
Case Length : 16 Pages
Period : 2003
Pub. Date : 2003
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : ConAgra Foods
Industry : Food production
Countries : US

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Segment Information

Packaged Foods
This segment included shelf-stable, frozen and refrigerated foods that were processed and packaged for sales through grocery and convenience stores, mass merchandisers, restaurants, institutions, sports and recreation venues and other retail, deli and foodservice customers...

Market Risk

The principal market risks affecting ConAgra were exposures to price fluctuations of commodity and energy prices, interest rates and exchange rates...

Financial Instruments: Accounting & Valuation

The fair value of each derivative was recognized in the balance sheet within current assets or current liabilities. Changes in the fair value of derivatives were recognized immediately in the income statement for derivatives that did not qualify for hedge accounting...


Exhibit I: ConAgra: Financial Highlights
Exhibit II: ConAgra: Consolidated Balance Sheets
Exhibit III: Net Sales and Operating Profit by Segment
Exhibit IV: ConAgra: Effect of 10% Change in Market Prices
Exhibit V: ConAgra: Effect of 10% Change in Exchange Rates
Exhibit VI: ConAgra: Changes in Trading Assets and Liabilities 2003
Exhibit VII: ConAgra: Fair Value of Contracts as of May 25, 2003
Annexure-A: Accounting for Financial Instruments under US GAAP


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