When companies announce major spin-offs or splits, they usually promise that the separation will unlock substantial value for shareholders and allow the two businesses to operate better. While time will tell about that latter part, maybe there was some value created in splitting Mondelez (MDLZ) and Kraft Foods (KRFT). At the current price, Kraft doesn't look like a bargain, nor does Mondelez, as both seem more overvalued apart than they did together. While Kraft Foods has numerous opportunities to improve performance in the coming years, it looks like the Street has already assumed that one way or another those improvements are as good as done.
A Hint Of A Tough Quarter
Only subscribers can access this article, which is part of the PRO research library covering 3,570 different stocks.
Growing numbers of fund managers and other investment professionals subscribe to Seeking Alpha PRO for equity research that is unavailable elsewhere, so they can: