The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Chemtura missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Chemtura tallied revenue of $622.0 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see net sales of $680.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $677.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.15. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.31 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q4 were 42% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.20 for Q4 were 41% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 24.4%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.8%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $699.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.96 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.69.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 27 members out of 31 rating the stock outperform, and four members rating it underperform. Among six CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), four give Chemtura a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Chemtura is outperform, with an average price target of $25.25.
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