LyondellBasell Industries (NYSE: LYB ) reported earnings on July 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), LyondellBasell Industries missed slightly on revenues and missed slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
LyondellBasell Industries reported revenue of $11.10 billion. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $11.28 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 $1.60. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.63 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.60 for Q2 were 3.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.65 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.61 for Q2 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.33 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 14.5%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.3%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.4%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $11.57 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.62.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $44.37 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.16.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 98 members out of 105 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 30 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give LyondellBasell Industries a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on LyondellBasell Industries is outperform, with an average price target of $69.29.
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