Calumet Specialty Products Partners
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Calumet Specialty Products Partners crushed expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share improved significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, net margins improved.
Calumet Specialty Products Partners chalked up revenue of $1.17 billion. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $887.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 93% higher than the prior-year quarter's $605.2 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 $0.46. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.51 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.97 for Q1 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 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 7.2%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.0%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $963.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.63.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.69 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.25.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 404 members out of 431 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 133 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 126 give Calumet Specialty Products Partners a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Calumet Specialty Products Partners is hold, with an average price target of $22.67.
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