The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), CEMEX beat slightly on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP loss per share dropped. GAAP loss per share shrank.
Gross margins increased, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.
CEMEX reported revenue of $4.01 billion. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $3.96 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 -$0.13. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated -$0.01 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were -$0.13 for Q2 versus -$0.16 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.12 for Q2 against -$0.16 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 32.0%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.6%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -3.8%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $4.15 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $15.68 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.22.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 3,716 members out of 3,873 rating the stock outperform, and 157 members rating it underperform. Among 1,026 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 998 give CEMEX a green thumbs-up, and 28 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CEMEX is outperform, with an average price target of $12.35.
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