The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Huntsman met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly. GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Huntsman reported revenue of $2.83 billion. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected net sales of $2.82 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.91 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
EPS came in at $0.39. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.39 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q2 were 33% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.58 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.01 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.) GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q2 were 63% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.01 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 15.9%, 230 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.0%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.7%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.84 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.55.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $11.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.59.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 623 members out of 651 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 184 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 179 give Huntsman a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Huntsman is hold, with an average price target of $19.80.
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