Monsanto Company Reports Q4 Loss; Misses EPS Estimates (MON)

Monsanto Company Reports Q4 Loss; Misses EPS Estimates (MON)

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Before the opening bell on Wednesday morning, Monsanto Company (MON) reported its fourth quarter earnings, posting higher revenues than last year’s same quarter, but still posting a net loss of 27 cents per share.

MON’s Earnings in Brief

  • Monsanto reported fourth quarter revenues of $2.63 billion, up from last year’s Q4 revenues of $2.2 billion.
  • MON had a net loss for its fourth quarter of $156 million, or 27 cents per share, which is still an improvement from last year’s Q4 loss of $249 million, or 47 cents per share.
  • The company’s Q4 results missed analysts’ EPS views of a 24 cent loss, but revenues beat The $2.41 billion expectation.

CEO Commentary

MON chairman and CEO Hugh Grant had the following comments: “We’re confident in our ability to deliver the targets we’ve set in both the near term and over the longer term. In an industry that’s particularly near-term focused right now, there are few companies as well positioned to deliver strong growth today while significantly increasing investments to enable the continued delivery of a broad range of innovative solutions for tomorrow.”

MON’s Dividend

Monsanto will pay its next quarterly dividend of 49 cents on October 31. The stock goes ex-dividend on October 10.

Stock Performance

MON stock was down $1.42, or 1.31%, in pre-market trading. YTD, the stock is down 6.95%.

MON Dividend Snapshot

As of Market Close on October 7, 2014

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The Bottom Line

Monsanto Company (MON) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

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