Below is a detailed look at the numbers from four prominent dividend paying companies who reported their quarterly results before today’s opening bell.
1. Oracle (ORCL) Misses Q4 Estimate
Oracle is a California based global enterprise software giant which specializes in ERP and CRM software products worldwide. Oracle maintains a presence in 145 countries around the globe and employs over 122,000 employees as of 2014.
Oracle Corporation reported its Q4 results after the market closed yesterday. Q4 EPS came in at $0.78 which missed the consensus prediction of $0.87 by $0.09. For the entire year, the company reported a net profit of $12.5 billion which comes to an FY 2015 EPS of $2.77.
The company reported a Q4 revenue of $10.7 billion against the analyst prediction of $10.95 billion. Revenue for FY 2015 came in at $38.2 billion.
Oracle expects a Q1 2016 EPS of $0.56 – $0.59 which is lower than the analyst consensus of $0.61 per share. Oracle also expects a Q1 revenue increase of 5 – 8% over the same quarter last year.
Oracle currently pays an annualized dividend of $0.60 per share ($0.15 paid on a quarterly basis). The next dividend payout date is 07/29/2015.
2. Liberty Tax (TAX) reports Q4 numbers
Liberty Tax Service is a franchise based tax preparation company which operates in the United States and Canada. It is the 3rd largest tax preparation service in the United States.
The company reported Q4 earnings of $1.89 per share against an EPS of $2.18 over the same quarter last year. The company also reported an FY 2015 EPS of $1.36.
Liberty Tax posted a Q4 revenue of $98.92 million versus $103.97 last year. Its FY2015 revenue came in at $162.2 million
The company did not issue any future guidance with the Q4 results
Liberty Tax currently has a quarterly dividend payout of $0.16 per share. The next dividend payment will be made on 07/22/2015.
3. Clarcor (CLC) Meets Q2 Estimates
Clarcor is a Franklin, TN based filtration systems and consumer packaging company. The company specializes in industrial and mobile filtration systems and is present in the Americas, Western Europe and China.
Clarcor posted its second quarter numbers before the opening bell today. Its Q2 EPS came in at $0.76 which met the consensus estimate of $0.76. The company had reported an FY 2014 EPS of $2.83 last year.
However the company reported a Q2 revenue of $399.8 million which was lower than the analyst estimate of $411.62 million. Revenue for FY 2014 was $1.51 billion.
Clarcor has updated its FY 2015 EPS guidance to $3.00–$3.15 as against its earlier guidance of $3.15–$3.35 and the analyst estimate of $3.13 per share. The company also updated its FY 2015 revenue guidance to $1.59–$1.62 billion as against the consensus figure of $1.62 billion.
Clarcor has an annual dividend payout of $0.80 per share ($0.20 paid quarterly). The last dividend payout date was 04/24/2015. The company hasn’t announced its next dividend payment date so far.
4. Kroger (KR) Beats Q1 Estimates
The Kroger Company is a Cincinnati, Ohio based retail food chain. The company is the largest supermarket chain in the United States by revenue. It has 2625 stores and employs over 300,000 people.
Kroger posted a Q1 EPS of $1.25 beating the analyst estimate of $1.22 by 3 cents. The company had previously reported an FY 2014 EPS of $3.44.
The company reported a Q1 revenue of $33.1 billion, missing the analyst estimate of $33.42 billion. Revenue for the last financial year (FY 2014) was $108.46 billion.
Kroger did not post a guidance update with its Q1 results
The company has a quarterly dividend payout of $0.185 per share. The last dividend payout date was 06/01/2015. The company hasn’t announced its next dividend payment date so far.