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Reynolds American Posts Lower Q4 EPS; Matches Estimates (RAI)

Before Tuesday’s opening bell, Reynolds American (RAI) reported lower fourth quarter profits, but matched analysts’ estimates.

RAI's Earnings in Brief

  • RAI posted earnings of $148 million, or 28 cents per share, down from $292 million, or 54 cents per share, last year. Adjusted earnings were 87 cents per share, which matched analysts’ view.
  • Revenue grew 4.7% to $2.13 billion, from $2.04 billion last year. Analysts expected to see sales of $2.14 billion.
  • Looking ahead to FY2015, RAI expects to see adjusted EPS between $3.65 and $3.80. Analysts expect to see EPS of $3.71.

RAI's Dividend

The company will pay its next 67 cent dividend on April 1. The stock is going ex-dividend on March 6.

Stock Performance

Shares of RAI were mostly flat during pre-market trading Tuesday. The stock is up 6.5% YTD.

RAI Dividend Snapshot

As of market close on February 9, 2015

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The Bottom Line

Reynolds American (RAI) is not recommended at this time, holding a DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

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