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Earnings: Morgan Stanley, Halliburton, Hasbro, More (MS, HAL, HAS, More)

Shauna O'Brien Apr 20, 2015


Before the opening bell on Monday, a number of big name, dividend paying companies announced their quarterly earnings. Below, we look at these earnings reports and break down the important points for investors.


Morgan Stanley Q1 Profits Surge


Earnings
Morgan Stanley (MS ) reported earnings of $2.39 billion, or $1.18 per share, up 59% from $1.51 billion, or 74 cents per share, last year. Excluding special items, EPS was 85 cents per share, above analysts’ view of 78 cents.

Revenue
Revenue increased to $9.9 billion from $9.0 billion last year. Analysts expected to see revenue of $9.17 billion.

Dividend Increase
The bank increased its quarterly dividend from 10 cents to 15 cents.


Halliburton Swings To Q1 Loss, But Beats Estimates


Earnings
Halliburton (HAL ) reported a net loss of $639 million, or 75 cents per share. Excluding special items, earnings were $418 million, or 49 cents per share, compared to $623 million, or 73 cents per share, last year. Analysts expected to see EPS of 37 cents.

Revenue
Revenue for the quarter was $7.1 billion from $7.3 billion last year. Analysts expected to see revenue of $6.99 billion.


Hasbro Tops Q1 Estimates


Earnings
Hasbro (HAS ) reported earnings of $26.7 million, or 21 cents per share, down from $32.1 million, or 24 cents per share, last year. Adjusted earnings were $18.6 million, or 14 cents per share—this was above analysts’ view of 8 cents per share.

Revenue
Sales increased 5% to $713.5 million from $679.45 million. Analysts expected to see revenue of $660.27 million.


SunTrust Banks Posts Higher Q1 Profits


Earnings
SunTrust Banks (STI ) posted Q1 earnings of $411 million, or 78 cents per share, compared to $393 million, or 73 cents per share, last year. Analysts expected to see EPS of 72 cents.

Revenue
Revenue declined 2% to $1.99 billion from $2.03 billion last year. Analysts expected to see revenue of $1.99 billion.


Royal Caribbean Cruises


Earnings
Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL ) reported first quarter earnings of $45.2 million, or 20 cents per share, up from $26.5 million, or 12 cents per share, a year ago. Excluding special items, earnings were $45.2 million, or 20 cents per share – above analysts’ view of 14 cents per share.

Revenue
Revenue declined to $1.82 billion from $1.89 billion. Analysts expected to see revenue of $1.86 billion.

Outlook
The company lowered its FY2015 EPS estimates to a range of $4.45 to $4.65. RCL previously expected to see EPS between $4.65 and $4.85.

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