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Earnings News June 9, 2015

Jun 09, 2015


A number of prominent, dividend-paying companies announced their quarterly numbers before the market opened for trade today. We take a closer look at these earnings below.


1. Greif Beats Q2 estimates


Earnings

Greif (GEF ) reported better-than-expected Q2 earnings of $0.53 per share, bettering the consensus EPS estimate of $0.49 per share by 4 cents.

Revenue

However, Q2 revenue at $666.6 million was significantly lower than analyst expectations of $984.06 million.

Outlook

Greif now expects an FY2015 EPS of $1.65 to $1.75, which is lower than the analyst estimates of $2.09 per share.


2. Ferrellgas Partners Misses Q3 estimates


Earnings

Ferrellgas Partners (FGP ) posted Q3 earnings that were much lower than analyst expectations. Q3 EPS of $0.43 was $0.27 lower than consensus estimates of $0.70 per share.

Revenue

The company posted revenue of $532.55 million for the quarter, which met analyst estimates.

Outlook

There was no change in FY2015 guidance.


3. HD Supply Holdings Beats Q1 estimates


Earnings

HD Supply Holdings (HDS) posted Q1 earnings of $0.33 per share, beating the consensus estimate of $0.29 per share by 4 cents.

Revenue

Q1 revenue for the company stood at $2.22 billion, matching estimates of $2.22 billion. The May sales number came in at $741 million; a 7.6% increase over the same period last year.

Outlook

HD Supply Holdings updated its Q2 2015 EPS guidance to $0.60 to $0.66 compared to the consensus forecast of $0.63 per share. On the revenue front the company posted a Q2 2015 guidance of $2.500 to $2.555 billion as compared to the analyst estimate of $2.53 billion.

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