Here’s a closer look at two dividend paying companies that reported their quarterly earnings before today’s opening bell.
1. FedEx (FDX) Misses Q4 Estimates
FedEx Corporation is a global courier delivery and logistics company headquartered in Memphis, TN. The company services over 220 countries and employs over 300,000 people.
FedEx reported its Q4 earnings before the opening bell today. Q4 EPS at $2.66 was $0.03 lower than the consensus prediction of $2.69 per share. For the full year, the company reported net earnings of $2.57 billion which amounts to an FY 2015 EPS of $8.95.
FedEx reported Q4 revenue of $12.1 billion versus analyst estimates of $12.31 billion. FY 2015 revenue came in at $47.5 billion.
The company updated its FY 2016 guidance. It now sees an FY 2016 EPS of $10.60-$11.10 against the consensus estimate of $10.88 per share.
FedEx currently has an annualized dividend payout of $1 per share ($0.25 paid quarterly). The next dividend payment date is 07/02/2015.
2. Actuant Corporation (ATU) Beats Q3 Estimates
Actuant Corporation is a Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin based multi-product company which operates in over 30 countries. The company specializes in branded hydraulic tools, position and motion control systems and other niche products.
The company posted a Q3 EPS of $0.63, 11 cents better than the consensus estimate of $0.52 per share. The reported net earnings for 2014 are at $164 million which translates into an FY 2014 EPS of $2.26.
Actuant Corp. reported a Q3 revenue of $320 million which was slightly lower than the analyst estimate of $322.08 million. Revenue for FY 2014 was $1.4 billion.
Actuant Corporation updated its Q4 as well as its full year outlook with these results. The company now sees a Q4 2015 EPS of $0.26-$0.31 versus the consensus figure of $0.46. The company also sees its Q4 revenue at $290-$200 million against the analyst estimate of $306.3 million.
For the full year, Actuant Corporation sees an FY 2015 EPS of $1.55-$1.60 which is lower than the analyst consensus of $1.65. On the sales front, the company sees an FY 2015 revenue of $1.24-$1.25 billion versus an estimate of $1.26 billion.
Actuant Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share. The last dividend was paid on 10/15/2014. The company has not announced its next dividend payment date so far.