Target Misses Earnings Metrics as Margins Collapse on Soaring Expenses

Retail giant Target Corporation on Wednesday reported worse than expected first-quarter earnings missing on major metrics. $TGT shares fell over 26%. Competitor Walmart reported yesterday and also sold off on its earnings miss for its largest single-day percentage decrease since 1987. Target management said fuel and freight costs will be $1 billion higher this year than it had expected, with little sign of their easing throughout 2022.  Target Corporation NYSE: TGT Reported Earnings Before Market Open Wednesday  $1.09 Missed $1.11 … Continue reading “Target Misses Earnings Metrics as Margins Collapse on Soaring Expenses”

Home Depot Delivers Record Sales and Raises Guidance and Margins

Home Improvement Retailer Home Depot was in a position to take advantage of the upsurge in construction and renovation. $HD sales rose to the highest ever for the first quarter of the year. The company is still seeing healthy demand, even in the face of rising prices and a shaky housing market and raised guidance accordingly. Earnings HD earnings per share were $4.09, up from $3.86 a year earlier. Analysts expected earnings of $3.69 a share. First-quarter sales climbed to … Continue reading “Home Depot Delivers Record Sales and Raises Guidance and Margins”

Walmart Earnings Hit by Inflation, Lowers Forward Guidance

Retail giant Wal-Mart on Tuesday reported worse than expected first-quarter earnings and cut its full-year profit forecast, as surging costs cut into the bottom line of the world’s biggest retailer. WMT said it sees earnings falling by around 1%, compared to a prior forecast of a 5% to 6% increase. The stock was down 7% Premarket. “Bottomline results were unexpected and reflect the unusual environment. U.S. inflation levels, particularly in food and fuel,” said CEO Doug McMillon. Walmart Inc NYSE: … Continue reading “Walmart Earnings Hit by Inflation, Lowers Forward Guidance”

Under Armour Transition Quarter Hit by Chinese Covid19 Lockdown Disrupting Inbound Freight

Sporting apparel maker Under Armour reported worse than expected first quarter earnings as the Covid forced closures in China led to worsening supply chains for the second straight quarter in Q1. $UAA shares fell over 23% pre-market. Under Armour competes with Nike, Adidas and Lululemon. Under Armour Inc Class A NYSE: UAA Reported Earnings Before Open Friday ($0.01) Missed Exp $0.04 EPS AND Matched $1.3 Billion Revenue Forecast Earnings Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) reported first-quarter results before the open … Continue reading “Under Armour Transition Quarter Hit by Chinese Covid19 Lockdown Disrupting Inbound Freight”

Chevron Earnings Surge as CVX Plans to Raise Permian Production 15% to Grow Domestic Supply

Chevron, the second-largest U.S. oil company after Exxon, on Friday said it made $6.3 billion in quarterly profit, up from about $1.4 billion in the same period last year and slightly below analyst expectations. Chevron Chief Executive Mike Wirth said, “Chevron is doing its part to grow domestic supply,” and aims to raise output in the Permian 15% from 2021 levels this year. “Chevron is doing its part to grow domestic supply,” Fellow oil major Exxon reported Friday also Chevron … Continue reading “Chevron Earnings Surge as CVX Plans to Raise Permian Production 15% to Grow Domestic Supply”

ExxonMobil Earnings Miss Lofty Expectations on Weather and Timing Impacts, Takes Charges of $3.4 billion on Russian Exit.

Oil giant ExxonMobil reported first quarter earnings Friday that missed lofty expectations on a quarter where oil and natural gas prices hit long term highs. The quarter included charges of $3.4 billion, or 79 cents a share, from $XOM’s exit of Russia. Exxon boosted its stock repurchase program to up to $30 billion through 2023. Chevron also reported today. ExxonMobil Inc. (NYSE: $XOM) Reported Earnings Before Open Friday  $2.07 Missed $2.23 EPS and $90.50B Beat $82.8 billion revenue forecast Conference … Continue reading “ExxonMobil Earnings Miss Lofty Expectations on Weather and Timing Impacts, Takes Charges of $3.4 billion on Russian Exit.”

Phillips 66 Repay Debt, Repurchase Shares and Raise Dividend

Houston based oil refiner Phillips 66 on Friday reported better than expected first quarter earnings. PSX Generated $1.1 billion of operating cash flow and repaid $1.45 billion of debt in April. The refiner announced plan to restart share repurchases and increasing the dividend. $PSX is diversifed from refining in both its chemical and pipeline sectors. Phillips 66 Inc. (NYSE: $PSX) Earnings Beat Before Open Friday $1.32 beat $1.14 EPS and $36.72B Beat $29.79 forecast in revenue Earnings Phillips 66 (PSX) … Continue reading “Phillips 66 Repay Debt, Repurchase Shares and Raise Dividend”

Meta Earnings Release Better Than Expected Offers Relief Boosting Stock 15%

Social media beast Meta, owner of Facebook reported better than expected first quarter earnings after the close Wednesday. $FB guiding lower, and revenue missed but beat on EPS. Daily active users, which declined in the fourth quarter for the first time, bounced back a bit from 1.93 billion to 1.96 billion. $FB was up 15.1% after earnings, the stock fell 26% after the dismal Q4 results. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: $FB) Reported Earnings After Close Wednesday $2.72 beat EPS $2.56 expected … Continue reading “Meta Earnings Release Better Than Expected Offers Relief Boosting Stock 15%”

Schlumberger Well Construction and Reservoir Performance Lead Earnings With Higher Oil and Gas Price Rises

The world’s largest oil fields service company Schlumberger reported better than expected earnings Friday. Higher demand for its services and equipment, as producers capitalize on a rebound in crude and natural gas prices. Growth was driven by its core divisions: Well Construction and Reservoir Performance. SLB also announced a 40% increase in its quarterly cash dividend, from $0.125 per share to $0.175 per share. Schlumberger Ltd NYSE: SLB Reported Before Open Friday $0.39 EPS Beat $0.36 EPS AND $5.8 Bil Missed $5.9 Billion as Forecast in … Continue reading “Schlumberger Well Construction and Reservoir Performance Lead Earnings With Higher Oil and Gas Price Rises”

Tesla Delivers Record Earnings Despite Global Supply Chain Headwinds

Tesla reported record Q1 earnings after the market close Wednesday. The takeaway was $TSLA with the foresight of tying up key commodities such as nickel, rare earths and lithium earlier got them ahead of the inflation curve. This made the company able to relentlessly focus on manufacturing. From that gross automotive margin were 30.5%, up from 28.4% over the previous quarter. Even excluding credit sales, operating profit was a record and much better than Wall Street expected. What excited the … Continue reading “Tesla Delivers Record Earnings Despite Global Supply Chain Headwinds”