Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE:KWR) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
Quaker Chemical Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 37.5% to $0.99 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.72 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Decreased 0.21% to $172.9 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Quaker Chemical Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.99 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.76. It missed the average revenue estimate of $177.64 million.
Quoting Management: Michael F. Barry, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, “We are pleased to report solid results in the fourth quarter despite weak market conditions in Europe and Brazil as well as typical seasonal trends at year end. Overall, we experienced gross margin improvement based on stabilizing raw material costs. On balance, we are continuing to offset challenging market conditions, including foreign exchange, and to grow our business profitably through taking market share and leveraging our recent acquisitions.”
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