Ferro Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Selling Shares Now

Ferro Corp. (NYSE:FOE) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 2.6%.

Ferro Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.02 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.05 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 9.57% to $435.45 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Ferro Corp. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.02 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.11. It missed the average revenue estimate of $444.44 million.

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EPS decreased to $-0.02 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.10 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.10 to a profit $0.09. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $0.31 to a profit of $0.36 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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