Hillshire Brands Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

Hillshire Brands (NYSE:HSH) 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.

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Hillshire Brands Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 52.7% to $0.35 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.74 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 51.34% to $924 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Hillshire Brands reported adjusted EPS income of $0.35 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.32. It missed the average revenue estimate of $954 million.

Quoting Management: “We continue to make progress in executing our three-year plan, making strides in brand building, innovation and rigorous cost management,” said Sean Connolly, president and chief executive officer, The Hillshire Brands Company.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 12.83% from $1.06 billion in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 43.55% from $0.62 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.30 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $1.61 to a profit of $1.72 over the last ninety days.

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