Lexmark International Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Happy Now

Lexmark International Inc. (NYSE:LXK) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 5.00%.

Lexmark International Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 6.74% to $0.95 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.89 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 3.11% to $890 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Lexmark International Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.95 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.88. It beat the average revenue estimate of $858.96 million.

Quoting Management: “In the second quarter, Lexmark exceeded its April guidance range for both revenue and EPS,” said Paul Rooke, Lexmark chairman and chief executive officer. “Our high value, strategic segments of managed print services and Perceptive Software both grew at a double-digit rate, and we generated solid free cash flow.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 0.64% from $884.3 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 7.95% from $0.88 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 $0.95 to a profit $0.94. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $3.81 to a profit of $3.8 over the last ninety days.

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