Moody’s Corp. (NYSE:MCO) 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.
Moody’s Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 31.58% to $1.00 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.76 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 17.98% to $756 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Moody’s Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.00 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.91. It beat the average revenue estimate of $722.25 million.
Quoting Management: “Moody’s results for the second quarter reflected continued strong operating performance across the Company,” said Raymond McDaniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moody’s. “We are pleased to announce we have increased our annualized dividend to $1.00 per share. We also now anticipate total 2013 share repurchases of approximately $1 billion. Our EPS guidance range for 2013 remains $3.49 to $3.59.”
Key Stats (on next page)…
Revenue increased 3.31% from $731.8 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 3.09% from $0.97 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.84 to a profit $0.85. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $3.51 to a profit of $3.57 over the last ninety days.
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