PPG Industries Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Up Now

PPG Industries Inc. (NYSE:PPG) 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. Shares are up 1.44%.

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PPG Industries Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 12.71% to $1.58 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.81 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 11.22% to $3.33 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: PPG Industries Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $1.58 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.54. It missed the average revenue estimate of $3.44 billion.

Quoting Management: During the quarter, we delivered strong performance in our coatings portfolio, as we grew aggregate coatings segment earnings by 13 percent versus last years record level, said Charles E. Bunch, PPG chairman and CEO.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 8.69% from $3.65 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 3.27% from $1.53 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 $2.28 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $7.77 to a profit of $7.79 over the last ninety days.

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