Sealed Air Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) delivered a profit 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.

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Sealed Air Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 0% to $0.17 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.17 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 3.37% to $1.85 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Sealed Air Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.17 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.18. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.86 billion.

Quoting Management: Commenting on the first quarter results, Jerome A. Peribere, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “While we are pleased with the continued growth in our developing regions and the performance of our operations in delivering efficiencies and cost synergies, economic challenges in Europe remain persistent. We experienced Adjusted EBITDA margin expansion in our Food & Beverage division, but margin performance was challenging in our Institutional & Laundry and Protective Packaging divisions. All of our divisions are actively managing for margin improvement for the balance of 2013.”

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Revenue decreased 6.32% from $1.98 billion in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 50% from $0.34 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 $0.3 to a profit $0.26. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $1.25 to a profit of $1.2 over the last ninety days.

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