Ternium S.A. Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Ambivalent Now

Ternium S.A. (NYSE:TX) 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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Ternium S.A. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 18.52% to $0.66 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.81 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 2.11% to $2.14 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Ternium S.A. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.66 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.52. It missed the average revenue estimate of $2.16 billion.

Quoting Management: There was no comment from the management.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 2.82% from $2.2 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 100% from $0.33 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 $0.72 to a profit $0.67. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.97 to a profit of $2.67 over the last ninety days.

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