Wednesday, January 16, 2019

4Q18 Earnings

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Note: by 4Q16 I had lost a lot of interest in tracking earnings. I'm not sure where I will go with this page. In fact, there are more and more days when ... no, I won't go there. 



CLR: another case of over-promising, under-delivering? Misses on both the top line and the bottom line. Shares down almost 7% after the earnings release.

MDU: must have met the "whisper number." MDU shares flat even after announcing earnings that missed forecasts.

Big Oil: best results in years.

BP: exceeds expectations. And here. Best profit in five years. That includes years in which WTI was trading close to $100 / bbl.

Valero: both earnings and revenue beat forecasts.

Facebook: surges; headline said the company "smashed" forecasts.

GE: huge miss on earnings -- but shares surging, according to the headline; apparently GE shares are up 20% year-to-date

CVX: will build a million-bopd pipeline in the Permian; at least I think that's what I saw

M/C: huge earnings report according to the headline.

CVX: will buy Brazilian refinery along US coast; will pay $350 million for the Petrobras refinery

Shell: full-year profits surges to four-year highs; beats expectations. [Note: I don't often do this, but I am so thrilled with myself -- LOL -- I can't resist -- Shell was one of two energy companies I started buying about one year ago and kept accumulating.] Shell pledges to do it all. Archived.

COP: link here. Huge earnings report. On the radio: "COP hit is out of the ballpark." Slides here.

XOM: profits tops estimates. Nothing but good news for ExxonMobil today. Earlier it was reported that Rystad Energy named ExxonMobil the oil, gas explorer of 2018. Back to its earnings:

  • excluding the impacts of tax reform, revenues from to $6.4 billion from $3.73 billion a year ago
  • production: 4 million bopd
  • the Permian: up 90% over one year ago (considering its production there was minimal, this was not a tough metric to beat)
  • EPS: $1.41 vs $1.08 forecast
Hess: investors happy with report; narrows loss

Shell: reports January 31, 2019. Analysts expect a huge report. If they miss ....

IBM: Tuesday after the close, IBM reported fourth-quarter results that beat EPS and revenue estimates, with revenue down 3.5% year-on-year. Last year, the company broke a nearly six-year streak of declining revenue. Analysts had expected Q4 to continue the trend. Surprise! IBM is up nearly eight percentage points Wednesday morning.

SLB: beat/meet; stock surges; 36 cents vs 36 cents forecast; revenues of $8.18 billion vs expectations of $8.06 billion.

HAL: Halliburton posted adjusted income from continuing operations of $0.41 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2018, excluding a tax benefit related to a strategic change in the company’s corporate structure. The $0.41 earnings per share compares to an analyst consensus estimate of $0.37. For the full year 2018, Halliburton’s total revenue rose by 16 percent on the year to $24.0 billion. Revenue for 4Q18: $5.94 billion, better than expected.


Netflix: misses on revenues; $4.19 billion vs $4.21 billion; but bottom line, earnings of 30 cents/share easily beat 24 cents expected. Guidance was really bad: 56 cents vs estimates of 85 cents for 1Q19. 

Morgan Stanley: forecast for good news. Apparently not so good; stock drops. Posted January 17, 2019.

Alcoa: Look at this: Alcoa swings to GAAp profit, sees an aluminum deficit, and an alumina surplus for 2019.
Shares of Alcoa Inc. rose in the extended session Wednesday after the company swung to a GAAP profit in the fourth quarter. Alcoa said it earned $43 million, or 23 cents a share, in the quarter, versus a loss of $196 million, or $1.06 a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for one-time items, the company earned $125 million, or 66 cents a share, compared with $195 million, or $1.04 a share, a year ago. Revenue hit $3.3 billion, from $3.2 billion a year ago. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected adjusted earnings of 50 cents a share on sales of $3.3 billion.
Banks: From Chesto over at The Boston Globe, January 16, 2019:
Bank of America's fourth-quarter profit topped analysts' estimates, and its profit for the year was a record $28.15 billion.
Goldman Sachs beat estimates as a spike in revenue from investment banking offset declines in revenue from underwriting and trading.
Ford Motor warned that its fourth-quarter profit would fall short of estimates, and didn't provide a forecast for 2019.

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