Lowe’s Q2 Earnings Surge on Solid Sales Amid COVID-19 Restrictions; Buy with Target Price $190

Lowe’s Companies Inc, a home improvement retailer that distributes building materials and supplies through stores in the United States, said its net earnings surged more than 70% and total net sales jumped over 30% in the second quarter as consumers ordered more home improvement products amid COVID-19 restrictions.

The home improvement retailer reported net earnings of $2.8 billion and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $3.74 for the quarter ended July 31, 2020, compared to net earnings of $1.7 billion and diluted EPS of $2.14 a year earlier. Second-quarter adjusted diluted EPS of $3.75 was 74% higher than adjusted diluted EPS of $2.15 same period last year.

Lowe’s said its sales for the second quarter were $27.3 billion, up from $21.0 billion in the second quarter of 2019, and comparable sales increased 34.2%.  Comparable sales for the U.S. home improvement business increased 35.1% during the period.

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Spectrum Brands (SPB) Q3 Earnings & Sales Beat Estimates

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. SPB posted better-than-expected results in third-quarter fiscal 2020. Results gained from solid demand for its products throughout the quarter. Notably, the majority of its segments delivered sturdy sales growth. However, supply-chain disruptions related to the Hardware & Home Improvement segment hurt quarterly growth to some extent.

Moving on, the company’s global productivity improvement plan savings contributed to quarterly growth. Encouragingly, this plan is anticipated to generate at least $100 million of full run-rate cost savings over the next nine to 12 months.

Despite such upsides, management withdrew the fiscal 2020 view. That said, demand remains positive for three of its four categories. Also, Spectrum Brands estimates shipments and factory output to improve in the fiscal fourth quarter.

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

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Edited Transcript of USX earnings conference call or presentation 30-Apr-20 12:30pm GMT

Chattanooga May 7, 2020 (Thomson StreetEvents) — Edited Transcript of US Xpress Enterprises Inc earnings conference call or presentation Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 12:30:00pm GMT

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. – SVP of Corporate Finance & IR

* Eric A. Peterson

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. – CFO & Treasurer

U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. – President, CEO & Director

* Scott H. Group

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the U.S. Xpress First Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.

I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Brian Baubach, Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance. Please go ahead, sir.

Thank you, operator, and good morning, everyone. We appreciate your participation in our first quarter 2020 earnings call. With me here today are Eric Fuller, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Eric Peterson, Chief Financial Officer. As a reminder, … Read More