Spectrum Brands (NYSE:SPB) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.43 EPS

Spectrum Brands (NYSE:SPB) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday. The company reported $1.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.43, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Spectrum Brands had a negative net margin of 6.31% and a positive return on equity of 10.92%. The business had revenue of $984.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $946.17 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.35 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis.

Shares of SPB stock opened at $54.16 on Friday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $46.74 and a 200-day moving average of $47.65. Spectrum Brands has a 52 week low of $19.59 and a 52 week high of $64.72. The company has a market cap of $2.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 1.91. The company has a quick ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 2.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.45.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 22nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 25th will be paid a $0.42 dividend. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 24th. Spectrum Brands’s dividend payout ratio is currently 58.74%.

A number of research firms have commented on SPB. Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective on shares of Spectrum Brands in a research note on Friday. Deutsche Bank upped their price objective on Spectrum Brands from $47.00 to $53.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Spectrum Brands from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $51.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, July 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Spectrum Brands currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.00.

About Spectrum Brands

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc operates as a branded consumer products company worldwide. The company's Hardware & Home Improvement segment offers hardware products under the National Hardware, Stanley, and FANAL brands; locksets and door hardware under the Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, EZSET, and Tell brands; and plumbing products under the Pfister brand.

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