Earnings Call Cheat Sheet: Sprint, Energizer, A-B InBev

Tuesday

A Sprint store in Springfield | Photo by Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert
Sprint will hold its earnings conference call on Tuesday. | Nicole Lunger/Missouri Business Alert

Sprint

Earnings release at 6:30 a.m.conference call at 7:30 a.m.

Analyst expectations: The Overland Park, Kan.-based telecom company will announce its earnings results for the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2014 before the market opens. Analysts expect Sprint to post a loss of 4 cents per share.

Recent news: In April, Sprint started opening 1,435 co-branded Sprint-RadioShack stores across the U.S. During the same month, Sprint launched a pilot program, Direct 2 You, in Kansas City, offering delivery of phones to customers in their homes. The company is planning to hire 5,000 employees for the service.

Energizer Holdings

Earnings release and conference call at 9 a.m.

Analyst expectations: Energizer Holdings will release its earnings for the second quarter of Fiscal 2015 before the market opens. Analysts expect Energizer to post earnings of $1.73 per share and revenue of $1.02 billion for the first quarter. During the same quarter last year, the company posted earnings per share of $2.10 and revenue of $1.06 billion.

Recent news: Last month, St. Louis-based Energizer announced the 18 board members of the two separate firms that the company will split into later this year. One of the two companies will sell batteries and other household items, and the other will specialize in personal care brands like Edge shaving gel. The split is expected to be completed by July 1.

Emerson

Earnings release before market open, conference call at 1 p.m.

Analyst expectations: Emerson Electric, the Ferguson-based manufacturing and technology company, will release its second-quarter 2015 results prior to the market opening on Tuesday. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.76 per share and revenue of $5.42 billion for the quarter. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.77, and revenue was $5.81 billion.

Recent news: Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, unveiled a real-time energy management information system this week. By providing real-time information about a site’s energy performance, the system aims to allow process manufacturers to identify inefficiencies and irregularities and take corrective action, reducing energy costs.

Wednesday

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Earnings release at midnight., conference call at 8 a.m.

Analyst expectations: Anheuser-Busch InBev, the Belgian brewer that has its U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, will announce its first-quarter 2015 earnings before the U.S. market opens. Analysts expect the company to report earnings of $1.01 per share and revenue of $10.4 billion. In the same quarter last year, the world’s largest brewing company posted increased profit and revenue despite diminished sales volume in the U.S. market.

Recent news: A-B InBev has recently approved Olivier Goudet as chairman. He will succeed Kees Storm, the brewer’s current chairman, whose term expires in 2015. Goudet, who is the current chief executive of JAB Holding Company, became an independent board member of A-B InBev in 2013. He will serve as chairman for four years.


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