Avery Dennison Corporation AVY is scheduled to report second-quarter 2022 results before the opening bell on Jul 27.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the second-quarter total sales is pegged at $2.33 billion, suggesting an improvement of 10.9% from the prior-year quarter’s figure. The consensus mark for the company’s earnings per share is pinned at $2.39, indicating a year-over-year increase of 6.2%. The estimate has been unchanged in the past 30 days.
In the last reported quarter, Avery Dennison’s earnings and sales beat the Zacks Consensus Estimates. While the top line figure increased year over year, the bottom line was in line with the prior-year quarter’s levels. The company has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 5.3%, on average.
Factors at Play
Avery Dennison is witnessing solid demand for the labeling of non-durable consumer goods like food, beverage, home and personal care products in response to the pandemic. This is likely to get reflected in the company’s second-quarter sales results, as around 40% of its revenues come from these products. Focus on acquisitions and growth in high-value product categories are likely to have contributed to the company’s performance during the June-end quarter.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the Label and Graphic Materials segment’s second-quarter sales is currently pegged at $1,476 million, calling for a year-over-year increase of 7%. Strong demand for consumer-packaged goods and e-commerce trends are likely to have aided the business during the quarter. Volume improvement, focus on high-value categories led by specialty labels, productivity initiatives and continued margin expansion are anticipated to have buoyed the segment’s sales during the quarter under review. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the segment’s adjusted operating income is pegged at $209 million, suggesting year-over-year growth of 5%.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the Industrial and Healthcare Materials segment’s quarterly sales is pinned at $192 million, indicating a decline from the prior-year quarter’s $197 million. Strong demand for healthcare categories and focus on investments are likely to have aided the segment in the quarter to be reported.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the Retail Branding and Information Solutions segment’s April - June quarter sales is pegged at $634 million, calling for an increase of 19.8% from the prior-year quarter's figure of $529 million.
Consistent strength in Radio-frequency identification, strong growth in Intelligent Labels business and high-value categories and robust growth in external embellishments are likely to have boosted the segment’s second-quarter sales. The segment is recording growth in new applications within food, logistics and home goods while investing in digital capabilities and solutions. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the segment’s operating income is pegged at $82 million compared with the prior-year quarter’s $70 million.
Avery Dennison is executing several pricing and re-engineering actions to mitigate inflationary cost pressure. It has also announced additional price increases in most of its businesses worldwide. These are likely to have supported the company’s margins during the quarter in the discussion. Supply-chain-related challenges, unfavorable impacts of foreign currency translation and rising raw material, labor and freight costs might have offset these benefits during the second quarter.
Avery Dennison Corporation Price and EPS Surprise
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What the Zacks Model Indicates
Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Avery Dennison this time around. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat, but that is not the case here.
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Earnings ESP: Avery Dennison has an Earnings ESP of -0.14%.
Zacks Rank: Avery Dennison currently carries a Zacks Rank of 4 (Sell).
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Avery Dennison’s shares have lost 14.6% in the past year compared with the industry’s decline of 13.1%.
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MRC Global Inc. MRC currently has an Earnings ESP of +30.27% and a Zacks Rank of 1. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for first-quarter 2022 earnings has moved up 14% in the past 30 days to 25 cents per share, suggesting year-over-year growth of 213%.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for MRC Global’s quarterly revenues is pegged at $847 million, which indicates an increase of 23.4% from the prior-year quarter’s levels.
Crane Holdings, Co. CR currently has an Earnings ESP of +4.05% and a Zacks Rank of 2. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for second-quarter 2022 earnings is currently pegged at $1.75 per share, suggesting a 4.4% decline from the year-ago quarter’s tally.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for quarterly revenues is pinned at $800 million, highlighting year-over-year growth of 0.5%. Crane Holdings has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 22.2%, on average. It has long-term earnings growth of 8.9%.
Terex Corporation TEX currently has an Earnings ESP of +6.29% and a Zacks Rank #3. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for second-quarter 2022 earnings have gone up in the past 30 days and is currently pegged at 88 cents per share. The projection indicates a 13.7% decline from the prior-year quarter’s tally.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Terex’s quarterly revenues is pegged at $1.07 billion, which indicates a year-over-year improvement of 3.2%. TEX has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 49%, on average.
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