Avery Dennison Corporation ( AVY Quick Quote AVY - Free Report) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2021 results before the opening bell on Feb 2. Q4 Estimates
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the fourth-quarter total sales is pegged at $2.14 billion, suggesting an improvement of 7.5% from the prior-year quarter’s figure. The consensus mark for the company’s earnings per share is pinned at $2.15, indicating a year-over-year decline of 5.3%. The estimate has been unchanged in the past 30 days.
In the last reported quarter, Avery Dennison reported year-over-year improvements in the top and the bottom line. Earnings and revenues surpassed the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company has a trailing four-quarter average earnings surprise of 9.02%.
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 fourth-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 December-end quarter.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the Label and Graphic Materials segment’s fourth-quarter sales is currently pegged at $1,344 million, calling for a year-over-year improvement of 3.8%. The segment’s Label and Packaging Materials business serves essential categories that are seeing higher demand amid the pandemic. 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 and productivity initiatives, is anticipated to have buoyed the segment’s sales during the quarter under review. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the segment’s operating income is pegged at $183 million, suggesting a year-over-year decline of 11.2%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the Industrial and Healthcare Materials segment’s quarterly sales is pinned at $189 million compared to the prior-year quarter’s $188 million. The rebound in demand for industrial products is likely to have translated into improved order levels in the quarter to be reported. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the segment’s operating income is pegged at $18.4 million, indicating a decline of 21% from the prior-year quarter’s number. The segment’s operating profit is likely to have been impacted by cost inflation. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the Retail Branding and Information Solutions segment’s October-December quarter sales is pegged at $598 million, calling for an increase of 18% from the prior-year quarter's figure of $508 million. Consistent strength in Radio-frequency identification, investments in digital identification technologies and external embellishments are likely to have boosted the segment’s fourth-quarter sales. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the segment’s operating income is pegged at $85 million compared with the prior-year quarter’s $78 million. Avery Dennison is executing various long-term productivity and temporary cost-saving actions amid the coronavirus pandemic. This is likely to have boosted the segment’s margins and earnings performance during the quarter in the discussion. Nevertheless, 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 fourth quarter. 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. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they're reported with our Earnings ESP Filter. Earnings ESP: Avery Dennison has an Earnings ESP of 0.00%. Zacks Rank: Avery Dennison currently carries a Zacks Rank of 3. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here. Price Performance
Avery Dennison’s shares have gained 31.8% in the past year compared with the
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