Cleveland, Ohio-based Parker-Hannifin Corporation (PH - Free Report) is a prominent built-up components & equipment company, conducting trade in the global industrial goods sector. The company produces control and motion technologies as well as systems that are traded across different aerospace, industrial and mobile marketplaces located around the world.
Parker-Hannifin’s “Win Strategy”, its core business system focusing on key areas, including customer engagement, customer experience, profitable growth and financial performance, has acted as a staple growth driver for the past few quarters. Also, the company’s initial savings from division consolidation and simplification initiatives continue to manifest themselves in the strong margin performance.
However, prolonged sluggishness in natural resources market that includes oil and gas, agriculture, mining and construction equipment are proving to be a major concern for the company. Softness in key end-markets has adversely impacted order levels for the past few quarters. Also, restructuring expenses and strengthening of the U.S. dollar are adding to the company’s woes.
PH has an impressive track record of beating earnings estimates in the recent past. In the four trailing quarters, PH has reported a positive average earnings surprise of 14.9%, beating estimates all through. Last quarter, it surpassed estimates by 13.4%.
Parker-Hannifin Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
Currently, PH has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) but that could change following its fourth-quarter fiscal 2017 earnings report which has just released. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
We have highlighted some of the key details from the just-released announcement below:
Earnings: PH beat on earnings. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $2.45, comfortably beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.31.
Revenue: Revenues of $3,496 million missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3,521 million.
Key Stats: PH achieved strong adjusted segment operating margins during the reported quarter, which came in at 16.8%, up 120 basis points year over year. The company also issued guidance for fiscal 2018 earnings, and anticipates a record year for sales and earnings.
Stock Price: PH shares were inactive following the release. It would be interesting to see how the market reacts to the results during the trading session today.
Check back later for our full write up on this PH earnings report later!
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