The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT - Free Report) has reported adjusted earnings per share of 25 cents in second-quarter 2019 compared with 62 cents in the prior-year quarter. Further, its earnings missed the Zack Consensus Estimate of 31 cents. It reported net income of $54 million, down from the net income of $157 million in the year-ago quarter.
The company delivered net revenues of $3.63 billion, lower than $3.84 billion in the year-ago quarter. Also, its revenues missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3.66 billion. The year-over-year decline in revenues was due to currency fluctuations as well as lower volume and sales from other tire-related businesses. These were partly offset by improvements in price/mix.
In the reported quarter, tire volume was 37.4 million units, down 4% from the year-ago quarter. Replacement tire shipments declined less than 1% from the year-ago quarter.
Segment operating income was $219 million, down from $324 million a year ago.
Segments in Detail
Revenues in the Americas segment declined year over year from $2.01 billion to $1.97 billion. The segment’s operating income was $134 million, down from $154 million in second-quarter 2018.
Revenues at the Europe, Middle East and Africa segment were $1.14 billion, down 9% year over year. The segment’s operating income decreased 56% to $44 million.
Revenues at the Asia Pacific segment declined 8% to $520 million. The segment’s operating income declined year over year to $41 million from $70 million.
Goodyear had cash and cash equivalents of $917 million as of Jun 30, 2019, up from $801 million as of Dec 31, 2018. As of Jun 30, 2019, long-term debt and finance leases amounted to $5.77 billion, up from $5.11 billion as of Dec 31, 2018.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
Currently, Goodyear carries a Zacks Rank#3 (Hold).
Some better-ranked stocks in the auto space are Copart, Inc. (CPRT - Free Report) , CarMax, Inc. (KMX - Free Report) and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP - Free Report) . While Copart currently sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), CarMax and Advance Auto Parts has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Copart has an expected long-term growth rate of 20%. In the past year, shares of the company have shot up 39%.
CarMax has an expected long-term growth rate of 12.6%. In the past year, shares of the company have rallied 19.4%.
Advance Auto Parts has an expected long-term growth rate of 11.6%. In the past year, shares of the company have improved 7.3%.
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