Workplace-furniture specialist Steelcase (SCS -10.06%) may need wished it stayed residence from the workplace on Thursday. Traders reacted sharply to the corporate’s newest set of quarterly outcomes, and never in a great way. They collectively traded the inventory down by simply over 10% on the day.
For its second quarter of fiscal 2023, Steelcase’s income got here in at barely greater than $863 million, for a sturdy year-over-year enchancment of 19%. Then again, the corporate’s headline internet revenue sank to $19.6 million ($0.17 per share) from the year-ago determine of $24.7 million. On a non-GAAP (adjusted) foundation, that bottom-line determine for the newest quarter was $0.21.
That represented a combined quarter for Steelcase. The typical analyst estimate for income was greater than $887 million. Nevertheless, these prognosticators had been anticipating a a lot decrease adjusted internet revenue at $0.13 per share.
Steelcase attributed its double-digit income development to a robust backlog and what it characterised as “pricing advantages,” which helps clarify the bottom-line drop.
The corporate additionally declared a contemporary dividend. It’s going to hand out $0.10 per share to traders of document as of Oct. 5. This might be paid on or earlier than Oct. 17, it added.
Steelcase’s steering was seemingly extra a difficulty for traders than the income miss or the profitability slide. It mentioned its high line ought to land at $825 million to $850 million, with adjusted earnings per share of $0.17 to $0.21. Sadly, neither vary tops the common analyst estimates of $857 million and $0.23, respectively.
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