Is This a Sign of Industry Recovery?
With 2 weeks left in the quarter, OSRAM is adjusting Wall Street expectations as they now predict results to be slightly better than originally estimated.
Here is a summary of the OSRAM news and other related matters:
- The last quarterly announcement from OSRAM saw a large revenue decline of -29%.
- Revenues for the current quarter are now expected to decline -14%. Previous estimate was -15% to -19%.
- Earnings now expected to come in at 8%. Previous estimate was 3% - 6%.
- OSRAM Opto Semiconductors and Automotive segments credited with the better than expected performance.
- According to the last company Annual Report, the U.S. market comprises 23% of OSRAM sales.
- The next big publicly traded lighting company earnings announcement is Acuity Brands on October 8. They will be reporting on their Q4 results June, July & August.
- Most of the other companies we follow end their quarter in September and will announce earnings in late October or in November.
The OSRAM press release:
OSRAM raises guidance for fiscal year 2020 due to stronger business dynamics
The Managing Board of OSRAM Licht AG (OSRAM) raised the guidance for the fiscal year 2020 today due to stronger business recovery in summer, in particular in August. OSRAM now expects a comparable revenue decline of approximately -14 percent (previously -15 to -19 percent), an adjusted EBITDA margin of approximately 8 percent (previously: 3 to 6 percent) and a balanced free cash flow (previously: negative Free Cash Flow in the middle double digit to lower triple digit million range). Especially the business units Opto Semiconductors (OS) and Automotive (AM) were supported by improved business conditions in its core markets in China and the U.S. Furthermore, the consistent implementation of measures taken to moderate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic contributes significantly to stabilize profit and Free Cash Flow.
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