RPM International crushed analysts’ estimates on earnings, sending its shares surging more than +5% on Monday.
The maker of high-performance specialty coatings, sealants and building materials reported fiscal fourth quarter earnings of $1.24 a share, which surpassed the $1.14 a share estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks. The per-share earnings was +21.6% higher from the year-ago period.
RPM’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) clocked a +51.5% increase, to touch $204.6 million in the quarter compared to $135 million a year ago.
Revenue of $1.6 billion, however, was slightly below (around -0.19%) analyst estimates, according to Zacks. Nonetheless, the revenue was +2.8% higher from the year-ago quarter.
Looking ahead, RPM's forecast for 2020 is almost in line with analysts' estimates. The company expects a sales growth range of 2.5% to 4% in 2020, a 20% to 24% growth range in earnings before interest and taxes, and adjusted and diluted earnings per share of $3.30-$3.42 a share.