Campbell Soup (CPB) Third Quarter Earnings and Revenue Beat Estimates


VSAmpbell Soup (CPB) exited with quarterly earnings of $0.70 per share, beating Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 per share. That compares to earnings of $0.57 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.

This quarterly report represents a profit surprise of 14.75%. A quarter ago, this maker of canned soup, Pepperidge Farm cookies and V8 juice was expected to post earnings of $0.68 per share when it was actually producing earnings of 0. $69, offering a surprise 1.47%.

In the past four quarters, the company has exceeded consensus EPS estimates four times.

Campbell, which is part of the Zacks Food – Miscellaneous industry, reported revenue of $2.13 billion for the quarter ended April 2022, beating Zacks’ consensus estimate of 4.65%. That compares to revenues of $1.98 billion a year ago. The company has exceeded consensus revenue estimates twice in the past four quarters.

The sustainability of the immediate stock price movement based on recently released numbers and future earnings forecasts will primarily depend on management’s comments on the earnings call.

Campbell shares are up about 7.2% year-to-date compared to the -12.7% decline in the S&P 500.

What’s next for Campbell?

With Campbell outperforming the market so far this year, the question on investors’ minds is: what’s next for the stock?

There is no easy answer to this key question, but one reliable measure that can help investors answer it is the company’s earnings outlook. This includes not only current consensus earnings expectations for the upcoming quarter(s), but also how those expectations have changed recently.

Empirical research shows a strong correlation between short-term stock movements and trends in earnings estimate revisions. Investors can track these revisions on their own or rely on a proven scoring tool like Zacks Rank, which has an impressive track record of harnessing the power of earnings estimate revisions.

Before this publication of the results, the trend of revisions of the estimates for Campbell is mixed. While the magnitude and direction of estimate revisions may change following the release of the company’s earnings report, the current situation translates into a No. 3 (hold) Zacks ranking for the stock. Thus, the shares should move in line with the market in the near future. You can see the full list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

It will be interesting to see how the estimates for the next few quarters and the current fiscal year change in the days ahead. The current consensus EPS estimate is $0.58 on $1.92 billion in revenue for the upcoming quarter and $2.78 on $8.4 billion in revenue for the current fiscal year.

Investors should be aware that the outlook for the sector can also have a significant impact on stock performance. In terms of Zacks industry rankings, Food – Miscellaneous is currently in the bottom 27% of over 250 Zacks industries. Our research shows that the top 50% of industries ranked by Zacks outperform the bottom 50% by a factor of more than 2 to 1.

Another stock in the same sector, Mamamancini’S Holdings, Inc. (MMMB), has yet to report results for the quarter ending April 2022.

This company is expected to show a balanced quarterly earnings per share in its next report, representing a year-over-year change of -100%. The consensus EPS estimate for the quarter has been revised down 33.3% in the past 30 days from the current level.

Mamamancini’s Holdings, Inc. revenue is expected to be $20 million, up 94% from the prior year quarter.

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