A company's share price should rally on a good result and fall on a bad one - if only it were that simple.
CSL and Treasury Wine managed to recoup the losses and V-line back into positive territory. Codan shares experienced a brief rally before sellers pushed the stock back towards session lows.
Here's a recap of the earnings and some food for thought.
CSL posted its FY22 results on Wednesday, with its shares falling to session lows of -5.9% before closing just -1.3% lower. The things to note about its earnings were:
Profits fell -5% to US$2.25bn, in-line with Bloomberg estimates of US$2.26bn and ahead of Morgans estimates of US$2.18bn
Cashflow from ops was down -27% to US$2.63bn as a result of the profit decline and significant increase in inventories
Inventories rose 14.6% to US$4.33bn as plasma collections recovered albeit at higher prices
Plasma collections rose 24% year-on-year, volumes now exceed pre-pandemic levels, expected to drive "future sales growth"
FY23 net profits expected to be between US$2.4bn to US$2.5bn, up 6.4% to 10.9% compared to FY22
Treasury Wine shares experienced a much more wild intraday swing, surging from session lows of -4.8% to 3.5% at the time of writing.
Net sales revenue fell -3.6% to $2.48bn but revenue per case rose 16.1% to $97.3
EBITS margin rose 1.3 percentage points to 21.1%
Net profit after tax rose 5.3% to $263.2m, profits before material items and SGARA was $322.6m
Supply chain optimisation program is now complete, confirmed to deliver savings of $90m (up from 75%m previously)
Luxury inventory will be sold in FY23 from 2020 Australian and Californian vintages which bear lower yield and at higher costs
The profit before material items and SGARA was ahead of Bloomberg estimates of $315m and in-line with Morgans estimates of $322.3m.
Codan (ASX: CDA) shares teased at a comeback, rallying from session lows of -13.1% to -2.6% by noon. The bounce proved to be a dead with, now back towards session lows, down -9.2%.
Revenue was up 16% to $506.1m and net profit rose 3% to $100.5m, which was in-line with Codan's May guidance of $100m. Some interesting snippets from its results include:
Metal detection segment sales down -20% (52% of Group sales, 75% a year ago)
Segment sales are cycling through an 'unprecedented' FY21 and disrupted business conditions in Northeast Africa
Communications segment sales up 153% (48% of Group sales, 22% a year ago)
Codan flagged that metal detection sales in the first-half of FY23 "may not reach the level achieved in H1 of FY22"
Results met expectations: The three results were largely in-line with analyst or company expectations. Still, the open was rather brutal.
A few soft spots: CSL flagged higher costs for plasma collections, Treasury Wine warned that supply chain and cost inflation pressures are expected to continue and the unfavorable luxury wine inventory, and Codan experienced a sharp decline in metal detection's contribution to Group revenues. Perhaps the market was really taking a stab at the results' weak links
Look out for momentum: CSL shares continued to rally post earnings. The shakeout seems to have created a bit of momentum behind the stock. Will we see the same momentum for Treasury Wine and Codan?
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