A. Schulman Inc (NASDAQ:SHLM)’s shares plunged on Tuesday after the company’s Q2 results missed analysts’ predictions and it reduced its full-year earnings anticpates.
On late Monday the supplier of plastic compounds and resins declared that adjusted earnings of 27 cents a share on revenue of $522.4M. Analysts polled by FactSet forecasted earnings of 39 cents a share on revenue of $526.4M.
Economic difficulties in Europe and surging competition on price from its peers pressured the performance.
Schulman cut its full-year earnings anticipates between of $2.08 to $2.13 a share for the year against a predict in January of adjusted earnings of $2.14 to $2.19 a share. Analysts had expected adjusted earnings of $2.15 a share for the year.
Shares of A. Schulman Inc (NASDAQ:SHLM) traded at $25.93 by plunging -12.84% with price volatility of 3.86% for a week and 2.47% for a month plus price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 0.93 and its beta stands at 1.26 times.
Stocks after opening at $28.01 hit high price of $28.33 and on last session stock held volume of 1.14 million shares which was unexpectedly higher than its average volume of 121,053 shares.
Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.88 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 0.43 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.36. The Company had total cash at hand $107.14 million and a book value per share as $17.71 in the most recent quarter.
While investors who viewing SHLM against other stocks with the reference of profit margin that are Braskem SA (ADR) (NYSE:BAK) having profit margin -2.93%, Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) with 3.38% profit margin, Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO) having -155.44% profit margin and FMC Corp (NYSE:FMC) having profit margin of 12.46%.
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