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$DPS 2Q15 PR: Net sales were $1,655MM vs. $1,631MM in 2Q14. Net income was $220MM vs. $210MM in 2Q14. EPS was $1.14 vs. $1.06 in 2Q14. Gross profit $981MM vs. $966MM in 2Q14. Operating income was $369MM vs. $348MM in 2Q14. CapEx $42MM vs. $71MM in 2Q14. DPS returned $423MM to shareholders in the form of stock repurchases $251MM & dividends $172MM.
Visa ($V) set to release it earning after market close today. With new CEO resigning so close to the earnings, should we expect to see any surprises? Visa has been making strong moves with Visa Europe acquisition, partnership with PayPal and a 15% increase if quarterly dividends.
Kimberly Clark Corp ($KMB) has been in decline for most of the year, the stock has also not been getting any analyst love. Will today’s earnings break the trend? Revenue has been up and down in the last four quarters, let us see what this quarter brings.
$KMB down close to 4% after it misses on earnings and revenue. Forecasts are lower for the year.