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In 1Q17, $HRB's OpEx fell $2MM to $310MM mainly due to cost reduction efforts, partially offset by occupancy costs and amortization expense related to franchise acquisitions in the prior year. Interest expense, which is not included in OpEx, rose $13MM vs. 1Q16 due to issuances of long-term debt in Sept. 2015. Pre-tax loss rose $16MM to $203.5MM.
Visa ($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.