C.H. Robinson Worldwide Earnings: Third Straight Quarter of RISING Profit

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S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) reported its results for the second quarter. CH Robinson Worldwide is a third party logistics company which provides freight transportation and logistics solutions to a variety of clients.

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C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Net income for the transportation-services rose to $114.6 million (71 cents per share) vs. $111 million (67 cents per share) in the same quarter a year earlier. This marks a rise of 3.2% from the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 9.2% to $2.96 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. fell in line with the mean analyst estimate of 71 cents per share. Analysts were expecting revenue of $2.9 billion.

Key Stats:

The company has now seen its net income rise for three quarters in a row. In the first quarter, net income rose 9.8% and in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the figure rose 5.9%.

Revenue has increased for four consecutive quarters. Revenue increased 7.9% to $2.55 billion in the first quarter. The figure rose 10.4% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier and climbed 11.3% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter.

The company has met estimates for two consecutive quarters. It reported net income of 65 cents in the first quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts appear increasingly negative about the company’s results for the next quarter. The average estimate for the third quarter has moved down from 78 cents a share to 76 cents over the last ninety days. For the fiscal year, the average estimate has moved down from $2.94 a share to $2.88 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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