Deciphering Berry Global (BERY) International Revenue Trends

Have you assessed how the international operations of Berry Global (BERY) performed in the quarter ended March 2024? For this packaging company, possessing an expansive global footprint, parsing the trends of international revenues could be critical to gauge its financial resilience and growth prospects.

In the modern, closely-knit global economic landscape, the capacity of a business to access foreign markets is often a key determinant of its financial well-being and growth path. Investors now place great importance on grasping the extent of a company's dependence on international markets, as it sheds light on the firm's earnings stability, its skill in leveraging various economic cycles and its broad growth potential.

Presence in international markets can act as a hedge against domestic economic downturns and provide access to faster-growing economies. However, this diversification also brings complexities due to currency fluctuations, geopolitical risks and differing market dynamics.

In our recent assessment of BERY's quarterly performance, we discovered notable trends in its overseas revenue sections, which are typically modeled and scrutinized by Wall Street analysts.

The company's total revenue for the quarter amounted to $3.08 billion, showing decrease of 6.5%. We will now explore the breakdown of BERY's overseas revenue to assess the impact of its international operations.

Trends in BERY's Revenue from International Markets

Of the total revenue, $1.13 billion came from Europe during the last fiscal quarter, accounting for 36.6%. This represented a surprise of -0.32% as analysts had expected the region to contribute $1.13 billion to the total revenue. In comparison, the region contributed $1.01 billion, or 35.4%, and $1.24 billion, or 37.6%, to total revenue in the previous and year-ago quarters, respectively.

During the quarter, Rest of world contributed $279 million in revenue, making up 9.1% of the total revenue. When compared to the consensus estimate of $295.24 million, this meant a surprise of -5.5%. Looking back, Rest of world contributed $282 million, or 9.9%, in the previous quarter, and $300 million, or 9.1%, in the same quarter of the previous year.

Projected Revenues in Foreign Markets

The current fiscal quarter's total revenue for Berry Global, as projected by Wall Street analysts, is expected to reach $3.22 billion, reflecting a decline of 0.2% from the same quarter last year. The breakdown of this revenue by foreign region is as follows: Europe is anticipated to contribute 35.9% or $1.16 billion and Rest of world 9.6% or $308.5 million.

Analysts expect the company to report a total annual revenue of $12.33 billion for the full year, marking a decrease of 2.6% compared to last year. The expected revenue contributions from Europe and Rest of world are projected to be 35.7% ($4.4 billion) and 9.6% ($1.18 billion) of the total revenue, in that order.

Final Thoughts

Berry Global's leaning on foreign markets for its revenue stream presents a mix of chances and challenges. Therefore, a vigilant watch on its international revenue movements can greatly aid in projecting the company's future direction.

In an era of growing international interdependencies and escalating geopolitical disputes, Wall Street analysts are vigilant in tracking these trends for businesses with a global reach, in order to refine their predictions of earnings. It should be noted, however, that a multitude of other elements, such as a company's domestic position, also play a significant role in shaping the earnings forecasts.

Emphasizing a company's shifting earnings prospects is a key aspect of our approach at Zacks, especially since research has proven its substantial influence on a stock's price in the short run. This correlation is positively aligned, meaning that improved earnings projections tend to boost the stock's price.

Boasting a remarkable track record that's been externally verified, the Zacks Rank, our unique stock rating system, leverages changes in earnings projections to function as a reliable gauge for predicting short-term stock price movements.

Berry Global, bearing a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), is expected to mirror the broader market's movements in the near term. You can see the complete list of today's Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here >>>>

A Review of Berry Global's Recent Stock Market Performance

Over the past month, the stock has gained 6.2% versus the Zacks S&P 500 composite's 1.3% increase. The Zacks Industrial Products sector, of which Berry Global is a part, has declined 0.2% over the same period. The company's shares have increased 2.6% over the past three months compared to the S&P 500's 4.3% increase. Over the same period, the sector has risen 7.2%.

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