Things You Need to Know Before Newell's (NWL) Q3 Earnings

Newell Brands Inc. NWL is slated to report third-quarter 2020 results on Oct 30, before the opening bell. Although the Zacks Consensus Estimate for third-quarter earnings has risen 2 cents to 44 cents over the past 30 days, the same suggests a plunge of 39.7% from the year-ago quarter’s tally. Further, the consensus mark for quarterly revenues is pegged at $2,490 million, indicating 1.6% growth from the figure reported in the year-ago quarter.

However, the Atlanta, GA-based company’s earnings have outperformed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the trailing four quarters by an average surprise of 38.7%.

Key Factors to Note

Newell Brands has been benefiting from robust consumption patterns stemming from changing consumer habits amid the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Evidently, the company is witnessing sales growth in a few categories, which in turn is contributing to the Food, Commercial, Appliances & Cookware and Outdoor & Recreation categories. Gains from these endeavors are likely to get reflected in the company’s third-quarter top line.

Moreover, strength in e-commerce remains a key growth driver. With consumers increasingly shifting to the online platform due to the pandemic, increased e-commerce sales contribution is likely to have aided results in the to-be-reported quarter. Apart from these, its Project FUEL plan for 2020, which focuses on enhancing productivity, looks encouraging.

However, the company is reeling under uncertain COVID-19 impacts, such as supply-chain disruptions and soft demand. Also, a declining trend in core sales and unfavorable foreign currency remain headwinds.

Newell Brands Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Newell Brands Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

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What the Zacks Model Unveils

Our proven model predicts an earnings beat for Newell Brands this reporting cycle. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the chances of an earnings beat. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re  reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

Newell Brands carries a Zacks Rank #2 and an Earnings ESP of +0.33%.

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Medifast MED presently has an Earnings ESP of +1.54% and a Zacks Rank #3.

Tyson Foods TSN presently has an Earnings ESP of +9.57% and a Zacks Rank #3.

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