What To Expect From Pilgrim's Pride's (PPC) Q1 Earnings

Anthony Lee /
2024/04/30 3:04 am EDT

Chicken producer Pilgrim’s Pride (NASDAQ:PPC) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow after the bell. Here's what you need to know.

Pilgrim's Pride beat analysts' revenue expectations by 1.2% last quarter, reporting revenues of $4.53 billion, up 9.7% year on year. It was a very strong quarter for the company, with an impressive beat of analysts' earnings estimates.

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This quarter, analysts are expecting Pilgrim's Pride's revenue to grow 6.3% year on year to $4.43 billion, a reversal from the 1.8% decrease it recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $0.63 per share.

Pilgrim's Pride Total Revenue

Analysts covering the company have generally reconfirmed their estimates over the last 30 days, suggesting they anticipate the business to stay the course heading into earnings. Pilgrim's Pride has missed Wall Street's revenue estimates twice over the last two years.

Looking at Pilgrim's Pride's peers in the consumer staples segment, some have already reported their Q1 results, giving us a hint as to what we can expect. Cal-Maine's revenues decreased 29.5% year on year, beating analysts' expectations by 1.5%, and Colgate-Palmolive reported revenues up 6.2%, topping estimates by 2.1%. Cal-Maine traded up 3.5% following the results while Colgate-Palmolive was also up 1.3%.

Read our full analysis of Cal-Maine's results here and Colgate-Palmolive's results here.

Growth stocks have been quite volatile since the start of 2024, and while some of the consumer staples stocks have fared somewhat better, they have not been spared, with share prices down 3.6% on average over the last month. Pilgrim's Pride is up 3.3% during the same time and is heading into earnings with an average analyst price target of $35.6 (compared to the current share price of $35.66).

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