Lamb Weston (LW) To Report Earnings Tomorrow: Here Is What To Expect

Max Juang /
2024/04/03 3:00 am EDT

Potato products company Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) will be reporting results tomorrow before market open. Here's what to look for.

Last quarter Lamb Weston reported revenues of $1.73 billion, up 35.7% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 1.9%. It was a decent quarter for the company, with revenue and EPS outperforming Wall Street's estimates. Looking forward, while revenue guidance was maintained from the previous outlook, EPS guidance was raised. 

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This quarter analysts are expecting Lamb Weston's revenue to grow 31.9% year on year to $1.65 billion, in line with the 31.3% year-over-year increase in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $1.45 per share.

Lamb Weston Total Revenue

The analysts covering the company have been growing increasingly bearish about the business heading into the earnings, with revenue estimates seeing four downward revisions over the last thirty days. The company missed Wall St's revenue estimates twice over the last two years.

Looking at Lamb Weston's peers in the consumer staples segment, some of them have already reported Q1 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. General Mills's revenues decreased 0.5% year on year, beating analyst estimates by 2.7% and Cal-Maine reported revenue decline of 29.5% year on year, exceeding estimates by 1.5%. General Mills traded up 2.9% on the results, and Cal-Maine traded up 8.2% on the results.

Read our full analysis of General Mills's results here and Cal-Maine's results here.

Investors in the consumer staples segment have had steady hands going into the earnings, with the stocks up on average 1.6% over the last month. Lamb Weston is up 0.6% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $128.5, compared to share price of $103.8.

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