Reynolds Consumer Products Inc.’s stock (REYN) experienced a significant 3.5% increase in premarket trading on Wednesday following the company’s strong performance in the second quarter. The Illinois-based maker of household products reported a net income of $66 million, or 32 cents per share, surpassing the previous year’s $52 million, or 25 cents per share. Even adjusted per-share earnings were higher than expected at 32 cents, compared to the predicted consensus of 28 cents according to FactSet.
Reynolds’ revenue also saw a positive trend, rising by 3% to reach $940 million. This triumphed over the forecasted consensus of $937 million by FactSet. The increase in revenue can be attributed to both higher pricing and stable volume compared to the previous year. The company’s CEO, Lance Mitchell, expressed his satisfaction with the results, stating that profitability has been restored across all of their four business divisions: cooking and baking, hefty waste and storage, hefty tableware, and Presto food bag products.
Mitchell further added, “We are forecasting strong earnings growth for the remainder of the year and have resumed paying down debt enabled by improved earnings, strong working capital management, and continued capital investment discipline.” As a result of their positive performance, Reynolds raised the lower end of its earnings per share (EPS) guidance for the full year to a range of $1.34 to $1.41, previously projected at $1.30 to $1.41.
Although Reynolds’ stock has fallen by 7% since the beginning of the year, it is important to note that the S&P 500 has experienced a contrasting gain of 17%.