3M posted weaker-than-expected earnings

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

09:45, 14 September 2020

The conglomerate disappointed with its earnings

The American multinational conglomerate corporation, 3M, released its financial report. 

For Q2, the company posted weaker-than-expected earnings, as the pandemic impacted the profit and sales.

Its net income came in at $1.29 billion from last year’s $1.13 billion. The EPS rose to $2.22 from a previous $1.92. 

Even though the net income increased, sales missed the $7.32 billion consensus, dropping 12% to $7.18 billion. 

3M posted a revenue decline of 11.9% to $7.2 billion, missing the $7.32 billion forecast.

The company didn’t provide any further guidance as the future is uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

After the report, the stock price fell by 2.2%. Since the beginning of the year, it lost 7.5%, while USA30 dropped by 6.9%. 

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Sources: marketwatch.com, thestreet.com

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