Cabot reports Q4 adjusted EPS $1.05, consensus $1.11
Reports Q4 revenue $827M, consensus $849.36M. The company said, "While fiscal 2019 results are not what we originally expected, we delivered a strong fourth quarter of Adjusted EPS and largely offset various headwinds to achieve solid full year operating results. I am particularly proud of our employees around the world who drove growth in new business revenues, managed raw material volatility through strong commercial execution, and aggressively reduced costs. These activities helped to mitigate the impact of ongoing weakness in the Chinese business environment, continued softness in global automotive production and de-stocking across many of our value chains. During the year, we delivered strong free cash flow, increased the quarterly dividend by 6% and returned a significant amount of cash to shareholders. We also focused the portfolio through the divestiture of the Specialty Fluids business and remained committed to our long-term strategic growth investments. Our strong cash generation and solid balance sheet position us well in this current economic environment."