S&P Global (SPGI) Tops Q2 EPS by 4c, Slight Revenues Beat; Maintains FY18 EPS Outlook

July 26, 2018 7:10 AM EDT

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S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) reported Q2 EPS of $2.17, $0.04 better than the analyst estimate of $2.13. Revenue for the quarter came in at $1.61 billion versus the consensus estimate of $1.6 billion.

"We continued to provide the essential intelligence necessary to help our customers navigate market events including trade tensions, Brexit, MiFID II, and the unwinding of quantitative easing. Despite these uncertainties, global GDP growth continues to be strong and the Company delivered solid second quarter results," said Douglas L. Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer of S&P Global. "Much like the first quarter, market volatility resulted in strong exchange-traded derivative revenue in our Index business and our Ratings business delivered top-line growth despite a decline in global bond issuance."

Outlook: The Company is maintaining its GAAP diluted EPS guidance in a range of $7.75 to $7.90 and its adjusted diluted EPS guidance in a range of $8.45 to $8.60.

GUIDANCE:

S&P Global sees FY2018 EPS of $8.45-$8.60, versus the consensus of $8.54.

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