Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG) shares had been bumped larger by big beats on prime and backside line earnings estimates, feeding a firmer bull thesis on agriculture shares.
The St. Louis-based agribusiness operator notched Non-GAAP EPS of $4.26 for the primary quarter, considerably above estimates set at $2.94 and income that blew away expectations at $15.88 billion, $1.25 above the anticipated end result. Based upon these stellar outcomes, the corporate upped its full-year adjusted EPS forecast to a minimum of $11.50, about 14 cents above consensus.
Management famous that geopolitical occasions, specifically the warfare in Ukraine, have precipitated an “unprecedented global market” in meals, feed, and gasoline. The commentary provides to world tailwinds cited by peer Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) on Tuesday in its personal above-expectation earnings report. Taken in tandem, the reviews paint a rosy image for agribusinesses capable of capitalize on a spate of adversarial geopolitical occasions.
The firm additionally famous its improved steering is based on operational shifts that ought to counteract inflation and provide chain headwinds.
“From a enterprise standpoint, the modifications we’ve made to our working mannequin have enabled us to supply modern options to our clients on each ends of the availability chain and assist them reply to the extremely dynamic and difficult surroundings,” CEO Greg Heckman stated on Wednesday morning. “While we expect market conditions to continue shifting, I am confident we have the right team and platform in place to execute our critical role in the global agriculture and food supply chains.”
Shares gained about 1% in pre-market buying and selling.
Read extra on agricultural demand dynamics cited by Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM).