Anglo American ( OTCPK:AAUKF , OTCPK:AAUKY ) says its H1 net profit more than tripled to $1.46B vs. $403M in the impairment-weighed H1 of last year, but underlying operating profit fell 10% to $2.93B due to lower prices across most of its commodities and a 40% drop in platinum output from the ...
its fastest-growing business, Knowles, and has few visible replacements for the void left in the portfolio.As commodity prices ease, material costs are likely to trend lower, providing an earnings tailwind.Dover generates sufficient internal
drive traffic into stores. This aggressive price competition could also exacerbate the challenges posed by volatile commodity prices ; the firm may be unable to pass through higher input costs (and preserve margins) without losing share. That
July 23 (Reuters) - Cliffs Natural Resources Inc, facing off against an activist fund that wants to replace its chief executive, reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday because of weak commodity prices and a decline in sales volumes.
Cliffs Natural Resources' (NYSE: CLF ) Q2 loss is attributed to lower prices for iron ore and metallurgical coal as well as a decline in sales volumes, but earnings were better than analysts had expected. Sales volumes at CLF's U.S. iron ore operations fell 24% Y/Y; Q2 iron ore pellet sales volume
Sustained increases in input costs in commodity prices , labor, or shipping expenses could weigh on profitability.Polaris competes with some formidable brand names, such as Harley-Davidson
costs related to packaging and distributing its products to end consumers. Of the various factors that can influence commodity prices , unfavorable weather conditions can adversely affect crop yields and ultimately result in an increase in corn and
the U.S. amid modest economic growth and lower commodity prices . However, both headline and core inflation rates ..... geopolitical events—have contributed to higher commodity prices . As a result, food and energy prices, which account
Pennsylvania markets; and installation and service of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. High commodity prices and warm weather can crimp sales volume. Although the firm has generally been able to pass higher propane costs
Shiller's data , and Stephan Pfaffenzeller ) (click to enlarge) (Sources: Jastram, Bank of England) Over the short term, the relationship tends to be more complicated than that. Commodity prices ( RJA , GSG , DJP ) can Complete Story »