Thursday, 29 Oct 2020 Group Limited Q2 adjusted earnings of -RMB1.93 per share

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Adjusted diluted earnings from continuing operations in the first quarter were $0.17 per share compared to $0.57 per share last year.

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Costco Wholesale (COST) Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.389 billion or $3.13 per share, up from $1.097 billion or $2.47 per share last year.

Total revenues for the quarter increased to $53.38 billion from $47.50 billion last year. Comparable sales rose 11.4% for the quarter.

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Novavax — Shares of the biotech company rose more than 4% after Novavax announced that it had started a phase three trial in the United Kingdom for its coronavirus vaccine candidate. Novavax said the trial would involve up to 10,000 patients over the next four to six weeks.

Costco — Shares of the retailer fell 2.6% after reporting its results for its fiscal fourth quarter. The company reported $53.38 billion of revenue, $1.3 billion above what analysts were expecting, according to Refinitv. Costco also beat earnings estimates, reporting adjusted earnings per share of $3.04 versus $2.84 expected. The company said it had $281 million of expenses related to the pandemic.

Bristol-Myers Squibb — The pharmaceutical stock gained 3% in extended trading after the company announced positive results from a phase three trial of its immunotherapy Opdivo for bladder cancer patients. The trial will continue for the investigators to gather more data. Q2 Loss Widens Group Limited (TCOM) reported second-quarter net loss of RMB476 million or RMB0.80 per ADS, compared to RMB403 million or RMB0.73 per ADS last year.

Adjusted losses per ADS for the quarter were RMB1.93 or $0.27.

Second-quarter revenues dropped to RMB3.16 billion from RMB8.70 billion last year. On US Dollar basis, revenues were $448 million for the quarter.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected a loss of $0.46 per share on revenues of $343.11 million. Group Limited Q2 adjusted earnings of -RMB1.93 per share

Below are the earnings highlights for Group Limited (TCOM):

-Earnings: -RMB476 million in Q2 vs. -RMB403 million in the same period last year.
-EPS: -RMB0.80 in Q2 vs. -RMB0.73 in the same period last year.
-Excluding items, Group Limited reported adjusted earnings of -RMB1.16 billion or -RMB1.93 per share for the period.
-Revenue: RMB3.16 billion in Q2 vs. RMB8.70 billion in the same period last year.

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