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Daqo New Energy Corp. Q1 adjusted earnings Miss Estimates

Daqo New Energy Corp. (DQ) announced earnings for its first quarter that rose from the same period last year.

The company’s bottom line came in at $83.2 million, or $1.08 per share. This compares with $33.2 million, or $0.44 per share, in last year’s first quarter.

Excluding items, Daqo New Energy Corp. reported adjusted earnings of $86.2 million or $1.12 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.19 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 51.7% to $256.1 million from $168.8 million last year.

Daqo New Energy Corp. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $86.2 Mln. vs. $37.7 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $1.12 vs. $0.49 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $1.19
-Revenue (Q1): $256.1 Mln vs. $168.8 Mln last year.

Baidu Q1 Profit Surges On Strong Revenues – Quick Facts Inc. (BIDU) reported Tuesday that its first-quarter net income to Baidu was 25.65 billion yuan or $3.92 billion, compared to last year’s 41 million yuan.

Earnings per ADS was 73.76 yuan or $11.26, up from 0.02 yuan a year ago.

Adjusted net income was 4.30 billion yuan or $656 million, compared to prior year’s 3.08 billion yuan. Adjusted earnings per share were 12.38 yuan or $1.89, compared to 8.84 yuan last year.

Total revenues climbed 25 percent to 28.13 billion yuan or $4.29 billion from last year’s 22.55 billion yuan.

iQIYI subscribers reached 105.3 million as of March 31. iQIYI’s net loss narrowed to 1.3 billion yuan in the first quarter, compared to 2.9 billion yuan from a year ago.

Home Depot beats sales estimates as pandemic-fueled demand stays strong

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Home Depot Inc blew past quarterly same-store sales estimates on Tuesday, as demand remained strong for the top U.S. home improvement retailer's products even as vaccinations opened up more traditional avenues for customers to spend their money.

The company's blue-chip stock, which has gained over 20% this year, rose 2% in pre-market trading.

The last 12 months have been a blockbuster period for Home Depot as revenue and profit surged from stuck-at-home Americans investing more to upgrade their living spaces. The company also benefited from a years-long focus on e-commerce, particularly in services such as "click and collect" service.

Same-store sales rose 31% in the first quarter ended May 2, beating analysts' estimates for a 19.9% increase, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

Net earnings rose to $4.15 billion, or $3.86 per share, from $2.25 billion, or $2.08 per share, a year earlier.

(Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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