Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) reported its Q2 results last week, with EPS of $1.29 coming in better than the consensus estimate of $1.18. Revenue was $4.79 billion, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.71 billion.
Automation Solutions orders grew 17% to $6.4 billion and backlog grew $0.4 billion sequentially and approximately $0.9 billion year-to-date after rising 16% in 2021.
The pipeline for LNG investment is pulling forward nicely, with 250 million tons per annum of capacity this decade, compared to 125 million each of the past two decades.
The company provided its full 2022-year outlook, expecting EPS to range from $4.95 to $5.10, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.01.
Analysts at Oppenheimer provided their views following the results, adjusting their 2022 EPS estimate to $5.10 from $5.00 and 2023 EPS estimate to $5.55 from $5.45. The analysts lowered their price target to $110 from $115, while reiterating their outperform rating.