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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Declares Dividend of $0.07 Per Share

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Jul. 14 2016, Published 2:59 p.m. ET

Price movement

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) has a market cap of $7.1 billion. It fell by 2.0% to close at $26.58 per share on July 13, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were 5.3%, -1.6%, and -18.3%, respectively, on the same day. GT is trading 1.1% above its 20-day moving average, 2.0% below its 50-day moving average, and 12.2% below its 200-day moving average.

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Related ETFs and peers

The Schwab US Mid-Cap ETF (SCHM) invests 0.27% of its holdings in GT. The ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of mid-cap stocks in the Dow Jones US Total Stock Market Index. The YTD price movement of SCHM was 8.6% on July 13.

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) invests 0.05% of its holdings in GT. The ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of US large- and mid-cap stocks selected by the S&P committee.

The market caps of GT’s competitors are as follows:

  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (CTB): $1.7 billion
  • Boeing (BA): $86.6 billion

Goodyear Tire & Rubber declares dividend

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.07 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid on September 1, 2016, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 1, 2016.

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Performance in 1Q16

Goodyear Tire & Rubber reported 1Q16 net sales of $3.7 billion, a fall of 8.3% from the net sales of $4.0 billion in 1Q15. The company’s cost of goods sold as a percentage of net sales fell 3.9% between 1Q15 and 1Q16.

The company’s net income and EPS (earnings per share) fell to $184.0 million and $0.68, respectively, in 1Q16, compared with $224.0 million and $0.82 in 1Q15.

GT’s cash and cash equivalents fell 26.9%, and its inventories rose 7.0% between 4Q15 and 1Q16. Its current ratio rose to 1.4x and its debt-to-equity ratio fell to 2.9x in 1Q16, compared with a current ratio and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.2x and 3.0x, respectively, in 4Q15. During this quarter, the company repurchased 1.6 million shares of its common stock for $50 million.

Projections

The company has reaffirmed its projections for 2016.

  • Core segment operating income growth is expected to be in the range of 10% to 15%, which excludes Venezuela.
  • Free cash flow from operations is expected to be positive.
  • The adjusted debt-to-EBITDAP (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization, and pension income) multiple is expected to be in the range of 2.0x to 2.1x at the end of the year.

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