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Cabot Earnings Surge on Improved Volumes, Sale of Supermetals Unit

9:32 AM MDT | May 2, 2012 | Kara Sissell

Cabot reported second quarter 2012 net income of $240 million, up 78% from the year-ago quarter, on stronger volumes, a favorable product mix and strong earnings from its specialty fluids segment. Sales increased 12% year-on-year, to $844 million. Earnings per share (EPS) were 96 cts, up 40% from the year-ago quarter and well above the consensus of analysts’ estimates of 79 cts/share. “Our rubber blacks business and specialty fluids segment set new records of quarterly Ebit performance,” says president and CEO Patrick Prevost. “The...

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