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Renault shares drop 7.5% following Q3 revenue miss

Published Oct 20, 2023 02:20
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Renault (EPA:RENA), the French automotive manufacturer, saw its share price tumble by 7.5% to EUR33.37 on Thursday after reporting third-quarter revenue that fell short of market expectations. According to financial firms Stifel and AlphaValue, the carmaker's revenue for the quarter was €10.51 billion ($11.08 billion), a figure that, despite marking a 7.6% increase year-on-year, was 1% lower than projected.

The shortfall in revenue was attributed to volume-related issues, including increased destocking within the independent dealers' network, which overshadowed otherwise strong pricing. Renault's performance reflects the broader challenges faced by automakers globally as they navigate supply chain disruptions and evolving consumer demands.

In light of these results, it's noteworthy to mention the real-time metrics provided by InvestingPro. Renault's market capitalization stands at a robust $9.621 billion, and the company's P/E ratio is a low 2.92, indicating that its shares could be undervalued. Moreover, despite the recent dip, Renault has seen a substantial revenue growth of 25.09% in the last 12 months ending Q2 2023, and an even higher quarterly revenue growth of 27.31% for FY2023.Q2.

Despite the disappointing top-line result, Renault maintained a positive outlook on its ongoing structural improvements and reaffirmed its financial guidance for 2023. This sentiment was echoed by AlphaValue's analysts, highlighting that while the company faced short-term obstacles, its long-term prospects remain solid.

According to InvestingPro Tips, Renault remains a prominent player in the Automobiles industry. The company's strong earnings should allow management to continue dividend payments, and analysts predict the company will be profitable this year. For more insightful tips like these, readers can visit InvestingPro's website.

The company's share price decline on Thursday underscores investor concern about the impact of volume-related issues on Renault's near-term performance. Yet, with the carmaker's reassurance of its 2023 targets, ongoing structural improvements, and the positive data from InvestingPro, it remains to be seen how this will influence investor sentiment in the coming quarters.

This article was generated with the support of AI and reviewed by an editor. For more information see our T&C.

Renault shares drop 7.5% following Q3 revenue miss
 

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