- 19 Nov
CST Quarterly results reveal successful fuel pricing strategy
CST Brands announced their financial results for the quarter ending September 30, 2014. Earnings were $.90 compared to expectations of $.57.
From the report: “Motor fuel gross profit (per gallon) in the U.S. for the third quarter of 2014, after deducting credit card fees, was $0.25 compared to $0.16 in the third quarter of 2013, which was primarily caused by a declining crude oil and wholesale gasoline pricing environment combined with the Company’s fuel pricing strategy.” [bolded text from this author]
In the US stores separately, the numbers are as follows:
- Q3 retail fuel margin before credit card fees of $0.288 per gallon up from $0.203 for Q3 in 2013
- Q3 gallons per site per day of 4,921 gallons or approximately 152,000 gallons per month
- Q3 NTI stores gallons per site per day of 9,547 gallons or 295,000 gallons per month
The numbers are quite impressive, and the financial analysts are noticing. CST stock is now trading at $43.27 a share, up 23% over the past three months, and up 32% for the year.