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On Wednesday, October 21, Amphenol (NYSE: APH) will release its latest earnings report. Check out Benzinga's preview to understand the implications.
The Definitions of Net Income, Earnings and Earnings Per Share (EPS)
Earnings and EPS are useful metrics of profitability. Total earnings also known as net income is equal to total revenue minus total expenses. Dividing net income by the total number of shares outstanding yields EPS.
Earnings and Revenue
Wall Street analysts see Amphenol reporting earnings of $0.87 per share on revenue of $2.03 billion. Amphenol EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $0.95. Revenue was $2.10 billion.
Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important
Analysts who cover this company will publish forward-looking estimates of its revenue and EPS each quarter. Averaging together every EPS and revenue prediction that each analyst makes about a given company yields the "consensus estimates." If the company posts earnings or revenue above or below the consensus estimate, the stock may move by a considerable margin.
The analyst consensus estimate would represent a 8.42% decrease in the company's earnings. Sales would be down 3.38% from the same quarter last year. Amphenol's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:
Over the last 52-week period, shares of Amphenol are up 12.28%.
Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Amphenol is scheduled to hold the call at 13:00:00 ET and can be accessed here: https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/m86nnfis
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