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Atlantica Yield (NASDAQ: AY) announces its next round of earnings this Friday, November 06. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Friday's Q3 earnings announcement.
What Are Earnings, Net Income, And Earnings Per Share?
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 Atlantica Yield reporting earnings of $0.66 per share on sales of $288.39 million. Atlantica Yield reported a profit of $0.43 per share when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $293.37 million.
What Are Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises, And Why Do They Matter?
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 company in a quarter yields the "consensus estimates." A company posting earnings or revenue above or below the consensus estimate is known as an "earnings surprise" and may move the stock by a considerable margin.
If the company were to report earnings in line when it publishes results Friday, quarterly profit would be up 53.49%. Revenue would be down 1.7% from the year-ago period. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:
Shares of Atlantica Yield were trading at $30.66 as of November 04. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 29.37%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release.
Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Atlantica Yield is scheduled to hold the call at 08:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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