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Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC) announces its next round of earnings this Thursday, January 21. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Thursday's Q4 earnings announcement.
Net Income, Earnings, And Earnings Per Share
Earnings and especially earnings per share (EPS) are useful measures of a company's profitability. Total earnings, which is also referred to as net income, equals total revenue minus total expenses. EPS equals to net income divided by the number of shares outstanding.
Earnings And Revenue
Analysts predict Bryn Mawr Bank will report earnings of $0.6 per share on revenue of $34.83 million. In the same quarter last year, Bryn Mawr Bank reported earnings per share of $0.81 on sales of $35.98 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 match the consensus estimate when it reports Thursday, earnings would be down 25.93%. Sales would have fallen 3.21% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:
Shares of Bryn Mawr Bank were trading at $34.34 as of January 19. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 14.65%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are likely unhappy going into this earnings release.
Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Bryn Mawr Bank is scheduled to hold the call at 08:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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