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CACI International (NYSE:CACI) will be releasing its next round of earnings this Wednesday, January 27. For all of the relevant information, here is your guide for Wednesday's Q2 earnings announcement.
What Are Earnings, Net Income, 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
Wall Street expects EPS of $3.6 and sales around $1.50 billion. In the same quarter last year, CACI International reported earnings per share of $3.11 on revenue of $1.40 billion.
Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important
Wall Street analysts who study this company will publish analyst estimates of revenue and EPS. The averages of all analyst EPS and revenue estimates are called the "consensus estimates"; these consensus estimates can have a significant effect on a company's performance during an earnings release. When a company posts earnings or revenue above or below a consensus estimate, it has posted an "earnings surprise", which can really move a stock depending on the difference between actual and estimated values.
If the company were to post earnings in line with the consensus estimate when it reports Wednesday, EPS would be up 15.76%. Revenue would be up 7.45% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:
Over the past 52-week period, shares of CACI International have declined 4.46%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably a little upset going into this earnings release.
Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. CACI International is scheduled to hold the call at 08:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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