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Alamos Gold (NYSE: AGI) releases its next round of earnings this Wednesday, October 28. Get the latest predictions in Benzinga's essential guide to the company's Q3 earnings report.
What Are Earnings, Net Income, And
Alamos Gold (NYSE:AGI) releases its next round of earnings this Wednesday, October 28. Get the latest predictions in Benzinga's essential guide to the company's Q3 earnings report.
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
Analysts predict Alamos Gold will report earnings of $0.06 per share on revenue of $147.86 million. Alamos Gold EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $0.06. Revenue was $172.90 million.
What Are Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises, And Why Do They Matter?
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.
The Wall Street consensus estimate for earnings would represent no change for the company. Sales would have fallen 14.48% from the same quarter last year. Alamos Gold's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:
Shares of Alamos Gold were trading at $8.64 as of October 26. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 72.39%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be satisfied going into this earnings release.
Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Alamos Gold is scheduled to hold the call at 10:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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