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On Tuesday, November 17, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's outlook for Aramark is included in the following report.
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
Based on management's projections, Aramark analysts modeled for a loss of $0.34 per share on sales of $2.66 billion. In the same quarter last year, Aramark posted EPS of $0.68 on sales of $3.95 billion.
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, earnings would be down 150.0%. Sales would be down 32.68% 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 Aramark were trading at $34.18 as of November 13. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 22.76%. 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. Aramark is scheduled to hold the call at 08:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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