MaxLinear (NYSE:MXL) unveils its next round of earnings this Wednesday, February 03. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the 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
Sell-side analysts expect MaxLinear's EPS to be near $0.36 on sales of $190.34 million. In the same quarter last year, MaxLinear reported EPS of $0.16 on revenue of $70.02 million.
Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important
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 post earnings in line with the consensus estimate when it reports Wednesday, EPS would be up 125.0%. Revenue would be up 171.84% on a year-over-year basis. MaxLinear's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:
Shares of MaxLinear were trading at $32.51 as of February 01. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 63.93%. 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. MaxLinear is scheduled to hold the call at 16:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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