Amphenol (NYSE:APH) announces its next round of earnings this Wednesday, January 27. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Wednesday's Q4 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
Wall Street analysts see Amphenol reporting earnings of $1.02 per share on revenue of $2.22 billion. Amphenol EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $0.98. Revenue was $2.15 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 when it reports Wednesday, EPS would be up 4.08%. Revenue would be up 3.21% on a year-over-year basis. The company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:
Over the last 52-week period, shares of Amphenol are up 27.76%.
Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Amphenol is scheduled to hold the call at 13:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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