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Earnings Preview: Banner

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Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) announces its next round of earnings this Thursday, January 21. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Thursday's Q4 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

Based on management's projections, Banner analysts model for earnings of $0.92 per share on sales of $121.77 million. Banner earnings in the same period a year ago was $1.07 per share. Quarterly sales came in at $139.77 million.

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.

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If the company were to match the consensus estimate, earnings would be down 14.02%. Revenue would be down 12.88% on a year-over-year basis. The company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

EPS Estimate

0.82

0.34

0.71

1.01

EPS Actual

1.04

0.67

0.60

1.07

Revenue Estimate

124.62 M

118.29 M

120.06 M

117.61 M

Revenue Actual

149.25 M

147.30 M

138.42 M

139.77 M

Stock Performance

Over the past 52-week period, shares of Banner have declined 4.8%.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Banner is scheduled to hold the call at 11:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

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