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On Friday, January 29, Daseke (NASDAQ:DSKE) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's outlook for Daseke is included in the following 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
Based on management's projections, Daseke analysts modeled for a loss of $0.04 per share on sales of $331.58 million. In the same quarter last year, Daseke posted EPS of $0.12 on sales of $403.00 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.
If the company were to report earnings in line when it publishes results Friday, earnings would be up 66.67%. Revenue would have fallen 17.72% 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 Daseke were trading at $5.51 as of January 27. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 84.51%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be content going into this earnings release.
Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Daseke is scheduled to hold the call at 11:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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