Flowserve (NYSE:FLS) announces its next round of earnings this Tuesday, February 23. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Tuesday'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
Analysts covering Flowserve modeled for quarterly EPS of $0.53 on revenue of $958.49 million. In the same quarter last year, Flowserve posted EPS of $0.66 on sales of $1.07 billion.
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.
The Wall Street estimate would represent a 19.7% decline in the company's earnings. Revenue would be down 10.25% from the year-ago period. Flowserve's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:
Over the past 52-week period, shares of Flowserve have declined 5.75%.
Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Flowserve is scheduled to hold the call at 11:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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