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Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) will be releasing its next round of earnings this Tuesday, January 26. For all of the relevant information, here is your guide for 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 Hawaiian Holdings have modeled for quarterly EPS loss of $3.53 on revenue of $149.45 million. In the same quarter last year, Hawaiian Holdings announced EPS of $0.99 on revenue of $708.14 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 match the consensus estimate, earnings would be down 456.57%. Revenue would be down 78.9% on a year-over-year basis. Here is how the Hawaiian Holdings's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:
Shares of Hawaiian Holdings were trading at $20.74 as of January 22. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 27.08%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably unhappy going into this earnings release.
Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Hawaiian Holdings is scheduled to hold the call at 16:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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