Qumu (NASDAQ:QUMU) releases its next round of earnings this Thursday, March 04. Here is Benzinga's essential guide to Qumu's Q4 earnings report.
Net Income, Earnings, 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, Qumu analysts modeled for a loss of $0.23 per share on sales of $6.92 million. Qumu reported a loss of $0.17 when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $6.23 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 post earnings in line with the consensus estimate when it reports Thursday, EPS would be down 35.29%. Revenue would be up 11.11% from the same quarter last year. Qumu's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:
Shares of Qumu were trading at $8.89 as of March 02. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 400.0%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release.
Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Qumu is scheduled to hold the call at 16:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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