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Earnings Preview for Vectrus

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On Tuesday, March 02, Vectrus (NYSE:VEC) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's outlook for Vectrus is included in the following report.

What Are Earnings, Net Income, And Earnings Per Share?

Earnings and EPS are useful metrics of profitability. Total earnings also known as net income is equal to total revenue minus total expenses. Dividing net income by the total number of shares outstanding yields EPS.

Earnings And Revenue

Vectrus EPS is expected to be around $0.92, according to sell-side analysts. Sales will likely be near $361.81 million. Vectrus EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $0.93. Revenue was $365.27 million.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

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.

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If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Tuesday, EPS would have fallen 1.08%. Revenue would be down 0.95% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

EPS Estimate

0.82

0.68

0.74

0.91

EPS Actual

0.89

0.24

0.75

0.93

Revenue Estimate

344.01 M

335.28 M

337.89 M

365.66 M

Revenue Actual

352.42 M

336.06 M

351.73 M

365.27 M

Stock Performance

For a full 12 months, the return has risen by 2.14%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably relaxed going into this earnings release. Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Vectrus is scheduled to hold the call at 16:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.

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