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On Wednesday, November 18, PagSeguro Digital (NYSE: PAGS) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's report can help you figure out the ins and outs of the earnings release.
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 PagSeguro Digital modeled for quarterly EPS of $0.2 on revenue of $324.04 million. In the same quarter last year, PagSeguro Digital reported EPS of $0.28 on revenue of $351.12 million.
What Are Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises, And Why Do They Matter?
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.
The analyst consensus estimate would represent a 28.57% decrease in the company's earnings. Revenue would have fallen 7.71% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:
Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 45.0%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be content going into this earnings release.
Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. PagSeguro Digital is scheduled to hold the call at 17:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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