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A Preview Of Diebold Nixdorf's Earnings

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Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE:DBD) will be releasing its next round of earnings this Wednesday, February 10. For all of the relevant information, here is your guide for Wednesday's Q4 earnings announcement.

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

Analysts predict Diebold Nixdorf will report earnings of $0.36 per share on revenue of $1.07 billion. Diebold Nixdorf reported a profit of $0.47 per share when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $1.15 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.

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If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Wednesday, earnings would be down 23.4%. Revenue would be down 7.12% from the year-ago period. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

EPS Estimate

0.27

0.01

-0.28

0.50

EPS Actual

0.28

0.38

-0.34

0.47

Revenue Estimate

931.00 M

830.33 M

915.67 M

1.16 B

Revenue Actual

995.20 M

890.50 M

910.70 M

1.15 B

Stock Performance

Shares of Diebold Nixdorf were trading at $14.085 as of February 08. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 53.32%. 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. Diebold Nixdorf is scheduled to hold the call at 08:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.

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