|Bid||13.81 x 900|
|Ask||13.98 x 1300|
|Day's Range||13.70 - 14.12|
|52 Week Range||11.22 - 16.19|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||-0.01|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||7.64|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.60 (4.38%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Feb 01, 2021|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the Donegal Group Incorporated Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. It's now my pleasure to hand the conference over to Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Miller.
Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) releases its next round of earnings this Tuesday, February 23. Here is Benzinga's essential guide to Donegal Group'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 Analysts expect Donegal Group earnings of $0.33 per share. Revenue will likely be around $193.86 million, according to the consensus estimate. Donegal Group reported a profit of $0.42 per share when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $200.94 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. View more earnings on DGICA If the company were to report earnings in line when it publishes results Tuesday, earnings would be down 21.43%. Sales would have fallen 3.52% from the same quarter last year. In comparison to analyst estimates in the past, here is how the company's reported EPS stacks up: Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020 EPS Estimate 0.24 0.26 0.28 0.25 EPS Actual 0.32 0.61 0.43 0.42 Revenue Estimate 194.72 M 192.37 M 198.24 M 197.00 M Revenue Actual 196.51 M 198.90 M 184.91 M 200.94 M Stock Performance Shares of Donegal Group were trading at $14 as of February 19. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 5.03%. 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. Donegal Group is scheduled to hold the call at 11:00:00 ET and can be accessed here. See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaEarnings Outlook For ProPetro HoldingAnalyzing Scotts Miracle Gro's Ex-Dividend Date© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
On December 17, 2020, Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICB) declared a dividend payable on February 16, 2021 to its shareholders. Donegal Group also announced that shareholders on the company's books on or before February 2, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock will then go ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. The ex-dividend date for Donegal Group will be on February 1, 2021. The company's current dividend payout is at $0.13. That equates to a dividend yield of 3.98% at current price levels. What Are Ex-Dividend Dates? An ex-dividend date is when a company's shares stop trading with its current dividend payout in preparation for the company to announce a new one. Usually, a company's ex-dividend date falls one business day before its record date. Investors should keep this in mind when purchasing stocks because buying them on or after ex-dividend dates does not qualify them to receive the declared payment. Newly declared dividends go to shareholders who have owned that stock before the ex-dividend date. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis. Understanding Donegal Group's Dividend Payouts And Yields Over the past year, Donegal Group has experienced an overall upward trend regarding its dividend payouts and a downward trend regarding its yields. Last year on January 31, 2020 the company's payout was $0.13, which has since grown by $0.01. Donegal Group's dividend yield last year was 4.0%, which has since decreased by 0.02%. Companies use dividend yields in different strategic ways. Some companies may opt to not give yields altogether to reinvest in themselves. Other companies may opt to increase or decrease their yield amounts to control how their shares circulate throughout the stock market. To read more about Donegal Group click here. See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaAnalyzing Donegal Group's Ex-Dividend DateAnalyzing Sprague Resources's Ex-Dividend Date© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.