Earnings Estimates are an important tool used to evaluate the overall strength and value of a stock. Barchart uses Zack's earnings estimates, generated by their market analysts and used to project profitability. Earnings Estimates are available only for US equities.
The first table on the Estimates page compares Actual vs. Estimated earnings for the last four quarters. This table is designed to uncover Earnings Surprises — times when a stock's earnings either out-perform or under-perform the analysts' expectations. Typically, when actual earnings out-perform the analysts' estimate, a stock's share price tends to rise; when the actual earnings come in under the analysts' estimate, the stock's share price tends to fall.
>Detailed Earnings Estimates
The second table on the Estimates page shows analyst Earnings Estimates for the next two quarters, along with estimates for the current and next fiscal year. The Average Estimate for each time period is the average for the total number of contributing analysts. The table shows you the number of analysts who submitted estimates, along the with high and low estimate from that group. We also provide the Prior Year's Average Estimate, along with the Growth Rate over the previous year.
Earnings Estimates are one factor to consider, along with the Analyst Ratings for any given stock.
Last 4 Quarters
This widget charts the estimated and reported earnings for the last four quarters.
Shows key statistics for the symbol:
- Market Cap: the market value of all outstanding shares (market price * number of outstanding shares)
- Shares Outstanding: Common shares outstanding as reported by the company on the 10-Q or 10-K.
- P/E Ratio: Latest closing price divided by the earnings-per-share based on the Latest 12-Month EPS Change (LTM) of earnings. Companies with negative earnings receive an "NE."
- EPS: The annual earnings per share.
- Beta: Coefficient that measures the volatility of a stock's returns relative to the market (S&P 500). It is based on a 36-month historical regression of the return on the stock onto the return on the S&P 500.
- Earnings: The amount and date of latest Earnings Per Share (EPS) paid out to shareholders.
- Dividend: Annual dividend, or portion of a company's profit paid to shareholders. Also shows the annual dividend yield percent (latest dividend rate divided by the closing price on that latest dividend date.)