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Preview: Rite Aid's Earnings

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Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) announces its next round of earnings Wednesday. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the Q3 earnings announcement.

Earnings and Revenue

Wall Street expects EPS loss of 2 cents and sales around $7 billion.

In the same quarter last year, Rite Aid announced EPS of 9 cents on revenue of $8 billion.The current analyst consensus estimate would represent a 200 percent decrease in the company's earnings. Sales would be down from the same quarter last year.

Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

 

Quarter Q2 2018 Q1 2018 Q4 2017
EPS Estimate 0.01 -0.01 -0.02
EPS Actual -0.01 -0.05 0

 

Q3 EPS Estimate: -0.02
Q3 Revenues Estimate: $7 billion

Stock Performance

Shares of Rite Aid were trading at $2.13 as of January 2. Shares are up 8.12 percent year to date. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release. Analysts' have adjusted their estimates lower for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. The most common rating from analysts on Rite Aid stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past three months.

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