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Earnings Preview For SLM

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On Wednesday, SLM (NASDAQ: SLM) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's report can help you figure out the ins and outs of the earnings release.

Earnings and Revenue

Based on SLM management projections, analysts predict EPS of 19 cents per share on revenue of $297 million.

The current analyst consensus estimate would represent a 26.67 percent increase in the company's earnings. Sales would be have grown 21.24 percent from the same quarter last year.

SLM's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

 

Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 0.17 0.16 0.15 0.14
EPS Actual 0.17 0.16 0.21 0.15

 

Q4 EPS Estimate: 19 cents per share
Q4 Revenues Estimate: $297 million

Stock Performance

Shares of SLM were trading at $11.71 as of Jan. 17. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 4.73 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be content going into this earnings release.

Over the past 90 days, analysts have adjusted their estimates higher for EPS and revenues. The average rating by analysts on SLM stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.

 

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