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A Preview Of NXP Semiconductors's Earnings

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On Monday, October 26, NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) will release its latest earnings report. Decipher the announcement with Benzinga's help.

What Are Earnings, Net Income, 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

Wall Street analysts see NXP Semiconductors reporting earnings of $1.53 per share on sales of $2.23 billion. NXP Semiconductors reported a per-share profit of $2.02 when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $2.27 billion.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

Analysts who cover this company will publish forward-looking estimates of its revenue and EPS each quarter. Averaging together every EPS and revenue prediction that each analyst makes about a company in a quarter yields the "consensus estimates." A company posting earnings or revenue above or below the consensus estimate is known as an "earnings surprise" and may move the stock by a considerable margin.

The Wall Street consensus estimate for earnings would represent a 24.26% decrease for the company. Revenue would have fallen 1.55% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020 Q3 2019
EPS Estimate 0.85 1.41 2.02 1.93
EPS Actual 0.91 1.40 1.98 2.02
Revenue Estimate 1.80 B 2.04 B 2.28 B 2.24 B
Revenue Actual 1.82 B 2.02 B 2.30 B 2.27 B

Stock Performance

Shares of NXP Semiconductors were trading at $134.89 as of October 22. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 24.5%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably happy going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. NXP Semiconductors is scheduled to hold the call at 08:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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