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MKS Instruments's Earnings Outlook


MKS Instruments (NASDAQ: MKSI) announces its next round of earnings this Tuesday, October 27. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Tuesday's Q3 earnings announcement.

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

Wall Street analysts see MKS Instruments reporting earnings of $1.77 per share on revenue of $561.29 million. MKS Instruments earnings in the same period a year ago was $1.12 per share. Quarterly sales came in at $462.45 million.

What Are Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises, And Why Do They Matter?

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.

If the company were to match the consensus estimate, earnings would be up 58.04%. Sales would be up 21.37% from the year-ago period. 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 1.19 1.24 1.07 0.87
EPS Actual 1.62 1.54 1.20 1.12
Revenue Estimate 491.88 M 508.65 M 474.18 M 442.90 M
Revenue Actual 544.30 M 535.70 M 499.70 M 462.45 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 0.19%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can relax going into this earnings release. Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. MKS Instruments is scheduled to hold the call at 08:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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