Aegion's Earnings: A Preview

Aegion AEGN unveils its next round of earnings this Wednesday, October 28. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the earnings announcement.

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

Aegion earnings will be near $0.28 per share on sales of $276.85 million, according to analysts. In the same quarter last year, Aegion reported EPS of $0.4 on revenue of $308.79 million.

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

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 analyst consensus estimate would represent a 30.0% decrease in the company's earnings. Revenue would be down 10.34% 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 0.18 0.02 0.40 0.4
EPS Actual 0.25 0.06 0.39 0.4
Revenue Estimate 240.25 M 269.00 M 314.80 M 326.82 M
Revenue Actual 245.02 M 287.38 M 309.50 M 308.79 M

Stock Performance

Over the past 52-week period, shares of Aegion have declined 29.92%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably a little upset going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Aegion is scheduled to hold the call at 09:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.

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