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Earnings Outlook for Insight Enterprises


Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ: NSIT) releases its next round of earnings this Tuesday, November 03. Here is Benzinga's essential guide to Insight Enterprises's Q3 earnings report.

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 Insight Enterprises reporting earnings of $1.13 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion. In the same quarter last year, Insight Enterprises announced EPS of $1.1 on revenue of $1.91 billion.

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 post earnings in line with the consensus estimate when it reports Tuesday, EPS would be up 2.73%. Revenue would be up 5.59% 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 1.01 1.08 1.61 1.07
EPS Actual 1.75 1.30 1.57 1.10
Revenue Estimate 1.98 B 2.14 B 2.37 B 1.99 B
Revenue Actual 1.97 B 2.14 B 2.30 B 1.91 B

Stock Performance

Shares of Insight Enterprises were trading at $53.35 as of October 29. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 18.32%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are likely a little upset going into this earnings release.

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


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