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Earnings Preview for Barings BDC


Barings BDC (NYSE: BBDC) announces its next round of earnings this Monday, November 09. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Monday's Q3 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

Wall Street analysts see Barings BDC reporting earnings of $0.15 per share on revenue of $16.30 million. Barings BDC reported a per-share profit of $0.16 when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $19.30 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.

The Wall Street estimate would represent a 6.25% decline in the company's earnings. Sales would have fallen 15.56% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the Barings BDC's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020 Q3 2019
EPS Estimate 0.15 0.15 0.16 0.16
EPS Actual 0.14 0.15 0.15 0.16
Revenue Estimate 17.83 M 19.55 M 19.28 M 20.12 M
Revenue Actual 16.14 M 18.68 M 18.40 M 19.30 M

Stock Performance

Over the past 52-week period, shares of Barings BDC have declined 22.89%.

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


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