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Beazer Homes USA's Earnings Outlook

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Beazer Homes USA (NYSE: BZH) announces its next round of earnings this Thursday, November 12. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Thursday's Q4 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 Beazer Homes USA reporting earnings of $0.58 per share on sales of $622.00 million. Beazer Homes USA EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $0.66. Sales were $781.70 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 analyst consensus estimate would represent a 12.12% decrease in the company's earnings. Revenue would have fallen 20.43% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2019
EPS Estimate -0.09 0.26 0.07 0.51
EPS Actual 0.59 0.35 0.09 0.66
Revenue Estimate 427.40 M 466.95 M 410.00 M 777.55 M
Revenue Actual 533.11 M 489.41 M 417.80 M 781.70 M

Stock Performance

Shares of Beazer Homes USA were trading at $13.54 as of November 10. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 14.8%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably unhappy going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Beazer Homes USA is scheduled to hold the call at 17:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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