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Earnings Outlook For Kulicke & Soffa Indus


Kulicke & Soffa Indus (NASDAQ: KLIC) announces its next round of earnings this Wednesday, November 18. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Wednesday's Q4 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

Kulicke & Soffa Indus earnings will be near $0.31 per share on sales of $177.02 million, according to analysts. In the same quarter last year, Kulicke & Soffa Indus announced EPS of $0.14 on revenue of $139.83 million.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

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 121.43% increase in the company's earnings. Revenue would be up 26.6% from the year-ago period. Kulicke & Soffa Indus's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2019
EPS Estimate 0.14 0.18 0.14 0.12
EPS Actual 0.21 0.22 0.24 0.14
Revenue Estimate 147.92 M 149.85 M 139.96 M 140.11 M
Revenue Actual 150.45 M 150.74 M 144.30 M 139.83 M

Stock Performance

Shares of Kulicke & Soffa Indus were trading at $28.55 as of November 16. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 23.97%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be content going into this earnings release.

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


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