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Earnings Preview: BJ's Wholesale Club


On Thursday, November 19, BJ's Wholesale Club (NYSE: BJ) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's report can help you figure out the ins and outs of the earnings release.

Net Income, Earnings, And Earnings Per Share

Earnings and EPS are useful metrics of profitability. Total earnings also known as net income is equal to total revenue minus total expenses. Dividing net income by the total number of shares outstanding yields EPS.

Earnings And Revenue

Analysts predict BJ's Wholesale Club will report earnings of $0.64 per share on revenue of $3.69 billion. BJ's Wholesale Club EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $0.41. Sales were $3.23 billion.

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.

If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Thursday, EPS would be up 56.1%. Sales would be up 14.28% 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 0.60 0.34 0.4 0.40
EPS Actual 0.77 0.69 0.4 0.41
Revenue Estimate 3.74 B 3.31 B 3.47 B 3.30 B
Revenue Actual 3.95 B 3.80 B 3.47 B 3.23 B

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares of BJ's Wholesale Club are up 79.89%.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. BJ's Wholesale Club is scheduled to hold the call at 08:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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