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Cabot's Earnings: A Preview


On Monday, November 23, Cabot (NYSE: CBT) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's report can help you figure out the ins and outs of the earnings release.

What Are Earnings, Net Income, 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

Cabot EPS will likely be near $0.55 while revenue will be around $679.90 million, according to analysts. In the same quarter last year, Cabot announced EPS of $1.05 on revenue of $827.00 million.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

Analysts who cover this company will publish forward-looking estimates of its revenue and EPS each quarter. Averaging together every EPS and revenue prediction that each analyst makes about a company in a quarter yields the "consensus estimates." A company posting earnings or revenue above or below the consensus estimate is known as an "earnings surprise" and may move the stock by a considerable margin.

If the company were to report earnings in line when it publishes results Monday, quarterly profit would be down 47.62%. Revenue would be down 17.79% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2019
EPS Estimate -0.01 0.71 0.74 1.11
EPS Actual -0.07 0.77 0.69 1.05
Revenue Estimate 560.03 M 766.94 M 763.13 M 849.36 M
Revenue Actual 518.00 M 710.00 M 727.00 M 827.00 M

Stock Performance

Shares of Cabot were trading at $41.76 as of November 19. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 13.45%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably down going into this earnings release.

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


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