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Earnings Preview for Vera Bradley

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Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) unveils its next round of earnings this Wednesday, December 09. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the earnings announcement.

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 Vera Bradley will report earnings of $0.24 per share on revenue of $129.98 million. Vera Bradley earnings in the same period a year ago was $0.2 per share. Quarterly sales came in at $127.50 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.

The Wall Street consensus estimate for earnings would represent a 20.0% increase for the company. Revenue would be up 1.94% on a year-over-year basis. Vera Bradley's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

Quarter Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020 Q3 2019
EPS Estimate -0.07 -0.11 0.52 0.18
EPS Actual 0.32 -0.31 0.42 0.20
Revenue Estimate 100.48 M 109.96 M 160.40 M 124.47 M
Revenue Actual 131.77 M 69.28 M 156.92 M 127.50 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 22.94%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders won't be happy going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Vera Bradley is scheduled to hold the call at 09:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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