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CalAmp's Earnings: A Preview

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CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP) unveils its next round of earnings this Thursday, December 17. Get prepared with Benzinga's ultimate preview for CalAmp's Q3 earnings.

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

Analysts covering CalAmp modeled for quarterly EPS of $0.02 on revenue of $82.98 million. In the same quarter last year, CalAmp announced EPS of $0.15 on revenue of $96.60 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 match the consensus estimate when it reports Thursday, earnings would be down 86.67%. Revenue would be down 14.1% 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 -0.05 0.02 0.15
EPS Actual -0.03 0.02 0.03 0.15
Revenue Estimate 76.84 M 75.29 M 85.94 M 95.11 M
Revenue Actual 83.54 M 80.22 M 87.20 M 96.60 M

Stock Performance

Shares of CalAmp were trading at $10.97 as of December 15. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 7.72%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are likely a little upset going into this earnings release.

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

 

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