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Earnings Preview: Helen Of Troy

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Helen Of Troy (NASDAQ:HELE) unveils its next round of earnings this Thursday, January 07. Get prepared with Benzinga's ultimate preview for Helen Of Troy's Q3 earnings.

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

Wall Street analysts see Helen Of Troy reporting earnings of $3.02 per share on revenue of $551.15 million. In the same quarter last year, Helen Of Troy announced EPS of $3.12 on revenue of $474.74 million.

What Are Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises, And Why Do They Matter?

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 Wall Street estimate would represent a 3.21% decline in the company's earnings. Revenue would be up 16.1% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has compared to analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020 Q3 2020
EPS Estimate 2.32 1.49 1.64 2.50
EPS Actual 3.77 2.53 1.88 3.12
Revenue Estimate 439.89 M 347.08 M 401.49 M 446.36 M
Revenue Actual 530.85 M 420.83 M 442.37 M 474.74 M

Stock Performance

Shares of Helen Of Troy were trading at $219.26 as of January 05. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 16.71%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably happy going into this earnings release.

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

 

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