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A Preview Of Baker Hughes's Earnings


On Thursday, January 21, Baker Hughes (NYSE:BKR) will release its latest earnings report. Here is Benzinga's outlook for the company.

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 covering Baker Hughes modeled for quarterly EPS of $0.16 on revenue of $5.38 billion. In the same quarter last year, Baker Hughes reported earnings per share of $0.27 on sales of $6.35 billion.

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

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 analyst consensus estimate would represent a 40.74% decline in the company's EPS figure. Sales would be down 15.24% on a year-over-year basis. Here is how the Baker Hughes's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 0.04 0 0.11 0.31
EPS Actual 0.04 -0.05 0.11 0.27
Revenue Estimate 4.78 B 4.80 B 5.63 B 6.47 B
Revenue Actual 5.05 B 4.74 B 5.42 B 6.35 B

Stock Performance

Shares of Baker Hughes were trading at $22.87 as of January 19. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 1.44%. 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. Baker Hughes is scheduled to hold the call at 09:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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