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Earnings Preview: KeyCorp


On Thursday, January 21, KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) will release its latest earnings report. Check out Benzinga's preview to understand the implications.

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

KeyCorp EPS is expected to be around $0.43, according to sell-side analysts. Sales will likely be near $1.71 billion. In the same quarter last year, KeyCorp announced EPS of $0.48 on revenue of $1.64 billion.

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 analyst consensus estimate would represent a 10.42% decline in the company's EPS figure. Sales would be have grown 4.4% from the same quarter last year. KeyCorp's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 0.37 0.08 0.18 0.48
EPS Actual 0.41 0.16 0.12 0.48
Revenue Estimate 1.69 B 1.60 B 1.56 B 1.65 B
Revenue Actual 1.69 B 1.72 B 1.47 B 1.64 B

Stock Performance

Shares of KeyCorp were trading at $18.55 as of January 19. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 7.94%. 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. KeyCorp is scheduled to hold the call at 10:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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