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SVB Financial's Earnings: A Preview


On Thursday, January 21, SVB Financial (NASDAQ:SIVB) 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 predict SVB Financial will report earnings of $3.83 per share on revenue of $863.58 million. SVB Financial EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $5.06. Revenue was $847.01 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.

If the company were to report earnings in line when it publishes results Thursday, quarterly profit would be down 24.31%. Revenue would be have grown 1.96% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 5.14 3.11 3.56 4.65
EPS Actual 8.47 4.42 2.55 5.06
Revenue Estimate 888.60 M 751.12 M 783.38 M 788.10 M
Revenue Actual 1.07 B 881.77 M 826.07 M 847.01 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 79.91%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be content going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. SVB Financial is scheduled to hold the call at 18:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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