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Earnings Preview for Polaris


On Tuesday, January 26, Polaris (NYSE:PII) will release its latest earnings report. Here is Benzinga's outlook for the company.

What Are Earnings, Net Income, 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

Polaris EPS is expected to be around $2.9, according to sell-side analysts. Sales will likely be near $2.11 billion. Polaris EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $1.83. Revenue was $1.74 billion.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

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 match the consensus estimate, earnings would be up 58.47%. Revenue would be up 21.54% from the same quarter last year. In comparison to analyst estimates in the past, here is how the company's reported EPS stacks up:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 2.19 0.57 0.55 1.79
EPS Actual 2.85 1.30 0.22 1.83
Revenue Estimate 1.93 B 1.35 B 1.41 B 1.76 B
Revenue Actual 1.95 B 1.51 B 1.41 B 1.74 B

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 25.38%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can relax going into this earnings release. Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Polaris is scheduled to hold the call at 10:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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