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Earnings Preview for Brunswick


Brunswick (NYSE:BC) announces its next round of earnings this Thursday, January 28. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Thursday's Q4 earnings announcement.

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

Wall Street analysts see Brunswick reporting earnings of $1.02 per share on revenue of $1.05 billion. Brunswick EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $0.82. Sales were $917.60 million.

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.

If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Thursday, EPS would be up 24.39%. Sales would be up 14.43% from the same quarter last year. Brunswick'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 1.33 0.45 0.85 0.75
EPS Actual 1.80 0.99 0.96 0.82
Revenue Estimate 1.07 B 807.28 M 992.93 M 905.54 M
Revenue Actual 1.23 B 987.80 M 965.50 M 917.60 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares of Brunswick are up 44.53%.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Brunswick is scheduled to hold the call at 11:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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