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Earnings Preview for Telefonaktiebolaget L M

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Telefonaktiebolaget L M (NASDAQ:ERIC) will be releasing its next round of earnings this Friday, January 29. For all of the relevant information, here is your guide for Friday's Q4 earnings announcement.

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

Wall Street expects EPS of $0.21 and sales around $7.75 billion. In the same quarter last year, Telefonaktiebolaget L M reported earnings per share of $0.16 on revenue of $7.11 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 report earnings in line when it publishes results Friday, earnings would be up 31.25%. Sales would be have grown 9.08% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the Telefonaktiebolaget L M's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 0.16 0.07 0.08 0.15
EPS Actual 0.20 0.08 0.07 0.16
Revenue Estimate 6.44 B 5.56 B 5.38 B 6.97 B
Revenue Actual 6.48 B 5.74 B 5.12 B 7.11 B

Stock Performance

Shares of Telefonaktiebolaget L M were trading at $12.8 as of January 27. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 55.6%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be satisfied going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Telefonaktiebolaget L M is scheduled to hold the call at 03:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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