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Earnings Outlook For Roper Technologies

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Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) announces its next round of earnings this Friday, January 29. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Friday's Q4 earnings announcement.

What Are Earnings, Net Income, 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

Roper Technologies EPS will likely be near $3.48 while revenue will be around $1.53 billion, according to analysts. In the same quarter last year, Roper Technologies reported earnings per share of $3.39 on sales of $1.40 billion.

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 post earnings in line with the consensus estimate when it reports Friday, EPS would be up 2.65%. Sales would be up 9.29% on a year-over-year basis. Here is how the company's EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 3.04 2.67 2.91 3.35
EPS Actual 3.17 2.94 3.05 3.39
Revenue Estimate 1.35 B 1.25 B 1.31 B 1.40 B
Revenue Actual 1.37 B 1.31 B 1.35 B 1.40 B

Stock Performance

Shares of Roper Technologies were trading at $419.88 as of January 27. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 11.6%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be content going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Roper Technologies is scheduled to hold the call at 08:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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