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Preview: Omnicell's Earnings

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Omnicell (NASDAQ:OMCL) releases its next round of earnings this Monday, February 01. Get the latest predictions in Benzinga's essential guide to the company's Q4 earnings report.

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

Based on Omnicell management projections, analysts predict EPS of $0.8 on revenue of $245.50 million. In the same quarter last year, Omnicell reported earnings per share of $0.77 on sales of $248.29 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.

The analyst consensus estimate would represent a 3.9% increase in the company's earnings. Revenue would be down 1.12% from the same quarter last year. 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 0.49 0.24 0.53 0.78
EPS Actual 0.60 0.37 0.66 0.77
Revenue Estimate 208.46 M 183.96 M 219.41 M 243.69 M
Revenue Actual 213.70 M 199.62 M 229.69 M 248.29 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares of Omnicell are up 41.35%.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Omnicell is scheduled to hold the call at 16:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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