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Earnings Preview for PotlatchDeltic

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PotlatchDeltic (NASDAQ:PCH) 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.

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

Analysts expect PotlatchDeltic earnings of $1.4 per share. Revenue will likely be around $320.67 million, according to the consensus estimate. PotlatchDeltic reported a profit of $0.17 per share when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $203.50 million.

What Are Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises, And Why Do They Matter?

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 post earnings in line with the consensus estimate when it reports Monday, EPS would be up 723.53%. Sales would be up 57.58% on a year-over-year basis. PotlatchDeltic'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 1.13 0.02 0.12 0.13
EPS Actual 1.20 0.04 0.22 0.17
Revenue Estimate 308.36 M 174.05 M 195.91 M 211.88 M
Revenue Actual 313.05 M 181.56 M 208.88 M 203.50 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares of PotlatchDeltic are up 14.1%.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. PotlatchDeltic is scheduled to hold the call at 12:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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