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Earnings Preview: Entegris

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Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) announces its next round of earnings this Tuesday, February 02. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Tuesday'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

Wall Street analysts see Entegris reporting earnings of $0.66 per share on revenue of $489.38 million. Entegris reported a profit of $0.55 per share when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $427.00 million.

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 match the consensus estimate, earnings would be up 20.0%. Sales would be up 14.61% from the year-ago period. The company'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 0.63 0.48 0.52 0.54
EPS Actual 0.67 0.60 0.55 0.55
Revenue Estimate 461.78 M 415.28 M 417.41 M 426.40 M
Revenue Actual 480.99 M 448.40 M 412.33 M 427.00 M

Stock Performance

Shares of Entegris were trading at $98.39 as of January 29. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 79.27%. 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. Entegris is scheduled to hold the call at 09:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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