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Earnings Outlook for CSG Systems International

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CSG Systems International (NASDAQ:CSGS) announces its next round of earnings this Wednesday, February 03. Here is Benzinga's look at CSG Systems International's Q4 earnings report.

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

Analysts covering CSG Systems International modeled for quarterly EPS of $0.77 on revenue of $231.13 million. In the same quarter last year, CSG Systems International announced EPS of $0.98 on revenue of $254.75 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.

The Wall Street consensus estimate for earnings would represent a 21.43% decrease for the company. Revenue would have fallen 9.27% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has compared to analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 0.79 0.70 0.71 0.83
EPS Actual 0.76 0.59 0.87 0.98
Revenue Estimate 227.27 M 222.83 M 226.77 M 230.50 M
Revenue Actual 244.11 M 240.32 M 245.62 M 254.75 M

Stock Performance

Shares of CSG Systems International were trading at $43.83 as of February 01. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 14.85%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably upset going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. CSG Systems International is scheduled to hold the call at 17:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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