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A Preview Of Golub Capital BDC's Earnings

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On Monday, February 08, Golub Capital BDC (NASDAQ:GBDC) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's outlook for Golub Capital BDC is included in the following report.

Net Income, Earnings, 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

Golub Capital BDC earnings will be near $0.28 per share on sales of $73.75 million, according to analysts. Golub Capital BDC reported a per-share profit of $0.33 when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $78.61 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.

The analyst consensus estimate would represent a 15.15% decrease in the company's earnings. Sales would have fallen 6.18% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q4 2020 Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020
EPS Estimate 0.27 0.27 0.32 0.34
EPS Actual 0.28 0.28 0.33 0.33
Revenue Estimate 74.77 M 73.79 M 82.78 M 91.97 M
Revenue Actual 72.01 M 73.21 M 75.12 M 78.61 M

Stock Performance

Shares of Golub Capital BDC were trading at $14.8 as of February 04. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 17.67%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably down going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Golub Capital BDC is scheduled to hold the call at 11:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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