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A Preview Of Apollo Commercial Real's Earnings


On Wednesday, February 10, Apollo Commercial Real (NYSE:ARI) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's report can help you figure out the ins and outs of the earnings release.

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

Based on Apollo Commercial Real management projections, analysts predict EPS of $0.31 on revenue of $66.28 million. Apollo Commercial Real earnings in the same period a year ago was $0.46 per share. Quarterly sales came in at $81.45 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.

If the company were to match the consensus estimate, earnings would be down 32.61%. Sales would be down 18.62% from the same quarter last year. 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 0.30 0.29 0.39 0.46
EPS Actual 0.36 0.38 0.40 0.46
Revenue Estimate 67.60 M 67.90 M 77.60 M 85.03 M
Revenue Actual 68.56 M 70.76 M 74.67 M 81.45 M

Stock Performance

Shares of Apollo Commercial Real were trading at $12.17 as of February 08. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 34.54%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are likely unhappy going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Apollo Commercial Real is scheduled to hold the call at 10:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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