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Earnings Outlook For Exelixis

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On Wednesday, February 10, Exelixis (NASDAQ:EXEL) will release its latest earnings report. Decipher the announcement with Benzinga's help.

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 predict Exelixis will report earnings of $0.05 per share on revenue of $262.14 million. Exelixis reported a per-share profit of $0.26 when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $240.31 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 match the consensus estimate when it reports Wednesday, EPS would have fallen 80.77%. Revenue would be up 9.08% on a year-over-year basis. 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 0.01 0.12 0.13 0.16
EPS Actual 0.04 0.25 0.19 0.26
Revenue Estimate 215.49 M 226.36 M 214.94 M 240.52 M
Revenue Actual 231.09 M 259.48 M 226.91 M 240.31 M

Stock Performance

Shares of Exelixis were trading at $23.81 as of February 08. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 17.89%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release.

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

 

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