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Cohu's Earnings Outlook

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Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU) unveils its next round of earnings this Thursday, February 11. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the earnings announcement.

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

Cohu EPS is expected to be around $0.61, according to sell-side analysts. Sales will likely be near $197.76 million. Cohu reported a loss of $0.01 when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $142.00 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 when it reports Thursday, EPS would be up 6200.0%. Sales would be up 39.27% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 0.19 0.07 -0.02 0.03
EPS Actual 0.27 0.17 0 -0.01
Revenue Estimate 145.99 M 142.37 M 130.63 M 139.02 M
Revenue Actual 150.65 M 144.08 M 138.92 M 142.00 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 96.03%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be content going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Cohu is scheduled to hold the call at 08:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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