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Earnings Outlook For Service Corp Intl

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Service Corp Intl (NYSE:SCI) releases its next round of earnings this Monday, February 15. Here is Benzinga's essential guide to Service Corp Intl's Q4 earnings report.

What Are Earnings, Net Income, And Earnings Per Share?

Earnings and EPS are useful metrics of profitability. Total earnings also known as net income is equal to total revenue minus total expenses. Dividing net income by the total number of shares outstanding yields EPS.

Earnings And Revenue

Service Corp Intl EPS is expected to be around $0.91, according to sell-side analysts. Sales will likely be near $962.04 million. Service Corp Intl reported a profit of $0.6 per share when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $850.76 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 51.67% increase for the company. Sales would be up 13.08% from the year-ago period. Here is how the company's EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 0.41 0.24 0.46 0.6
EPS Actual 0.79 0.58 0.43 0.6
Revenue Estimate 797.23 M 708.31 M 800.22 M 847.60 M
Revenue Actual 918.24 M 820.03 M 802.97 M 850.76 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 6.73%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can relax going into this earnings release. Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Service Corp Intl is scheduled to hold the call at 09:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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