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Earnings Preview for Diodes


Diodes (NASDAQ:DIOD) will be releasing its next round of earnings this Tuesday, February 16. For all of the relevant information, here is your guide for Tuesday's Q4 earnings announcement.

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

Diodes EPS will likely be near $0.7 while revenue will be around $340.51 million, according to analysts. Diodes reported a per-share profit of $0.65 when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $301.16 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.

If the company were to report earnings in line when it publishes results Tuesday, earnings would be up 7.69%. Sales would be up 13.07% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the Diodes's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 0.59 0.50 0.48 0.63
EPS Actual 0.62 0.54 0.46 0.65
Revenue Estimate 305.61 M 283.32 M 284.77 M 300.00 M
Revenue Actual 309.46 M 288.67 M 280.72 M 301.16 M

Stock Performance

Shares of Diodes were trading at $80.35 as of February 11. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 66.28%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be satisfied going into this earnings release.

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


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