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Preview: CyberOptics's Earnings

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On Thursday, February 18, CyberOptics (NASDAQ:CYBE) will release its latest earnings report. Check out Benzinga's preview to understand the implications.

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

Based on CyberOptics management projections, analysts predict EPS of $0.08 on revenue of $16.13 million. In the same quarter last year, CyberOptics reported earnings per share of $0.02 on sales of $16.85 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 Thursday, quarterly profit would be up 300.0%. Revenue would be down 4.28% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the CyberOptics's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 0.27 0.07 0.01 0.02
EPS Actual 0.24 0.17 0.11 0.02
Revenue Estimate 20.10 M 16.20 M 15.51 M 14.07 M
Revenue Actual 20.82 M 16.00 M 16.43 M 16.85 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 11.98%. 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. CyberOptics is scheduled to hold the call at 16:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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