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Earnings Preview for MongoDB


MongoDB (NASDAQ:MDB) announces its next round of earnings this Tuesday, March 09. Here is Benzinga's look at MongoDB's Q4 earnings report.

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

Sell-side analysts are expecting MongoDB's loss per share to be near $0.39 on sales of $156.97 million. In the same quarter last year, MongoDB reported EPS of $0.25 on revenue of $123.52 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.

The analyst consensus estimate would represent a 56.0% decrease in the company's earnings. Revenue would be up 27.08% from the year-ago period. Here is how the company's reported EPS has compared to analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate -0.44 -0.39 -0.24 -0.28
EPS Actual -0.31 -0.22 -0.13 -0.25
Revenue Estimate 138.69 M 126.77 M 119.40 M 110.57 M
Revenue Actual 150.77 M 138.28 M 130.33 M 123.52 M

Stock Performance

For a full 12 months, the return has risen by 135.97%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably relaxed 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. MongoDB is scheduled to hold the call at 17:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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