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A Preview Of AutoWeb's Earnings


AutoWeb (NASDAQ:AUTO) releases its next round of earnings this Thursday, March 11. Here is Benzinga's essential guide to AutoWeb'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

Based on management's projections, AutoWeb analysts modeled for a loss of $0.12 per share on sales of $17.07 million. AutoWeb EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $0.24. Revenue was $26.68 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 50.0%. Revenue would be down 36.03% from the year-ago period. 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 -0.07 -0.3 -0.18 -0.13
EPS Actual -0.03 -0.1 -0.31 -0.24
Revenue Estimate 20.06 M 17.86 M 24.97 M 29.85 M
Revenue Actual 17.81 M 17.03 M 24.47 M 26.68 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares of AutoWeb are up 38.66%.

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


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