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Earnings Outlook for Hexcel


On Monday, April 19, Hexcel (NYSE:HXL) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's outlook for Hexcel is included in the following report.

Net Income, Earnings, 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

Sell-side analysts are expecting Hexcel's loss per share to be near $0.16 on sales of $300.99 million. In the same quarter last year, Hexcel reported EPS of $0.64 on revenue of $541.00 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 match the consensus estimate, earnings would be down 125.0%. Revenue would be down 44.36% on a year-over-year basis. Hexcel's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

Quarter Q4 2021 Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020
EPS Estimate -0.18 0.08 0.20 0.70
EPS Actual -0.18 -0.29 0.08 0.64
Revenue Estimate 298.72 M 360.99 M 371.11 M 556.45 M
Revenue Actual 295.80 M 286.90 M 378.70 M 541.00 M

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Stock Performance

Shares of Hexcel were trading at $56.25 as of April 15. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 84.24%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Hexcel is scheduled to hold the call at 10:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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