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Earnings Outlook for Sensient Technologies


Sensient Technologies (NYSE:SXT) releases its next round of earnings this Friday, April 23. Here is Benzinga's essential guide to Sensient Technologies's Q1 earnings report.

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

Based on management's projections, Sensient Technologies analysts model for earnings of $0.74 per share on sales of $314.78 million. Sensient Technologies earnings in the same period a year ago was $0.72 per share. Quarterly sales came in at $350.68 million.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

Analysts who cover this company will publish forward-looking estimates of its revenue and EPS each quarter. Averaging together every EPS and revenue prediction that each analyst makes about a company in a quarter yields the "consensus estimates." A company posting earnings or revenue above or below the consensus estimate is known as an "earnings surprise" and may move the stock by a considerable margin.

If the company were to report earnings in line when it publishes results Friday, quarterly profit would be up 2.78%. Revenue would be down 10.24% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has compared to analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q4 2021 Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020
EPS Estimate 0.61 0.68 0.68 0.62
EPS Actual 0.61 0.77 0.70 0.72
Revenue Estimate 310.74 M 303.20 M 311.79 M 319.50 M
Revenue Actual 334.67 M 323.57 M 323.09 M 350.68 M

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Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 80.91%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can relax 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. Sensient Technologies is scheduled to hold the call at 09:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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