On Tuesday, April 27, Juniper Networks JNPR will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's outlook for Juniper Networks is included in the following 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
Based on management's projections, Juniper Networks analysts model for earnings of $0.25 per share on sales of $1.06 billion. In the same quarter last year, Juniper Networks reported EPS of $0.23 on revenue of $998.00 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 Tuesday, quarterly profit would be up 8.7%. Revenue would be have grown 6.21% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:
|Quarter||Q4 2021||Q3 2020||Q2 2020||Q1 2020|
|Revenue Estimate||1.19 B||1.12 B||1.05 B||1.01 B|
|Revenue Actual||1.22 B||1.14 B||1.09 B||998.00 M|
Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 5.01%. 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. Juniper Networks is scheduled to hold the call at 17:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.
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