Preview: Insperity's Earnings

Insperity NSP unveils its next round of earnings this Monday, May 03. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for the earnings announcement.

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, Insperity analysts model for earnings of $1.56 per share on sales of $1.20 billion. In the same quarter last year, Insperity announced EPS of $1.7 on revenue of $1.23 billion.

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 Monday, quarterly profit would be down 8.24%. Sales would be down 2.36% from the same quarter last year. Insperity'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 0.30 0.45 1.09 1.61
EPS Actual 0.49 0.91 1.54 1.70
Revenue Estimate 1.05 B 980.09 M 1.00 B 1.21 B
Revenue Actual 1.06 B 1.01 B 993.37 M 1.23 B

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Stock Performance

Shares of Insperity were trading at $89.57 as of April 29. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 81.06%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders should be content going into this earnings release.

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

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