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Earnings Preview for Jack Henry & Associates

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Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) announces its next round of earnings this Monday, May 03. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Monday's Q3 earnings announcement.

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

Sell-side analysts expect Jack Henry & Associates's EPS to be near $0.86 on sales of $439.60 million. In the same quarter last year, Jack Henry & Associates reported earnings per share of $0.96 on revenue of $429.41 million.

What Are Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises, And Why Do They Matter?

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 post earnings in line with the consensus estimate when it reports Monday, EPS would be down 10.42%. Revenue would be have grown 2.37% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q2 2021 Q1 2020 Q4 2020 Q3 2020
EPS Estimate 0.87 1.05 0.78 0.80
EPS Actual 0.92 1.19 0.80 0.96
Revenue Estimate 432.71 M 448.86 M 413.01 M 409.76 M
Revenue Actual 422.36 M 451.80 M 410.54 M 429.41 M

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Stock Performance

Shares of Jack Henry & Associates were trading at $164.14 as of April 29. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 0.22%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably happy going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Jack Henry & Associates is scheduled to hold the call at 08:45:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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