A Preview Of BWX Technologies's Earnings


BWX Technologies BWXT releases its next round of earnings this Monday, May 03. Here is Benzinga's essential guide to BWX Technologies's Q1 earnings 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

Sell-side analysts expect BWX Technologies's EPS to be near $0.71 on sales of $524.38 million. BWX Technologies reported a per-share profit of $0.79 when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $542.21 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 when it reports Monday, EPS would have fallen 10.13%. Revenue would have fallen 3.29% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the BWX Technologies's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q4 2021 Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020
EPS Estimate 0.71 0.68 0.56 0.60
EPS Actual 0.74 0.79 0.71 0.79
Revenue Estimate 492.17 M 499.24 M 458.79 M 463.82 M
Revenue Actual 556.91 M 519.88 M 504.52 M 542.21 M

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 32.51%. 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. BWX Technologies is scheduled to hold the call at 09:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

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