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Preview: SharpSpring's Earnings

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On Thursday, May 13, SharpSpring (NASDAQ:SHSP) will report its last quarter's earnings. Here is Benzinga's preview of the company's release.

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

Sell-side analysts are expecting SharpSpring's loss per share to be near $0.2 on sales of $7.90 million. SharpSpring's loss in the same period a year ago was $0.07 per share. Quarterly sales came in at $7.05 million.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

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, earnings would be down 185.71%. Revenue would be up 12.01% from the year-ago period. Here is how the SharpSpring's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q4 2021 Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020
EPS Estimate -0.13 -0.03 -0.11 -0.14
EPS Actual -0.09 -0.06 -0.03 -0.07
Revenue Estimate 7.61 M 7.53 M 7.26 M 6.85 M
Revenue Actual 7.66 M 7.31 M 7.27 M 7.05 M

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Stock Performance

Shares of SharpSpring were trading at $15.14 as of May 11. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 87.5%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. SharpSpring is scheduled to hold the call at 16:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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