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Earnings Outlook For Cornerstone Building


On Tuesday, May 11, Cornerstone Building (NYSE:CNR) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's outlook for Cornerstone Building 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

Sell-side analysts are expecting Cornerstone Building's loss per share to be near $0.06 on sales of $1.21 billion. Cornerstone Building EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $1.2. Sales were $1.11 billion.

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 report earnings in line when it publishes results Tuesday, earnings would be up 95.0%. Revenue would be up 8.62% from the year-ago period. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q1 2021 Q4 2020 Q3 2020 Q2 2020
EPS Estimate -0.06 0.15 0.30 -0.08
EPS Actual 0.03 0.06 0.31 0.34
Revenue Estimate 1.21 B 1.18 B 1.21 B 996.10 M
Revenue Actual 1.27 B 1.19 B 1.23 B 1.08 B

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Stock Performance

Shares of Cornerstone Building were trading at $15.95 as of July 16. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 181.22%. 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. Cornerstone Building is scheduled to hold the call at 09:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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