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Earnings Preview For RPM International


RPM International (NYSE:RPM) announces its next round of earnings this Monday, July 26. Here is Benzinga's look at RPM International's Q4 earnings report.

What Are Earnings, Net Income, 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

RPM International earnings will be near $1.27 per share on sales of $1.68 billion, according to analysts. In the same quarter last year, RPM International reported EPS of $1.13 on revenue of $1.46 billion.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

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.

The analyst consensus estimate would represent a 12.39% increase in the company's earnings. Revenue would be up 15.15% on a year-over-year basis. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2021 Q2 2021 Q1 2021 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate 0.29 1 1.19 1.01
EPS Actual 0.38 1.06 1.44 1.13
Revenue Estimate 1.21 B 1.45 B 1.49 B 1.40 B
Revenue Actual 1.27 B 1.49 B 1.61 B 1.46 B

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Stock Performance

Shares of RPM International were trading at $86.68 as of July 22. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 7.95%. 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. RPM International is scheduled to hold the call at 10:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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