LivaNova's Earnings: A Preview


LivaNova LIVN will be releasing its next round of earnings this Wednesday, July 28. For all of the relevant information, here is your guide for Wednesday's Q2 earnings announcement.

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

Wall Street analysts see LivaNova reporting earnings of $0.33 per share on revenue of $246.17 million. In the same quarter last year, LivaNova reported EPS of $0.15 on revenue of $182.20 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.

The Wall Street estimate would represent a 320.0% increase in the company's earnings. Revenue would be have grown 35.11% from the same quarter last year. 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 0.15 0.66 0.21 -0.30
EPS Actual 0.35 0.71 0.38 -0.15
Revenue Estimate 232.30 M 268.83 M 218.55 M 169.73 M
Revenue Actual 247.60 M 269.60 M 240.10 M 182.20 M

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Stock Performance

Shares of LivaNova were trading at $84.07 as of July 26. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 63.74%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably content going into this earnings release.

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

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