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A Preview Of Aon's Earnings

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Aon (NYSE:AON) releases its next round of earnings this Friday, July 30. Get the latest predictions in Benzinga's essential guide to the company's Q2 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

Analysts covering Aon modeled for quarterly EPS of $1.87 on revenue of $2.67 billion. Aon reported a per-share profit of $1.96 when it published results during the same quarter last year. Sales in that period totaled $2.50 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.

The analyst consensus estimate would represent a 4.59% decline in the company's EPS figure. Revenue would be up 6.93% from the same quarter last year. Aon's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past like this:

Quarter Q1 2021 Q4 2020 Q3 2020 Q2 2020
EPS Estimate 4.05 2.46 1.49 1.93
EPS Actual 4.28 2.62 1.53 1.96
Revenue Estimate 3.35 B 2.84 B 2.32 B 2.55 B
Revenue Actual 3.52 B 2.96 B 2.38 B 2.50 B

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Benzinga consistently updates its earnings calendars to stay up-to-date with the latest company earnings reports. Check out the full earnings calendar list updated in real-time by following this link.

Stock Performance

Shares of Aon were trading at $262.29 as of July 28. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 28.06%. 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. Aon is scheduled to hold the call at 08:30:00 ET and can be accessed here.

 

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