51job JOBS is set to give its latest quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, 2021-12-15. Here's what investors need to know before the announcement.
Analysts estimate that 51job will likely report an Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.57.
51job bulls will hope to hear the company to announce they've not only beaten that estimate, but also to provide positive guidance, or forecasted growth, for the next quarter.
New investors should note that it is sometimes not an earnings beat or miss that most affects the price of a stock, but the guidance (or forecast).
Past Earnings Performance
Last quarter the company beat EPS by $0.09, which was followed by a 0.0% drop in the share price the next day.
Here's a look at 51job's past performance and the resulting price change:
|Quarter||Q2 2021||Q1 2021||Q4 2020||Q3 2020|
|Price Change %||-1.16%||0.13%||-0.47%||-1.44%|
Shares of 51job were trading at $48.81 as of December 13. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 32.87%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are likely bearish going into this earnings release.
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