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Earnings Trends: Archive

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Covid-19 Impact on Earnings to Linger Through 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a significant drop in corporate profitability, with S&P 500 earnings for full-year 2020 now expected to be down -23.3%, with estimates still coming down...

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Covid-19 Pandemic Weighs on the Earnings Picture

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a significant drop in corporate profitability, with S&P 500 earnings for full-year 2020 now expected to be down -22.9%, with estimates still coming down...

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Making Sense of the Pandemic Earnings Picture

The brunt of the earnings hit is expected to be in the current period (2020 Q2), but earnings growth is expected to remain negative in the second half of the year as well...

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The Coronavirus Pandemic and its Impact on Corporate Earnings

For the 193 S&P 500 members that have reported Q1 results, total earnings or aggregate net income is down -17.1% on +0.6% higher revenues...

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Making Sense of the Earnings Picture During the Coronavirus

The ongoing Q1 earnings season is less about what happened in the January-through-March period and more about evolving expectations for the current and coming quarters, which continue to be set lower as a result of the pandemic...

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Shaky Start to Q1 Earnings Season

Bank quarterly reports give us a sense of the earnings hit we have suffered as a result of this pandemic whose full impact will only show up in Q2...

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Taking Stock of the Earnings Picture Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Estimates have been coming down sharply as a result of the pandemic's earnings impact. While the bulk of the estimate cuts are concentrated in Q2 and Q3, all four quarters of 2020 are now expected to suffer earnings declines...

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How Low Will Earnings Estimates Go?

Earnings estimates have been coming down sharply as analysts start coming to terms with the pandemic's impact...

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Earnings Estimates Falling Sharply

Earnings estimates have come down sharply as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 2020 earnings now expected to suffer a modest decline...

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The Earnings Uncertainty

Estimates for 2020 Q1 and Q2 have come down sharply in recent weeks, with both the quarters in negative territory now and all of this year's growth now coming from the back half of the year, due to coronavirus uncertainty...

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How the Coronavirus Has Impacted Earnings

While estimates for 2020 Q1 and Q2 have come down sharply over the last few weeks, with Q1 now in negative territory and Q2 barely positive, analysts have largely left estimates for the second half of the year intact, at least for now...

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Q1 Estimates Holding Up Despite Virus Impact

Estimates for 2020 Q1 have come down, but the negative revisions still compare favorably to other recent periods despite the virus impact...

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A Positive Earnings Picture

The picture emerging from the Q4 earnings season is one of steady improvement in the overall picture. For the 352 S&P 500 members that have reported Q4 results already, total earnings are up +0.9% from the same period last year...

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Q4 Earnings Season Scorecard

The picture emerging from the Q4 earnings season is one of steady improvement. For the S&P 500 members that have already reported Q4 results, total earnings are up +0.4% on +3.0% higher revenues...

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Earnings Outlook Improving

The picture emerging from the Q4 earnings season is one of steady improvement. And we have 141 S&P 500 members out already...

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Q4 Results Show Improving Earnings Picture

For the 75 S&P 500 members that have reported Q4 results already, total earnings are down -1.3% from the same period last year on +3.2% higher revenues...

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Banks Provide Mixed Start to Q4 Earnings Season

For the Finance sector, we now have Q4 results from 33.2% of the sector's market capitalization in the S&P 500 index. Total earnings for these Finance sector companies are down -2.2%...

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Q4 Earnings Season Gets Underway

Total earnings or aggregate net income for the S&P 500 index are expected to be down -3.7% in Q4 from the same period last year on +3.4% higher revenues...

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Looking Ahead to the Q4 Earnings Season

We did not see much earnings growth in the first three quarters of the year, primarily reflecting tough comparisons to last year, and this trend is expected to continue in the last quarter of 2019 as well...

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Weak Retail Sector Earnings

The Retail sector's Q3 earnings performance has been weaker than what we saw from the same companies in the June quarter...

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A Favorable Earnings Picture

Total earnings (or aggregate net income) for the 455 S&P 500 companies that have reported results already are down -1.7% from the year-earlier level on +4.6% higher revenues...

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The Evolving Earnings Picture

The market's appreciation of the Q3 results is likely a reflection of relief that the earnings outlook has not taken as much of a hit as many appeared to fear following growing evidence of a global economic slowdown...

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Q3 2019 Earnings Season Scorecard

Total earnings (or aggregate net income) for the 341 S&P 500 companies that have reported results already are down -0.6% on +4.9% higher revenues...

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A Better-Than-Expected Earnings Picture

A notably bigger proportion of companies are beating EPS estimates at this stage of the reporting cycle. In fact, the EPS and revenue beats percentages are the highest since 2018 Q2, likely reconfirming that Q3 estimates were on the low side.

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Solid Start to Q3 Earnings Season

Total earnings for the 43 S&P 500 companies that have reported results already are down -3.8% on +3.7% higher revenues, with 83.7% beating EPS estimates and 60.5% beating revenue estimates.

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