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IHS Markit (INFO) Q2 Earnings, Revenues to be Hit by Coronavirus

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IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO - Free Report) is scheduled to report second-quarter fiscal 2020 results on Jun 23, before the bell.

Shares of the company have declined 4.9% year to date, against 7.8% growth of the industry it belongs to.

Q2 Results to Reflect Impacts of the Pandemic

IHS Markit’s financial performance in the to-be-reported quarter is expected to have been significantly impacted by coronaviris-induced economic sluggishness, low oil prices, a slowdown of new business, lower consumer spending impacting the company’s auto customers and higher capital expenditure impacting the company’s upstream Resources business.

Notably, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues in the to-be-reported quarter is pegged at $1.05 billion, indicating year-over-year decline of 7.7%. In first-quarter fiscal 2020, revenues of $1.08 billion increased 3% year over year.

The consensus estimate for H&R Block’s earnings is pegged at 65 cents, indicating year-over-year decline of 8.5%. In first-quarter fiscal 2020, adjusted earnings of 66 cents per share increased 10% year over year.

What Our Model Says

Our proven Zacks model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for IHS Markit this season. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. But that’s not the case here. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

IHS Markit has an Earnings ESP of -3.24% and Zacks Rank #3.

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