Earnings are also known as profits. At the most basic level, a company’s earnings consist of what’s left over after all costs are taken out from the revenue generated. Earnings are also the basis for corporate taxes. Many corporations report EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. The most important thing to watch for when researching a company is where earnings are forecasted to move. Investors want to see that the future expectations are for the earnings to grow over time.
Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ/MU), America’s largest maker of memory chips drew in far less revenue than expected, prompting a sell-off that sent the stock spiraling more than 18%. (Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2015.)The company’s stock price cratered early on the morning of Friday, June 25th, losing them roughly. Read More
Nike, Inc. (NYSE/NIKE) shares soared in after-hours trading following its better-than-expected earnings report.After the closing bell on Thursday June 25th, Nike reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 ended May 31, 2015. (Source: Nike, June 25, 2015.)Quarterly revenue came in at $7.78 billion, beating analysts’. Read More
One of the nation’s largest home builders crushed market expectations on Wednesday June 24th, signalling that a housing recovery may be here at long last.Lennar Corp. (NYSE/LEN) posted strong second-quarter earnings of $0.79 per share, up from $0.61 during the same period last year. Revenue growth skyrocketed 46% to $2.4 billion. Read More
The Hershey Company (NYSE/HSY) shares are falling as the company is cutting jobs and planning other cost cuts amid a slowdown in China sales.The Pennsylvania chocolate giant said on Friday morning of June 19 that profit this year will be less than estimated previously. The maker of “Reese’s,” “Twizzlers,” and “Almond. Read More
FedEx Corporation (NYSE/FDX) reported disappointing earnings on Wednesday, June 17 after the delivery service giant’s profits were hit by a slower economy and rising fuel costs.For the fiscal fourth quarter ended May 31, adjusted net income was $753 million, translating to adjusted earnings of $2.66 per share; this is short of. Read More