Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP) announces its next round of earnings this Thursday, July 22. Here is Benzinga’s everything-that-matters guide for this Thursday’s Q2 earnings announcement.

Net Income, Earnings, 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 Popular modeled for quarterly EPS of $2.03 on revenue of $478.20 million. In the same quarter last year, Popular announced EPS of $1.49 on revenue of $450.88 million.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

Wall Street analysts who study this company will publish analyst estimates of revenue and EPS. The averages of all analyst EPS and revenue estimates are called the “consensus estimates”; these consensus estimates can have a significant effect on a company’s performance during an earnings release.
When a company posts earnings or revenue above or below a consensus estimate, it has posted an “earnings surprise”, which can really move a stock depending on the difference between actual and estimated values.

If the company were to match the consensus estimate when it reports Thursday, earnings would be up 36.24%. Sales would be up 6.06% on a year-over-year basis. Here is how the company’s reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter
Q1 2021
Q4 2020
Q3 2020
Q2 2020
EPS Estimate
1.86
1.54
1.2
0.92
EPS Actual
3.12
2.10
2
1.49
Revenue Estimate
493.55 M
481.20 M
465.75 M
441.57 M
Revenue Actual
479.11 M
471.62 M
461.02 M
450.88 M

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Stock Performance

Shares of Popular were trading at $70.18 as of July 20. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 81.95%. 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. Popular is scheduled to hold the call at 11:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.

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