The ‘price’ in price-to-earnings has tanked but now the ‘earnings’ will be put to the test as the US kicks off quarterly reporting season.
This week has a massive line up of companies that should give investors a good indication for how earnings have held up amid the threat of economic slowdown and rising cost inflation.
US corporate earnings we’re watching this week:
Monday: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America
Tuesday: IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Hasbro
Wednesday: Netflix, Nasdaq
Thursday: Tesla, AT&T, American Airlines, Domino’s Pizza
Friday: Snapchat, Verizon, American Express, Twitter, Verizon
JPMorgan and Citi were the two more high-profile names that reported second quarter earnings last week.
JPMorgan, the biggest US bank by assets, earnings’ fell short of expectations, down -3.5% to fresh 52-week lows on the day of the result.
Interestingly, Citi shares rallied 13.2% after beating analyst expectations. The result lifted banking stocks and helped rival JPMorgan recoup the losses its stock suffered post-earnings.
Citi profits declined -27% compared to a year ago, but came in well above expectations. Revenue rose a greater-than-expected 11% thanks to higher interest rates and strong performances from its trading division and institutional services business.
Only 7 out of the first 35 S&P 500 companies that have reported their second quarter earnings, had their third quarter earnings estimates raised afterwards, according to The Earnings Scout.
77% had their third quarter earnings estimates cut. The average cut was -3.04%, the worst estimate revisions since June 2020.
Interestingly, if you look at the YTD returns (right most column), the average stock has declined -19% this year. And more importantly, is this enough to price in the potential headwinds?
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