Big Earnings Week Ahead
What a week it will be for earnings, with Apple ($AAPL), Facebook ($FB), and Tesla ($TSLA) being three of the most prominent names to come. While exciting companies like Exact Sciences ($EXAS), Mastercard ($MA), Under Armour ($UAA), Qualcomm ($QCOM), Alibaba ($BABA), and Starbucks ($SBUX). Below is a calendar with the dates and expectations.
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Exact Sciences is not a name most investors are familiar with but should get to know. Its stock is up nearly 285 percent in 2017, yes you read that right. The S&P 500, by comparison, is up only 15.25 percent. The meteoric rise in Exact Science has been fueled by its lead product Cologuard, a noninvasive test for the detection of Colon Cancer. Wall Street is looking for the company to show revenue grew by 131 percent since last year to $65.03 million while looking a net loss of $0.30. The company boast a $6 billion valuation and is expected to see revenue grow to $566 million by the year 2019. The company has been able to easily beat revenue estimates for each of the last two quarters.
Apple is the most critical company to report this week, and everyone will be watching to see not only what results are, but more importantly the guidance for next quarter, the year, and the launch of the new iPhone’s. Expectations are for revenue of $50.76 billion, and EPS of $1.87, while for the fiscal first quarter analysts are looking for revenue of $85.73 billion on EPS of $3.79. So regardless of how Apple reports this past quarter results, the market will likely only care about guidance for the fiscal first quarter, and of course iPhone shipments and demand. It is an outcome that will ripple throughout the iPhone supply chain.
Tesla reports this week as well, with expectations for revenue of $2.92 billion, and a net loss of $2.27. It will be all about Capex and cash burn, and of course the Model 3 launch. Any color around the “production hell” and perhaps more critical any updates to that 5,000 cars per week by December target. I can tell you I saw a Model 3 just yesterday at the Americana Mall in Manhasset. It is a very sleek looking car, although it is much smaller than I had imagined., which is perhaps why Tesla can get so much range on the car, despite the battery size. Additionally, it was discretely parked between two Model X SUV’s. It had no marking of the Model 3 on the trunk, which I found interesting.
Model 3 Pictures – Tesla Store Americana Mall, Long Island NY
Whatever the case it sure was cool to see the real thing.
The other companies will be sure essential to watch as well. Hope this helps get your week going.
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