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Preview: WhiteHorse Finance's Earnings

WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ: WHF) announces its next round of earnings this Monday, May 10. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Monday's Q1 earnings announcement.

05/07/2021 10:07
WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) announces its next round of earnings this Monday, May 10. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Monday's Q1 earnings announcement. Net Income, Earnings, And Earnings

WhiteHorse Finance (NASDAQ:WHF) announces its next round of earnings this Monday, May 10. Here is Benzinga's everything-that-matters guide for this Monday's Q1 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 expect WhiteHorse Finance earnings of $0.37 per share. Revenue will likely be around $18.31 million, according to the consensus estimate. WhiteHorse Finance EPS in the same period a year ago totaled $0.27. Revenue was $14.53 million.

What Are Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises, And Why Do They Matter?

Analysts who cover this company will publish forward-looking estimates of its revenue and EPS each quarter. Averaging together every EPS and revenue prediction that each analyst makes about a company in a quarter yields the "consensus estimates." A company posting earnings or revenue above or below the consensus estimate is known as an "earnings surprise" and may move the stock by a considerable margin.

The analyst consensus estimate would represent a 37.04% increase in the company's earnings. Sales would be have grown 25.99% from the same quarter last year. Here is how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q4 2021 Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020
EPS Estimate 0.32 0.29 0.28 0.36
EPS Actual 0.35 0.38 0.26 0.27
Revenue Estimate 15.39 M 13.78 M 14.35 M 16.91 M
Revenue Actual 16.85 M 16.50 M 13.82 M 14.53 M

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Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares of WhiteHorse Finance are up 81.66%.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. WhiteHorse Finance is scheduled to hold the call at 13:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.