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May 10, 2016

S&P 500 Earnings Dashboard | May 25th 2016

by David Aurelio.

Update of the Thomson Reuters S&P 500 Earnings Today report including the Q1 2016 Earnings Dashboard and Q2 2016 overview and guidance.

Click here to view the dashboard in detail.

EARNINGS

  • Q1 2016
    • The Q1 2016 blended earnings growth estimate is -5.1%. Excluding the energy sector, the earnings growth estimate for the index improves to 0.3%.
    • 97% of the S&P 500 companies have reported Q1 2016 EPS. Of the 484 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported earnings to date for Q1 2016, 72% have reported earnings above analyst expectations, 8% reported earnings in line with analyst expectations and 20% reported earnings below analyst expectations. In a typical quarter (since 1994), 63% of companies beat estimates, 16% match and 21% miss estimates. Over the past four quarters, 68.5% of companies beat estimates, 9.5% matched and 22.1% missed estimates.
    • In the S&P 500, there have been 104 negative EPS preannouncements issued by corporations for Q1 2016 compared to 28 positive EPS preannouncements. By dividing 104 by 28 one arrives at an N/P ratio of 3.7 for the S&P 500 Index. This is above the long term average (since 1997) of 2.7 and below the trailing four quarter average of 4.0.
  • Q2 2016
    • The Q2 2016 blended earnings growth estimate is -3.5%. Excluding the energy sector, the earnings growth estimate for the index increases to 0.4%.
    • In the S&P 500, there have been 59 negative EPS preannouncements issued by corporations for Q2 2016 compared to 25 positive EPS preannouncements. By dividing 59 by 25 one arrives at an N/P ratio of 2.4 for the S&P 500 Index.

REVENUE 

  • Q1 2016
    • The Q1 2016 blended revenue growth estimate is -1.8%. Excluding the energy sector, the revenue growth estimate for the index increases to 1.4%.
    • 53% have reported Q4 2015 revenue above analyst expectations, 0% reported earnings in line with analyst expectations and 47% reported earnings below analyst expectations. In a typical quarter (since 2002), 60% of companies beat estimates and 40% miss estimates. Over the past four quarters, 46% of companies beat estimates and 54% missed estimates.
    • In the S&P 500, there have been 63 negative revenue preannouncements issued by corporations for Q1 2016 compared to 40 positive EPS preannouncements. By dividing 63 by 40 one arrives at an N/P ratio of 1.6 for the S&P 500 Index. This is below the long term average (since 2008) of 1.8 and below the trailing four quarter average of 1.9.
  • Q2 2016
    • The Q2 2016 blended revenue growth estimate is -1.0%. Excluding the energy sector, the revenue growth estimate for the index increases to 2.1%.
    • In the S&P 500, there have been 32 negative revenue preannouncements issued by corporations for Q1 2016 compared to 29 positive EPS preannouncements. By dividing 28 by 26 one arrives at an N/P ratio of 1.1 for the S&P 500 Index.

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