Factset predicts that the S&P 500 will record an earnings growth rate 64% YoY in the second quarter. This is the highest season in more than a decade. As corporate America tends not to provide accurate EPS forecasts, the actual growth rate may be higher. This could allow for the S&P 500 to deliver an earnings growth rate of 64% YoY for the second quarter.
This week will see big tech companies like IBM, Netflix and Intel start to release results. Here's a quick preview.
Source: Bloomberg, DailyFX
- Expected Q2 EPS of 2.275 and $18.26 Billion in revenue
- Cloud and Cognitive Software will be driven by the global trend towards digitalization, which already grew 4% in its first quarter.
- Red Hat's acquisition is expected to increase cloud revenues.
- The Global Business Services segment could benefit from increased client investment in digital technology
- IBM's former president Jim Whitehurst may be the focal point of the earnings call.
- For Q2, expect EPS to be $2.248 and revenue to reach $7.323 billion
- Netflix could see some moderation after a year of explosive subscriber growth. This is due to the high watermark that was set during the pandemic.
- Analysts expect less than 2,000,000 new users to be added in the fourth quarter.
- In Q3 guidance, uncertainties could be caused by recent price increases and pent-up outdoor entertainment demand
- Netflix is moving away from a subscription-oriented narrative to a more stable average revenue per customer (ARPU) metrics.
- Expected Q2 EPS of $1.065, and $17.84 Billion in revenue
- Intel expects to see YoY lower EPS and revenue
- Although PC and server shipments are a bright spot in the overall picture, its semiconductor segment continues to lag behind Nvidia or AMD.
- For Q2, expect EPS to be $0.064 and revenue to reach $1.058 billion
- Live events and sports can be resumed to drive engagement and increase daily active users. Advertisers may also increase spending as a result of the Covid lockdown being lifted.
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