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5 Earnings To Watch This Week And What Investors Should Expect

Apple, Boeing, Facebook, Starbucks, and Tesla are ready to report sales in Wall Street’s busiest week for earnings. 

Earnings season is being kicked into fifth gear this week with more than 20% of the companies in the S&P 500 set to report over the coming days. Here’s a look at what to expect from some of the most well-known companies’ on the Street. 

Apple

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is the world’s most valuable business and is often considered to be the Big Tech stock with the most growth opportunity. Apple’s services division had a strong 2020 and the holiday season is likely to be the same.

The California-based company is expected to report net income of $24.5 billion, or earnings per share (EPS) of $1.41, on sales of $102.8 billion for Q4. In the same period a year ago, Apple posted earnings of $1.25 on sales of $91.8 billion and net income of $13.7 billion. Apple shares have increased 18.7% since the company last reported earnings back in October. 

When is Apple’s earnings call?

Apple reports earnings on Wednesday, January 27 after the bell at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. To listen to Apple’s earnings call and to access the transcript, visit the company’s investor relations page here

Boeing

Boeing (NYSE: BA), one of the largest exporters in the U.S, has been hit hard by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the airline industry. Successful deliveries constitute 75% of Boeing’s total revenue and so play a crucial role in boosting revenue growth for the jet maker. However, the company’s Q4 deliveries reflected a staggering 25.3% decline in commercial shipments year-over-year (YoY), and defense shipments plunged 40.4% YoY. 

The consensus EPS forecast for Boeing’s fourth-quarter is $1.60, indicating a 31.3% decline from the year-ago quarter reported figure. Analysts predict revenue of $15.26 billion, suggesting a 14.8% decline from the prior-year reported number.

When is Boeing’s earnings call?

Boeing reports Q4 earnings on Wednesday, January 27 before market-open at 9:00 AM Eastern Time. To listen to Boeing’s earnings call and to access the transcript, check out the investor relations page here

Facebook 

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has been the topic of antitrust lawsuits over the last few months and has recently been overtaken by TikTok when it comes to how long its users spend on the app. However, analysts remain optimistic for the company as Facebook has sold ads to more than 10 million advertisers during the pandemic, as well as launching new products like Instagram Reels and Facebook Shops.

Facebook is expected to report an adjusted net income of $9.6 billion, or an EPS of $3.18, on sales of $26.3 billion. During the same period a year ago, the social media giant posted an EPS of $2.56 on sales of $21.1 billion and net income of $6.1 billion. Since the company last reported earnings in October, Facebook stock has fallen 2.8%. 

When is Facebook’s earnings call?

Facebook reports earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020 on Wednesday, January 27 after the bell at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. To listen to Facebook’s earnings call and to access the transcript, go to the company’s investor relations page here

Starbucks 

Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) is the leading coffee and beverage producer in the U.S. and like many other businesses, has been hit hard by COVID-19. However, the company has fended off massive losses by introducing measures like the ‘Happy Hour’ and has benefited from having drive-in lanes in the states during the pandemic. 

Starbucks is expected to report net income of $659 million, or an EPS of $0.55, on sales of $6.9 billion in Q4. During the same period a year ago, Starbucks posted an EPS of $0.79 on sales of $7.1 billion and net income of $802.9 million. Since the company’s last report in October, Starbuck shares have jumped 20.3%. 

When is Starbucks’s earnings call?

Starbucks reports on Tuesday, January 26 after the closing bell at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. To listen to Starbucks’ earnings call and to access the transcript, visit the investor relations page here.

Tesla 

Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) has experienced phenomenal growth during the last year and quarter, including launching its Chinese-made Model Y and seeing its CEO, Elon Musk, become the richest man in the world.

The electric car maker is expected to report net income of $1 billion, or an EPS of $1.04, on sales of $10.5 billion. If we look at the same period a year ago, Tesla posted net income of $143 million and an EPS of $0.42 on sales of $7.4 billion. Since Tesla’s last earnings report in October, shares have risen 100%. 

When is Tesla’s earnings call?

Tesla reports earnings on Wednesday, January 27 after the bell at 5:00 PM Eastern Time. To listen to Tesla’s earnings call and to access the transcript, visit the investor relations page here.  

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Nicole Byrne
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