Earnings calendar

"Earnings season" is the unofficial term for the period in which companies report their earnings for the latest quarter. Here's what we're expecting to see.

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Recent earnings reports

Thursday September 8, 2022: Docusign has released an earnings report. Find out more.

Thursday September 8, 2022: Gamestop has released an earnings report. Find out more.

Thursday August 25, 2022: Peloton has released an earnings report. Find out more.

Wednesday August 24, 2022: Snowflake has released an earnings report. Find out more.

Wednesday August 24, 2022: NVIDIA has released an earnings report. Find out more.

It’s earnings season, which is when companies release a report of how they’ve been performing in the last quarter. It’s a bit of a mix up of results day and parent’s evening, except the foreboding disappointment is from shareholders rather than parents. Earnings season is quite exciting for investors, as it gives them a chance to see how the companies they’ve got a stake in are actually doing, as well as find new opportunities.

We’ve created an earnings calendar with some of the earnings reports we’re excited to see and some information on how you can invest, if you like what you see. If you’re still wondering what an earnings report is or want to know how to read one, we also have a full guide.

We’re updating this table daily.

Expected date Company Expected EPS (GBP) Reported EPS (GBP) Find out more
25/07/2022 Ryanair £0.59 £0.15 Learn more
25/07/2022 Squarespace £0.18 £0.55 Learn more
26/07/2022 Microsoft £1.95 £1.91 Learn more
26/07/2022 Alphabet £1.10 £1.03 Learn more
26/07/2022 Coca-Cola £0.57 £0.60 Learn more
26/07/2022 Visa £1.49 £1.69 Learn more
26/07/2022 McDonald's £2.11 £2.18 Learn more
26/07/2022 Mondelez £0.54 £0.57 Learn more
26/07/2022 Unilever £1.07 £1.11 Learn more
27/07/2022 Meta £2.15 £2.10 Learn more
27/07/2022 Boeing -£0.07 -£0.32 Learn more
27/07/2022 Airbus £2.10 Learn more
27/07/2022 Spotify -£0.52 -£0.56 Learn more
27/07/2022 Shopify £0.03 -£0.03 Learn more
27/07/2022 GlaxoSmithKline £0.33 £0.35 Learn more
28/07/2022 Samsung £1.05 £1.00 Learn more
28/07/2022 Apple £0.99 £1.03 Learn more
28/07/2022 Amazon £0.10 -£0.17 Learn more
28/07/2022 Mastercard £2.02 £2.19 Learn more
28/07/2022 Pfizer £1.52 £1.74 Learn more
28/07/2022 Roku -£0.58 -£0.70 Learn more
28/07/2022 Shell £2.39 £2.63 Learn more
29/07/2022 Colgate-Palmolive £0.61 £0.62 Learn more
29/07/2022 Procter & Gamble £1.05 £1.03 Learn more
29/07/2022 Sony Learn more
01/08/2022 HSBC £0.17 £0.35 Learn more
02/08/2022 Activision Blizzard £0.41 £0.40 Learn more
02/08/2022 Starbucks £0.65 £0.72 Learn more
02/08/2022 PayPal £0.74 £0.79 Learn more
02/08/2022 BP £0.29 £2.23 Learn more
02/08/2022 Airbnb £0.44 £0.48 Learn more
02/08/2022 Uber -£0.04 -£0.03 Learn more
02/08/2022 Oatly -£0.12 -£0.10 Learn more
02/08/2022 Devon Energy £2.03 £2.21 Learn more
02/08/2022 Advanced Micro Devices £0.89 £0.90 Learn more
02/08/2022 Gilead Sciences £1.30 £1.35 Learn more
02/08/2022 Idexx Laboratories £1.39 £1.33 Learn more
03/08/2022 Honda £0.68 Learn more
03/08/2022 eBay £0.77 £0.85 Learn more
03/08/2022 Robinhood -£0.29 -£0.26 Learn more
03/08/2022 Moderna £3.89 £4.48 Learn more
03/08/2022 Scotts Miracle-Gro £1.47 £1.69 Learn more
04/08/2022 Woodbois -£0.02 Learn more
04/08/2022 Alibaba £1.31 £1.45 Learn more
04/08/2022 Albemarle £2.78
04/08/2022 Warner Bros. Discovery £0.03 -£1.28 Learn more
04/08/2022 Duolingo -£0.05 -£0.32 Learn more
04/08/2022 Beyond Meat -£0.97 -£1.31 Learn more
04/08/2022 Virgin Galactic -£0.31 -£0.37 Learn more
04/08/2022 Amgen £3.70 £3.97 Learn more
04/08/2022 Expedia £1.36 £1.68 Learn more
08/08/2022 BioNTech £5.66 £5.58 Learn more
08/08/2022 Take-Two Interactive £0.75 £0.63 Learn more
08/08/2022 Palantir £0.03 -£0.01 Learn more
09/08/2022 Coinbase -£1.05 -£0.74 Learn more
10/08/2022 Roblox -£0.22 -£0.26 Learn more
10/08/2022 Disney £0.85 £0.93 Learn more
10/08/2022 Nio Learn more
10/08/2022 Bumble £0.09 -£0.01 Learn more
11/08/2022 Rivian -£1.39 -£1.38 Learn more
12/08/2022 Saudi Aramco Learn more
15/08/2022 BHP Billiton Learn more
16/08/2022 Walmart £1.37 £1.51 Learn more
16/08/2022 Home Depot £4.23 £4.32 Learn more
17/08/2022 Target Corporation £0.62 £0.33 Learn more
17/08/2022 Krispy Kreme £0.05 £0.07 Learn more
19/08/2022 Foot Locker £0.73 £0.85 Learn more
22/08/2022 Zoom £0.38 £0.90 Learn more
24/08/2022 NVIDIA £0.88 £0.44 Learn more
24/08/2022 Snowflake -£0.44 £0.01 Learn more
25/08/2022 Peloton -£0.60 -£1.13 Learn more
07/09/2022 Gamestop -£0.36 -£0.30 Learn more
08/09/2022 Docusign £0.36 £0.38 Learn more
15/09/2022 Adobe £2.86 Learn more
16/09/2022 Manchester United £0.08 Learn more
22/09/2022 Costco £3.56 Learn more
29/09/2022 Nike £0.81 Learn more

What is a quarterly earnings report?

An earnings report is a report that publicly-listed companies have to release every quarter to give shareholders and stakeholders information about how they’re performing. It gives information about income, earnings per share and sales. This allows investors to get a snapshot of how the company is performing compared with its previous report.

How do I read a quarterly earnings report?

There’s some jargon mixed into the report, so it can be difficult to understand what it is you’re looking at and how it can be useful for you. In the report, you’ll likely find the following information and statements.

  • Income statement. This tells you the company’s revenue and expenses over the period, as well as gains and losses of assets.
  • Balance sheet. The balance sheet is a statement of a company’s assets, liabilities and shareholder equity. It gives you a good indication of what the company owns and what it owes at one specific time.
  • Cashflow statement. This gives information about the inflow of cash to a company from its operations, investments and financing.
  • A brief discussion of the results. This is typically from high-level management.
  • Information about any expected market risks. This would be anything that might cause the company to make losses of some kind.

Income statement

The income statement gives you a look at the revenue and expenses of the company. This includes operating revenue (the revenue made from primary activities), non operating revenue (the revenue made from non-core business activities, such as interest from capital) and gains (the money made from the sale of long-term assets, like a vehicle).

“Revenue” doesn’t mean the money is in the bank (known as receipts). For example, a television production company might recognise the revenue from a TV series when the first episode is aired, as they are almost certainly going to receive payment for it, but they won’t be paid the cash for it until the full series has been aired.

The expenses are the costs of the business to operate. This includes the cost of goods sold, depreciation, amortisation, administrative expenses, employee wages, commissions and utilities.

Watch out for the terms “gross” and “net”. These give an indication of the calculation made. Gross is all the money received, while net is the gross revenue minus any expenses.

Depreciation and amortisation

Depreciation is a method of allocating the cost of an asset over its useful life. It’s kind of like buying a car you know you’ll use for 5 years for £1,000 and saying “it’s basically £200 per year”.

Amortisation is a technique used to lower the value of a loan or intangible asset (an asset that isn’t physical, but is still valuable) over a set period, such as to spread out loan payments. In reference to assets, it’s where you expense the cost of an intangible asset over the projected life of it.

Balance sheet

The balance sheet is a snapshot of a company’s assets and liabilities at one point in time. It doesn’t show this over time, so you’d want to compare it with previous balance sheets if you want an idea of trends over time.

This will have the value of any assets the company owns, such as factory equipment and vehicles. It includes cash, equity and accounts receivable (what is owed to the company).

You’ll also be able to see the liabilities, which is money that the company owes, such as bills, debts and salaries.

The final thing you’ll see on the balance sheet is shareholder equity, which is the assets minus the liabilities. This is the amount that is due to the shareholders or owners of the business. This is either kept to be reinvested into the business or is paid to shareholders as dividends.

Cashflow statement

This is the actual movement of cash into and out of the business. In our example of a TV production company above, the revenue would be accounted for when the first episode is aired, but the cash won’t go into the company bank account until the final episode airs. This varies from one show to the next, but Friends had 24 episodes per season, which could have amounted to 6 months.

This essentially allows you to check that the business has enough cash flowing into the company in order to be sustainable. If a company doesn’t have enough coming in to cover its operating costs, it won’t be able to grow.

Why does the earnings report matter?

The earnings report can give you some great insight into the performance of a company. It essentially lets you take a peek at the numbers behind the company to allow you to make a decision. As the companies aren’t able to falsify this information, you essentially get a backstage look at them, without any marketing, although they often release a presentation. Try not to get too invested in the details of these reports, however, otherwise you’ll spend a huge amount of time researching stocks — find some of the key factors that are important to you.

Bottom line

While earnings reports aren’t much fun to look at, some might even say “gross”, it’s definitely worth taking a look at a few to get your head around what you’re looking at. Try to see if you can find some of the above details in them and compare some factors. Eventually you’ll become pro at understanding the ins and outs of the financials of a company.

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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