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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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
11/01/2024 Infosys 0.17 0.18 Learn more
12/01/2024 JP Morgan 3.73 3.97 Learn more
12/01/2024 United Health 5.98 3.01 Learn more
12/01/2024 BlackRock 8.84 9.66 Learn more
12/01/2024 Citigroup 0.73 0.84 Learn more
16/01/2024 Goldman Sachs 3.47 5.48 Learn more
16/01/2024 Interactive Brokers 1.54 1.52 Learn more
18/01/2024 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company 1.37 1.44 Learn more
18/01/2024 Birkenstock 0.16 Learn more
22/01/2024 Logitech 1 1.43 Learn more
22/01/2024 Zions Bancorporation 1 1.29 Learn more
23/01/2024 Johnson & Johnson 2.27 2.29 Learn more
23/01/2024 Netflix 2.2 2.11 Learn more
23/01/2024 Verizon Communications 1.07 1.08 Learn more
23/01/2024 General Electric 0.9 1.03 Learn more
23/01/2024 Lockheed Martin 7.26 7.9 Learn more
24/01/2024 Tesla 0.6 0.57 Learn more
24/01/2024 ASML 5.12 5.6 Learn more
24/01/2024 Abbott Laboratories 1.19 1.19 Learn more
24/01/2024 IBM 3.78 3.87 Learn more
25/01/2024 Visa 2.33 2.41 Learn more
25/01/2024 Intel 0.27 0.38 Learn more
25/01/2024 NextEra Energy 0.49 0.52 Learn more
26/01/2024 American Express 2.65 2.62 Learn more
29/01/2024 Ryanair 0.35 0.07 Learn more
29/01/2024 SoFi Technologies 0 0.02 Learn more
30/01/2024 Microsoft 2.76 2.93 Learn more
30/01/2024 Alphabet 1.6 1.64 Learn more
30/01/2024 Advanced Micro Devices 0.58 0.59 Learn more
30/01/2024 Pfizer -0.18 0.1 Learn more
30/01/2024 UPS 2.44 2.47 Learn more
30/01/2024 Starbucks 0.92 0.9 Learn more
31/01/2024 Mastercard 3.08 3.18 Learn more
31/01/2024 QUALCOMM 1.9 2.33 Learn more
31/01/2024 GSK Learn more
01/02/2024 Apple 2.09 2.18 Learn more
01/02/2024 Amazon 0.81 1.01 Learn more
01/02/2024 Meta Platforms 4.83 5.33 Learn more
01/02/2024 Shell 1.86 0.87 Learn more
01/02/2024 Merck & Company -0.11 0.03 Learn more
02/02/2024 Exxon Mobil 2.21 2.48 Learn more
02/02/2024 Abbvie 2.76 2.79 Learn more
02/02/2024 Chevron 3.29 3.45 Learn more
05/02/2024 McDonald's 2.81 2.95 Learn more
05/02/2024 Palantir 0.04 0.03 Learn more
05/02/2024 Estee Lauder 0.55 0.88 Learn more
06/02/2024 Toyota 3.66 6.81 Learn more
06/02/2024 Amgen 4.66 4.71 Learn more
06/02/2024 BP 1 0.18 Learn more
06/02/2024 UBS Learn more
07/02/2024 Walt Disney Company 0.97 1.22 Learn more
07/02/2024 Alibaba 2.4 2.4
07/02/2024 Arm Holdings 0.25 0.29 Learn more
07/02/2024 PayPal 1.05 1.1 Learn more
08/02/2024 Astrazeneca 0.74 0.73 Learn more
09/02/2024 Pepsico 1.72 1.78 Learn more
13/02/2024 Coca-Cola 0.48 Learn more
13/02/2024 Shopify 0.22 Learn more
13/02/2024 Airbnb 0.67 Learn more
13/02/2024 Marriott International 2.12 Learn more
13/02/2024 Datadog 0.07 Learn more
14/02/2024 Cisco Systems 0.71 Learn more
14/02/2024 Sony Group 1.68 Learn more
15/02/2024 Doordash 0.55 Learn more
15/02/2024 Deere & Company 5.16 Learn more
16/02/2024 Copart 0.35 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, 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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