- What is Company Earnings
- What is Company Earnings Growth
- How to use Earnings Growth
- Tsupitero Features
Company Earnings is one of the most important numbers to understand when investing in the Stock Market. If you don’t understand the effect of earnings on the rise and fall of the stock price of a company then you will really find it hard to grow your money in the long run. Read this article to give you a refresher on earnings growth and how Tsupitero.com can help you trade faster and invest wiser.
What is Earnings
Can I ask you how much money do you make in a year? This might be confidential and sensitive information to ask with an individual. And it is the same thing for companies. However, publicly listed companies are required by the law to disclose their financial statements and tell the public how much money they make.
Hence, company Earnings simply tells how much money a company makes. It is an objective way to judge a company’s financial status. Earnings are disclosed every quarter or four times a year. Companies with calendar years have quarterly periods of:
- Jan 1 – Mar 31 (1st Quarter)
- Apr 1 – Jun 30 (2nd Quarter)
- Jul 1 – Sept 30 (3rd Quarter)
- Oct 1 – Dec 31 (4th Quarter)
Disclosure usually happens a month after the quarterly period. Therefore, stock market investors and analysts closely watch the month of May, August, November. Notice that the 4th quarter is missing? In the Philippines, companies don’t usually disclose the 4th quarter. Companies only disclose the Annual report around April. So if you want to know the numbers for the 4th quarter, you have to manually compute it by subtracting the annual earnings by the sum of three previous quarters.
*2nd quarter of 2018 is abbreviated as 2Q18. while the 2nd quarter of 2017 is 2Q17.
What is Earnings Growth
Earnings growth is simply the percentage growth of today’s quarterly earnings compared to same quarter last year (Eg. 2Q18 vs 2Q17). Earnings growth plays a big role in the rise and fall of a company stock price.
In the table below we listed down the earnings of the best-performing stock in the PSE in the year 2017, MacroAsia Corporation that grew by 920.09% from 2.24/sh (Jan 3) to 22.85/sh (Dec 29, 2017)
|1st Quarter||2nd Quarter||3rd Quarter||4th Quarter|
|Quarter vs same quarter last year||+192% growth||+213% growth||+118% growth||+104% growth|
Notice that MacroAsia Corporation grows its earnings by more than 100% on all quarters compared on it’s same quarter last year.
How to use Earnings Growth
Earnings growth has a direct correlation in the price of a stock. The more the earnings growth beats the analysts’ expectations, the bigger the surge will be in its stock price. Below is the formula that we use to compute for earnings growth.
% Earnings growth = (Quarterly Earnings – Same Quarter Earnings Last Year) / min (abs(Quarterly Earnings), abs(Same Quarter Earnings Last Year))
Tsupitero Basic Feature
Tsupitero.com does the tedious manual computation for you. We are ranking the companies based on quarterly earnings growth. Quarterly earnings growth can be accessed in www.tsupitero.com/fundamental
In the premium feature of tsupitero.com, you will have the ability to change the settings and do your research accordingly.