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Friday
May102013

Updated Q1 Earnings Season EPS and Revenue Beat Rates

About 500 companies reported earnings this week, pushing the total number of companies that have reported this season up to more than 2,100.  And while the market is up on the week, earnings haven't been great.  At the start of the week, the percentage of companies that had beaten earnings estimates this season stood above 59%.  The additional 500+ companies that reported this week only beat earnings at a 52% rate, pushing the overall earnings beat rate down to 57.6%.   As shown below, this would be the weakest reading of the entire bull market if earnings season ended today.  The remaining companies set to report before the season ends next Thursday have a lot to live up to!

While the earnings beat rate ticked down quite a bit this week, the revenue beat rate pretty much remained the same.  Last week the revenue beat rate for the entire earnings season stood at 51.7%, and as shown below, it currently stands at 51.6%.  

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