Can Danaher Meet Analysts’ 4Q16 Estimates?
In 4Q15, Danaher’s (DHR) adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) was ~$1.4 billion, while its EBITDA margin was 23.3%.
DHR’s interest expenses fell sharply in 3Q16 due to the allocation of a portion of its consolidated interest expense to its discontinued operations (FTV).
Of the 19 analysts covering Danaher, 15 had given the company “buy” ratings, four had given it “hold” ratings, and none had given it “sell” ratings as of January 12, 2017.
Danaher (DHR) reported ~$5.9 billion in consolidated revenue in 4Q15. Analysts expect DHR to report $4.5 billion in 4Q16 revenue.
Danaher Corporation (DHR) will announce its 4Q16 earning results before the market opens on January 31, 2017. What should we expect?
During Alcoa’s 4Q16 earnings call, markets expect management to discuss the financial loss due to the power outage at the smelter in Portland, Australia.
Alcoa’s 4Q16 adjusted EBITDA could be higher compared to the sequential quarter due to higher average realized metal prices.
Alcoa expects its annual EBITDA to rise by $233 million for every $100 per-metric-ton rise in aluminum prices. Aluminum prices have been strong in 4Q16.
Analysts expect Alcoa (AA) to post revenues of $2.50 billion in 4Q16. Alcoa’s upstream business posted revenues of $2.32 billion in 3Q16.
Alcoa is expected to release its 4Q16 earnings on January 24. Its earnings are closely tracked by analysts covering the metals and mining industry (XME).
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American Express’s (AXP) US Card Services segment has seen difficult times over the past year due to dwindling partnerships and increased competition on the cost front.
American Express’s International Card Services segment has seen strength over the past few quarters as the company has sought to diversify its revenue and clientele globally.
For 2016, American Express expects its EPS (earnings per share), excluding restructuring charges, to be $5.90–$6.00, translating to a PE (price-to-earnings) ratio of 13.7x.