Profit forecast

Profit forecast

A prediction of future profits of a company, which may affect investment decisions.

Profit Forecast

The prediction of the future profit of a company. Profit forecasts are usually made by analysts thought to be experts in the company or industry. Various methods exist for forecasting; experts differ on which ones, if any, work. See also: Technical analysis, Fundamental analysis, Random walk theory.
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comprising a profit forecast in accordance with Rule 28 of the Code:
On September 22, 2014, the Company announced that it is investigating the overstatement of its profit forecast for 2015 by approximately $408.
The AbbVie Profit Forecast excludes any material acquisitions or disposals yet to be announced in the year ended December 31, 2014.
New York (AirGuideBusiness - Business & Industry Features) Mon, Aug 4, 2014 - Car rental company Avis Budget raised its full-year revenue and profit forecast as demand rose in North America and the company raised prices.
The business said it was lowering its operating profit forecast by as much as a third to [euro]1bn (PS806m) for this year and by 24% to [euro]2bn euros (PS1.
The International Air Transport Association, or Iata, raised 2013 global airlines' profit forecast to $12.
Ryanair could miss its full-year profit forecast as increased competition forces it to cut fares and capacity, while austerity measures in the euro zone and a weak sterling hit demand, Europe's biggest budget airline said on Wednesday.
While the company raised its profit forecast for the year to next March, the 8pc tweak to 1.
That increased the upper end of their full-year profit forecast by PS10million to PS675million.
Nissan Motor Company (NASDAQ: NSANY) (TYO: 7201), a Japan-based automaker, has decreased its full-year net profit forecast.
Investec cut the firm's profit forecast for the next three years in the wake of M&S's tough trading figures.
5m off our full-year profit forecast in anticipation of these headwinds.