Forward Earnings

Forward Earnings

An estimation of a company's future earnings, usually for the coming quarter or year. Forward earnings are essentially what an analyst or a company thinks its profits will be, rather than what they actually are. Forward earnings are often used in conjunction with trailing earnings in making investment decisions. Trailing earnings are known, but are less relevant because they are in the past. On the other hand, forward earnings are relevant, but it is unknown how accurate their estimation will prove to be. See also: Expected return.
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PAEL carried on with the news of debarment by World Bank to participate in tendering for the next 33 months that is likely to affect its forward earnings.
Itron (ITRI) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Cannacord Genuity by analyst Chip Moore, who said he has increased conviction in the company's forward earnings power and finds current share levels a "very compelling" entry point.
Total is undervalued at 12 times forward earnings and a 4.
The quarterly dividend continues to affirm management's favorable outlook on forward earnings and capital adequacy after consideration of its upcoming merger with Middleburg Financial Corporation ("Middleburg").
Emerging markets equities are cheap at 11 times forward earnings, a signi cant discount to Wall Street, Europe and Ja- pan.
5 times forward earnings, UAE equities now trade at a discount to Qatar and Saudi Arabia, let alone more expensive emerging markets like India, or South Africa, which trade well above 16 times earnings.
H&M shares trade at 23 times forward earnings against 25.
5 times one year forward earnings, the highest among emerging markets.
03 times forward earnings, while Home Depot shares trade at 17.
Shares of Facebook Inc and LinkedIn Corp have more than doubled in the last one year, and trade 44 and 97 times forward earnings, according to Thomson Reuters data.
The strength and sustainability of the recovery remains to be seen, but, importantly, at 12 times forward earnings, the market is not pricing in particularly high rates of earnings growth.
1 times 12-month forward earnings, a discount to global market leaders Munich Re and Swiss Re, which trade at multiples of 8.
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