Profit Warning


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Profit Warning

An informal announcement by a publicly-traded company that its earnings for a given quarter or year will be less than expected. This is done to price out the company's share price and avoid a sell-off or other volatility when the earnings are actually announced.
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Prior to the passage of RFD and SOX managers were less compelled to issue a profit warning only being governed by SEC Rule 10b-5.
Profit warnings were recorded across six sectors in the North-east and Yorkshire including chemicals, food producers and support services.
Companies in the West Midlands issued six profit warnings in the third quarter of 2014, two more than the previous quarter of this year and two more than the same quarter of 2013.
This week, credit rating agencies said Abbey National is now a far less certain investment since the profit warning.
COMPANIES in the North East and Yorkshire have issued more than double the number of profit warnings in the first quarter of this year, compared with the previous quarter.
Research by accountancy firm Ernst & Young reveals that, in the three months to the end of September, there were 10 profit warnings issued by firms in the region.
The Profit Warnings Report said the number for Q2 2019 was the highest since Q2 2008 and half of all these latest warnings issued were by businesses with a turnover under PS200 million.
Half of all profit warnings were issued by businesses with a turnover of less than PS200 million, with many continuing to blame uncertainty over Brexit.
LISTED companies in North East Yorkshire and the North East issued 37 profit warnings in 2018 - an increase of nearly a third on the previous year.
Profit warnings from Scotland's listed companies are continuing to increase amid signs of a concerning trend, according to figures published today.
LISTED companies in the West Midlands issued an increased number of profit warnings during 2017, new research reveals.
PRICING pressures and higher costs have contributed to a rise in the number of profit warnings issued by listed companies in Yorkshire.