January 17, 2017

S&P 500 16Q4 Earnings Dashboard – Mar. 31, 2017

by David Aurelio

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Last Update: March 31, 2017

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S&P 500 Aggregate Estimates and Revisions

  • Fourth quarter earnings are expected to increase 8.0% from Q4 2015. Excluding the energy sector, the earnings growth estimate improves to 8.1%.
  • Of the 497 companies in the S&P 500 that have reported earnings to date for Q4 2016, 68.0% have reported earnings above analyst expectations. This is above the long-term average of 64% and below the average over the past four quarters of 71%.
  • The Q4 2016 blended revenue growth estimate is 4.2%. Excluding the energy sector, the revenue growth estimate increases to 4.3%.
  • 52.0% of companies have reported Q4 2016 revenue above analyst expectations. This is below the long-term average of 59% and above with the average over the past four quarters of 51%.
  • For Q1 2017, there have been 79 negative EPS preannouncements issued by S&P 500 corporations compared to 29 positive EPS preannouncements. By dividing 79 by 29, one arrives at an N/P ratio of 2.7 for the S&P 500 Index.
  • The forward four-quarter (1Q17 – 4Q17) P/E ratio for the S&P 500 is 18.1.

S&P 500 Y/Y Growth Rates by Sector

Major Index Valuation Metrics

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