On Wednesday, Facebook FB 0.93% will release its latest earnings report. Check out Benzinga’s report to understand the report’s implications.

Earnings and Revenue

Facebook EPS will likely be near $1.95 while revenue will be around $12.55 billion, according to analysts.

The current analyst consensus estimate would represent a 38.3 percent increase in the company’s EPS figure. Sales would be up 42.47 percent from the same quarter last year.

Here’s how the company’s reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:


Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017 Q4 2016
EPS Estimate 1.28 1.12 1.12 1.3
EPS Actual 1.59 1.32 1.3 1.41


Q4 EPS Estimate: $1.95
Q4 Revenues Estimate: $12 billion

Stock Performance

Shares of Facebook were trading at $189.23 as of Jan. 31. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 40.7 percent. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders can be satisfied going into this earnings release.

Over the past 90 days, analysts’ have generally adjusted their estimates higher for EPS and revenues. The average rating by analysts on Facebook stock is a Neutral. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past 90 days.

Conference Call

Facebook‘s Q4 conference call is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. ET and can be accessed here: https://investor.fb.com/investor-events/?section=upcomingevents