Saturday, July 26, 2008

Halfway earnings preview for Q2.

We are right in the middle of earnings season for Q2. Already 249 S&P companies reported results out of 500. And currently we are heading to 17,9% profit decline vs. year earlier. Excluding banks profits should rise by 7,7%.

At the picture you can see profits growth per industry (yearly change). Before Q2 kick off I also posted estimated earnings growth for different sectors of S&P 500.

Up to now financials provided some better than expected results like Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC) or JPMorgan Chase (JPM). But still this sector dives by 85% on yearly basis.

Leading sector is energy with 25% growth year-on-year. Next week earnings are scheduled from Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX).

Techs disappoint the street for Q2. Google (GOOG), Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) missed estimates and Apple (AAPL) with Ebay (EBAY) provided lower guidance for 2008. On the other hand Intel (INTC) and IBM (IBM) upbeat expectations.


2 Responses to "Halfway earnings preview for Q2."

Kevin H said... July 29, 2008 at 7:12 AM

I am banking on the second half of these earnings to be just as strong for the energy industry...

Vlada, Czech Republic said... July 29, 2008 at 6:39 PM

Hi Kevin,
I share your opinion. In my view we saw already for Q2 some better than expected results for banks. And second half of the year could be in favour of financials and banks.