Palo Alto Earnings Estimate

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Many public companies, such as Palo Alto, manage the perception of their earnings on a regular basis to make sure that analyst estimates are accurate. Future earnings calculations are also an essential input when attempting to value a firm. By analyzing Palo Alto's earnings estimates, investors can diagnose different trends across Palo Alto's analyst sentiment over time as well as compare current estimates against different timeframes.
Palo Alto is projected to generate -1.19 in earnings per share on the 31st of December 2022. Palo Alto earnings estimates module stress-tests analyst consensus about projected Palo Alto Networks EPS (Earning Per Share) to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on its historical volatility. Please check Your Equity Center.
  
Gross Profit is likely to climb to about 2.6 B in 2022, whereas Profit Margin is likely to drop (11.38)  in 2022.

Palo Alto Earnings Estimation Breakdown

Calculation of earning per share of Palo Alto Networks is based on official Zacks consensus of 2 analysts regarding Palo Alto future annual earnings. Given the historical accuracy of 46.28%, the future earnings per share of Palo Alto is estimated to be -1.19 with the lowest and highest values of -1.41 and -1.0, respectively. Please note that this consensus of annual earnings estimates for Palo Alto Networks is an estimate of EPS before non-recurring items and including employee stock options expenses
  Current EPS -5.26
-1.41
Lowest
Expected EPS -1.19
-1
Highest

Palo Alto Earnings Projection Consensus

Suppose the current estimates of Palo Alto's value are higher than the current market price of the Palo Alto stock. In this case, investors may conclude that Palo Alto is overpriced and will exhibit bullish sentiment. On the other hand, if the present value is lower than the stock price, analysts may conclude that the market undervalues the equity. These scenarios may suggest that the market is not as efficient as it should be at the estimation time, and Palo Alto's stock will quickly adjusts to the new information provided by the consensus estimate.
Number of AnalystsHistorical AccuracyCurrent EPSEPS Estimate for 31st of December 2022

2

46.28%

-5.26

-1.19

Palo Alto Earnings per Share Projection vs Actual

Actual Earning per Share of Palo Alto refers to what the company shows during its earnings calls or quarterly reports. The Expected EPS is what analysts covering Palo Alto Networks predict the company's earnings will be in the future. The higher the earnings per share of Palo Alto, the better is its profitability. While calculating the Earning per Share, we use the weighted ratio, as the number of shares outstanding can change over time.

Palo Alto Estimated Earnings per Share

For an investor who is primarily interested in generating an income out of investing in entities such as Palo Alto, the EPS ratio can tell if the company is intending to increase its current dividend. Although EPS is an essential tool for investors, it should not be used in isolation. EPS of Palo Alto should always be considered in relation to other companies to make a more educated investment decision.

Palo Alto Quarterly Analyst Estimates and Surprise Metrics

Earnings surprises can significantly impact Palo Alto's stock price both in the short term and over time. Negative earnings surprises usually result in a price decline. However, it has been seen that positive earnings surprises lead to an immediate rise in a stock's price and a gradual increase over time. This is why we often hear news about some companies beating earning projections. Financial analysts spend a large amount of time predicting earnings per share (EPS) along with other important future indicators. Many analysts use forecasting models, management guidance, and additional fundamental information to derive an EPS estimate.
Reported
Fiscal Date
Estimated EPS
Reported EPS
Surprise
2022-05-19
2022-04-301.681.790.11
2022-02-22
2022-01-311.651.740.09
2021-11-18
2021-10-311.571.640.07
2021-08-23
2021-07-311.441.60.1611 
2021-05-20
2021-04-301.281.380.1
2021-02-22
2021-01-311.431.550.12
2020-11-16
2020-10-311.331.620.2921 
2020-08-24
2020-07-311.391.480.09
2020-05-21
2020-04-300.941.170.2324 
2020-02-24
2020-01-311.121.190.07
2019-11-25
2019-10-311.031.050.02
2019-09-04
2019-07-311.421.470.05
2019-05-29
2019-04-301.251.310.06
2019-02-26
2019-01-311.221.510.2923 
2018-11-29
2018-10-311.051.170.1211 
2018-09-06
2018-07-311.171.280.11
2018-06-04
2018-04-300.960.990.03
2018-02-26
2018-01-310.790.970.1822 
2017-11-20
2017-10-310.690.740.05
2017-08-31
2017-07-310.790.920.1316 
2017-05-31
2017-04-300.550.610.0610 
2017-02-28
2017-01-310.620.630.01
2016-11-21
2016-10-310.530.550.02
2016-08-30
2016-07-310.50.50
2016-05-26
2016-04-300.420.420
2016-02-25
2016-01-310.390.40.01
2015-11-23
2015-10-310.320.350.03
2015-09-09
2015-07-310.250.280.0312 
2015-05-27
2015-04-300.20.230.0315 
2015-03-02
2015-01-310.170.190.0211 
2014-11-24
2014-10-310.120.150.0325 
2014-09-09
2014-07-310.110.110
2014-05-28
2014-04-300.10.110.0110 
2014-02-24
2014-01-310.090.10.0111 
2013-11-25
2013-10-310.070.080.0114 
2013-09-09
2013-07-310.060.060
2013-05-30
2013-04-300.050.060.0120 
2013-02-28
2013-01-310.040.050.0125 
2012-12-06
2012-10-310.030.040.0133 
2012-09-10
2012-07-31None0.03None

About Palo Alto Earnings Estimate

The earnings estimate module is a useful tool to check what professional financial analysts are assuming about the future of Palo Alto earnings. We show available consensus EPS estimates for the upcoming years and quarters. Investors can also examine how these consensus opinions have evolved historically. We show current Palo Alto estimates, future projections, as well as estimates 1, 2, and three years ago. Investors can search for a specific entity to conduct investment planning and build diversified portfolios. Please note, earnings estimates provided by Macroaxis are the average expectations of expert analysts that we track. If a given stock such as Palo Alto fails to match professional earnings estimates, it usually performs purely. Wall Street refers to that as a 'negative surprise.' If a company 'beats' future estimates, it's usually called an 'upside surprise.'
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Last ReportedProjected for 2022
Accumulated Retained Earnings Deficit-810.8 M-832.1 M
Earning Before Interest and Taxes EBIT8.4 MM
Earnings per Basic Share(5.96) (6.12) 
Earnings per Diluted Share(5.96) (6.12) 
Price to Earnings Ratio(234.35) (240.52) 
Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Depreciation Amortization EBITDA-112.9 M-121.8 M
Earnings before Tax-67.1 M-72.4 M
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. provides cybersecurity solutions worldwide. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Palo Alto operates under SoftwareInfrastructure classification in the United States and is traded on NASDAQ Exchange. It employs 11870 people.

Palo Alto Investors Sentiment

The influence of Palo Alto's investor sentiment on the probability of its price appreciation or decline could be a good factor in your decision-making process regarding taking a position in Palo Alto. The overall investor sentiment generally increases the direction of a stock movement in a one-year investment horizon. However, the impact of investor sentiment on the entire stock markets does not have a solid backing from leading economists and market statisticians.
Investor biases related to Palo Alto's public news can be used to forecast risks associated with investment in Palo Alto. The trend in average sentiment can be used to explain how an investor holding Palo Alto can time the market purely based on public headlines and social activities around Palo Alto Networks. Please note that most equiteis that are difficult to arbitrage are affected by market sentiment the most.
Palo Alto's market sentiment shows the aggregated news analyzed to detect positive and negative mentions from the text and comments. The data is normalized to provide daily scores for Palo Alto's and other traded tickers. The bigger the bubble, the more accurate is the estimated score. Higher bars for a given day show more participation in the average Palo Alto's news discussions. The higher the estimate score, the more favorable is the investor's outlook on Palo Alto.

Palo Alto Implied Volatility

    
  37.0  
Palo Alto's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Palo Alto Networks stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Palo Alto's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Palo Alto stock will not fluctuate a lot when Palo Alto's options are near their expiration.
Some investors attempt to determine whether the market's mood is bullish or bearish by monitoring changes in market sentiment. Unlike more traditional methods such as technical analysis, investor sentiment usually refers to the aggregate attitude towards Palo Alto in the overall investment community. So, suppose investors can accurately measure the market's sentiment. In that case, they can use it for their benefit. For example, some tools to gauge market sentiment could be utilized using contrarian indexes, Palo Alto's short interest history, or implied volatility extrapolated from Palo Alto options trading.

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Is Palo Alto's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Palo Alto. If investors know Palo Alto will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Palo Alto listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
Market Capitalization
50.3 B
Quarterly Revenue Growth YOY
0.29
Return On Assets
-0.014
Return On Equity
-0.58
The market value of Palo Alto Networks is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Palo Alto that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Palo Alto's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Palo Alto's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Palo Alto's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Palo Alto's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Palo Alto's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Palo Alto value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Palo Alto's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.