Earnings season is kicking off, and if you're interested in how some of the largest and most well-known companies in America have been performing recently, this is your chance to get the details. These details can potentially help you determine whether these are worthy investments, or even how the economy is performing or will perform in the future.
So when do these companies report their most recent earnings?
When Do Companies Report Their Earnings?
Here is when some of the most notable publicly-traded companies will be reporting their latest earnings, or in some cases when they are estimated to do so.
Abbott Laboratories Earnings Date
Abbott Laboratories (ABT) - Get Report , known among other things for manufacturing medical devices, reported their 2019 Q4 earnings Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 before the market opened. The EPS matched many estimates at $0.95, which would be an increase over the $.084 EPS reported for their 2019 Q3.
AbbVie Earnings Date
Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie (ABBV) - Get Report made the announcement that before the opening of the market Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 they would hold a conference call to announce not only the earnings reports for their fourth quarter of 2019, but the full-year financial report for 2019. The report was encouraging for AbbVie investors, as the company reported better earnings than expected.
Activision Earnings Date
Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI) - Get Report had their most recent earnings report on Feb. 6, 2020. In the report, Activision posted better earnings than expected with an EPS of $1.23, with much credit going to the success of the most recent Call of Duty game.
Alibaba Earnings Date
The Alibaba Group (BABA) - Get Report also has not made an official announcement for its latest quarterly earnings. The holding group for Jack Ma's e-commerce website, Nasdaq has estimated they will make their official earnings report Jan. 29, 2020 and currently give it an EPS estimate of $1.85.
Alphabet Earnings Date
Earlier this year, Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) - Get Report, the holding company for Google, announced an upcoming press conference for their 2019 fourth-quarter earnings. The report was discussed on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 on a conference call that took place after standard market hours. The report found that Alphabet, though revenue disappointed, their earnings per share was above consensus expectations at $15.35.
Amazon Earnings Date
Amazon (AMZN) - Get Report presented their fourth-quarter earnings report on Jan. 30, 2020, in line with when they usually announce their report. And in the report it was announced that they demolished expectations. Wall Street analysts anticipated $4.03 in earnings per share; Amazon ended up with $6.47 in EPS.
American Airlines Earnings Date
American Airlines (AAL) - Get Report set a date and time for their latest quarterly earnings report: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. EST, an hour before the market opens. At one point, Nasdaq was estimating that the EPS for their 2019 Q4 will be $1.25, down from the reported Q3 EPS of $1.42. When the report came out, though, the EPS was lower than anticipated at $1.15.
American Express Earnings Date
The earnings report for American Express's (AXP) - Get Report 2019 fourth-quarter took place at 8:30 am EST, premarket hours, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Nasdaq's EPS estimate for it was $2.02 - slightly down from Q3's EPS of $2.08 but higher than the 2018 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.74. American Express actually modestly outperformed this estimate when they announced their earnings, with an EPS of $2.03.
Apple Earnings Date
Unlike many of the companies listed here, Apple (AAPL) - Get Report is actually announcing their first-quarter earnings for 2020, not the fourth-quarter earnings of 2019. Their conference call took place after market hours on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, streamed live at 2 p.m. PST or 5 p.m. EST. Apple ended up posting a much stronger quarter than Wall Street anticipated, with an EPS of $4.99.
Bank of America Earnings Date
The earnings report for Bank of America (BAC) - Get Report came earlier than the ones we've mentioned so far. Bank of America's fourth quarter earnings report came before the market opened Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Per their report, earnings for this quarter surpassed both the earnings of the previous year's Q4 and the Wall Street estimates thanks to an EPS of $0.74.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Earnings Date
Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) - Get Report presented their fourth-quarter 2019 earnings an hour before the market opened Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. The company posted significantly better earnings than anticipated, blowing past Wall Street estimates to post an EPS of $1.22.
Burlington Stores Earnings Date
Burlington Stores (BURL) - Get Report has not yet announced when they will be rolling out their fourth-quarter 2019 earnings report, but historically they've ended their fourth quarter and released their findings later than other companies usually do. Last year it was released March 7, 2019, and both Nasdaq and Yahoo Finance are currently estimating their next earnings report will be released on March 5, 2020. March 5 ended up being the correct date.
Cisco Earnings Date
The next quarterly report for Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) - Get Report to release would actually be the second quarter for the fiscal year 2020. The company has announced that at 1:30 p.m. PST (4:30 p.m. EST, a half-hour after the market closes) Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, they will present their quarterly earnings report. In that report, Cisco announced earnings per share of $0.77.
Citigroup Inc. Earnings Date
The 2019 fourth quarter earnings for Citigroup (C) - Get Report were announced Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. The Nasdaq prediction for EPS in advance was $1.82, but Citigroup actually beat these expectations with a reported $1.90 in earnings per share.
Clorox Earnings Date
Another company that is already well into their fiscal 2020, The Clorox Company (CLX) - Get Report had a press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 to report their 2020 second quarter earnings. Clorox's report claimed that their EPS successfully exceeded expectations at $1.46.
Comcast Earnings Date
If you're looking for the latest earnings of the Comcast Corporation (CMCSA) - Get Report , it occurred nice and early on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. The company announced their 2019 fourth quarter earnings at 8:30 am EST, with a $0.79 EPS that topped Wall Street expectations.
CVS Earnings Date
The CVS Health Corporation (CVS) - Get Report had a press conference for their 2019 fourth quarter earnings report on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. Though the earnings were somewhat higher than anticipated at $1.73 in EPS, they were down from the previous year's Q4 EPS.
Delta Air Lines Earnings Date
Delta Air Lines (DAL) - Get Report posted their 2019 Q4 earnings Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Delta's quarterly earnings have been up year-over-year for each of the previous 2019 quarters, and though Nasdaq's EPS estimate of $1.40 was higher than the Q4 EPS of $1.30 in 2018, Delta obliterated both of these figures with a fourth quarter EPS of $1.70.
Disney Earnings Date
Interested in the latest earnings for the entertainment mega corporation that is Disney? (DIS) - Get Report After the market closed on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, the Walt Disney Corporation spoke on a live webcast at 4:30 p.m. EST about the earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2020. Disney's earnings surpassed expectations, thanks in large part to the performance of streaming service Disney+.
Facebook Earnings Date
Facebook (FB) - Get Report will also be doing a press conference for their earnings in post-market hours. At 2 p.m. PST (5 p.m. EST) Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, they will be providing information on their 2019 fourth quarter earnings. When the time came to report these earnings, Facebook posted a slightly higher EPS than expected at $2.56.
Goldman Sachs Earnings Date
The 2019 fourth quarter earnings for The Goldman Sachs Group (GS) - Get Report were announced premarket on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 - and they were not what investors wanted. The Q4 earnings per share of $4.69 was significantly lower than what was forecast, and a sharp downturn from the 2018 Q4 earnings.
Home Depot Earnings Date
At 9 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 - just a half hour before the stock market opens - Home Depot (HD) - Get Report will release their earnings for the fourth quarter of 2019. As of this writing, over a month before then, both Nasdaq and Yahoo are estimating $2.10 in earnings per share.
Honeywell Earnings Date
Honeywell International Inc. (HON) - Get Report announced their earnings for the fourth quarter of the fiscal 2019 on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. The report was a mixed bag for Honeywell, which posted solid earnings but disappointing sales.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Earnings Date
Early before the market opened Jan. 14, 2020, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) - Get Report announced their fourth-quarter earnings from 2019. JPMorgan's earnings per share were quite above estimates, coming in at $2.57.
Kohl's Earnings Date
The Kohl's Corporation (KSS) - Get Report presented their 2019 fourth quarter earnings Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9 a.m. EST, a half hour before the market opened. Their earnings for the quarter were reported as stronger than expected.
Lam Research Earnings Date
Lam Research Corporation (LRCX) - Get Report announced their earnings for the final quarter of 2019 at 2 p.m. PST/5 p.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. While Wall Street consensus was that their EPS would be around $3.85, Lam outperformed that impressively with an actual reported earnings per share of $4.01.
Mastercard Earnings Date
Mastercard Incorporated (MA) - Get Report announced their 2019 fourth quarter earnings (as well as earnings for the entire fiscal 2019) Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 at 9 a.m. EST. The report was a good one for Mastercard, which reported $2.07 earnings per share.
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Earnings Date
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (MRVL) - Get Report is another company that doesn't do its first quarterly report of the year. Currently reporting for their fiscal 2020, their 2019 Q4 earnings report didn't get released until March 7, 2019. This year, it was announced on March 4, reporting $0.16 in earnings per share.
Microsoft Earnings Date
Microsoft (MSFT) - Get Report took some time to make an event announcement for discussing their earnings for the second quarter of their fiscal 2020. But the event did eventually occur on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Their reported earnings per share was $1.51 - significantly ahead of Wall Street expectations.
Netflix Earnings Date
In December of 2019, Netflix (NFLX) - Get Report announced that their report on the quarterly earnings for their 2019 Q4 would be posted Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at around 1 p.m. PST, or around when the market closes for the day. When the day came, Netflix announced earnings per share of $1.31, well above estimates.
Nvidia Earnings Date
The NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) - Get Report typically releases its fourth quarter earnings in February; for example, the Q4 earnings report for 2019 was released on Feb. 14, 2019. And exactly one year later in 2020, Nvidia released their most recent Q4 earnings report. The report was an overwhelmingly positive one for Nvidia, with earnings well above expectations at $1.89 per share.
Novartis AG Earnings Date
Novartis AG (NVS) - Get Report has set a date on their event calendar for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. On this date Novartis will present both their fourth quarter earnings and full year report for their fiscal 2019. Earnings per share for the quarter reported as $0.50.
PepsiCo Earnings Date
PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) - Get Report , in the past, usually doesn't announce Q4 earnings until mid-February; the press release for the 2019 Q4 earnings report was released on Feb. 13, 2020. The report was promising for PepsiCo, with higher earnings than Wall Street's initial forecast.
Salesforce Earnings Date
While Salesforce.com (CRM) - Get Report has yet to announce an event for the report of their 2020 Q4 earnings, expect it to come around March. Their third quarter report came out in December 2019, and the fourth quarter earnings report for 2019 was released March 4, 2019. Nasdaq and Yahoo Finance are both predicting that the report will drop on March 2, 2020. Instead, they dropped on February 25. Salesforce reported an EPS of $0.66.
Schlumberger Earnings Date
Oilfield services and equipment company Schlumberger N.V. (SLB) - Get Report did the conference call for their 2019 fourth quarter earnings report Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. EST. Prior to the report, Nasdaq and Yahoo both estimated an EPS of $0.37. But the report showed Schlumberger outperforming those expectations, coming in at $0.39 in earnings per share.
Starbucks Earnings Date
The investor website for the Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) - Get Report has tentative dates for both the first and second quarter earnings for the fiscal 2020. They have the Q1 report scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 at 2 p.m. PST/5 p.m. EST (that report saw Starbucks with an EPS of $0.74). The tentative date for the second quarter earnings report is Apr. 28, 2020 at the same time.
TD Ameritrade Earnings Date
The event calendar for TD Ameritrade (AMTD) - Get Report does not yet have anything for the next quarterly earnings report, but there are expectations that it will be announced soon; Nasdaq predicted it will be Jan. 21, 2020 and was correct in its prediction. The company reported net income of $379 million.
Tesla Earnings Date
Tesla (TSLA) - Get Report made their most recent earnings report - for their 2019 Q4 - on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Elon Musk's company ended up reporting a significantly higher earnings per share than anticipated, with an EPS of $2.14 that helped cause the stock price to rise quite a bit.
Twilio Earnings Date
Twilio's (TWLO) - Get Report conference call for their earnings for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 occurred Oct. 30, 2019. Their Q4 earnings report came out on Feb. 5, 2020, where they posted mixed results.
Tyson Foods Earnings Date
The most recent quarterly report for Tyson Foods Inc. (TSN) - Get Report - which was the earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2020 - happened in a conference call at 9 a.m. EST on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. The company posted $1.66 in earnings per share.
UnitedHealth Group Earnings Date
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) - Get Report announced their fourth quarter 2019 earnings and their full year 2019 finances prior to the market opening Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Nasdaq and Yahoo Finance at one point estimated an EPS of $3.77, but when the announcement actually occurred UnitedHealth reported it at $3.90.
ViacomCBS Earnings Date
ViacomCBS (VIACA) - Get Report recently had its first earnings report since its merger. That report, though, was a troubling one for investors. Announced on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, ViacomCBS reported major losses.
Wells Fargo & Co. Earnings Date
Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) - Get Report released their fourth-quarter earnings Jan. 14, 2020. It was not even close to what their investors had hoped. Overall estimations for the Wells Fargo earnings per share was around $1.12; they fell well short of that mark, with an EPS of just $.060.