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Market Insights: Calendar Q3 Earnings Update

10/24/2014

As of the close of business Thursday, October 23, 192 of S&P 500® Index (SPX) companies have reported calendar Q3 earnings.

SPX CQ3 2014 Earnings

  • Next Week: 159 more SPX companies will report: 12 on Monday; 48 on Tuesday; 34 on Wednesday; 48 on Thursday; and 17 on Friday
  • Industry breakdown:
    • Financials 36
    • Industrials 29
    • Energy 17
    • Consumer Staples 16
    • Utilities 15
    • Health Care 15
    • Technology 11
    • Materials 10
    • Consumer Discretionary 10

Other SPX Metrics

  • CQ3 Profit Margin 9.54% versus CQ2 9.42%
  • CQ3 Gross Margin 32.14% versus CQ2 32.05%
  • CQ3 EBITDA Margin 19.26% versus CQ2 19.23%
  • CQ3 Operating Margin 14.07% versus CQ2 13.91%
  • CQ3 Earnings $29.00 versus CQ2 $28.91
  • CY 2013 SPX earnings per share $106.84
  • CY 2014 SPX current earnings per share $111.66
  • CY 2014 SPX estimated earnings per share $120

Mergers & Acquisitions, YTD as of October 23

  • Global M&A $3.5 trillion +60% year on year
  • North America M&A $1.7 trillion +68% year on year
  • European M&A $963 billion +68% year on year
  • Asia Pacific M&A $596 billion +36% year on year
  • Latin America M&A $139 billion +68% year on year

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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