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S&P/TSX Composite Index: Earnings Season Report

 
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The Canadian S&P/TSX Composite index is entering another reporting season with 41 companies reporting earnings in the week ending July 27, 2012. 50 companies representing approximately 32% of S&P/TSX Composite market capitalization have yet to report in July followed by another 174 index constituents in August and 11 in September.
Composite index constituents
Composite index constituents

Earnings expectations
The S&P/TSX Composite index estimate of net income for the Q2 2012 calendar quarter is $27,260M which represents a growth rate of -14.0% (Qt/Qt-4). The estimate for the Q3 2012 calendar quarter is $28,876M, suggesting an annual growth of -0.9% (Qt/Qt-4).
S&P TSX Composite Index Net Income
S&P TSX Composite Index Net Income

Net income represents operating earnings excluding extraordinary items. All data is representative for current index members and only for those where comparable historical data and estimates are available.

Earnings expectations by sector (GICS Level 1)
From a sector perspective Health Care (28.5%) and Industrials (11.5%) are expected to record the largest growth in net income for the Q2 2012 calendar quarter. The Information Technology (-92.1%) and Energy (-24.7%) sectors are expected to show the weakest growth over the respective period. Four of 10 sectors are expected to record an increase in net income when compared to net income reported for a comparable period one-year earlier.
Net Income Growth
Net Income Growth

Sales/Revenue expectations
The S&P/TSX Composite index estimate of sales/revenue for the Q2 2012 calendar quarter is $258,642M which represents a growth rate of 1.8% (Qt/Qt-4). The estimate for the Q3 2012 calendar quarter is $267,574M, suggesting an annual growth of -4.8% (Qt/Qt-4).
Sales Revenue expectations
Sales Revenue expectations

Sales/Revenue expectations by sector (GICS Level 1)
From a sector perspective Health Care (35.9%) and Industrials (10.4%) are expected to record the largest growth in sales/revenue for the Q2 2012 calendar quarter. The Information Technology (-25.9%) and Energy (-1.6%) sectors are expected to show the weakest growth over the respective period. Eight of 10 sectors are expected to record an increase in sales/revenue when compared to net income reported for a comparable period one-year earlier.
Sales Revenue Growth
Sales Revenue Growth

Profit Margin expectations
The S&P/TSX Composite index estimate of profit margin for the Q2 2012 calendar quarter is 10.5% which represents a growth rate of -15.5% (Qt/Qt-4). The estimate for the Q3 2012 calendar quarter is 10.8%, suggesting an annual growth of 4.1% (Qt/Qt-4).
Profit Margin expectations
Profit Margin expectations

Profit margin expectations by sector (GICS Level 1)
From a sector perspective Consumer Discretionary (2.7%) and Industrials (0.9%) are expected to record the largest profit margin expansion for the Q2 2012 calendar quarter. The Information Technology (-89.3%) and Energy (-23.5%) sectors are expected to show the deepest profit margin contraction over the respective period. Two of 10 sectors are expected to record an increase in profit margins when compared to margins reported for a comparable period one-year earlier.
Profit Margin Growth
Profit Margin Growth

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