WisdomTree Investments (NasdaqGS:WETF) Q3 Earnings: What Can You Expect?

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WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NasdaqGS:WETF) is scheduled to report Q3 earnings results on October 30, 2020.

The company is expected to report earnings of $0.05/share on revenue of $63.28 million. The consensus earnings per share (EPS) of $0.05/share is based on a poll of 8 analysts and represents a decline in eps of −12.3% over the same quarter last year, when the company reported earnings of $0.06/share.

The revenue forecast of $63.28 million based on a poll of 8 analysts implies a year-over-year (YoY) decline in revenue of −6.6%. Last year the company reported $67.718 million in revenue for the quarter.

Expected to report EPS contraction of −12.3% for Q3, 2020
Metric Expected Prior Year YoY Change
Revenue $63.28 $67.72 −6.6%
EPS $0.05 $0.06 −12.3%

Earnings Call Trends

Historically, management has exceeded analyst expectations 3 out of the last 8 tracked quarters, missed 1 quarter, and met expectations 3 quarters.

What are your expectations from WisdomTree Investments, Inc. for earnings this quarter? Let us know in the comments!

Analyst Expected vs. Reported EPS
Quarter Expected Reported Surprise Result
Q2, 2020 $0.04 $0.05 27.1% Beat
Q1, 2020 $0.05 $0.07 40.7% Beat
Q4, 2019 $0.06 $0.06 0% Met
Q3, 2019 $0.05 $0.06 14.0% Beat
Q2, 2019 $0.05 $0.05 0% Met
Q1, 2019 $0.05 $0.05 0% Met
Q4, 2018 $0.08 $0.06 −22.3% Missed
Q3, 2018 $0.09 $0.09 0% Met

In the following table, we summarize the company’s stock price movements after earnings releases. The “Price Day Prior” column shows the closing stock price on the day before the earnings report, and the “Price Next Day” column shows the stock price at the end of the trading day after the earnings report. After the last earnings report for the period ending June 30, 2020, the stock price reacted by increasing 1.4%.

Stock Price Performance After Earnings
Report Date Price Day Prior Price Next Day Change % Result
July 31, 2020 $3.55 $3.60 1.4% Increase
May 1, 2020 $3.24 $3.05 −5.9% Decline
January 31, 2020 $4.16 $4.21 1.2% Increase
October 25, 2019 $4.88 $5.28 8.2% Increase

The other question to consider is one of earnings manipulation. There is a lot of pressure on management each quarter to deliver on earnings expectations. The Beneish M-Score is a statistical model that provides some insight into whether the company might be manipulating earnings. With a Beneish M-Score of −2.94, the model suggests that the company is not likely to be an earnings manipulator. A value of −2.94 implies a 0.2% chance of earnings manipulation.

Fundamentals And Technical Analysis

WisdomTree Investments, Inc. is currently trading at $3.83/share, down −3.2% for the day. The company is trading at approximately 69.5% of its 52-week high of $5.52/share. The company’s stock price is up 6.5% since the last earnings report and down −2.7% over the previous week. The company’s 14 Day Relative Price Index (RSI) of 54.65 suggests the company is trading in technically neutral territory. The RSI is considered overbought when above 70 and oversold when below 30.


NasdaqGS:WETF Stock Price Chart
Source: Finbox

The current share price implies a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of −11.93 and a forward P/E multiple of 15.64.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc.’s current share price also implies a price-to-book (P/B) multiple of 1.90. The following table summarizes some other key fundamental ratios:

Data as of October 27, 2020
Metric Value
Last Reported Fiscal Period Key FY2020.Q2
Period End Date June 30, 2020
Stock Price (Current) $3.83
P/E Ratio −11.9x
P/E Ratio (Fwd) 15.6x
PEG Ratio 0.0
Total Debt / Total Capital 19.0%
Levered Free Cash Flow $50.599 million
EV / EBITDA 13.5x

Finbox

WisdomTree Investments, Inc. is a small-cap stock with a market capitalization of $545.3 million and a total enterprise value of $777.5 million. The company operates in the Financials sector and the Capital Markets industry.

WisdomTree Investments, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an exchange-traded funds (ETFs) sponsor and asset manager. It offers ETFs in equities, currency, fixed income, and alternatives asset classes. The company also licenses its indexes to third parties for proprietary products, as well as offers a platform to promote the use of WisdomTree ETFs in 401(k) plans. It develops index using its fundamentally weighted index methodology. In addition, the company provides investment advisory services. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in New York, New York.

Expertise: financial technology, analyzing market trends. Brian is a founder at finbox.io, where he’s focused on building tools that make it faster and easier for investors to research stock fundamentals. Brian’s background is in physics & computer science and previously worked as a software engineer at GE Healthcare. He enjoys applying his expertise in technology to help find market trends that impact investors. Brian can be reached at brian@finbox.io or at +1 (516) 778-6257.

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