Looking Ahead To A Coronavirus-Damaged Q2 Earnings Season

  •  Excluding the Technology sector results, whose Q1 earnings are up +5.1% on +4.6% higher revenues, earnings for the rest of S&P 500 companies would be down -17.7% (vs. down -12.7% with Technology).

The comparison charts below put the results from these 479 index members in a historical context. The first set of two charts compare the earnings and revenue growth rates for these companies.

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The second set compares the proportion of these companies beating EPS and revenue estimates.

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The earnings growth comparisons start looking a lot better when seen on an ex-Finance basis, as the comparison chart below shows.

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