profit forecast

Definition

Prediction made by analysts regarding the future and resulting profitability of a specific company. These forecasts typically factor in a variety of different variables that may affect the profitability of the company, such as current economic conditions and other important data. Some companies try to sway predictions by providing lots of data to show that the company is a good investment. The predictions issued by analysts are used by investors when deciding to purchase or sell shares of a specific company.

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Before investing in a company, look into its profit forecast in order to get an analysis of its earning potential.

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The profit forecast was made by the analyst who had reviewed the income statement, the statement of cash flows, and the balance sheet.

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I am currently waiting for our analysts to come up with the quarterly profit forecast, it is crucial that we are able to predict the output of our company.

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