Earnings guidance

Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

In financial reporting, earnings guidance or simply guidance is a publicly traded corporation’s official prediction of its own near-future profit or loss, stated as an amount of money per share; see Earnings call. Earnings guidance is usually a financial forecast presented as a quarterly report of the corporation’s performance in the next quarter. Guidance is an aid to financial analysts and the stock market in valuing the corporation, and helps prevent overvaluation.