Analysts Anticipate EPS For Goldcorp: I Expect A Negative Surprise

| About: Goldcorp Inc. (GG)
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Notable earnings after Wednesday’s close for Goldcorp Inc.

Analysts estimate EPS of $0.04.

I explain the reasons why I expect a negative surprise from Q1 2016 earnings announcement.

Yesterday, on April 26, 2016, Goldcorp Inc. (NYSE:GG) closed at $17.56 per share from $16.93 per share of the day before, +0.63 (3.72%), with 8,070,419 shares traded.

The gain anticipates GG's earnings report after close today.

Analysts expect EPS being between $0.09 (High) and -$0.02 (Low) or between 800% ($0.08 ) and -300% (-$0.03) from last year's $0.01 per share.

The company has 830.55M shares outstanding.

GG's profit will range between $74.7M and -$16.6M if the EPS becomes reality.

After -$0.15 actual earnings per share reported by Goldcorp Inc. for the previous quarter, analysts now forecast +300% growth for the current quarter and -50% for the next quarter.

My point of view

In my opinion, the company is not well positioned because as I previously wrote, Goldcorp Inc. has a lower average grade of gold proven reserves (Au g/t), which involves more effort (more operating costs) to extract the metal. Moreover, the company has problems at Cochenour and at Éléonore. These operating issues may result in a further deterioration of the business of the company and in the generation of negative EPS. I think that Goldcorp will likely continue missing analysts' expectations on EPS.

Today, Goldcorp will release the first quarter of 2016 results: the average estimate of EPS by analysts was $0.02 on April 6 and today is $0.04. Meaning that missing analyst's expectations on EPS may have a significant impact on the value of the stock that has recently climbed on higher gold prices.

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