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S&P 500 Earnings: Q1 '21 S&P 500 EPS Growth Has Jumped To 46.3%

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Brian Gilmartin, CFA


  • The Q1 '21 S&P 500 expected EPS growth rate is now 46.3%.
  • Q2 '21 expected S&P 500 EPS growth rate is 60%, which will be the easiest comp versus 2020.
  • The expected Q1 '21 revenue growth rate is now 11.6%.

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Some quick stats:

  • As the headline says, the Q1 '21 S&P 500 expected EPS growth rate is now 46.3%.
  • Q2 '21 expected S&P 500 EPS growth rate is 60%, which will be the easiest

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Brian Gilmartin, is a portfolio manager at Trinity Asset Management, a firm he founded in May, 1995, catering to individual investors and institutions that werent getting the attention and service deserved, from larger firms. Brian started in the business as a fixed-income / credit analyst, with a Chicago broker-dealer, and then worked at Stein Roe & Farnham in Chicago, from 1992 - 1995, before striking out on his own and managing equity and balanced accounts for clients. Brian has a BSBA (Finance) from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, (1982) and an MBA (Finance) from Loyola University, Chicago, January, 1985. The CFA was awarded in 1994. Brian has been fortunate enough to write for the TheStreet.com from 2000 to 2012, and then the WallStreet AllStars from August 2011, to Spring, 2012. Brian also wrote for Minyanville.com, and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal.

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Comments (8)

SuperPac profile picture
What could put a monkey wrench in this euphoric set-up?
Higher taxes?
Higher rates?
Chip shortages?
Brian Gilmartin, CFA profile picture
@SuperPac Taxes and anti-free-market legislation. Look at biotech. If the Pres and Congress want to cap drug pricing that's an issue. Merck and PFE have been beaten down and underperf - peaked in year 2000.
SuperPac profile picture
@Brian Gilmartin, CFA
The Woke Capital faction of the ''free market'' is dominant right now. Theirs is the prevailing political narrative. Kochs and their cronies are probably looking for a revival via their neocon stooges. Let's see. Interesting times ahead.
Markets only 20x 2022 PE. Given the low interest rate environment, that’s by no means bubblish.
SuperPac profile picture
Could this ultra low rate environment itself be the bubble?
thumbsoup profile picture
@Hawkssss Yep. Chart of Forward PE for S&P 500 shows that overvaluation just a slippin' away

so much liquidity looking for a home in the 1%'s pocket. sooner or later most of it will find its way there.
Catman69 profile picture
Most definitely. It's hard for one person t manage all .
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