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Earnings highlights

The Q1 2019 Y/Y blended earnings growth estimate is 1.9 per cent. If the energy sector is excluded, the growth rate for the index is 0.5 per cent.

Q1 2019 performance vs. earnings expectations

Eightper cent of the TSX Composite (.GSPTSE) companies have reported Q1 2019 EPS. Of the 18 companies in the index that have reported earnings to date for Q4 2018:

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  • 27.8 per cent reported above analyst expectations
  • 55.6 per cent reported below analyst expectations

Revenue highlights

The Q1 2019 Y/Y blended revenue growth estimate is 6.0 per cent. If the energy sector is excluded, the growth rate for the index is 5.7 per cent.

Q1 2019 performance vs. revenue expectations

Of the TSX Composite companies that have reported revenue to date for Q4 2018:

  • 42.1 per cent reported above analyst expectations
  • 57.9 per cent reported below analyst expectations

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