Meta, Alphabet, And Apple: A Quant Overview Ahead Of Earnings


  • All eyes are on earnings, and this article is intended to provide a quantitative overview of Meta, Alphabet, and Apple ahead of their quarterly results this week.
  • Alphabet is our only Wall Street consensus strong buy and Seeking Alpha quant-rated strong buy. Meta and Apple are rated Hold.
  • In the last 90 days, Wall Street analysts have overwhelmingly lowered their earnings estimates ahead of results this week; 42, 46, and 33 downward revisions for Meta, Alphabet, and Apple, respectively.
  • An indication that investors were displeased with the slowdown in revenue growth and negative earnings growth, Meta Platforms suffered the worst performance, -50% over the last 52 weeks. However, Meta is +29%, twice as much as Alphabet and Apple in the last month. Despite falling short on growth, Meta has the best Quant value grade and underlying value metrics (except for the PEG ratio).
  • Alphabet has the strongest analysts’ consensus revenue and earnings growth rates as measured relative to their sectors. At the same time, Meta is anticipated to have a negative forward EPS growth rate. Apple, with a forward P/E, is the most expensive. How will they report the next earnings?
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