Earnings Previews: Bit Digital, Blade Air Mobility, Carnival

Three companies we previously previewed reported results late Wednesday or early Thursday. One of those, Lennar, missed both earnings and revenue estimates, while the other two both beat on revenues and one, Adobe, met earnings estimates and the other, Jabil, beat its earnings forecast. Both Lennar and Adobe stock traded lower early Thursday morning while Jabil traded up.

Wednesday, we previewed earnings due out after markets close Thursday and before they open on Friday: Darden Restaurants, FedEx, Rivian and Winnebago.

Here’s a look at one company that hasn’t announced an earnings date yet, but could report Friday or early next week, along with two companies that have confirmed earnings reports for Monday morning.

Bit Digital

Bitcoin miner Bit Digital Inc. (NASDAQ: BTBT) has not announced a date for its earnings report, but several sources expect to hear from the company either on Friday or sometime next week. The stock has added about 16% over the past 12 months, including a spike to a share price gain of around 375% in early January. In mid-November, Bit Digital filed an update on production and mining operations for its September (third) quarter indicating that the company earned 248.36 bitcoin, a sequential decline to its transfer of all its China-based mining to North America.

Only one analyst covers the firm, giving Bit Digital a Strong Buy rating. At a recent price of around $7 a share, the upside potential to the analyst’s price target of $14 is 100%.

Bit Digital is forecast to report third-quarter revenue of $19.6 million and adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.14. For the 2021 fiscal year, the analyst expects EPS of $1.25 on sales of $121.7 million. Data for prior years was not available.

Bit Digital’s share price to earnings multiple for fiscal 2021 is 5.6. For fiscal 2023, the multiple to estimated EPS of $0.75 is 9.4. The stock’s 52-week range is $3.97 to $33.00. The company does not pay a dividend. Total shareholder return for the past year was 38.8%.

Blade Air

Blade Air Mobility Inc. (NASDAQ: BLDE) is a first mover in what some call the urban air mobility category. This includes helicopter taxi services and human organ flight services. What’s most interesting about Blade is its commitment to introduce electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOLs) by the middle of this decade.

As of mid-September, two ARK Invest ETFs (Autonomous Technology & Robotics and Space Exploration & Innovation) owned a total of around 5.93 million shares of Blade Air stock. As of Wednesday’s close, the two funds had increased their stake in the company by more than 1 million shares. The company is set to report fourth-quarter and full fiscal year results after markets open on Monday.

All five analysts covering the stock have rated the shares a Buy or Strong Buy. At a share price of around $9.10, the upside potential based on a median price target of $15 is about 65%. At the high price target of $16, the upside potential is almost 76%. Blade Air completed a SPAC merger and came public on May 10. Since then, the stock is up more than 18%.

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