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I/B/E/S Estimates

IBES detailed estimates screenshot

Analyst forecasts on company performance expressed via  earnings per share, StarMine SmartEstimate and Predicted Surprise analytics

In today’s market, you can’t get the complete picture of a company’s health from generic financial measures alone. I/B/E/S Estimates give you the longest record of data and most complete global view of analyst forecasts on company performance.

Why choose I/B/E/S Estimates?

When you’re looking to analyze the success or warning signs in a company, truly granular, industry-specific information can be the critical factor. You need tools that evaluate a business in detail and show how likely it is to perform in the medium and long terms. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), for example, are quantifiable measurements that reflect the critical success factors of an organization.

I/B/E/S Estimates provide deeper insight and analysis on a product/segment basis. Our estimate data is shown at sector level – screened with the most rigorous quality control methods, across 22,000 active companies in 90 countries, and sourced from over 18,000 analysts. These are expressed via 260+ measures, including generic measures such as EPS and industry specific KPIs such as oil production per day. 

Features & benefits

What you get with I/B/E/S Estimates

Complete global view

Access detailed and consensus company earnings forecasts and stock recommendations from 900 contributors, across 100+ markets.

History back to 1976

Conduct thorough historical analysis, using data available nowhere else. Back-test strategies across past market conditions.

Powerful analytics

Predict corporate earnings surprises across forecasts by comparing StarMine SmartEstimates® to the standard I/B/E/S mean estimate.

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Incorporate deep, industry-specific operating metrics into your analysis. I/B/E/S Estimates provide 260+ metrics across 14 industries.

Unmatched industry presence

Work with a name that’s synonymous with Wall Street estimates. I/B/E/S Estimates are relied upon by the top asset managers.

How it works

How the Institutional Brokers Estimate System works

I/B/E/S Estimates

Provides analyst forecasts on company performance expressed via over 260 consensus measures, including earnings per share, sales, and net income.

I/B/E/S Guidance

Provides comments directly from corporate management about future company expectations. These forward-looking statements focus on sales or earnings expectations, allowing detailed valuation of a company’s earnings potential and outlook picture.

I/B/E/S Global Aggregates

Provides bottom-up sector and industry earnings forecasts and related data.

IBES Estimates Historical Surprise screenshot

The Predicted Surprise percent is predictive of the direction of both future analyst revisions and earnings surprises