MARKETS SPECTATOR: Reassuring US revenue

Earnings season in the US is exceeding estimates with the top-line results, particularly, providing cause for optimism.

Source: Bespoke Investment Group

This is an encouraging sign in my mind as it shows that actual sales and revenues are coming in stronger than expected rather than simply earnings per share.

Earnings per share metrics can be improved through unsustainable cost cutting measures whereas actual top-line growth is a much more reliable and sustainable indicator of health.

It shows the companies are actually bringing in more money.

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