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The Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS) Analyst Just Cut Their Revenue Forecast By 15%

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Market forces rained on the parade of Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS) shareholders today, when the covering analyst downgraded their forecasts for next year. This report focused on revenue estimates, and it looks as though the consensus view of the business has become substantially more conservative.

Following the downgrade, the consensus from solo analyst covering Cohen & Steers is for revenues of US$513m in 2023, implying an uneasy 17% decline in sales compared to the last 12 months. Statutory earnings per share are supposed to decline 17% to US$3.58 in the same period. Prior to this update, the analyst had been forecasting revenues of US$600m and earnings per share (EPS) of US$3.96 in 2023. Indeed, we can see that analyst sentiment has declined measurably after the new consensus came out, with a measurable cut to revenue estimates and a small dip in EPS estimates to boot.

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NYSE:CNS Earnings and Revenue Growth October 20th 2022

Of course, another way to look at these forecasts is to place them into context against the industry itself. We would highlight that sales are expected to reverse, with a forecast 14% annualised revenue decline to the end of 2023. That is a notable change from historical growth of 10% over the last five years. By contrast, our data suggests that other companies (with analyst coverage) in the same industry are forecast to see their revenue grow 6.4% annually for the foreseeable future. It's pretty clear that Cohen & Steers' revenues are expected to perform substantially worse than the wider industry.

The Bottom Line

The most important thing to take away is that the analyst cut their earnings per share estimates, expecting a clear decline in business conditions. Unfortunately the analyst also downgraded their revenue estimates, and industry data suggests that Cohen & Steers' revenues are expected to grow slower than the wider market. Often, one downgrade can set off a daisy-chain of cuts, especially if an industry is in decline. So we wouldn't be surprised if the market became a lot more cautious on Cohen & Steers after today.

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