Markets Remain Focused On Q1 Earnings Season

April 22, 2015 3:25 PM

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The Q1 earnings season is in full swing, with this morning's long line-up of results from the likes of Coca-Cola ( KO ), McDonald's ( MCD ), Boeing ( BA ) and others adding to what we have been seeing repeatedly this earnings season. The common theme is revenue weakness - not only are top-line growth rates very low, but an unusually small ratio of companies are able to come ahead of consensus top-line expectations.

Unlike the below-average revenue-beat ratios, companies are finding it easy to beat EPS estimates at an above-average rate even through earnings growth is equally challenged. The three companies mentioned here don't exactly follow this script - Coke beat on both the top and bottom lines, McDonald's ...

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