BMC, CommVault, Northrup Grumman Ready Investors for Earnings Releases

BMC Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMC) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 70 cents per share, a rise of 1.4% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.74 per share, a rise of 27.4% from last year.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 4 cents, coming in at net income of 75 cents per share against an estimate of profit of. The company also topped expectations in the first quarter. On average, analysts predict $556 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 3% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.19 billion for the year, a rise of 5.8% from last year’s revenue of $2.07 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT), CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), Novell, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVL), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Quest Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSFT), Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR), SAP AG (NYSE:SAP), and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ).

CommVault Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 18 cents per share, a rise of 12.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 17 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 18 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 53.3% versus last year to 69 cents.

The company is looking to top estimates for the third straight quarter. Last quarter, it reported net income of 17 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 14 cents, and the quarter before, the company exceeded forecasts by 4 cents with net income of 15 cents versus a mean estimate of profit of 11 cents. On average, analysts predict $100 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 19.6% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $392.9 million for the year, a rise of 24.8% from last year’s revenue of $314.8 million.

Competitors to Watch: FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:FALC), Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC), Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), Intl. Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Pervasive Software Inc. (NASDAQ:PVSW), TigerLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:TIGR), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), and Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ).

Northrop Grumman Corp (NYSE:NOC) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1.68 per share, a rise of 32.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1.69. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has since dropped over the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 15.3% versus last year to $7.02.

The company showed profit of $1.63 per share versus a mean estimate of net income of last quarter. This marks the fourth month of falling short of estimates. Analysts are projecting a decline of 22.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $6.69 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE:LMT), General Dynamics Corp. (NYSE:GD), The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN), Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc (NASDAQ:KTOS), L-3 Communications Hldgs., Inc. (NYSE:LLL), ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT), Cubic Corporation (NYSE:CUB), Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL).