Changyou.com Limited Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ:CYOU) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, February 6, 2012. Changyou.com is an online game developer and operator in China.

Changyou.com Limited Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1.08 per share, a rise of 20% 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 $4.08 per share, a rise of 24% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by one cent, reporting net income of 99 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 98 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 37.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $124.1 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with eight analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 16.6% to $52.8 million ($1.98 a share) from $45.3 million (85 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 39% to $119 million from $85.6 million.

Key Stats:

Revenue has gone up for three straight quarters. It rose 35.1% in the second quarter from the year earlier and 34.7% in the first quarter.

Stock Price Performance: During December 30, 2011 to January 31, 2012, the stock price had risen $2.69 (11.7%) from $23.05 to $25.74. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 20, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 26.5% (+$9.66) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between September 12, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 20.9% (-$7.72) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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