Companies Winning During This Earnings Season

Following is some information on earnings surprises announced for the third quarter of 2011. The following companies announced earnings on November 3rd.

  • Bluelinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE:BXC): This company reported earnings per share of ($0.10) against consensus expectations of ($0.22), for a surprise of 54.55%. About the company: BlueLinx Holdings Inc. distributes building products in the United States. The Company’s structural products include plywood, oriented strand board, lumber, and other wood products used for structural support. BlueLinx’ specialty products include roofing, insulation, molding, engineered wood, vinyl, and metal products.
  • Rosetta Stone  (NYSE:RST): This company reported earnings per share of ($0.06) against consensus expectations of ($0.13), for a surprise of 53.85%. About the company: Rosetta Stone, Inc. provides technology-based language learning solutions. The Company develops, markets, and sells language learning solutions consisting of software, online services and audio practice tools primarily under our Rosetta Stone brand.
  • MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDAS): This company reported earnings per share of $0.26 against consensus expectations of $0.17, for a surprise of 52.94%. About the company: MedAssets Inc. provides technology-enabled products and services for hospitals and health systems. The Company’s technology-enabled solutions are delivered primarily through company-hosted, or ASP-based, software supported by enterprise-wide sales, account management, implementation services and consulting.
  • Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE:BR): This company reported earnings per share of $0.15 against consensus expectations of $0.10, for a surprise of 50.00%. About the company: Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. provides technology-based outsourcing solutions to the financial services industry. The Company offers a broad range of solutions that help clients serve their retail and institutional customers across the entire investment lifecycle, including pre-trade, trade, and post-trade processing.
  • Camtek Ltd. (NASDAQ:CAMT): This company reported earnings per share of $0.12 against consensus expectations of $0.08, for a surprise of 50.00%. About the company: Camtek Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, and markets technologically advanced and cost-effective automated optical inspection systems and related products. The Company’s products are used to detect defects in printed circuit boards during the manufacturing process.
  • Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CPIX): This company reported earnings per share of $0.09 against consensus expectations of $0.06, for a surprise of 50.00%. About the company: Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. acquires, develops and markets prescription products. The Companys target markets are critical care, emergency medicine and gastroenterology.
  • XO Group, Inc. (XOXO): This company reported earnings per share of $0.06 against consensus expectations of $0.04, for a surprise of 50.00%. About the company: XO Group Inc., formerly The Knot, Inc., is a life-stage media and technology company. The Company connects engaged couples, newlyweds, and first-time parents with the community, products, and inspiration.
  • LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD): This company reported earnings per share of ($0.02) against consensus expectations of ($0.04), for a surprise of 50.00%. About the company: LinkedIn Corporation operates a social networking website used for professional networking. The Company’s website allows members to post a profile of their professional expertise and accomplishments. LinkedIn allows members to be introduced to potential clients, service providers, and subject experts.
  • AVI BioPharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVII): This company reported earnings per share of ($0.03) against consensus expectations of ($0.06), for a surprise of 50.00%. About the company: AVI BioPharma, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes products principally based on third-generation NEUGENE antisense technology. The Company researches treatments for cardiovascular and infectious diseases.
  • Allied World Assurance Company (NYSE:AWH): This company reported earnings per share of $2.19 against consensus expectations of $1.52, for a surprise of 44.08%. About the company: Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd is a specialty insurance and reinsurance company that underwrites a diversified portfolio of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance lines of business.

(Note: Data about the companies’ earnings are sourced from Yahoo! Finance. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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