Demand Media Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Demand Media (NYSE:DMD) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 16, 2012. Demand Media, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a content and social media company in the United States. It identifies, creates, distributes, and monetizes in-demand, long-lived content.

Demand Media Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of one cent per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 40 cents. 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.

Past Earnings Performance: The company topped forecasts last quarter after being in line with estimates the quarter prior. In the third quarter, it reported net loss of 2 cents per share versus a mean estimate of 4 cents. Two quarters ago, it reported a loss of one cent per share.

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Analyst Ratings: Analysts are high on the stock, with seven analysts rating it as a buy, one rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit remained level at $-4145000.0 (-5 cents a share) from the year earlier, beating analyst estimates. Revenue was unchanged at $81.5 million.

Stock Price Performance: Between December 13, 2011 and February 10, 2012, the stock price had fallen $1.56 (-20.2%), from $7.73 to $6.17. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 25, 2011 and April 1, 2011, when shares rose for six straight days, increasing 19.5% (+$3.95) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 22, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight days, dropping 28.9% (-$3.44) over that span.

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

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