DSW Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

DSW Inc. (NYSE:DSW) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. DSW is a branded footwear specialty retailer in the United States.

DSW Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for net income of 62 cents per share, a decline of 20.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 76 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 62 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $3.28 per share, a rise of 9.3% 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 8 cents, reporting net income of 98 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 90 cents per share.

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Stock Price Performance: Between June 19, 2012 and August 15, 2012, the stock price had risen $6.03 (11.5%), from $52.47 to $58.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 10, 2012 and April 18, 2012, when shares rose for seven straight days, increasing 8.4% (+$4.37) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 5, 2012 and July 11, 2012 when shares fell for five straight days, dropping 2.4% (-$1.34) over that span.

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $510.4 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 7.2% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.26 billion for the year, a rise of 11.9% from last year’s revenue of $2.02 billion.

Analyst Ratings: With seven analysts rating the stock a buy, none rating it a sell and two rating the stock a hold, there are indications of a bullish stance by analysts.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 3.15 last quarter. Having a ratio above 2:1 is usually considered a good indicator of a company’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands.

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

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