Dynegy Inc. Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, November 14, 2011. Dynegy is a holding company conducts substantially all of its business operations through its subsidiaries. Its business is the production and sale of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services.

Dynegy Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 19 cents per share, a wider loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of 18 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 13 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from a loss of 23 cents during the last month.

Last quarter, the company came in at net loss of 31 cents per share against a mean estimate of a loss of 47 cents per share, beating estimates after missing them in the previous quarter. In the first quarter, it missed forecasts by 20 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a decline of 11.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $688.6 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Dynegy with seven of eight analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, the company’s loss narrowed to a loss of $116 million (95 cents a share) from a loss of $191 million ($1.59) a year earlier, beating analyst expectations. Revenue rose 36.4% to $326 million from $239 million.

Key Stats:

Revenue rose in the second quarter after seeing a drop the quarter before. In the first quarter, revenue fell 41.1%.

Competitors to Watch: Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN), NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:CEG), Genon Energy Inc (NYSE:GEN), The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), Atlantic Power Corporation (ATP), ALLETE, Inc. (NYSE:ALE), The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:TEG), and CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP).

Stock Price Performance: During September 13, 2011 to November 8, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.76 (-31.9%) from $5.52 to $3.76. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 31, 2010 and January 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 3.7% (+21 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between January 31, 2011 and February 9, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 9.2% (-58 cents) over that span. Shares are down $1.86 (-33.1%) year to date.

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

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