Some big companies announced earnings last week. We’ve spared you some precious research time and put together a list of 11 earnings reports we think you should know more about:
1) Ebay (NASDAQ:EBAY): The online auction company reported Q1 earnings after the closing bell. EPS of 47 cents beat estimates by 1 penny. Revenue increased 16% year-over-year to $2.54 billion. Shares closed up nearly 3% during regular market hours, and continued to edge up in late trading. Competitor Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) caught fire and closed up nearly 8%.
2) Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX): Shares increased 1.61% on Wednesday, but gave it all back in late trading after the release of Q1 earnings. EPS of 34 cents was inline with estimates, and revenue increased 10% to $2.8 billion. Coffee (NYSE:JO) has recently hit a 34 year high, and companies are passing the costs to consumers, who are feeling inflation everywhere in their daily routine. Investors may also want to consider the more diversified coffee competitor McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) or Kraft (NYSE:KFT), the maker of Maxwell coffee.
3) Baidu.com (NASDAQ:BIDU): The Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) of China, reported Q1 earnings after the close on Wednesday. EPS of 47 cents beat estimates by 2 cents. Revenue surged ahead 89% year-over-year to $372 million. Looking forward, the company expects Q2 revenue of $493.3 to $503.9 million, compared to previous estimates of $481.4 million. Other Chinese internet plays include Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) and Sina Corp (NASDAQ:SINA).
4) Dr Pepper Snapple (NYSE:DPS): Shares gained 3.7% on Wednesday, after the beverage company released Q1 earnings before the market opened. EPS of 50 cents beat estimates by 4 cents. Revenue managed to increase 6.7% from last year to $1.33 billion. Shares in Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), Pepsi (NYSE:PEP), and Hansen Natural (NASDAQ:HANS) also closed higher.
5) Ford (NYSE:F): The bailout-free American automaker reported Q1 earnings before the opening bell. EPS of 62 cents beat estimates by 12 cents. Revenue increased 17% from last year to $33.1 billion. The results included Ford’s best Q1 profit since 1998. The company also reduced its debt by $2.5 billion. Competitors include General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Toyota (NYSE:TM).
6) Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN): The company operates as an online retailer across America and the globe. After the closing bell, the company reported Q1 earnings. EPS of 44 cents fell well short of estimates (16 cents to be exact). Revenue increased 38% year-over-year to $9.86 billion. The decline in net income was contributed to a rise in spending to expand operations and its cloud computing capabilities. The company also said that it has no intentions of slowing spending, as it will position Amazon for long term growth. Shares are down nearly 1% in late trading. Other rival retailers include Ebay (NASDAQ:EBAY) and Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS).
7) Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO): This long time Buffett favorite reported Q1 earnings before the opening bell. EPS of 86 cents missed estimates by 1 penny. Revenue increased nearly 40% year-over-year to $10.51 billion. The company said net income increased 18% due to higher global sales of its soda and juices. Shares are up half a percent in late trading. Other beverage companies include Hansen Natural Corp (NASDAQ:HANS), Pepsi (NYSE:PEP), Cott Corp (NYSE:COT), and Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX).
8) Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX): Investors are pulling the plug as shares fall more than 5% in late trading. After the closing bell, the online media provider released Q1 results. EPS of $1.11 beat estimates by 3 cents. Revenue increased 21% year-over-year to $719 million, which beat estimates by $16 million. The company expects Q2 earnings to fall between 93 cents and $1.15. This was a disappointment to Wall Street estimates’ of $1.18. Licensing costs are also rising faster than anticipated. Competitors include Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and even Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH).
9) Masco (NYSE:MAS): After the close, the company released Q1 results. EPS of -5 cents missed estimates by 8 cents. Revenue decreased 4% from last year to $1.77 billion. The company expects better results in the second half of the year, and perhaps investors believe the same. Shares were only down slightly after the weaker than expected results. Investors should also pay attention to the New Home Sales Report released today. Other home plays include: Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) and The Home Depot (NYSE:HD).
10) Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB): Before the markets opened, the company released Q1 results. EPS of $1.09 missed estimates by 8 cents. Revenue increased 4% to $5.02 billion. The company reduced its earnings forecast and announced it will once again raise product prices this year, as rising costs were blamed for the Q1 earnings miss. Competitors include Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) and Energizer Holdings (NYSE:ENR).
11) Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX): The company provides a range of pharmacy benefit management services in North America. Shares are feeling harsh side effects after Q1 earnings as the stock falls 6% in late trading. EPS of 66 cents missed estimates by 3 cents. Revenue was also a miss and declined 4% year-over-year to $11.09 billion. Investors looking for a health play may be better off examining Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) or Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX).
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