Some big companies announced earnings last week. We’ve spared you some precious research time and put together a list of 12 earnings reports we think you should know more about:
1) Marriot International (NYSE:MAR): After the closing bell,the lodging giant reported Q1 earnings. The company reported a net income of $101 million (26 cents per share), analysts were expecting 27 cents per share. Revenue increased 6% to $2.78 billion, but once again disappointed analysts who were expecting about $2.85 billion . The company operates hotels and other lodging services worldwide. Investors looking for a lodging play, may also want to check out Intercontinental Hotels Group (NYSE:IHG).
2) Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL): Shares of the industry tech leader are up more than 3% in late trading. After the closing bell, the company reported strong fiscal Q2 earnings. Steve Jobs said, “We’re firing on all cylinders.” EPS of $6.40 beat estimates by $1.04, and revenue of $24.67 billion beat estimates by $1.33 billion. The company competes viciously withMicrosoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ).
3) YUM! Brands (NYSE:YUM): The company continues to serve good news to investors. Yesterday, the company reported a lawsuit being dropped against its Taco Bell brand. Today, the company reports appetizing Q1 earnings. Although EPS of 63 cents missed estimates by 1 penny, its China based revenue increased 28%. The company also affirmed its previous 2011 earnings growth target of at least 10%. Shares jumped over 5% on the good news. The quick service heavyweight McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) reported disappointing earnings today.
4) Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ:CAKE): Shares of the upscale sit-down restaurant are down nearly 2% in late trading after the company released Q1 results. EPS of 34 cents beat estimates by 1 penny. Revenue increased 3.3% from last year to $418.8 million. Competitors Panera Bread Co. (NASDAQ:PNRA) and Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) are also making moves in earnings season.
5) Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): Before the opening bell, the Dow member reported Q1 earnings. EPS of $1.35 beat estimates by 9 cents. Compared to last year, revenue increased 3.5% to $16.17 billion. Even though net earnings decreased 23% due to product recalls, investors were happy with the earnings beat and shares jumped 3.69% higher. J&J is also in talks to takeover Synthes Inc, the largest medical device maker in the field of bone fractures and traumatic injuries. Competitor Novartis (NYSE:NVS) also saw its shares bounce 3.71%.
6) IBM Corp (NYSE:IBM): This Dow heavyweight provides information technology products and services around the world. After the closing bell, the company reported Q1 earnings. EPS came in at $2.41, which tops estimates by 11 cents. IBM increased revenue 8% to $24.6 billion. The company also raised full year guidance from $13 to $13.15. Apparently investors were expecting a bigger increase in guidance as shares fell nearly 2% in late trading. Rival market leader Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) reports tomorrow, and Microsoft(NASDAQ:MSFT) will report at the end of the month.
7) Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU): Investors were not impressed with the coal company’s Q1 earnings beat of 7 cents. Shares closed down .39% after the company reported earnings on Tuesday morning. Revenue rose 15% to $1.74 billion, compared to $1.51 billion the prior year. The company offered full year guidance of $3.50-$4.50, but analysts were expecting full year earnings of about $5. Competitor Consol Energy (NYSE:CNX) also saw its shares drop for the day. However, Massey Energy (NYSE:MEE) and Arch Coal (NYSE:ACI) closed higher.
8) Harley-Davidson (NYSE:HOG): The company released Q1 earnings before the opening bell, and investors didn’t like what they heard. EPS of 51 cents missed estimates by 2 cents. Despite Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) upgrading the company from sell to neutral just two days earlier, shares ran out of gas and fell 5% on Tuesday. Other automakers such as Ford(NYSE:F) and Honda (NYSE:HMC) had better days, both closed higher. Harley isn’t the only company having problems in auto industry. General Motors (NYSE:GM) has reached a new low from its November IPO share price of $33. On Tuesday, shares closed down 1.27% to $29.59.
9) Texas Instruments (NYSE:TXN): After the closing bell, the company released Q1 earnings. EPS of 55 cents missed analysts estimates by 3 cents. Revenue increased 6% from last year in the same period to $3.4 billion. The chip maker blamed Japan for its problems, as it tries to restart operations after the 8.9 magnitude earthquake. Shares traded down 1.5% after the disappointing earnings release. CompetitorQualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) also fell in late trading, and smaller rival STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) closed down 3.69%.
10) Citigroup (NYSE:C): Shares were flat after the company reported Q1 earnings. The third largest bank in the country reported net earnings of $3 billion (10 cents per share), compared to $4.4 billion (15 cents per share) last year. Revenue also fell 22% from last year to $19.7 billion. Investors should keep an eye on the bank’s reserve releases, which can help boost earnings. Citi released $3.3 billion from reserves for the quarter. Last week, other mega banks such as Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) and JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) also announced disappointing earnings.
11) TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD): The company provides securities brokerage services to retail investors, traders, and independent investment advisors. Before the opening bell, the company reported fiscal Q2 earnings. EPS of 30 cents beat estimates by 1 penny. Compared to last year, revenue increased 9.4% to $718.2 million. The positive results weren’t enough to boost shares though. Shares closed down nearly 2%. Charles Schwab(NYSE:SCHW) had an even worse day as shares closed down over 3%.
12) Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY): The company develops, manufactures, and sells pharmaceutical products worldwide. Shares currently boast a 5.5% yield, but will Q1 earnings support the dividend? Q1 EPS of $1.24 beat estimates by 8 cents. Revenue grew 6.4% from last year to $5.84 billion. The company has a smaller market cap than rivals GlaxoSmithKline(NYSE:GSK) and Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), but Eli Lilly has a lower P/E ratio. Going forward, patent expirations will be a major pill for the company to swallow in the next two years.
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