Earnings Roundup: 13 Interesting Stocks to Examine from the Week

Some big companies announced earnings last week. We’ve spared you some precious research time and put together a list of 15 earnings reports we think you should know more about:

1) CarMax (NYSE:KMX): Shares skidded and crashed 7.2% on Thursday, as the company released Q4 earnings.  The company reported EPS of 39 cents per share, beating estimates only by 1 cent.  Revenue increased 23% to $2.25 billion for the quarter.  CarMax operates as a retailer of used cars across the United States. The company’s primary competitor is AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN).

2) Craft Brewers Alliance (NASDAQ:HOOK): Shareholders may need something stronger than beer after shares fell 4.11% on newly released 2010 results.  Compared to 2009, net revenues increased 6% to $131.7 million, and EPS doubled from 5 cents to 10 cents.  Investors may also want to consider Anheuser-Bush Imbev(NYSE:BUD) or Boston Beer Brewery (NYSE:SAM).

3) China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE:CYD): The Chinese diesel engine manufacturer and distributor saw its shares drive 7% higher after releasing Q4 results.  Net sales increased from $490.6 million in last year’s Q4, to $606.5 million in the current Q4.  The company also saw an impressive improvement in it’s operating margin, increasing to 20.3%, compared to only 10.9% in last year’s Q4.  Cummins (NYSE:CMI) and Caterpillar(NYSE:CAT) are also major forces to be reckon with in the diesel engine market.

4) Mosaic (NYSE:MOS): Shares are down 1.07% in late trading after the company reported fiscal Q3 earnings.  EPS of $1.21 beat estimates by 14 cents.  Revenue increased 28% from last year to $2.21 billion.  The company produces and markets phosphate and potash for the agriculture industry. Top competitors Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT) and Agrium Inc. (NYSE:AGU) are both up ~1.5% pre-market.

5) Family Dollar Stores (NYSE:FDO): The chain of retail discount stores that focus mainly on low to middle class incomes, reported fiscal Q2 earnings before Wednesday’s opening bell.  EPS of 98 cents was good enough to beat estimates by 1 red cent.  Revenue increased 8.3% to $2.26 billion.  While shares of FDO were down, competitor Dollar General (NYSE:DG) saw its shares increase more than 3%.  Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) and Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) also closed up on Wednesday. Discount retailers have been hot lately as mergers and acquisitions heat up.

6) DryShips Inc (NASDAQ:DRYS): Shares are up 1% in late trading, as the company released Q4 earnings after the closing bell.  Net income was $99.7 million (29 cents per share), compared to only $9.6 million (2 cents per share) last year in the same quarter.  The company owns and operates drybulk carriers and drilling rigs around the world.

7) Philips-Van Heusen (NYSE:PVH): Shares are up nearly 2% after the company released fourth quarter earnings after the bell.  The company beat estimates by 11 cents with EPS of 93 cents.  Revenue for the Q4 was $1.4 billion, an increase from last year’s $614.6 million in the same period.  The company markets and designs clothing products such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and Donald Trump.

8) Cal-Maine Foods (NASDAQ:CALM): The company produces, cleans, packages, and sells fresh shell eggs across the US.  The company also engages in cage free and organic eggs, which sell at a higher price.  Monday, the company released fiscal third quarter earnings.  Although net income slipped 3% on higher feed costs, the company beat estimates on increased organic egg sales. CALM earned $33.6 million ($1.40 per share), compared to estimates of $1.22 per share. Shares closed up 7.73%.

9) Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS): Shares are down 1.54% as the company reports fiscal Q1 results.  The company earned $20.5 million (29 cents per share), compared to a $1 million (2 cents per share) loss in last year’s quarter.  Looking forward, the company expects to earn 41-43 cents per share next quarter.  Analysts were expecting earnings of 44 cents per share.  PRGS is involved in developing, marketing, and distributing application infrastructure software for businesses.

10) Tibco Software (NASDAQ:TIBX): Shares are down 5.6% in late trading.  The company released fiscal Q1 results after the closing bell.  EPS of 16 cents beat estimates by only 1 penny.  Revenue for the quarter was $185.3 million, an increase of 20% from last year in the same period.  The company provides middleware and infrastructure software across the globe.

11) Apollo Group (NASDAQ:APOL): Although fiscal Q2 EPS of 83 cents beat estimates by 14 cents, shares closed down 4.25% after earnings on Tuesday.  Revenue decreased  2.2% from last year to $1.05 billion.  The company provides educational programs and services to colleges across the country, as well as Puerto Rico.

12) Lennar (NYSE:LEN): The home builder and financial services provider saw its shares slip 3.44% the day after an ugly Case-Shiller housing report.  Before Tuesday’s opening the bell, the company released fiscal Q1 results.  EPS of 14 cents beat estimates by 19 cents.  Revenue at the company also increased 8.7% to $557.9 million.

13) Document Security Systems (AMEX:DMC): After the closing bell, shares jumped 2.25% on positive Q4 results.  Sales increased a whopping 77% to $4.1 million for Q4.  The company did report a net loss of 26 cents per share, compared to a net loss of 27 cents per share last year.  The company makes and markets paper and plastic products to protect information from unauthorized copying and scanning.

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