HSN Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSNI) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 23, 2012. HSN is an interactive multi-channel retailer offering retail experiences on TV, online, in catalogs and in retail and outlet stores.

HSN, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 82 cents per share, a rise of 18.8% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 83 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 82 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.08 per share, a rise of 24.6% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company reported net income of 41 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of. The company has beaten estimates for the past three quarters.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 5.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $963.4 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock, with four analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 63.4% to $24.3 million (40 cents a share) from $14.9 million (25 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 6.1% to $751.2 million from $708.4 million.

Key Stats:

For three consecutive quarters, the HSN Inc. has seen net income rise. Net income rose 29.4% in the second quarter and 14.9% in the first quarter.

Revenue has increased in each of the past four quarters. Revenue rose 8.3% in the second quarter from the year earlier, climbed 6% in the first quarter from the year-ago quarter and 9.1% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

Stock Price Performance: Between November 21, 2011 and February 17, 2012, the stock price rose $1.29 (3.6%), from $35.51 to $36.80. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 27, 2011 and July 7, 2011, when shares rose for eight straight days, increasing 14.3% (+$4.37) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 29, 2011 and September 6, 2011 when shares fell for six straight days, dropping 6.2% (-$2.04) over that span.

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

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