Inside Under Armour’s Upcoming Quarterly Earnings Release

Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Under Armour is a developer, marketer and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories for men, women and youth.

Under Armour, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 82 cents per share, a rise of 20.6% 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. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 35.1% versus last year to $1.81.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 3 cents, coming in at net income of 12 cents a share versus the estimate of profit of 9 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 35.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $444.4 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Under Armour with 12 of 23 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit rose 78.2% to $6.2 million (12 cents a share) from $3.5 million (7 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 42.3% to $291.3 million from $204.8 million.

Key Stats:

The company has enjoyed double-digit year-over-year percentage revenue growth for the past four quarters. Over that span, the company has averaged growth of 34%, with the biggest boost coming in the most recent quarter when revenue rose 42.3% from the year earlier quarter.

The company has seen net income rise in three straight quarters. Net income rose 69.3% in the first quarter and 51% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM), Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX), Deckers Outdoor (NASDAQ:DECK), Skechers (NYSE:SKX), K-Swiss (NASDAQ:KSWS), Steven Madden (NASDAQ:SHOO), The Timberland Company (NYSE:TBL), LaCrosse Footwear (NASDAQ:BOOT), Phoenix Footwear (AMEX:PXG), Foot Locker (NYSE:FL), The Finish Line (NASDAQ:FINL) and Nike Inc. (NYSE:NKE).

Stock Price Performance: During August 23, 2011 to October 19, 2011, the stock price had risen $8.66 (13.8%) from $62.63 to $71.29. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between November 15, 2010 and November 24, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 13.8% (+$6.87) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 19, 2011 and July 27, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 12.6% (-$10.35) over that span. Shares are up $16.45 (+30%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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