Invesco Ltd. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 26, 2012. Invesco is a global investment management company providing retail, institutional and high-net-worth clients around the world with innovative solutions.

Invesco Ltd. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet.

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 41 cents per share, a decline of 6.8% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 40 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has risen during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.67 per share, a rise of 21% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to make a streak of three quarters of beating estimates. Last quarter, it beat expectations by reporting profit of 42 cents per share, and the previous quarter, it had net income of 44 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $980.7 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 6.6% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $4.07 billion for the year, a rise of 13.4% from last year’s revenue of $3.59 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with 13 analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and two rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 7.9% to $166.9 million (36 cents a share) from $154.7 million (32 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 4.7% to $997.8 million from $953.1 million.

Key Stats:

The company has seen net income rise in three straight quarters. Net income rose more than fourfold in the second quarter and 86.8% in the first quarter.

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 36% in the second quarter from the year earlier, climbed 42.9% in the first quarter from the year-ago quarter and 37.5% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

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Stock Price Performance: During November 21, 2011 to January 20, 2012, the stock price had risen $3.80 (20.4%) from $18.64 to $22.44. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 9, 2011 and February 18, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 9.4% (+$2.31) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between September 16, 2011 and September 23, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 15.5% (-$2.88) over that span.

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

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