Leisure Stock Earnings: Starwood and Royal Caribbean on Horizon

Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE:HOT) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 2, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 57 cents per share, a rise of 9.6% 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 56 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 57 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.79 per share, a rise of 43.2% from last year.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 3 cents, coming in at profit of 42 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 39 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. On average, analysts predict $1.42 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 6% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $5.38 billion for the year, a rise of 6.1% from last year’s revenue of $5.07 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Marriott Intl., Inc. (NYSE:MAR), Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H), Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (NYSE:WYN), Choice Hotels Intl., Inc. (NYSE:CHH), Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVLF), Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG), Red Lion Hotels Corp. (NYSE:RLH), Gaylord Entertainment Co. (NYSE:GET), and InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (NYSE:IHG).

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 2, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 14 cents per share, a decline of 30% 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 15 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has since dropped over the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 28.6% versus last year to $2.74.

Last quarter, the company came in at profit of $1.90 per share against a mean estimate of net income of $1.86 per share, beating estimates after missing them in the previous quarter. In the second quarter, it missed forecasts by one cent. Analysts are projecting a rise of 11.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.78 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL), Wyndham Worldwide Corp. (NYSE:WYN), Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK), Ambassadors Intl., Inc. (NASDAQ:AMIE).

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