Maidenform Brands Inc. Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Maidenform Brands, Inc. (NYSE:MFB) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Maidenform Brands is a global intimate apparel company.

Maidenform Brands, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 57 cents per share, a rise of 3.6% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 15.5% versus last year to $2.24.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 4 cents, coming in at profit of 67 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 63 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 11.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $161.9 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on Maidenform Brands as two analysts rate it as a buy, none rate it as a sell and two rate it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit fell 15.3% to $11.6 million (50 cents a share) from $13.7 million (59 cents a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue rose 13.8% to $170 million from $149.4 million.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 14.4% in the first quarter from the year earlier, climbed 8.7% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 13.3% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

The decrease in profit in the second quarter came after net income rose in the previous quarter. In the first quarter, net income rose 19.9%.

Competitors to Watch: Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI), Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. (NYSE:RL), Liz Claiborne (NYSE:LIZ), Jones Apparel Group (NYSE:JNY), Guess? (NYSE:GES), Coach (NYSE:COH), V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC), J. Crew Group (NYSE:JCG), Wet Seal (NASDAQ:WTSLA), Express (NYSE:EXPR), Limited Brands (NYSE:LTD), bebe stores inc (NASDAQ:BEBE), Gap (NYSE:GPS), Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN), Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF), The Buckle (NYSE:BKE), American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO), Aeropostale (NYSE:ARO), Wacoal Hldgs. Corp. (NASDAQ:WACLY), The Warnaco Group, Inc. (NYSE:WRC), and Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (NYSE:PVH).

Stock Price Performance: During August 10, 2011 to November 3, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.93 (8.5%) from $22.67 to $24.60. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 31, 2010 and January 18, 2011 when shares rose for 12-straight days, rising 14% (+$3.32) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 27, 2011 and June 9, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 14.5% (-$4.37) over that span. Shares are up 83 cents (+3.5%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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