Marriott International, Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Marriott International, Inc. operates and franchises hotels and related lodging facilities throughout the world.

Marriott International, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 37 cents per share, a rise of 19.4% 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 40 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down, but it has been unchanged at 37 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.41 per share, a rise of 22.6% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company fell short of estimates last quarter after topping forecasts the quarter prior. In the first quarter, it reported profit of 26 cents per share against a mean estimate of 27 cents. Two quarters ago, it beat expectations by 3 cents with net income of 39 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $3.02 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 9% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $12.62 billion for the year, a rise of 8% from last year’s revenue of $11.69 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with 13 analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and 10 rating it as a hold.

Key Stats:

Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters. In first quarter, revenue rose 5.6% to $2.78 billion while the figure rose 7.8% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier and 7.2% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

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

Stock Price Performance: During April 8, 2011 to July 6, 2011, the stock price has risen $2.15 (6.2%) from $34.47 on April 8, 2011 to $36.62 on July 6, 2011. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 15, 2011, and April 21, 2011, when shares rose for five-straight days, rising 5.2% (+$1.77) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between June 3, 2011, and June 13, 2011, when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 6.8% (-$2.48) over that span. Shares are down $4.71 (-11.4%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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