Monster Worldwide, Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Monster Worldwide, Inc. provides global online employment solutions and services in at least 50 countries around the world.

Monster Worldwide, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 8 cents per share after the company broke even in the year earlier quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 9 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down, but it has been unchanged at 8 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of 43 cents per share, a swing from net loss of 8 cents last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company topped forecasts last quarter after being in line with estimates the quarter prior. In the first quarter, it reported profit of 5 cents per share versus a mean estimate of 3 cents. Two quarters ago, it reported net income of 6 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $266.1 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 23.8% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $1.11 billion for the year, a rise of 20.8% from last year’s revenue of $919.2 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with 10 analysts rating it as a buy, one rating it as a sell and five rating it as a hold. Over the past 90 days, the average rating for the stock has moved up from hold to moderate buy.

Key Stats:

Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters. In first quarter, revenue rose 21.4% to $261.4 million while the figure rose 19.7% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier and 6.7% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: DICE HOLDINGS, INC. (NYSE:DHX), 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ:JOBS), LiveDeal, Inc. (NASDAQ:LIVE), Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HHGP), ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:VOL), Mastech Holdings, Inc. (AMEX:MHH), General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (AMEX:JOB).

Stock Price Performance: During April 27, 2011 to July 22, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.09 (-23.2%) from $17.61 to $13.52. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 31, 2011 and April 8, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 7.6% (+$1.21) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 4, 2010 and August 16, 2010 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 17% (-$2.38) over that span. Shares are down $10.11 (-42.8%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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