Monster Worldwide Inc. Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, October 27, 2011. Monster Worldwide 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 12 cents per share, a rise of 1100% 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 net income of 43 cents per share versus net loss of 8 cents last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent, coming in at profit of 9 cents per share against an estimate of net income of. The company also topped expectations in the first quarter.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 14.8% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $264.9 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on Monster Worldwide as six analysts rate it as a buy, one rates it as a sell and five rate it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, the company swung to a profit of $11 million (9 cents a share) from a loss of $3 million (2 cents) a year earlier, beating analyst estimates. Revenue rose 25.5% to $269.7 million from $214.9 million.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 21.4% in the first quarter from the year earlier, climbed 19.7% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 6.7% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

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Stock Price Performance: During July 28, 2011 to October 21, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.20 (-26.8%) from $11.93 to $8.73. 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 January 12, 2011 and January 21, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 10.7% (-$2.58) over that span. Shares are down $14.90 (-63.1%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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