Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, January 26, 2012. Motorola Mobility develops innovative technologies, products, and services, including mobile and wireline technology, digital communication, information, and entertainment experiences.

Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet.

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 9 cents per share, a decline of 59.1% 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 30 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 25 cents during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the third quarter, it reported 0 cents per share against a mean estimate of net loss of 10 cents per share. In the second quarter, it missed forecasts by 3 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a decline of 0.6% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $3.4 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Motorola Mobility Holdings with 22 of 29 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit remained level at $-32000000.0 (-11 cents a share) from the year earlier, beating analyst estimates. Revenue was unchanged at $3.26 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Research In Motion Ltd. (NASDAQ:RIMM), Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK), Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO), Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI), Arris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARRS), Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ:HLIT), Cobra Electronics Corp. (NASDAQ:COBR), Blonder Tongue Labs, Inc. (AMEX:BDR), BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBND), and Wegener Corporation (WGNR).

Stock Price Performance: During October 24, 2011 to January 20, 2012, the stock price had fallen 24 cents (-0.6%) from $38.90 to $38.66. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 11, 2011 and October 18, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 2.4% (+91 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 13.3% (-$3.26) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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