NetEase.com Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

NetEase.com Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. NetEase.com is a China-based Internet technology company, which is engaged in the development of applications, services, and other technologies for the Internet in China.

NetEase.com Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for net income of $1.02 per share, a rise of 22.9% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 94 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at $1.02 during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 45.4% compared to last year’s $3.78.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 13 cents, reporting profit of 99 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 86 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 26.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $314.1 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are optimistic about this stock, with 11 analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and three rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 47.8% to $129.3 million (98 cents a share) from $87.5 million (67 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 46.5% to $306.6 million from $209.3 million.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen for three quarters in a row. It rose 38.9% in the second quarter from the year earlier and 34.3% in the first quarter.

Stock Price Performance: From January 11, 2012 to February 9, 2012, the stock price rose $3.35 (7.5%), from $44.54 to $47.89. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 16, 2011 and April 5, 2011, when shares rose for 15 straight days, increasing 21% (+$9) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between September 14, 2011 and September 22, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight days, dropping 16.1% (-$7.71) over that span.

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

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