NYSE Euronext Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, February 10, 2012. NYSE Euronext provides securities listing, trading, market data products, and software and technology services.

NYSE Euronext Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 49 cents per share, a rise of 6.5% 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 59 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 57 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $2.51 per share, a rise of 20.1% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 2 cents, coming in at profit of 71 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 69 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 2.2% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $626.5 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on NYSE Euronext as seven analysts rate it as a buy, one rates it as a sell and eight rate it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 56.3% to $200 million (76 cents a share) from $128 million (49 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 19.8% to $1.26 billion from $1.05 billion.

Key Stats:

The increase in profit in the third quarter came after net income fell in the previous quarter. In the second quarter, net income fell 16.3%.

Revenue rose in the third quarter after seeing a drop the quarter before. In the second quarter, revenue fell 12.4%.

Stock Price Performance: During January 31, 2012 to February 6, 2012, the stock price had risen $1.16 (4.4%) from $26.56 to $27.72. It saw one of its worst periods between July 26, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 28.1% (-$9.68) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between July 18, 2011 and July 26, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 3.5% (+$1.18) over that span.

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

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