NYSE Euronext Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component NYSE Euronext (NYSE:NYX) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. NYSE Euronext, Inc. 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 60 cents per share, a decline of 6.3% 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 64 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down and dropped from 61 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $2.57 per share, a rise of 23% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 8 cents, reporting profit of 68 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 60 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $652.7 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 0.2% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.68 billion for the year, a rise of 6.8% from last year’s revenue of $2.51 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about NYSE Euronext with 10 of 17 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

Key Stats:

A year-over-year revenue increase in the first quarter snaps a streak of three consecutive quarters of revenue declines. Revenue rose 6% in the first quarter and fell 7.6% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, 9.7% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 0.3% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ), CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME), CBOE Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE), Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1), MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:MKTX), Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE:FOR), Knight Capital Group Inc. (NYSE:KCG), and London Stock Exchange Group Plc (NYSE:LSE).

Stock Price Performance: During May 2, 2011 to July 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $5.81 (-14.5%) from $40.05 to $34.24. It saw one of its worst periods between February 28, 2011 and March 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 5.1% (-$1.86) 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 3.6% (+$1.21) over that span. Shares are up $4.77 (+16.2%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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