Polo, Wyndham and Time Warner Prepare for Earnings Releaes to Shareholders

Polo Ralph Lauren Corp (NYSE:RL) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1.67 per share, a decline of 2.9% 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 $1.78. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at $1.67 during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $6.97 per share, a rise of 20.8% from last year.

The company is looking to beat analyst estimates for the third quarter in a row. Last quarter, it beat estimates with net income of $2.46 per share against the mean estimate of $2.24. In the prior quarter, the company reported profit of $1.90. Analysts are projecting a rise of 12.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.75 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Liz Claiborne, Inc. (NYSE:LIZ), The Warnaco Group, Inc. (NYSE:WRC), Maidenform Brands, Inc. (NYSE:MFB), Jones Apparel Group, Inc. (NYSE:JNY), AccessTel, Inc. (ACCS), Guess?, Inc. (NYSE:GES), Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH), Blue Holdings Inc. (BLHI), Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. (NYSE:PVH), and V.F. Corporation (NYSE:VFC).

Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 43 cents per share, a decline of 6.5% 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. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $2.46 per share, a rise of 23% from last year.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 6 cents, coming in at net income of 94 cents a share versus the estimate of profit of 88 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. Analysts are projecting a rise of 6.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1 billion.

Competitors to Watch:
 Marriott Intl., Inc. (NYSE:MAR), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL), Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVLF), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc (NYSE:HOT), Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG), Choice Hotels Intl., Inc. (NYSE:CHH), InterContinental Hotels (NYSE:IHG) and Hyatt (NYSE:H).

Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE:TWX) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 87 cents per share, a rise of 29.9% 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 profit to rise by 16.6% versus last year to $2.81.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 4 cents, coming in at profit of 79 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 75 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates. On average, analysts predict $8.1 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 3.7% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $28.86 billion for the year, a rise of 7.3% from last year’s revenue of $26.89 billion.

Competitors to Watch: News Corp. (NASDAQ:NWS), Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), Viacom, Inc. (VIA.B), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA), Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE), and Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI).

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