RadioShack Corp Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component RadioShack Corp (NYSE:RSH) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. RadioShack is a retailer offering consumer electronic goods and services through its RadioShack store chain and non-RadioShack branded kiosk operations.

RadioShack Corp Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for profit of 12 cents per share, a decline of 76.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 39 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 37 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 44% versus last year to 94 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to break the streak of missing estimates in the past two quarters. Last quarter, it fell short of analyst expectations by reporting net income of 15 cents per share against an estimate of profit of 36 cents per share. The quarter before that, it missed forecasts by 8 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 1.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.39 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about RadioShack with 16 of 21 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit fell 99.3% to $300,000 (0 cents a share) from $46 million (37 cents a share) the year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue fell 1.9% to $1.03 billion from $1.05 billion.

Key Stats:

Revenue has dropped in the last two quarters. In the second quarter, the figure fell 6.9%.

Stock Price Performance: Between November 17, 2011 and February 15, 2012, the stock price fell $4.18 (-36.3%), from $11.52 to $7.34. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 13, 2011 when shares fell for 10 straight days, dropping 19.7% (-$2.97) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 22, 2011 and March 30, 2011, when shares rose for seven straight days, increasing 10.3% (+$1.37) over that span.

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

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