RadioShack Corp Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component RadioShack Corp (NYSE:RSH) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, July 25, 2011. RadioShack Corp. is a retailer offering consumer electronics 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 estimate of analysts is for profit of 38 cents per share, a decline of 7.3% 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 39 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down, but it has been unchanged at 38 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.66 per share, a decline of 1.2% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company met estimates last quarter after beating the forecasts in the prior two. In the first quarter, the company reported profit of 35 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 35 cents per share. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 2 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $1.03 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 2% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $4.56 billion for the year, a rise of 2% from last year’s revenue of $4.47 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about RadioShack with 14 of 20 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue increased 2.1% to $1.06 billion in first quarter. The figure rose 3.8% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier, climbed 6.2% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 4.7% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

The company has now seen net income fall in each of the last two quarters. In the first quarter, net income fell 29.9% from the year earlier quarter, while the figure dropped 24.7% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

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Stock Price Performance: During May 20, 2011 to July 19, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.18 (-20.1%) from $15.83 to $12.65. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 7, 2010 and September 16, 2010 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 8.6% (+$1.61) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 31, 2011 and June 13, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 19.7% (-$3.11) over that span. Shares are down $5.84 (-31.6%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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