RadioShack Corp Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component RadioShack Corp (NYSE:RSH) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. 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 estimate of analysts is for net income of 36 cents per share, a decline of 2.7% 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 38 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has since dropped over the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 6% versus last year to $1.58.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company fell short of estimates by 0 cents, coming in at profit of 30 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 38 cents. The company fell in line with expectations in the first quarter.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting no change in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.05 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about RadioShack with 13 of 19 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit fell 53% to $24.9 million (24 cents a share) from $53 million (41 cents a share) the year earlier, missing analyst expectations. Revenue fell 6.9% to $941.9 million from $1.01 billion.

Key Stats:

A year-over-year revenue decrease in the second quarter snapped a streak of three consecutive quarters of revenue increases. Revenue rose 2.1%in the first quarter, 3.8% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and 6.2% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

The company has seen net income fall in each of the last three quarters. Net income fell 29.9% in the first quarter and 24.7% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

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Stock Price Performance: During September 22, 2011 to October 20, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.47 (12.6%) from $11.70 to $13.17. 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. 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, rising 10.3% (+$1.43) over that span. Shares are down $5.32 (-28.8%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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