RealD Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

RealD, Inc. (NYSE:RLD) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. RealD is a global licensor of 3D technologies for commercial and home theaters.

RealD, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 21 cents per share, a swing from a loss of 12 cents in the year earlier quarter. 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 net income of 40 cents per share versus net loss of 29 cents last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to beat analyst estimates for the third quarter in a row. Last quarter, it beat estimates with profit of 17 cents per share against the mean estimate of 6 cents. In the prior quarter, the company reported net income of 8 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $94.4 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 44.6% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $290 million for the year, a rise of 17.8% from last year’s revenue of $246.1 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with eight analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the first quarter, profit rose 9.1% to $9.6 million (17 cents a share) from $8.8 million (9 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue fell 7.7% to $59.6 million from $64.5 million.

Competitors to Watch: Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (AMEX:BTN), Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID), IMAX Corporation (NASDAQ:IMAX), Chyron Corporation (NASDAQ:CHYR), Dolby Labs (NYSE:DLB), Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Regal Entertainment (NYSE:RGC), Cinemark (NYSE:CNK), Carmike (NASDAQ:CKEC) and Digislide Holdings Ltd (NYSE:DGI).

Stock Price Performance: During August 3, 2011 to October 27, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.95 (-20.7%) from $14.24 to $11.29. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 25, 2011 and April 1, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 18.2% (+$4.30) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 29, 2011 and September 9, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 15.9% (-$2.37) over that span. Shares are down $14.63 (-56.4%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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