RealD Inc. Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

RealD, Inc. (NYSE:RLD) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. 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 a loss of 6 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of 34 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 5 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from a loss of 4 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of 36 cents per share, a swing from net loss of 29 cents last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company reported profit of 33 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of. The company has beaten estimates for the past three quarters.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a decline of 26.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $42.3 million.

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

A Look Back: In the second quarter, the company swung to a profit of $18.9 million (33 cents a share) from a loss of $4 million (12 cents) a year earlier, beating analyst estimates. Revenue rose 34.7% to $88 million from $65.3 million.

Key Stats:

Revenue rose in the second quarter after seeing a drop the quarter before. In the first quarter, revenue fell 7.7%.

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 October 28, 2011 to January 26, 2012, the stock price had fallen $2.23 (-19.9%) from $11.19 to $8.96. 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.

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

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