Robert Half International, Inc. Quarterly Earnings on Deck

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Robert Half International, Inc. (NYSE:RHI) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Robert Half International offers specialized staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Robert Half International, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 28 cents per share, a rise of twofold from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 27 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 28 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 127.3% versus last year to $1.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 3 cents, reporting profit of 25 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 22 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 18.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $970 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with 10 analysts rating it as a buy, one rating it as a sell and two rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit rose more than twofold to $36.4 million (25 cents a share) from $12.2 million (8 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 22% to $938 million from $769.1 million.

Key Stats:

The company has enjoyed double-digit year-over-year percentage revenue growth for the past four quarters. Over that span, the company has averaged growth of 17.4%, with the biggest boost coming in the most recent quarter when revenue rose 22% from the year earlier quarter.

The company has seen net income rise in three straight quarters. Net income rose more than threefold in the first quarter and 83.2% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

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Stock Price Performance: During September 21, 2011 to October 19, 2011, the stock price had risen $3.59 (17.1%) from $20.94 to $24.53. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 3, 2011 and October 10, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 16.1% (+$3.31) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 29, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 19% (-$5.18) over that span. Shares are down $5.59 (-18.6%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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