Sirius XM Radio Inc., Scripps and Expedia on Investor Radars Before Earnings

Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 9, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of one cent per share, a decline of 50% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. 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 profit to rise by 50% versus last year to 6 cents.

Last quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent, coming in at profit of 2 cents per share against an estimate of net income of. The company also topped expectations in the second quarter. Analysts are projecting a rise of 6.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $785.5 million.

Competitors to Watch: Westwood One, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWON), Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM), Cumulus Media Inc. (NASDAQ:CMLS), Emmis Communications Corp. (NASDAQ:EMMS), Radio One, Inc. (NASDAQ:ROIAK), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), Grupo Radio Centro SAB de CV (NYSE:RC), Salem Communications Corp (NASDAQ:SALM), Saga Communications, Inc. (AMEX:SGA), and Pandora (NYSE:P).

Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE:SNI) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 9, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 81 cents per share, a rise of 19.1% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. 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 profit to rise by 19.4% versus last year to $2.83.

The company met estimates last quarter after beating the forecasts in the prior two. In the third quarter, the company reported profit of 65 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 65 cents per share. In the second quarter, the company beat estimates by 8 cents. On average, analysts predict $562.4 million in revenue this quarter, a decline of 1.9% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $2.09 billion for the year, a rise of 1% from last year’s revenue of $2.07 billion.

Competitors to Watch: Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), Crown Media Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:CRWN), Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA), Liberty Media Corp (NASDAQ:LINTA), The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), NTN Buzztime, Inc. (AMEX:NTN), Outdoor Channel Hldgs., Inc. (NASDAQ:OUTD), and Belo Corp. (NYSE:BLC).

Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPE) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 9, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 62 cents per share, a rise of 6.9% 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 71 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 62 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 0.6% versus last year to $3.10.

The company is looking to top estimates for the third straight quarter. Last quarter, it reported profit of $1.52 per share against a mean estimate of net income of $1.40, and the quarter before, the company exceeded forecasts by 8 cents with profit of $1 versus a mean estimate of net income of 92 cents. Analysts are projecting a rise of 0.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $815.3 million.

Competitors to Watch: Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:OWW), Travelzoo Inc. (NASDAQ:TZOO), priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:PCLN), MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ:MMYT), Ctrip.com Intl., Ltd. (NASDAQ:CTRP), eLong, Inc. (NASDAQ:LONG).

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