Sohu.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHU) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, August 1, 2011. Sohu.com, Inc. is an internet company, which through its subsidiaries, provides online products and services with news, information, entertainment and communication in China.
Sohu.com, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet
Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of $1.06 per share, a rise of 29.3% 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 $1.05. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of $4.66 per share, a rise of 28.7% from last year.
Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 4 cents, reporting net income of $1.01 per share against a mean estimate of profit of 97 cents per share.
Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $190.6 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 30.5% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $787.1 million for the year, a rise of 28.4% from last year’s revenue of $612.8 million.
Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Sohu.com with eight of 15 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.
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 24.3%, with the biggest boost coming in the most recent quarter when revenue rose 34.7% from the year earlier quarter.
The company has now seen net income rise in three straight quarters. In the first quarter, net income rose 48.4% while it rose 35.9% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and 9.8% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.
Competitors to Watch: Baidu.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), NetEase.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:KUTV), Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd ADR (NASDAQ:SNDA), Youku.com Inc (NYSE:YOKU), and Rediff.com India Ltd. (NASDAQ:REDF).
Stock Price Performance: During June 27, 2011 to July 29, 2011, the stock price had risen $21.83 (32%) from $68.27 to $90.10. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 21, 2011 and February 2, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 27.5% (+$18.32) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between February 10, 2011 and February 23, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 11.5% (-$10.37) over that span. Shares are up $26.61 (+41.91%) year to date.
(Source: Xignite Financials)