Steven Madden Ltd. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Steven Madden designs, sources, markets and retails women’s, men’s and children’s shoes for sale through its wholesale and retail channels.

Steven Madden, Ltd. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for profit of 54 cents per share, a rise of 31.7% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 53 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at 54 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $2.24 per share, a rise of 25.1% 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 profit of 74 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 70 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 65.3% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $266.2 million.

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

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 39.3% to $31.9 million (74 cents a share) from $22.9 million (54 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 73.5% to $319.5 million from $184.1 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 38.8%, with the biggest boost coming in the most recent quarter when revenue rose 73.5% from the year earlier quarter.

The company has seen net income rise in three straight quarters. Net income rose 20.1% in the second quarter and 16% in the first quarter.

Stock Price Performance: Between December 16, 2011 and February 15, 2012, the stock price had risen $8.71 (26%), from $33.52 to $42.23. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and April 29, 2011, when shares rose for nine straight days, increasing 9.3% (+$3) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 15, 2011 and November 25, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight days, dropping 13.6% (-$4.97) over that span.

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

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