Take-Two Interactive Software Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. Take-Two Interactive Software is a global publisher, developer and distributor of interactive entertainment software and hardware.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net loss of 60 cents per share, a wider loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 23 cents. 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. For the year, analysts are projecting a loss of 98 cents per share, a spike from net income of 74 cents last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company is looking to beat analyst estimates for the third quarter in a row. Last quarter, it beat estimates with profit of 16 cents per share against the mean estimate of 15 cents. In the prior quarter, the company reported net loss of 56 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a decline of 22.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $140.6 million. Analyst Ratings: Analysts are optimistic about this stock, with 10 analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and four rating it as a hold.

Competitors to Watch: Electronic Arts Inc., Microsoft Corporation, THQ Inc., Activision Blizzard, Inc., Majesco Entertainment Co., KONAMI CORPORATION, Silverstar Holdings Ltd., Zoo Entertainment, Inc., Handleman Company, and Sony Corporation.

Stock Price Performance: Between March 20, 2012 and May 16, 2012, the stock price had fallen $4.05 (-25.3%), from $15.99 to $11.94. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between September 6, 2011 and September 16, 2011, when shares rose for nine straight days, increasing 11.1% (+$1.40) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight days, dropping 8.8% (-$1.37) over that span.

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

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