TheStreet Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ:TST) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, August 2, 2012. TheStreet, together with its subsidiaries, provides a variety of subscription-based and advertising-supported content and tools through a range of online platforms, including web sites, mobile devices and email services.

TheStreet, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

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A Look Back: In the first quarter, the company’s loss widened to a loss of a $4.4 million (14 cents a share) from a loss of $2.6 million (9 cents) a year earlier. Revenue fell 9.2% to $12.8 million from $14.1 million.

Stock Price Performance: Between May 2, 2012 and July 27, 2012, the stock price fell 44 cents (-22.1%), from $1.99 to $1.55. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 8, 2012 and March 19, 2012, when shares rose for eight straight days, increasing 24.2% (+43 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 2, 2012 and May 9, 2012 when shares fell for six straight days, dropping 15.1% (-30 cents) over that span.

Key Stats:

On the top line, the company is hoping to use this earnings announcement to snap a string of two-straight quarters of revenue declines. Revenue fell 2.8% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and dropped again in the first quarter.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 1.56 last quarter. The current ratio is an indication of a firm’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands and generally, for every dollar the company owes in the short term, it has that figure available in assets that can be converted to cash in the short term.

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

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