Torchmark Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Torchmark (NYSE:TMK) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Monday, February 4, 2013. Torchmark is an insurance holding company that provides a variety of life and health insurance products and annuities.

Torchmark Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 9.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $916.3 million.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit fell 4.7% to $130.7 million ($1.36 a share) from $137.1 million ($1.30 a share) the year earlier. Revenue rose 4.8% to $877.1 million from $837.2 million.

Here’s how Torchmark traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week:

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An income boost this time around would be welcome news after profit declines in the past two quarters. Net income dropped 13.4% in the second quarter and then again in the third quarter.

On the top line, the company is looking to build on three-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue increased 8.3% in the first quarter and 1% in the second quarter before climbing again in the third quarter.

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