ValueClick Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

ValueClick, Inc. (NASDAQ:VCLK) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 7, 2012. ValueClick offers a suite of products and services that enable marketers to advertise and sell their products through online marketing channels such as display advertising, lead generation marketing, email marketing, and search marketing.

ValueClick, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 29 cents per share, a rise of 11.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 30 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 29 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.17 per share, a rise of 19.4% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 31 cents, coming in at profit of 52 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 21 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 36.4% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $175.6 million.

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

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 4.8% to $37.9 million (47 cents a share) from $36.2 million (44 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 27.4% to $136 million from $106.8 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 more than twofold, with the biggest boost coming in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year when revenue rose more than fourfold from the year earlier quarter.

Stock Price Performance: During December 5, 2011 to February 2, 2012, the stock price had risen $2.19 (13.8%) from $15.91 to $18.10. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 19, 2011 and April 29, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 10.6% (+$1.61) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 1, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 25.7% (-$4.71) over that span.

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

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