Wyndham Worldwide Corp Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Wyndham Worldwide Corp (NYSE:WYN) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Wyndham Worldwide is a hospitality company.

Wyndham Worldwide Corp Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 88 cents per share, a rise of 29.4% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 80 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has risen from 87 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 20% versus last year to $2.40.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 8 cents, reporting profit of 64 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 56 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $1.22 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 15.1% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $4.26 billion for the year, a rise of 10.6% from last year’s revenue of $3.85 billion.

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

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit rose 20% to $114 million (67 cents a share) from $95 million (51 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 13.2% to $1.09 billion from $963 million.

Key Stats:

The company has seen net income rise in three straight quarters. Net income rose 44% in the first quarter and 8.2% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 7.4% in the first quarter from the year earlier, climbed 2.6% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 4.8% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Marriott Intl., Inc. (NYSE:MAR), Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RCL), Silverleaf Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SVLF), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc (NYSE:HOT), Bluegreen Corporation (NYSE:BXG), Choice Hotels Intl., Inc. (NYSE:CHH), InterContinental Hotels (NYSE:IHG) and Hyatt (NYSE:H).

Stock Price Performance: During July 27, 2011 to October 20, 2011, the stock price had fallen $4.29 (-12.4%) from $34.54 to $30.25. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 18, 2011 and May 2, 2011 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 12.6% (+$3.87) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 4, 2010 and November 12, 2010 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 7.5% (-$2.22) over that span. Shares are up 73 cents (+2.5%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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