YRC Worldwide, Inc. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

YRC Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, July 22, 2011. YRC Worldwide inc. is a holding company that through wholly owned operating subsidiaries offers its customers a range of transportation services.

YRC Worldwide, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 96 cents per share after the company broke even in the year earlier quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 88 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down, but has risen from a loss of 98 cents during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company missed estimates last quarter after beating forecasts in the prior two. In the first quarter, the company reported net loss of $1.81 per share versus a mean estimate of a loss of $1.53 per share. In fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 88 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $1.22 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 8.9% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $4.78 billion for the year, a rise of 10.4% from last year’s revenue of $4.33 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bearish on YRC Worldwide as seven analysts rate it as a sell, none rate it as a buy and four rate it as a hold.

Key Stats:

A year-over-year revenue increase in the first quarter snaps a streak of three consecutive quarters of revenue declines. Revenue rose 5.6% in the first quarter and fell 4.7% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, 13% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 15.7% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Arkansas Best Corporation (NASDAQ:ABFS), Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), Saia Inc. (NASDAQ:SAIA), Roadrunner Transportation Services Hold. (NYSE:RRTS), J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT), Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL), Celadon Group, Inc. (NYSE:CGI) and Universal Truckload Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:UACL).

Stock Price Performance: During June 20, 2011 to July 19, 2011, the stock price had risen 56 cents (93.3%) from 60 cents to $1.16. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 20, 2011 and June 27, 2011 when shares rose for six-straight days, rising 166.7% (+$1) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 26, 2011 and June 9, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 32.9% (-28 cents) over that span. Shares are down $2.56 (-68.8%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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