YRC Worldwide Inc. Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

YRC Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) will unveil its latest earnings on Friday, November 4, 2011. YRC Worldwide is a holding company that through its subsidiaries offers 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 39 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of $1.22. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 38 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from a loss of 42 cents during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the second quarter, it reported net loss of 81 cents per share against a mean estimate of a loss of 96 cents per share. In the first quarter, it missed forecasts by 28 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 11.4% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.27 billion.

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

A Look Back: In the second quarter, the company’s loss widened to a loss of a $42.1 million (88 cents a share) from a loss of $9.5 million (25 cents) a year earlier, but beat analyst expectations. Revenue rose 12.3% to $1.26 billion from $1.12 billion.

Key Stats:

The company’s revenue has risen for two straight quarters. In the first quarter, the figure rose 5.6%.

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 August 5, 2011 to October 31, 2011, the stock price had fallen 82 cents (-94.3%) from 87 cents to 5 cents. 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 September 2, 2011 and September 16, 2011 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 90.5% (-67 cents) over that span. Shares are down $3.67 (-98.7%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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