Zillow Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Zillow Inc. (NASDAQ:Z) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 2, 2012.

Zillow Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 3 cents per share, a wider loss from the year earlier quarter net loss of one cent. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from breaking even. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 3 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 5 cents per share, a swing from net loss of 9 cents last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company beat estimates last quarter by reporting net income of 5 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of one cent.

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Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on Zillow as two analysts rate it as a buy, one rates it as a sell and two rate it as a hold.

Competitors to Watch: Market Leader, Inc. (NASDAQ:LEDR), Move Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE), LoopNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOOP), HomeAway, Inc. (NASDAQ:AWAY), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Linkedin Corporation (NYSE:LNKD), SouFun Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:SFUN), ZipRealty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZIPR), DICE HOLDINGS, INC. (NYSE:DHX), and Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW).

Stock Price Performance: During November 29, 2011 to January 27, 2012, the stock price had risen $7.10 (31.9%) from $22.25 to $29.35. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between August 22, 2011 and August 31, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 55.2% (+$13.22) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 15, 2011 and November 25, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 23.3% (-$6.86) over that span.

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

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