Zumiez First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Zumiez, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZUMZ) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Zumiez is a mall-based specialty retailer of action sports related apparel, footwear, equipment and accessories.

Zumiez, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for profit of 11 cents per share, a rise of 83.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from 7 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has risen from 9 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 25.8% compared to last year’s $1.51.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent, coming in at net income of 60 cents a share versus the estimate of profit of 59 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 21.5% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $128.6 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Zumiez with nine of 14 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 24.9% to $18.7 million (60 cents a share) from $15 million (49 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 17.7% to $183.9 million from $156.2 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 16.2%, with the biggest boost coming in the first quarter of the last fiscal year when revenue rose 18.8% from the year earlier quarter.

Stock Price Performance: Between February 15, 2012 and May 11, 2012, the stock price rose $6.12 (20.1%), from $30.38 to $36.50. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 13, 2011 and June 21, 2011, when shares rose for seven straight days, increasing 11.6% (+$2.60) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between January 9, 2012 and January 17, 2012 when shares fell for six straight days, dropping 6.2% (-$1.97) over that span.

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

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