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Thursday will be another busy day for many investors as we work our way through earnings season. With this part we have worked our way through about half of the stocks I will be watching on Thursday. Earnings releases are some of the best (and worst) days to trade/invest in a stock. Having as much information before the report is one of the keys in avoiding many landmines, while seizing spoils.

Hercules Offshore, Inc. (HERO) is a $625.34 million market cap company. Hercules provides shallow-water drilling and marine services to the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry worldwide. The company reported (basic) $0.12 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 2.24. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 0.47. The price to sales ratio is 0.61.

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The annual growth rate of revenue is -13%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2187% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1799%.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $657.48 million for 2010 vs. $742.85 million for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $-134.59 million for 2010 vs. $-91.73 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $-145.16 million for 2010 vs. $-92.15 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 -0.13 -0.12 0.01 NA%
Dec-10 -0.11 -0.03 0.08 NA%
Sep-10 -0.17 -0.13 0.04 NA%
Jun-10 -0.19 -0.17 0.02 NA%
Mar-10 -0.27 -0.14 0.13 NA%

Avon Products Inc. (AVP) is a $12.08 billion market cap company. Avon creates, manufactures and markets beauty and non-beauty-related products. The company’s product categories are Beauty, Fashion and Home. The company reported (basic) $0.33 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 1.03.

The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.5 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.48 and $0.52 per share. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 17.665 and the forward P/E ratio is 12.26. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 7.57. The price to sales ratio is 1.15.


In the last month, the stock has moved in price 2.33%, with a one year change of -4.59%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, Avon's performance is -2.06% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is -21.34% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 6.1%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0761% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0751%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $0.89 in dividends for a yield of 3.28%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $10.86 billion for 2010 vs. $10.21 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $606.30 million for 2010 vs. $625.80 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $1.07 billion for 2010 vs. $1.01 billion for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.31 0.37 0.06 17.57%
Dec-10 0.67 0.59 -0.08 -11.36%
Sep-10 0.47 0.41 -0.06 -12.97%
Jun-10 0.45 0.48 0.03 6.05%
Mar-10 0.32 0.33 0.01 3%

Claiborne Liz Inc. (LIZ) is a $528.76 million market cap company. Liz Claiborne designs and markets a portfolio of retail-based brands, including Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Lucky Brand and MEXX. The company also has a group of department store-based brands with consumer franchises, including the Liz Claiborne and Monet families of brands, Mac & Jac, Kensie and Dana Buchman, and the licensed DKNY Jeans and DKNY Active brands. The company reported (basic) $1.02 per share in earnings for the quarter ending April 2, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 0.56 (under 1 is not a positive sign of financial ability).

The forward P/E ratio is 28.95. The price to sales ratio is 0.27.


In the last month, the stock has moved in price 6.68%, with a one year change of 12.25%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, Claiborne Liz Inc.'s performance is 2.11% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is -7.45% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -16.6%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0832% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0904%. The numbers largely reflect what can be seen looking at the stock chart. The price is below the moving averages, and the trend is currently pointing down.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $2.50 billion for 2010 vs. $2.92 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $-251.47 million for 2010 vs. $-305.73 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $-179.51 million for 2010 vs. $-318.06 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 -0.32 -0.56 -0.24 NA%
Dec-10 -0.17 -0.03 0.14 NA%
Sep-10 -0.03 -0.24 -0.21 NA%
Jun-10 -0.46 -0.19 0.27 NA%
Mar-10 -0.49 -0.38 0.11 NA%

Key Energy Services Inc. (KEG) is a $2.92 billion market cap company. Key Energy provides a range of well services to major oil companies, foreign national oil companies and independent oil and natural gas production companies. The company reported (basic) $0.13 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 1.39.

The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.2 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.15 and $0.23 per share. The forward P/E ratio is 13.76. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.77. The price to sales ratio is 1.46.


In the last month, the stock has moved in price 25.18%, with a one year change of 120.45%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, Key Energy's performance is 19.81% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 81.75% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 17.2%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2277% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.277%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $1.15 billion for 2010 vs. $955.70 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $73.50 million for 2010 vs. $-156.12 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $-13.95 million for 2010 vs. $-137.82 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.07 0.09 0.02 35.14%
Dec-10 0.04 0.04 0 0.00%
Sep-10 0.02 0 -0.02 NA%
Jun-10 -0.04 -0.02 0.02 NA%
Mar-10 -0.06 -0.06 0 NA%

Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) is a $1.83 billion market cap parent company of Regal Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (REH). The company’s business includes theatre exhibition operations. Regal develops, acquires and operates multi-screen theaters primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of metropolitan markets throughout the United States. The company reported (basic) $0.15 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 0.71.

The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.21 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.16 and $0.28 per share. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 50.208 and the forward P/E ratio is 17.72. The price to sales ratio is 0.65.


In the last month, the stock has moved in price 0.17%, with a one year change of -13.01%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, Regal Entertainment's performance is -4.13% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is -28.28% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -3.1%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0339% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0238%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $2.12 in dividends for a yield of 7.1%.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $2.81 billion for 2010 vs. $2.89 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $77.60 million for 2010 vs. $95.50 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $215.80 million for 2010 vs. $279.40 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 -0.06 -0.04 0.02 NA%
Dec-10 0.07 0.09 0.02 24.31%
Sep-10 0.08 0.07 -0.01 -9.21%
Jun-10 0.17 0.12 -0.05 -27.75%
Mar-10 0.16 0.16 0 0.00%

Raytheon Co. (RTN) is a $16.57 billion market cap technology company and specializes in defense, homeland security and other government markets. The company provides electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing, effects and command, control, communications and intelligence systems (C3I), as well as a range of mission support services. The company reported (basic) $1.07 per share in earnings for the quarter ending April 3, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 1.42.

The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $1.16 per share. Analyst estimates range between $1.1 and $1.21 per share. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 9.906 and the forward P/E ratio is 8.36. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.79. The price to sales ratio is 0.69.


In the last month, the stock has moved in price -3.86%, with a one year change of -5.16%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, Raytheon's performance is -7.98% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is -21.81% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 1.2%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $1.46 in dividends for a yield of 3.7%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $25.18 billion for 2010 vs. $24.88 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $1.84 billion for 2010 vs. $1.94 billion for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $2.61 billion for 2010 vs. $3.04 billion for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 1.09 1.06 -0.03 -2.61%
Dec-10 1.16 1.47 0.31 26.99%
Sep-10 1.13 1.71 0.58 51.17%
Jun-10 1.19 0.56 -0.63 -53.04%
Mar-10 1.11 1.18 0.07 6.68%

Radiant Systems Inc. (RADS) is a $1.13 billion market cap provider of technology solutions for managing site operations in the hospitality and retail industries. At the core of its solution portfolio is a point-of-sale (POS) solution, consisting of software and hardware that can be deployed as a touch-screen terminal, self-service kiosk or wireless handheld device. The company reported (basic) $0.15 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 1.79.

The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.22 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.21 and $0.23 per share. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 42.328 and the forward P/E ratio is 26.75. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.73. The price to sales ratio is 2.1.


In the last month, the stock has moved in price 4.23%, with a one year change of 5.6%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, Radiant Systems's performance is 18.22% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 24.08% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 17%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1478% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1479%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $346.41 million for 2010 vs. $287.47 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $21.82 million for 2010 vs. $-9.40 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $31.85 million for 2010 vs. $-0.33 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.20 0.23 0.03 15%
Dec-10 0.23 0.33 0.1 41.69%
Sep-10 0.23 0.29 0.06 23.77%
Jun-10 0.21 0.26 0.05 25.79%
Mar-10 0.15 0.17 0.02 12.06%

Cadence Design Systems Inc. (CDNS) is a $2.66 billion market cap company. Cadence develops electronic design automation (EDA), software, hardware, and silicon intellectual property (IP). Cadence licenses software and IP, sells or leases hardware technology and provides engineering and education services worldwide to help manage and accelerate electronics product development processes. The company reported (basic) $0.02 per share in earnings for the quarter ending April 2, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 1.2.

The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.08 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.08 and $0.08 per share. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 18.296 and the forward P/E ratio is 25.33. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 7.94. The price to sales ratio is 2.35.


In the last month, the stock has moved in price -11.19%, with a one year change of -14.48%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, Cadence's performance is 18.22% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 24.08% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 8.9%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.205% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.2353%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $935.95 million for 2010 vs. $852.63 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $126.54 million for 2010 vs. $-149.87 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $-28.97 million for 2010 vs. $-123.59 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.08 0.09 0.01 20%
Dec-10 0.04 0.07 0.03 59.09%
Sep-10 0.03 0.04 0.01 42.86%
Jun-10 0.03 0.07 0.04 118.75%
Mar-10 0.01 0.02 0.01 66.67%

Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (MXIM) is a $6.92 billion market cap company. Maxim designs, develops, manufactures and markets a range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, commonly referred to as analog circuits, for a large number of customers in diverse geographical locations. The company reported (basic) $0.46 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 26, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 2.82.

The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.42 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.39 and $0.44 per share. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 16.871 and the forward P/E ratio is 13.03. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.29. The price to sales ratio is 2.7.


In the last month, the stock has moved in price 6.64%, with a one year change of 7.57%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, Maxim Integrated's performance is 3.03% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 3.7% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 17.6%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2118% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1342%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $0.8 in dividends for a yield of 3.59%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $2.00 billion for 2010 vs. $1.65 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $125.14 million for 2010 vs. $10.46 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $292.05 million for 2010 vs. $17.38 million for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.41 0.4 -0.01 -1.36%
Dec-10 0.41 0.44 0.03 7.37%
Sep-10 0.38 0.43 0.05 14.33%
Jun-10 0.32 0.33 0.01 3.97%
Mar-10 0.27 0.27 0 0.00%

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) is a $26.46 billion market cap company. Automatic Data Processing is engaged in providing business outsourcing solutions. ADP offers a range of human resource (HR), payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source.

The company reported (basic) $0.85 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The Quick Ratio is 1.11.

The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.48 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.47 and $0.51 per share. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 21.702 and the forward P/E ratio is 19.55. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 3.7. The price to sales ratio is 2.27.


In the last month, the stock has moved in price 4.25%, with a one year change of 9.29%. Comparing to the S&P 500 price change, Automatic Data Processing's performance is 9.18% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and the one year difference is 15.13% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 1%. The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1263% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1189%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $1.34 in dividends for a yield of 2.72%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $8.93 billion for 2010 vs. $8.84 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $1.21 billion for 2010 vs. $1.33 billion for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $1.77 billion for 2010 vs. $1.83 billion for 2009.

Here is a look at reported earnings (some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS) compared to the mean estimate. Dollar differences are rounded to the nearest penny and percentage differences are rounded based on rounded dollar differences.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-YR Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.85 0.85 0 0.00%
Dec-10 0.61 0.62 0.01 1.72%
Sep-10 0.53 0.56 0.03 5.36%
Jun-10 0.42 0.42 0 0.00%
Mar-10 0.78 0.79 0.01 0.96%
Source: 10 Companies to Consider That Are Reporting Earnings on Thursday, Part IV