Companies to Consider That Are Reporting Earnings on Tuesday Part II

|
 |  Includes: ACAS, ARIA, GGP, LNC, NI, NLC, RDN, TMUS, XCO, XL
by: Robert Weinstein

<< Return to Part I

This is Part II of earnings being reported on Tuesday. There are quite a few market moving stocks reporting earnings. It is not hard to tell we are still in earnings season.

Nalco Holding Company (NYSE:NLC) is a $4.9 billion market cap company that trades an average of 5.34 million shares per day. Nalco Holding Company was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois.

Industry: Chemical Manufacturing
Recent Price: $35.38
52 Week High: $37.34
52 Week Low: $21.98
Book Value: $6.19

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The company reported (basic) $0.85 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.36. During earnings season, Beta generally will increase. A Beta of 1 moves up and down with the market at an equal pace (equal amount of "volatility" as the overall market). Companies with a Beta of less than 1 have a history of relative price stability. Companies with a Beta over 1 have a history of relatively larger price swings compared to the overall market. At $35.38, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 28.65, and above the 60 day moving average of 28.93. The Quick Ratio is 1.29(generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.38 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.32 and $0.44 per share.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 17.09 and the forward P/E ratio is 17.01. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 6.39. The price to sales ratio is 1.05.

The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1801% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1818%. For the trailing 12 months, investors received $0.14 in dividends for a yield of 0.4%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $4.25 billion for 2010 vs. $3.75 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $196.20 million for 2010 vs. $60.50 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $577.70 million for 2010 vs. $403.90 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 13.44%.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

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-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.31 0.26 -0.05 -16.13%
Dec-10 0.41 0.56 0.15 36.35%
Sep-10 0.40 0.42 0.02 4.97%
Jun-10 0.34 0.41 0.07 20.41%
Mar-10 0.25 0.31 0.06 24.85%
Click to enlarge

EXCO Resources Inc (NYSE:XCO) is a $3.41 billion market cap company that trades an average of 4.75 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Industry: Oil & Gas Operations
Recent Price: $16.30
52 Week High: $21.04
52 Week Low: $13.25
Book Value: $7.32

The company reported (basic) $0.1 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.38. At $16.30, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 19.04, and below the 60 day moving average of 18.48. The Quick Ratio is 1.79. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.17 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.14 and $0.19 per share.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 6.09 and the forward P/E ratio is 15.06. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.72. The price to sales ratio is 8.13.

The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2258% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1149%. For the trailing 12 months, investors received $0.14 in dividends for a yield of 1%.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $515.23 million for 2010 vs. $585.84 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $671.93 million for 2010 vs. $-496.80 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $556.20 million for 2010 vs. $-591.23 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -12.05%.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

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-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.11 0.13 0.02 21.5%
Dec-10 0.15 0.11 -0.04 -28.66%
Sep-10 0.15 0.16 0.01 4.64%
Jun-10 0.13 0.11 -0.02 -15.38%
Mar-10 0.19 0.25 0.06 31.58%
Click to enlarge

XL Group plc (NYSE:XL) is a $6.57 billion market cap company that trades an average of 3.82 million shares per day. The company was formerly known as XL Capital Ltd and changed its name to XL Group plc in July 2010. XL Group plc was founded in 1986 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

Industry: Insurance (Prop. & Casualty)
Recent Price: $20.69
52 Week High: $25.43
52 Week Low: $17.16
Book Value: $30.19

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The company reported (basic) $0.73 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 2.63. At $20.69, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 22.33, and below the 60 day moving average of 22.14. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.48 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.42 and $0.54 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 32.33 and the forward P/E ratio is 9.53. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 0.69. The price to sales ratio is 1.15.

For the trailing 12 months, investors received $0.63 in dividends for a yield of 2.07%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $6.40 billion for 2010 vs. $6.19 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $585.47 million for 2010 vs. $206.61 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $911.73 million for 2010 vs. $436.03 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 3.31%.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

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-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 -0.45 -0.52 -0.07 NA%
Dec-10 0.67 0.74 0.07 10.32%
Sep-10 0.62 0.52 -0.1 -15.52%
Jun-10 0.65 0.71 0.06 9.69%
Mar-10 0.23 0.44 0.21 90.06%
Click to enlarge

American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS) is a $3.43 billion market cap company that trades an average of 3.74 million shares per day. American Capital, Ltd. was founded in 1986 and is based in Bethesda, Maryland with additional offices in United States, Europe, and Asia.

Industry: Investment Services
Recent Price: $9.85
52 Week High: $10.85
52 Week Low: $4.79
Book Value: $11.97

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The company reported (basic) $1.25 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 2.41. At $9.85, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 8.75, and above the 60 day moving average of 9.68. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.2 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.18 and $0.21 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 8.35 and the forward P/E ratio is 11.32. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 0.68. The price to sales ratio is 5.91.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $423.00 million for 2010 vs. $441.00 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $998.00 million for 2010 vs. $-910.00 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -4.08%.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

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-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.18 0.19 0.01 3.09%
Dec-10 0.17 0.19 0.02 12.09%
Sep-10 0.16 0.17 0.01 9.54%
Jun-10 0.14 0.09 -0.05 -35.06%
Mar-10 0.08 0.17 0.09 105.31%
Click to enlarge

Radian Group Inc. (NYSE:RDN) is a $447.26 million market cap company that trades an average of 3.69 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This stock has a chart that only a mother could love (or someone short the stock). This one is going to have to beat on at least two quarters before investors are going to take this one serious again.

Industry: Insurance (Prop. & Casualty)
Recent Price: $3.31
52 Week High: $10.12
52 Week Low: $3.25
Book Value: $7.31

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The company reported (basic) $0.78 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 2.95. At $3.31, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 6.56, and below the 60 day moving average of 4.32.

The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.08. The price to sales ratio is 2.22.

For the trailing 12 months, investors received $0.01 in dividends for a yield of 0.3%.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $417.47 million for 2010 vs. $1.31 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $-1,805.87 million for 2010 vs. $-147.88 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $-1,594.35 million for 2010 vs. $-275.51 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -68.21%.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

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-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 -0.49 -0.79 -0.3 NA%
Dec-10 -1.09 -1.18 -0.09 NA%
Sep-10 -0.66 -0.28 0.38 NA%
Jun-10 -0.75 -4.31 -3.56 NA%
Mar-10 -0.83 -2.85 -2.02 NA%
Click to enlarge

MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (PCS) is a $5.9 billion market cap company that trades an average of 3.64 million shares per day. The company is headquartered in Richardson, Texas. Unlike the last stock, I am bullish with Metro PCS. This is a stock that I will be watching closely on Tuesday for a long entry.

Recent Price: $16.29
52 Week High: $18.79
52 Week Low: $8.25
Book Value: $7.35

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The company reported (basic) $0.16 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 0.72. At $16.29, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 14.62, and below the 60 day moving average of 17.24. The Quick Ratio is 1.79. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.27 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.16 and $0.33 per share.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 25.86 and the forward P/E ratio is 12.25. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.77. The price to sales ratio is 1.11.

The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0143% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0148%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $4.07 billion for 2010 vs. $3.48 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $193.42 million for 2010 vs. $176.84 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $718.90 million for 2010 vs. $535.29 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 16.92%.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

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-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.19 0.15 -0.04 -20.93%
Dec-10 0.16 0.21 0.05 27.89%
Sep-10 0.22 0.22 0 0.00%
Jun-10 0.13 0.22 0.09 67.17%
Mar-10 0.06 0.06 0 0.00%
Click to enlarge


Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) is a $1.57 billion market cap company that trades an average of 3.45 million shares per day. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Industry: Biotechnology & Drugs
Recent Price: $11.89
52 Week High: $13.50
52 Week Low: $3.07
Book Value: $0.40

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The company reported (basic) $0.29 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.19. At $11.89, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 7.04, and above the 60 day moving average of 10.27. The Quick Ratio is 6.41.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 18.02. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 9.13. The price to sales ratio is 3.27.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $178.98 million for 2010 vs. $8.30 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $85.25 million for 2010 vs. $-80.01 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $104.90 million for 2010 vs. $-72.03 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 2055.87%.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

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-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 -0.13 -0.29 -0.16 NA%
Dec-10 -0.14 -0.25 -0.11 NA%
Sep-10 -0.12 -0.18 -0.06 NA%
Jun-10 -0.02 1.35 1.37 NA%
Mar-10 -0.17 -0.21 -0.04 NA%
Click to enlarge

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) is a $5.7 billion market cap company that trades an average of 3.16 million shares per day. This one has been added to my list for a possible short. If NiSource gives any negative surprises, it may be a very bloody day for investors. It would equally be a good one to look at options for protection against a downside move.

Industry: Electric Utilities
Recent Price: $20.26
52 Week High: $21.37
52 Week Low: $16.31
Book Value: $17.91

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The company reported (basic) $0.73 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 0.87. At $20.26, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 18.79, and above the 60 day moving average of 20.07. The Quick Ratio is 0.55. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.14 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.03 and $0.21 per share.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 19.11 and the forward P/E ratio is 14.07. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1. The price to sales ratio is 0.77.

The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1932% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1363%. For the trailing 12 months, investors received $0.92 in dividends for a yield of 4.52%.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $6.42 billion for 2010 vs. $6.65 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $292.00 million for 2010 vs. $217.70 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $921.30 million for 2010 vs. $801.00 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -3.44%.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

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-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.72 0.71 -0.01 -1.39%
Dec-10 0.34 0.33 -0.01 -2.94%
Sep-10 0.06 0.04 -0.02 -36.2%
Jun-10 0.09 0.13 0.04 37.57%
Mar-10 0.68 0.72 0.04 6.09%
Click to enlarge

Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) is a $8.3 billion market cap company that trades an average of 3.16 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1904 and is headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania.

Industry: Insurance (Life)
Recent Price: $26.50
52 Week High: $32.68
52 Week Low: $20.65
Book Value: $41.76

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The company reported (basic) $1.08 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 2.55. At $26.50, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 28.29, and below the 60 day moving average of 28.06. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.94 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.88 and $0.97 per share.

The current trailing 12 months (ttm) P/E ratio is 9.36 and the forward P/E ratio is 6.26. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 0.84. The price to sales ratio is 1.03.

For the trailing 12 months, investors received $0.13 in dividends for a yield of 0.75%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $10.41 billion for 2010 vs. $8.50 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $813.00 million for 2010 vs. $-520.00 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $1.53 billion for 2010 vs. $-324.00 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 22.44%.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

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-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.92 1.08 0.16 17.48%
Dec-10 0.88 0.92 0.04 4.1%
Sep-10 0.87 0.63 -0.24 -27.33%
Jun-10 0.82 0.86 0.04 5.44%
Mar-10 0.86 0.83 -0.03 -3.09%
Click to enlarge

General Growth Properties, Inc (NYSE:GGP) is a $16.11 billion market cap company that trades an average of 3.05 million shares per day. General Growth Properties, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

Industry: Real Estate Operations
Recent Price: $16.84
52 Week High: $17.43
52 Week Low: $10.40
Book Value: $10.36

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The company reported (basic) $0.73 per share in earnings for the quarter ending September 30, 2010. The stock trades at a Beta of 3.73. At $16.84, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 15.79, and above the 60 day moving average of 16.39.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

The forward P/E ratio is 17.36. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 4.39. The price to sales ratio is 1.15.

The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1288% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1146%. For the trailing 12 months, investors received $0.19 in dividends for a yield of 2.4%.

The company has falling revenue year-over-year of $3.14 billion for 2010 vs. $3.36 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $-1,284.69 million for 2010 vs. $4.72 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $-161.33 million for 2010 vs. $1.23 billion for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is -6.71%.

Click to enlarge
(Click to enlarge)

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-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.28 0.22 -0.06 -20.15%
Dec-10 -0.91 0.25 1.16 NA%
Sep-10 0.40 0.45 0.05 12.5%
Dec-09 0.56 -1.29 -1.85 NA%
Sep-09 0.52 0.57 0.05 9.26%
Click to enlarge

I use a proprietary blend of technical analysis, financial crowd behavior, and fundamentals in my short-term trades, and while not totally the same in longer swing trades to investments, the concepts used are similar. You may want to use this article as a starting point of your own research with your financial planner. I use Seeking Alpha, Edgar Online, Google Finance, MSN Money, CNBC, Zacks and Yahoo Finance for most of my data. I use the "confirmed" symbols from earnings.com that I believe to be of the most interest. I also often include some that are not "confirmed" but are "Proposed" for the same day. The numbers are only as good as the sources. Many of the ADRs that are relatively new provide a special challenge that can be very time consuming to figure out the "best" number. Chinese ADRs that are new seem to be especially prone to conflicts with Reuters, EDGAR Online, and other sources.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Continue to Part III >>