Companies to Consider That Are Reporting Earnings on Wednesday (Part II)

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 |  Includes: GTATQ, RRD, SE, SWC, TSO
by: Robert Weinstein

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Continuing on with earnings in part II, we have stocks ranging from 5.3 million shares traded daily to around 2.7 million traded.

Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC) is a $1.58 billion market cap company that trades an average of 5.38 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Columbus, Montana.

Industry: Metal Mining
Recent Price: $15.30
52 Week High: $25.90
52 Week Low: $12.47
Book Value: $6.11

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The company reported (basic) $0.35 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 2.14. 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 $15.30, the price is currently below the 200 day moving average of 20.62, and below the 60 day moving average of 19.17. The Quick Ratio is 4.25(generally the higher the better). The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.42 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.38 and $0.46 per share.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 21.55 and the forward P/E ratio is 8.6. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 3.63. The price to sales ratio is 3.81.

The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0133% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0053%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $555.88 million for 2010 vs. $394.43 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $50.37 million for 2010 vs. $-8.66 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $54.71 million for 2010 vs. $4.29 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 40.93%.

GT Solar International, Inc. (SOLR) is a $1.73 billion market cap company that trades an average of 4.47 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Industry: Semiconductors
Recent Price: $13.61
52 Week High: $17.50
52 Week Low: $6.10
Book Value: $1.61

The company reported (basic) $0.4 per share in earnings for the quarter ending April 2, 2011. At $13.61, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 10.88, and above the 60 day moving average of 13.57. The Quick Ratio is 1.29. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.31 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.3 and $0.32 per share.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 11 and the forward P/E ratio is 6.96. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 7.26. The price to sales ratio is 1.63.

The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1212% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0995%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $898.98 million for 2010 vs. $544.25 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $174.76 million for 2010 vs. $87.26 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $273.30 million for 2010 vs. $143.96 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 65.18%.

Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO) is a $3.49 billion market cap company that trades an average of 3.83 million shares per day. The company was founded in 1939 and is based in San Antonio, Texas.

Industry: Oil & Gas Operations
Recent Price: $24.30
52 Week High: $28.74
52 Week Low: $10.77
Book Value: $23.18

The company reported (basic) $0.76 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.35. At $24.30, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 21.24, and above the 60 day moving average of 23.22. The Quick Ratio is 0.67. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $1.32 per share. Analyst estimates range between $1.13 and $1.71 per share.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 14.81 and the forward P/E ratio is 8.1. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 0.81. The price to sales ratio is 0.13.

The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.0441% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.0661%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $20.58 billion for 2010 vs. $16.87 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $-29.00 million for 2010 vs. $-140.00 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $140.00 million for 2010 vs. $-57.00 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 22%.

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 0.70 0.74 0.04 5.8%
Dec-10 -0.06 -0.13 -0.07 NA%
Sep-10 0.47 0.51 0.04 8.21%
Jun-10 0.19 0.3 0.11 54.24%
Mar-10 -0.86 -0.97 -0.11 NA%
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Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE:SE) is a $17.56 billion market cap company that trades an average of 2.76 million shares per day. On average, analysts expect an improvement of $0.05 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Industry: Natural Gas Utilities
Recent Price: $27.03
52 Week High: $29.24
52 Week Low: $20.19
Book Value: $13.04

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 16.78 and the forward P/E ratio is 14.53. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 2.08. The price to sales ratio is 3.28.

The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.2059% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1709%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $1 in dividends for a yield of 3.85%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $4.95 billion for 2010 vs. $4.55 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $1.05 billion for 2010 vs. $849.00 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $1.67 billion for 2010 vs. $1.48 billion for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 8.63%.

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 0.52 0.54 0.02 3.13%
Dec-10 0.40 0.47 0.07 17.71%
Sep-10 0.32 0.31 -0.01 -3.88%
Jun-10 0.29 0.27 -0.02 -7.38%
Mar-10 0.47 0.53 0.06 12.48%
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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ:RRD) is a $3.9 billion market cap company that trades an average of 2.46 million shares per day. Analysts estimates on average expect a drop of $-0.14 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results. The company was founded in 1864 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
Industry: Printing Services
Recent Price: $18.76
52 Week High: $21.34
52 Week Low: $14.87
Book Value: $10.78

The company reported (basic) $0.16 per share in earnings for the quarter ending March 31, 2011. The stock trades at a Beta of 1.99. At $18.76, the price is currently above the 200 day moving average of 18.58, and below the 60 day moving average of 19.84. The Quick Ratio is 1.32. The next reporting quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.51 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.5 and $0.53 per share.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 19.39 and the forward P/E ratio is 8.4. The stock has a price to book ratio (ttm) of 1.65. The price to sales ratio is 0.37.

The last fiscal year had accounts receivable to sales percentage of 0.1968% compared to the same period a year earlier of 0.1764%. For the trailing twelve months, investors received $1.03 in dividends for a yield of 5.53%.

The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $10.02 billion for 2010 vs. $9.86 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $221.70 million for 2010 vs. $-27.30 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $555.50 million for 2010 vs. $344.30 million for 2009.

The annual growth rate of revenue is 1.64%.

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 0.37 0.33 -0.04 -10.81%
Dec-10 0.46 0.51 0.05 10.87%
Sep-10 0.43 0.44 0.01 1.38%
Jun-10 0.36 0.47 0.11 31.47%
Mar-10 0.30 0.33 0.03 11.49%
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Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.