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Saks Incorporated (NYSE:SKS) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on Tuesday, August 16.

Overview

SKS trades an average of 3.24 million shares per day, and has a market cap of $1.42 billion.
The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Industry: Retail (Department & Discount)
Recent Price: $8.74
52 Week High: $12.97
52 Week Low: $6.60
Book Value: $7.25

On average, 6 analysts are expecting $-0.09 per share, a drop of $-0.26 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.17. Investors will be looking to see a number north of $-0.09 per share, based on the earnings estimates. Analyst estimates range between $-0.1 and $-0.08 per share. The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 24.86.

Investors have been rewarded with an increase of year-over-year revenue. Revenue reported was $2.79 billion for 2011 vs. $2.63 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $47.846 million for 2011 vs. $-57.92 million for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $90.10 million for 2011 vs. $-54.49 million for 2010.

Revenue growth is at an annual rate of 6.08%.

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Apr-11 $ 725.46 M $ 726.00 M $ 0.54 M 0.07%
Jan-11 $ 859.71 M $ 866.33 M $ 6.62 M 0.77%
Oct-10 $ 655.97 M $ 658.83 M $ 2.86 M 0.44%
Jul-10 $ 585.07 M $ 593.15 M $ 8.08 M 1.38%
Apr-10 $ 662.02 M $ 667.44 M $ 5.42 M 0.82%

M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Apr-11 0.16 0.17 0.01 6.25%
Jan-11 0.08 0.13 0.05 62.5%
Oct-10 0.03 0.06 0.03 100%
Jul-10 -0.17 -0.13 0.04 NA%
Apr-10 0.05 0.12 0.07 140%

(Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

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