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bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ:BEBE) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on Thursday, August 25.

Overview

bebe stores, inc. engages in the design, development, and production of women's apparel and accessories. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Brisbane, California.

Recent Price: $6.05

52 Week High: $8.25

52 Week Low: $5.41

Book Value: $4.18

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.07 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $-0.03. Investors will be looking to top $0.04 per share, based on the estimated mean earnings.

Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has fallen in price -21.43 %, in the last quarter, it has returned 4.49%, with a one year change of 0.50%.

Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are -7.43% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, 17.12% vs. the S&P 500 from six months ago, and the year to date difference is 11.73% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

Revenue year-over-year has decreased to $508.97 million for 2010 vs. $603 million for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $-5.17 million for 2010 vs. $12.64 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are falling with an EBIT year-over-year of $-11.11 million for 2010 vs. $9.88 million for 2009.

Annually, revenue is growing at a rate of -15.59%.

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

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Mar-11 $ 102.46 M $ 109.49 M $ 7.03 M 6.86%
Dec-10 $ 136.52 M $ 136.21 M $ -0.31 M -0.23%
Sep-10 $ 114.80 M $ 117.90 M $ 3.10 M 2.7%
Jun-10 $ 123.44 M $ 127.42 M $ 3.98 M 3.22%
Mar-10 $ 109.08 M $ 114.40 M $ 5.32 M 4.88%
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 %
Mar-11 -0.03 -0.03 0 NA%
Dec-10 0.02 0.02 0 0.00%
Sep-10 -0.01 -0.01 0 NA%
Jun-10 0.01 0.02 0.01 100%
Mar-10 -0.02 -0.06 -0.04 NA%
(Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

Source: Earnings Preview: bebe stores Reports Q4 Results Thursday