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Ship Finance International Limit (NYSE:SFL) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on Thursday, August 25.

Overview

Ship Finance International Limited, through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of vessels and offshore related assets in Bermuda, Cyprus, Malta, Liberia, Norway, the United States, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the Marshall Islands. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Recent Price: $12.75

52 Week High: $23.07

52 Week Low: $11.44

Book Value: $10.73

Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.05 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.39. Investors will be looking to see a number north of $0.44 per share, based on the earnings estimates.In the last month, the stock has decreased in price -23.84 %, in the last quarter, it has returned -25.02%, with a one year change of -33.19%.

Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are -10.27% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, -25.90% vs. the S&P 500 from six months ago, and the year to date difference is -34.21% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

Annually, revenue is growing at a rate of -10.76%.

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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 $ 72.81 M $ 72.05 M $ -0.76 M -1.04%
Dec-10 $ 82.79 M $ 71.17 M $ -11.62 M -14.04%
Sep-10 $ 85.42 M $ 73.52 M $ -11.90 M -13.93%
Jun-10 $ 81.40 M $ 80.75 M $ -0.65 M -0.8%
Mar-10 $ 86.38 M $ 82.62 M $ -3.76 M -4.35%
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 0.44 0.39 -0.05 -11.36%
Dec-10 0.44 0.38 -0.06 -13.64%
Sep-10 0.47 0.46 -0.01 -2.13%
Jun-10 0.56 0.56 0 0.00%
Mar-10 0.58 0.53 -0.05 -8.62%
(Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

StealthGas Inc. (NASDAQ:GASS) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on Thursday, August 25.

Overview

GASS trades an average of 110 thousand shares per day. StealthGas Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership of a fleet of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers that provide international seaborne transportation services to LPG producers and users in Greece and internationally. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Athens, Greece.

Recent Price: $4.08

52 Week High: $8.80

52 Week Low: $3.40

Book Value: $14.59

On average, analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.01 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.16. The number to beat is $0.15 per share, based on the estimated mean earnings.The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 8.2. Looking at the price movement over the last month, the stock has fallen in price -11.80 %, in the last quarter, it has returned -11.92%, with a one year change of -12.92%.

Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are 3.91% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, -25.35% vs. the S&P 500 from six months ago, and the year to date difference is -42.03% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

Revenue year-over-year has decreased to $111.41 million for 2010 vs. $113.05 million for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $11.09 million for 2010 vs. $-13.31 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $23.02 million for 2010 vs. $1.29 million for 2009.

Annually, revenue is growing at a rate of -1.45%.

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

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Mar-11 $ 26.46 M $ 30.54 M $ 4.08 M 15.42%
Dec-10 $ 26.75 M $ 29.06 M $ 2.31 M 8.64%
Sep-10 $ 26.24 M $ 26.73 M $ 0.49 M 1.87%
Jun-10 $ 25.77 M $ 26.87 M $ 1.10 M 4.27%
Mar-10 $ 27.20 M $ 28.76 M $ 1.56 M 5.74%
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 0.16 0.16 0 0.00%
Dec-10 0.09 0.12 0.03 33.33%
Sep-10 0.09 0.05 -0.04 -44.44%
Jun-10 0.12 0.09 -0.03 -25%
Mar-10 0.12 0.14 0.02 16.67%
(Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

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

Source: Earnings Preview: Ship Finance, StealthGas Report Q2 Results Thursday