Earnings Preview: Exelon Reports Q4 Results Wednesday

| About: Exelon Corporation (EXC)

Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) is due to report earnings before the opening bell on January 25, 2012. Below we can see the results of Exelon over the last few earnings periods.

Exelon Corporation operates as a utility services holding company in the United States. The company primarily engages in the generation of electricity. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. EXC trades an average of 7 million shares per day.

52 Week High: $45.45
52 Week Low: $39.06
Book Value: $21.65
Float Short: 5.78%

On average, 12 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.24 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $1.12. A beat of $0.88 per share will top the estimated per share earnings.Analyst estimates range between $0.78 and $0.96 per share.

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For the same fiscal period year-over-year, revenue has improved to $18.64 billion for 2010 vs. $17.32 billion for 2009. The bottom line has falling earnings year-over-year of $2.56 billion for 2010 vs. $2.71 billion for 2009.The company's earnings before interest and taxes are falling, with an EBIT year-over-year of $4.73 billion for 2010 vs. $4.75 billion for 2009.

Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue:

paid2trade.com revenue gross bar chart for EXC

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

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Sep-11 $ 5.18 B $ 5.26 B $ 78.09 M 1.51%
Jun-11 $ 4.41 B $ 4.58 B $ 165.36 M 3.75%
Mar-11 $ 4.66 B $ 5.05 B $ 396.09 M 8.51%
Dec-10 $ 4.52 B $ 4.50 B $ -18.24 M -0.4%
Sep-10 $ 4.76 B $ 5.30 B $ 534.50 M 11.23%

M = millions, B = billions.
Differences are rounded.
Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS.

paid2trade.com Quarterly Estimates And Actual EPS results EXC
Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

The total short interest number of shares for EXC:

paid2trade.com short interest tool. The total short interest number of shares for EXC

The number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for EXC:

paid2trade.com number of days to cover short interest based on average daily trading volume for EXC

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