Company Earnings Previews to Watch This Week

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The AES Corp (NYSE:AES) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, February 27, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of 20 cents per share, a decline of 13% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 22 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has since dropped over the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.01 per share, a rise of 7.4% from last year.

Last quarter, the company missed estimates by 7 cents, coming in at profit of 17 cents per share versus a mean estimate of net income of 24 cents per share. In the second quarter, the company beat estimates by 4 cents. Analysts are bullish on this stock, with five analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and none rating it as a hold.

Competitors to Watch: DPL Inc. (NYSE:DPL), NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), Constellation Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE:CEG), Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais (NYSE:CIG), Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN), Enersis S.A. (NYSE:ENI), EDENOR S.A. (NYSE:EDN), Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK), Intl. Power plc (IPRPY), and Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (NYSE:EOC).

Calgon Carbon Corp (NYSE:CCC) will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, February 27, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for net income of 13 cents per share, a decline of 23.5% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 20 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It has since dropped over the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 72 cents per share, a decline of 4% from last year.

Last quarter, the company topped expectations by 3 cents, coming in at net income of 25 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 22 cents per share. This followed two straight quarters of missing estimates. On average, analysts predict $138.4 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 5.3% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $541.6 million for the year, a rise of 12.3% from last year’s revenue of $482.3 million.

Competitors to Watch: Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:ROC), Valhi, Inc. (NYSE:VHI), Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:KRO), Sensient Tech. Corp. (NYSE:SXT), TOR Minerals Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:TORM), Arch Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:ARJ).

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