RealD Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

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RealD, Inc. (NYSE:RLD) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, May 31, 2012. RealD is a global licensor of 3D technologies for commercial and home theaters.

RealD, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net loss of 8 cents per share, a swing from profit of 8 cents in the year-earlier quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from a loss of 10 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved up. It has been unchanged at a loss of 8 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of 49 cents per share, a swing from a loss of 29 cents last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company has beaten estimates the last four quarters and is coming off a quarter where it topped forecasts by 11 cents, reporting profit of 5 cents per share against a mean estimate of net loss of 6 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a decline of 19.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $47 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are optimistic about this stock, with eight analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, the company swung to a profit of $2.8 million (5 cents a share) from a loss of $16.6 million (34 cents) a year earlier, beating analyst estimates. Revenue fell 15.2% to $49 million from $57.8 million.

Key Stats:

On the top line, the company is looking to rebound after a revenue drop last quarter. Revenue rose 34.7% in the the second quarter after dropping in the third quarter.

Stock Price Performance: Between March 29, 2012 and May 25, 2012, the stock price had fallen $1.57 (-12%), from $13.04 to $11.47. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 12, 2012 and March 16, 2012, when shares rose for five straight days, increasing 9.2% (+$1.05) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between August 29, 2011 and September 9, 2011 when shares fell for nine straight days, dropping 15.9% (-$2.37) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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