Yahoo! Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

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S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) component Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) will unveil its latest earnings tomorrow, Monday, January 28, 2013. Yahoo is a digital media company that delivers personalized digital content and experiences across devices worldwide.

Yahoo Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for profit of 27 cents per share, a rise of 8% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $1.07 per share, a rise of 28.9% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 11 cents, coming in at profit of 35 cents a share versus the estimate of net income of 24 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.

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A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 977.5% to $3.16 billion ($2.64 a share) from $293.3 million (23 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue fell 1.2% to $1.2 billion from $1.22 billion.

Here’s how Yahoo! traded following its last earnings report 3 months ago and leading up to its upcoming earnings report this week:

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