Weight Watchers International Inc (WTW) Earnings Preview For Tuesday
Weight Watchers International Inc (NYSE:WTW) is expected to report last fiscal quarter's results after the closing bell on February 14, 2012. Let's review how Weight Watchers International Inc has performed in recent quarters.
Who They Are:
Weight Watchers International, Inc. provides weight management services worldwide. It offers various services and products that are built upon its weight management plans comprising nutritional, exercise, and behavioral tools and approaches. The company was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Weight Watchers trades an average of 1.2 million shares per day and has a marketcap of $5.5 Billion.
52 Week High: $86.97
52 Week Low: $43.41
Book Value: $-6.40
Float Short: 23.48%
What To Expect:
On average, 7 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.22 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $1.09. Investors will be looking to top $0.87 per share based on the estimated mean earnings.
Wall Street is expecting results within $0.83 and $0.92 per share.
Here is a look at the fiscal year revenue for Weight Watchers International Inc.
Recent Stock and Valuation Performance:
The current trailing twelve months P/E ratio is 19.2. The forward P/E ratio is 16.33.
In the last month, the stock has increased in price 8.02%, and 78.44% from one year ago.
With a double digit gain compared to stocks in general, the stock shares did very well as compared to the overall stock market. When comparing to the S&P 500, the year up to date change is 27.10%.
The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $1.45 billion for 2010 vs. $1.40 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $194.24 million for 2010 vs. $177.34 million for 2009.The company's earnings before interest and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $390.35 million for 2010 vs. $356.65 million for 2009. Rising revenue along with rising earnings is a very good sign and what we want to see with our companies. Be sure to check the margins in the earnings release to make sure the bottom line is keeping up with the top line.
The short interest is relatively high at 23.48%.
Here is the last few quarters to get an idea how well they perform compared to estimates
Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.
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