Between vehicle manufacturers Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), and Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG), JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU), technology company EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC), and retail giant Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Tuesday is a big day for earnings data. Here’s what to expect from those reports.

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Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F): Earnings from the auto maker are expected at 7 am EST on Tuesday. Analysts are looking for 26 cents per share on revenues of $32.9 billion for the three months. The company, which is undergoing a substantial recovery, has seen its shares do well in the last year, but investors are still not convinced the firm’s future is guaranteed.

In the last three months of 2011, the company posted earnings of 20 cents per share on revenues of $32.5 billion. If the company hits analysts targets for the fourth quarter, it is expected to post 2012 earnings of $1.34 per share, and total  revenues totaling $125 billion. Recovery in the auto industry, talked about repeatedly this January, will be measured by the earnings of the country’s biggest auto makers.

In 2011, the company earned $1.51 per share on revenues of $128 billion. Going forward, the most important important indicators for Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) going forward are demand from the United States, Europe and East Asia. Auto sales are up right now, but macroeconomic uncertainty means that is in no way guaranteed.

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG): The other side of the vehicle market, motorcycles, Harley-Davidson is expected to reveal earnings of 32 cents per share when it posts its fourth quarter earnings before the market opens on Tuesday. The iconic American company is expected to have taken in revenues of $976 million in the three-month period.

the third quarter of 2011 saw the company earn 24 cents per share on revenues of $1 billion. If the company meets the expectations of analysts, it will see earnings per share of $2.74 per share for 2012, compared to full year earnings of $2.33 in 2011. Revenues in 2012 are expected to come in at $4.9 billion, compared to $4.7 billion for 2011.

The company’s shares have performed well in the last twelve months, increasing by almost 20%. In the opening weeks of 2013, the company’s shares have increased by almost 9% in anticipation of Tuesday’s earnings report.  The important indication for the firm’s investors are its margins, and international demand for its products.

JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU): The domestic airline, JetBlue Airways Corporation is expected to post earnings of 2 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2012 when it announces earnings before the market opens on Tuesday. In the same quarter one year earlier, the company earned 8 cents per share on revenues of $1.1 billion.

For the full year of 2012, the company will earn 42 cents per share, if it hits analysts targets. 2011 earnings came in at 29 cents per share, on revenues of $4.5 billion. Revenues in 2012 are expected to come in at $5 billion. The domestic airline has been expanding steadily in recent years, but investors aren’t yet convinced.

In the last twelve months, JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) shares increase by just over 8%, lagging the S&P 500. In the opening weeks of 2013, the firm’s stocks increased by slightly more than 10%. Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit the company’s bottom line for the last three months, investors are anxious to see by exactly what magnitude.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC): Before the market opens on Tuesday morning, EMC Corporation will announce its earnings for the final three months of 2012. Analysts are looking for earnings per share of 52 cents, on quarterly revenues of $6 billion. In the same period ion 2011, the company posted earnings of 49 cents per share, on revenues for Q42011 of $5.6 billion.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) is one of the world’s largest providers of storage and services for enterprise and is expected to post full year 2012 earnings of $.68 per share, compared to earnings per share of $1.51 for the 2011. Revenue for 2012 is expected to come in at a total of $21.7 billion, compared to the 2011 total of $20 billion.

The company’s stock price has not not performed well in the last twelve months, declining by just over 2%. In the opening weeks of 2013 the firm’s shares are also down a fraction. Investors are looking for the company’s guidance to present details about how the company will expand its storage business in 2013, particularly regarding cloud computing.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN): One of the most highly anticipated earnings reports this week, the online retailer Amazon.com is expected to announce its earnings after the market closes on Tuesday. Analysts are expecting the company’s earnings to hit 30 cents per share for the fourth quarter.

Revenues for the period are expected to come in at $22.3 billion. The same period in 2011 saw the company post earnings of 38 cents per share, on revenues of $17.4 billion. For the full year 2012, analysts are expecting to see earnings of just 4 cents per share, owing to a large loss in the third quarter.

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) saw its P/E ratio spiral into the stratosphere in 2012. The metric currently stands at near 3,700, owing to low annual earnings, and an increasing share price. The company’s shares have increased by more than 40% in the last twelve months, and more than 10% since the start of 2013.


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