More companies are due to report their earnings after closing bell on Monday. We’re expecting reports from The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Zillow Inc (NASDAQ:Z), WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD), Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) and SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE:SD).
The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)
Analysts are expecting The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) to report earnings of 76 cents per share on revenue of $10.5 billion for the company’s most recently completed quarter. Four of the company’s last five earnings reports were positive surprises. However, in January the company was said to be looking into various methods of cost savings, including the possibility of laying off employees. Nonetheless, shares of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) have gained more than 25 percent since the beginning of the year.
Zillow Inc (NASDAQ:Z)
A consensus of analysts polled by Bloomberg Businessweek indicates that Zillow Inc (NASDAQ:Z) is expected to report losses of 3 cents per share on revenue of $37.4 million for the first three months of the year. The company has posted steady revenue growth over the last five consecutive quarters, and in four of the last five quarters, its earnings have been significant positive surprises. In the same quarter a year ago, the company bested Bloomberg Businessweek’s consensus estimate by more than 200 percent.
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WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD)
Consensus estimates for WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) indicate that analysts expect the company to report losses of approximately 7 cents per share on $107 million in revenue for the first quarter of the year. The company’s earnings were negative surprises in the first two quarters of last year. In fact, in three of the last five quarters, the company posted losses. WebMD’s revenue has grown steadily over the last four quarters.
WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) gained as much as 3.58 percent in trading on Friday, likely because of the company’s positive guidance in February. At the time of that release, the company’s stock jumped 22 percent.
Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP)
Bloomberg Businessweek’s consensus estimates for Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) are earnings of 46 cents on revenue of $224 million for the company’s most recently completed quarter. The company’s earnings were positive surprises in the last four quarters. Its revenue grew steadily from the fourth quarter of 2011 through the third quarter of 2012 before dropping off significantly in the fourth quarter of 201. In the same quarter last year, the company reported revenue of $184 million and 35 cents in earnings per share.
Shares of Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) rose as much as 3 percent in trading Friday. The online travel company announced Friday that it would license TomTom’s global geocoder services to provide more precise information to help its users more easily locate the hotels or restaurants they visit and leave reviews for them.
SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE:SD)
Analysts are predicting that SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE:SD) will report losses of 5 cents per share on $477 million in revenue for its most recently completed quarter. The company’s quarterly revenues grew steadily from the fourth quarter of 2011 through the third quarter of 2012. Then they took a big leap over the billion dollar mark in the fourth quarter of last year. The company does have a history of big positive earnings surprises. In the first quarter of last year, it surprised by more than 110 percent. Then in the following quarter, it surprised by over 500 percent.
SandRidge Energy Inc. (NYSE:SD) announced in March that it had made an agreement with activist investment firm TPG-Axon Capital after a heated battle between them. As a result of the agreement, the firm now holds almost half the seats on SandRidge’s board. It now hopes to turn the energy company around.