Earnings Preview: Gannett, Halliburton, Hasbro, McDonald’s

Earnings Preview: Gannett, Halliburton, Hasbro, McDonald’s

While this week saw the beginning of earnings season in earnest, we’re certainly not done yet with some of the big kids still set to report next week. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and others will each be reporting so let’s take a look at analysts’ expectations.

Earnings Preview: Gannett, Halliburton, Hasbro, McDonald's

Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI) earnings estimates

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) operates as a media and marketing solutions company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Publishing, Digital, and Broadcasting. The Publishing Segment operates 82 U.S. daily publications with affiliated online sites, including USA TODAY.

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While Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) opened at a 52 week high today, it’s seen nearly a 2% drop since. A touch ironic given positive expectations when it reports on Monday.

Analysts project a profit of $0.59 a share, a rise from $0.56 per share year-over-year. Earnings per share are anticipated at $2.51 for the fiscal year up significantly from $2.21 the year past.

Revenue is projected to beat the year-earlier total of $1.31 billion by 2%, finishing at $1.33 billion for the quarter. For the year, revenue is projected to roll in at $5.27 billion up 1.70% from last years revenue of $5.27 billion.

Halliburton Company (HAL)

Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) provides a range of services and products for the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas amongst other things. While analysts expect profits to drop on Monday, the Department of Energy’s report on “fracking” is certainly one of the reasons that Halliburton is presently trading at a 52-week high.

Analysts are expecting Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) to come in with earnings of $0.72 per share, 10% less than a year ago when it reported earnings of $0.80 per share. Analysts are expecting earnings of $3.18 per share for the fiscal year up from $2.99 the year prior.

Revenue is projected to be less than a percent above the year-earlier total of $7.23 billion at $7.25 billion for the quarter. For the year, revenue is projected to come in at $29.62 billion, up 3.5% from the year before when sales were $28.5 billion.

Hasbro Inc. (HAS)

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) together with its subsidiaries, provides children and family leisure time products and services worldwide. Its product offerings encompass various toys, including boys’ action figures, vehicles and play sets, girls’ toys, electronic toys, plush products, preschool toys and infant products, electronic interactive products, and creative play and toy-related specialty products; and games comprising action, board, card, electronic, trading card, and role-playing games.

Despite the fact that analysts expect good things from Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) on Monday the stock is down nearly 2 percent in today’s trading.

Analysts are expecting the company to book a profit of $0.35 a share, up from $0.33 a year ago. The consensus estimate has gone up from 31 cents, over the past three months. Analysts are projecting earnings of $2.96 per share for the fiscal year compared to $2.81 the year prior.

Analysts project revenue to fall 2% year-over-year to $794.7 million for the quarter, after being $811.5 million a year ago. For the year, revenue is expected to come in at $4.12 billion up a touch from $4.09 billion the year past.

McDonald’s Corp. (MCD)

McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) franchises and operates McDonald’s restaurants in the United States, Europe, the Asia/Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Canada, and Latin America. Its restaurants offer various food items, soft drinks, coffee, and other beverages, as well as breakfast menus. As of December 31, 2012, the company operated 34,480 restaurants in 119 countries, of which 27,882 were franchised or licensed.

Coming off a recent announcement that they would finally enter Vietnam this year, McDonald’s is nearly unchanged in trading today but looking like it may return to its highest trading point in a year soon.

Analysts are looking for McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) to earn $1.40 per share on Monday up from the year-over-year quarter when it showed earnings of $1.32. For the fiscal year expect McDonald’s to show earnings of $6.23 up considerably from last year when it showed earnings of $5.69.

Revenue for the quarter is expected at $7.10 billion up 2.6% from year-over-year earnings of $6.92 billion. For the fiscal year analysts expect revenue to reach $28.47 billion up 3.3% from the $27.57 billion in sales it did last year.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB), together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide. While analysts are expecting good things when Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) posts earnings on Monday, its stock is trading largely unchanged today.

The consensus estimate is calling for profit of $1.39 a share, reflecting a rise from $1.30 per share a year ago. While estimates have fallen in the last 30 days, they have simply returned to what analysts expected three months ago. For the fiscal year, analysts are projecting earnings of $5.72 per share up from $5.25 the year prior.

Revenue is projected to be $5.34 billion for the quarter, 1% above the year-earlier total of $5.27 billion. For the year, revenue is projected to roll in at $21.32 billion up 1.2% from when it reported sales of $21.06 billion the year before this.

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