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Earnings Preview: Unilever, World Acceptance, Yandex, Xerox

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Thursday represents another day when a number of companies from multiple industries paint a picture of the market as a whole. The following five companies will each be reporting over the course of the day along with dozens of others.

Earnings Preview: Unilever, World Acceptance, Yandex, Xerox

Earnings Preview

Under Armour Inc (UA)

Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) engages in the development, marketing, and distribution of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth primarily in North America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The company offers its apparel in compression, fitted, and loose fit types to be worn in hot, cold, and in between the extremes. Its footwear products include football, baseball, lacrosse, softball and soccer cleats, slides, performance training footwear, running footwear, basketball footwear, and hunting boots.

Under Armour is set to more than double its earning year-over-year for the quarter its reporting on Thursday. Analysts are anticipation earnings of $0.14 for the quarter compared to $0.06. For the fiscal year, earnings are expected at $1.47 per share against $1.21 the year past.

Revenue estimates expect $448.89 million for the quarter up over 21 percent compared to the corresponding quarter a year ago. For the year, revenues are expected to reach $2.24 billion up 22.30 percent from the year prior when sales topped out at $1.83 billion.

Unilever N.V. (UN)

Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) operates as a fast-moving consumer goods company in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Turkey, Europe, and the Americas. The company operates through four segments: Personal Care, Foods, Refreshment, and Home Care. The Personal Care segment offers skincare and haircare products, deodorants, and oral care products. The Foods segment provides soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarine, and spreads. The Refreshment segment offers ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products, and nutritionally enhanced staples. The Home Care segment provides home care products, such as laundry tablets, powders and liquids, soap bars, and various cleaning products.

Unilever is not expected to present earnings for the quarter but analysts expect the company to show earnings of $2.24 for the fiscal year compared to $2.02 the year prior.

Revenue is expected to be $68.88 billion up 4.4 percent from the year fiscal year preceding when sales were $65.96 billion.

World Acceptance Corp. (WRLD)

World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD) engages in small-loan consumer finance business in the United States and Mexico. The companys products include short-term and medium-term loans, as well as related credit insurance, and ancillary products and services to individuals. It primarily offers consumer installment loans. The company also provides income tax return preparation and electronic filing services.

Analysts expect the company to show earnings for the quarter of $1.83 compared to the year-over-year quarter a year ago of $1.63 per share. For the year, earnings are expected to reach $9.06 per share, up significantly from the year before when it saw earnings of $7.88 per share.

Revenue is expected to rise 8.2 percent for the quarter and its corresponding quarter with of revenues of $143.71 million and $132.84 million. For the year and the year in arrears these numbers are expected to be $631.96 million compared to $583.72 million the year prior.

Yandex NV (YNDX)

Yandex NV (NASDAQ:YNDX), an Internet and technology company, operates an Internet search engine in Russia and internationally. The company offers a range of search, location-based, personalized, and mobile services that enable users to find information, and communicate and connect over the Internet from desktops and mobile devices; and localized homepages for specific geographic markets.

Yandex traded at its 52-week high for the bulk of trading hours today.

Earnings for Yandex are expected to come in at $8.26 for the quarter alone up significantly from a  year-over-year quarter that saw earnings at $6.15. For the year the company is looking at massive earnings of $35.08 per share up from $26.12 the year prior.

Revenue is expected to reach $9.16 billion for the quarter up over 35 percent from the corresponding quarter last year of $6.71 billion. For the fiscal year, sales are expected at $36.89 billion up 33.3 percent from the year prior when sales reached a then record $28.77 billion.

Xerox Corporation (XRX)

Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) provides business process and document management services worldwide. The companys Services segment offers various business process outsourcing services, including human resources services; finance and accounting services; healthcare payers and pharma; customer care services; technology-based transactional services for retail, travel, and non-healthcare insurance companies; government and transportation solutions; consulting solutions, revenue cycle management, and application services for healthcare providers; and government healthcare solutions.

Xerox closed Tuesday’s trading just cents off its 52-week high.

Earnings are expected to slip a bit from last year’s $0.26 per share and are now expected to come in at $0.24. For the year earnings are expected to rise to $1.10 share up from the prior year’s earnings of $1.03.

Revenue is expected to come in for the quarter at $5.5 billion down less that a percentage point for the year-over-year quarter when sales were $5.54 billion. For the fiscal year, expect sales to reach $22.35 billion but this number will be a touch off last year’s sales of $22.39 billion.


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