Earnings Preview: Urban Outfitters Inc (URBN), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO), Dollar General Corp (DG)

  @moranzhang on March 07 2014 6:52 AM
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Shoppers are pictured outside a Urban Outfitters store in Pasadena, California August 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

For all of 2014, some sectors will still be playing catch-up. Capital IQ consensus estimates project all but Telecom Services to increase earnings per share by less than that forecast for the S&P 500.

From month-end February 2009 until the end of 2013, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) recorded a 151 percent price gain that was below its 175 percent recovery in EPS from the trough quarter in the third quarter of 2009 until the fourth quarter of 2013, according to Sam Stovall, S&P Capital IQ's chief equity strategist.

The S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary, Energy, Financials, Materials and Info Technology sectors also saw price gains that were equal to or less than the growth in EPS during the same periods. On the other hand, price increases far outpaced EPS growth for the Consumer Staples, Health Care, Industrials Telecom Services and Utilities sectors, Stovall added.

S&P Capital IQ maintains its bullish bias for the S&P 500 as it continues to climb into all-time high territory.

We ran a screen and produced a list of 10 notable companies set to report their earnings March 10-14. We have highlighted their expected reporting dates and times, along with analysts’ earnings-per-share (fully reported) and revenue estimates from Reuters, as well as the stocks' trailing 12-month performances.

Monday After Markets Close, or AMC:

Novavax, Inc. (NASDAQ:NVAX) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. The company has a market capitalization of $1.29 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 8 cents a share on revenue of $6.22 million in the fourth-quarter of fiscal year 2013, compared with a loss of 6 cents a share on revenue of $4.57 million in the year-ago period. Novavax Inc. is trading at around $6.24 a share. In the past 12 months, the stock has gained 238.0 percent.

FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FCEL) is an integrated fuel cell company. The company has a market capitalization of $623.33 million. It is expected to report a loss of 4 cents a share on revenue of $43.44 million in the first-quarter of fiscal year 2014, compared with a loss of 7 cents a share on revenue of $36.36 million in the year-ago period. FuelCell Energy Inc. is trading at around $3.03 a share. In the past 12 months, the stock has gained 181.5 percent.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (NASDAQ:URBN) is a lifestyle specialty retail company. The company has a market capitalization of $5.50 billion. It is expected to report FY 2014 fourth-quarter EPS of 56 cents on revenue of $927.71 million, compared with a profit of 56 cents a share on revenue of $856.83 million in the year-ago period. Urban Outfitters Inc. is trading at around $37.25 a share. In the past 12 months, the stock has lost 8.4 percent.

Tuesday Before Markets Open, or BMO:

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE:AEO) is a specialty retailer. The company has a market capitalization of $2.77 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 fourth-quarter EPS of 26 cents on revenue of $1.03 billion, compared with a profit of 47 cents a share on revenue of $1.12 billion in the year-ago period. American Eagle Outfitters is trading at around $14.35 a share. In the past 12 months, the stock has lost 29.1 percent.

Dicks Sporting Goods Inc (NYSE:DKS) is a sports and fitness specialty omni-channel retailer offering a range of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The company has a market capitalization of $6.75 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.11 on revenue of $1.93 billion, compared with a profit of $1.03 a share on revenue of $1.81 billion in the year-ago period. Dicks Sporting Goods Inc. is trading at around $53.74 a share. In the past 12 months, the stock has gained 6.2 percent.

Tuesday AMC:

VeriFone Systems Inc (NYSE:PAY) is engaged in the secure electronic payment solutions. The company has a market capitalization of $3.31 billion. It is expected to report a loss of 5 cents a share on revenue of $429.58 million in the first-quarter of fiscal year 2014, compared with a profit of 11 cents a share on revenue of $429.65 million in the year-ago period. VeriFone Systems Inc. is trading at around $30.05 a share. In the past 12 months, the stock has gained 43.5 percent.

Wednesday BMO:

Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) is a specialty apparel and accessory retailer offering both women's and men's merchandise. The company has a market capitalization of $1.53 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 fourth-quarter EPS of 59 cents on revenue of $722.02 million, compared with a profit of 75 cents a share on revenue of $728.71 million in the year-ago period. Express Inc. is trading at around $18.19 a share. In the past 12 months, the stock has lost 3.4 percent.

Thursday BMO:

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) is a discount retailer. The company has a market capitalization of $19.04 billion. It is expected to report FY 2013 fourth-quarter EPS of $1.02 on revenue of $4.63 billion, compared with a profit of 97 cents a share on revenue of $4.21 billion in the year-ago period. Dollar General Corp. is trading at around $59.46 a share. In the past 12 months, the stock has gained 23.4 percent.

Genesco Inc. (NYSE:GCO) is a retailer and wholesaler of footwear, apparel and accessories. The company has a market capitalization of $1.75 billion. It is expected to report FY 2014 fourth-quarter EPS of $2.13 on revenue of $805.03 million, compared with a profit of $1.62 a share on revenue of $796.69 million in the year-ago period. Genesco Inc. is trading at around $73.44 a share. In the past 12 months, the stock has gained 22.3 percent.

Thursday AMC:

Aeropostale Inc (NYSE:ARO) is a mall-based, specialty retailer of casual apparel and accessories. The company has a market capitalization of $576.93 million. It is expected to report a loss of 31 cents a share on revenue of $684.93 million in the fourth-quarter of fiscal year 2013, compared with a loss of 1 cent a share on revenue of $797.71 million in the year-ago period. Aeropostale Inc. is trading at around $7.35 a share. In the past 12 months, the stock has lost 44.7 percent.

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