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Overview of Nike Earnings, Leverage, and Valuation
Nike (NKE) has a positive earnings surprise history. In simple terms, the company has beat Wall Street’s earnings estimates in the past several quarters.
What Drove VF Corporation’s Q1 2018 Top Line?
VF Corporation (VFC) recorded total sales of $2.8 billion during the first quarter of 2019. Sales from continuing operations improved 23% YoY (year-over-year) on a reported basis and 21% YoY on currecy-neutral basis.
What Analysts Estimate for Priceline in 4Q17
After Priceline (PCLN) released its 3Q17 results, analysts’ estimates for 2017 and 2018 were revised downwards. For the fourth quarter of 2017, sales are expected to grow 14.8% year-over-year or YoY to $2.7 billion.
Priceline’s Increasing Leverage: What You Need to Know
A large part of Priceline’s (PCLN) growth in the past has come from acquiring smaller companies all over the world. It had to raise debt to finance some of these acquisitions.
Priceline’s Key Metric Growth Is Slowing Down
Hotel accommodations have historically driven Priceline’s growth. During the third quarter of the year, Priceline’s global accommodation business booked 178 million room nights.
Assessing Priceline’s Revenue Growth in 2017
Analysts expect Priceline’s fiscal 2017 revenues to grow 16.7% YoY to $12.5 billion, which is slightly lower than the 16.5% YoY growth seen in 2016.
Chart in Focus: Priceline’s Booking Guidance for 3Q17
In 2Q17, Priceline’s (PCLN) gross bookings grew 16.4% year-over-year to $20.8 billion.
Mark Okerstrom Is Expedia’s New CEO
When former CEO Dara Khosrowshahi left Expedia to join Uber, Mark Okerstrom seemed like the obvious choice for the vacant CEO position.
Dara Khosrowshahi Left Expedia for Uber
After a 12-year stint at Expedia (EXPE), Dara Khosrowshahi resigned as the CEO to join Uber. Uber’s search for a new CEO started in June 2017.
Why Priceline’s Second-Quarter Margin Is Expected to Fall
For 2Q17, analysts are estimating Priceline’s (PCLN) EBITDA to rise 6.7% YoY (year-over-year) to $925.4 million.
What Priceline’s Key Metrics Suggest
For the first quarter of 2017, Priceline’s (PCLN) gross bookings have risen 24.2% YoY (year-over-year) to $20.7 billion.
How Priceline Can Grow Its Revenue in 2017
For 2Q17, analysts are estimating that Priceline’s (PCLN) revenue will rise 16.7% YoY to $3.0 billion, which is higher than 12.6% in 1Q17.
Should Dividend Investors Buy Wyndham Stock?
On July 21, 2017, Wyndham Worldwide (WYN) had a closing price of $103.1 and an indicated dividend yield of 2.3%, the highest among its peers.
What’s Southwest Airlines’ Leverage Situation?
The good news for Southwest Airlines (LUV) investors is that the company has the lowest leverage among industry peers.
How Market Share Gains Can Boost Priceline’s Revenue Growth Rate
Priceline’s (PCLN) fiscal 2016 performance was subdued by the dollar’s appreciation. Because Priceline has a widespread international presence, it’s prone to currency fluctuation risks.
Why Did Priceline Acquire Momondo?
After the unconventional acquisition of Opentable, Momondo was a logical addition as it adds to the travel database of Kayak’s existing portfolio.
Who Could Win the Online Travel Industry Race?
With its metasearch brands—Kayak, Momondo, and Skyscanner (through Ctrip)—Priceline seems to have a larger share of the pie, leaving little on the table when Expedia goes shopping.
Will Market Share Gains Continue to Drive PCLN’s Revenue Growth?
For 4Q16, analysts expect Priceline’s (PCLN) revenue to rise 16.2%, less than the 18.9% growth the company saw in 3Q16.
Will Market Share Gains Continue to Drive Priceline’s Revenue Growth in 2016?
For 3Q16, analysts are estimating Priceline’s revenues to grow by 16.6%, which would be higher than the 12% growth the company saw in the second quarter.
Will Alaska Air’s Unit Revenues Continue to Fall in September?
Foreign currency fluctuations and lower fuel surcharges in the international market will have a negative impact on Alaska Air Group’s unit revenues.
Moody’s Rated Lear Outlook to Positive with Ba1 Rating to Its Debt
Lear Corporation (LEA) has a market cap of $7.8 billion. LEA fell by 1.4% to close at $104.89 per share as of February 18, 2016.
Priceline’s 2016 Cash Expenditure Plans: Are Dividends on the Table?
For fiscal 2015, Priceline generated operating cash flow of $3.1 billion or about 34% of its gross profit. At the end of the year, the total cash and investments stood at ~$10.6 billion, about 16% of its current market cap.
Can Alaska Air Group Reduce Its Debt Further in 2016?
Alaska Air Group has set strong cash flow expectations for 2016. The airline expects to generate about $1,375 million in cash flow from operations.
Can Alaska Air Group Continue Its Healthy Revenue Growth in 2016?
For 4Q15, Alaska Air Group’s passenger revenues grew by 4.7% YoY in contrast to the industry’s revenue decline of 1% in 2015. ALK’s total revenue growth stood at 5.5% YoY.
VFC Reported 2.6% Rise in Revenue in 3Q15 over 3Q14
VFC reported 3Q15 total revenue of $3.6 billion, a rise of 2.6% when compared to net sales of $3.5 billion in 3Q14.
Papa John’s Marketing and Promotional Strategies: What’s in the Oven?
In 2014, Papa John’s spent $63 million, or 4% of its total revenues, on advertising, whereas McDonald’s spent $808 million, or 2.9% of its total revenues.
Gauging Papa John’s Focus on International Franchise-Owned Unit Growth
Papa John’s is now focused on opening new stores outside North America. In 2014, it opened 388 new stores, 244 of which are outside North America.
Consumer Discretionary ETFs Rose on Backdrop of Positive Earnings
The week ended December 4, 2015, saw consumer discretionary stocks rise on the backdrop of some positive earnings and macroeconomic releases.
How Did Foot Locker Perform Compared to Its Peers?
Foot Locker outperformed its peers based on the PE ratio, PBV ratio, and price-to-sales ratio. The ETFs outperformed Foot Locker based on the PE and PBV ratios.
Foot Locker Reported Mixed Fiscal 3Q15 Earnings
Foot Locker has a market cap of $9.1 billion. Its YTD price movement rose and fell in fiscal 2015. After the earnings report in fiscal 3Q15, it rose by 5.7%.
How Does Williams-Sonoma Compare to Its Peers?
The respective PE ratios of Williams-Sonoma and peers Bed Bath & Beyond, Restoration Hardware, and Mattress Firm were 20.0x, 10.4x, 38.4x, and 32.6x.
Why Middleby Corporation’s Income Fell in 3Q15
The PowerShares DWA Consumer Cyclicals Momentum ETF invests 2.0% of its holdings in Middleby. The ETF tracks an index of US consumer cyclical firms.
Tractor Supply’s 3Q15 Earnings Beat Estimates
Tractor Supply (TSCO) reported its 3Q15 earnings after the market closed on October 21. The stock rose by 5.5% due to the strong performance in 3Q15.
Brinker’s Performance in the Competitive Market
The price-to-sales ratios of Brinker, Darden, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bloomin’ Brands, and DineEquity are 0.95x, 1.19x, 2.15x, 0.53x, and 2.47x, respectively.
Brinker’s Revenue Rose, Margin Fell in 3Q15
After its 1Q16 earnings report, Brinker fell by 7.6% to close at $47.67 per share as of October 20, 2015.
How Does Domino’s Pizza Compare to Its Peers?
The peers outperformed Domino’s based on the EPS and PE ratio. Domino’s is way ahead of its peers based on the current ratio and price-to-sales ratio.
Domino’s Pizza: Revenue and Income Rose in 3Q15
Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) has a market cap of $5.64 billion. Domino’s YTD (year-to-date) price movement is a mix of ups and downs.
How Does AutoZone Compare to Its Peers?
AutoZone’s net profit margin and EPS have outperformed its competitors. Based on price movement, AutoZone has also outperformed its ETFs.
New Stores Boost AutoZone Performance in 4Q15
AutoZone (AZO) has reported 4Q15 net revenue of $3,290.404 million, an increase of 31.9%, compared to $2,493.021 million in 3Q15. AutoZone opened 72 domestic stores and 23 stores in Mexico in 4Q15.