Tyco International Ltd. First Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

S&P 500 component Tyco International Ltd. will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Tyco International provides security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls and other industrial products.

Tyco International Ltd. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for profit of 79 cents per share, a rise of 5.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 82 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at 79 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 11.7% versus last year to $3.62.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by 6 cents, coming in at net income of 92 cents a share versus the estimate of profit of 86 cents a share. It marked the fourth straight quarter of beating estimates.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a decline of 2.7% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $4.26 billion.

Analyst Ratings: nine out of 13 analysts surveyed (69.2%) have a buy rating on Tyco International.. This is below the mean analyst rating of 10 competitors, which average 70.4% buy ratings.

A Look Back: In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, profit rose 50.4% to $400 million (85 cents a share) from $266 million (53 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 4.4% to $4.69 billion from $4.49 billion.

Key Stats:

The company has seen net income rise in three straight quarters. Net income rose 41.3% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 1.6% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

The company’s revenue has risen for two straight quarters. In the third quarter of the last fiscal year, the figure rose 0.4%.

Competitors to Watch: Honeywell Intl. Inc. , 3M Company , General Electric Company , China Security & Surveillance Tech. Inc. , Checkpoint Systems, Inc. , Magal Security Systems Ltd. , Mace Security Intl., Inc. , Textron Inc. , and Napco Security Systems .

Stock Price Performance: During November 25, 2011 to January 25, 2012, the stock price had risen $5.64 (12.8%) from $44.10 to $49.74. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 7, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 7.5% (+$3.42) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 7, 2011 and July 18, 2011 when shares fell for eight-straight days, falling 6.5% (-$3.19) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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