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Integrys Energy Group Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

S&P 500 component Integrys Energy Group, Inc. will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Integrys Energy Group is a holding company whose subsidiaries provide products and services in energy markets.

Integrys Energy Group, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is for profit of 97 cents per share, a rise of 18.3% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 98 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net income of $3.36 per share, a rise of 7.3% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company showed profit of 43 cents per share in the third quarter to fall in line with expectations, the company beat estimates by 9 cents in the second quarter. This comes after the company failed to meet analysts’ expectations in the previous two.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 34.9% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $1.74 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about Integrys Energy Group with six of seven analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 79.9% to $37.6 million (47 cents a share) from $20.9 million (26 cents a share) the year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue fell 5.9% to $938.7 million from $997.9 million.

Key Stats:

Revenue has decreased for four quarters in a row. Revenue declined 0.4% in the second quarter from the year earlier, dropped 14.5% in first quarter from the year-ago quarter and 18.2% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

The increase in profit in the third quarter came after net income fell in the previous quarter. In the second quarter, net income fell 62.5%.

Stock Price Performance: Between November 23, 2011 and February 22, 2012, the stock price rose $6.05 (12.6%), from $48.05 to $54.10. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 3, 2011, when shares rose for eight straight days, increasing 5.1% (+$2.45) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between January 5, 2012 and January 13, 2012 when shares fell for seven straight days, dropping 3% (-$1.59) over that span.

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

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