6. AsiaInfo-Linkage ( ASIA) provides telecommunications software solutions and information technology security products and services in China.
Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the company to report earnings of 23 cents per share for 2010 fourth quarter, as opposed to earnings of 22 cents reported in the quarter-ago periods. For the full year, analysts expect the company to report earnings per share of 96 cents for 2010, $1.03 for 2011 and $1.34 for 2012, a significant improvement from earnings of 77 cents per share for 2009. The return-on-equity during the past 12 months has been 14.8%. In comparison, Amdocs ( DOX), Comverse Technology ( CMVT), Synchronoss Tech ( SNCR) and CSG System International ( CSGS) have ROEs of 10.7%, -50.8%, 9.2% and -8.1%, respectively. Of the 15 analysts covering the stock, 12 recommend buying, 2 rate holding and 1 suggests selling. Analysts polled by Bloomberg foresee the stock gaining around 40% over the next 12 months with a consensus target price of $25.4.