9 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Yum! Brands ( YUM), Marriott International ( MAR) and Wolverine World Wide ( WWW) are among the nine stocks reporting quarterly earnings during the next week.

These nine stocks spread across diverse sectors have analyst-estimated upside potential of 21% to 66% with average buy ratings of 58% while average hold ratings of 36%. Among these nine stocks, RPM International ( RPM) and Yum! Brands have high dividend yields of 4.4% and 3.0%, respectively.

These nine stocks are arranged based on earnings release date.

9. K12 ( LRN), a technology-based education company, offers curriculum and educational services designed to facilitate individualized learning for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The company will announce its fourth-quarter results on Oct. 3.

For the company's fourth quarter, net loss is narrowed down to $0.48 million from $1.33 million in the same quarter a year ago, as per analysts polled by Bloomberg. Earnings per share are seen at breakeven as compared to a loss of 4 cents per share earlier. Sales for the quarter are seen increasing by 39% to $123 million from $88.3 million in fourth quarter of 2010. Operating profit is seen at $0.32 million as compared to an operating loss of $1.88 million.

Of the nine analysts covering the stock, 67% recommend a buy, while 22% suggest a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 34.2% to $35.67 in value from current levels.

8. Wolverine World Wide ( WWW) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of a range of casual shoes, performance outdoor footwear and apparel, industrial work shoes, boots and apparel, and uniform shoes and boots. The company will announce its third-quarter results on Oct. 3.

Net income is estimated to come in at $36.76 million on sales of $358.2 million, as compared to a net income of $34.14 million recorded on sales of $320.4 million sales for the same period in 2010, as per analysts polled by Bloomberg. Earnings per share are forecast at 75 cents for the quarter, compared to 70 cents in the prior-year period. Return on equity is estimated to increase by 7% to 20.90% from 19.48% earlier.

In mid-July, the company declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per common share which is payable on November 1, 2011. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 1.3%.

Of the 13 analysts covering the stock, 38% recommend a buy, while the remaining rate a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 24.3% to $43.75 from current levels over the next 12 months.

7. Yum! Brands ( YUM), a quick service restaurant company, has more than 37,000 units in more than 110 countries and territories. The company operates through five concepts -- KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's and A&W All-American Food Restaurants. The company will announce its third-quarter results on Oct 4.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $397.25 million on sales of $3.09 billion, higher than net income of $356 million recorded on $2.86 billion sales for the same period in 2010, as per analysts polled by Bloomberg. Earnings per share are forecast at 82 cents for the quarter, as compared to 73 cents registered in 2010 first quarter. Meanwhile, dividend per share is seen coming in at 26 cents as compared to 25 cents in the year ago period.

In early August, the company paid a quarterly cash dividend of 25 cents per common share. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 3%.

Of the 22 analysts covering the stock, 59% recommend a buy, while 36% rate a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 20.6% to $59.76 from current levels over the next 12 months.

6. National American University Holdings ( NAUH), is a provider of post-secondary education primarily focused on the needs of working adults and other nontraditional students. Besides, it also has multifamily residential real estate operations in Rapid City, South Dakota. The company will announce its first-quarter results on Oct 5.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $1.75 million on sales of $25.40 million, as compared to $1.34 million recorded on $23.17 million sales for the same period in 2010, as per analysts polled by Bloomberg. Earnings per share are forecast at seven cents for the quarter, as compared to five cents registered in 2010 first quarter. Meanwhile, operating profit is seen rising by 32% to $2.78 million from same quarter in 2011.

In early July, the company paid a quarterly cash dividend of three cents per common share. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 0.8%.

All the three analysts covering the stock recommend a buy on it. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 65.7% to $12.00 from current levels over the next 12 months.

5. RPM International ( RPM) is a paint products manufacturer. The company will announce its first quarter results on Oct 5.

Net income for the quarter is estimated to increase by 8% to $74.50 billion with sales surging 9% to $975.50 million, as per analysts polled by Bloomberg. Earnings per share are forecast at 58 cents for the quarter, as compared to 53 cents in the prior-year quarter. For the same period, operating profit is seen rising to $131.5 million from $122 million. Meanwhile, dividend per share is seen rising to 21 cents from 20 cents in the year-ago period.

In late July, the company paid a quarterly cash dividend of 21 cents per common share. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 4.4%

Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, 50% recommend a buy, while 40% suggest a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain almost 46.6% to $27.60 from current levels over the next 12 months.

4. Marriott International ( MAR), a global operator and franchisor of hotels and related lodging facilities, operates in five business segments: North American Full-Service Lodging, North American Limited-Service Lodging, International Lodging, Luxury Lodging and Timeshare. The company will announce its third-quarter results on Oct. 5.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $97.93 million on sales of $2.82 billion, as compared to $83 million recorded on $2.65 billion sales for the same period in 2010, as per analysts polled by Bloomberg. Earnings per share are forecast at 27 cents for the quarter, an increase of 25% from the year ago quarter. Return on equity is seen increasing to 42.50% from 33.42% recorded in the year ago quarter, while return on assets is seen at 6.10% from 4.58% earlier.

In mid-September, the company paid a quarterly cash dividend of 10 cents per common share. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 1.1%. As per analysts polled by Bloomberg, dividend per share for the quarter is seen rising to 9 cents from 4 cents in the year-ago quarter.

Of the 27 analysts covering the stock, 56% recommend a buy, while the remaining suggest a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain almost 34.9% to $38.73 from current levels over the next 12 months.

3. Costco Wholesale ( COST), operates membership warehouses that offers low prices to its members on a limited selection of branded and selected private-label products in a range of merchandise categories. The company will announce its fourth-quarter results on Oct. 5.

Net income for the quarter is seen increasing to $486.09 million from $433.95 million in the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share are estimated to increase by 13% to $1.10 from the year-ago period. Sales are seen rising by 15% to $27.7 billion from $24.1 billion in the year-ago period. Operating profit for the quarter is seen at $748.9 million as compared to $691 million in the prior-year period.

In mid-August, the company paid a quarterly cash dividend of 24 cents per common share. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 1%. A dividend per share for the quarter is forecast at 67 cents as compared to 21 cents in the year-ago period, as per analysts polled by Bloomberg.

Of the 27 analysts covering the stock, 52% recommends a buy, while 41% suggest a hold.

2. Helen of Troy ( HELE), is a global designer, developer, importer and distributor of an expanding portfolio of brand-name consumer products. It broadly operates in three segments: Personal Care, Housewares, and Healthcare and Home Environment. The company will announce its second-quarter results on Oct. 6.

For the second quarter of 2012, net income is estimated at $27.47 million on sales of $289.0 million, as compared to $23.47 million recorded on $174.82 million sales for the same period in 2010, as per analysts polled by Bloomberg. Earnings per share are forecast at 87 cents for the quarter, a 16% increase from 75 cents in 2011 second quarter. The company's operating profit is seen rising by 25% to $34.50 million from $27.66 million in the year-ago period.

Of the four analysts covering the stock, 50% recommend a buy while 25% suggest a hold. On an average, analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain almost 22% to $31.50 from current levels over the next 12 months.

1. Material Sciences ( MASC) makes material-based solutions for acoustical and coated applications. The company will announce its second-quarter results on Oct. 7.

For the second-quarter of 2012, net income of the company is seen at $2.90 million as compared to $2.69 million recorded in the year ago quarter. Also, for the same period net sales are seen rising to $37.10 million from $33.12 million. Earnings per share for the quarter are seen increasing to 24 cents from 20 cents per share in the year ago period. Gross margin for the quarter is estimated at 24.90% as compared to 19.89% in the second quarter of 2011. Operating profit is seen more than doubling to $3.9 million from $1.62 million.

On Sept. 14, the company announced that its board has authorized the repurchase of up to 1 million additional shares of common stock. After the previous authorization in May 2011, almost 230,000 shares are remaining to be repurchased.

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