TISI) is a provider of specialty maintenance and construction services required in high temperature and high pressure piping systems and vessels used in heavy industries. TISI will announce its second-quarter fiscal 2012 results on Jan. 3. Net income for the quarter is estimated at $9.88 million, or 50 cents per share, compared to $8.44 million, or 41 cents per share, in the same quarter prior fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $153.20 million, an increase of 15% from $133.13 million recorded in the earlier-year period. Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook. Operating profit for the quarter is seen increasing 28% to $17.25 million from $13.50 million in the prior fiscal year period. Meanwhile, return on equity is likely to expand to 15.51% from 9.41%, while return on assets is seen at 9.85%, compared to 5.86% earlier. Gross margin is pegged at 32.72%. Of the seven analysts covering the stock, 71% recommend a buy and 14% suggest a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 3.9% to $30.50 from current levels over the next 12 months.