10 Earnings Stocks for First Week of 2012

NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Global Payments (GPN), Monsanto (MON), and Mosaic (MOS) are 10 stocks among those reporting quarterly earnings next week.

These stocks from industry sectors such as commercial services, computer services and agricultural chemicals have upside potential ranging from 4% to 70% with average analyst buy rating of 67% and hold rating of 28%.

We present the stocks in order of their earnings release date.

10. Team ( 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.

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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.

9. Landec ( LNDC), makes polymer products for food and agricultural products, medical devices and partner applications. LNDC will announce second-quarter fiscal 2012 results on Jan. 3.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $2.97 million, or 12 cents per share, compared to $2.06 million, or 8 cents per share, in the same quarter prior fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $73.70 million from $70.17 million recorded in the second quarter of fiscal 2010.

Operating profit for the period is seen at $4.41 million, growing from $3.53 million in the second quarter of 2011. EBITDA is seen at $2.65 million.

Of the five analysts covering the stock, all recommend a buy. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 68.8% to $9.30 from current levels over the next 12 months.

8. Mosaic ( MOS) is a producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients for the global agriculture industry. Mosaic will announce its second-quarter fiscal 2012 results on Jan. 4.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $585.13 million, or $1.32 per share, compared to $455.6 million, or $1.01 per share, in the same quarter prior fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $3.25 billion, up 22% from $2.67 billion recorded in the 2011 third quarter.

Operating profit for the period is seen growing 26% to $828.88 million from $658.20 million in 2011 third quarter. Return on equity during the quarter is expected at 6.61%, while return on assets is seen at 4.77% The company saw a multifold increase in cash flow per share to $1.63 from $1.19 cents. Book value per share is expected to increase to $27.90 from $22.96. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 0.6%.

Of the 21 analysts covering the stock, 57% recommend a buy and 43% rate a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 34.8% to $67.80 from current levels over the next 12 months.

7. MSC Industrial Direct ( MSM) markets and distributes a range of metalworking and maintenance, and repair and operations products. MSM will announce its first-quarter fiscal 2012 results on Jan. 5.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $59.23 million, or 93 cents per share, compared to $47.56 million, or 75 cents per share, in the same quarter prior fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $545.70 million, an increase of 15% from $472.83 million recorded in the earlier-year period.

Operating profit for the quarter is seen increasing 24% to $95.63 million from $77.15 million in the year-ago quarter. Meanwhile, gross margin is seen expanding to 46.23% from 46.04% earlier. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 2.6%.

Of the 13 analysts covering the stock, 54% recommend a buy and the rest suggest a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 6% to $76.60 from current levels over the next 12 months.

6. Global Payments ( GPN) is a provider of electronic payments transaction processing services for consumers, merchants, independent sales organizations, financial institutions, government agencies and multinational corporations. The company will announce its second-quarter fiscal 2012 results on Jan. 5.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $64.51 million, or 80 cents per share, as compared to net income of $56.54 million, or 67 cents per share, in the corresponding quarter prior fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $522.40 million, up 18% from $443.53 million recorded in the earlier year's third quarter. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 0.2%.

Operating profit for the quarter is pegged at $104.44 million, an increase of 25.6% from $83.14 million in same quarter last fiscal year. Return on equity is seen expanding to 19.84% from 19.43%, while return on assets is seen at 9.10% from 8.13% earlier. Also, gross margin is seen increasing to 65.33% from 65.23% earlier.

Of the 31 analysts covering the stock, 61% recommend a buy and 39% suggest a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 9.4% to $52.00 from current levels over the next 12 months.

5. Monsanto ( MON) is a provider of agricultural products, including seeds, biotechnology trait products and herbicides, to farmers. Monsanto will announce its first-quarter fiscal 2012 results on Jan.5.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $93.83 million, or 19 cents per share, compared to $6.00 million, or 1 cent per share, in the same quarter prior fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $2.04 billion, an increase of 12% from $1.83 billion recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Gross margins are expected to increase to 48.20% from 44.70% in the same quarter prior year. Operating profit for the period is seen growing 155.3% to $166 million. EBITDA is seen rising 46% to $322 million from $220 million in the same quarter last year.

Of the 23 analysts covering the stock, 57% recommend a buy and 35% rate a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 14.6% to $80.70 from current levels over the next 12 months.

4. Robbins & Myers ( RBN) is a supplier of equipment and systems for critical applications in the global energy, industrial, chemical and pharmaceutical markets. The company will announce its first-quarter fiscal 2012 results on Jan. 6.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $31.46 million, or 68 cents per share, compared to $14.70 million, or 44 cents per share, in the same quarter prior fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $242.13 million, an increase of 48% from $163.95 million recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Operating profit for the period is seen growing 96% to $47.46 million. Return on equity during the quarter rose to 11% from 8.56% earlier. EBITDA is expected to rise 99% to $55.80 from $28.09 in the previous year's quarter. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 0.4%.

Of the 11 analysts covering the stock, 73% recommend a buy and 18% rate a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 12.9% to $54.40 from current levels over the next 12 months.

3. Greenbrier Companies ( GBX) is a maker of railroad freight car equipment and oceangoing marine barges and a provider of services for transportation industries. GBX will announce its first-quarter fiscal 2012 results on Jan. 6.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $11.60 million, or 36 cents per share, compared to negative $2.30 million, or 11 cents per share, in the same quarter prior fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $399.78 million, an increase of 98% from $201.44 million recorded in the first quarter of fiscal 2011.

Operating profit for the period is seen growing 215% to $25.93 million. EBITDA is seen rising 96% to $34.39 million from $17.55 million in the same quarter last year.

Of the 13 analysts covering the stock, 77% recommend a buy and 15% rate a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 23.7% to $29.80 from current levels over the next 12 months.

2. IHS ( IHS) is a source of information and insight in areas such as energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. The company will announce its fourth-quarter fiscal 2011 results on Jan.6

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $63.75 million, or 68 cents per share, compared to $52.56 million, or 64 cents per share, in the corresponding quarter last fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $364.89 million, up 23% from $296.19 million recorded in the same quarter last year.

Operating profit is expected to rise by 19.4% to $66.36 million from $55.57 million in the year-ago quarter. EBITDA is seen up 65% to $119.33 million from $72.54 million in the same quarter last year.

Of the 13 analysts covering the stock, 69% recommend a buy and the rest rate a hold. There are no sell ratings on the stock. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 7.9% to $92.70 from current levels over the next 12 months.

1. AZZ ( AZZ) is an electrical equipment and components manufacturer for power generation, transmission and distribution, and the general industrial markets. AZZ will announce its third-quarter fiscal 2012 results on Jan. 6.

Net income for the quarter is estimated at $10.14 million, or 79 cents per share, compared to $9.72 million, or 77 cents per share, in the same quarter prior fiscal, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Sales are seen at $117.67 million, an increase of 14% from $102.90 million recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2011.

EBITDA grew 12% to $25.40 million, as compared to $22.62 million. Operating profit for the period is seen growing 16.1% to $19.43 million. Currently, the company has a dividend yield of 2.2%.

Of the six analysts covering the stock, three recommend a buy and three rate a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average 29.3% to $59.00 from current levels over the next 12 months.

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