After-Hours Earnings Report for August 22, 2012 : HPQ, SNPS, FMCN, GES, HAIN, SMTC, PSEC, IRF, DLLR, HEI, VHS, KKD

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The following companies are expected to report earnings after hours on 08/22/2012. Visit our Earnings Calendar for a full list of expected earnings releases.

Hewlett-Packard Company ( HPQ ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The computer company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 11 analysts that follow the stock is $0.99. This value represents a -10.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HPQ has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HPQ is 4.91 vs. an industry ratio of 23.30.

Synopsys, Inc. ( SNPS ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The computer software company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 1 analyst that follows the stock is $0.43. This value represents a 2.38% increase compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for SNPS is 18.43 vs. an industry ratio of 388.40.

Focus Media Holding Limited ( FMCN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The advertising/marketing company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 2 analysts that follow the stock is $0.47. This value represents a 38.24% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year FMCN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 10%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for FMCN is 12.61 vs. an industry ratio of 8.30, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Guess?, Inc. ( GES ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The textile company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.50. This value represents a -40.48% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. GES missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -2.74%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for GES is 12.78 vs. an industry ratio of 22.10.

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. ( HAIN ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The food company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 14 analysts that follow the stock is $0.45. This value represents a 28.57% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HAIN has beat the expectations every quarter. The highest one was in the 1st calendar quarter where they beat the consensus by 8%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HAIN is 31.53 vs. an industry ratio of 37.20.

Semtech Corporation ( SMTC ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The semiconductor company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 3 analysts that follow the stock is $0.34. This value represents a -19.05% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 12 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for SMTC is 18.20 vs. an industry ratio of 10.00, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Prospect Capital Corporation ( PSEC ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The investment fund company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $0.40. This value represents a 29.03% increase compared to the same quarter last year. The last two quarters PSEC had negative earnings surprises; the latest report they missed by -7.27%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for PSEC is 7.58 vs. an industry ratio of 15.50.

International Rectifier Corporation ( IRF ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The semiconductor company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 6 analysts that follow the stock is $-0.15. This value represents a -127.27% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for IRF is 639.00 vs. an industry ratio of 28.80, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

DFC Global Corp ( DLLR ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The financial services company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 8 analysts that follow the stock is $0.56. This value represents a 12.00% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year DLLR and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 21 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for DLLR is 9.63 vs. an industry ratio of 16.90.

Heico Corporation ( HEI ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The aerospace and defense company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 9 analysts that follow the stock is $0.41. This value represents a 20.59% increase compared to the same quarter last year. In the past year HEI has met analyst expectations once and beat the expectations the other three quarters. The "days to cover" for this stock exceeds 21 days. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for HEI is 22.53 vs. an industry ratio of 14.70, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.

Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. ( VHS ) is reporting for the quarter ending June 30, 2012. The hospital company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 10 analysts that follow the stock is $0.13. This value represents a -48.00% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. VHS missed the consensus earnings per share in the 4th calendar quarter by -5.26%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2012 Price to Earnings ratio for VHS is 12.84 vs. an industry ratio of 14.70.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. ( KKD ) is reporting for the quarter ending July 31, 2012. The restaurant company's consensus earnings per share forecast from the 7 analysts that follow the stock is $0.05. This value represents a -16.67% decrease compared to the same quarter last year. KKD missed the consensus earnings per share in the 1st calendar quarter by -14.29%. Zacks Investment Research reports that the 2013 Price to Earnings ratio for KKD is 28.42 vs. an industry ratio of 21.10, implying that they will have a higher earnings growth than their competitors in the same industry.



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