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Earnings Preview: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company (NYSE: KKR) releases its next round of earnings this Wednesday, August 3, 2011. Get prepared with Benzinga's ultimate preview for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company's second quarter earnings.

Earnings and Revenue:

Analysts are looking ahead to a positive EPS of 42 cents/share and revenues of $195.2 million. KKR's latest numbers will no doubt be compared with the company's year-ago quarter, when it reported a profit of 44 cents/share.

Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2
EPS Estimate $0.56 $0.63 $0.49 -$0.24
EPS Actual $0.96 $1.02 $1.09 $0.44

Stock Performance:

As of July 27, 2011, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company's current share price was $15.04. Shares are up 9% year to date. For a full 12 months, the return has risen by 37.9%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release.

  • Long-term shareholders are already enjoying 12-month gains prior to the announcement

Average Stock Rating:

The average rating by analysts for KKR is a Moderate Buy. The strength of this rating has crept upwards over the past three months.

Competitors:

Want to check out the performance of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company closest competitors? Take a look at some of the company's peers in the financials sector.

  • Franklin Resources (NYSE: BEN): Moderate Buy with a $2.25 recent quarter EPS
  • Blackstone Group L.P (NYSE: BX): Moderate Buy with a $0.63 recent quarter EPS
  • Cohen & Steers (NYSE: CNS): Hold with a $0.36 recent quarter EPS
  • American Capital (ACAS): Moderate Buy with a $0.23 recent quarter EPS

KKR is in the finance-investment management industry, which has experienced price/earnings growth of 1.3%.

Finally, a description of the company's main areas of operation: KKR offers a broad range of asset management services to its investors and provides capital markets services to its firm, its portfolio companies and its clients.

Take Action:

Now that you're fully prepared, get ready to take quick action if the company reports any numbers significantly different from those listed above. Also, check back in with us after the announcement for a full recap and what-to-do-next guide.

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