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Marriott International Earnings Preview: Revenue, Earnings Expected to Fall from Previous Quarter


Marriott International (NYSE: MAR) earnings are right around the corner! Don't be caught off-guard: The company unveils its next round of earnings this Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Wondering what to expect from this Wednesday's announcement? Don't worry. Here's your essential guide to Marriott International's second quarter earnings report.

The Numbers: Wall Street expects a positive EPS reading of 37 cents per share and revenues of $3.02 billion. Marriott International's latest numbers will no doubt be compared with the company's year-ago quarter, when it reported a profit of 22 cents per share on revenues of $2.77 billion. We'll have to wait for Wednesday to see if Marriott has accomplished a 122.7% increase in EPS and a 109% rise in revenues on a year-over-year basis.

Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:
Q1 $0.26 vs. $0.27 Estimate
Q4 $0.39 vs. $0.36 Estimate
Q3 $0.22 vs. $0.22 Estimate
Q2 $0.31 vs. $0.28 Estimate

Stock Performance: As of July 7, 2011, Marriott International's current share price was $37.55. Shares are down 9.1% year to date.

Average Stock Rating: The average rating by analysts for Marriott International is a Moderate Buy. The strength of this rating has declined slightly over the past three months.

Competitors: Looking for a sympathy stock to trade or interested in the performance of other companies in the same sector? Take a look at some of Marriott International's peers.

  • Choice Hotels International:(NYSE: CHH): Moderate Sell with $0.28 previous quarter EPS
  • Hyatt Hotels:(NYSE: H): Hold with $0.07 previous quarter EPS
  • Starwood Hotel & Resorts Worldwide:(NYSE: HOT): Moderate Buy with $0.30 previous quarter EPS
  • InterContinental Hotels Group:(NYSE: IHG): Moderate Buy with $0.23 previous quarter EPS

Finally, a description of the main business areas of the company, in case you need a little refresher: Marriott International operates and franchises hotels and related lodging facilities throughout the world.

Take Action: Now that you've gotten an advanced peak at Marriott International's upcoming earnings numbers, keep an eye out for any surprises in the report and be ready to take action. Also, check back in with us after the announcement for a full recap and a guide to your next steps

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