quarterly reports

Family Dollar Reports Miserly Q1 Earnings

Family Dollar says quarterly earnings rose by less than three percent, falling shy of Wall Street expectations. And the discount store doesn't see things getting much better.

Things at RadioShack Are Only Getting Worse

RadioShack shouldn't be surprising anyone on the downside when it reports its quarterly results, but that's exactly what happened on Tuesday. Net sales fell 3% to $1 billion, weighed down by a 1.6% decline in same-store sales. Analysts were banking on a slight top-line uptick.

Earnings Season Opens: Early News and Previews

Earnings season unofficially kicks off today, but 26 companies have already reported for the second quarter of this year. According to institutional data provider Capital IQ, here are some of the highlights so far:

Three Things to Watch During Earnings Season

Earnings season is near, and investors, as always are worried. Don't fret too much, though: Odds are that your company will come out on top on the bottom line -- because most do. But what will separate the winners from the whiners for the coming quarter? Here are the three key factors.

Health Insurers Post Healthy Profits but Remain Cautious on 2011

The recent pushback on health care reform appears to have boosted the stock prices of health insurance companies, which have outperformed major indexes by quite a margin so far this year. That's because Americans have been cutting back on doctor visits, keeping reimbursement costs low.

Four Tech Stocks to Bet On as Business Reboots IT Spending

With trillions of dollars sitting in corporate coffers, the spigots of capital flowing to technology are finally opening up again. Gartner Research projects 5.1% growth in information technology spending in 2011. So which companies' stocks should you buy to take advantage?

McDonald's to Boost Prices on Some Menu Items

McDonald's will increase prices on some items in the U.S. this year in response to rising commodity prices that are boosting food costs, Chicago Breaking Business reported, citing remarks the company made on its earnings conference call Monday.

Toyota Revives Miss. Plant, Will Boost U.S. Production

Toyota plans to rev up its vehicle production in the U.S., despite November's 7.3% drop in U.S. sales. The automaker has hired the first of an expected 2,000 workers for a new Mississippi Corolla plant, and says it expects to boost overall capacity utilization significantly from last year's weak levels.

Books-A-Million Earnings Drop in Third Quarter

The bookseller had a "disappointing" quarter with comparable store sales down nearly 6%, but a deal with competitor Barnes & Noble to sell the Nook e-reader could help end the year on a more positive note.

News Corp. Buries HarperCollins' Earnings

Why did News Corp bury the earnings results of its book publishing unit HarperCollins? Does the media giant view the publisher as merely an afterthought -- or could Rupert Murdoch be contemplating a sale?

J&J Earnings Hurt by Children's Medicine Recalls

Tylenol and Band-Aid maker Johnson & Johnson announced on Tuesday that its sales declined 0.7% to $15 billion in the third quarter, compared to the same quarter last year, as domestic sales were "significantly impacted" by recent successive recalls. Domestic sales declined 2.5%.

Fraud Files: When 'Immaterial' Errors Hide Real Problems

When companies use the word "immaterial" to describe errors or irregularities in their previously reported numbers, what they're trying to say is that their mistakes involved such small amounts that they don't really matter. Too often, though, that's not really the case.

Darden Restaurants Reports Quarterly EPS of 80 Cents

Darden Restaurants (DRI), owner of brands including Olive Garden and Red Lobster, reported quarterly net earnings from continuing operations of 80 cents per share, up from 67 cents per share a year earlier. Sales from continuing operations were $1.81 billion in the quarter ended Aug. 29, up 4.2% from a year earlier, the company said in a statement.

More Bad News for Borders With 2Q Earnings

For the quarter ending July 31, overall sales dropped 11.5% from a year ago to $526 million, continuing a downward spiral that's seen revenues over this time decline year-on-year from $945 million in 2007 to $749 million in 2008 to $617 million in 2009.

John Wiley & Sons Reports Higher Profits, Earnings

The textbook and non-fiction publisher John Wiley & Sons -- the corporation behind the "For Dummies" how-to series -- reported healthy profits and earnings for the third quarter, thanks to the education division and currency gains.