US Airways Group 2Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

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Having exceeded expectations last quarter by 10 cents per share, US Airways Group (NYSE:LCC) is scheduled to report again on Wednesday.

Expectations

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Analysts currently expect US Airways Group to come in with earnings of $1.55 per share on revenues of $3.75 billion. Estimates range from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $1.14.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $3.03 per share between May 17, 2012 and May 31, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, from April 23, 2012 and July 18, 2012, the stock price is up $4.39 (48.6%), from $9.03 to $13.42.

Company Fundamental Trends On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 10.5% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year, 8.1% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year and 8.5% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year before increasing again in the first quarter.

Stock Ratings

Analysts are bullish on the stock as nine analysts rate it as a buy and there are no sell ratings. Analyst sentiment has been waning recently, as the average rating has dropped slightly over the past three months.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, the company swung to a profit of $48 million (28 cents a share) from a loss of $114 million (71 cents) a year earlier, beating analyst estimates. Revenue rose 10.3% to $3.27 billion from $2.96 billion.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 before market open

EPS: $1.55

Revenue Estimate: $3.75 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)