Energy Transfer Equity Posts In-line Results

Energy Transfer Equity posted fourth-quarter and full-year results that were largely in line with expectations, although the fourth quarter was down modestly from last year. Distributions from Energy Transfer Partners and Regency totaled $237 million for the quarter versus $182 million a year ago. However, in 2012 ETE had also received $75 million from its ownership in Holdco. After netting corporate expenses, ETE earned $185 … Continue reading Energy Transfer Equity Posts In-line Results

Cumulus Media Posts Solid Quarterly Results

Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) reported net revenues of $328M for the fourth quarter. 4Q revenue was positively impacted by healthy advertising trends across auto, healthcare and financial services, slightly offset by weakness across retail, tracking weaker holiday sales. EBITDA was $96M (+6% yoy), mostly driven by investments that took place earlier in the year, improving margins by lowering content costs. Management expects Q1 revenues and EBITDA … Continue reading Cumulus Media Posts Solid Quarterly Results

Lifetime Fitness Earnings Highlights

Life Time’s fourth-quarter EPS rose 13%, to $0.63, ahead of our and the consensus estimates of $0.62 and at the high end of management’s implied guidance of $0.61 to $0.63, although the upside versus consensus expectations came courtesy of a $0.015 benefit from a lower-than-expected tax rate. Membership trends were once again shy of expectations, with membership growth of 0.3%, to 789,500, worse than the … Continue reading Lifetime Fitness Earnings Highlights

Masimo Corporation Posts Q4 Results

Masimo posted fourth-quarter sales of $142 million (up 8%) and adjusted earnings of $0.31 (up 18%), which amounted to a top-line miss versus the $145 million consensus. Fewer hospital admissions and not fulfilling a Rainbow order and two SET orders were cited as reasons for the shortfall. Adjusted EPS of $0.31 were spot on consensus, driven by gross margin expansion and a slowdown in spending. … Continue reading Masimo Corporation Posts Q4 Results

Nordstrom, Inc. Earnings Preview

We expect Nordstrom to report a relatively in-line quarter compared with the Street consensus of $1.34 as well as implied guidance of $1.30-$1.35. Overall, we project 1% total sales growth, to $3.7 billion. We project gross margin, including the impact of Fashion Rewards, to decline 35 basis points, and SG&A deleverage of 40 basis points given the softer top line and continued investment. Nordstrom is … Continue reading Nordstrom, Inc. Earnings Preview