Bloomberg News

U.S. Companies Reporting Negative EPS Surprises, March 15

March 15, 2012

The following U.S. companies reported negative earnings surprises today. This list ranks percent surprises of actual earnings to earnings estimates.

Earnings estimates provided by Bloomberg.


TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
DLIA    DELIA*S INC         -0.17   0.02      NM  -0.01 -1600.0   0.21   18.27
ROHI    ROTECH HEALTHCAR    -0.33  -0.15  -120.0  -0.08  -312.5  -0.41  -24.12
PRMW#   PRIMO WATER CORP    -0.26  -0.13  -100.0  -0.09  -188.9   0.04    1.39
BANC    FIRST PACTRUST      -0.46   0.17      NM  -0.21  -119.0  -0.29   -2.43
HILL    DOT HILL SYSTEMS    -0.04   0.04      NM  -0.02  -100.0   0.06    4.48
SONO#   SONOSITE INC         0.03   0.41   -92.7   0.84   -96.4   0.02    0.04
GAIA#   GAIAM INC-A          0.06   0.18   -66.7   0.19   -68.4   0.00    0.00
KITD    KIT DIGITAL INC      0.05  -0.31      NM   0.15   -66.7  -0.74   -8.00
ORBC    ORBCOMM INC          0.01  -0.01      NM   0.02   -50.0  -0.05   -1.34
TICKER                                             EST          PRICE   PRICE
SYM     COMPANY               Q11    Q10   % CHG    Q11   % CHG    CHG   % CHG
========================================================================
VTUS#   VENTRUS BIOSCIEN    -1.51  -1.69    10.7  -1.01   -49.5  -0.29   -2.46
QRE     QR ENERGY LP         0.20     na      na   0.37   -45.9   0.12    0.51
SEH     SPARTECH CORP       -0.07  -0.04   -75.0  -0.05   -40.0  -0.31   -5.72
AIQ     ALLIANCE HEALTHC    -0.11  -0.06   -83.3  -0.08   -37.5   0.24   17.39
XOMA    XOMA CORP           -0.34  -0.84    59.5  -0.25   -36.0   0.16    8.16
GNVC    GENVEC INC          -0.19  -0.10   -90.0  -0.14   -35.7  -0.03   -1.17
HWCC    HOUSTON WIRE & C     0.17   0.16     6.3   0.25   -32.0  -0.37   -2.54
AMCX    AMC NETWORKS-A       0.41     na      na   0.60   -31.7  -2.04   -4.43
VVTV    VALUEVISION ME-A    -0.17  -0.01 -1600.0  -0.14   -21.4  -0.01   -0.54
PGNX    PROGENICS PHARM     -0.32  -0.57    43.9  -0.29   -10.3   0.13    1.40
ARNA    ARENA PHARMACEUT    -0.16  -0.23    30.4  -0.15    -6.7   0.00    0.00
OILT    OILTANKING PARTN     0.30     na      na   0.32    -6.3   0.35    1.14
PRSC    PROVIDENCE SERVI     0.22   0.33   -33.3   0.23    -4.3  -0.13   -0.83
WGO     WINNEBAGO INDS      -0.03   0.11      NM   0.04      NM   1.44   16.18
AXAS    ABRAXAS PETRO       -0.06  -0.02  -200.0   0.05      NM  -0.20   -5.38
STON    STONEMOR PARTNER    -0.11  -0.25    56.0   0.01      NM  -0.34   -1.37
USEG    US ENERGY CORP      -0.05  -0.07    28.6   0.00      na  -0.03   -0.92

* - Company in Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
# - Company reported in the late afternoon.

To contact the reporter on this story: Wendy Soong in New York at at csoong@Bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alex Tanzi at at atanzi@Bloomberg.net


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