Snapshots, satellites, and savings will play bit parts in the week of news that's waiting to happen.
Buy a picture. It'll last longer. At least that's the mindset at Jupitermedia
It's a much bigger business than you think. It's also more lucrative. Since the second quarter of 2002, Jupitermedia has come in ahead of analyst forecasts every single period. That's why it's not much of a stretch to hope for earnings to come in ahead of the $0.19-per-share mark that Wall Street is banking on when the company announces its results on Monday.
Yes, great snapshots can be lucrative, especially to deep-pocketed companies that need fancy photography for their sites and don't feel like settling for the overused clip-art collections. It's why Jupitermedia and its rival Getty Images have been doing so well. Over the past three years, Getty Images has seen its shares nearly triple -- while Jupitermedia has been a 10-bagger. Yes, that's right. Investors have been smiling in these portraits.
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However, Tuesday's report will be interesting if the company either raises or lowers its current forecast of 2.7 million subscribers by the end of the year. Tune in and arm yourself for the next heated debate.
Some conference calls are never boring. Take Overstock.com
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You've got to love it when a company earns $940 a share -- yes, 940 big ones -- and still misses its quarterly mark. That could really only happen to one company, Berkshire Hathaway
Want to learn more about the companies waiting to report earnings this week? Check out:
- Images Makeover for Jupitermedia
- Viacom: It's Twins!
- Taking Stock of Overstock
- Dueling Fools: Sirius
Until next week, I remain,
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz would like to point out that Warren Buffett befriended Overstock's CEO as a child. That's because Patrick Byrne's dad ran one of Buffett's companies. Rick does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.