Northern, WI  11/7/2012 (BasicsMedia)  —  Consumer Cross Section: TimeWarner (NYSE:TWX) plus booking stock Orbitz (NYSE: OWW) and language learner Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST) all report today at various times throughout today’s trading.  Always, always watch the consumer demand in as wide a swatch as you can.

Time Warner (NYSE:TWX)  — For Time Warner it is all about the second half of 2012.  The start of the year was a range traded flatline – followed by a gallop in Q3 in a statement today the company reaffirmed its 2012 full-year business outlook theycontinue to expect its 2012 full-year percentage growth rate in Adjusted Diluted Net Income per Common Share  to be in the low double digits off a 2011 Adjusted EPS base of $2.89. This $40B MarketCapper is a long, long way from the days of AOL.

Orbitz (NYSE:OWW) –Orbitz Worldwide Inc said Wednesday that profit rose in the third quarter, as growth in hotel and vacation package revenue offset falling air travel revenue and it cut operating expenses.  The online travel agency said quarterly net income came to $14.8 million, or 14 cents a share, compared with $11.2 million, or 11 cents a share, a year earlier

The Orbitz plane crashed in August as shares dumped from $4.50 to the low $2 range holding out revenue hope for them is at the bottom of the ocean!!  I love Orbitz..just looks like they are having trouble with profitability (duh! the stock is less than a hat size) and margins and I expect to see changes in management and this online booker to get absorbed somewhere in the upcoming Airline consolidation which looms.

Orbitz operates as an online travel company worldwide.  The company offers various products and services comprising air travel, hotels, vacation packages, car rentals, cruises, travel insurance, as well as destination services, such as ground transportation, event tickets, and tours. Its brand portfolio includes Orbitz, CheapTickets, The Away Network, and Orbitz for Business in the United States; ebookers in Europe; and HotelClub and RatesToGo internationally

Rosetta Stone (NYSE:RST)  — Rosetta doubled in 2012 going from $7 p/s to $14 in 6 mo’s!!  The company expects (or should I say the street) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 7. Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Rosetta Stone’s revenues will wane -5.0% and EPS will remain in the red.  The average estimate for revenue is $61.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.05.  Last quarter, Rosetta Stone booked revenue of $60.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.9% lower than the prior-year quarter’s $66.7 million

 

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