A Forward Look, The Year Ahead - Research Report on Skechers USA Inc., Starz, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., SolarWinds Inc. and CA, Inc.
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For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link below: http://pdf.reuters.com/pdfnews/pdfnews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20130314:nPn3137072 NEW YORK, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Skechers USA Inc. (NYSE:SKX), Starz (NASDAQ:STRZA), Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE:SNI), SolarWinds Inc. (NYSE:SWI) and CA, Inc. (NYSE:CA). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. Skechers USA Inc. Research Report Skechers beat expectations with its latest earnings report, with shares rising 8.58 percent. Revenues rose $395.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $337.62 million, while gross profit was $168.5 million compared to $112.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. This came despite the controversy surrounding its toning shoes, which was supposedly made to lose weight, build muscle, and generally improve health for the wearer. The Federal Trade Commission last year ended up calling out Skechers for its so-called "unfounded claims" and settled with Skechers for $40 million for misleading advertising. The Full Research Report on Skechers USA Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/5e79_SKX] -- Starz Research Report The timing of the recent spin off of TV network Starz from Liberty Media Corp was never better. Shares of the new public company jumped 7.4 percent this week to $17.91 after it extended its contract to the rights of Sony Pictures Entertainment movies through 2021, beating a rival offer from online video-streaming service Netflix. Sony also owns Tristar and Columbia Pictures. The original deal was set to expire in 2016, so the company paid Sony a modest increase in licensing, which is now at $200 million annually for the license to 35 to 40 films per year. The new deal also removes the limit of people who can watch Sony movies streamed at Starz's website, as well as the company's online streaming services Starz Play and Encore Play. The extension came as rival online-only streaming service Netflix won the rights to Disney's movies two months ago, which was formerly held by Starz since 1993. Sony was the company's only other major studio film supplier, making the renewal deal crucial. In comparison, Netflix will be paying $300 million a year to Disney. Starz was spinned off by Liberty in mid-January, which analysts believe is a potential acquisition target. The Starz channel has 21 million subscribers, while Encore has 34 million subscribers. An analyst from ISI says the company is slated to generate $1.62 billion in revenues this year, 80 percent of which would come from affiliate fees from cable companies. The Full Research Report on Starz - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/d75f_STRZA] -- Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. Research Report Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. saw its fourth quarter earnings soar to $305.8 million or $2.02 per share thanks to tax adjustments and increased revenue from advertising and fees. Revenues came in at $605 million or 84 cents per share for the quarter, up 9.3 percent year on year. The company, which carries lifestyle-oriented channels like Food Network, HGTV, and Travel Channel, had robust advertising rates and higher affiliate fee revenue in recent quarters with the growing ratings of their channels. In addition, its systematic share buyback program will enhance profitability further. However, Scripps did miss expectations, which slightly pulled the stock price down a bit last week. The consensus estimate for revenue was $614.8 million, or 92 cents per share. Barclays Capital reiterated the company's stock at "equal weight" because of that, with a $62 price target. The Full Research Report on Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/1dbd_SNI] -- SolarWinds Inc. Research Report SolarWinds reported earnings of 36 cents per share for Q4, at an increase of 24 percent year-on-year, beating Zacks' estimate of 29 cents per share. Revenues were also up 32 percent year-on-year at $73.5 million for the quarter, also beating the company's own estimates. The company just recently transitioned to an IT management software company from a network management company within the past 12 to 15 months, after expanding its offerings for IT professionals. SolarWinds sets itself apart from competitors with its much lower prices, at only 10-15 percent of its competitors' offerings, thanks to its unique Internet-based business model. The average package offering of its competitors is at $100,000, while SolarWinds' products cost at an average of $8,800. Unlike other IT firms, SolarWinds posted high growth in the struggling European market, at a whopping 56 percent last year. The company is also expecting exponential growth in Asia-Pacific and Latin America moving forward, with additional web and product localization as well as new sales centers. SolarWinds' product portfolio is still growing via acquisitions, and has made five in last year alone. Its offerings now include software that manage business applications, computer servers and data storage systems. Analysts say the company will continue making acquisitions this year. The Full Research SolarWinds Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/8863_SWI] -- CA, Inc. Research Report CA Tech beat expectations in its Q3 report, posting adjusted earnings of 63 cents per share compared to the expected 57 cents. Earnings and revenue, however, are down five percent each year-over-year, as sales of Mainframe solutions decline. But on the flipside, the company is looking to bounce back with its increased cloud exposure, which has been lauded by IT research firm IDC. CA Tech is seen to capitalize on the slowly growing demand for cloud computing in the long term. Its continuing share buyback and dividend payout is also going to help maintain shareholder-friendliness in the long run. CA Tech, formerly known as Computer Associates, is trying to bounce back from a controversial $2.2 billion accounting fraud issue in 2000 and 2001. The stock price has been up $10 per share at $25 since then. The Full Research Report on CA, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/8d5e_CA] -- Consider Investors Alliance Tired of hearing about the latest, greatest trade opportunity... only to realize that the ship has long sailed? You need a strong, informative community in your arsenal. Join the group that has been consistently identifying momentous situations as they develop - long before they become the next top news on major financial networks. 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