Fashioning Value Into Profits

On Wednesday before the bell, mega discount retailer to the masses TJX (TJX) is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter fiscal-year 2012 results. As consumers scramble for bargains, the stock is only going one way -- up, and to the right. With earnings per share (EPS) returning a three-year compounded annualized return of 27%, can TJX keep turning value into profits?

When TJX reports tomorrow, I expect more of the same: adjusted EPS growth for fiscal 2012 of 14% on top of 23% growth in FY 11 and 48% in FY10. For the quarter, the Street is expecting profits of $0.62, a jump of 19.2% from the year-ago quarter. Revenue is expected to rise 11%, year over year, to $6.7 billion. For the year, investors are expecting $23.2 billion in revenue, $2.00 in operating earnings per share and a consolidated comp-store sales increase of 4%....290 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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