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Monster Pre-Earnings: Growth Likely Accelerated In Q4, But Currency Headwinds Could Hit Earnings

Monster (MWW) is scheduled to report its fourth quarter results for 2014 on Tuesday, February 10th. Its business has highly under-performed over the last few years, due to increased competition from professional social-networking sites as well as regional sites, leading to around 70% erosion in its stock value over the last five years. The latest earnings assume heightened significance, considering the results will be a test of the company’s latest strategies that include expanding the number of job listings and candidate profiles, leveraging social media, and adding more flexibility to pricing plans.

We expect the company to report sequential growth in the top-line for the fourth quarter, bolstered by results in the North American region. Since the transition of the sales force to train them on newer products and services was completed at the end of Q3, we expect this contributed to an acceleration of revenue growth that will continue… Read More …