CMGI Earnings Expectations (CMGI, SFE, ICGE)

September 24, 2007 by Douglas A. McIntyre

CMGI (NASDAQ:CMGI) is set to report earnings after the market close on Tuesday, September 25, 2007.  As a reminder, one of the recent quarter earnings did actually come out ahead of the market close.  So this will be one to watch on Tuesday from about 2:00 PM EST on.

This is going to boil down to the results from ModusLink, its logistics operations.  If you want to trust the one stated estimate it is $0.02 EPS on $256.6 million.  Here was what the company offered for guidance at its last conference call.

There is always a chance that Wall Street will look at the alternative energy investments, but right now it seems that the focus will be on the actual results if other companies are a decent bogey here.  We recently noted its new launch in Europe with more geographies promised.

Sometimes the obvious is all that matters, and that seems to be the case going into this earnings report.  In the past there have been many similar ties to Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE) and to Internet Capital Group (NASDAQ:ICGE), although there have been very indirect ties on news and relative price moves over the last year.

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Shares closed down $0.03 at $1.59 today on only 5.465 million shares, and the 52-week trading range is $1.03 to $2.60.  Average trading volume is back down to well under 10 million shares, far short of when the buzz machine was surrounding this every day.

Jon C. Ogg
September 24, 2007

Jon Ogg can be reached at jonogg@247wallst.com; he produces the Special Situation Investing Newsletter and he does not own securities in the companies he covers.