TiVo Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO) will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Tivo is a provider of technology and services for digital video recorders.

TiVo Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 23 cents per share, a wider loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 21 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 17 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has been unchanged at a loss of 23 cents during the last month.

Past Earnings Performance: The company fell in line with estimates last quarter after missing in the prior quarter. After falling short of the mean estimate by 2 cents in the first quarter, the company fell in line with expectations by reporting net loss of 23 cents last quarter.

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A Look Back: In the second quarter, the company’s loss widened to a loss of a $27.7 million (23 cents a share) from a loss of $19.6 million (17 cents) a year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue rose 6.7% to $65.3 million from $61.2 million.

Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $60.1 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 16% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $232.8 million for the year, a rise of 22.3% from last year’s revenue of $190.3 million.

Analyst Ratings: With 12 analysts rating the stock a buy, none rating it a sell and one rating the stock a hold, there are indications of a bullish stance by analysts.

Key Stats:

On the top line, the company is looking to build on four-straight revenue increases heading into this earnings announcement. Revenue rose 27.4% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year, 19.1% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year and 48.1% in the first quarter before increasing again in the second quarter.

Balance Sheet Analysis: The company’s current ratio of assets to liabilities came in at 4.51 last quarter. Having a ratio above 2:1 is usually considered a good indicator of a company’s liquidity and ability to meet creditor demands.

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(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)