Belo Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Belo (NYSE:BLC) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. Belo Corporation owns and operates television stations, regional cable news channels, and Internet websites. The Company’s television stations are located in the southern, southwestern, and northwestern United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Belo Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.15 per share on revenues of $159.45 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 10,270.00.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.22 to a profit $0.23. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.78, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Belo has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 733.47 590.27 687.40 650.14 714.72
Diluted EPS ($) -4.50 -1.06 0.83 0.55 0.95

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 180.29 155.90 177.62 176.27 204.93
Diluted EPS ($) 0.29 0.14 0.24 0.24 0.33

Past Performance:
Belo has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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