Clearwire Earnings: Here’s Why Shares are Down Now

Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 0.60%.

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Clearwire Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $-0.33 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.40 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 1.44% to $318 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Clearwire Corporation reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.33 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $-0.23. It beat the average revenue estimate of $306.23 million.

Quoting Management: “Our ongoing focus on driving our retail business cash contribution, controlling costs and maintaining liquidity continues to yield results,” said Erik Prusch, President and CEO of Clearwire. “Our day-to-day focus on delivering for our customers and the substantial progress on the TDD-LTE network build demonstrate the company’s commitment to execution during this transition period.”

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Revenue increased 2.17% from $311.24 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased to $-0.33 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.27 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a loss of $0.2 to a loss $0.23. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of $0.85 to a loss of $0.89 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)