Dish Network Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. DISH Network Corp. provides a direct broadcast satellite subscription television service in the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Dish Network Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.53 per share on revenues of $3.61 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 27.86.

Analyst Trends:

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 profit of $0.64 to a profit $0.6. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.22, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 11,620 11,660 12,640 14,050 14,270
Diluted EPS ($) 1.98 1.42 2.20 3.39 1.41

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 ($) in millions 3,631 3,582 3,572 3,523 3,590
Diluted EPS ($) 0.6978 0.80 0.50 -0.35 0.4599

Past Performance:
Dish Network has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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