Entercom Communications: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Entercom Communications (NYSE:ETM) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, May 8th. Entercom Communications Corp. is a radio broadcasting company with operations in the United States. The Company owns and operates FM and AM stations in various markets. Entercom’s stations provide a variety of programming such as music and news/talk.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Entercom Communications Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.00 per share on revenues of $78.29 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 25.53.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.23 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.75, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

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

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 438.82 372.43 391.45 382.73 388.92
Diluted EPS ($) -14.05 0.15 1.23 1.76 0.30

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 ($) in millions 95.13 79.97 104.57 102.30 102.09
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2206 -0.03 -0.09 0.22 0.1921

Past Performance:
Entercom Communications has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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

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