Focus Media Earnings: Here’s Why Shares are Down Now

Focus Media Holding Ltd. (NASDAQ:FMCN) delivered a profit 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 0.11%.

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Focus Media Holding Ltd. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 1.43% to $0.71 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.70 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 2.43% to $250.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Focus Media Holding Ltd. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.71 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.72. It beat the average revenue estimate of $248.86 million.

Quoting Management: Jason Jiang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Focus Media said, “In the fourth quarter of 2012, our operation’s performance was in-line with our previous expectations as we continue to be affected by a slower overall advertising spending in China.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 2.37% from $256.28 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 0% from $0.71 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 $0.56 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.45, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

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