Intelsat SA Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Rising Now

Intelsat SA (NYSE:I) 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 up 1.72%.

Intelsat SA Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results:

Revenue: Decreased 0% to $654 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Intelsat SA reported adjusted EPS loss of $4.19 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $-2.67. It beat the average revenue estimate of $651.66 million.

Quoting Management: Intelsat CEO Dave McGlade said, “With the completion of our April IPO and successful debt refinancing initiatives in the first half of 2013, we’re driving a positive cycle of delevering our balance sheet. Lower interest costs and reduced capital expenditures will enable increased cash flow, which in turn should allow us to further reduce debt. I’m confident Intelsat is well-positioned to create value for all of its stakeholders.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 0% from $0 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 loss of $0 to a profit $0.4. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of $0 to a loss of $1.65 over the last ninety days.

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