Liberty Global Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Ambivalent Now

Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA) 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.

Liberty Global Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.04 in the quarter versus EPS of $2.60 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 25.25% to $3.16 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Liberty Global Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.04 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.35. It beat the average revenue estimate of $2.96 billion.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 14.24% from $2.77 billion in the previous quarter. EPS decreased to $-0.04 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.00 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 profit of $0.9 to a profit $0.67. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.33 to a profit of $2.04 over the last ninety days.

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

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