Liberty Media Corp (Interactive) Third Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Liberty Media Corp (Interactive) (NASDAQ:LINTA) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. Liberty Media is engaged in the video and on-line commerce, media, communications, and entertainment industries.

Liberty Media Corp (Interactive) Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 14 cents per share, a decline of 17.6% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. The average estimate is the same as three months ago. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from 13 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 43.1% versus last year to 82 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: The company topped estimates last quarter after missing forecasts the quarter prior. In the second quarter, it reported profit of 30 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 20 cents per share. In the first quarter, it missed forecasts by 5 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $2.1 billion in revenue this quarter, a rise of 6.6% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $9.61 billion for the year, a rise of 7.6% from last year’s revenue of $8.93 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on Liberty Media Corp (Interactive as three analysts rate it as a buy, none rate it as a sell and three rate it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the second quarter, profit rose more than threefold to $182 million (30 cents a share) from $58 million (10 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 9.4% to $2.25 billion from $2.05 billion.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 6.6% in the first quarter from the year earlier, climbed 6.5% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 7.7% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Liberty Media Corp (NASDAQ:LSTZA), Liberty Media Corp (NASDAQ:LCAPA), Outdoor Channel Hldgs., Inc. (NASDAQ:OUTD), Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE:SNI), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), Crown Media Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:CRWN), Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCA), NTN Buzztime, Inc. (AMEX:NTN), and ValueVision Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVTV).

Stock Price Performance: During August 9, 2011 to November 2, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.56 (10.8%) from $14.49 to $16.05. It saw one of its worst periods between June 2, 2011 and June 20, 2011 when shares fell for 13-straight days, falling 14.3% (-$2.58) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 8, 2011 when shares rose for 10-straight days, rising 11.1% (+$1.77) over that span. Shares are up 28 cents (+1.8%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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