LIN TV Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

LIN TV Corp. (NYSE:TVL) had a loss and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

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LIN TV Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.02 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.08 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 36.63% to $141 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: LIN TV Corp. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.02 per share. By that measure, the company met the mean analyst estimate of $-0.02. It beat the average revenue estimate of $139.45 million.

Quoting Management: President and Chief Executive Officer Vincent L. Sadusky said: “After achieving record results last year, ad revenue is off to a slower start in 2013. However, retransmission revenues and the continued growth and contribution of our digital business more than offset declines. We are excited about our two recent acquisitions of HYFN and Dedicated Media and their ability to drive synergies and expand our unique portfolio of digital marketing services.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 28.12% from $196.17 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased to $-0.02 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.57 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 $0.29 to a profit $0.24. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.95 to a profit of $0.74 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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