Multiband Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

Multiband (NASDAQ:MBND) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 1st. Multiband Corporation provides a range of voice, data, and video communications systems and subscriber services. The Company delivers satellite-based digital cable television, local dial tone, long distance, and high-speed Internet services on one combined billing and delivery platform to residents of multi-dwelling properties.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Multiband Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.04 per share on revenues of $73.87 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 46.79.

Analyst Trends:

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 loss of $0.01 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.03, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Multiband has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Revenue ($) in millions 15.08 42.98 268.99 265.59 300.18
Diluted EPS ($) -0.34 -1.04 0.91 0.30

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Sep. 30, 2011 Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 86.37 77.56 72.23 69.80 85.70
Diluted EPS ($) 0.16 0.06 -0.07 -0.01 0.07

Past Performance:
Multiband has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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