National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) had a loss and beat 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.
National CineMedia, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $0.00 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.02 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 3.92% to $82.2 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: National CineMedia, Inc. reported adjusted EPS of $0 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.01. It beat the average revenue estimate of $80.17 million.
Quoting Management: “Our strong Q1 results reflected our continued focus on expanding our network geographic reach, our strategy to secure more content partner and other client commitments upfront and a great effort by our media sales teams”, said Kurt Hall National CineMedia’s Chairman and CEO. Mr. Hall continued, “With the strength of our Q1 and Q2 local and regional business and strong late Q2 national scatter activity, we appear to also be benefiting from the steady economic recovery and the impact of time shifting and programming fragmentation in the media marketplace. These macro trends also appear to be helping online and mobile video which has further expanded the video advertising marketplace in which we compete.”
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Revenue decreased 29.08% from $115.9 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased to $0.00 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.16 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: 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 profit of $0.16 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.69, which is the same with that ninety days ago.
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