Sirius XM Radio Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 9, 2012. SIRIUS XM Radio broadcasts its music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic and weather channels in the United States for a subscription fee through its proprietary satellite radio systems: the SIRIUS system and the XM system.

Sirius XM Radio Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of one cent per share, a decline of 50% 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 was unchanged. It also has not changed during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 50% versus last year to 6 cents.

Past Earnings Performance: Last quarter, the company beat estimates by one cent, coming in at profit of 2 cents per share against an estimate of net income of. The company also topped expectations in the second quarter.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts are projecting a rise of 6.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $785.5 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are bullish on this stock with six analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and two rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, profit rose 54.1% to $104.2 million (2 cents a share) from $67.6 million (one cent a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 6.3% to $762.5 million from $717.5 million.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue rose 6.4% in the second quarter from the year earlier, climbed 9% in the first quarter from the year-ago quarter and 8.8% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year.

Stock Price Performance: During November 7, 2011 to February 3, 2012, the stock price had risen 45 cents (26.5%) from $1.70 to $2.15. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 5, 2011 and October 14, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 22.4% (+33 cents) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between December 1, 2011 and December 8, 2011 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 9.6% (-18 cents) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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