Time Warner Cable Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, April 25th. Time Warner Cable Inc. offers cable television subscription services. The Company also offers Internet access and voice over Internet protocol telephone services.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Time Warner Cable Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $1.39 per share on revenues of $5.49 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 13.14.

Analyst Trends:

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 $1.73 to a profit $1.69. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $6.53, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Time Warner Cable has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 17,200 17,870 18,870 19,680 21,390
Diluted EPS ($) -22.55 3.05 3.64 4.97 6.90

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

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 4,993 5,134 5,404 5,363 5,485
Diluted EPS ($) 1.72 1.20 1.43 2.60 1.67

Past Performance:
Time Warner Cable has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)