Tw telecom Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

TW Telecom (NASDAQ:TWTC) will unveil its latest earnings on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Tw telecom inc. is a national provider of managed network services specializing in Ethernet and data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VPN, VoIP and network security services.

TW Telecom Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net income of 9 cents per share, a decline of 10% from the company’s actual earnings for the same quarter a year ago. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 10 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down, but it has been unchanged at 9 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 38 cents per share, a decline of 7.3% from last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company met estimates last quarter after beating the forecasts in the prior two. In the first quarter, the company reported net income of 8 cents per share versus a mean estimate of profit of 8 cents per share. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, the company beat estimates by 0 cents.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: On average, analysts predict $338.5 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 6.8% from the year ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $1.37 billion for the year, a rise of 7.9% from last year’s revenue of $1.27 billion.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts seem relatively indifferent about tw telecom with nine of 17 analysts surveyed maintaining a hold rating.

Key Stats:

Revenue has risen the past four quarters. Revenue increased 6.9% to $332.5 million in first quarter. The figure rose 5.5% in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year from the year earlier, climbed 5.1% in the third quarter of the last fiscal year from the year-ago quarter and 5.2% in the second quarter of the last fiscal year.

Competitors to Watch: Level three Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:LVLT), AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL), Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY), AboveNet, Inc. (NYSE:ABVT), Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:PAET), Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE:CBB), XO Holdings Inc. (XOHO), and Fusion Telecommunications Int’l, Inc. (FSNN).

Stock Price Performance: During May 9, 2011 to August 3, 2011, the stock price had fallen $2.85 (-13.1%) from $21.74 to $18.89. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 27, 2011 and February 8, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 13.3% (+$2.25) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 2, 2011 when shares fell for nine-straight days, falling 9.7% (-$2.03) over that span. Shares are up $1.84 (+10.8%) year to date.

(Source: Xignite Financials)

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