Fast Fool Facts: Time Warner Leans on Cable

Media giant Time Warner (NYSE: TWX  ) reported Q2 earnings on Aug. 1.

  • For the quarter, Time Warner's cable division -- publicly traded as Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC  ) -- was the star with a 59.2% leap in sales.
  • If cable was the winner, then Time Warner's AOL counterpart was the clear loser. AOL's revenue dropped by 38.1% thanks to a decline in subscribers. For some time now, AOL has been trying to change its image from subscriptions to advertising.
  • Looking forward, Time Warner stands by its 2007 guidance and wants to repurchase $5 billion in stock.
  • During the quarter, Time Warner finished swapping assets with Liberty Media (Nasdaq: LINTA  ) . Time Warner received 68.5 million shares in exchange for $960 million in cash and, among other things, the Atlanta Braves.

(Figures in millions, except per-share and CAPS data)

Q2 2007

Q2 2006

Change

Revenue

$10,980

$10,361

6%

Net Income

$1,067

$1,014

5.2%

EPS

$0.28

$0.24

16.7%

CAPS Score
(out of 5)

Outperform

Underperform

CAPS

***

643

99

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