Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Time Warner Cable's revenues will increase 10.4% and EPS will grow 12.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $5.51 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.56.
Last quarter, Time Warner Cable notched revenue of $5.36 billion. GAAP reported sales were 9.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.91 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.41. GAAP EPS of $2.60 for Q3 were 141% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.08 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 53.4%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.0%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.1%, 790 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $21.42 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.75.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 194 members out of 235 rating the stock outperform, and 41 members rating it underperform. Among 73 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 67 give Time Warner Cable a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Time Warner Cable is outperform, with an average price target of $99.23.
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