The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict DIRECTV's revenues will increase 7.5% and EPS will grow 11.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $8.02 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.14.
Last quarter, DIRECTV reported revenue of $7.42 billion. GAAP reported sales were 8.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $6.84 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.90. GAAP EPS of $0.90 for Q3 were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 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 46.6%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.4%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.6%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $29.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.20.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 731 members out of 807 rating the stock outperform, and 76 members rating it underperform. Among 221 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 208 give DIRECTV a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DIRECTV is outperform, with an average price target of $56.27.
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