Time Warner (NYSE: TWX ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 6. 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's revenues will increase 0.6% and EPS will increase 17.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $8.24 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.10.
Last quarter, Time Warner logged revenue of $6.84 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $7.07 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 $0.86. GAAP EPS of $0.86 for Q3 were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.78 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 46.8%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.9%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.2%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $28.86 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.23.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,054 members out of 1,246 rating the stock outperform, and 192 members rating it underperform. Among 337 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 299 give Time Warner a green thumbs-up, and 38 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Time Warner is outperform, with an average price target of $44.91.
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