SIRIUS XM Radio Meets on Revenues, Misses on EPS

SIRIUS XM Radio (Nasdaq: SIRI  ) reported earnings on Feb. 5. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), SIRIUS XM Radio met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share was unchanged.

Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
SIRIUS XM Radio reported revenue of $894.3 million. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $899.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $783.7 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.01. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.02 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.02 were the same as the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 63.1%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.9%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.5%, 840 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $915.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.83 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.10.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 4,535 members out of 5,515 rating the stock outperform, and 980 members rating it underperform. Among 793 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 573 give SIRIUS XM Radio a green thumbs-up, and 220 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on SIRIUS XM Radio is outperform, with an average price target of $3.25.

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  • Report this Comment On February 06, 2013, at 11:20 AM, RPagJD007 wrote:

    What are you talking about? SIRI met EPS expectations at $.02/sh. Where did you come up with $.01/sh? Obviously, you aren't doing your homework or job, or else you are intentionally misleading your readers in order to encourage dumping of SIRI stock...which is it?

  • Report this Comment On February 06, 2013, at 12:43 PM, duze54 wrote:

    i agree with RPagJD007. You got your figures reversed!! Someone who shorted would be happy to see your figures! Hope you didn't screw some weak hands out of their shares.

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