Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 22. 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 Charter Communications's revenues will expand 4.0% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.91 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.17.
Last quarter, Charter Communications notched revenue of $1.88 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.81 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 -$0.87. GAAP EPS were -$0.87 for Q3 against -$0.78 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 54.4%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.4%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.6%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.51 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$2.54.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Charter Communications is outperform, with an average price target of $81.12.
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