Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 26. 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 Cablevision Systems's revenues will expand 0.4% and EPS will wither -59.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.70 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.
Last quarter, Cablevision Systems logged revenue of $1.69 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.67 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 $0.22. GAAP EPS were -$0.01 for Q3 compared to $0.14 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 51.6%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.1%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.2%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.74 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.58.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 106 members out of 172 rating the stock outperform, and 66 members rating it underperform. Among 60 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 41 give Cablevision Systems a green thumbs-up, and 19 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cablevision Systems is hold, with an average price target of $17.06.
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