Time Warner (NYSE: TWX ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 1. 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 grow 2.2% and EPS will grow 11.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $7.13 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.75.
Last quarter, Time Warner tallied revenue of $8.16 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $8.19 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 $1.17. GAAP EPS of $1.21 for Q4 were 57% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.77 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 46.4%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.0%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.3%, 490 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $29.74 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.68.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,063 members out of 1,252 rating the stock outperform, and 189 members rating it underperform. Among 356 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 321 give Time Warner a green thumbs-up, and 35 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 $50.14.
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