What happened

Investors in sports streaming specialist FuboTV (FUBO -0.74%) were beating the market on Tuesday as the stock had soared 39% by 1 p.m. ET, compared to a 0.3% uptick in the S&P 500. The rally ahead of a company investor day presentation erased just a small portion of the losses that shareholders have seen so far this year, though, and the stock is still down roughly 60% in 2022.

That price slump set the stage for a rally like the one that investors saw on Tuesday. It was also powered by hopes that the management team on Tuesday afternoon would give a brightening outlook.

So what

FuboTV executives are set to make a presentation at the company's annual investor day meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

FuboTV in early August showed solid growth in its live TV streaming platform. Revenue rose 65% in the core U.S. market thanks to higher advertising revenue and an expanding base of paying subscribers.

Now what

Management at the time noted a new focus on cutting costs so that FuboTV can more quickly move toward positive free cash flow. Investors are hoping to hear about progress along those lines in the company's presentation this afternoon.

FuboTV might also update its short-term growth outlook during that presentation. As of early August, executives predicted that slowing user growth in Q2 would give way to accelerating gains this quarter thanks to increasing interest in sports programming. The company needs to show faster subscriber gains, while making moves toward reducing its net losses before most Wall Street pros would warm up to the growth stock.

There might be several more quarters of sluggish earnings results ahead. Management isn't projecting positive free cash flow until 2025, in fact. But speeding up that timeline through more cost cuts or higher prices could push the stock even higher.