On Nov. 2, Spanish-language media company Univision Communications (NYSE:UVN) released third-quarter earnings for the period ended Sept. 30.

  • The television business was the main driver of financial results for the third quarter.
  • EPS grew 13% to $0.26 on increased net income and a reduced share count.
  • Free cash flow stayed relatively flat.
  • Univision has a two-star rating in Motley Fool CAPS.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

Avg. Est.

Q3 2006

Q3 2005

Change

Sales

$561

$536

$498

7.8%

Net Profit

--

$88

$79

11.2%

EPS

$0.28

$0.26

$0.23

13.0%

Diluted Shares

--

339

343

(1.2%)



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Margin Checkup

Q3 2006

Q3 2005

Change*

Operating Margin

31.69%

31.72%

(0.03)

Net Margin

16.43%

15.92%

0.51

*Expressed in percentage points.

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Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

Q3 2006

Q3 2005

Change

Cash + ST Invest.

$251

$86

192.1%

Accounts Rec.

$454

$375

21.2%



Liabilities

Q3 2006

Q3 2005

Change

Accounts Payable*

$244

$269

(9.3%)

Long-Term Debt**

$1,090

$1,217

(10.5%)

*Includes accrued liabilities.
**Includes capital lease obligations.

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Cash Flow Highlights

YTD 2006

YTD 2005

Change

Cash From Ops.

$331

$330

0.1%

Capital Expenditures

$62

$65

(5.1%)

Free Cash Flow

$269

$265

1.4%



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