Charting Time Warner's Latest Earnings Release

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Time Warner (NYS: TWX) reported earnings on Aug. 1. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Time Warner missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.


Margins contracted across the board.

Revenue details
Time Warner reported revenue of $6.74 billion. The 27 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $6.96 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $7.03 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.59. The 29 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.59 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.44 for Q2 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.59 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 42.7%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.0%, 120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.4%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $7.03 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.84.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $29.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.20.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,062 members out of 1,248 rating the stock outperform, and 186 members rating it underperform. Among 313 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 277 give Time Warner a green thumbs-up, and 36 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 $42.69.

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