TiVo Inc. Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek

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TiVo, Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Tivo is a provider of technology and services for digital video recorders.

TiVo, Inc. Earnings Preview Cheat Sheet

Wall St. Earnings Expectations: The average estimate of analysts is for net loss of 25 cents per share, a narrower loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 30 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 22 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It has risen from a loss of 26 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting profit of 51 cents per share, a spike from a loss of 74 cents last year.

Past Earnings Performance: The company’s quarterly results have come in above estimates for the last three quarters. Last quarter, the company booked net loss of 21 cents per share versus a mean estimate of a loss of 23 cents per share.

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Wall St. Revenue Expectations: Analysts predict a rise of 22.8% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $50.8 million.

Analyst Ratings: Analysts are high on the stock, with 10 analysts rating it as a buy, none rating it as a sell and one rating it as a hold.

A Look Back: In the third quarter, the company’s loss widened to a loss of a $24.5 million (21 cents a share) from a loss of $20.6 million (18 cents) a year earlier, but beat analyst expectations. Revenue rose 27.4% to $64.8 million from $50.9 million.

Key Stats:

TiVo’s revenue has increased for two consecutive quarters. In the second quarter, the figure rose 18.7%.

Stock Price Performance: Between December 20, 2011 and February 17, 2012, the stock price had risen $2.95 (32.6%), from $9.06 to $12.01. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between January 31, 2012 and February 9, 2012, when shares rose for eight straight days, increasing 17.3% (+$1.80) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between November 15, 2011 and November 25, 2011 when shares fell for eight straight days, dropping 13.9% (-$1.47) over that span.

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)

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