Rogers Communications Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

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Rogers Communications (NYSE:RCI) will report earnings after markets close on Monday, April 22nd. Rogers Communications, Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. The Company’s activities include wireless voice and data communications services over its national GSM and HSPA networks; cable television, telephony and high speed Internet access services over its broadband networks; and radio and TV broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines, and sports entertainment.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Rogers Communications Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.75 per share on revenues of $3.09 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 14.97.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.95 to a profit $0.96. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.46, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Rogers Communications has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 10,700 10,330 11,830 12,580 12,490
Diluted EPS ($) 1.57 2.38 2.68 2.87 3.25

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 3,189 2,986 3,053 3,197 3,256
Diluted EPS ($) 0.61 0.58 0.74 0.91 1.02

Past Performance:
Rogers Communications has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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