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Liberty Global Earnings Preview: Analysts Expect Rising Revenue, Falling EPS Over Previous Quarter


Liberty Global (NASDAQ: LBTYA) unveils its next round of earnings this Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Get the latest predictions in Benzinga's essential guide to the company's second quarter earnings report.

Earnings and Revenue:

Based on estimates, investors are readying for a positive EPS reading of 26 cents per share and revenues of $2.58 billion. Wall Street will be looking to see how this quarter's numbers compare to the year-ago quarter's loss of $2.58 per share on revenues of $2.17 billion. We'll have to wait for Tuesday to see if Liberty Global falls in line with analyst expectations and reports an estimated increase in both EPS and revenue from the year-ago quarter.

Here's how the company's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q1 Q4 Q3 Q2
EPS Estimate $0.20 $0.24 -$0.10 -$0.14
EPS Actual $0.83 $0.18 $0.37 -$2.58

Stock Performance:

Shares of Liberty Global were trading at $42.84 as of July 27, 2011. Since January 1st, shares of Liberty Global have given investors a return of 21.1%.

Average Stock Rating:

The average rating by analysts for Liberty Global is a Moderate Buy. The strength of this rating has declined slightly over the past three months.


Looking for a sympathy stock to trade or interested in the performance of other companies in the same sector? Take a look at some of Liberty Global's peers.

  • Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR): Hold with a -$0.58 recent quarter EPS
  • Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA): Moderate Buy with a $0.36 recent quarter EPS
  • Cablevision Systems (CVC): Hold with a $0.38 recent quarter EPS
  • NET Servicos de Comunicacao S.A (NETC): Hold with a $0.21 recent quarter EPS

Liberty Global is in the cable TV industry, which has experienced price/earnings growth of 0.4%.

Finally, a description of the company's main areas of operation: Liberty Globalis an international provider of video, voice and broadband internet services, with consolidated broadband communications and/or direct-to-home satellite operations mainly in Europe, Japan and Chile.

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