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Shaw Communications's Upcoming Earnings: What You Need To Know

Wednesday - 4/10/2013, 2:00am  ET

Shaw Communications is expected to report Q2 earnings on April 12. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Shaw Communications's revenues will wither -1.9% and EPS will drop -7.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.22 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Shaw Communications notched revenue of $1.33 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.26 billion.

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

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.48. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q1 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 per share.

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

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 40.8%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.8%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.0%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.60.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 120 members out of 130 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 31 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 29 give Shaw Communications a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Shaw Communications is hold, with an average price target of $21.16.

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