Time Warner Inc. to Report First-Quarter 2017 Results

Cornelia Mascio
Marzo 30, 2017

The 20 day simple moving average is -1.35% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.37%. Time Warner Inc has a 1-year low of $68.97 and a 1-year high of $99.29. The firm earned $7.90 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.71 billion. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) established that the company was able to keep return on investment at 37.96 in the trailing twelve month while Reuters data showed that industry's average stands at 14.42 and sector's optimum level is 10.63. The share price of the stock plunged -2.08% for the year. (TWX) is $105.32/share according to the consensus of analysts working on the stock, with an expected EPS of $1.46/share for the current quarter. Time Warner had a return on equity of 19.29% and a net margin of 13.39%.

The company reported an impressive total revenue of 29.32 Billion in the last fiscal year. Its share price has risen 3.54% in three months and is down -0.34% for the last five trades. For the past 5 years, the company's revenue has grown 11%, while the company's earnings per share has grown 12.9%.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 28th were issued a dividend of $0.4025 per share. This represents a $1.61 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.63%.

The ability for Time Warner Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.4, and quick ratio is 1.2. The stock is a Buy among 10 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on TWX shares. Brean Capital reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Time Warner in a report on Thursday, December 15th. The share price is trading in a range of $98.16 - 98.63. Pivotal Research reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $107.50 target price on shares of Time Warner in a report on Thursday, January 12th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.30 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a "hold" rating and set a $108.00 price target on shares of Time Warner in a research report on Thursday, February 9th.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 18.97, a price to book ratio of 3.77, and a price to sales ratio of 0.72.

In related news, Chairman Jeffrey L. Bewkes sold 172,932 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 21st. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 699,379 shares in the company, valued at $67,413,141.81. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

The shares outstanding for Time Warner Inc.is levered at 774.33 *. The Company operates through three segments: Turner, which consists of cable networks and digital media properties; Home Box Office, which consists of domestic premium pay television and streaming services, and global premium pay, basic tier television services and streaming services, and Warner Bros., which consists of television, feature film, home video and videogame production and distribution.

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