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The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is a $69.88 billion market cap company that trades an average of 11.23 million shares per day. Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.24 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.49. The company was founded in 1923 and is based in Burbank, California.

Time Released: Right At Closing
Industry: Broadcasting & Cable TV
Recent Price: $37.43
52 Week High: $44.34
52 Week Low: $31.55
Book Value: $20.83

Next quarter estimated mean earnings are $0.73 per share. Analyst estimates range between $0.62 and $0.8 per share.

The P/E ratio has dropped, as the current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 16.56, while the forward P/E ratio is now 12.56. It will be interesting to see if pricing is currently at a discount, or if the market has been correct to price in lower growth expectations. My take is that the odds favor a nice runup in price after earnings come out. The stock has been discounted, and like the whole market, beat over the head the last week. The P/E is now so low that even if they don't beat the stock appears like it will move higher.

Investors have been rewarded with an increase of year-over-year revenue. Revenue reported was $38.06 billion for 2010 vs. $36.15 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $3.00 million for 2010 vs. $3.00 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $6.00 million for 2010 vs. $5.00 million for 2009. Hang on to this one and don't let your shares go to cheaply.

Gross revenue is growing at an annual rate of 5.29%.

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Mar-11 $ 9.12 b $ 9.08B $ -40.47M -0.44%
Dec-10 $ 10.52 b $ 10.72B $ 194.40M 1.85%
Sep-10 $ 9.95 b $ 9.74B $ -206.36M -2.07%
Jun-10 $ 9.39 b $ 10.00B $ 610.38M 6.5%
Mar-10 $ 8.39 b $ 8.58B $ 186.82M 2.23%

M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.57 0.49 -0.08 -14.04%
Dec-10 0.56 0.68 0.12 21.43%
Sep-10 0.46 0.45 -0.01 -2.17%
Jun-10 0.58 0.67 0.09 15.52%
Mar-10 0.45 0.48 0.03 6.67%

(Some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS)

Liberty Media Corp (Interactive) (NASDAQ:LINTA) trades an average of 4.59 million shares per day. On average, analysts are expecting $0.13 per share. The company is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Time Released:NA
Industry: Broadcasting & Cable TV
Recent Price: $15.57
52 Week High: $18.65
52 Week Low: $10.10
Book Value: $10.57

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Mar-11 $ 2.18 b $ 2.16B $ -16.99M -0.78%
Dec-10 $ 2.85 b $ 2.89B $ 38.65M 1.36%
Sep-10 $ 1.92 b $ 1.97B $ 43.77M 2.27%
Jun-10 $ 2.02 b $ 2.05B $ 30.10M 1.49%
Mar-10 $ 2.02 b $ 2.02B $ 3.27M 0.16%

M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.13 0.07 -0.06 -46.15%
Dec-10 0.25 0.66 0.41 164%
Sep-10 0.05 0.17 0.12 240%
Jun-10 0.11 0.10 -0.01 -9.09%
Mar-10 0.12 0.51 0.39 325%

(Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC) is a $6.63 billion market cap company that trades an average of 2.52 million shares per day. Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.07 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.38. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Bethpage, New York.

Time Released: 30 minutes before the bell

Industry: Broadcasting & Cable TV

Recent Price: $23.10

A beat of $0.45 per share, will top the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.37 and $0.58 per share.

The P/E ratio has been under pressure, as the current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 17.63, while the forward P/E ratio is now 12.03. It appears based on the lower P/E that investors are pricing in less growth.

Revenue year-over-year has increased from $7.23 billion for 2010 vs. $6.85 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $360.95 million for 2010 vs. $285.57 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $1.00 million for 2010 vs. $1.00 million for 2009. If you take a look at CVC, don't make the mistake of thinking it's tanking; about a month ago gives the appearance of a company that could having issues. The price move after the spin-off can largely be pointed at the overall market driving downward pressure on all stocks.

I believe this one has a very good chance of hitting on the high end or a total beat. what are your thoughts and why?

Revenue growth is at an annual rate of 5.61%.

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Mar-11 $ 1.94 b $ 1.92B $ -14.76M -0.76%
Dec-10 $ 1.85 b $ 1.87B $ 16.10M 0.87%
Sep-10 $ 1.80 b $ 1.81B $ 11.14M 0.62%
Jun-10 $ 1.77 b $ 1.80B $ 31.70M 1.79%
Mar-10 $ 1.73 b $ 1.75B $ 22.10M 1.28%

M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.41 0.38 -0.03 -7.32%
Dec-10 0.41 0.41 0 0.00%
Sep-10 0.41 0.37 -0.04 -9.76%
Jun-10 0.38 0.2 -0.18 -47.37%
Mar-10 0.31 0.24 -0.07 -22.58%

(Some onetime items are often excluded in reported EPS)

DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH) is a $12.71 billion market cap company that trades an average of 2.2 million shares per day. Analysts are expecting an improvement of $0.02 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.75. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

Time Released:NA
Industry: Broadcasting & Cable TV
Recent Price: $28.73
52 Week High: $32.56
52 Week Low: $17.33
Book Value: $-1.14

Investors will be looking to top $0.77 per share, based on the estimated mean earnings. Analyst estimates range between $0.7 and $0.91 per share.

Revenue year-over-year has increased from $12.64 billion for 2010 vs. $11.66 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $984.73 million for 2010 vs. $635.55 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising with an EBIT year-over-year of $1.00 million for 2010 vs. $1.00 million for 2009.

Revenue growth is at an annual rate of 8.37%.

Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
Mar-11 $ 3.23 b $ 3.22B $ -6.94M -0.21%
Dec-10 $ 3.21 b $ 3.21B $ -5.96M -0.19%
Sep-10 $ 3.15 b $ 3.21B $ 53.08M 1.68%
Jun-10 $ 3.13 b $ 3.17B $ 36.83M 1.18%
Mar-10 $ 3.04 b $ 3.06B $ 14.79M 0.49%

M = millions, B = billions

Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Estimate Actual Difference Difference %
Mar-11 0.67 0.75 0.08 11.94%
Dec-10 0.54 0.56 0.02 3.7%
Sep-10 0.42 0.55 0.13 30.95%
Jun-10 0.53 0.57 0.04 7.55%
Mar-10 0.50 0.52 0.02 4%

(Some one time items are often excluded in reported EPS)

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Source: 4 Broadcasting and Cable TV Companies Reporting Earnings Tuesday