The success of cable alternatives (as well as the cable companies) depend on the financial might of the companies involved. With the March – June quarter closed out, earning season is upon us once again. Here’s when the various companies are planning to send out earnings announcements.
|Company||Earnings Date||Market Expectations|
|The New Generation|
|Netflix||July 25, 2011||Earnings: $1.11 / share
Revenue: $0.79 B
|Apple||July 19, 2011||Earnings: $5.63 / share
Revenue: $24.52 B
|Amazon||July 26, 2011||Earnings: $0.34 / share
Revenue: $9.36 B
|The Old Guard|
|Comcast||Aug 3, 2011||Earnings: $0.41 / share
Revenue: $13.81 B
|Time Warner Cable||July 28, 2011||Earnings: $1.16 / share
Revenue: $4.93 B
|AT&T||July 21, 2011||Earnings: $0.60 / share
Revenue: $31.33 B
|Verizon||July 22, 2011||Earnings: $0.55 / share
Revenue: $27.43 B
Some popular companies associated with streaming are privately held. These include:
- Hulu – A private company joint venture of NBC-Universal (Comcast), News Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, Providence Equity Partners. They may be changing hands soon.
- Roku – Another private company that is in private hands. Netflix is rumored to have a stake in Roku.
- Crackle – This Hulu / Netflix follow-on is wholly owned by Sony.
Apple is rather late to the game to say when they’ll announce earnings. The last two times were January 19th and April 21st. This should place the announcement close to July 19th.
Update: Apple confirmed for July 19th.
Update 2: Netflix now 25th, Amazon the 26th, Comcast Aug 3rd.