This week, for all intents and purposes will see the end of earnings season. There will of course be exceptions to this but the following companies will be reporting sometime either before or after and market close tomorrow and certainly warrant a look towards what the Street is expecting from each.

Earnings Preview: Time Warner Cable, Royal Dutch Shell, DIRECTV

Earnings Prewiew

Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC):

Time Warner Cable Inc (NYSE:TWC), together with its subsidiaries, offers video, high-speed data, and voice services to residential and business service customers over its broadband cable systems in the United States. The company provides a range of video services, including video on demand and digital video recorder services, as well as programming in three-dimensional format; residential high-speed data services with connection to the Internet; and digital phone services to residential customers.

Time Warner Cable Inc (NYSE:TWC) is looking to continue the earnings beat that Comcast showed enjoyed earlier in the week. Time Warner Cable completed the rollout of its next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 (Wideband) service, which is offered to residential and business customers. Based on this, Time Warner Cable expects to add significant subscribers, particularly in the high speed broadband segment and analysts are expecting Time Warner Cable to beat earnings expectations.

The consensus is looking from Time Warner Cable to report earnings of $1.65 for the quarter compared to year-over-year earnings of $1.43. For the fiscal year, earnings are expected to come in at $6.45 compared to earnings of $6.90 the year prior.

Revenue for the quarter is expected at $5.58 billion up 3.2% from the corresponding quarter when Time Warner Cable saw sales of $5.4 billion. For the fiscal year, revenue is expected at $22.25 billion up 4% over the year prior when Time Warner saw sales of $21.39 billion.

Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A) (RDS.B):

Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores for and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It also converts natural gas to liquids to provide fuels and other products; markets and trades natural gas; extracts bitumen from mined oil sands and converts it to synthetic crude oil; and generates electricity from wind energy.

Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B) is expected to report earnings of $1.86 for the quarter. This number is up nearly 3% from the year-over-year quarter. For the year, Royal Dutch Shell is expected to report earnings of $8.39 per share.

Revenue for the quarter is expected to come in at $113.17 billion down 3.3% for the corresponding quarter the year before. For the fiscal year revenue is expected to come in at $441.25 billion.


DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) provides digital television entertainment in the United States and Latin America. The company engages in acquiring, promoting, selling, and distributing digital entertainment programming primarily through satellite to residential and commercial subscribers. It offers direct-to-home digital television services, as well as multi-channel video programming distribution services. The company also provides access to various channels of digital-quality video entertainment and audio programming; digital video recorders; high-definition (HD) television channels and 3D channels; video-on-demand (VOD) service under the DIRECTV CINEMA name; and local channels in HD to households.

DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) is trading up over 1.25% on the day as it prepares to release earnings tomorrow.

The consensus is expecting quarterly earnings of $1.33 compared to the corresponding quarter when earnings were $1.09. For the fiscal year, earnings per share are expected at $4.91 compared to the year prior when earnings were $4.44 per share.

Revenue for the quarter is expected by the consensus to come in at $7.75 billion up 7.3% from corresponding quarterly sales of $7.22 billion. For the year, revenue is expected at $31.87 billion a gain of just over 7% from the year prior when DIRECTV had sales of $29.74 billion.