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February 5, 2013
13:37 EDTTWXEarnings Preview: Time Warner makes organizational changes ahead of Q4 report
Time Warner (TWX) is set to report Q4 earnings before the market opens on Wednesday, February 6, with a conference call scheduled for 10:30 am ET. Time Warner is a media and entertainment company that which owns HBO, CNN, Warner Bros., and Time Inc. among other media properties... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.10 on revenue of $8.25B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.08-$1.12 on revenue of $7.94B-$8.89B... LAST QUARTER: Time Warner reported Q3 adjusted EPS of 86c against estimates for 82c on revenue of $6.8B on estimates for $6.9B. In its Q3 earnings release, Time Warner reaffirmed its FY12 business outlook, saying it expects full-year low double-digit EPS percentage growth off an FY11 adjusted EPS base of $2.89, with current consensus estimates for FY12 EPS at $3.21. In November, Time Warner named former NBC (CMCSA) Universal CEO Jeff Zucker president of CNN. In January, the Warner Bros. Television Group signed a licensing agreement with Netflix (NFLX) giving Netflix the rights to eight Time Warner shows. Late last month, Kevin Tsujihara was named CEO of Warner Bros., and Time Inc., which publishes Time magazine, laid off about 500 employees, or 6% of its staff... STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been muted on Time Warner this quarter, with Goldman upgrading its U.S. Media sector to Attractive from Neutral on January 22. A number of firms also upgraded their price targets on Time Warner, including Stifel Nicolaus to $56 from $51, and Lazard to $56 from $54, respectfully. Both firms kept Buy ratings on the company... PRICE ACTION: Shares of Time Warner have gained more than 16% since its Q3 earnings report. In afternoon trading ahead of tomorrow's Q4 earnings report, shares of Time Warner are trading down almost 0.5%.
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November 20, 2014
07:42 EDTTWXStudios looking abroad for opportunity in TV licensing, WSJ reports
For U.S. television studios, such as Time Warner’s (TWX) Warner Bros., licensing shows abroad, which was once a small side business, has become a much-needed source of growth and is increasingly needed to make shows profitable, reported The Wall Street Journal. In addition to Time Warner, CBS Corp. (CBS), Sony (SNE) and 21st Century Fox (FOXA) also see huge promise from international TV distribution, the report noted. Reference Link
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06:33 EDTTWXWarner Bros. wins 'Hobbit' royalties fight against Weinsteins, WSJ reports
Time Warner's Warner Bros. has prevailed over the Weinstein brothers in a $75M-plus lawsuit over the royalties for the second and third "Hobbit" films, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing people with knowledge of the situation. Reference Link

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