TiVo Corporation is scheduled to report third-quarter 2019 results on Nov 7. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for third-quarter earnings and revenues is pegged at 15 cents and $149.7 million each, indicating no change in earnings and a revenue decline of 9.13% from the respective year-ago reported numbers. In the trailing four quarters, the company missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate thrice and topped it once, the average negative earnings surprise being 28.2%. In the last reported quarter, TiVo’s revenues of $176.2 million surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $162 million and also inched up 2% year over year, driven by solid growth in core IP Licensing revenues. Meanwhile, the company’s non-GAAP earnings per share came in at 33 cents, up from 26 cents a year ago.
Let’s see how things are shaping up for the upcoming announcement.
Factors to Consider TiVo’s third-quarter results are likely to reflect increasing licensing agreements. Opportunities to thrive in the international markets, content providers and new media are likely to have been consistent positives. During the quarter under review, the company signed a number of license contracts including those with Vodafone and Liberty Latin America. It also expanded its IP license agreement with LG Electronics (LG). This is likely to have a positive bearing on its upcoming quarterly results. Moreover, growing adoption of TiVo Experience 4 is expected to have been a positive. However, higher IP litigation spends on account of investment in the ongoing Comcast litigation might have been a major headwind. Further, in terms of revenues, the third quarter is traditionally a softer quarter for the company, which makes us apprehensive about its results. What Our Model Says The proven Zacks model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for TiVo this time around. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the chances of beating estimates. But that’s not the case here. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter. TiVo’s Zacks Rank #2 and an Earnings ESP of 0.00% make surprise prediction difficult. Stocks to Consider Here are some stocks worth considering as our model shows that these have the right combination of elements to beat on earnings in their upcoming releases: Activision Blizzard, Inc ( ATVI Quick Quote ATVI - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +24.30% and a Zacks Rank of 1. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here. Eyenovia, Inc. ( EYEN Quick Quote EYEN - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +10.51% and a Zacks Rank of 2. iHeartMedia, Inc. ( IHRT Quick Quote IHRT - Free Report) has an Earnings ESP of +3.17% and is Zacks #2 Ranked. Biggest Tech Breakthrough in a Generation Be among the early investors in the new type of device that experts say could impact society as much as the discovery of electricity. Current technology will soon be outdated and replaced by these new devices. In the process, it’s expected to create 22 million jobs and generate $12.3 trillion in activity. A select few stocks could skyrocket the most as rollout accelerates for this new tech. Early investors could see gains similar to buying Microsoft in the 1990s. Zacks’ just-released special report reveals 8 stocks to watch. The report is only available for a limited time. See 8 breakthrough stocks now>>