Dish Network Corp. (DISH) : Earnings Preview

Dish Network Corp. (DISH) is set to release its second-quarter 2015 results before the open of the trading session today, August 5. Checking in on the numbers, the consensus is expecting a profit of $0.46 per share from Dish Network. Revenue is seen increasing 2.71% year-over-year from $3.69 billion to $3.79 billion.

As a quick reminder, Dish reported 1Q/15 EPS of $0.76, $0.36 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.40. Revs came in at $3.70 billion compared to $3.59 in 1Q’14 and versus the $3.74 billion consensus.

On valuation measures, Dish Network Corp. Cl A shares are priced at 27.02x this year’s forecasted earnings, compared to the industry’s 15.38x earnings multiple. The company’s current trailing-12 price-to-sales ratio is 2.06. EPS for the same period registers at $2.42.

Dish Network shares have declined 4.50% in the last 4 weeks and 3.91% in the past three months. Over the past 5 trading sessions the stock has gained 2.18%. The Englewood, Colorado-based provider of pay TV services in the United States, which is currently valued at $30.26 billion, has a median Wall Street price target of $79 with a high target of $109. Dish Network Corp. is up 5.60% year-over-year, compared with a 9.26% gain in the S&P 500.

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