Cablevision: Q2 Profit Exceeds Estimates

by Christopher Freeburn | August 7, 2012 2:21 pm

Cablevision: Q2 Profit Exceeds Estimates

Cablevision (NYSE:CVC[1]) said on Tuesday that it earned $63.5 million during the second quarter[2], down 28% from $87.8 million in the same period last year.

EPS was 24 cents for the quarter. That beat Wall Street, which was looking for 19 cents a share, Bloomberg noted.

Revenue increased slighly to $1.7 billion, up fractionally from 2011, and matching the prediction of analysts.

Shares of Cablevision remained mostly flat in Tuesday afternoon trading.

Year-over-year earnings were dented by last year’s spin off of AMC Networks (NASDAQ:AMCX[3]).

The company said it added 25,000 new subscribers to its high-speed Internet service and 23,000 new subscribers to its telephone service during the quarter. The number of cable TV subscribers remained flat, which beat a 10,000 subscriber loss estimated by analysts.

Company officials noted capital expenditures of $296.4 million during the quarter, a 38% boost over last year. The company is investing in new services and technology to compete with rivals like Verizon (NYSE:VZ[4]).

Analysts cited by Bloomberg said that Cablevision was in an “investment mode.”

Endnotes:
  1. CVC: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CVC
  2. during the second quarter: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-08-07/cablevision-profit-beats-estimates-as-internet-subscribers-rise
  3. AMCX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AMCX
  4. VZ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=VZ

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