Discovery (DISCA) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in Store?

Discovery DISCA is set to report second-quarter 2020 results on Aug 5.

For the quarter, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings has increased a penny to 71 cents per share over the past 30 days. The figure indicates 27.6% decline from the year-ago reported figure.

The consensus mark for revenues, pegged at $2.49 billion, implies a 13.6% decline from the year-ago reported figure.

Notably, the company’s earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate in two of the trailing four quarters, missing the same in the rest, the average surprise being 2%.

Discovery, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Discovery, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Discovery, Inc. price-eps-surprise | Discovery, Inc. Quote

Let’s see how things have shaped up for this announcement.

Factors to Consider

Discovery’s second-quarter 2020 performance is expected to have suffered from lower ad demand and spending due to the coronavirus outbreak. The company generates more than 55% of its revenues from advertising and the weakness is expected to have hurt Discovery’s top-line growth in to-be-reported quarter.

Moreover, cancellation of sporting events globally due to the pandemic is expected to have deterred growth for Eurosport, Discovery’s primary sports-oriented linear network. Moreover, late resumption of sporting events in Europe is expected to have hurt Dplay’s viewership.

Further, the bottom-line performance is likely to reflect incremental spending on direct-to-consumer initiatives and International growth efforts during the quarter.

Nevertheless, Discovery is likely to have gained traction from the growing popularity of Food Network. Further, the increasing availability of its content across linear, digital over-the-top platforms like Hulu and Sling TV is expected to have improved traffic.

International revenues are also likely to have got a boost from the U.K. TV Lifestyle business.

What Our Model Says

Per the Zacks model, the combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. But that’s not the case here.

Discovery has an Earnings ESP of -7.04% and a Zacks Rank #4. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

Stocks to Consider

Here are some other companies worth considering as per our model, these have the right combination of elements to beat on earnings this reporting cycle:

GoPro GPRO has an Earnings ESP of +9.86% and a Zacks Rank #2. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Peloton Interactive PTON has an Earnings ESP of +29.03% and is #2 Ranked.

ViacomCBS VIAC has an Earnings ESP of +23.03% and a Zacks Rank of 3.

Breakout Biotech Stocks with Triple-Digit Profit Potential

The biotech sector is projected to surge beyond $775 billion by 2024 as scientists develop treatments for thousands of diseases. They’re also finding ways to edit the human genome to literally erase our vulnerability to these diseases.

Zacks has just released Century of Biology: 7 Biotech Stocks to Buy Right Now to help investors profit from 7 stocks poised for outperformance. Our recent biotech recommendations have produced gains of +50%, +83% and +164% in as little as 2 months. The stocks in this report could perform even better.

See these 7 breakthrough stocks now>>

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report
GoPro, Inc. (GPRO): Free Stock Analysis Report
Discovery, Inc. (DISCA): Free Stock Analysis Report
ViacomCBS Inc. (VIAC): Free Stock Analysis Report
Peloton Interactive, Inc. (PTON): Free Stock Analysis Report
To read this article on click here.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

More Related Articles

Info icon

This data feed is not available at this time.

Sign up for Smart Investing to get the latest news, strategies and tips to help you invest smarter.