TiVo CorporationTIVO is slated to release fourth-quarter 2017 results on Feb 27.
TiVo's fourth-quarter revenues are likely to benefit from the company's new licensing agreements and launch of innovative products. However, elevating operating expenses in order to sustain survive amid stiff competition is expected to dent the company's profitability.
New Licensing Agreements to Drive Revenues
TiVo, one of the world's leading media and entertainment providers, is signing multi-year licensing agreements with customers.
During the soon-to-be-reported quarter, the company announced that its services have been adopted by Altice USA per an agreement spanning over six years. Additionally, its multi-year Intellectual Property (IP) licensing agreement with Sony SNE was renewed during the quarter. These deals are anticipated to bring in additional revenues.
Impressive Product Pipeline
TiVo's product pipeline is a major positive, in our opinion. The company's strategy of offering real-time content delivery significantly enhances the utility of its products, which is a tailwind.
TiVo Roamio has gained significant traction due to its added ability to connect the company's mobile apps, and stream and download live as well as recorded television programs. The company's innovative product pipeline will boost the top line.
TiVo has been witnessing stiff competition from Internet video providers such as Alphabet's YouTube, Netflix NFLX , Apple AAPL and Roku, which has been negatively impacting its subscriber base. As a result, TiVo has been increasing its operating expenses to stay ahead of competition, which is likely to hamper the company's profitability.
Notably, the company's total cost and expenses increased 15.2% to $199.5 million in third-quarter 2017 from $173.2 million incurred in the year-ago quarter.
TiVo Corporation Price and EPS Surprise
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The Zacks Consensus Estimate for fourth-quarter earnings is pegged at 39 cents per share. Additionally, analysts polled by Zacks project revenues of roughly $212.2 million.
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