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Pandora Media (P) earnings preview: eyes on the AdsWizz acquisition

Carla Olson | 8:46 pm ET, 28 Jul 2018

Pandora Media, Inc. (P) is expected to report earnings on July 31 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal quarter ending June 2018. Shares are trading at 8.19, down -0.12%.

What are P earnings expectations?  What should investors know about Pandora?

The Pandora stock has been worn down by years of competition with Spotify (NYSE:SPOT) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), but in the past 3 months, it finally showed signs of life.  The 50% surge in the last 3 months brought the stock price back up to the levels from over a year ago. The bulls are stoked about Pandora’s subscription services and also the AdsWizz acquisition, which powered the stock’s recent comeback. 

AdsWizz is an ad-tech platform that serves as a marketplace for programmatic audio ads. AdsWizz has many customers.  The bulls claim that the ad platform will help Pandora benefit from secular growth in audio and voice, and AdsWizz success on a quarterly basis won't be completely correlated with listening trends at Pandora.  So the company’s future will be a bit less tied to actual Pandora listening.

Pandora Media Inc. has a mixed history of beating analysts’ earnings estimates.  In the past four quarters, the company: 

  • Beat analyst EPS estimates by 3 cents ($-.21 actuals vs. $-.24 forecast) in FQ2’17;
  • Beat analyst EPS estimates by 1 cent ($-.06 actuals vs. $-.07 forecast) in FQ3’17;
  • Missed analyst EPS estimates by 14 cents ($-.21 actuals vs. $-.07 forecast) in FQ4’17;
  • Beat analyst EPS estimates by 10 cents ($-.27 actuals vs. $-.37 forecast) in FQ1’18.

For FQ2’18, EPS is expected to grow by 33% year-over-year to $-.14, while revenue is expected to decline 1% year-over-year to $374 million.  

Over the last month, Pandora Media, Inc. (P) returned -0.97%.

Pandora Media, Inc. (P) average analyst price target ($7.40) is -9.65% below its current price ($8.19).

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Pandora allows users to listen to music selections based on the user's artist or genre preference and then provide positive or negative feedback, which is utilized by the program to choose subsequent musical selections. Pandora can be accessed through a web browser or the company's application that can be downloaded to a personal computer or mobile phone. The service is available in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Pandora derives the majority of its revenue in the United States. 

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Pandora Media, Inc. (P) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Updated at: 1:19 am ET, 25 Dec 2018

The analysis below may be helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about P stock:

  • Is P a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold P stock today?
  • Is P a good buy / a good investment?
  • What are P analyst opinions, recommendations, ratings?

Here are P stock buy reasons/signals:

1. P quarterly revenue growth was 10.30%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.55% and 5.41%, respectively).

2. P average analyst price target ($9.64) is above its current price ($7.72).

Here are P stock sell reasons/signals:

1. P profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -13.31pp.

2. P Price/Book ratio is 44.36, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios.

3. P short share of float is 10.60%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

4. P short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.66. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

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