By the Numbers

Netflix Stock Performance During Earnings


Among large corporations reporting earnings this week, Netflix will release second-quarter-figures on Monday after the bell. Shares of the online movie-rental company are up 162 percent in the past year.

The consensus First Call EPS estimate stands at $1.11 compared to last year's gain of $0.80, while revenue is expected to come in at $791.5 million, compared to a gain of $519.8 million during the same period last year.

What follows are some facts and figures on how the company's shares traded in the most recent earnings reports. 


  • Beat revenue estimates 4 of the past 8 quarters

  • Beat EPS estimates 7 of the last 8 quarters

  • Beat annual EPS estimates for 5 straight years

  • In 2010, 100 percent of Netflix revenue derived from the United States. In the fall of that year, however, netflix started offering unlimited streaming-only in Canada and on July 5, 2011, the company announced it will launch internet streaming services in 43 Latin American and Caribbean countries later this year.

  • Netflix shares are up about 61 percent year-to-date, after rising 219 percent in 2010

  • Competitors' Performance so far in 2011: Apple +24%, Disney +9%, Oracle +4%, Amazon +19% and Coinstar +32%

  • Netflix shares closed at a record high of $298.73 on July 13, 2011, and are currently trading down about 6% from that level

  • Short-interest as a percent of float stands at 19.5 percent

  • According to Thomson Reuters estimates, the mean price target among 23 financial analysts is $264.45

Stock Performance By The Numbers

  • In the past 8 quarters, Netflix shares rose 5.73 percent, on average, the day after the company reported its quarterly results
  • In 5 of the last 8 earnings reports, the stock trended up within 11 days, gaining more than 8 percent

S&P Consumer Discretionary Sector:

  • Third best performing sector so far in 2011, up 9.5 percent
  • Netflix is the best performing stock in this sector year-to-date, with a gain of 61 percent, followed by Wynn Resorts, up 59 percent, and Chipotle Mexican Grill, up 57 percent

Source: CNBC Analytics & Thomson Reuters

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