It’s anyone’s guess
So, will the Z10 successfully turn Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) around? No one knows. While the consensus earnings estimates look decent (profit of 32 cents per share this year), I have never seen a wider range of estimates amongst a group of analysts, who are presumably looking at the same figures, products, etc. There are 36 major analysts currently following BlackBerry, and they estimate between a 60 cent loss and $1.58 profit for this year. In other words, they have no idea! The range is even wider for next year, and analysts predict anywhere from a $1.64 loss to a $1.70 profit.
With all of this uncertainty, you can be sure of one thing. There will certainly be a strong market reaction, one way or another, when 1Q 2014 earnings are release on June 28. So, should you get in ahead of the report? While it is a big risk to speculate on the success of the Z10, the value of BlackBerry’s assets creates a level of downside protection that is rarely seen. Maybe it is worth the risk…after all, if the Z10 beats estimates, even by a little bit, Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) could produce huge gains for those brave enough to buy.
Matthew Frankel owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends Apple. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple.
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