Will Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) Manage To Meet Analyst Expectations On Tuesday With Earnings Report?

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been the primary reason for many cable companies to run for cover and change their strategies. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) had shown tremendous growth till the October quarter in 2014, during which the company had recorded 50 million subscribers globally. But the third quarter results showed that the subscriber growth has slowed down, which impacted the stock price. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock started falling after October quarter and has nearly lost around 25% value since then. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) is expected to report the fourth quarter and full-year results on Tuesday, which will decide the direction that the stock might move. ‘The Street’ article discusses about the possibility of Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) growing in future.

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Many feel that Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)’s growth is just starting as the cord cutting has been increasing significantly and even conventional cable TV providers are switching towards streaming services. Many analysts still remain bullish on Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock, in spite of the recent dip in its share value.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has started its streaming seven years before, and some reports suggest that nearly 55% US households uses streaming services like Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). Analysts expect that it still has a lot of opportunity to grow further in and outside US.

Some analysts predict that Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) will have an annual earnings growth rate of 40% by the end of 2019. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock also has average price target of $390 over the next 12 months.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has pushed companies like Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to start its own streaming service. Traditional cable companies like HBO and Showtime has even opened their own streaming service to protect them from cord cutting. This also means more competition for Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) in the space.

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has given a guidance of 4 million subscriber addition for the fourth quarter, which was given a split of 1.85 million domestic and 2.15 million global subscriber addition. If Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) meets this target, they are most definitely heading upwards. But if they miss this, the stock may plunge down again.

Analysts predict Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) to report out a 45 cents per share earnings and $1.48 billion revenue for fourth quarter, with earnings dropping by 43% and revenue increasing by 26% year-over-year. Analysts also expect the full year earnings to be around $3.42 per share and revenue to be around $5.5 billion, which will be up by 85% and 26% respectively from the last year. If Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) report meets these expectations the stock will most definitely soar higher.

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