What to Expect When DirecTV (DTV) Reports Earnings Results Tomorrow

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of DirecTV  (DTV) were gaining 0.3% to $90.68 Monday ahead of the satellite TV firm's first quarter earnings announcement before the bell on Tuesday.

Analysts expect DirecTV to report earnings of $1.53 a share and revenue of $8.47 billion for the first quarter.

The satellite TV company reported earnings of $1.53 a share for the fourth quarter of 2014, beating analysts' estimates of $1.40 a share for the quarter. The company reported revenue of $8.92 billion for the fourth quarter, compared to analysts' estimates of $8.91 billion.

In the first quarter of 2014, DirecTV reported earnings of $1.09 a share, missing analysts' estimates of $1.50 a share. The company saw revenue of $7.86 billion in the year-ago quarter, missing analysts' estimates of $7.91 billion.

TheStreet Ratings team rates DIRECTV as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate DIRECTV (DTV) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

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