investora2z Thursday, 10/31/13 07:09:03 AM Re: None Post # of 271 The company has been posting good numbers consistently. This time the revenues were a bit below estimates, but the earnings per share was better. The cable communications segment continued to grow as the revenues increased by 5.2% to $10.49 billion. The NBC segment revenues declined by 14.2% to $5.85 billion . Within the cable communications part, the TV subscribers declined again, and the broad band subscribers continued to increase. Over the past three years, the TV subscribers have declined from 23 million to 21.6 million, and the broadband subscribers have increased from 17 million to 20.3 million. Within the NBC segment, Cable Networks revenues were up 4% to $2.23 billion, Broadcast TV revenues down 41% to $1,644 million, Filmed Entertainment revenues up 3.3% to $1.4 billion, and Theme Parks revenues were up 7.9% to $661 million. So the broadcast TV revenues business dragged down the top-line for this segment. Analysts have recently expressed positive sentiments about the company. The company's three-year revenue growth is higher than the industry average, and the average dividend yield is also higher. The company can benefit from its expanded partnership with CBS as it is likely to help it retain its existing subscribers and attract new subscribers. The stock has also done well backed by the improvement in fundamentals. The last two years have seen secular growth, and the stock has doubled during the period. The dividend payments have increased over the last few years. It continues to explore emerging high potential segments which can help bolster growth in the long term. It has recently made a small investment in the fantasy sports where companies like Yahoo (YHOO) and MGT Capital Investments (MGT) have put in their money. The stock is a consistent performer and is a good long term bet.