Unlike kids at Christmas time, investors and financial analysts do not like surprises. Unfortunately, that’s what they’ve received lately from Rogers.-- from a posting by the iconoclastic financial website Motley Fool. It asks "Is Rogers Communications a buy?" and its answer is "no". Such opinions and what happens to Rogers's wireless and cable business is a matter of concern for its important portfolio of magazines, including some of Canada's largest.
Rogers reported earnings per share, total earnings or net income divided by shares outstanding, which missed analysts’ expectations by about 7% during each of the last two quarters. In fact, Rogers hasn’t exceeded expectations on earnings for over a year. Until management can meet, and exceed, earnings expectations consistently, it’s unlikely its share price will make any meaningful gains.