Todays earnings news will be positive. If they earn zero cents and miss revenue by $5 million - the PE will drop from 19 to 13 and they will have revenue growth of 18% yoy. The unfortunate piece is the "going forward" piece.
If they don't talk about the positives - cash generation, stock buy back, and continued improvement in financial performance and go directly to - fios is slowing down, we haven't got a committment on our "cloud" product, no new customers for conferencing, etc., there will be no reward for this turn around by management.
How can you win? Management has to stay positive and SELL the performance they have achieved or the stock is going to just sit in penny stock heaven for another few qtrs. If they meet the sky high revenue numbers the only analyst has on the company this stock should double - that has about a 5% chance of happening. Good luck to all the faithful here.