I actually think Q1 2013 will prove to be worse than 2012, but I don't think it will be significant or move the needle in any way (even if I'm wrong and 13 is better than 12). It's all about the guidance, which i hope they'll give. I can't see this tanking too much but who knows. There is upside if the guidance is good. But they can easily just say they're waiting on MDTV as a reason to not give guidance though. I'm curious why the deal hasn't closed yet; the biggest part, the financing, is done. You can see how over the past year MDTV has gone from conference call, to just a press release, and now last quarter to simply the required SEC filing. Nothing yet for their Q1. Maybe just a quiet 10-K after market close today. Deteriorating results may have caused all parties involved to renegotiate.
I've given up on trying to prdict an EPS # but am in complete agreement that forward guidance.is the key. Specific info regarding MDTV could certainly move the needle as well.....hopefully Mandel talks about the value of the subs that MBND currently owns.