Can Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) meet your expectations?

We are going to take a close look at Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) today to get a better sense of the company and its current status, as well as the opportunity it may offer for prospective investors. Today?s focus will be a fundamental evaluation of the stock from top to bottom.

As such, let?s start with the top line: Revenue trends.

Last quarter, the company saw its overall sales move to 1.35B in total revenues. That represents an overall change in revenues, on a quarterly year/year basis of 0.08%. If we translate that into sequential terms, the company saw sales grow by 0.04% from quarter to quarter.

It?s important to closely track the top line data. There?s no better way to measure the end market?s reception of a company?s products. But no one truly wins without bottom line success, which is what we need to look at next.

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. NASDAQ: SIRI is intriguing when broken down to its core data. The cost of selling goods last quarter was 712.12M, yielding a gross basic income of 635.45M. For shareholders, given the total diluted outstanding shares of 4.74B, this means overall earnings per share of 0.04 . Note, this compares with a consensus analyst forecast of 0.04 in earnings per share for its next fiscal quarterly report.

Given that data, we now turn to a more thorough glance across analyst expectations for the company going forward.

At present, analysts hold a consensus average recommendation of Overweight. This is based on a total of 17 analysts. While we don?t suggest taking analyst recommendations at face value plans for action in a portfolio, we do think it is important to note where consensus is on a stock to understand what basic assumptions are perhaps already discounted into the market pricing of shares of the stock.

As far as price targets, analysts currently have an average target on shares at 5.76. In addition, if we turn to next year, we see estimates of a fiscal year forecast to bring about 0.21 in total earnings per share. On a median price to earnings ratio basis, that outlook adds up to a valuation of 25.65 times earnings.

At this point, we?ve taken a thorough look at this company from top to bottom and gotten a sense of what analysts are expecting. But underneath it all, when push comes to shove, companies make it through tough times on balance sheet strength. With that in mind, we should take a look under the hood here.

As the reader is no doubt aware, for any company, balance sheet health sits at the heart of the company?s capacity to stand up to the demands and obligations incurred by normal and contingency operations, which in turn lies at the core of a company?s ability to retain the faith of investors in the marketplace. For (NASDAQ: SIRI), the company presently holds about 42.74M in cash in the coffers. That cash is balanced against 5.16M about in total current liabilities.

It?s important to consider both a static and dynamic picture, particularly where debt levels are concerned. This means we need to take into account any trends. In this case, the company?s debt has been growing . The company also has 8.35B in total assets, balanced by 9.39B in total liabilities, which suggests where this story might go under adverse economic or financial conditions.

As far as cash flows, the company saw a free cash flow last quarter of 417.06M, representing a quarterly net change in cash of (187.75M).On a net operating level, the company saw about 483.21M in cash flow.

We will update the interesting story of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. NASDAQ: SIRI as new events transpire.

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