Netflix Earnings Preview: Will Price Hikes Affect the Future?

October 16, 2017

Netflix reports earnings after the bell on Monday. Trey Williams, Media and Entertainment Reporter at Marketwatch, breaks down what we might see. The company is expected to show strong international subscriber growth, though maybe not as strong as what it saw last quarter.

And while the video streaming service's recent price hike came after the quarter ended, could it affect future growth? And how much of a threat is Hulu's announcement of lower prices, which came soon after? Williams believes all competition is good for the streaming industry and says existing content is more important for Hulu right now, while original content is imperative for Netflix.

Plus, when will investors start caring about profitability?
Williams says Netflix's debt should be a huge red flag for investors, but many are looking forward to international profits coming in 2018. That's where he says the company is poised for the best growth.