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Are you ready to rumble well the WW -- is always ready but the company came in with its earnings below.
Wall Street's expectations for the first quarter.
What does WW we have plan to strengthen the business and -- the old smackdown on future quarters.
It's the first on Fox Business interview was -- -- -- the CFO.
We'll start numbers -- talk bigger picture George -- your business.
As we said they look like -- you that you guys missed twenty cents vs 3138.
Million and revenue.
-- a little like and what of what the analysts were looking for at least what's the story with the problem.
-- -- I don't think there's any problems we actually came in it does 33 cents vs 31 -- aren't -- -- just.
Well your adjusted EPS but.
The big part of that is wrestle mania and -- I know where the timing the -- on the deadly right they're aware that Michael -- from the old 150 you're saying.
-- adjusted earnings that were twice were below estimates but your net numbers better I don't get into the weeds and all this become but the the issue.
Is when -- made by the way I think I got the first wrestle mania pay per view.
What the timeline I'm going to last until know what that's another issue -- -- wanna talk about I didn't put.
Would be the timing of when wrestle mania scheduled would you got changed Anderson.
Yet changes it's usually the last Sunday.
Of the year right out of march of the quarters of this year it fell in April last year march but net net -- stay out of the -- we were at 33 analysts were expecting 31 aren't that they know about the time it resonated so we felt very good about the earnings that's -- -- -- I don't wanna tell you brought up a good point that -- the question to -- I was just asking -- our stage manager views -- wrestling -- and he said yes and I said are you still and he said no.
And you said to me you get the last wrestle mania -- no but when I was in the little kid I got the first one.
Mean to people state wrestling fans over the years even if they're fans of -- when they're when they're younger.
Yet what we're a multi general is generational product Connell.
So what you see is a lot of -- parents bring their grandkids and her parents bring their kids and -- -- We also find out -- we got connect at an early age even when folks like -- Step away from -- From the brand that sent to come back in an attempt to bring their kids back in with them so my guess is Betty will be back right we'll be working on and getting -- our back well.
Yeah he's you could if it was never.
Yeah last thing I want.
Doc looked all right it was while wall over one -- here it was beating the Dow right with McDonald's and by the way super former wrestler who wouldn't be the sailors.
Yeah found that -- the Burnett fund area.
Anyway so anyway like the name.
I have to do some work on it but what I want to ask you is -- it doesn't -- need a mega rock star like a whole whole game.
To bring people back I mean it's -- of the same situation -- boxing you know they.
-- glory days of boxing and then over read the American people -- You know -- want a big mega rock star celebrity hero and Adam wrestling and we can't really -- and a.
Well listed on the data guys like tend to look at the numbers and what I see is our attendance is at an all time high.
We had about 2.3 million worldwide in 2009.
Our -- -- on TV is at an all time high we had on average about sixteen million viewers a week domestically.
Our international business as it is at an all time -- -- opportunity to extend the brand geographically.
Is working well so I.
I don't see what you see I think -- -- -- in terms of the strength of the brand right I will tell you that whether it stone cold Steve Austin or the rock.
And today John scene I think having those charismatic out breakout stars definitely help the numbers but I think our business -- shown -- perform well even without the break out just because we have such a war.
Loyal fan base I hate George Lewis and we have to run much to talk more George -- -- the CFO because we have breaking news at WWB.
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