Netflix Q3 Earnings Preview: Will the Streaming Giant Rebound From Its Rocky Summer?

International growth will be vital for Netflix

Wednesday’s third-quarter earnings report comes at a critical time for Netflix, only weeks before deep-pocketed competitors in Disney and Apple enter the streaming battle.

The streaming giant and its shareholders have been through a wild 2019. Netflix’s stock, after rocketing up more than 40% during the first half of the year, has dropped 25% since July, when the company reported underwhelming subscriber growth — punctuated by a decline in U.S. subscribers for the first time since it separated its DVD and streaming business in 2011.

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Sean Burch

Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @seanb44