SHFL entertainment (Nasdaq: SHFL ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Dec. 17. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict SHFL entertainment's revenues will grow 4.8% and EPS will expand 16.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $68.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.
Last quarter, SHFL entertainment logged revenue of $63.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $58.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.19. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q3 were 5.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 63.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.9%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.4%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $254.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.73.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 420 members out of 497 rating the stock outperform, and 77 members rating it underperform. Among 155 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 130 give SHFL entertainment a green thumbs-up, and 25 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on SHFL entertainment is outperform, with an average price target of $17.75.
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