Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 7. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Regal Entertainment Group's revenues will grow 14.9% and EPS will expand 100.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $705.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.
Last quarter, Regal Entertainment Group chalked up revenue of $692.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $743.6 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 $0.17. GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q3 were 7.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 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 60.6%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.2%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.5%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.81 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.91.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 151 members out of 196 rating the stock outperform, and 45 members rating it underperform. Among 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 52 give Regal Entertainment Group a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Regal Entertainment Group is outperform, with an average price target of $16.51.
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