Regal Entertainment Group
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 27 (Q4), Regal Entertainment Group beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins grew, net margins expanded.
Regal Entertainment Group notched revenue of $723.1 million. The 17 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $706.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $613.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.28. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q4 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.03 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 61.7%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.7%, 590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.2%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $667.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.92 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.94.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 151 members out of 195 rating the stock outperform, and 44 members rating it underperform. Among 65 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 50 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 $17.15.
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