Six Flags Entertainment (NYSE: SIX ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. 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 Six Flags Entertainment's revenues will decrease -1.9% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $135.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.50.
Last quarter, Six Flags Entertainment booked revenue of $485.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $475.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $4.46. GAAP EPS of $4.46 for Q3 were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.43 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 65.5%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 46.8%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 52.2%, 1,160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.06 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.86.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 31 members out of 50 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 11 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), seven give Six Flags Entertainment a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Six Flags Entertainment is outperform, with an average price target of $66.00.
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