Scientific Games (Nasdaq: SGMS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 27. 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 Scientific Games's revenues will decrease -0.8% and EPS will turn positive
The average estimate for revenue is $237.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.
Last quarter, Scientific Games reported revenue of $227.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $222.7 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 -$0.08. GAAP EPS were -$0.30 for Q3 against -$0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 43.4%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.4%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -11.9%, 1,000 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $928.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.07.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 146 members out of 165 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 35 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 32 give Scientific Games a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Scientific Games is hold, with an average price target of $10.25.
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