SHFL entertainment (Nasdaq: SHFL ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on March 4. 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 SHFL entertainment's revenues will increase 7.0% and EPS will decrease -14.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $60.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.12.
Last quarter, SHFL entertainment reported revenue of $73.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $65.7 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 $0.21. GAAP EPS of $0.19 for Q4 were 12% 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 63.6%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.4%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.7%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $294.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.80.
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 153 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 129 give SHFL entertainment a green thumbs-up, and 24 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 $16.79.
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