Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 30. 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 Regal Entertainment Group's revenues will drop -5.2% and EPS will drop -50.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $649.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.
Last quarter, Regal Entertainment Group notched revenue of $723.1 million. 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.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.28. 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 preceding quarter, gross margin was 61.7%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.7%, 520 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.2%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.00 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.97.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 152 members out of 197 rating the stock outperform, and 45 members rating it underperform. Among 69 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 57 give Regal Entertainment Group a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Regal Entertainment Group is hold, with an average price target of $17.15.
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