Global Cash Access Holdings (NYSE: GCA ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 7. 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 Global Cash Access Holdings's revenues will contract -1.2% and EPS will contract -4.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $149.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.
Last quarter, Global Cash Access Holdings notched revenue of $136.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $137.7 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 $0.17. GAAP EPS of $0.06 for Q4 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 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 24.7%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.1%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.2%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $584.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.78.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 145 members out of 169 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 33 give Global Cash Access Holdings 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 Global Cash Access Holdings is buy, with an average price target of $12.00.
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