Scientific Games (Nasdaq: SGMS ) 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 Scientific Games's revenues will wither -3.0% and EPS will wither -33.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $227.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.
Last quarter, Scientific Games reported revenue of $249.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $239.1 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 -$0.23. GAAP EPS were -$0.30 for Q4 compared to -$0.10 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 44.1%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.0%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -9.9%, 630 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $940.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.23.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 145 members out of 163 rating the stock outperform, and 18 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 outperform, with an average price target of $9.33.
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