Cedar Fair (NYSE: FUN ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 8. 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 Cedar Fair's revenues will grow 6.4% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $30.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$1.20.
Last quarter, Cedar Fair recorded revenue of $129.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $144.8 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 -$0.15. GAAP EPS were -$0.19 for Q4 compared to -$0.01 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 36.8%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.4%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -8.0%, 740 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.11 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.36.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 358 members out of 436 rating the stock outperform, and 78 members rating it underperform. Among 124 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 109 give Cedar Fair a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cedar Fair is outperform, with an average price target of $41.00.
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