The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Gaylord Entertainment missed slightly on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
Gaylord Entertainment reported revenue of $225.2 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $229.2 million. Sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $158.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.04. The 12 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.06 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.10 for Q3 versus -$0.68 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 39.1%, 510 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.6%, 1,820 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 1.9%, 1,730 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $271.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $954.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.28.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 59 members out of 130 rating the stock outperform, and 71 members rating it underperform. Among 36 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 23 give Gaylord Entertainment a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Gaylord Entertainment is outperform, with an average price target of $27.92.
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