The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Jan. 31 (Q2), Vail Resorts beat slightly on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Margins dropped across the board.
Vail Resorts recorded revenue of $373.3 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw sales of $369.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $395.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $1.27. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $1.44 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.27 for Q2 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.48 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 31.7%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.8%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.4%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $440.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.32.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.03 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.63.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 316 members out of 383 rating the stock outperform, and 67 members rating it underperform. Among 150 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 139 give Vail Resorts a green thumbs-up, and 11 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Vail Resorts is outperform, with an average price target of $52.71.
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