Global Cash Access Holdings
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Global Cash Access Holdings met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Global Cash Access Holdings reported revenue of $151.1 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $151.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $134.4 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 $0.21. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.11 for Q1 were 267% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.03 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 24.7%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.4%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.7%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $151.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $603.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.79.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 149 members out of 175 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 44 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 30 give Global Cash Access Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 14 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 outperform, with an average price target of $8.50.
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