International Game Technology
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q4), International Game Technology beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
International Game Technology booked revenue of $631.1 million. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $588.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $539.8 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 $0.38. The 19 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.32 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.32 for Q4 were 78% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.18 per share. (The prior-year quarter included -$0.02 per share in earnings from discontinued operations.)
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 58.5%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 28.9%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.0%, 410 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $517.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.21 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.17.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 649 members out of 691 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 166 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 160 give International Game Technology a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
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