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Multimedia Games Holding Beats on Both Top and Bottom Lines

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 11:43AM

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Just the facts, Fool.

Multimedia Games Holding (Nasdaq: MGAM) reported earnings on Nov. 15. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q4), Multimedia Games Holding beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.

Gross margins were steady, operating margins grew, net margins increased.

Revenue details
Multimedia Games Holding reported revenue of $41.4 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw revenue of $39.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $35.7 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.30. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.21 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.28 for Q4 were 133% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.12 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 81.0%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.1%, 590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.1%, 1,140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $39.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.13.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $169.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.65.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 56 members out of 68 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 14 give Multimedia Games Holding a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Multimedia Games Holding is buy, with an average price target of $19.00.

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