The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Boyd Gaming met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly. GAAP earnings per share contracted to a loss.
Margins shrank across the board.
Boyd Gaming booked revenue of $737.0 million. The 18 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $734.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $633.1 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 $0.01. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.07 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.01 for Q1 were 90% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.08 for Q1 compared to $0.07 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 40.4%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.3%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.0%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $741.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.91 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.20.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 381 members out of 439 rating the stock outperform, and 58 members rating it underperform. Among 116 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 101 give Boyd Gaming a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Boyd Gaming is hold, with an average price target of $6.74.
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