Bally Technologies Earnings Preview

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

If Bally Technologies (NYS: BYI) misses estimates again it will be the fourth consecutive quarter for the company. The company will unveil its latest earnings Thursday. Bally Technologies is a worldwide gaming company that designs, manufactures, distributes, and operates gaming devices and computerized monitoring, accounting, and player-tracking systems for gaming devices.

What analysts say:

What our community says:
The majority of CAPS All -tars see BYI as a good bet, with 71.4% awarding it an "outperform" rating. The majority of the Fools are in agreement with the All-Stars as 73.3% give it an "outperform" rating. Fools are gung-ho about Bally Technologies, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 77 posts in the past 30 days. Bally Technologies' bearish CAPS rating of one out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.

Management:
Bally Technologies' profit has risen year over year by an average of 3.1% over the past five quarters.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters.

Quarter

Q3

Q2

Q1

Q4

Gross Margin

64.3%

64.0%

65.4%

64.6%

Operating Margin

19.9%

19.5%

19.9%

24.8%

Net Margin

12.4%

14.9%

12.8%

26.1%

For all our Bally Technologies-specific analysis, including earnings and beyond, add Bally Technologies to My Watchlist.

The Fool has opened a short position in Bally Technologies.Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

At the time this article was published

Copyright © 1995 - 2011 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners