Marcus Earnings Preview

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After beating estimates last quarter by a cent, Marcus (NYS: MCS) has set the standard for itself. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, Sept. 12. Marcus is engaged in the lodging and entertainment industries.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are very bullish on this stock, unanimously backing it as a buy. That rating hasn't budged in three months as analysts have remained steady in their opinion of the stock.
  • Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $116.2 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 2% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.40 per share. Estimates range from $0.39 to $0.41.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 100% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars, with 89.2% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Marcus, though the message boards have been quiet lately, with only 21 posts in the past 30 days. Marcus' bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community's sentiment.

Management:

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.

QuarterQ4Q3Q2Q1
Gross Margin47.6%41.7%47.7%49.3%
Operating Margin9.3%0.1%6.2%17%
Net Margin3.8%(2.4%)2.4%8.8%
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