International Speedway Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS

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International Speedway (NAS: ISCA) reported earnings on Jan. 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Nov. 30 (Q4), International Speedway beat expectations on both revenues and earnings per share.

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

Margins improved across the board.

Revenue details
International Speedway tallied revenue of $191.9 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $188.1 million. Sales were 0.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $191.0 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

EPS details
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.62. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.59 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.56 for Q4 were 81% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.31 per share.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 50.7%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.5%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.8%, 580 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $635.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.69.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 126 members out of 145 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 63 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 57 give International Speedway a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on International Speedway is outperform, with an average price target of $29.

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