Global Cash Access Holdings, in the Spotlight Soon

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Global Cash Access Holdings (NYS: GCA) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 12. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Global Cash Access Holdings's revenues will increase 1.0% and EPS will increase 14.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $139.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Global Cash Access Holdings logged revenue of $149.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $136.9 million.

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

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.23. GAAP EPS of $0.10 for Q3 were 233% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.03 per share.

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

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 25.7%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.8%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.7%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $587.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.82.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 147 members out of 173 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 48 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give Global Cash Access Holdings a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Global Cash Access Holdings is buy, with an average price target of $10.75.

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