Global Cash Access Holdings (NYS: GCA) reported earnings on Mar. 6. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Global Cash Access Holdings beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins grew across the board.
Global Cash Access Holdings reported revenue of $137.7 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $131.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $137.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.14. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.12 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.07 for Q4 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.00 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 26.2%, 410 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.3%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $147.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.14.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $587.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.56.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 140 members out of 167 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 46 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 31 give Global Cash Access Holdings 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 Global Cash Access Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $5.83.
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