Boyd Gaming (NYS: BYD) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 25. 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 Boyd Gaming's revenues will grow 3.5% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $627.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.13.
Last quarter, Boyd Gaming reported revenue of $613.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $590.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.11. GAAP EPS were -$0.18 for Q3 against $0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 47.5%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.8%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.6%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.49 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.11.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 383 members out of 441 rating the stock outperform, and 58 members rating it underperform. Among 120 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 103 give Boyd Gaming a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Boyd Gaming is hold, with an average price target of $5.99.
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