It's Showtime for Shanda Games
Shanda Games (NAS: GAME) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 26. 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 Shanda Games's revenues will shrink -20.2% and EPS will contract 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $171.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Last quarter, Shanda Games reported revenue of $170.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $211.9 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 $0.17. GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q3 were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.19 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 63.4%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.0%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 23.5%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $746.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.72.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 305 members out of 315 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 50 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 44 give Shanda Games 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 Shanda Games is outperform, with an average price target of $4.73.
Software and computerized services are being consumed in radically different ways, on new and increasingly mobile devices. Many old leaders will be left behind. Whether or not Shanda Games makes the coming cut, you should check out the company that Motley Fool analysts expect to lead the pack in "The Next Trillion-dollar Revolution." Click here for instant access to this free report.
- Add Shanda Games to My Watchlist.
The article It's Showtime for Shanda Games originally appeared on Fool.com.Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor ofMotley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.