Are You Expecting This from MGM Resorts International?
MGM Resorts International (NYS: MGM) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 6. 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 MGM Resorts International's revenues will grow 4.1% and EPS will turn positive
The average estimate for revenue is $2.42 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.
Last quarter, MGM Resorts International recorded revenue of $2.35 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.20 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.03. GAAP EPS were $0.01 for Q1 compared to -$0.44 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures are normalized by S&P Capital IQ and may vary to maintain comparability with normalized estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 38.0%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.0%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.3%, much better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.58 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.04.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,151 members out of 1,382 rating the stock outperform, and 231 members rating it underperform. Among 326 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 285 give MGM Resorts International a green thumbs-up, and 41 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on MGM Resorts International is outperform, with an average price target of $14.68.
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