Global Cash Access Holdings Earnings Preview: Get Ahead of the Analysts

Global Cash Access Holdings (NYSE:GCA) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, May 7th. Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, provides cash access and customer relationship marketing technologies to the gaming industry. The Company delivers products and services to gaming properties throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and Europe.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Global Cash Access Holdings Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.20 per share on revenues of $149.21 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 18.53.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.22 to a profit $0.19. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.77, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Global Cash Access Holdings has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 671.61 667.72 605.59 544.06 584.49
Diluted EPS ($) 0.31 0.45 0.26 0.14 0.38

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 137.73 151.06 147.46 149.82 136.13
Diluted EPS ($) 0.0695 0.11 0.11 0.10 0.0644

Past Performance:
Global Cash Access Holdings has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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