Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (NASDAQ:ISLE) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.05 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.12 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 5.04% to $247.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.05 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.02. It missed the average revenue estimate of $253.14 million.
Quoting Management: Virginia McDowell, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented “Our operating results continue to be impacted by the soft regional gaming trends and several of our properties were impacted by flooding and spring storms that occurred in the Midwest during May and June. These items contributed to a decrease in same store casino revenues of $4.5 million, or 1.9%. Adjusted EBITDA at properties open for more than one year decreased $3.8 million, or 7.4%, as our same store operating results have become particularly sensitive to revenue trends. Partially offsetting the softness were Pompano, Black Hawk, and Lake Charles which all experienced year over year increases in net revenue and combined adjusted EBITDA flow through of 60%.
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Revenue decreased 7.6% from $268.07 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased to $-0.05 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.24 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: 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 $0.03 to a loss $0.02. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.53 to a profit of $0.27 over the last ninety days.
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