MGM Resorts International Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Excited Now
MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 4.11%.
MGM Resorts International Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $0.04 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.12 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 6.77% to $2.48 billion from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: MGM Resorts International reported adjusted EPS income of $0.04 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.01. It beat the average revenue estimate of $2.43 billion.
Quoting Management: “We continue to see broad-based Las Vegas improvement as our Strip EBITDA increased 15%, driven by a 7% increase in casino revenues and a 5% increase in hotel revenues,” said Jim Murren, MGM Resorts International Chairman and CEO. “A strong performance at MGM China led to another quarter of record results, driven by higher volumes in both mass market and VIP.”
Key Stats (on next page)…
Revenue increased 5.48% from $2.35 billion in the previous quarter. EPS increased 33.33% from $0.03 in the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a loss of $0.08 to a loss $0.03. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a loss of $0.09 to a loss of $0.05 over the last ninety days.
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