Six Flags Entertainment Earnings: Everything You Must Know Now

Six Flags Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:SIX) had a loss 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.

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Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $-1.23 in the quarter versus EPS of $-2.11 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 31.86% to $87.5 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Six Flags Entertainment Corp. reported adjusted EPS loss of $1.23 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-1.46. It beat the average revenue estimate of $68.2 million.

Quoting Management: “We delivered another record performance in attendance, revenue and cash flow thanks to strong execution by the entire Six Flags team,” said Jim Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO. “We will continue to delight our guests with enhanced offerings across all of our parks as we focus on achieving our aspirational target of $500 million of Modified EBITDA or nearly $6 of cash earnings per share by 2015.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 39.2% from $143.92 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased to $-1.23 in the quarter versus EPS of $-1.69 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 $1.15 to a profit $1.11. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.19 to a profit of $2.10 over the last ninety days.

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