The Marcus Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

The Marcus (NYSE:MCS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. The Marcus Corporation operates in the lodging and entertainment industries. The Company’s movie theater division owns or manages screens at locations in several states, as well as a family entertainment center. Marcus’ lodging division owns or manages hotels and resorts in several states, as well as a vacation club.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to The Marcus Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.16 per share on revenues of $102.21 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 17.63.

Analyst Trends:

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 profit of $0.42 to a profit $0.43. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.66, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how The Marcus has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 383 379 377 414
Diluted EPS ($) 0.58 0.54 0.46 0.78

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

Quarter May. 31, 2012 Aug. 31, 2012 Nov. 30, 2012 Feb. 28, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 107.85 117.94 100.63 93.67
Diluted EPS ($) 0.23 0.37 0.17 -0.05

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

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)