Bally Technologies: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Bally Technologies (NYSE:BYI) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, August 15th. Bally Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes gaming devices, systems, and technology solutions worldwide. The Company’s product line includes slot machines, video slots, wide-area progressives and Class II, lottery and central determination games and platforms. Bally’s offers casino management, slot accounting, bonusing, cashless and table management solutions.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Bally Technologies Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.94 per share on revenues of $256.36 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.49.

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 $0.9 to a profit $0.91. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.43, which is the same as the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Bally Technologies has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 883 778 758 880
Diluted EPS ($) 2.22 2.38 1.81 2.28

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 245.79 235.15 238.34 259.15
Diluted EPS ($) 0.61 0.77 0.80 0.93

Past Performance:
Bally Technologies has beat analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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