Shuffle Master: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

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Shuffle Master (NASDAQ:SHFL) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, June 4th. Shuffle Master, Inc. is a gaming supply company that provides products and services to the casino industry. The Company offers card shuffling systems and other table gaming equipment, table games, and video game software.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Shuffle Master Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.20 per share on revenues of $71.57 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 25.72.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.22 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.79, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Shuffle Master has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 190 179 201 228 259
Diluted EPS ($) -0.27 0.29 0.43 0.57 0.68

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

Quarter Apr. 30, 2012 Jul. 31, 2012 Oct. 31, 2012 Jan. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 66.05 63.39 73.55 58.78
Diluted EPS ($) 0.17 0.18 0.19 0.12

Past Performance:
Shuffle Master has beat analyst estimates time 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)

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