Vail Resorts Earnings: What Investors Should Watch

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Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) will report earnings after markets close on Thursday, June 6th. Vail Resorts, Inc. operates resorts in Colorado. The Company’s resorts include Vail Mountain, a ski mountain complex, and Beaver Creek Resort, a family oriented mountain resort. Vail Resorts also operates Breckenridge Mountain, a destination resort with apres-ski activities, and Keystone Resort, a year-round family vacation destination.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Vail Resorts Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $2.74 per share on revenues of $473.46 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 88.95.

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 loss of $1.56 to a loss $1.54. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.23, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Vail Resorts has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,152 977 869 1,167 1,024
Diluted EPS ($) 2.64 1.33 0.83 0.94 0.45

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 ($) in millions 421.14 113.54 116.35 422.45
Diluted EPS ($) 2.17 -1.50 -1.70 1.65

Past Performance:
Vail Resorts has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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