UPDATE: Benchmark Lowers PT on Coinstar, Comps Expected to Decline
In a report published Friday, Benchmark reiterated its Buy rating on Coinstar (NASDAQ: CSTR), but lowered its price target from $85.00 to $65.00.
Benchmark noted, “DVD comps are expected to decline through the first half of the year. We decreased our FY13 EPS estimate to $5.35, from $5.80 and initiated our FY14 EPS estimate of $6.00, as the Company continues to take DVD market share, and management continues to drive efficiencies. Management plans to increase the amount of DVDs in a kiosk, lessening out of stocks and lengthening a DVDs duration in the box, possibly driving extra turns. On top of the growth in DVD, management is excited about the rollout of next generation Rubies, the company's automated coffee concept to go in grocery stores, drug stores and mass merchants. While very small, we look forward to see the results and possible other concepts like redbox tickets and Eco-ATM to drive growth beyond 2013. We decreased our price target to $65, from $85, based on based more conservative 4.5x our 2013 EBITDA estimate.”
Coinstar closed on Thursday at $52.10.
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