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Earnings Outlook for Dave & Buster's Enter


On Wednesday, March 31, Dave & Buster's Enter (NASDAQ:PLAY) will release its latest earnings report. Benzinga's report can help you figure out the ins and outs of the earnings release.

Net Income, Earnings, And Earnings Per Share

Earnings and especially earnings per share (EPS) are useful measures of a company's profitability. Total earnings, which is also referred to as net income, equals total revenue minus total expenses. EPS equals to net income divided by the number of shares outstanding.

Earnings And Revenue

Wall Street expects an EPS loss of $1.29 and sales around $95.64 million. In the same quarter last year, Dave & Buster's Enter reported EPS of $0.8 on revenue of $347.16 million.

Why Analyst Estimates And Earnings Surprises Are Important

Analysts who cover this company will publish forward-looking estimates of its revenue and EPS each quarter. Averaging together every EPS and revenue prediction that each analyst makes about a company in a quarter yields the "consensus estimates." A company posting earnings or revenue above or below the consensus estimate is known as an "earnings surprise" and may move the stock by a considerable margin.

If the company were to post earnings in line with the consensus estimate when it reports Wednesday, EPS would be down 261.25%. Sales would be down 72.45% from the year-ago period. Here is how the Dave & Buster's Enter's reported EPS has stacked up against analyst estimates in the past:

Quarter Q3 2020 Q2 2020 Q1 2020 Q4 2020
EPS Estimate -1.11 -1.39 -0.78 0.69
EPS Actual -0.99 -1.24 -1.01 0.80
Revenue Estimate 109.36 M 80.93 M 176.77 M 344.46 M
Revenue Actual 109.05 M 50.83 M 159.81 M 347.16 M

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Stock Performance

Shares of Dave & Buster's Enter were trading at $46.82 as of March 29. Over the last 52-week period, shares are up 341.31%. Given that these returns are generally positive, long-term shareholders are probably satisfied going into this earnings release.

Do not be surprised to see the stock move on comments made during its conference call. Dave & Buster's Enter is scheduled to hold the call at 17:00:00 ET and can be accessed here.


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