as i have been saying for several years on this board:
you don't need guidance, look at how they generate their earnings. they cannot sell as many shufflers and tables as they did at their peak, when they earned $0.80. the rest of the company is meaningless, profitless garbage.
if SHFL wants to keep its EPS at a sustainable level, it can earn between $0.10 - $0.15 of EPS per quarter. it briefly earned more than that for a while, because it sold forward its future. now they are paying the price.
so count on sustainable EPS of $0.40 to $0.60, and decide what you want to pay for that.
I have followed this stock forever. First of all companies get and use tax breaks.Thats to be expected. Also write offs and currency exchange rate rights downs are also used by every company to make ends meet. In order to expand and make money in the future they had to invest by spending money. Which is called debt. Now you see sales are up from last year and going to go up because of the investments they have made. SHFL has bottomed. If it went any lower at these levels it would be a takeover target. As one post said earlier watch in the morning when the pro's take over. Shorts have been in control for a long time now. It is now time to cover.