Lakes Entertainment Announces Results for First Quarter 2015
Lakes Entertainment, Inc.
May 6, 2015 6:30 AM
Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (LACO) today announced results for the three months ended March 29, 2015.
First Quarter Results
Lakes Entertainment reported first quarter 2015 net revenues of $12.8 million, compared to prior-year first quarter net revenues of $12.3 million. Net revenues were related to the operation of Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Maryland (“Rocky Gap”). The increase in net revenues was primarily related to an increase in gaming revenues during the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of 2014.
Net losses for the first quarter of 2015 were approximately $1.7 million, compared to net losses of approximately $1.8 million for the first quarter of 2014. Losses from operations were $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2015 compared to losses from operations of $1.6 million for the first quarter of 2014. Basic and diluted losses per share were $0.13 for each of the first quarters of 2015 and 2014.
During the first quarter of 2015, property operating expenses for Rocky Gap were $7.5 million compared to $7.3 million during the first quarter of 2014 and were primarily related to gaming operations, rooms, food and beverage and golf. The increase in property operating expenses resulted primarily from an increase in gaming-related expenses, most notably gaming taxes, due to the increase in gaming related revenue in the current year quarter.
For the first quarter of 2015, selling, general and administrative expenses were $6.1 million compared to $5.7 million during the first quarter of 2014. Included in these amounts were Lakes corporate selling, general and administrative expenses of $2.4 million and $2.0 million during the first quarters of 2015 and 2014, respectively.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Wynn Resorts, Limited Reports First Quarter 2015 Results
Wynn Resorts, Limited
April 28, 2015 4:05 PM
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.
Net revenues for the first quarter of 2015 were $1,092.2 million, compared to $1,513.6 million in the first quarter of 2014. The decline was the result of a 37.7% net revenue decrease from our Macau Operations, partially offset by a 1.6% increase in net revenues from our Las Vegas Operations. Adjusted property EBITDA (1) was $323.0 million for the first quarter of 2015, a 34.7% decrease from $494.6 million in the first quarter of 2014.
On a US GAAP basis, net loss attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited for the first quarter of 2015 was $44.6 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, compared to net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $226.9 million, or $2.22 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2014.
Adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited (2) in the first quarter of 2015 was $70.5 million, or $0.70 per diluted share (adjusted EPS), compared to an adjusted net income attributable to Wynn Resorts, Limited of $236.7 million, or $2.32 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2014.
Wynn Resorts also announced today that the Company has approved a cash dividend of $0.50 per common share, a reduction from its previous quarterly dividend. This dividend will be payable on May 21, 2015, to stockholders of record on May 11, 2015.
In the first quarter of 2015, net revenues were $705.4 million, a 37.7% decrease from the $1,132.7 million generated in the first quarter of 2014. Adjusted property EBITDA in the first quarter of 2015 was $212.3 million, down 44.7% from $384.3 million in the first quarter of 2014 due primarily to weakness in the VIP segment.
Table games turnover in the VIP segment was $1
Sentiment: Strong Buy
7:14 am Colgate-Palmolive reports EPS in-line, revs in-line; sees low-single-digit earnings per share decline on a dollar basis,
The Clorox Company Reports 3 Percent Sales Growth in Q3; Updates Fiscal Year 2015 Outlook for Sales and EPS
The Clorox Company
OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - May 1, 2015) - The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) today reported sales growth of 3 percent and a decrease of 5 percent diluted net earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations for its third quarter, which ended March 31, 2015. On a currency-neutral basis, sales grew 5 percent.
"I'm pleased we delivered strong results in the third quarter, allowing us to raise our fiscal year sales outlook and update our EPS outlook," said Chief Executive Officer Benno Dorer. "All U.S. segments contributed to sales growth, and sales for International grew strongly on a currency-neutral basis. Importantly, our continued incremental investments in demand building, including meaningful innovation, are paying off, as we saw the highest market share growth in about four years.
"In addition, the company delivered gross margin expansion in the quarter, demonstrating that we're on track with our strategy to deliver growth profitably through strong cost savings programs and price increases.
"As we look to the remainder of the year and into fiscal 2016, I believe we have the right plans in place to address
Newell Rubbermaid Announces Strong First Quarter Results
39 minutes ago
• 4.7% Core Sales Growth and Normalized EPS of $0.36
• 4.1% Net Sales Growth and Reported EPS of $0.20
• Affirms 2015 Full Year Guidance
• Expands Project Renewal to Capture Incremental $150 Million Savings by 2017
First Quarter Executive Summary
• 4.7 percent core sales growth, excluding foreign currency and the net impact of acquisitions and planned divestitures; 4.1 percent net sales growth including a 490 basis point net contribution from acquisitions and planned divestitures
• 38.8 percent normalized gross margin, a 50 basis point improvement compared to the prior year; 38.6 percent reported gross margin, a 100 basis point improvement compared to the prior year
• 12.1 percent normalized operating margin, a 90 basis point improvement compared to the prior year; 7.8 percent reported operating margin, an 80 basis point decline compared to prior year attributable to increased restructuring costs
• $0.36 normalized EPS compared to $0.34 in the prior year, a 5.9 percent increase despite an $0.08 negative impact from foreign exchange and a comparison with the prior year which included $0.04 in discrete tax rate benefits; $0.20 reported EPS compared to $0.19 in the prior year, a 5.3 percent increase
• Repurchased 1.9 million shares at a cost of $73.6 million
• Expanded Project Renewal by an incremental $150 million to capture an incremental $150 million in annualized overhead savings by the end of 2017; cumulative annualized savings over total Project Renewal now anticipated at $620 to $675 million
• Announced intention to divest Rubbermaid medical cart business (solutions for optimization of nurse work flow in hospitals)
ATLANTA, May 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) announced its first quarter 2015 financial results today.
"We've had a strong start to the year with first quarter
Sentiment: Strong Buy
WisdomTree Announces First Quarter 2015 Results
WisdomTree Investments, Inc.
29 minutes ago
Net income of $12.1 million or diluted EPS $0.09
Record $13.5 billion in net inflows for the quarter with AUM reaching record $55.8 billion
Net inflow market share of 23.8% for the quarter
Declares $0.08 quarterly dividend
NEW YORK, May 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (WETF), an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager today reported net income of $12.1 million for the first quarter of 2015 or $0.09 per share on a fully diluted basis. This compares to $30.2 million in the first quarter of 2014 (which included a non-recurring tax benefit of $13.7 million) and $9.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. Included in the quarter was a loss of $1.8 million, or $0.01 per diluted EPS, associated with the Company`s European listed ETP business, which was acquired in April 2014.
WisdomTree CEO and President Jonathan Steinberg said, "We reported a record $13.5 billion in net inflows in the first quarter in the U.S., making WisdomTree one of the fastest-growing companies within the ETF and broader asset management industry in 2015 to date. WisdomTree`s industry-leading growth underscores our ability to identify and disseminate useful and differentiated investment solutions to an ever-growing ETF market. We also recorded record revenues and pre-tax earnings in the quarter."
"Now the sixth largest ETP sponsor in the world with $61.2 billion in AUM globally, we are continuing to experience strong organic growth in the second quarter, led by our currency hedged equity ETFs. Importantly, we are continuing to plant the seeds for future growth as we execute against the strategic growth initiatives we previously outlined for the year, including investments in people, products and technology."
6:50 am Newell Rubbermaid beats by $0.02, reports revs in-line; reaffirms FY15 EPS guidance, revs guidance (NWL) : Reports Q1 (Mar) earnings of $0.36 per share, $0.02 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.34; revenues rose 4.1% year/year to $1.26 bln vs the $1.27 bln consensus.
•Co reaffirms guidance for FY15, sees EPS of $2.10-2.18 vs. $2.15 Capital IQ Consensus Estimate; sees FY15 revs of +3.5-4.5% to ~$5.93-5.98 bln vs. $5.93 bln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate.
•Normalized gross margin was 38.8 percent, a 50 basis point improvement versus prior year, as benefits from productivity, commodity deflation and pricing more than offset the negative impacts of foreign currency and mix from acquisitions.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results
Strong performance of iPhone, Mac & App Store drives 27% revenue growth & 40% EPS growth, setting new second quarter records
April 27, 2015 4:30 PM
CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarter’s revenue.
The growth was fueled by record second quarter sales of iPhone® and Mac® and all-time record performance of the App Store℠.
“We are thrilled by the continued strength of iPhone, Mac and the App Store, which drove our best March quarter results ever,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we’ve experienced in previous cycles, and we’re off to an exciting start to the June quarter with the launch of Apple Watch.”
“The tremendous customer demand for our products and services in the March quarter drove revenue growth of 27 percent and EPS growth of 40 percent,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “Cash flow from operations was also outstanding at $19.1 billion.”
Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2015 third quarter:
• revenue between $46 billion and $48 billion
• gross margin between 38.5 percent and 39.5 percent
• operating expenses between $5.65 billion and $5.75 billion
• other income/(expense) of $350 million
• tax rate of 26.3 percent
Apple will provide live streaming of its Q2 2015 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Apple beats Street 2Q forecasts
Apple tops 2Q net income and revenue expectations
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) _ Apple Inc. (AAPL) on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $13.57 billion.
The Cupertino, California-based company said it had profit of $2.33 per share.
The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 19 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.19 per share.
The maker of iPhones, iPads and other products posted revenue of $58.01 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Fifteen analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $56.6 billion.
For the current quarter ending in June, Apple said it expects revenue in the range of $46 billion to $48 billion. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $46.93 billion.
Apple shares have climbed 20 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has increased slightly more than 2 percent. In the final minutes of trading on Monday, shares hit $132.65, an increase of 62 percent in the last 12 months.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Lithia Motors Reports Adjusted EPS of $1.39 for First Quarter 2015; Revenues Increase 66%
Lithia Increases Dividend to $0.20 per Share for First Quarter
April 22, 2015 7:29 AM
MEDFORD, OR--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2015) - Lithia Motors, Inc. ( NYSE : LAD ) reported the highest first quarter adjusted net income in Company history and increased adjusted net income from continuing operations 36% for the first quarter of 2015 over the prior year period.
2015 first quarter adjusted net income from continuing operations was $36.9 million, or $1.39 per diluted share. This compares to 2014 first quarter adjusted net income from continuing operations of $27.1 million, or $1.03 per diluted share.
Unadjusted net income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2015 was $40.7 million, or $1.53 per diluted share, compared to $24.7 million, or $0.94 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2014. As shown in the attached non-GAAP reconciliation tables, the 2015 first quarter per share adjusted results from continuing operations exclude a $0.09 benefit related to the gain on the sale of a store and a $0.05 benefit related to an equity investment. The 2014 first quarter per share adjusted results from continuing operations exclude a $0.09 expense related to an adjustment to a reserve associated with a lawsuit filed in 2006 and settled in 2013, a loss for a hailstorm in Texas and a reserve for a contract assumed in an acquisition.
First quarter 2015 revenue from continuing operations increased $711 million, or 66%, to $1.8 billion from $1.1 billion for the first quarter of 2014.
First Quarter-over-Quarter Operating Highlights:
•Total same store sales increased 11%
•New vehicle same store sales increased 11%
•Used vehicle retail same store sales increased 11%
•Service, body and parts same store sales increased 11%
•Same store F&I per unit increased $52 to $1,233
Sentiment: Strong Buy
8:06 am KKR beats by $0.09, beats on revs (KKR) : Reports Q1 (Mar) earnings of $0.62 per share, excluding non-recurring items, $0.09 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.53; revenues fell 5.2% year/year to $294.4 mln vs the $262.08 mln consensus.
•"We had a good start to the year with strong returns and cash flow generation, which translated into $599 mln of economic net income and $517 mln of total distributable earnings. Additionally, our balance sheet continues to perform, resulting in a 20% cash return on equity over the twelve months ending March 31st
Sentiment: Strong Buy
6:23 am Stanley Black & Decker beats by $0.12, beats on revs; reaffirms FY15 EPS guidance (SWK) : Reports Q1 (Mar) earnings of $1.07 per share, $0.12 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.95; revenues rose 0.5% year/year to $2.63 bln vs the $2.6 bln consensus, positive volume (+7%) and price (+1%) were substantially offset by currency (-7%).
Co reaffirms guidance for FY15, sees EPS of $5.65-5.85 vs. $5.75 Capital IQ Consensus. Despite $60 to $70 million ($0.30 to $0.35 per share) in new, incremental foreign currency om pressure year over year currency-related eps headwinds included in full year guidance now total $1.00 to $1.10 (19% to 20% of prior year eps) 2015 free cash flow still expected to be at least $1.0 billion.
Northern Trust Corporation Reports First Quarter Net Income of $230.7 Million, Earnings Per Common Share of $0.94Earnings Per Common Share Increased 25% over Prior Year Quarter
Returned $185.7 Million in Capital to Common Stockholders
Return on Average Common Equity of 11.3%
Northern Trust Corporation
April 21, 2015 7:30 AM
Northern Trust Corporation today reported first quarter net income per diluted common share of $0.94, compared to $0.75 in the first quarter of 2014 and $0.98 in the fourth quarter of 2014. Net income was $230.7 million, compared to $181.4 million in the prior year quarter and $244.0 million in the prior quarter. Return on average common equity was 11.3%, compared to 9.3% in the prior year quarter and 11.5% in the prior quarter.
“We are pleased with our financial performance in the first quarter of 2015, which reflects continued growth in our business serving personal and institutional clients. Trust, investment and other servicing fees, which represent two-thirds of our revenue, increased 7% compared to last year. New business and higher equity markets contributed to growth in assets under custody and under management of 6% and 5%, respectively. Total revenue grew 9% and we maintained a disciplined focus on expenses, which increased 3%, producing meaningful operating leverage. As a result, our pre-tax profit margin improved to 31.2% in the first quarter and our return on equity was within our target range of 10-15%. We also look forward to returning capital to our stockholders in the year ahead as the Federal Reserve did not object to the proposed capital actions in our 2015 Capital Plan. Our Capital Plan and proposed capital distributions demonstrate the strength of Northern Trust’s focused business model, financial position and commitment to stockholders,” said Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
The "Street" has SWK coming in at 1.02 for the quarter that should be reported on or about April 23, 2015! All post's welcome! The "Good Dr's In"!
8:04 am #$%$ beats by $0.04, misses on revs; guides FY16 EPS in-line, revs in-line (#$%$) : Reports Q4 (Feb) earnings of $0.63 per share, $0.04 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.59; revenues rose 0.7% year/year to $182.3 mln vs the $187.41 mln consensus. Co issues in-line guidance for FY16, sees EPS of $2.75-3.25 vs. $2.97 Capital IQ Consensus Estimate; sees FY16 revs of $875-925 mln vs. $889.95 mln Capital IQ Consensus Estimate.
"As I noted on the last call, our markets remained mixed during the fourth quarter and our Galvanizing and Energy businesses were impacted by severe weather conditions resulting in delays. Within the Energy segment, WSI was impacted by the refinery strikes that slightly reduced the amount of work completed during available turnarounds. We are seeing improvements in our quoting activity within our Energy business segment, resulting in improved backlog and we anticipate further improvements in our core markets during fiscal 2016. Although we are seeing a slight impact on a couple of our businesses due to lower oil prices and reduced rig count, we continue to see a number of opportunities for growth in most of our businesses".
Sentiment: Strong Buy
4:10 pm Yahoo! misses by $0.03, misses on revs (YHOO) : Reports Q1 (Mar) earnings of $0.15 per share, $0.03 worse than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.18; revenues fell 4.0% year/year to $1.04 bln vs the $1.05 bln consensus.
•"This quarter, we saw encouraging revenue growth of 8%, with display revenue growing a modest 2% and search growing 20% on a GAAP basis. Our mobile GAAP revenue reached $234 million in Q1, growing 61% year-over-year."
•Yahoo repurchased ~4 million shares of its common stock for $204 million and satisfied the $3.3 billion income tax liability related to the sale of Alibaba Group ADSs in 2014.
•Cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities were $6.9 billion as of March 31, 2015
7:32 am Northern Trust beats by $0.07, reports revs in-line (NTRS) : Reports Q1 (Mar) earnings of $0.94 per share, $0.07 better than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of $0.87; revenues rose 9.0% year/year to $1.13 bln vs the $1.13 bln consensus.
•"We are pleased with our financial performance in [Q1], which reflects continued growth in our business serving personal and institutional clients. Trust, investment and other servicing fees, which represent two-thirds of our revenue, increased 7% compared to last year. New business and higher equity markets contributed to growth in assets under custody and under management of 6% and 5%, respectively."
The "Street" has Yahoo coming in at .21 for the quarter that should be reported on or about April 21, 2015! All post's welcome! The "Good Dr's In"!