Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY)
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Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY) earnings: expect 11% revenue growth

Carla Olson | 5:14 pm ET, 09 Jun 2019

Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY) is announcing earnings on June 11 after the market closes. We combed through analyst estimates to understand what the company revenue and earnings are predicted to look like.

What should you expect from the upcoming earnings?

Revenue for the next quarter is expected to be $370M, which implies a 11% growth rate year-over-year.

Earnings per share are expected to come in at $1.12. If this materializes, EPS will grow 8% year-over-year.

How did the stock do last month?

Over the last month, Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY) returned -12.49%.

What do analysts say about the stock?

Dave & Buster's Entertainment (PLAY) average analyst price target is 23% above its current price ($51.30).

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Dave and Buster's Entertainment (PLAY) stock: reasons to be bullish

Carla Olson | 2:36 pm ET, 13 Sep 2018

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY) shares are trading at $57.19.  The company is announcing its quarterly earnings on Friday, September 14, before the market opens.  What's driving PLAY stock price? What's PLAY stock price forecast, and what should investors know about Dave & Buster's?

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment currently operates 110 stores in 37 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The revenue mix includes amusement  (57% of first-quarter sales for the fiscal year 2018) and food & beverage (43%).

The company’s revenue grew 9.2% to $332.2 million and earnings per share were $1.04 compared to $0.98 for the same quarter last year. The stock jumped 17% after the last quarter's results were announced. The bulls are enthusiastic about the stock due to strong revenue growth and a positive customer feedback on Jurassic-World virtual reality game. The bears worry that the margins could decline with increasing competition and operating costs.

The company boasts that the cash flow is sufficient to fund growth. It increased with a CAGR of 15.4% between the fiscal year 2013 and the fiscal year 2017, from $635.6 million to $1.1 billion.  The next quarter's results will be released before the market opens on September 14, 2018.

What is the sentiment towards the PLAY stock? Our technical analysis shows that:

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is trending positive;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is trending positive;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is positive.

Over the last month, Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY) returned +16.58%.

Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY) average analyst price target ($64.44) is 11.74% above its current price ($57.67).

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Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Updated at: 12:27 pm ET, 12 Jun 2019

Are you looking for the analysis of Dave & Buster's Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY) stock? Are you wondering what the bulls and the bears say about it?

If so, you came to the right place. In this stock guide, we will share with you 6 reasons to buy and 2 reasons to sell PLAY stock. You’ll get a perspective on what the bulls and the bears say about it.

The analysis below may be also helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about PLAY stock:

  • Is PLAY a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold PLAY stock today?
  • Is PLAY a good buy / investment?
  • What are PLAY analyst opinions, recommendations and ratings?

Let’s start with the bull case. Here are the reasons to buy PLAY stock:

1. PLAY stock price ($40.17) is at the 52-week low. Perhaps now is a good time to buy? See PLAY price chart.

2. PLAY quarterly revenue growth was 8.80%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (3.87% and 4.40%, respectively). See PLAY revenue growth chart.

3. PLAY profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 1.58percentage points. See PLAY profitability chart.

4. PLAY forward dividend yield is 1.06%, higher than the industry (0.56%) and sector (0.51%) forward dividend yields. See PLAY forward dividend chart.

5. PLAY average analyst rating is Strong Buy. See PLAY analyst rating chart.

6. PLAY average analyst price target ($63.60) is above its current price ($40.17). See PLAY price target chart.

Now that you understand the bull case, let’s look at the reasons to sell PLAY stock (i.e., the bear case):

1. PLAY short share of float is 25.14%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See PLAY short share of float chart.

2. PLAY short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 7.27. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See PLAY short interest ratio chart.

Now let's look at the key statistics for PLAY:

Metrics PLAY
Price $39.59
Average Price Target / Upside $63.60 / 60.67%
Average Analyst Rating Strong Buy
Industry Restaurants
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Number of Employees 14,840
Market Cap $1.81B
Forward P/E Ratio 14.29
Price/Book Ratio 1.43
PEG 1.58
Revenue (TTM) $1.27B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 8.8%
Profit Margin 9.26%

What are your thoughts on PLAY?

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