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Vail Resorts (MTN) earnings: peaking, or more room for growth?

Royston Roche | 7:44 pm ET, 05 Dec 2018

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) shares are trading at $264.97, down -0.33%. The company is announcing its quarterly earnings results on Friday before the market opens. What's driving Vail Resorts stock price? What's MTN stock price forecast?

Vail Resorts Inc is a premium operator of world-class ski resorts.  Lately, the stock has performed well: it generated a return of 24% in the past year.  The company has grown through acquisitions.

Investors are showing interest in the company because of relatively low competition for Vail and its strong business fundamentals. On the other hand, a few bearish investors worry about revenue growth deceleration.  Last quarter’s revenue rose 1.2% to $211.64 million and earnings per share came at -$2.07 compared to -$1.43 for the same period last year.

First-quarter results for the fiscal year 2019 will be released before market open on December 07, 2018.  Analysts expect the company to earn -$2.46 per share on revenue of $224.47 million. The company beat analysts’ estimates twice in the previous four quarters.

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

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

Over the last month, Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) returned +8.43%.

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) forward P/E ratio is 28.61, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios.

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) average analyst price target ($302.13) is 14.02% above its current price ($264.97).

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Vail Resorts (MTN) stock: still going strong

Carla Olson | 12:04 pm ET, 26 Sep 2018

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) shares are trading at 289.49, up 0.17%.  The company is announcing its quarterly earnings results on Friday before the market opens.  What's driving MTN stock price? What's MTN stock price forecast?

Vail Resorts operates mountain resorts and urban ski areas. Lately, the stock has performed well and has yielded a return of 22% in the past year. Vail recently purchased Stevens Pass Resort in Washington from Ski Resort Holdings for $64 million.

Investors are bullish about the company because it's perceived to be making the right acquisitions (at the right price), in an attempt to grow its revenue and scale. On the other hand, bearish investors are worried about Vail's high valuation. The last quarter’s revenue rose 6.3% to $844.5 million and earnings per share came at $6.17 compared to $4.40 for the same period last year.

The fourth-quarter results will be released before market open on September 28, 2018. Analysts expect the company to report a loss of $2.21 per share on revenue of $213.33 million.

What is the sentiment towards the MTN 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 trending positive. 

Over the last month, Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) returned -1.68%.

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) forward P/E ratio is 35.83, and it's high compared to its industry peers' P/E ratios.

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) average analyst price target ($302.13) is 4.23% above its current price ($289.87).

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Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Updated at: 9:30 am ET, 12 May 2019

Are you looking for the analysis of Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) 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 4 reasons to buy and 5 reasons to sell MTN 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 MTN stock:

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

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

1. MTN quarterly revenue growth was 15.70%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (4.96% and 4.40%, respectively). See MTN revenue growth chart.

2. MTN profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 7.85percentage points. See MTN profitability chart.

3. MTN forward dividend yield is 3.24%, higher than the industry (0.56%) and sector (0.51%) forward dividend yields. See MTN forward dividend chart.

4. MTN average analyst rating is Buy. See MTN analyst rating chart.

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

1. MTN forward P/E ratio is 28.53, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/E ratios. See MTN forward P/E ratio chart.

2. MTN Price/Sales ratio is 4.36, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See MTN forward Price/Sales ratio chart.

3. MTN PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 78.85, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See MTN PEG chart.

4. MTN short share of float is 5.27%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See MTN short share of float chart.

5. MTN short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 4.96. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See MTN short interest ratio chart.

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

Metrics MTN
Price $214.37
Average Price Target / Upside $242.63 / 13.18%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Industry Resorts & Casinos
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Number of Employees 33,800
Market Cap $8.85B
Forward P/E Ratio 27.27
Price/Book Ratio 4.16
PEG 79.22
Revenue (TTM) $2.13B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth 15.7%
Profit Margin 12.76%

What are your thoughts on MTN?

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