Brokerages Anticipate Vista Outdoor (VSTO) to Post -$0.14 Earnings Per Share

Wall Street analysts expect Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) to announce ($0.14) earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have issued estimates for Vista Outdoor’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.11) and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.18). Vista Outdoor reported earnings per share of $0.03 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 566.7%. The company is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report before the market opens on Tuesday, May 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Vista Outdoor will report full year earnings of $0.58 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.54 to $0.62. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $0.91 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.61 to $1.05. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Vista Outdoor.

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Vista Outdoor (NYSE:VSTO) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.06. Vista Outdoor had a positive return on equity of 3.45% and a negative net margin of 1.88%. The firm had revenue of $581.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $566.98 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.62 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 11.1% on a year-over-year basis.

VSTO has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Vista Outdoor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. ValuEngine downgraded Vista Outdoor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Roth Capital restated a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 price target on shares of Vista Outdoor in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, DA Davidson lifted their price objective on Vista Outdoor to $17.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.79.

Shares of NYSE:VSTO opened at $17.90 on Friday. Vista Outdoor has a 1 year low of $12.35 and a 1 year high of $25.07. The stock has a market cap of $1,025.80, a P/E ratio of 9.42, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.97 and a beta of -0.40. The company has a current ratio of 3.13, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. RiverGlades Family Offices LLC bought a new stake in Vista Outdoor during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $156,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. boosted its position in Vista Outdoor by 42.8% during the 4th quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 11,412 shares of the company’s stock valued at $166,000 after acquiring an additional 3,421 shares in the last quarter. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in Vista Outdoor during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $167,000. Two Sigma Investments LP bought a new stake in Vista Outdoor during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $234,000. Finally, Schroder Investment Management Group bought a new stake in Vista Outdoor during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $277,000.

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Vista Outdoor Company Profile

Vista Outdoor Inc designs, manufactures, and markets consumer products for outdoor sports and recreation markets worldwide. The company's Shooting Sports segment designs, develops, produces, and sources ammunition and firearms, such as centerfire ammunition, rimfire ammunition, shotshell ammunition, and reloading components for the hunting and sport shooting enthusiast markets, local law enforcement, the United States government, and international markets under the American Eagle, Blazer, CCI, Estate Cartridge, Federal Premium, Force on Force, Fusion, Independence, Savage Arms, Savage Range Systems, Speer, and Stevens brands.

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