Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Friday, December 7th. Analysts expect Vail Resorts to post earnings of ($2.44) per share for the quarter.

Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, September 28th. The company reported ($2.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($2.26) by $0.19. Vail Resorts had a return on equity of 14.43% and a net margin of 18.89%. The business had revenue of $211.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $211.60 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($1.43) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect Vail Resorts to post $8 EPS for the current fiscal year and $9 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Vail Resorts stock opened at $269.61 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.76. Vail Resorts has a 12-month low of $200.68 and a 12-month high of $302.76. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 42.86 and a beta of 0.53.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Macquarie cut Vail Resorts from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $300.00 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, September 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine cut Vail Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut Vail Resorts from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 26th. KeyCorp lifted their price target on Vail Resorts from $290.00 to $300.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 1st. Finally, Berenberg Bank upgraded Vail Resorts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $293.11.

In related news, EVP Kirsten A. Lynch sold 9,078 shares of Vail Resorts stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $263.06, for a total value of $2,388,058.68. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 34,641 shares in the company, valued at $9,112,661.46. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Peter A. Vaughn sold 400 shares of Vail Resorts stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $254.59, for a total value of $101,836.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Vail Resorts Company Profile

Vail Resorts, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates mountain resorts and urban ski areas in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Mountain, Lodging, and Real Estate. The Mountain segment operates 11 mountain resorts, including Vail Mountain, Breckenridge Ski, Keystone, and Beaver Creek resorts in Colorado; Park City resort in Utah; Heavenly Mountain, Northstar, and Kirkwood Mountain resorts in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; Stowe Mountain resort in Vermont; and Perisher in Australia, as well as 3 urban ski areas, such as Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, Afton Alps in Minnesota, and Mount Brighton in Michigan.

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