SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (SEAS)

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a theme park and entertainment company in the United States. The company operates marine-life theme park under the SeaWorld brand in San Diego, Orlando, and San Antonio; Busch Gardens theme parks, which are family-oriented destinations with foreign geographic settings in Tampa and Williamsburg; and water parks under the Aquatica brand name in Orlando, San Antonio, and San Diego. It also operates Discovery Cove marine life theme park in Orlando; Water Country USA, family water park in Williamsburg; Sesame Place, a seasonal park in Langhorne; and Adventure Island, a water park in Tampa. In addition, the company operates its theme park under the Shamu and Sea Rescue brands.

SeaWorld recently announced it has appointed Gustavo “Gus” Antorcha as chief executive officer and board member, effective Feb. 18. In addition, Interim CEO John T. Reilly was named chief operating officer.  

Antorcha replaces Joel Manby, who was named CEO in 2015 and stepped down last year. Manby — previously president and CEO of Herschend Enterprises Inc., a large family-owned theme park and entertainment company — came on board as SeaWorld faced one of the most troublesome financial and overall performance storms in the theme park world. Despite many efforts, the company could not overcome a negative perception of its animal operations and faced dwindling revenue and attendance figures.

“SeaWorld has an irreplaceable portfolio of incredibly valuable assets and brands and provides guests with highly differentiated and inspiring experiences,” said Antorcha, who currently is chief operating officer of Carnival Cruise Lines, where he has worked for more than eight years. “The organization has an outstanding group of dedicated employees who, together, have a clear focus on improving execution, enhancing the guest experience and growing revenue, profitability and free cash flow. I look forward to working with this talented group to enhance and accelerate these efforts and to help realize the full potential of this business for all stakeholders.”

Annual EPS Growth – Companies with annual earnings growth of more than 20% are more likely to become leaders in up trending markets. While 20% Annual EPS growth is the minimum you should look for, don’t be afraid to seek even better results. Studies have shown that the greatest winners in the past 30 years had an average 30% annual EPS growth rate when they started their strong up trends. You also can look for three straight years of rising EPS growth, with an average of at least 25%. These performance results often imply that a company is growing fast even if the general economy is slowing down or even in recession.

The current Annual EPS Growth for Seaworld Entertainment Inc CO is 76.56% which is greater than the 30% average found is strong trending, fundamentally sound companies.

Quarterly EPS Growth – Outstanding earnings growth in the most recent quarters can be the single most important trait that identifies winners before they start their major price advances. Generally, the bigger the earnings growth, the better. Specifically, look for a company’s earnings per share up at least 25-30% vs. the year-ago level in the most recent quarter or two. Gains of 50%, 100% or more are typical of strong market leaders even before they make their huge price moves. There’s really nothing magic about this connection. Successful companies generate the strongest profit gains, regardless of the economic cycle. Even during periods when corporate profits are weak in general, you still find standouts that achieve massive earnings growth.

The current Quarterly EPS Growth for Seaworld Entertainment Inc CO is 232.35% which is greater than the 25% average found is strong trending stocks even during or before huge price moves.

Quarterly Sales growth – A company’s annual and quarterly rate of increase in revenues (sales). A measure of growth and success as long as it is accompanied by an equally strong rate of increase in earnings per share. You want to see both in a potential investment. A company’s quarterly EPS gain should be supported by an increase in revenue (sales) of at least 25% or at least by an acceleration in sales growth in the past few quarters. You also should watch out for earnings growth that comes amid falling sales. Companies with declining revenue often boost their EPS results through layoffs or other cost cuts, especially in an uncertain economic environment. But this isn’t a sustainable approach, and it’s definitely not as desirable as profit gains that come from higher revenue. Recent quarterly sales results are more critical when it comes to researching stocks.

The current Quarterly Sales Growth for Seaworld Entertainment Inc CO is 23.28% which is less than the 25% average found is strong trending stocks.

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