Penn National Gaming Inc Q1 Profit Drops, misses estimates

Penn National Gaming Inc (PENN) released earnings for first quarter that decreased from the same period last year and missed the Street estimates.

The company's bottom line totaled $51.7 million, or $0.29 per share. This compares with $91.0 million, or $0.55 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts on average had expected the company to earn $0.43 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 22.8% to $1.56 billion from $1.27 billion last year.

Penn National Gaming Inc earnings at a glance (GAAP) :

-Earnings (Q1): $51.7 Mln. vs. $91.0 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $0.29 vs. $0.55 last year.
-Analyst Estimates: $0.43
-Revenue (Q1): $1.56 Bln vs. $1.27 Bln last year.

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