Earnings Whisper: Costco Wholesale (COST), Dave & Buster’s Entertainment (PLAY), Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (KKD), Sigma Designs (SIGM)

Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST) is set to announce its Q116 earnings after the market close on Tuesday, December 8. Analysts expect the co. to report earnings per share of $1.17 and revenue of $27.65 billion. That would be $0.56 lower the $1.73 per share posted last quarter and $0.05 higher the $1.12 posted in the Q115. Revenue is projected to be $1.37 billion higher than the $26.28 billion posted in the same period a year earlier. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $1.18 per share.

As a quick reminder, COST reported Q415 EPS of $1.73, $0.07 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $1.66.

Currently there are 17 analysts that rate COST a ‘Buy’, 12 rate it a ‘Hold’. No analyst rates it a ‘Sell’. COST has a median Wall Street price target of $165.50 with a high target of $200.00.

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (PLAY) is scheduled to report Q315 results after the market close today. The Street has consensus estimates of $0.03 in earnings per share and $185.39 million in revenue. In the Q3 of the previous year, Dallas Texas-based company posted ($0.06) in EPS and $163.5 million in revenue. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $0.05 per share.

As a quick reminder, PLAY reported Q215 EPS of $0.40, $0.17 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.23. PLAY is down $0.98 at $39.40.

Wall Street analysts are on average expecting Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (KKD) to post $133.47 million in sales during the quarter. This would show a 4.85% increase from the Q216 revenue of $127.3 million and an increase of 8.60% from the same period in Q315. EPS in Q316 are expected to come in at $0.20, a growth rate of 11.11% from $0.18 per share a year earlier. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of $0.21 per share.

As a quick reminder, KKD reported Q216 EPS of $0.15, $0.04 lower than the Street’s consensus estimate. Revs increased 5.64% yoy to $127.3 million versus the $131 million consensus. KKD shares have advanced 2.73% in the last 4 weeks and declined 20.09% in the past three months. Over the past 5 trading sessions the stock has gained 0.99%.

Sigma Designs, Inc. (SIGM) is scheduled to report Q316 results after the market close today. The Street has consensus estimates of $0.11 in earnings per share and $62.59 million in revenue. In the Q3 of the previous year, Milpitas California-based semiconductor posted $0.04 in EPS and $53.8 million in revenue.

As a quick reminder, SIGM reported Q216 EPS of $0.12, $0.06 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.06. Revs increased 35.75% on a year-over-year basis to $58.1 million versus the $55.69 million consensus. SIGM shares recently gained $0.05 to $8.70. The stock is up 80.38% year-over-year and has gained roughly 16.76% year-to-date.

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