Vail Resorts (MTN) stock: still going strong

12:04 pm ET, 26 Sep 2018

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) shares are trading at 289.49, up 0.17%.  The company is announcing its quarterly earnings results on Friday before the market opens.  What's driving MTN stock price? What's MTN stock price forecast?

Vail Resorts operates mountain resorts and urban ski areas. Lately, the stock has performed well and has yielded a return of 22% in the past year. Vail recently purchased Stevens Pass Resort in Washington from Ski Resort Holdings for $64 million.

Investors are bullish about the company because it's perceived to be making the right acquisitions (at the right price), in an attempt to grow its revenue and scale. On the other hand, bearish investors are worried about Vail's high valuation. The last quarter’s revenue rose 6.3% to $844.5 million and earnings per share came at $6.17 compared to $4.40 for the same period last year.

The fourth-quarter results will be released before market open on September 28, 2018. Analysts expect the company to report a loss of $2.21 per share on revenue of $213.33 million.

What is the sentiment towards the MTN stock? Our technical analysis shows that:

  • The stock short-term sentiment (next 30 days) is trending positive;
  • The mid-term sentiment (3-6 months) is trending positive;
  • The long-term sentiment (9-12 months) is trending positive. 

Over the last month, Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) returned -1.68%.

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) forward P/E ratio is 35.83, and it's high compared to its industry peers' P/E ratios.

Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) average analyst price target ($302.13) is 4.23% above its current price ($289.87).

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Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN) Stock Guide

Updated at: 6:51 am ET, 18 Sep 2020

Before we start: if you're looking for MTN stock price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "MTN quote". If you're looking for a quick scoop on MTN stock (chart, price target, market cap, news and buy or sell analysis), go to Finny and look for "MTN". You'll get all this info in one place. Or you can just type "MTN news" to get the latest stock news.

Looking to buy or sell Vail Resorts, Inc. (MTN)? Interested in getting the full scoop on MTN, including earnings and dividends, stock forecast, buy or sell analysis and key stats? If so, you came to the right place.

In this MTN stock guide, we'll address key questions about MTN, above and beyond what you can find on Yahoo Finance, Zacks, MarketWatch or Morningstar.

Here is what you'll be able to find in this guide:

Earnings and Dividends: earnings, earnings date, dividend rate and dividend yield;
Analyst Predictions: stock forecast and analyst ratings;
Analysis: Finny Score and buy or sell analysis;
Key Stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio, industry, sector, and number of employees.

And here is the list of questions we'll answer:
1. What are MTN earnings?
2. What is MTN stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?
3. MTN buy or sell? What is MTN Finny Score?
4. What are the reasons to buy MTN? Why should I buy MTN stock?
5. What are the reasons to sell MTN? Why should I sell MTN stock?
6. What are MTN key stats: revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

So let's start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Earnings and Dividends

1. What are MTN earnings?

MTN trailing 12-month earnings per share (EPS) is $3.98.

Analyst Predictions

2. What is MTN stock forecast (i.e., prediction)?

Based on MTN analyst price targets, MTN stock forecast is $209.45 (for a year from now). That means the average analyst price target for MTN stock is $209.45. The prediction is based on 8 analyst estimates.

The low price target for MTN is $175.00, while the high price target is $250.00.

MTN analyst rating is Buy.

Analysis

3. MTN buy or sell? What is MTN Finny Score?

#{finnyScore:40}Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 6 reasons to sell MTN, resulting in Finny Score of 40.

4. What are the reasons to buy MTN? Why should I buy MTN stock?

Here are the reasons to buy MTN stock:

5. What are the reasons to sell MTN? Why should I sell MTN stock?

Let's look at the reasons to sell MTN stock (i.e., the bear case):

  • MTN stock price ($219.27) is close to the 52-week high ($226.72). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See MTN price chart.
  • MTN quarterly revenue growth was -27.50%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (1.51% and 0.78%, respectively). See MTN revenue growth chart.
  • MTN average analyst price target ($209.45) is below its current price ($219.27). See MTN price target chart.
  • MTN short share of float is 7.31%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See MTN short share of float chart.
  • MTN short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 5.73. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See MTN short interest ratio chart.
  • MTN Enterprise Value/Revenue multiple is 5.23, which is high compared to its industry peers’ Enterprise Value/Revenue multiples. See MTN Enterprise Value/Revenue chart.

Key Stats

6. What are MTN key stats : revenue, market cap, revenue growth, profit margin, P/E ratio, P/B ratio industry, sector, and number of employees?

Let's look at the key statistics for MTN:

Metrics MTN
Price $214.20
Average Price Target / Upside $209.45 / -2.22%
Average Analyst Rating Buy
Forward Dividend Yield 0.00%
Industry Resorts & Casinos
Sector Consumer Cyclical
Number of Employees 33,800
Market Cap $8.85B
Forward P/E Ratio 44.41
Price/Book Ratio 4.15
Revenue (TTM) $2.13B
YoY Quarterly Revenue Growth -27.50%
Profit Margin 7.65%

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