Party City (PRTY) Stock Plunges After a Spooky Halloween

  • Party City (PRTY) stock is taking a beating on poor third-quarter results.
  • The report included earnings per share and revenue below estimates.
  • The company also cut its guidance for 2022 yet again.
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Party City (NYSE:PRTY) stock isn’t doing so hot on Tuesday after posting results from its Halloween quarter.

Although the third quarter is typically a strong period for PRTY stock, the company reported an adjusted EPS loss of $1.39. That’s a massive disappointment next to Wall Street’s estimate of -10 cents per share for the period. It’s also a negative switch from the 2 cents per share reported in Q3 2021.

Also not helping PRTY stock is the company’s revenue of $502.2 million. Yet again, that failed to reach analysts’ average estimate of $514.9 million for the quarter. Revenue also decreased 1.6% year-over-year (YOY).

PRTY Stock: Party City Cuts Guidance Again

For the report, Party City’s forward outlook included a revenue range of between $2.14 billion and $2.19 billion for the full year of 2022. Investors aren’t excited about that, considering Wall Street’s full-year revenue estimate of $2.16 billion. That will have the company cutting it close at the midpoint of its range.

Party City noted that it also reduced guidance again as inflationary headwinds continue to affect the business. That’s despite the company’s latest results matching what it had expected for the quarter.

All of this news has PRTY stock experiencing heavy trading on Tuesday. As of this writing, more than 15 million shares have changed hands. That’s well above the daily average trading volume of 6.9 million shares.

PRTY stock is down 40.4% as of Tuesday morning and down about 85% since the start of the year.

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