Golden Entertainment, Inc. (GDEN), a company that owns and operates a diversified entertainment platform, has soared 9.03% in aftermarket session. Consequently, GDEN was changing hands at $561.3 when last checked. During Friday’s regular trading session, the stock gained a nominal increase of 1.28% and ended the day at $51.48. The surge in aftermarket could be attributed to the company’s joining of S&P SmallCap 600.
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Changes in Index
On Friday, S&P announced several changes in the indexes. The changes were to become effective on the 2nd of March 2022, Golden Entertainment (GDEN) was set to replace Range Resources in S&P SmallCap 600. Range Resources would replace Molina Healthcare in the S&P MidCap 400. Molina Healthcare Inc. in turn was to replace IHS Markit Ltd in the S&P 500 index.
Q4 and FY 2021 Results
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On the 17th of February, GDEN announced the results for Q4 and FY 2021. The company generated revenue of $282 million during Q4 2021, an increase of 37% versus Q4 2020. The net income for Q4 2021 was $19.1 million (or $0.59 per diluted share) compared to a net loss of $18.5 million (or $0.66 per diluted share). The revenues generated during FY 2021 were $1.1 billion, an increase of 58% compared to FY 2020. The adjusted EBITDA for FY 2021 was $291.7 million, an increase of 165% versus FY 2020.
Comments from GDEN CEO
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GDEN, Blake Sartini, commented that the tremendous results depict that the company has been successful in navigating the challenges its operations faced throughout the year 2021. The current performance of the company positions it for refinancing the debts as well as accelerating the returning capital to stakeholders.
What’s in Store for GDEN?
Analysts believe that even though GDEN stock holds several positive indicators at this point, they could not be considered enough for making the stock a buy candidate. Hence, currently, the stock should be considered a hold candidate while waiting for further developments.