After the market close on Thursday, the Las Vegas-based gaming company reported a loss of $1.48 per share, a wider loss than analysts' forecasts for a loss of $1.20 per share.
However, revenue of $737 million topped Wall Street's forecasts for revenue of $629.5 million. Gaming revenue climbed by about 55.5% year-over-year during the quarter, while lottery revenue fell by 6.1%.
"In the second half of 2015, we increased attributable EBITDA margin to 40 percent and reduced debt by $105 million," CFO Michael Quartieri said in a statement. "Moving forward, we will remain diligent in reviewing our operational practices to identify additional opportunities for continuous improvement and to drive shareholder value."
So far today, 2.77 million shares of Scientific Games have traded, compared to the company's 30-day average of 1.3 million shares.
Separately, recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
TheStreet Ratings rates this stock as a "sell" with a ratings score of D. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: SGMS