NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) - Get Report are lower by 0.97% to $19.48 on Wednesday morning, one day before the theme park company releases its latest quarterly financial report.

SeaWorld Entertainment will announce its 2015 fourth quarter earnings before the market open on Thursday morning.

Analysts are expecting SeaWorld, an entertainment company that specializes in the display of marine mammals and other aquatic creatures, to post a net loss for the most recent quarter, narrower than what was reported last year.

Revenue is anticipated to rise slightly by 1.2% year over year.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are expecting the company to report a loss of 10 cents per share on revenue of $267.73 million for the three month period ended in December.

SeaWorld reported a loss of 21 cents per diluted share on an adjusted basis for the 2014 fourth quarter. Revenue for the year ago quarter was $264.5 million.

Investors will be keeping an eye on SeaWorld's attendance numbers. The company has been struggling to keep its park-goers following allegations it mistreats the animals in its care.

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings has set a "hold" rating and a score of C- on SeaWorld Entertainment stock. The primary factors that have impacted the rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks.

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, TheStreet Ratings also finds weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and a decline in the stock price during the past year.

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.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: SEAS

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