SeaWorld (SEAS) Falls Despite Beating Analyst Estimates

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- SeaWorld Entertainment SEAS was falling 0.4% to $31.40 in after-hours trading despite beating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue.

For the fourth quarter the company posted a loss of 13 cents a share. That's one cent better than analysts' estimates of a loss of 14 cents a share for the quarter. SeaWorld posted revenue of $272 million for the quarter. Analysts expected revenue of $271.4 million in the fourth quarter.

Looking to the full-year 2014 SeaWorld expects revenue of between $1.49 billion and $1.52 billion. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect revenue of $1.53 billion for the year.

"Driven by record fourth quarter total attendance at our SeaWorld-branded parks in Orlando, San Diego, and San Antonio, I am pleased to report our third consecutive year of record revenue and Adjusted EBITDA," Jim Atchison, president and CEO of SeaWorld said in a press release. "We ended the year with Adjusted EBITDA of $439.1 million, at the high end of our previously provided guidance range. We are pleased to deliver on the financial and operating commitments we made in our first year as a public company. Delivering these results in a challenging operating environment is a testament to the strength of our brands, company, management team and, most importantly, our team members."

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