Posted Wednesday, May 4, 2011 12:14 PM | Contributed by Jeff
It's forgivable to have slept through this morning's Six Flags earnings report. The first three months are historically forgettable. Most of the regional amusement park operators' attractions are closed. A chunky loss is a given. The chain generates roughly 6% of the more than $1 billion it will ultimately generate in revenue this year. However, Six Flags has become fiscally relevant since emerging from bankruptcy last year. The first quarter provides a glimpse into trends that may play out over the course of the year when the stakes -- and turnstile clicks -- are higher.
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As financially irresponsible it was, I do miss the Six Flags coaster building boom of the late 90's and early 2000's.
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