Shares of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY), the restaurant and arcade chain, slipped in Tuesday’s after-hours session after the company saw it same-store sales miss estimates and drop 1.3% in its fiscal third quarter.
In its latest quarter, which ended on November 4, the Dallas-based company reported net income of $11.9 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, which zipped past Wall Street’s estimate of $0.24 per share.
Its revenue also came in ahead of the consensus estimate of $277.66 million, clocking in at $282.1 million.
But disappointed by the slowdown in same-store sales, a key indicator of profitability, investors sent Dave & Buster’s shares down 8.8% to $46.50 in Tuesday’s after-hours trading session.
The company attributed the plunge in same-store sales to a 0.7% decrease in sales from walk-in customers and a 6.9% drop in special events sales.
Food and beverage sales represented 42.1% of the company’s total revenues while amusements made up the remainder.
Before the end of the fiscal year, Dave & Buster’s is set to open 15 new stores and it will launch as many as 15 to 16 new locations in fiscal 2019.
Looking ahead, Dave & Buster’s expects full-year revenue to fall in the range of $1.24 billion to $1.25 billion.