Why has Village Roadshow’s Share Price Dropped by Over 12% Today?

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Village Roadshow Limited’s [ASX: VRL] share price has fallen by 12.70% today, following the release of a trading update.

Shares are currently trading at $2.75, down from $3.15 yesterday.

Why has the share price fallen?

The fallen share price reflects the decrease in expected earnings for FY18, revealed in today’s trading update.

The company has stated that due to challenging trading conditions experienced in both their Theme Parks and Cinema Exhibitions, they expect net profit after tax to be within a range of a $10 million loss to break even.

Village stated that the forecast downgrade was a result of their Theme Parks on the Gold Coast experiencing low attendance throughout the Commonwealth Games, as well as a wet March. Along with the Cinema Exhibition division facing a slow start to the financial year.

What’s next for Village Roadshows?

Moving forward, things are looking positive for Village Roadshows.

Village expect that the Theme Parks will benefit in the long term from the highly visible media coverage of the Commonwealth Games, which will generate tourism growth into the region.

Along with the Cinema Exhbition division to recover partially in the remainder of FY18, as major releases such as the latest Avengers and Star Wars sequels, Deadpool 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom are all scheduled to be released in the last quarter.

Regards,

Danielle Rawlings,
For Money Morning

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