Why Shares of Viad Corp. Plunged Today

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What: Shares ofViad Corp. fell as much as 12% today after thetravel and event coordinatorannounced fourth-quarter financial results.

So what: Quarterly revenue rose 11% to $223.2 million, easily topping the $219.6 million in revenue that analysts expected. But net loss from continuing operations reached $7.4 million, or $0.37 per share, much worse than the $0.24-per-share loss investors had anticipated.

Now what:Management does not expect much improvement in 2015, which is another thing investors are considering today. Guidance is for flat revenue for the year; EBITDA, meanwhile, is expected to grow only from $90.5 million to a range of $90 million-$94 million. This slow growth leaves little to get excited about today. Also, with shares still trading at 16 times forward earnings even after the drop, I am not going to jump into this stock.

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