Why Scientific Games Corporation Stock Soared

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What: Scientific Games, the technology product and service provider for gaming and lottery industries,saw its shares soar 36% today after the company reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenue.

So what: The Las Vegas-based company reported revenue and EPS of $737 million and a loss of $1.48, respectively, for the quarter. While analysts were expecting the Scientific Games' loss per share to be narrower -- at $1.20 -- its revenue was significantly higher than the consensus analyst estimate for about $630 million.

Scientific Games' fourth-quarter revenue highlights the company's significant growth, up 30.2% from the year-ago quarter.

Now what: While Scientific Games doesn't provide guidance, management said in its quarterly press release that its "innovation... is already driving our momentum into 2016."

Management continued:

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