Newpark Resources (NYSE: NR ) reported earnings on Feb. 16. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Newpark Resources met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Newpark Resources chalked up revenue of $263.5 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $265.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 35% higher than the prior-year quarter's $194.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.22. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.22 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q4 were 38% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.16 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 22.2%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.9%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.3%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $270.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.95.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 367 members out of 378 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 123 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 123 give Newpark Resources a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Newpark Resources is outperform, with an average price target of $12.23.
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