Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH ) reported earnings on May 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Booz Allen Hamilton met expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
Booz Allen Hamilton booked revenue of $1.54 billion. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $1.55 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.49 billion.
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 $0.44. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.43 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.36 for Q4 were 157% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 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 24.6%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.3%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.48 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.91 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.67.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 49 members out of 51 rating the stock outperform, and two members rating it underperform. Among six CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), five give Booz Allen Hamilton a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Booz Allen Hamilton is hold, with an average price target of $20.00.
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