Will These Numbers From Heckmann Be Good Enough for You?

Heckmann (NYSE: HEK  ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 6. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Heckmann's revenue will improve 110.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $98.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.02.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Heckmann logged revenue of $55.0 million. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $18.2 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at -$0.03. GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q1 compared to $0.00 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 12.7%, 1,150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -2.1%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -7.0%, 900 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $373.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.07.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 455 members out of 470 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 89 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 81 give Heckmann a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Heckmann is outperform, with an average price target of $6.58.

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