The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Fluor beat expectations on revenue and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins dropped across the board.
Fluor reported revenue of $7.13 billion. The 17 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $6.73 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 18% higher than the prior-year quarter's $6.03 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 $0.95. The 21 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.92 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.95 for Q2 were 1.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.94 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 4.5%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.0%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $6.97 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.97.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $27.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.76.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,267 members out of 1,301 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 247 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 238 give Fluor a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fluor is outperform, with an average price target of $73.00.
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