Willbros Group (NYSE: WG ) reported earnings on Nov. 8. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Willbros Group beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins shrank, net margins increased.
Willbros Group recorded revenue of $588.9 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $520.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $466.1 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 -$0.03. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.17 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.01 for Q3 versus -$2.34 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 1.3%, 950 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.3%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.1%, 2,400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $466.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.89 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.29.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 253 members out of 271 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 56 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 50 give Willbros Group a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Willbros Group is hold, with an average price target of $6.86.
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