RPC (NYSE: RES ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 23. 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 RPC's revenues will wither -5.2% and EPS will shrink -29.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $457.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.
Last quarter, RPC recorded revenue of $472.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $502.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.30. GAAP EPS of $0.30 for Q3 were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 42.6%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.0%, 560 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.0%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.93 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.25.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 467 members out of 491 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 146 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 140 give RPC 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 RPC is hold, with an average price target of $12.08.
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