The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Baker Hughes met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
Baker Hughes logged revenue of $5.22 billion. The 19 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $5.20 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $5.39 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 $0.48. The 28 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.61 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q4 were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.72 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 16.7%, 690 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.3%, 730 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $5.20 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.64.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $21.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.14.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,180 members out of 1,224 rating the stock outperform, and 44 members rating it underperform. Among 335 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 326 give Baker Hughes 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 Baker Hughes is outperform, with an average price target of $48.78.
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