Patterson-UTI Energy (Nasdaq: PTEN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Jan. 31. 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 Patterson-UTI Energy's revenues will wane -17.3% and EPS will contract -52.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $599.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.29.
Last quarter, Patterson-UTI Energy chalked up revenue of $643.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $673.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.39. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q3 were 38% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.53 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 38.3%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.4%, 470 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.9%, 430 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.67 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.78.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 792 members out of 842 rating the stock outperform, and 50 members rating it underperform. Among 211 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 197 give Patterson-UTI Energy a green thumbs-up, and 14 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Patterson-UTI Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $19.54.
Is Patterson-UTI Energy the right energy stock for you? Read about a handful of timely, profit-producing plays on expensive crude in "3 Stocks for $100 Oil." Click here for instant access to this free report.