The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), Bristow Group beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins increased, net margins expanded.
Bristow Group logged revenue of $388.5 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $359.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $296.7 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 $1.17. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.87 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.00 for Q3 were 43% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 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 32.0%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 14.9%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.4%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $381.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.02.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.44 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.65.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 224 members out of 235 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 74 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 71 give Bristow Group a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bristow Group is hold, with an average price target of $57.80.
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