Vantage Drilling (AMEX: VTG) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 15. 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 Vantage Drilling's revenues will wane -5.3% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $114.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.02.
Last quarter, Vantage Drilling tallied revenue of $111.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $93.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.01. GAAP EPS contracted to zero from the prior-year quarter's -$0.04.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 51.2%, 2,590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 34.1%, 540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.5%, 1,220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $463.0 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.05.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 183 members out of 195 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 49 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give Vantage Drilling 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 Vantage Drilling is outperform, with an average price target of $2.22.
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