Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE: HLX ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. 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 Helix Energy Solutions Group's revenues will drop -13.0% and EPS will drop -50.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $344.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.33.
Last quarter, Helix Energy Solutions Group reported revenue of $336.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $372.5 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 $0.35. GAAP EPS of $0.14 for Q3 were 67% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.43 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 30.2%, 380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.8%, 1,100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 800 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.44 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.87.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 915 members out of 953 rating the stock outperform, and 38 members rating it underperform. Among 247 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 240 give Helix Energy Solutions Group a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Helix Energy Solutions Group is outperform, with an average price target of $21.50.
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