Superior Energy Services (NYSE: SPN ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 26. 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 Superior Energy Services's revenues will expand 96.9% and EPS will shrink -26.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.14 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.49.
Last quarter, Superior Energy Services logged revenue of $1.18 billion. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $537.0 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 $0.60. GAAP EPS of $0.59 for Q3 were 19% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.73 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 39.9%, 700 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.2%, 270 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.0%, 310 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.54 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.57.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 845 members out of 856 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 181 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 178 give Superior Energy Services 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 Superior Energy Services is outperform, with an average price target of $28.41.
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