SeaDrill (NYSE: SDRL ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 28. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict SeaDrill's revenues will grow 6.1% and EPS will turn positive
The average estimate for revenue is $1.12 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.58.
Last quarter, SeaDrill reported revenue of $1.09 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 billion.
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 $0.49. GAAP EPS of $0.40 for Q3 were 471% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 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 60.0%, 340 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 38.9%, 650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 17.9%, 1,440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.42 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.59.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 993 members out of 1,003 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 214 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 211 give SeaDrill 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 SeaDrill is hold, with an average price target of $42.86.
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