The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), TETRA Technologies met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP loss per share dropped.
Margins grew across the board.
TETRA Technologies recorded revenue of $231.1 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $233.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $186.2 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 $0.21. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.18 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q4 were 250% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.06 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.05 for Q4 compared to -$0.33 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 14.1%, 730 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.8%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.7%, much better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $214.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $978.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.81.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 350 members out of 359 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 92 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 90 give TETRA Technologies a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TETRA Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $10.57.
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