RPC (NYSE: RES ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 24. 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 RPC's revenues will wane -6.8% and EPS will drop -35.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $468.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.
Last quarter, RPC logged revenue of $469.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $482.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.26. GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q4 were 24% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 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 40.5%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.3%, 620 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.8%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.89 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.99.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 464 members out of 488 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 124 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 119 give RPC a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on RPC is hold, with an average price target of $12.38.
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