The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), GeoResources beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly, and GAAP earnings per share stayed the same.
Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, and net margins contracted.
GeoResources booked revenue of $41.1 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $37.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 52% higher than the prior-year quarter's $28.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.41. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.38 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.26 were the same as 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 78.5%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.6%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.5%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $41.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $184.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.96.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 486 members rating the stock outperform and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 68 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give GeoResources 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 GeoResources is outperform, with an average price target of $32.08.
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