Global Geophysical Services
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Global Geophysical Services missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Margins improved across the board.
Global Geophysical Services logged revenue of $96.1 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $102.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 25% higher than the prior-year quarter's $76.8 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 $0.19. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.11 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q1 were 125% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.08 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 36.9%, 860 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.7%, 670 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.0%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $115.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $489.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.90.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 34 members out of 38 rating the stock outperform, and four members rating it underperform. Among nine CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), seven give Global Geophysical Services 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 Global Geophysical Services is outperform, with an average price target of $15.25.
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