The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Dresser-Rand Group crushed expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins expanded, net margins improved.
Dresser-Rand Group recorded revenue of $661.8 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $494.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 87% higher than the prior-year quarter's $354.2 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 $0.31. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.24 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q1 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.00 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 21.9%, 650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.8%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.6%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $719.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.66.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.93 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.82.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 243 members out of 251 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 70 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 70 give Dresser-Rand Group a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dresser-Rand Group is outperform, with an average price target of $60.67.
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