The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Exterran Holdings beat expectations on revenues and exceeded expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased slightly and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins improved across the board.
Exterran Holdings notched revenue of $626.5 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $591.6 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $618.5 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 -$0.43. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.50 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.09 for Q1 against -$0.48 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 30.5%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.2%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.9%, 580 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $667.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.27.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$1.00.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 127 members out of 140 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 47 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give Exterran Holdings a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Exterran Holdings is hold, with an average price target of $17.67.
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