The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Bristow Group beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins grew, operating margins expanded, net margins shrank.
Bristow Group booked revenue of $358.4 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $326.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $310.1 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 $1.22. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.00 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q4 were 53% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.83 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 30.4%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.7%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.0%, 600 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $360.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.05.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.42 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.19.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 237 members out of 245 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 66 give Bristow Group a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Bristow Group is hold, with an average price target of $52.80.
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