The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Heckmann's revenues will grow 101.6% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $96.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.02.
Last quarter, Heckmann booked revenue of $90.8 million. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $39.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.07. GAAP EPS of $0.07 for Q2 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 preceding quarter, gross margin was 16.6%, 920 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.7%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.8%, 1,130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $350.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.02.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 502 members out of 518 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 107 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 100 give Heckmann a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Heckmann is hold, with an average price target of $5.31.
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