The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), TETRA Technologies missed slightly on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins grew, net margins expanded.
TETRA Technologies logged revenue of $234.0 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted net sales of $238.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $201.4 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 $0.18. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.21 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.10 for Q3 were 400% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.02 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 21.7%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.1%, 300 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $228.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.15.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $868.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.58.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 346 members out of 355 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 93 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 91 give TETRA Technologies 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 TETRA Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $10.71.
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