Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS) reported earnings on Nov. 7. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q2), Bristow Group beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.

Gross margins shrank, operating margins dropped, net margins expanded.

Revenue details
Bristow Group reported revenue of $365.8 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $348.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $297.1 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.80. The five earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.83 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.82 for Q2 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.07 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 28.1%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 11.4%, 290 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.1%, 720 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $355.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.94.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.38 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.60.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 229 members out of 240 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 64 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 62 give Bristow Group 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 Bristow Group is hold, with an average price target of $52.50.

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