Babcock & Wilcox
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Babcock & Wilcox missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded and GAAP earnings per share contracted.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins increased, net margins shrank.
Babcock & Wilcox reported revenue of $807.6 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see a top line of $826.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $707.6 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 $0.37. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.44 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.34 for Q3 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 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 23.3%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.9%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.0%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $864.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.31 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.78.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 89 members out of 91 rating the stock outperform, and two members rating it underperform. Among 20 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 20 give Babcock & Wilcox a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Babcock & Wilcox is outperform, with an average price target of $32.71.
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