Jacobs Engineering Group
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 28 (Q1), Jacobs Engineering Group missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Gross margins dropped, operating margins grew, net margins grew.
Jacobs Engineering Group notched revenue of $2.76 billion. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for sales of $2.84 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.63 billion.
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 $0.76. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.76 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.76 for Q1 were 8.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.70 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 15.8%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.8%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.6%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.97 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.81.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $12.01 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.31.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 967 members out of 990 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 237 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 230 give Jacobs Engineering Group 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 Jacobs Engineering Group is outperform, with an average price target of $50.00.
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