The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Halliburton beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Halliburton logged revenue of $7.29 billion. The 24 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $7.05 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $7.06 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 $0.63. The 30 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.60 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.72 for Q4 were 27% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.98 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 13.5%, 770 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.5%, 670 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.2%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $6.86 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $29.23 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.98.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Halliburton is outperform, with an average price target of $43.03.
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