Booz Allen Hamilton Holding
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q3), Booz Allen Hamilton Holding missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins increased, net margins shrank.
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding reported revenue of $1.39 billion. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $1.43 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.44 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 $0.41. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.38 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.38 for Q3 were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 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 22.8%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.4%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.0%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.54 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.79 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.63.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 63 members out of 70 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 18 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 13 give Booz Allen Hamilton Holding a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Booz Allen Hamilton Holding is hold, with an average price target of $13.50.
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