The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 30 (Q1), Tetra Tech missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew slightly and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins expanded across the board.
Tetra Tech reported revenue of $497.2 million. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $521.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 1.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $492.1 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 $0.41. The 13 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.41 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.41 for Q1 were 14% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 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 17.7%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.4%, 110 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.3%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $525.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.41.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $2.22 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.91.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 398 members out of 409 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 98 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 96 give Tetra Tech 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 Tetra Tech is outperform, with an average price target of $32.10.
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