C&J Energy Services
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), C&J Energy Services met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
C&J Energy Services logged revenue of $286.3 million. The seven analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $284.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $220.1 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 $0.65. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.68 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.56 for Q4 were 44% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.00 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 36.7%, 670 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.3%, 1,720 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.6%, 1,370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $301.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.70.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.91.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 214 members out of 219 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 65 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 63 give C&J Energy Services 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 C&J Energy Services is outperform, with an average price target of $24.29.
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