The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Exterran Partners beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased significantly. GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins expanded across the board.
Exterran Partners reported revenue of $102.3 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $100.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $83.3 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 $0.33. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.19 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q4 were 200% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q4 were 210% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 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 56.1%, 740 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 21.2%, 600 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.3%, 890 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $102.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $441.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.76.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 144 members out of 150 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 61 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 60 give Exterran Partners a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Exterran Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $27.07.
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