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Are You Expecting This from Superior Energy Services?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:44PM

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Checking expectations

Superior Energy Services (NYSE: SPN) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Superior Energy Services's revenues will grow 18.4% and EPS will drop -43.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.14 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.40.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Superior Energy Services recorded revenue of $1.18 billion. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $562.4 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.49. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q4 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 38.7%, 910 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.3%, 580 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.5%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.86 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.16.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 844 members out of 855 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 157 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 153 give Superior Energy Services a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Superior Energy Services is outperform, with an average price target of $27.12.

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