It's Showtime for Newpark Resources

Checking expectations

Seth Jayson
Seth Jayson
Apr 23, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Newpark Resources (NYSE: NR) 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 Newpark Resources's revenues will grow 6.3% and EPS will expand 6.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $278.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Newpark Resources reported revenue of $270.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $263.5 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 $0.17. GAAP EPS of $0.12 for Q4 were 45% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 18.7%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.7%, 360 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 420 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead


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The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.15 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.78.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 380 members out of 391 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 95 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 95 give Newpark Resources a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Newpark Resources is outperform, with an average price target of $9.30.

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