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Will These Numbers from Gulf Island Fabrication Be Good Enough for You?

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

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Checking expectations

Gulf Island Fabrication (Nasdaq: GIFI) 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 Gulf Island Fabrication's revenues will increase 10.9% and EPS will wane -57.4%.

The average estimate for revenue is $125.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Gulf Island Fabrication booked revenue of $129.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 46% higher than the prior-year quarter's $88.4 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 -$0.56. GAAP EPS were -$0.57 for Q4 compared to $0.12 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 -3.4%, 930 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -9.3%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -6.3%, 830 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $478.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.08.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 360 members out of 379 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 64 give Gulf Island Fabrication a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Gulf Island Fabrication is hold, with an average price target of $32.33.

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