The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Dresser-Rand Group beat expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
Dresser-Rand Group reported revenue of $766.4 million. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $734.0 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $661.8 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 $0.43. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.43 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.43 for Q1 were 39% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.31 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 22.4%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 8.5%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.3%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $859.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.74.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.54 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.38.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 245 members out of 256 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 71 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 70 give Dresser-Rand Group 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 Dresser-Rand Group is outperform, with an average price target of $68.08.
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