Bristow Group (NYSE: BRS) reported earnings on May 22. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Bristow Group beat expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.

Gross margins shrank, operating margins contracted, net margins grew.

Revenue details
Bristow Group chalked up revenue of $391.6 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $380.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $318.7 million.

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

EPS details
EPS came in at $1.01. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.02 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.01 for Q4 were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.22 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.11 for Q4 were 185% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 per share.

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

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 31.7%, 300 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.3%, 510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.3%, 580 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $393.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.00.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.58.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 226 members out of 236 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 66 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 63 give Bristow Group 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 Bristow Group is hold, with an average price target of $70.00.

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