The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict DryShips's revenues will wither -2.2% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $328.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.06.
Last quarter, DryShips recorded revenue of $319.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $247.5 million.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.10. GAAP EPS were -$0.30 for Q1 against -$0.12 per share for the prior-year quarter.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 46.7%, 810 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.5%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -36.5%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.38 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.24.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 2,872 members out of 3,230 rating the stock outperform, and 358 members rating it underperform. Among 488 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 397 give DryShips a green thumbs-up, and 91 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DryShips is hold, with an average price target of $2.32.
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