Oil States International Earnings Preview

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Watch Oil States International's (NYS: OIS) earnings report to see if it can beat analyst expectations for the fifth consecutive quarter. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Monday, August 1. Oil States International, through its subsidiaries, is a provider of specialty products and services to oil and gas drilling and production companies throughout the world.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Oil States International, with 10 of 11 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Oil States International better than competitor Dril-Quip overall. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $793.8 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 33.5% from the year-ago quarter.
  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.18 per share. Estimates range from $1.14 to $1.23.

What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 97.7% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All Stars, with 95.6% giving it a rating of "outperform." Fools are bullish on Oil States International, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 98 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Oil States International's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

Management:
Oil States International's income has fallen year over year by an average of 5.1%.

Now let's look at how efficient management is at running the business. Traditionally, margins represent the efficiency with which companies capture portions of sales dollars. The following table shows gross, operating, and net margins over the past four quarters:

Quarter

Q1

Q4

Q3

Q2

Gross Margin

24.5%

21.1%

23.8%

21.0%

Operating Margin

12.5%

9.7%

12.0%

9.7%

Net Margin

8.2%

6.3%

7.9%

6.3%

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